First Baptist Church St. Simons Island

Pastoral Reflections – February 2nd, 2014

Pastoral Reflections – February 2nd, 2014

A wonderful and well-attended meal followed our Sunday Worship Service. Much work through many hands went into the making of this good event. Thanks especially to Carolyn Still, Maxine Chambless, Allaine Ridenour, Sandra Benson, Billie Gomez and Nancy Bryson. The video (Thanks Rev. Rebekah White) enabled us to see some of the needed aspects of our goals in Caring For The Cornerstone. As you know we set a $500,000 Goal for this campaign. WE HAVE RECEIVED ADVANCE PLEDGES OF APPROXIMATELY $170,000! A great start—

We have designed the first two Sunday’s in February (2nd & 9th) as our
official kick-off in Giving.

So, Remember we begin this process of receiving gifts on this Sunday. Your prayers and participation will result in a proud realization of much
needed improvements.

We should have much more special information to release in a special bulletin in February. Meanwhile, I know you are aware that we move into
the CLC for worship on February 16th. You will begin to receive specifics of the good planning going into this time period. I am confident we will
make the timelines to return to our Sanctuary by Easter Sunday.

I am amazed at how lectionary text so often seems to be the right text for the time. On this Sunday, Paul’s word about the Cross is most relevant to
us at this junction. He places a high premium on the Church and the centrality of the cross to enable the people of God to maintain perspective! A good word for us!

Sermon Title:
The Foolishness of God
Sermon Text:
I Corinthians 1:18—2:2