September 12th, 2018


Currently, Hurricane Florence is expected to bring us heavy rainfall and high winds starting this weekend. As with any severe weather that could affect Sunday School, Worship, and Youth Group, we will make a decision by 8am on Sunday Morning.

While we don’t expect to cancel, on Sunday morning you can check the website, Facebook group, and your email for information.  

For the next three Sundays we will be emphasizing global mission in worship. As last year, we are not going to lift up the primary places where BPC is involved overseas: Guatemala, Malawi and Bangladesh. Instead we are looking at three themes and how they impact people everywhere. This week’s theme is education. The following week we’ll consider disaster relief, and the emphasis for the final week will be advocacy.

As ever when we plan things far ahead, the Holy Spirit is way out in front of us! The Lectionary scripture for this Sunday (education) reads “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” The disaster assistance theme is falling the week immediately after a major hurricane makes landfall in the US. The emphasis on advocacy comes in a week when the Lectionary text has to do with Jesus approval of all who do deeds in his name.

I look forward to opening up these themes in the weeks ahead, and discovering what God will disclose.

Peace, Catherine

Scripture Readings
Proverbs 1:20-33
Psalm 19
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38