of First Baptist Church, Malden
Editor: S. Jacobson September 2013 Volume XXXVII Number 6
UNITING IN WORSHIP AND PRAYER
In the book of Acts we read about the Apostle Peter saying: "I really am learning that God doesn't show partiality to one group of people over another. Rather, in every nation, whoever worships him and does what is right is acceptable to him.” (Acts 2:34-35 CEB) This truth was put to verse by William A. Dunkerley, (aka John Oxenham) in 1908:
In Christ there is no East or West, In Him no South or North;
But one great fellowship of love Throughout the whole wide earth.
In Him shall true hearts everywhere Their high communion find;
His service is the golden cord, Close binding humankind.
Join hands, then, members of the faith, Whatever your race may be!
Who serves my Father as His child Is surely kin to me.
In Christ now meet both East and West, In Him meet North and South;
All Christly souls are one in Him Throughout the whole wide earth.
On Sunday, October 20 people from various parts of the world who speak different languages will be united through Jesus Christ, as members of First Baptist and Casa de Fe y Alabanza (the Hispanic congregation that meets in our Parish House) join in worship. The service will be held in Fuller Hall on the 2nd floor of the Parish House (the brick building next to our church building on Main St.). The service will be bi-lingual - I will preach in English and Rev. Ricardo Franco, pastor of Casa de Fe, will translate into Spanish. After the service, everyone is invited to enjoy lunch together in Fuller Hall. Casa de Fe will provide the majority of the food; we are asked to provide DESSERTS.
This annual event is always a lively time of singing, praying, and celebrating our unity through Jesus Christ. Plan to “join hands with members of the faith” as we worship with our Hispanic sisters and brothers in the Parish House for worship on October 20!
Pastor Martha Dominy
CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
... to the following who volunteered at the Feeding Ministry on Friday, September 20: Peggy Blum, Launa Cooper, Eleanor Covey, Richard and Doreen Freeman, Marilyn Glover, Irving Greenblatt, Delphine Haldane, Jim Hickey, Chuck and Cindy Huddy, Henry and Anthony Kimani, Joseph W Mercuri, Mae Upperman; and Pastor Martha Dominy.
Thanks also to Jim Hickey for doing the shopping and to those who donated cakes.
... to Kristina Mercuri and Brian Michalak, who were married on August 26.
... to Joy Nowak and Joe Riordan, who were married on September 6.
.... to Joseph W. Mercuri and family, on the death of his wife, Dusty, on September 12. A funeral service was held at our church on September 17.
Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Berry / Cooper Family
The Mercuri Family
A gift to the Camp Scholarship Fund in memory of Dante Mercuri has been received from Joseph Mercuri.
Gifts to the Camp Scholarship Fund in memory of Christine “Dusty” Mercuri have been received from:
Walter and Virginia Opanasets
Mr and Mrs Dante Vitale & Family
Joe, Alice, Robert, Jean, & Gloria Mercuri
Aunt Faith Flugrad
A gift to the Memorial Fund in memory of Daphne Thompson has been received from Noreen Jacobson.
A gift to the Memorial Fund in memory of Christine “Dusty” Mercuri has been received from Claire Stevens.
A gift to the Feeding Ministry in memory of Christine “Dusty” Mercuri has been received from Mona Hatch.
Gifts to the Choir Music Fund in honor of Richard and Doreen Freeman’s 50th wedding anniversary have been received from Paul and Betty Howell and Robert and Nancy Trane.
The Judson Association is sponsoring an organ concert at our church Sunday, September 29, at 3:30 p.m. Organist Samuel Nelson, from the Virgil Fox School of organ playing, will present a program including works by Bach, Mozart, Vierne, Widor, and Hebble on our E.M. Skinner organ.
WE HAVE THE BEST NEWS in the universe to share, but we aren’t always comfortable sharing it. That may be because we’re trying to do it someone else’s way. On Saturday, October 5, our ABC National Director of Evangelism Dr. Jeffrey Johnson will show us how to do it in a way that fits our individual personalities. It’s at the First Baptist Church of Wakefield from 9:00 to 3:00. The subsidized cost of $10 will cover the workshop, training materials, a catered lunch, and a copy of Dr. Johnson’s book. For information or to sign up call 781-245-1784. Financial assistance is available from our Diaconate for church members who wish to attend. Please contact Pastor Dominy.
BREAD OF LIFE
Bread of Life 21st Annual Walk for Bread & 5K Fun Run: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 12:00 p.m. Registration / 1:00 p.m. Start, Pine Banks Park, Melrose. This event benefits BOL to help feed the hungry and homeless in Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Stoneham, Wakefield, Reading, Winchester and Saugus. Come enjoy healthy snacks & drinks, live music and fun for the kids. You can register and collect pledges online, or download a printable pledge sheet, by going to: www.thebreadoflifeonline.org/WalkForBread.html. For more information, call Gabriella Snyder Stelmack at 781-475-9060.
Rev. Martha A. Dominy Pastor
Marilyn Glover Organist
Sharon Jacobson Secretary
Richard Freeman Bookkeeper, Choir Director
Phone: (781) 324-2745
Fax: (781) 324-9495
Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 :00 - 4:00