First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

May 3, 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, May 3, 2020


Welcome to our Online Worship!  The theme of worship today is "practice resurrection."    Our scripture lesson is from the gospel of John 20:19-29.  The disciples are on "lock down."  They are behind closed doors, fearful and afraid for their lives and their future.  They don't know what awaits them.  Then Jesus appears out of nowhere and gives them his blessing and breathes the Holy Spirit on them.  They have been empowered to "practice resurrection."  

This worship includes the observance of the Lord's Supper. The  video will lead you through it, just like our regular observance when we are gathered together.   Please have some bread and juice available to receive the presence of Christ.  May God be blessed and may He bless you as you worship him today.   

Call to Worship

I Worship You, Almighty God There is none like you Sondra Corbett with Lyrics YouTube

Opening Prayer

Almighty God, indeed there is none like you.  So I come to worship you today with all of who I am, my heart, my mind, my soul and my body.  May you be lifted up and exalted and blessed for you are deserving of all praise and adoration.  Speak to me, O God, that I might hear you and experience you and respond in loving obedience.  In the name of Jesus, I pray.  Amen.  

Come Thou Fount
(Above All Else)

Shane & Shane: Come Thou Fount (Above All Else)


Practice Resurrection
John 20:19-29

Practice Resurrection

He's Alive 

Don Francisco - He's Alive (Live)

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Table of Grace

Table of Grace

The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper

Blest Be the Tie

Blest be the tie that binds, our hearts in Christian love, the fellowship of kindred minds, is like to that above.  Amen.

Thank You

The Katinas - Thank You [Live]

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.