This Week at First Baptist (7/5/17)

  • CalendarNo Bible Study We will resume Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 AM at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane #4204, Los Altos.
  • Sunday, July 9: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM, Worship for the whole family: The Jesus Way Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

    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.

  • Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 PM: Huntington’s Support Group, Parlor.
  • Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Eileen Conover’s home, 1075 Space Park Way #217, Mountain View.

Looking ahead:

This Week at First Baptist (6/28/17)

  • CalendarNo Bible Study We will resume Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 AM at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane #4204, Los Altos.
  • Sunday, July 2: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM, Worship for the whole family with communion: …even a Cup of Cold Water, Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Matthew 10:40-42; Romans 6:12-23, Gregory Stevens 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.
  • Monday, July 3: Church Office Closed
  • Tuesday, July 4: Fourth of July Holiday Observed
  • Wednesday, July 5, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast Bill’s Café, 3163 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
  • Wednesday, July 5, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Eileen Conover’s home, 1075 Space Park Way #217, Mountain View.

Looking ahead:

  • Sunday, July 9: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM, Worship for the whole family: The Jesus Way Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

This Week at First Baptist (6/21/17)

  • CalendarFriday, June 23: Spire deadline
  • 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.
  • No Bible Study for the next two weeks We will resume Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 AM at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Eileen Conover’s home, 1075 Space Park Way #217, Mountain View.

Looking ahead:

  • Sunday, July 2: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM, Worship for the whole family with communion: …even a Cup of Cold Water, Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Matthew 10:40-42; Romans 6:12-23, Gregory Stevens 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.

Note from Pastor Rick (6/21/2017)

Well, it wasn’t too hot to grill – at least Don Ha survived long enough to cook the hot dogs and hamburgers (Thanks, Don!) We actually had to move inside to eat. It rarely gets this hot for this long in our neck of the woods. I hope everyone is keeping cool.

We have several options for Sunday’s worship theme – the story of Hagar and Ishmael, Jesus teaching in Matthew that God pays attention to sparrows that fall along with the hairs on our heads (for those of  you who have some still,) or Paul’s wrestling with the question of whether not we might “sin more that grace may abound. Come Sunday to find out which direction we move. Throughout, we remember that it is in God that we live and move and have our being. Wherever our journey may take us, God is ever present and ever attentive. That is good news, even in tough times.

Next Tuesday I will be heading out on a two week road trip. I will be driving to Portland, Oregon, for the biennial Mission Summit of the American Baptist Churches – USA and then on to Boise to see my family. I will return to the office on Tuesday, July 11. Pastor Gregory will be on duty during my absence. And for your calendars, the church picnic this year will be on Sunday, July 16.

See you Sunday for worship and community sharing at 10:00 AM. Bring someone else to share the day with you.

Remember, our theme for this year is “All Are Welcome in this Place.” Let’s make certain that it is so.
Pastor Rick

Note from Pastor Rick (6/15/2017)

We had a terrific Youth Sunday. Thanks to Pastor Gregory, the children and youth for leading us. Again, congratulations to our graduates and best wishes to all our kids moving up a grade. We pray a wonderful summer for all of them as well as for school teachers and staff.

The theme for this Sunday is a timely word – Compassion. With all the mean spirited talk and behavior, not to mention the violence going on all around us every day, there needs to be space for more compassion. Matthew writes of Jesus, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36). It’s not surprising to note that some of us may feel this lost these days. But Jesus’ solution is to send the disciples out to provide comfort and care, courage and well-being for the people who made up those crowds. We, too, are tasked with a ministry of compassion in Jesus name.

This week, after worship, we will have our long-awaited first cookout of the season. This one is in honor of Father’s Day. Bring your hat, your appetite and salad, side or dessert to share. Bring someone else to share the day with you.

Remember, our theme for this year is “All Are Welcome in this Place.” Let’s make certain that it is so.
Pastor Rick

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.