Sunday is World Communion Sunday with the
Special Peacemaking & Global Witness Offering
Sunday is the 19th Sunday After Pentecost and World Communion Sunday. World Communion Sunday is a time for remembering that around the globe — in different languages, with different traditions and customs, and in various forms of liturgy — services around the Table are celebrated throughout Christendom.
If you missed were not able to attend the Organ Concert remembering Charlotte Rogers Smith last Sunday, you are in for a treat this Sunday; however, you will need to arrive extra early because a String Trio and Organ Prelude will take place approximately 10:20 am — just before the worship begins. Come early and prepare to celebrate The Lord’s Supper with Christians all around the globe.
Sunday we celebrate the Oneness of the Christ’s church around the world as we symbolically offer four breads from four different continents during The Lord’s Supper. Chose one type of bread when offered and prayerfully remember, especially, the churches on that continent. World Communion Sunday encapsulates the elements of the Christian religion that are the most valued and worth affirming; a sense of unity of people gathered around the Table, a link or connection to past generations who have been nourished and strengthened by it, and the sense of peace it brings to the world that is so often marked by division.
Appropriately, we collect the annual Peacemaking and Global Witness Offering on this Sunday. Envelopes were mailed in the Banner newsletter this past week and are in the pew racks. Thank you for your generosity!
Sunday School Choir Sings for World Communion Sunday;
Be Sure to Arrive Early for the Prelude Special Music String Trio!
The autumn debut for the Sunday school choir will be this Sunday, October 4. Being World Communion Sunday, the children will sing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” at the 10:30 am service.
Our service and rehearsal will be a little out of the ordinary as there is a string trio playing the prelude and the children and parents are invited to sit upstairs in the west balcony during that selection to enjoy the music up close and watch our guests play their instruments before they continue up into the attic to ring the steeple bell.
The strings will arrive for their run-through rehearsal at 10:00 am. The children will run through their song in the church from 10:10 to 10:20 at which point the strings will start the prelude in order to complete the prelude with time for bell ringing and the service to start at 10:30. Thank you very much and look forward to sharing the balcony with you this Sunday!
Attend the Gospel Music Concert, Sat, Oct 10th
The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center (BCCRC) is holding a benefit concert in the BPC Sanctuary on Saturday, October 10th, at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $30.00 general admission, $50.00 reserved seating, and $100.00 for reserved seating and reception with all proceeds to benefit the BCCRC. For tickets, call (631) 537-0616, Ext 16 or Email: email@example.com or www.bhccrc.org.
BPC Harvest Supper and Hayride, Sun, Oct 25th
You are invited to the BPC Harvest Pot Luck Supper on Sunday, October 25th, in the Parlors. Roasted Chicken and stuffing, apple crisp and ice cream provided by our host the Christian Education Committee. Bring a side dish to share. Hayride 4:30-5:30 pm with dinner at 5:30 pm. Come and enjoy the harvest!
Exercise Care When Entering Church Driveways
Alert! During the next few months (as work on washing, sanding, repairing, priming and painting the exterior of the church), please exercise extreme caution when entering the church access driveways! At times you may need to enter through the exit and at times exit through the entrance as only one driveway to and from the building will open due to equipment and work.
Also, please exercise caution when entering the building by foot and enter only by the door that is highlighted for entrance the day you visit!
Sundays, all entrance and exit routes will be as if nothing is happening!
See you on Sunday!
Register for the “Prayer Beads” Workshop at BPC Parlors, Sat, Sept 26th
You are invited to a “Prayer Beads” Workshop on Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10am to noon in the BPC Parlors. Prayer beads have been around since the early Christians went into the desert to seek solitude and to be closer to God, concentrating on “praying continually.” They would keep track of their prayers or recitations of Psalms with stones, which soon changed to knots on a prayer belt, and gradually evolved to beads. In the 1980s the idea of Protestant prayer beads first resurfaced in the Episcopal Church, but today many other denominations have discovered the benefit of having something tactile and visually pleasing to either hold or to help keep track of who or what they are praying for. Encouraging prayers of praise, petition, intercession, and thanksgiving with these four areas incorporated into the circle of beads, they are a sensory reminder of our open relationship with God. BPC is hosting a Parish Resource Center event with leader Karen Smith. A materials fee is $10.00. To register call, 631-821-2255 or 631-486-4350 or Email Us. Or, Go to On Line registration.
Bridgehampton Food Pantry Needs ...
After a relatively low volume through the summer, this week we had an increase in clients at the Bridgehampton Food Pantry. Items which could be used include:
- small to medium canned ham or spam products,
- canned corn,
- snack crackers,
- small servings of orange juice and,
- small to medium portions of beef, hamburgers.
Frozen products may be brought to the parlors and placed in the cooler. They will be taken to the pantry following worship. Thank you in advance. Also, watch the September Banner Newsletter for information on how you can volunteer and help shelf, bag and distribute the food goods to our clients the third Wednesday of each month.
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