This Week at First Baptist (6/8/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, June 9, 7:30 PM: Choir Practice in the Parlor
  • Thursday, June 9, 8:00 PM: Free Movie Night- Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Los Altos Youth Center in Los Altos, CA
  • Sunday, June 12, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: The Lorax,” Genesis 2, Job 12:7-10.
  • Sunday, June 12, 11:30 AM: Church Finance Committee in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, June 12, 2:00 – 7:00 PM: Communications in the Church- Pacific Coast Baptist Association Spring Conference including worship, panel discussion, and dinner. Grace Baptist Church, 484 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. Pastor Rick will be one of the panelists. Registration forms are available in the entry way and the church office.
  • Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, June 19, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost- Fathers Day
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: Horton Hatches an Egg,” Psalm 136, Matthew 7:14-21; Hebrews 11, Pastor Rick preaching.“The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: The Lorax,” Genesis 2, Job 12:7-10.
    11:30 AM: All Church Cookout in honor of Fathers Day on the PatioHamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments and beverages furnished.  Bring side dishes, salads or dessert to share.

This Week at First Baptist (6/1/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, June 2, 7:30 PM: Choir Practice in the Parlor
  • Sunday, June 5, Fourth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Youth Sunday Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: Oh, the Places You Will Go
    12:00 noon: Lunch Bunch: place to be determined. Everyone is invited to join in a meal for the whole community.
  • Sunday, June 5, 7:00 PM: A Night of Hope, a one hour candle light service commemorating the first anniversary of the shooting at  Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, Sunday, June 5 at 7:00 PM at First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Tuesday, June 7, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 8, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Thursday, June 9, 8:00 PM: Free Movie Night- Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Los Altos Youth Center in Los Altos, CA
  • Sunday, June 12, Fifth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: The Lorax,” Genesis 2, Job 12:7-10, followed by Patio Hour.
  • Sunday, June 12, 2:00 – 7:00 PM: Communications in the Church- Pacific Coast Baptist Association Spring Conference including worship, panel discussion, and dinner. Grace Baptist Church, 484 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. Pastor Rick will be one of the panelists. Registration forms are available in the entry way and the church office.

“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