First Baptist Church Staff

  • Rev. Karen Mendes - Pastor
  • Pastor Thee Say - Karen Baptist Community Pastor
  • Annie Field - Director of Christian Education
  • Adam Chamberlain - Church Administrator
  • Evan Allen - Organist
  • Anna Roy - Chancel Choir Director
  • Steve Perkins - Instrumental Group Director
  • The Karen Baptist Community

Officers of First Baptist

  • Sarah Dopp - Moderator
  • Mark Paulsen - Assistant Moderator
  • Cindy Little - Clerk
  • Beth Gamache - Assistant Clerk
  • Chris Thompson - Treasurer
  • Bill McCormick - Assistant Treasurer
  • Marilyn Siple - Financial Secretary
  • Sarah Dopp - Historian
  • Andy Farrington - Parliamentarian

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O Taste and See – October 28, 2018

O Taste and See

A Congregational Meditation

Psalm 34:1-8

October 28, 2018

For the past 3 weeks we have wrestled with the Book of Job and pondered with Job the experience of a distant or absent God.  We know that God was not absent but it sure felt that way to Job and sometimes it sure feels that way to us.  Today our Scripture text celebrates the presence of God in vibrant, tangible ways through hearing, seeing, and taste.  It sings of the psalmist’s experience of God’s providence and care.  So this morning we are going to use our bodies and all of our senses to experience God with us.  Around the sanctuary are 5 stations, each set up for a different sense. [point out each one]  We will take about 15-20 minutes for us to move to and experience each station and then we will reconvene in our pews to share with each other what we have discovered.  If leaving your pew is difficult for you, let me know and I can bring aspects of each station to you.

I now invite you to come; taste and see and hear and smell and touch that the LORD is good.

After stations

Who would like to share?

As you move through the world, pay attention to what you experience and know that God is in all and through all and with us all.  May what we experienced today be a blessing, to us, to God, and to the world.  Amen.