Pastor’s Note ; April 6, 2020 ; Part 1

Two weeks ago I wrote these words: Even while I have been preparing (and making notes) for a coming sermon on Jesus’ way to the cross, I have been aware that the church may not have the privilege of assembly. The pandemic is new for all of us. I have never ...

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Pastor’s Note ; April 6, 2020 ; Part 2

I am planning on delivering an Easter sermon this coming Sunday morning. We shall not be having our customary Sunrise Service or the activities that follow. But the people of God know the centrality of Easter. We shall meet, in reality (carefully) or virtua...

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Members and Friends of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church:

We will not be gathering for Prayer Meeting or Business Meeting tomorrow night, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. We encourage each of you to pray individually for our church, our community, our nation, and our world as we face the many issues invol...

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A Note from Pastor Don ; March 16, 2020 ; Part 1

In these lines I try to share some of the ideas that will inform the sermon Sunday morning. Sometimes they are ideas that constitute the sermon; sometimes the sermon moves in a different direction entirely. But I put them here for to me they have ...

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A Note from Pastor Don ; March 16, 2020 ; Part 2

If we can meet I shall again put us on the way with Jesus to the cross. The Council knew what was happening, as did Pilate and Herod. So did the soldiers, the raucous crowds shouting “crucify, crucify Him.” But there were others who wondered what ...

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A Note from Pastor Don ; March 9, 2020 ; Part 1

After the betrayal by Judas, Jesus was arrested and fell in the hands of a judicial sys-tem more interested in keeping the powerful in power than in following the way of justice. The business of administering injustice was ramped up to a fever pitc...

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A Note from Pastor Don ; March 9, 2020 ; Part 2

Join with the people of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church as we walk with Jesus on the way to the cross. We’ll experience first-hand dismissal by the religious elite, the socially pow-erful, and the politically expedient. Come that we may see how our mas...

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A Note from Pastor Don ; March 2, 2020 ; Part 1

This Lenten season in worship we shall follow Jesus on the Via Dolorosa, the way of sorrows and grief. We cannot know the extent of his suffering as he made his way to his death on the cross. We often hear sermons and comments about his agonies on...

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A Note from Pastor Don ; March 2, 2020 ; Part 2

But others were tempted, too. Join with the fellowship of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church as we investigate the crowd. Our worship will not be a joyous one, for we very likely will find ourselves among the crowd. We may be a Judas or a Peter, James, o...

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