First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World


November 8, 2020

FBC  

 

Address

 

First 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 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


Message

Crossing the Threshold
Mark 4:35-41



Still



 



Be Still My Soul


Benediction

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



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.