October Worship Highlights

During October, the sermons will continue to explore the “Confessional Statement on American Baptist Identity,” which claims that we are called by God through Christ to be a contemporary people, a Biblical people, an inclusive people, an interdependent people, a caring people, a redeemed people, a worshiping people, and a missional people. Each Sunday we’ll take up one of those descriptors, pair it with a story from scripture, and see how we can understand those words of our denomination for our own lives, and for our church. Our hope is that being strongly rooted in our ABC identity will enable us to reach out to others from that generous, faithful, open-hearted foundation.
Oct. 7  World Communion Sunday
‘Being Part of the Story: An Redeemed People’
Luke 7:36-49, Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching

Oct. 14 ‘Being Part of the Nation: A Caring People’
Matthew 25:31-40, Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching

Oct. 21 ‘Being Part of the Action: An Interdependent People’
John 2:1-11, Rev. Erika Marksbury preaching
Oct. 28 ‘A Worshiping People’
Singer/songwriter Steve Gretz, who will be visiting FBC McMinnville with his music-making partner and spouse Leslie Lee, will lead our reflection on what it means to be “A Worshiping People.” Steve and Leslie are the duo behind “Immigrants,” a song that appears often in our worship here, and he’ll be leading the doxology workshop.