First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World


July 19, 2020

FBC  

 

Address

 

F irst Baptist Church  

1001 Bedford Avenue

Altavista, Va  24517

 

Phone Number

 

434-369-5837

 

Website

 

fbcaltavista.org

 

 

Church Staff

 

 

Pastor

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

 

 

 

   


Welcome

Welcome to our Online Worship.   The theme of our worship today is "Pursuing Peace."   The message today is the first in a series of messages of the Psalms of Ascents.  These psalms were sung by Hebrew pilgrims as they were going up to Jerusalem to worship at the temple.  Today's scripture is Psalm 120, which begins with a powerful statement of faith---"I was in distress and I called upon the Lord and He answered me."   May God be blessed as we worship Him today in spirit and in truth.  

Call to Worship



Opening Prayer

O God, you are our Hope and our Deliverer.  You do not grow faint.  You do not grow weary.  You are everlasting to everlasting.  So we come before you and wait upon you with hearts full of faith and gratitude asking that you receive our worship.  We desire to lift your name up in praise and adoration for you are worthy of our worship.  We offer it out of love and devotion to you.  May your name be lifted up and yours be the glory in heaven and on earth.  Amen.


To God Be the Glory



Message

Pursuing Peace
Psalm 120




Lord, From Sorrows Deep I Call



Giving of Tithes and Offerings




Serenity Prayer



Taste and See


Benediction

Now, rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.  The Lord is at hand.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.   Amen and Amen.





Our Core Practices



Fish

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.