I love the exciting in-between time when Sunday School classes let out and worship is yet to begin. As folks filter into the sanctuary from the classrooms it's nice to see who has arrived for worship and is already seated in the pews. Today it seemed like everyone was pumped. There was a lot of chatter going on. We ran only a few minutes behind as we waited for the stragglers to be seated.
Pastor Lynn began with prayer requests. BBC was happy to hear that William is home from Duke and we continue praying for his recovery. After prayer the Congregation sang "Indescribable" followed by a second time of greetings and then a rousing "Since Jesus Came Into My Heart." You just gotta love Ms Debbie as she leads the hymns, sometimes asking the men to sing, sometimes the ladies. You have to watch her though, because you never know when she might hold a note out!
Our Sound Guy had a rough moment as he tried to move the projector during the Offering; Satan jumped in, knocking over a whole bunch of CDs and more. Sound Guy never missed a beat and scooped everything up in time for the Joyful Noise Choir performance of "He Touched Me." Beautiful job, Choir! Unfortunately we missed recording it on two fronts.
Pastor Lynn brought us another message on Church Values based on Acts 2. Some of those values include:
Following the Invitation two ladies came forth to accept Jesus! It's so exciting to see folks come to Jesus!
We observed Communion after worship, having postponed it from last week when Pastor Lynn was out of town. It was a beautiful time especially as Thanksgiving comes closer.
The Joyful Noise Choir came together during the greetings and soon gave their first performance of the season, singing the beloved "How Great Thou Art" accapella. It was a full choir loft with almost 20 people singing to God's glory, I might add!
Our guest speaker today was Alex Zabel, who brought us a terrific message titled "Your Purpose." He ended by telling us to 1) Pray for opportunities to share the gospel; 2) Look for opportunities to share the gospel; and 3) Just do it! You can hear the entire sermon @ 2015 Sermons
It's never too late to start attending church. If you were not able to attend today, we'll look for you next week!
BBC is a warm and welcoming family of like-minded believers who come together to worship our amazing God. Since 1774 BBC has served the Blackwater community and while steeped in tradition we also blend in a bit of contemporary to transition to an exciting future. We'd love to have you join us!