First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World


October 18, 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 "A Life of Blessing."  The scripture is Psalm 134.  The psalmist offers an invitation and a command.  "Come, bless the Lord!"  This is a call to worship.  We are to bless God with our whole beings, body, mind and spirit.  In turn, the psalmist says, "May the Lord bless you."  May the  Lord be blessed today as we worship and may we receive a blessing.

Call to Worship



Opening Prayer

O God, you have, indeed, done great things.  May you be blessed today by our worship.  May we bless you with all of who we are, our bodies, our minds and our spirits.  Bless us, O Lord, by revealing yourself to us in a fresh and mighty way.   Change us, transform us, and mold us into the people you call us to be.  In the name of Jesus, we pray.  Amen.

Blessed Be the Lord, God Almighty



Message

A Life of Blessing
Psalm 134



Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing



Giving of Tithes and Offerings




Morning Prayer

O God, when we are carrying heavy loads, give us rest.
When we are exhausted from the daily grind, give us rest.
When we feel stressed from from the pandemic, give us rest.
When we grieve for ourselves and for others, give us rest.
When we think we can't go on, give us rest.
When we feel tired from being alone or feeling alone, give us rest.
When we feel far away from you, give us rest.
When we feel heavy with hopelessness, give us rest.

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Come to me. Get away with me and you will recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me.  Watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."---Jesus


Holy, Holy, Holy


Benediction

The Lord bless you and keep you;  The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you;  The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.








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.