This Weekend at First (10/31/14)

photo courtesy of The Gospel Coalition

photo courtesy of The Gospel Coalition

Reformation Day
Today is Reformation Day, the 497th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing his Ninety-five Theses to the door of Wittenberg Chapel, a moment that sparked a new era of church history. This Sunday we’ll celebrate by singing Luther’s classic hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”

Daylight Savings Ends
This is “fall back” weekend. Be sure to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Enjoy some extra rest, or use that time for your commute because it’s . . .

Marathon Sunday
Sunday morning is the NYC Marathon. If you drive in, please be sure to check this website to identify street closures and other affected routes.

Operation Christmas Child
This Sunday is Play & Discover Sunday. Please bring toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, a slinky, a flashlight with extra batteries—anything that can be packed in a shoebox.

New Members Class
All who are interested in learning more about the First Baptist Church in the City of New York are invited to join us around 9.30am in Haldeman Chapel. There is no obligation to join the church if you attend. Please join us this week as Richard Dzina leads us in a study of our church’s history.

Sunday’s Worship Service
The congregational songs this week are as follows. (If you don’t know a song, click its title and you’ll be taken to a video or audio rendition.)

The sermon text will be Isaiah 1. We plan to celebrate the Lord’s Table after the message.

Baptism
Our next celebration of baptism is scheduled for Sunday, November 9. If you are interested in more information or in participating, please reply to this email.

Book Groups
Both studies will resume next weekend: M’Cheyne on Friday, November 7; and Tilt-a-Whirl on Sunday, November 9.

Save the Date
Sunday, November 16: Johnson George, missionary to India
Saturday, November 22 at 10am: Operation Christmas Child packing party
Saturday, December 6 at 7pm: Handel’s Messiah, part 1

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday and worshiping our great Christ together!

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