First Baptist Church

of Birmingham, Michigan

(248) 644-0550

300 Willits Street
Birmingham, Michigan

Worship Bulletin

Enter to Worship

Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ ​10:30am

Welcome & Announcements

Freedom House Presentation

We Greet Each Other

Prelude:         “In the Garden”    (Murray)

Call to Worship:

Leader:  Come away for a while.  Leave behind your busyness to be fully present to God and one another.
People:  We have come for relief from life’s turmoil.  God gathers us as a good manager unifies their team.
Leader:  God’s steadfast love surrounds us here.  We are reminded of God’s solid faithfulness.
People:  This is God’s house, and we have been adopted as God’s children.  God invites us to feel at home here in this place.
Leader:  We have an intimate relationship with our creator.  This is a time for renewal of our promises.
People:  God calls for righteousness and justice.  God offers us unlimited goodness and grace throughout our lives.

*Opening Hymn:      “The Bond of Love” (insert)            0                                                               

Opening Prayer

Children’s Time

First Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 26:10-12 (O.T. page 181)                 

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Prayers of the Community

*Hymn:          “When Will People Cease Their Fighting?” #622                                         

Presenting our Gifts, Tithes and Offering

Offertory:      “Chanson”   (Gordon Young)     

*Doxology:  “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” #147                                 7                                                                 


Anthem:         "Thy Word Is Like A Garden” (Irvin)
                                      Chancel Choir

Second Scripture Reading:  Ephesians 2:11-22 (N.T. page 192)

Sermon:         “Building Community: Native Aliens”                          
                                         Pastor Scott Runyon

*Closing Hymn:        “Bind Us Together” (insert)


Postlude:        “Trumpet Tune”   (Ellsworth)                                                  

The flowers today are in celebration of Shantel and Maurice Gholston’s 24th wedding anniversary.  


  • Preaching this morning is Senior Pastor Scott Runyon;
  • Playing the service today is Jack E. Ellis, our Director of Music;
  • Worship Leader is Kathy Charbeneau;
  • Ushers include: David Drake, Harriet Stewart, Glenn Craig, Phil Babian, Dennis Schultz, Henry Nabors.
  • Today’s Sound Technicians include: Scott Ritchie, Will Olsen.
  • Our Youth Leader is Shantel Gholston.
  • The Church Administrator is Leslie Jaquez.
  • Music reproduced with permission of One license A-604859. All rights reserved.