“Anointing” Theme for Sunday, March 17

Rick_singingThis Friday night we will have another movie night at FBCPA.  Starting at 6:00 PM, we’ll gather in the Parlor for pizza, popcorn and The Prince of EgyptThis is an event for the whole family – young, old and in-between.  You won’t want to miss it.

Last Sunday we were privileged to have the Santa Clara Chorale present a concert in our sanctuary.  This Sunday we will be graced by the presence of The Bay Choral Guild at 4:30 PM.  There concert is entitled “Pilgrimage” (an apt theme for this Lenten season,) will feature the premiere of a new work on the ancient pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago.  At 6:30 PM we will continue our own Lenten pilgrimage with vespers in the Parlor.

Sunday’s theme is “Anointing,” as we consider John’s account of the symbolic preparation for burial offered by Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, as Jesus dines in their home just prior to the Passion week.  One big controversy in the text is the use of such an expensive ointment to honor Jesus when there are so many needs that could have been met by selling it and disbursing the proceeds.  What does Jesus really mean when he says, “The poor are always with you”? Come for worship and Sunday School at 10 and stay for Adult Spiritual Formation as we continue to consider Good News in Exile: Three Pastors Offer a Hopeful Vision for the Church.  We had a good start last week.  Hugh Satterlee will lead us this week.  See you at 10:00 AM.  Bring someone with you to share the day.

May God’s new thing flourish within us and among us.

Pastor Rick

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We are a progressive Baptist Church affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. We have been in Palo Alto since 1893. We celebrate our Baptist heritage. We affirm the historic Baptist tenets of: Bible Freedom, Soul Freedom, Church Freedom, Religious Freedom

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