First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

April 19 2020





F irst Baptist Church  

1001 Bedford Avenue

Altavista, Va  24517


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Church Staff




Dr. Michael S. Lee 


Director of Music

Donna Rosser


Parish Nurse

Alice Bond 


Administrative Assistant

Donna Ruff 



2020 Diaconate


Terry Finch, Chair

Larry Carroll

Bob Childress

Jim Funderburk

Melody Jennings

Anne Jones

Jorhn Jordan

Anita Phillips

Ozelle  Shelton

David Shreve

Debbie Thurman

Nancy Wilkerson


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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Call to Worship

Robin Mark - Days of Elijah (Official Lyric Video)

Opening Prayer

O God, stir in me heart today a holy expectancy so I will be ready to and open to hear your voice as I worship you today.  May my spirit be open the calling of your  Spirit, that in listening for you I might hear you, that in waiting for you I might meet you, and that in meeting you I might follow you.  In the name of Jesus the Christ, I pray.  Amen.

Better Days

Hezekiah Walker New Video


In the Meantime
Jeremiah 29:1-14

Redeeming the Time

I Know the Plans 

I Know The Plans (Audrey's Song) - Damaris Carbaugh

Giving of Tithes and Offerings


O God, look upon us gently for waiting is not our forte.  We like moving ahead, fixing what is wrong, planning what is next, diagnosing the problem, cramming more into a day.  

But waiting . . . waiting for the light to shine, waiting for a wound to heal, waiting for a vaccine, nothing in all the world is more difficult than waiting.

So, in your mercy, Lord, wait with us.  Be our very present help in waiting.  Heal our frenzied souls, calm our fears, comfort and strengthen all of us who at this very minute are with every anxious breath and thought waiting for an end to this disease that has ravaged our nation and our world.

Transform our "in the meantime" into your time, while we wait with each other and pray with each other into hope that is surrounded by your presence even in the darkness, especially in the darkness.

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we pray.  Amen.

One Day

Cochren & Co - One Day (Lyrics)


May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have the strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with the goodness of God.

All the People Said "Amen"

All The People Said Amen, Matt Maher (Lyrics)

Lenten Devotional
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Our Core Practices


Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.  Yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.