December 12, 2018

With last’s weeks worship cancellation we did not get a chance to announce that the Roanoke Symphony Holiday Brass will be performing this Friday evening at 7:30 in our sanctuary. This is the first time BPC has collaborated with the Roanoke Symphony in this way. It is a ticketed event that supports the symphony and will, we hope, bring a wide group of people into our building.

Sharing our space with the community has long been part of BPC’s ministry, and we never fail to hear good things about the comfort and ease of our space. Those who want to support the symphony can enjoy spirited holiday music in familiar surroundings. Though Session is cautious about sharing the building for ticketed events, the opportunity to host excellent music is an appropriate exception. Tickets are available online at or at the door on the night of the event.

It was heartbreaking to cancel our own Advent music service last Sunday. I think it is the only time I’ve had to cancel worship in my entire ministry! Fortunately Steve saw to it that a good recording was made of the choir and orchestra during their final rehearsal. Kendra is at work preparing a video to upload on the website and church Facebook page, which will provide some consolation.

In Advent expectation, Catherine

Scripture Readings for December 16, 2018
The Third Sunday of Advent
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18