5.24.20 Sunday Gathering – Sermon, Announcements, and Resources


Worship Service 5/24/20

Worship led by Kristen RichmondMessage from Pastor Russ Richmond

Posted by First Baptist Church of Corvallis on Sunday, May 24, 2020

Pastor Russ Richmond

“Navigating Tempestuous Straits”

Acts 15:1-21







Offerings and Tithes This Week:
For the next few weeks, when we aren’t passing the plate in service, we will need to pay attention and plan ahead to give our tithes and offerings in an alternate fashion.
We have two options:
– By Mail: sending checks to “First Baptist Church Corvallis”, 125 NW 10th, Corvallis, OR 97330


Drive Thru Good-Bye for the Thomas Family:

The Thomas Family is leaving Corvallis on May 30th. We would like to invite you to a drive-by goodbye on Tuesday, May 26 on Monroe Street in front of the church. The Thomases will be there from 6-7:30 PM to wave and enjoy seeing everyone. Remember, this is a Drive-by, not a stop by. This is not what we wanted for a send off but until we can give them hugs this will have to do!


Town Hall Meeting:

There will be a Town Hall Meeting next Sunday, May 31st, at 1:00 PM, via Zoom.  The town hall will give you a chance to ask questions and talk through the church budget for this next year. The new budget will be a 12-month budget that takes us through June 2021. We will also share our building reopening plan, please bring any questions you have! Stay tuned for specific details on the zoom link.


Congregational Meeting:

There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday June 7th at 1:00 PM via Zoom. Key business at this meeting will be voting on the new 12-month budget for 2020-21. Stay tuned for specific details on the zoom link.


Staying in Touch with FBC:

We would like to be able to stay in touch better with you! If you do not current get the emails from FBC throughout the week, specifically our family email sent every Friday, send an email to Brooke at email hidden; JavaScript is required and let her know so she can add you to the list serve!


Building Reopening and Building Use:

With the announcement this past week about FBC building reopening next week, we in the church office wanted to be sure to communicate clearly  with regard to building use. We are taking this time to start over our building use calendar. What this means for you is that nothing is assumed; If you previously had an ongoing meeting in the building, we ask that you re-confirm with Brooke Staples that your meeting is a go. It will be very important to coordinate between us and meeting leaders on all the new details associated with opening. Email is the best method to get hold of Brooke, email hidden; JavaScript is required. Thank you for your understanding in this time.


FBC History Document:
“The First Baptist Story, Vol. 1”
This book was written as a historical overview of the ministry and happenings of the first 120 years of our local church. It instructs and inspires us to see the Holy Spirit’s work of provision and redemption through ordinarily extraordinary people here in Corvallis, Oregon. Give it a read!


Love INC:

City Serve 2020 has been cancelled. BUT Love INC is looking for volunteers to help during this season. If you would like to help in this time just click this link and sign up to be a volunteer.

Love INC is looking for someone from FBC to help connect needs that come into the Love INC office that can not readily be met by the current gap ministries through Love INC. This volunteer would be called a Church Ministry Coordinator. A CMC knows the congregation, which people are available/gifted in different ways, and is a good communicator. Preferably this would be someone who is a current Love INC volunteer or has prior experience, but it is not required. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, sign up at the link above, Love INC will then contact you on next steps.




“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” Colossians 4:2

Prayer for our supported Mission Agencies:

Our church not only supports individual missionaries (and their family) but also some mission agencies that serve our community. We’d like to highlight Interfaith Caregivers and We Care.

Interfaith Caregivers is a caring community of volunteers from any faith and age whose responsibility it is to work with, serve, and assist people in order that they may maintain their independence and dignity to the highest possible degree.

We Care is an organization that pools the resources of the community to meet one-time emergency needs of families and individuals such as rental assistance, utility assistance, therapy services, food, personal care items, and more.


  • that the individuals served by these agencies would see Jesus and draw near to Him
  • That volunteers would spread the light of Jesus in each conversation they have with clients


Prayer for our Church Family:

Pray for:

  • Our Church to grow in love and unity during this season.
  • Peace in body, mind, and spirit in this time of uncertainty.

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