First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

August 9, 2020





First 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






Welcome to our Online Worship.   The theme for today is "Look Up!"  The scripture is Psalm 123.  "I will lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven."   The psalmist is experiencing difficult times and is seeking God's grace and mercy, so he looks up.  As we worship today, may we look up to the God who is looking down watching over us.  May God be blessed by our worship.

Call to Worship

Lord I Lift Your Name on High

Opening Prayer

O Lord, our God, you are worthy of all our praise. You are the God who never fails to keep his promises.  You are the God who lifts up those who are weighed down. You are the God who provides generously for all our need.  You are the God of love, grace and mercy.  Inhabit our praises as we worship you today, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

His Mercy Is More


Look Up!
Psalm 123

Have Mercy Upon Us

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Have Mercy on Me

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy.
Lord Jesus Christ
Lord Jesus.

The Lord Is My Salvation


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.