Community Baptist Church of 

Marion, Massachusetts

441 Front Street

Marion, MA  



CBC supports Turning Point which is a local resource mission that assists families in need.  Baby Point is a subdivision of Turning Point and supplies diapers to these families.  If you would like to partner with us and support this mission, please send donations to CBC and designate BABY POINT.

Thank-you to all who helped with the local mission to support Dameon's Pantry!

Here we go into the shadow of Lent and we must shine the light of the world into it’s darkest and most serious subjects. To that end:

A new report claims to offer "the first science-based list of global risks with a potentially infinite impact where in extreme cases all human life could end." By "infinite impact," the authors — led by Dennis Pamlin of the Global Challenge Foundation and Stuart Armstrong of the Future of Humanity Institute — mean risks capable of either causing human extinction or leading to a situation where "civilization collapses to a state of great suffering and does not recover."

They identified 12 plausible ways it could happen:

1)     Catastrophic climate change

2)     Nuclear war

3)     Global pandemic

4)     Ecological catastrophe

5)     Global system collapse

6)   Major asteroid impact

7)   Supervolcano

8)   Synthetic biology

9)   Artificial Intelligence


11)Future bad governance

12)Unknown unknowns


But God’s revelation to John in this passage says not that the world will end but that the world will be redeemed.  Heaven will come to earth and God’s people will live in a utopia. By inference there will be no terrorists, no bombs in schools and no cancer… and no churches.

The interesting thing to me is that there is no temple in the New Jerusalem implying that it too was part of the unredeemed world and that it is a good thing that there are no temples. We hear about churches dying all around us and we morn them as if a traditional church had been our redeemer instead of the Holy Spirit who resides within us and among us invisibly.

God’s vision for 


Baptist Church is to be a 

Bible-believing, teaching, 

preaching and praying 

church revealing Christ’s 



Sunday Worship Service

10:00 AM – November 30, 2014


First Sunday in Advent


Community Baptist Church of Marion

441 Front Street

Marion, Massachusetts










Praise God in Song:                                                Song Request Time                                                         

Musicians: Iris Love and Phil McClintock                                        


Call to Worship and Invocation                                         Pastor Linda


Responsive Reading:      Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

                                                                                    Deacon Julius Britto  

                                                                                          Hannah Jope

ONE:  Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth

OTHERS:  before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us!

ONE:  Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

OTHERS:  O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?

ONE:  You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.

OTHERS:  You make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves.

ONE:  Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

OTHERS:  But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand, the one whom you made strong for yourself.



ONE:  Then we will never turn back from you; give us life, and we will call on your name.

ALL:  Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.


Hymn: Let All Things Now Living  #22



Sharing the Joy – Meet and Greet




Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Response:
Praise God the Source of life and birth;

Praise God the Word who came to earth;

Praise God the Spirit, holy flame;

All glory, honor to God's name! Amen


Mission Moment


Pastoral Prayer                                                                               

Prayer Response: #490

Hear our prayer, O Lord.

Hear our prayer, O Lord.

Incline your ear to us.

And grant us your peace.


A Message for the Young and the Young at Heart  -   Rev. Liz McClintock     


Hymn: My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less  #405

Scripture Reading:  Revelation 22:12-21                                             

Sermon: Hope Springs Eternal


Hymn:  O, How Joyfully #208














THIS SUNDAY: Process Team Meeting


NEXT SUNDAY (Second Sunday in Advent):  We continue in a new Bible Study beginning at 9:15AM.  It is called The Lord Is Our Light and is written by A. Elaine Brown Crawford. Our Theme for Advent is “Moved by the Christmas Spirit” in response to the request of the group. It is coordinated with the sermon and the Advent tradition. Everyone is invited.


The Back Pack project will be completed Christmas Sunday so be sure to pick up a list in the entry table.









Welcome to Community Baptist Church! We are honored that you have chosen to worship with us this morning.  Please fill in one of our welcome cards and take a welcome packet.  Both are available on the hallway table.

Anyone in need of Pastoral Care and/or in the hospital, please call

Pastor Linda 508-694-7059 or Deacon Julius Britto 508-728-3018.


Rev. Dr. Linda Shaw, Interim Pastor

Cell Phone: 413-329-6511   Home Phone 508-694-7059






















































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