First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

April 26, 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


Online Giving




Sunday, April 26, 2020

Call to Worship

My Life Is In You, Lord __With Lyrics

Opening Prayer

O God, you are my hope.  You are my strength.  You are my life.  As I worship you today, fill me with your Spirit.  May your name be glorified in the songs, the prayers, and the proclamation of your word.  Renew my vision of the Risen Christ and the hope He gives for this life and the next.   Strengthen my commitment to you and deepen my faith in you.  Hear my prayer, O Lord, for I offer it in the name of Jesus, the Solid Rock.  Amen.

The Solid Rock

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less Worship Video


Prisoners of Hope
Zechariah 9:16

Prisoners of Hope

A Prisoner of Hope 

Gaither Vocal Band - Prisoner of Hope

Giving of Tithes and Offerings


Come, Lord Jesus, come.
Come into my world and into my life.  
Come and soften my fears.  
Come and untangle the knots of my anxiety.  

Come and quiet my trembling and  calm my fears.  
Come and wipe the tears from my eyes.  
Come and ease the pain in my body and soul.  
Come and gather the broken pieces of my spirit.

Come and give me assurance when I am disappointed.  
Come and nurse my hurts.  
Come and pry me off dead center.  
Come and steady me when I stumble.  

Come and give light in the darkness.  
Come and give company for the lonely.   
Come and still those who are frantic.  
Come and give strength for the weary. 

Come and give a bright hope for tomorrow.  
Come, Lord Jesus, come.

Adapted from Prayers & Litanies
Sharlande Sledge

Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Selah -


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. Amen.

Whom Shall I Fear

Whom Shall I Fear (The God of Angel Armies)

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.