First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

August 30, 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 "O the Joy!"  The scripture is Psalm 126.  The psalmist writes that when the Lord restored their fortunes, it was like a dream come true and "our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy."  As we worship today, may our hearts be filled with joy as we express our praise and devotion to God.

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

O Lord, as I worship you today, fill me your joy.  Make my joy complete.  You are my joy.  May my worship of you today be an expression of the love and adoration I have in my heart for you.  May the mighty clouds of joy come rolling in.  Amen.


Psalm 126


O the Joy!
Psalm 126

Joyful, Joyful

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

My Joy


Now, may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  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.