America For Christ Offering 2020

The America for Christ Offering will be collected during the entire month of March.


Your support will respond to the needs of families in the midst of hardship. Your gifts also support American Baptist Home Mission Societies funds for repairing homes and Volunteer-mobilization Ministries team.

“JESUS’ FINAL WEEK” IS WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY

with Rev. Bramwell Kjellgren, our Interim Minister

DON’T FORGET TO MEET YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST FOR A WONDERFUL AND SPIRITUAL UPLIFTING TIME EVERY TUESDAY 12 noon and 6 pm

“Once every year the church calendar calls us to walk through the events of the final week of Jesus’ life. We celebrate Palm Sunday with exuberance.  We weep through Good Friday.  We eagerly await Easter day.  Many of the events of this final week will be familiar to you.  But you may find it helpful to study them in order, gaining a bit of perspective from each of the four Gospel writers.  You’ll end up with a more well-rounded perspective of what God was doing in that week that changed our world. These studies will be of great benefit to you.  You will gain insight and wisdom from following the path to the cross – the path that Jesus, King of all kings and Suffering Servant walked for us.”

EVERYBODY IS WELCOME TO THIS INTERESTING LENTEN BIBLE STUDY

SIGHT AND SOUND THEATERS COMES TO OUR AREA

The film “Jesus” is coming to our local theaters !!!
Here’s the schedule:

April 7 @ 6:30 pm
AMC CLASSIC Westmoreland 15
5280 Old Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601

Monroeville Mall
600 Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA 15146

Southside Works Cinema
425 Cinema Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15203

 

April 9 @ 6:30 PM

AMC CLASSIC Westmoreland 15
5280 Old Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601

Monroeville Mall
600 Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA 15146

Cinemark Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills & IMAX
425 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum, PA 15084

 

April 11 @ 12:55 PM

AMC CLASSIC Westmoreland 15
5280 Old Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601

Monroeville Mall
600 Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA 15146

Cinemark Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills & IMAX
425 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum, PA 15084

DID YOU KNOW ?

Why the bulletins are lavender …
Purple symbolizes “…the regal color, referring to the triumphal entry of the King of Kings.  It is also the color of penitence, referring to the purple garments on our Lord when they mocked Him.” (John 19:2; Mark 15:17)

There’s a box in the Fellowship Hall for used newspapers…
We have a local farmer who uses these needed resources for bedding for his livestock!  So if you are throwing away those used newspapers, bring them in.

…….  IMPORTANT MESSAGE …….
At times during our worship service and special events, we take pictures and place them on Facebook and the church website.  PLEASE…IF YOU DO NOT WANT PICTURES TAKEN OF YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN, WE RESPECT YOUR WISHES AND ASK THAT YOU LET US KNOW.   THANK YOU.

 

CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER

Dear Church Family,

Words cannot express the comfort and confidence I had in my surgery and hospital stay knowing I had all your prayers and support.
Thank you for all your LOVE!                 Marian Moyer

Dear First Baptist Church,

Thank you so much for thinking of me with the sweet Valentine’s care package.  You have consistently been one of God’s faithful reminders to me of His love.  As I go through this semester, I have been blessed by many things.  Because of relations, classes and extracurriculars, this is my favorite semester so far.  I could use some prayer as I interview for my camp counselor and RA positions.  

THANK YOU!  Blessings, Dana Ewing

 

COOKIES !!

Please remember to bring cookies to church on Sunday, March 15th for Tri-City Meals-on-Wheels that benefits the senior citizens in the local area.
(These are collected and delivered every 3rd Sunday of the month)

Thursday, April 16 – Holy Maundy Thursday Service

The Thursday before Easter, commemorating the Last Supper. Some churches include washing of the feet in the Holy Thursday service. Maundy Thursday, recalling the new commandment (mandatum novum in Latin) in John 13: 34 to love one another. The hand washing during this service symbolizes Christ’s new Commandment. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.”

According to John as Jesus and the disciples were eating their final meal before his arrest, Jesus washed their feet to illustrate humility and servanthood. When they finished their meal they walked into the night.

This service is a time of solemn reflection on Jesus’ last night with his disciples. Jesus becomes a servant to his followers – the ones who betrayed him, denied him, and ran away in the face of peril. Jesus is an example of faithful living in an age of unfaithfulness.

At this service we will remove the altar coverings after Eucharist is served. The stripping of the altar symbolizes the abandonment of Jesus by his disciples and the stripping of Jesus by the soldiers.

The ancient practice of stripping the Lord’s table and sanctuary following communion is a vivid and dramatic way of showing the desolation and abandonment of the long night in Gethsemane and what followed. Designated persons pick up the cloths on the Lord’s table and the pulpit and other hangings, banners, candlesticks, and decorations and quietly carry them from the sanctuary. The church then remains bare.

DISMISSAL INTO SILENCE

Please leave the sanctuary in silence and keep vigil with Christ in your heart. Contemplate God’s great love for all flesh, and reflect on His Passion, which demonstrates God’s Love to us.  As we await the power of His Resurrection, think about the reconciliation with God. Jesus worked for us on the cross, and be prepared to take up your cross to follow Him.

Thank You!

Thanks to all who donated “goodies” for our college students’ boxes. 
I’m sure it generated smiles during their stressful days of studying.
They know that we care about them! 
Linda Clayton, Coordinator of College Ministry

 The Mission Board would like to thank everyone for donating
195 cans and 4 boxes of soup. 
The donations were delivered to
Feeding the Spirit, Blackburn Center, and Union Mission for Men. 
Eleanor Keenan, Mission Board

 

Dear Friends, I would like to thank everyone for their cards, prayers and phone calls after my surgery. You all truly lifted my spirits.  Thank you all so much. 

In Christian love, Ruth Ann Austad