First Presbyterian Church Of Savannah
“The Proclamation of the Gospel
for the Salvation of Humankind”
Isaiah 55:10-13 and Romans 10:9-15
Maggie McManus, Soloist
“The Shelter, Nurture and Spiritual
Fellowship of the People of God”
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 1 John 1:1-4
Diane Ricks, Soloist
“The Maintenance of Divine Worship”
1 Corinthians 14:26-33
Gina Shields, Soloist
“The Preservation of the Truth”
John 14:1-7, 19:37-38
Daniel Cohen, Soloist
“The Promotion of Social Righteousness and the
Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World”
Isaiah 58:6-11 and 1 John 3:11-24
Katy Keyes and Grace Imholz, Soloists
Rev. Dr. David Gambrell is associate for worship in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Theology and Worship and co-editor (with Kimberly Bracken Long) of the Book of Common Worship (WJKP, 2018). He was an ex officio member of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song (responsible for the 2013 hymnal Glory to God) and coordinated the 2017 revision to the PC(USA) Directory for Worship (part of the denomination’s Book of Order). David is author of Breathing Spirit into Dust: Fifty Hymn Texts (GIA, 2015) and Presbyterian Worship: Questions and Answers (WJKP, 2019).
Fourteen of Dr. Gambrell’s hymns are in the Glory to God hymnal including “Great God of Every Blessing,” written on the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth.
Annual Foote Series
Sunday, February 28
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Gift and Challenge of Baptism"
For two millennia, Christians have understood baptism as the sacramental source of our identity and mission in Jesus Christ. In recent times, however, baptism has been misunderstood … as a perfunctory blessing of babies, an artifact of human institutions, or an exclusive marker of belonging. How do contemporary Christians respond to such challenges while claiming baptism as a gift of God’s overflowing grace?
9:00 a.m. on-line
The Rock: The Gift of Baptism
Service of Worship in-person and live streamed
Sermon: “A Matter of Death and Live”
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38
“Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” (Exod. 17:6)
5:00 p.m. on-line
The Hard Place: The Challenge of Baptism