Morning Worship for October 9, 2022 - Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The liturgical color is green.
Rev. Jim Freeman's sermon is "A Revolutionary Gospel."
First Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Second Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-14 Third Scripture Reading: Luke 17:11-19
Worship Leader is SuZanne Wilson; Head Usher is Barbara Callaway with usher Jo Lynn Olita and greeter Andy Mapp.
Choral Anthem is Jubilate, Sing Praise!
Prayer Concerns & Requests
-Members: Athlyn Boswell, Juanita Kahler, Sheila MacKnight, Evelyn Rogers, Doris Schmit, Jim Thompson, Shirley Walker, Sandy Draughon, Tommy Durham, Dan Goodwin, Nancy & Ralph Henderson, Shirley Huss, Patty Krieg, Darlus & Robert Kilpatrick, Evelyn Richardson, Mary Jane Ring, Angee French, Mertia Vance, Todd Kidd, and Christy Kennedy.
-Friends and Family - Elizabeth Allums, James Christopher Allums (Sandy Draughon); Kayla Stafford (Jean Stafford); John Michael Dawson, Ward Stockwell (Christy Kennedy); Janet Bouso, Beverly Bruce, Mona Duncan, Cam Watson (Lynn Bruce); Johnnie Hall, Allen Barnes (Linda Chavies); Michelle & Phillip Green (Anna Kay Kidd); Shawn Bradford (Jimmy & Jerri Latham); Mike Scarlato (Rick Rowell); Edd Smith (Christy Kennedy & Paulette Freeman); Dan Highnight & family; Jeff & Christi Boyd (our missionaries in the Republic of Condo).
-Our Military Personnel at home and abroad: Shaun Bean; Michael Miller (Caitlin Miller); Justin Mapp and Hunter Shufflebarger (Dianne & Andy Mapp); Jacob Bynog, Ethan Harris, and Gage Nichols (Jean Stafford).
-Educators, including our own Tracey Cox, Diana Darwin, Nikki Doughty, Dakota Gauthier, Karen Joines, Erin Pizarro; and our Mother's Day Out program staff and children.
-Special prayers for the family of the Rev. Kathleen Hignight. In life and in death we belong to God. Kathleen Thompson Hignight entered the Church Triumphant on September 28, 2022, surrounded by her family She is survived by her husband Dan; daughter Laura and husband Michael Bearden, son, Joshua and wife Karin Gilje; and her heart’s delight-- grandchildren Matthew and Mikayla Bearden and Eva Gilje-Hignight; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be announced in the future.
-Special prayers for James Christopher Allums (Sandy Draughon's grandson). He has been in the hospital with an infection.
-Special prayers for friends of Tracey Cox, whose nephew and 3 of his friends were in an ATV accident. Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2
Schedule of Meetings & Events
-Every Friday - Fun Fridays in the Adult Building
-Every Wednesday - Choir Practice at 6:30 pm
-Sundays thru October 16 - 9:15am - Adult Sunday School class taught by Ruth Ann Folsom, is studying the book, "The Lord's Prayer: The Meaning and Power of Prayer Jesus Taught" by Adam Hamilton. We are on Chapter 5.
Tuesday, October 11 - Youth Project: Pack Geaux Bags! Members are also invited to help. Meet at 1125 Forum Drive at 8:45 am.
Tuesday, October 11 - Circle #1 meets at 2:00 pm in the Adult Building.
Tuesday, October 11 - Circle #2 meets at 6:00 pm at Cantina Laredo.
Tuesday, October 18 - Circle #3 meets at 10:00 am in the Adult Building.
-Friday, November 4 - The Second Annual Conference on Alzheimer's & Dementia. For more information see Paulette Freeman or Christy Kennedy.
-November 4-5 - Mission Market at Broadmoor Methodist Church. Volunteers needed to work our booth and strong backs are needed to help on Saturday to pack up.
-November 6 - Daylight Saving Time End
-Sunday, November 6 - 1:30 - 6:00 pm - Annual Cole Farm Outing located in Grand Cane. Ride on the hay wagon, saddle up for a horseback ride, climb the hay bales in the barn, fish in the stocked pond, ride on a airboat (and spot an alligator or two), feast on delicious barbeque and enjoy the country life!
-November 12-13 - BPC 75th Anniversary Celebration. We are inviting former members who have moved away to take part in the celebration with us. Jointly planning the celebration are the Love in Christ & Grow in Faith Ministries.
-Happy Birthday to Nita Kahler who turned 90 last Sunday!
-Rev. Jim Freeman will be vacation beginning Monday, October 10 through October 21 and will be out of the country and attending his daughter's wedding in The Netherlands. Prayers for safe travel for Jim and his son, William, are appreciated.
-Our guest preacher for October 16 is Gary Young.
-The 75th Anniversary planning committee needs your help! We would like to present a slide show for our celebration using photos from our members. We would also like to display photos on tables. Please send digital photos to email@example.com. All other photos should be labeled with your family name so they may be returned to you. All photos may be given to Lynn Bruce or Christy Kennedy.
-Adult Sunday School Study: October 23 - November 20 - Christian Prayer for Today by Martha L. Moore-Keish. This volume in the popular For Today series deals with one of the most central and important aspects of Christian living—the practice of prayer. While we are familiar with prayer, numerous questions surround it. Theologian Martha Moore-Keish addresses questions such as, “Who is the God we encounter in prayer?”, “Who are we who pray?”, and “What does prayer do?” Her solid theological discussions and illustrations are wonderfully readable and helpful. Moore-Keish goes on to consider other issues, such as times, contexts, and modes of prayer. The book provides fresh help for understanding and revitalizing prayer life, challenges readers to engage all the senses while in prayer and invites them to use prayer as the chief exercise of faith. Both groups and individuals can use this deeply theological yet engaging book and its discussion questions to increase their understanding of prayer and to enrich their prayer practice.
-Volunteers for worship leaders, ushers, and greeters are needed. Please see Barbara Callaway to schedule.
-From Highland Center Ministries: Every Tuesday at 12pm - Senior lunches are available for $4 in the gymnasium. All Seniors are invited.
About Our Prayer List: Any member or friend who wants a name included on the BPC prayer list should contact the church office at 318-868-3659. Thank you.