Worship at First Baptist Church of Christ
It’s been said that we are most ourselves when we are worshiping God. It’s in this spirit that we believe worship is at the heart of what we do and who we are as a church. Worship is not a time set aside for us come into God’s presence, but rather a time when we consciously open ourselves to a God who is always and everywhere present.
We like to think of our worship style as “warmly liturgical,” with an ecumenical spirit. We follow the Christian Year and celebrate the seasons of the church. The sanctuary choir leads us in music and we sing hymns (from a hymnal!) with a variety of instruments, including the pipe organ, piano and strings. Prayers are lifted, an offering is received, the Doxology is sung, a sermon is given and the Lord’s Supper is celebrated about once a month.
Children three and older are invited to join us in worship. We have a weekly “time for children” early in the service, after which the preschoolers are invited to leave for Working on Worship (W.O.W), where they learn and worship together.
CDs and DVDs of most services are available upon request.
August 25 - 11 AM
Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
Sabbath for Whom
First Lesson: Psalm 103:1-8
Second lesson: Luke 13:10-17
Jesus has a lot to say and do about the sabbath. Christians have traditionally understood these stories to dismiss the sabbath, when in reality they’re meant to reframe it. Here we’re reminded that sabbath is ultimately about the holiness of life—for everyone. If it’s not sabbath for everyone, then it’s not truly sabbath for anyone.