First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

April 12 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 12, 2020

Call to Worship

Alleluia!   Christ is risen.  He is risen, indeed.  Alleluia!  Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus  Christ.  He has given us new life and new hope.  He has raised Jesus from the dead.  God has claimed us as his own.  He has brought life out of darkness.  He has made light to the world.  Alleluia!  Christ is risen.  He is risen, indeed.  Alleluia!

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Christ the Lord is Risen Today - with Lyrics

Opening Prayer

O Living Lord, on the first Easter Sunday you stood in the midst of your disciples as the conqueror of sin and death and spoke to them of your peace.  Come, O Lord, today, in your risen power and  make me glad with your presence.  Breathe your Holy Spirit into my heart that I may be strong to serve you and to share the good news that Christ is risen, for the glory of your great name.  Amen.

Christ Arose!

Christ Arose! (Low in the Grave He Lay)


While It Was Still Dark
John 20:1-18

While It Was Still Dark

See What a Morning

See What a Morning - Kristyn Getty, Margaret Becker, Joanne Hogg

Giving of Tithes and Offerings


God of creation,
creating anew,
the silence is broken.

With the women in the garden
we catch our breath,
wipe our tears,
and try to articulate our experience with you.

What words can describe 
shadows fleeing from the tomb?
How can we tell of the morning 
the word turned upside down?
No mortal words will do.

Still we must spread the good news:
Christs is risen!

Our knees are weak from running;
our voices tremble
on the edge of fearful joy.
Our eyes have seen the glory
of the Lord loosed upon the world!

May every breath we take,
every word we utter,
everything we do,
give witness to the truth:
Christ is risen!  Christ is risen, indeed!

I Have Seen the Lord

I Have Seen the Lord - John Finch | Series 1


May the Christ who reigned triumphantly on that first Easter Day reign triumphantly in my heart from this day forth, and may I honor him with the very substance of my life, now and forever, in the name of the Father,  Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Because He Lives  (Amen)

Because He Lives (Amen) | West Coast Choir

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.