Like thousands of churches across America BBC remembered and honored the lives lost and the heroes created on September 11, 2001. Our service began with the entire church singing "America The Beautiful." We'd planned accompaniment with piano and guitar but God changed our plans with a techo glitch. Quickly moving on Pastor Lynn started singing in his wonderful clear voice and the church erupted in the most beautiful ac apella version ever heard. It was a from-the-heart moment.
Pastor Lynn then asked people to share where they were on that fateful morning. There was a great diversity of answers from teaching in a school to peeling potatoes at the kitchen sink. But all remembered the devastating feeling of horror and loss for our country.
The new Praise Team led us in "Holy Is The Lord," reminding us that He is still on the throne! It went perfectly with the sermon, The Glory Of God
Next Sunday begins our Week of State Missions. Next Sunday also starts our Backpack collection, sponsored by SBCV. After church we will have our annual picnic at Mundens Point Park.
What a super day! Our worship service began prayer requests and prayer, an upbeat congregational contemporary hymn, and then a video from special guest, Pastor Wold Zemedkun, of Emmanuel Ethopian Amharic Baptist Church. The video showed us first hand how drilling water wells in Ethiopia can change lives. BBC then presented him with a check for $2,500 to help create another well. ($2,500 can buy ¼ of a well).
Pastor Lynn Hardaway gave us a wonderful message on "Yard Sale Christians," the 2nd in the First Things First series. Afterwards we had Communion together, which had been delayed from the previous week.
The weather cooperated for the Annual Church Picnic right after the worship service. Fried chicken and tons of side dishes and desserts were enjoyed by all, from our oldest at 92 to the youngest who was just 13 days old. Can it get any better?
Why, yes, it can! Why not be part of it? See you next Sunday!!
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!