First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

September 6, 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 "Unless the Lord Builds the House."  The scripture is Psalm 127.  This psalm is about work, God's work, which makes it the perfect psalm for this Labor Day Weekend.  God is always working in his world and in our lives.  Do you depend upon him to guide you in all you do?  The psalmist unless you depend upon God for your provision and protection, it is all in vain.  May the Lord be high and lifted up as we worship Him today.

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

O Lord, you are a gracious God, compassionate, and abounding with mercy.  As I worship you today, please reveal yourself to me through the music, the prayers and the message.  May I hear your still small voice speaking to me.  May your Holy Spirit work in me to bring about your will in my life and this world, my Lord and my Redeemer.  Amen.


Waymaker | Michael W. Smith | Radio Version


Unless the Lord Build the House
Psalm 127

Unless the Lord Build the House

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Labor Day Prayer

God Is Working


Now, be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through 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.