This Week at First Baptist (6/15/17)

  • CalendarThursday, June 15, 7:30 PM: Choir Rehearsal in the Parlor
  • Sunday, June 18: Third Sunday After Pentecost
    10:00 AM, Worship and Sunday School:
    Compassion, Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7); Psalm 1161-2, 12-19; Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23); Romans 5:1-8, Rick Mixon preaching.

    11:15 AM: Fathers Day Cookout Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and beverage provided. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share..

  • Tuesday, June 20, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Eileen Conover’s home, 1075 Space Park Way #217, Mountain View.
  • Thursday, June 22, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch Shoreline Lake American Bistro, 3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA. Please let Lois Ville know if you will be attending, lotusville@aol.com or (650) 814-8540. All women of the church are welcome.
  • Friday, June 23: Spire deadline

Looking ahead:

  • Sunday, June 25: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM, Worship and Sunday School: God and Sparrows, Genesis 21:8-21; Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17; Matthew 10:24-39; Romans 6:1b-11, Rick Mixon preaching.

    11:15 AM: Patio Hour: Everyone is invited to gather on the Patio after Worship for refreshments and community time. A sign-up sheet for hosting this summer event is posted in the Church Entryway.

This Week at First Baptist (5/31/17)

  • CalendarThursday, June 1, 7:30 PM: Choir Rehearsal in the Parlor
  • Sunday, June 4: Pentecost Sunday
    10:00 AM, Worship for the whole Family with Communion:
    Pentecost, Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; John 7:37-39; 20:19-23; Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, Rick Mixon. Remember to wear red (or orange or yellow or some combination to represent the “tongues of fire” associated with Pentecost.)11:15 AM: Patio Hour Everyone is invited to gather on the Patio after Worship for refreshments and community time. A sign-up sheet for hosting this summer event is posted in the Church Entryway.
  • Sunday, June 4, 12:15 PM: Lunch Bunch: Amber Indian Restaurant, 600 West El Camino Real, Mountain View. Please let Melanie Ramirez or Alan Plessinger know if you will be attending.
  • Tuesday, June 6, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 7, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, June 7, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Eileen Conover’s home, 1075 Space Park Way #217, Mountain View.

Looking ahead:

  • Sunday, June 11: Youth Sunday. Our children and youth will lead us in Worship and we will honor graduates. If someone close to you, family member or friend, is graduating, please let us know.
  • Sunday, June 11, 11:15 AM: Patio Hour. Everyone is invited to gather on the Patio after Worship for refreshments and community time. A sign-up sheet for hosting this summer event is posted in the Church Entryway.
  • Monday, June 12, 7:00 PM: Church Council, in the Parlor.

This Week at First Baptist (5/24/17)

  • CalendarThursday, May 25, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch, Shoreline Lake American Bistro, 3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA. Please let Lois Ville know if you will be attending, lotusville@aol.com or (408) 247-1764. All women of the church are welcome.
  • Thursday, May 25, 7:30 PM: Choir Rehearsal in the Parlor
  • Sunday May 28, 10:00 AM, Seventh Sunday in Easter
    Worship and Sunday School:
    All My Relations, Psalm 66:1-10; 31-35; John 17:1-11; Acts 1:6-14; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11, Rick Mixon preaching
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation Speaking in Parables.” We will continue our study of Jesus’ Parables, focusing this week on “The Parable of the Talents,” Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-27.
  • Sunday, May 28, 2:00 PM: Memorial Service for Marilyn Hunwick in the Sanctuary with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Tuesday, May 30: Spire Deadline
  • Tuesday, May 30, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, May 31, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Eileen Conover’s home, 1075 Space Park Way #217, Mountain View.

Looking ahead:

  • Sunday, June 4: Pentecost Sunday
    10:00 AM, Worship for the whole Family with Communion:
    Pentecost, Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; John 7:37-39; 20:19-23; Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, Rick Mixon. Remember to wear red (or orange or yellow or some combination to represent the “tongues of fire” associated with Pentecost.)

    11:15 AM: Patio Hour Everyone is invited to gather on the Patio after Worship for refreshments and community time. A sign-up sheet for hosting this summer event is posted in the Church Entryway.

Note from Pastor Rick

I had a good, quick trip to Chicago Monday and Tuesday. I am working with an ecumenical group planning a conference for next fall celebrating the work of pioneering figures in the movement for full inclusion of lgbtqia people in the church. The conference will also focus on learning from that past was it is needed to continue the work into the future. You will hear more about it as the plans progress. This week Pastor Gregory is in Florida planning the wedding of a friend that will take place later in the fall. Next week I will be going to Florida for a few days for a spirituality retreat hosted by the Alliance of Baptists. This is a central piece of my continuing education for this year.

It’s not too late for you to get me the title of any songs you might want to sing Sunday theme for in our special “you pick musical service. The theme for September is “Opportunity Knocks.” (Our special offering is for the Opportunity Center.) Sunday’s sub-theme is “with a Song to Sing.” Key texts will be from First Chronicles 6, Psalm 150, Colossians and Revelation,

Come, make a joyful noise to God and stay for Patio Hour and a brief Quarterly Business Meeting. Speaking of Patio Hour, we only have one Sunday hosted in the next couple of months. Please let me know if you are willing to help host this important ministry of our congregation. See you Sunday at 10:00 AM for Worship and Communion.

Together, let us strive…to know God’s love!

Pastor Rick

This Week at First Baptist (8/31/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

NOTE: The Life Line Screening that had been scheduled for Friday, September 2 has been cancelled due to a scheduling mixup.

  • Choir is on hiatus for the Summer.
  • Meditation Group will be on hiatus from August 3 through September 14, reconvening on Wednesday, September 21.
  • Sunday, September 4: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    :
    Opportunity Knocks – with a Song to Sing,” 1 Chronicles 16:7-36; Psalm 150; Colossians 312-17; Revelation 15:2-4, Pastor Rick preaching. Remember if you have a favorite song or one you’ve just been missing or something. Please Pastor Rick know as soon as possible for consideration for the service. Reminder also from Carolyn Shepard that well be taking an All-Church Photo Sunday for her to take to our sister church in Corinto, so come with your best smile of greeting.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour.
    11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor
  • Monday, August 29: Spire Deadline
  • Tuesday, September 6, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, September 7, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 PM: Church Council meeting in the Youth Room

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, September 11, Season of Pentecost
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    Opportunity Knocks: – The Caesar Divides, The Christ Unites,” Psalm 104:14-23; Luke 12:22-31;1 Corinthians 1:10-23, Pastor Gregory preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour
  • Sunday, September 11, 2:00 PM: Multifaith Peace Walk & Picnic: Join people of many backgrounds to say ‘no’ to fear and ‘yes’ to friendship! Mark 9/11 with a 2.5 mile walk in Palo Alto with diverse faith communities. Gather at 1:30 pm at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma Street. Walk begins at 2:00 pm and ends with a Peace Picnic at Mitchell Park. There will be stops at several churches along the way and shuttle service back to the starting point. Everyone welcome! Our congregation is a sponsor of this event. For more information and registration (helpful but not necessary) see www.multifaithpeace.org/peacewalk.

 

Note from Pastor Rick (8/24/2016)

mitchell01What a wonderful time we had in the park on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who worked to make the joint service and potluck a joyful experience. Chip worked overtime setting up, breaking down and ushering. Jan pulled together a good combined choir and played all the hymns. The Tongan Dancers, the drama (which included Pastor Gregory) and the powerful preaching were highlights of the day. Then there was a lot fabulous food and fellowship around the tables. Truly, we came together in “Unity with Purpose.” Continue reading Note from Pastor Rick (8/24/2016)

This Week at First Baptist (8/24/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Choir is on hiatus for the Summer.
  • Meditation Group will be on hiatus from August 3 through September 14, reconvening on Wednesday, September 21.
  • Thursday, August 25, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.
  • Sunday, August 28, Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    : “Coming Home: Nesting,” Psalm 84; Ephesians 2:11-22, Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Chip and Charlie Clark
  • Monday, August 29: Spire Deadline
  • NO BIBLE STUDY Tuesday, August 30, We will meet again on September 6, 10:30 AM at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, September 4: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    :
    Opportunity Knocks – with a Song to Sing,” Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 139:1-6,13-18; Luke 14:25-33; Philemon 1-21, Pastor Rick preaching. Remember if you have a favorite song or one you’ve just been missing or something. Please Pastor Rick know as soon as possible for consideration for the service.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour.
    11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor
  • Wednesday, September 7, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.