First Baptist Church
Amherst, NS

 

Senior Minister

Rev. Byron Corkum

Minister of
Christian Education

Rev. Don Miller

“All are welcome”
If you are new to this church, welcome and take some time to find out what we have to offer. If you are a long time member, thanks for the continued support and input in the daily life of this congregation.
Together we have a vision to make First Baptist Church a people friendly, theologically open and active church. In the midst of a changing world, it is good to know that this church continues to be active and alive in our work for the Lord and the community. 
God bless and enjoy being a part of the family of God here at First Baptist.   
                            The Rev. Byron Corkum, Senior Minister

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING:    
          God of all generations and all life forms.
	God of all particles and protons, of all nature 
                and neurons.
	God of all history and technology.
	God of everything before there was anything.
	God of all yesterdays and an eternity of tomorrows.
	God of all...thanks for being with us here and now.

LITANY:
L:	We have gathered today to have a look at the past.
P:	God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
L:	To celebrate the faith of our fore fathers and mothers and how you gathered them to you.
P:	God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. 
L:	We have come to celebrate how alive and well and at work You are in this age.
P:	God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
L:	Continuing to reach us and teach us.  Customizing your love for all of us and each of us.
P:	God is the same yesterday, today and future generations.
L:	We have come to marvel at your work for tomorrow.  How will you continue to call people unto you.
P:	God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
L:	And we have come to praise you, God of all people.  God of all time.
P:	God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Amen.


PRAYER OF CONFESSION:
            We confess Lord that most of us don’t understand how a Televison works.  We just push a button and have faith that it will turn on.  We don’t understand combustible engines, but we trust our lives to them everyday.  We blindly embrace electricity and cell phones, flying machines and all kinds of technical gadgetry.  Yet when it comes to our relationship with you, we readily question how it works.  We become easily confused and distracted.  Forgive us for our unbelief and give us a faith of simple trust.  We don’t understand how it all work, but Father God, we believe.  AMEN.