CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Stacey Williams PRAYERS of the COMMUNITY Pastor Jennifer Bradley SCRIPTURE READING Mark 1:1-12 Pastor Jen The Proclamation of John the Baptist 1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,[d] who will prepare your way; 3the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’”John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” The Baptism of Jesus In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
The Temptation of Jesus And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.
MINISTRY OF MUSIC God On the Mountain Howard Raudenbush by Tracy Dardt
TODAY and THE COMING WEEK at FBC MOORESTOWN TODAY, September 20 9:00 am Bible Class (Zoom)
10:00 am Morning Worship Service (Sanctuary) (Also Streamed Live on Facebook)
11:15 am Outdoor Coffee Hour (No Virtual Coffee Hour) TUESDAY, September 22 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Food Pantry Hours (Lounge) 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm THURSDAY, September 24 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Food Pantry Hours (Lounge) SATURDAY, September 26 9:00 am ROMEOS (Zoom) All Services and Meditations will stream live at https://www.facebook.com/asyouarenomatterwhat/
CHURCH STAFF Rev. Linda A. Pepe, Senior Pastor email@example.com Rev. Jennifer Bradley, Associate Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Carole Boutwell, Pastor of Visitation email@example.com Howard Raudenbush, Minister of Music firstname.lastname@example.org Stacey Williams, Children’s Ministry email@example.com Adam Buck, Leadership Team Co-chair firstname.lastname@example.org Lois Dinsmore, Leadership Team Co-chair email@example.com Carol Murray, Church Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org Kathleen McCrohan, Custodian & Building User Coord. email@example.com Office Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday, through Friday // (856) 235-1180 www.fbcmoorestown.org & https://www.facebook.com/groups/firstbaptistmoorestown/
Cover image: White Mountains Wilderness, Wikipedia First Baptist Church, Moorestown Vision Statement The First Baptist Church of Moorestown is a diverse, genuinely inclusive community of faith striving to live out God’s love, justice,
and compassion through the teachings of Christ.
Technology Upgrade – We are all so grateful for the quality of the current online services, and as we know, live streaming is a part of the future at FBC. In order to maintain the quality of our online services, as well as keeping staff and participants properly distanced, exciting upgrades to the church sound and audio systems are currently in progress. Donations are still appreciated to help cover the cost for these improvements. On behalf of First Baptist Church,PastorLinda and the members of the Leadership Team thank those individuals who have already made a gift.
Please pray for: Rev. Maryliz Clark, her family and the family of Warren Lodholz, as he passed away on Friday, the family of Debbie Lord (Craig, Nate and Augusta) as she passed away September 11th after a long battle with cancer, for Coach Gloria Thornton-Peek as she awaits tests results, for Marilyn Jorgensen and her sisters, one dealing with lung cancer and one dealing with the loss of her husband. Please pray for these church family members: Michael Majeski, Ruth Reigens, Josh Rodriguez and BettyTaylor *If you have prayer requests or you would like to be removed from this list, please contact the church office firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving - Giving to First Baptist Church supports the work of the church and all donations are used very carefully and intentionally to support the church, the facilities, the community, and important causes including the Food Pantry and PRISM just to name a few. Ways to give to FBC: • Mail a check to the church's office (19 W. Main St. Moorestown, NJ 08057). • Use your bank's bill pay to send a check (Most banks offer free online bill pay). • NEW - Use the green Give to FBC button found on the “Giving” page on the FBC Church Website - https://www.fbcmoorestown.org/giving.html.
FOOD PANTRY - Thank you for all your contributions to the Food Pantry; for both monetary&food items. TheFoodPantry remains open on Tuesdays (11:30 to 1:30, and 5:30 to 7:00) & Thursdays (11:30 to 1:30). Those in need are still being assisted outside of the church.The staff is encouraging those who wish to volunteer and who live in the same house to reach out to Joy Faxon at email@example.com. If you wish to donate financially or with food, please also contactJoy. Food donations can be dropped off at FBCat any time. The total number of people served on Tuesday, September 15th andThursday, September 17th was 62 people which included 12 children.