First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

November 8, 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 title of my message for today is "Crossing the Threshold."   The scriptures is from Mark 4:35-41.  It is the account of Jesus and the disciples crossing to the "other side" of the Sea of Galilee when a violent storm threatens them.  They are afraid until they awaken Jesus and he calms the storm.  All of us are traveling on a journey of faith that requires us to "cross thresholds" to get to the "other side."   We need to trust in Christ to calm our hearts and minds when the storms of life come.  May God be blessed as we worship him today.

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

O God, grant us your peace as we worship you today.  Calm our hearts and our minds and help us to be still before you.  Help us to focus upon you and you alone.  Guide our worship so we might see you and hear you and respond to you in love and devotion and obedience.  You are our God and we are your people.  Receive our worship of you for we come in name of Jesus of Nazareth.  Amen.

I Stand Amazed in the Presence


Crossing the Threshold
Mark 4:35-41



Be Still My Soul


Now, be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And 
may the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Amen and Amen.

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.