First Baptist Church St. Simons Island

Pastoral Reflections

Pastoral Refelctions – September 27th, 2014

Sunday- -A Special Day:
Ordination for Justin Moser At 5:30pm and Reception
• This occasion precedes the beginning of the Mercer-McAfee
Preaching conference and will allow a nice connection.
Dean Alan Culpepper will offer a welcome.
• We encourage your presence in this significant milestone in
Justin’s ministry.

Monday at 7pm, Worship and Reception
This service has become a highlight for the preaching conference and you’ll well enjoy a moving time of worship.

The Joy of New Beginnings
by Rev. J. Barrett Owen,
Associate Director of Admissions
McAfee School of Theology
Text: Deuteronomy 31:1-8

Special Music by FBCSSI choir and Michael Jennings
Cake Reception follows.

Sunday Worship
I want to pursue one more biographical sketch appropriate for the day—Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s entire ministry was built on a strong source of his most dynamic concepts of Christian life. It gathers up all the parts of our life and provides direction.

The picnic was a nice occasion: Beautiful setting, nicely grilled food, pool side fun.

Georgia Bulldogs and Tennessee Vols at high Noon on Saturday—Interesting time.

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