About this Sermon |

In 1 Kings 19, we encounter a desert wilderness Elijah, one who has been changed by the fear he experienced after a death threat from the queen of Israel. Elijah is between in this story: between Mt. Carmel and Mt. Sinai, between a professional high and a professional low, between all kinds of things. What might we learn from Elijah’s story whenever we find ourselves between the mountains?

About this Series |

The Summer Between: Adventures in Liminality

liminality [lim-uhnal-i-tee]: a state of transition between one stage and the next.

The Summer of 2020 finds us in the threshold between what was and what is yet to come. In the midst of a global pandemic, we are somewhere between lockdown and vaccine. In terms of civic life, we are somewhere between unrest and revolution.

What do people of faith do in liminal times like these?

Join First Baptist Church this summer for hope and perspective as Pastor Lisa Hood takes us on a journey through the scriptures, discovering how our spiritual ancestors navigated liminal times, and applying biblical truths for the living of these days.


Order of Worship |

(Start of each segment in parentheses)

(00:00) PreludeMelanie Manges

(03:34) Welcome to Worship – Charles Gullion

(06:10) Gathering Song – “Thy Word”

(Refrain) Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

(Verse 1) When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way,
Still you’re there right beside me.
And nothing will I fear as long as you are near.
Please be near me to the end.

(Refrain) Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

(Verse 2) I will not forget your love for me,
and yet my heart forever is wandering.
Jesus, be my guide and hold me to your side;
And I will love you to the end.

(Refrain) Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

(08:30) Call to Worship – based on Psalm 23, by Christine Longhurst

We rejoice in the One who leads us beside still waters,
And gives us refreshment of soul.
Christ our Shepherd shows us the way we should go,
So that the name of God will be glorified.
Though all manner of evil befall us, we will not be afraid,
For the Great Shepherd of our souls is with us.
We are never away from the love and mercy of the Lord,
And we shall be with him for ever and ever. Amen.

(09:32) Hymn of Praise “We Come, O Christ, to You” (verses 1&4)

(Verse 1) We come, O Christ, to you, true Son of God and man;
By whom all things consist, in whom all life began:
In you alone we live and move, and have our being in your love.

(Verse 4) You only are true Life, to know you is to love
The more abundant life that earth can never give.
O risen Lord! We live in you: in us each day your life renew!

(11:08) Children’s Sermon

(14:55) Invitation to Prayer

(20:32) Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer Rev. Hood

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

(23:12) Hymn of Promise – “Come Away from Rush and Hurry” (verses 1&2)

(Verse 1) Come away from rush and hurry to the stillness of God’s peace;
From our vain ambition’s worry, come to Christ to find release.
Come away from noise and clamor, life’s demands and frenzied pace;
Come to join the people gathered here to seek and find God’s face.

(Verse 2) In the pastures of God’s goodness we lie down to rest our soul.
From the waters of God’s mercy we drink deeply, are made whole.
At the table of God’s presence all the saints are richly fed.
With the oil of God’s anointing into service we are led.

(25:25) Scripture Reading 1 Kings 19

(28:02) Sermon“Adventures in Liminality: Between the Mountains” – Rev. Hood

(51:55) Special Music – “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need”

Harriet Coppoc, flute
Christine Shi, piano

(54:57) Offering

(58:04) Announcements

(1:00:46) BenedictionRev. Hood

Worship Leaders in this Service:

  • Melanie Manges, Piano
  • Charles Gullion, Worship Leader & Vocals
  • Mr. Matt Hood, Director of Music Ministry
  • Rev. Lisa Williams Hood, Senior Pastor
  • Mr. Aurie Swartz, Director of Communications & Technology

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Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

411 N 7th St, Lafayette, IN 47901

Gathering Times

9:00 a.m. - Early Morning Coffee Social
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship
11:00 a.m. - Sunday School

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