Here’s a preview of what’s coming up this weekend at First!
No Sunday school
Please remember that there will be no Sunday school or adult Bible classes this Sunday in order to give our teachers a brief sabbatical. Doors will open at 10.30am.
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.)
- “He is Exalted“
- “Joy Has Dawned“
- “The First Noel“
- “Depth of Mercy“
- “Fullness of Grace“
- “Resurrection Hymn“
- “The King of Love“
The sermon text will be Isaiah 9.8–10.4.
This year’s Christmas offering has been set aside for global missions. Please prayerfully contribute what you are able, using the designated envelopes or otherwise identifying your gifts as such.
Last Day for Discounted Resources
Particular Baptist Press is offering our church a 50% discount on two books: The Life of John Gano (our first pastor) and An Exposition of Deuteronomy 33 by William Parkinson (our fourth pastor). If you would like to purchase either of these resources, please indicate your interest Sunday on the sign-up sheets in the back of the sanctuary.
If You Could Ask God One Question
A conversation begins Friday, January 9 for all who are curious, questioning, or skeptical of the Christian message. Promotional materials and more information will be available Sunday. Christians may attend only if accompanied by a non-Christian friend.
A Season of Prayer and Fasting
As the new year dawns, we want to devote ourselves to seek our Lord anew. And so the second week of January is designated as our Season of Prayer and Fasting. More information will be forthcoming.
Forward on Our Knees
This year we’re adding something new to the Season of Prayer and Fasting: a gathering for prayer and mission Saturday, January 10 called Forward on Our Knees. We’ll meet at 10am to pray, then head down to the NYC Rescue Mission to deliver the clothes we’ve been collecting. Make your plans to attend!
Save the Date
- Sunday, January 4 at 9am: Deacons meeting
- Sunday, January 11 at 12.45pm: Advisory Board meeting
- Sunday, January 25 at 12.45pm: Annual Congregational meeting
See you Sunday!