See you in September
See you when the summer’s through
Here we are
Saying goodbye at the station
Is taking you away
These are the lyrics from the song “See You In September” performed by a couple different artists. This song always comes to mind in the June time frame just before people begin to take their Summer vacations. Often we see church attendance fall during the Summer months. However, here at First Baptist Church my observation was we still maintain a good attendance. Of course folks took vacation. It was always a pleasure when they returned.
The first part of September, for the most part Labor Day weekend, is considered the unofficial end of Summer. Most vacations have ended, children are back in school, and we start to see the temperatures begin to drop. People get back into their same old routine. But here at First Baptist Church, we will break from the routine on one Sunday.
On Sunday, September 17th, our message will come from Rabbi Derek Blumenthal of the Chosen Peoples Ministries. Some may remember Rabbi Blumenthal speaking here in 2022 on “Messiah in the Passover”. This visit he will speak on the Three Feasts of Israel. They are:
Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement.
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is known as the holiest day of the Jewish year. Leading up to and on that day, Jews traditionally ask for forgiveness for our wrongdoings from God and from our fellow human beings.
Sukkot is a week-long Jewish holiday that celebrates the fall harvest. It is one of the most joyful festivals in Judaism, meant to bring families, friends and communities together. The holiday also commemorates the 40 years that Jews spent in the desert after escaping slavery in Egypt.
We look forward to hearing from him and immediately following the worship service we will enjoy a meal in the fellowship hall.
Yours in Christ,