For a full list of church events, visit the church web site at www.FBCRichmond.org or pick up a printed copy of this week’s opportunities from one of the kiosks in the hallway or narthex.
R icHmond ’ S F iRSt BaptiSt c HuRcH
RicHmond’S FiRSt BaptiSt cHuRcH
FBC exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ through joyful worship, caring fellowship, spiritual nurture, faithful service & compassionate outreach in the Richmond area and throughout the world. First Baptist Church relates to the Richmond Baptist Association, the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and the Baptist World Alliance, and supports missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
S i m p l e Wa y s
May 31, 2009
*Eight-Thirty & UEleven O’Clock
You can help bring
Please silence all cellular phones and electronic devices.
H eaven to E arth
pREpaRation FoR WoRSHip
To me who am but black cold charcoal Grant, O Lord, that by the fire of Pentecost, I may be set ablaze. –St. John of damascus, a.d. 304-84
1. Offer to mow the grass for someone who is elderly, disabled,
or otherwise unable to do it.
2. Notice the person who bags your groceries or fills your water glass.
See if you can help that person feel valued and appreciated.
3. Fast from the news for three days and replace that time
with reading through the Book of Acts, the story of how the early church got its start.
WElcomE and invocation
Billy Burford arr. Berry
4. Ask a homeless person to lunch or to have a cup of coffee with you. 5. Read a book that will stretch your thinking about God.
Try something by Henri Nouwen, Barbara Brown Taylor, Eugene Peterson, Anne Lamott, Calvin Miller, Erwin McManus, or Frederick Buechner. Ask the staff what they are reading.
piano pREludE, “Fairest Lord Jesus”
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature, O Thou of God and man the Son; Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.
a n i nvitation
Our church invites you to commit your life to Christ as His disciple and to join our congregation as a member. We receive members on profession of faith in Christ followed by believer’s baptism, on transfer of membership from another Baptist church, or on statement of Christian experience as a believer already immersed. Those who have not been immersed are welcome to join our congregation as Watchcare members on statement of Christian experience.
6. Call someone who could use a word of cheer and encouragement. 7. Practice the spiritual discipline of tithing
(giving ten percent of your income back to God through the church) as a way of setting yourself free from the fear of not having enough.
ScRiptuRE REading, Psalm 104:24-34, 53b (Pew Bible, page 941) call to WoRSHip
“A Jubilant Song” New Song Youth One Choir
Sarah Kyle Lightfoot
HYmn no. 395, “God of Grace and God of Glory” ScRiptuRE REading, Acts 2:1-21 (Pew Bible, page 1692) paStoRal pRaYER oFFERtoRY HYmn no. 241, “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”
CWM RHONDDA Alan Jones Alan Jones TRENTHAM
8. Go on a prayer walk in your neighborhood with a friend, spouse, or child.
In an open-eyed prayer conversation, voice your concern for each person and family that lives in a particular house.
9. Visit someone who is sick or homebound. 10. Take a few of the little FBC contact cards (located on the kiosks), write your name and
contact information on the back, and hand them out to service-providers with whom you have regular contact (barber/hairdresser, retail clerk, waiter, pharmacist). Invite them to come and worship with you, or to watch the worship service on TV8, or the live webcast. Encourage them, if they have questions, to contact you.
Children are invited to attend children’s worship at this time. (11 a.m. only)
oFFERtoRY pRaYER oFFERtoRY
“Plenty Good Room” New Song Youth One Choir
Ralph Starling Horman
doxologY no. 253
dEdication oF giFtS miSSional momEnt antHEm
“Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove” Church Choir
Ralph Starling Terry Whipple Cox/Lindh
Lectionary Readings for June 7:
Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17
WElcomE to ouR guEStS
Date Name Address Zip Home Phone Daytime Phone Email I am a first time guest I am a guest I am a former member I am a guest of:
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, with all your quickening powers; Kindle a flame of sacred love in these cold hearts of ours. See how we trifle here below, fond of our earthly toys; Our souls, how heavily they go, to reach eternal joys. In vain we tune our formal songs, in vain we strive to rise; Hosannas languish on our tongues, and our devotion dies. Come, Holy Spirit.
The flowers today are given to the glory of God and in honor of: The 2009 Graduating Class of the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. (Sanctuary, Communion Table, and Pulpit Desk)
SERmon, “From Ah ... to Aha!” HYmn no. 238, “Breathe on Me” cHoRal RESponSE cHaRgE and BEnEdiction oRgan poStludE, “God of Grace and God of Glory”
“Sing for Joy, Ye People” New Song Youth One Choir
Lynn Turner TRUETT Martin
The 8:30 and 11:00 worship services are streamed live at www.FBCRichmond.org. Today’s 11 a.m. worship service will be televised June 7, 2009 on WRIC-TV8. Check the church web site at mid week for information about next Sunday’s worship service - FBCRichmond.org /sundays. Wireless personal receivers are available for those who need assistance hearing in the sanctuary. Large-print hymnals are also available. Please see an usher. CDs and DVDs of the sermon today are available in the library immediately following the worship service. CDs and DVDs of the worship service are available. Fill out an order form at the reception desk or the library, or order online at FBCRichmond.org/store.
How did you learn of our church? friend TV web other:
Lynn Turner Manz
School grade (if Student) Elementary Middle School High School College Name of school:
Male Single Ministry Leadership Staff
Dr. James G. Somerville, Senior Pastor
Participating in today’s service...
Sarah Kyle is a 6th grader at Liberty Middle School and a member of New Song Youth One Choir. terry Whipple serves as a First Responder. He is coordinating the fall series, “The Physician Within,” which begins September 8.
The Ministry of Christian Community Rev. G. Lynn Turner, Senior Associate Pastor Rev. Robert D. Higgins (Minister of Pastoral Care) Alan Jones (Minister of Spiritual Care) The Ministry of Christian Invitation Rev. Ralph L. Starling, Associate Pastor Rev. Buddy Burgess (Deaf Mission Pastor & Recreation Minister) The Ministry of Christian Formation Dr. Stephen C. Booth, Associate Pastor Candi Brown (Children’s Minister) Ann Carter (Youth One Minister) Mary Hiteman (Minister of Weekday Early Education) The Ministry of Christian Worship Rev. Philip L. Mitchell, Associate Pastor Rebecca L. Payne (Associate Minister & Organist) Ruth Szucs (Music Ministry Associate, Children’s Choirs & Handbells) Eunice Kim (Pianist) The Ministry of Christian Compassion Rev. Steve R. Blanchard, Associate Pastor The Ministry of Communication David E. Powers, Associate Pastor
adult age group Under 20 20-29 40-49 50-59
30-39 60 & up
I want to know how to become a Christian. I want to know more about church membership and baptism. I want to connect with a small group Bible study. I need to meet with someone for prayer. I would like more information on the ministries of the church. I’m not sure what I need, but would like to talk with someone about my spiritual journey. I have a special need/prayer request/ comment:
O God, enable us now during the long days of your creation to grow wise through reflection, peaceful through the song of the cricket, and recreated through the laughter of play. Let us live easily and grace-fully for a time, so that we may see other souls deeply, hear their heart and share your love. Amen.
Week of Prayer for Richmond Baptist Association - June 7-14
RBA - Churches Working Together ... Transforming Lives Camp Alkulana Offering First Baptist Goal: $18,000 Camp Alkulana is a year round ministry of the Richmond Baptist Association with a targeted summer ministry to inner city children.
The Ministry of Support Rev. Billy W. Burford, Associate Pastor
R icHmond ’ S F iRSt BaptiSt c HuRcH • E StaBliSHEd 1780
2709 Monument Avenue • Richmond, VA 23220 • (804) 355-8637 • www.FBCRichmond.org
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