First Baptist Church of Altavista

A Christ Centered Community Making Disciples to Transform the World

August 16, 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 "God On Our Side."  The scripture is Psalm 124.  This is a psalm of David.  Obviously, he has been facing some troubles and he has had to depend upon God for his safety and salvation.  What would have happened if God had not been "on his side?"  He would have faced certain destruction.  We can be thankful that we have a God who is "on our side."  He wants the best for us.  He is for us, not against us.  May God be blessed as we worship him today.

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

O Lord, we do lift up your name and ask that you inhabit our praises.   May your kingdom be established and reign in our hearts and lives today as we worship you.   Blessed be your name, now and forevermore.  Amen.

Psalm 124


God On Our Side
Psalm 124

O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

2019 Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions
2019 Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions

If It Had Not Been


May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith-that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  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.