God has much in store for us here at First this weekend! Here’s a quick preview:
Saturday at 7.30pm, the choir and orchestra of The First Baptist Church in the City of New York will present parts two and three of Georg Handel’s Messiah. The first part was performed in December and put the glory of our Savior on stunning display. Please be sure to note the new time: the concert will begin at 7.30pm. Be sure to join us for the rest of this inspired oratorio.
The last women’s and men’s Bible studies will meet Sunday morning. Kimberly Hoskinson will teach the ladies and Caleb Kobosh the men. Come around 9.30am for this important time of fellowship around God’s Word.
We plan to sing the following songs during the morning worship service:
- “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise“
- “We Will Glorify“
- “A Mighty Fortress is Our God“
- “By Faith“
- “Give to Our God Immortal Praise” (text | tune)
The sermon text will be Isaiah 36–37.
Do We Know Jesus?
Just because we say we’re Christians doesn’t mean we actually know who Jesus really is. This summer, we’re taking a forty-day challenge together—to read through the New Testament as a church. Keep an eye out for an email detailing the many resources you’ll have as we read the Scriptures together as a church!
Help Houston’s First Help First NYC
On June 18–19, a large team from Houston’s First Baptist Church is coming to take care of a variety of projects for our congregation. God be praised for the help this sister congregation is providing! But we need your help too. One thing Houston’s First would like to do is give away free lemonade, water, and literature about our church at the various subway stops around our building. We need a volunteers to help make lemonade, keep them supplied, and serve them in any way. This is a great, easy way that you can serve those who are coming to serve us. Please contact Matthew if you’d like to help.
Central Park will be home this summer to an outreach event featuring evangelist Luis Palau; musicians tobyMac, Mandisa, Hezekiah Walker, and Matt Redman; and Yankees great Mariano Rivera. NYCityFest is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 in Delacorte Theater near the 79th Street Transverse. While NYCityFest is free, it is a ticketed event. To get tickets for you and your friends who don’t know Jesus, go to nycityfest.org/tickets.
If you would like to volunteer as a counselor, go to nycityfest.org/counselor for more details. There is a training seminar coming up Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm at Graffiti Church on E. 7th Street.
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday night!