Livermore Falls First Baptist Church
LIVERMORE FALLS – Morning sunshine and rising temperatures warned of another hot and humid day. As people showed up for the morning service, they used bulletins as fans and were eager to enter the cool sanctuary. We looked forward to the next sermon that would be preached to us by our very own Kay King Watson. Maggie played beautiful hymns on the pipe organ to welcome everyone. To open the service, Kay made the announcements:
Reverend Thayer has a podcast at http://www.ubctopsham.org.
In August we will be collecting peanut butter for the Food Cupboard.
The American Baptist Women’s Summer Conference will be held at China Lake Camp, August 11-13. Missionary Ann Clemmer will be the speaker. Kay has the registration forms if you’re interested.
Rev. Thayer will conduct discipleship classes for those interested in baptism, joining the church, or wanting to learn more about the church and Christianity. The first class will take place at FBCon on July 31 at 9 a.m.
The next Soap ‘N More Store will be on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The call to worship was Ezekiel 36:26-27, followed by two songs of praise: “Where is the Spirit of the Lord” and “Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.”
Our first anthem was “Breathe On Me, Breath of God”. Maggie and Margaret performed “The Comforter Has Come” during the offertory. Special music was provided by Brenda Turcotte and Nancy Bean who sang “Happy Am I”, accompanied by Maggie. Brenda read the scripture from John 14:15-23, 26.
Kay’s sermon, titled “The Holy Spirit, the Comforter,” was intriguing and compelling to hear. The very first statement of his sermon was inspiring! She said she had never heard a sermon dedicated to the Saint
Spirit! And she was right. We know the Holy Trinity: God, the Father, Jesus, the Son and the Holy Spirit. But seldom do we speak only of the Holy Spirit. She went on to say that the Holy Spirit gives each of us special gifts which include the abilities of love, joy, faith, self-control and many more. During the sermon she quoted verses from Galations, Acts, I Corinthians, all supporting her beliefs that the Holy Spirit is present in all of our lives……we just have to recognize that all of our talents/gifts come from the Holy Spirit and we must use them to the best of our abilities.
Our second hymn was “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”, after which Kay gave the blessing and we closed the service by singing, singing: “Down In My Heart”.
Our Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome!