First Baptist Church
Amherst, NS



Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread


Senior Minister

Rev. Byron Corkum

Minister of
Christian Education

Rev. Don Miller


    

“All are welcome”
Welcome to First Baptist Church!  

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

THANKSGIVING

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING:
	Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee oh God, and this morning we come with thankful hearts for great are you Lord and great are your works.  We see your handiwork all around us, both in our world and in our lives.  We look for you with attentive eyes.  We listen for you with compassionate ears.  We seek your face in the face of our neighbours and are ever hopeful and thankful that You can be found.  AMEN.

LITANY:  

L:	We have heard the call of Christ.
P:	The call over centuries of traditions and manuscripts and testimonies.
L:	We have heard the call of Christ.
P:	A still small voice heard over the din of struggle and anguish.
L:	We have heard the call of Christ.
P:	The call of Christ to follow and share.  To heal and love.
L:	We have heard the call of Christ.
P:	They call to leave empty tombs and live new lives with new purpose.
L:	May we be found faithful.
P:	To heed the call of Christ.

CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION: 
	We confess Lord God, that in the busyness of our routine, the message of Easter is quickly forgotten.  We can easily go back to fishing, and abandon any new way of thinking or behaving.  We can resort to the old ways, old habits, and old comforts rather than explore new avenues of discovery.  We confess Lord that we are content surrounding ourselves with dead carcases and lifeless ideology rather than embracing new.  Forgive us God and always fill us with life anew.  AMEN.