The past couple of weeks the BPC section of the cemetery fence on the East side of the church has been sanded and cleaned for painting.

Here’s What’s Happening Sunday ...

Welcome to the Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost — August 21st!
“Worship in the Garden” at 8:30 am; “Worship in the Sanctuary” at 9:30 am

Welcome to the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost — with both “Worship in the Garden” as well as “Worship in the Sanctuary”!

The lectionary readings for this Sunday, August 21st, include from the Older Testament Isaiah 58:9b-14, where Isaiah says, Remove the yoke; help the poor; refrain from trampling the Sabbath; the Psalm of the day is Psalm 103, where the Psalmist says, Bless the Lord, O my soul; the Lord forgives, heals, and redeems; and, in the Newer Testament, the epistle reading comes from Hebrews 12:18-29, where the writer calls on the Hebrews to worship with reverence and awe; our God is a consuming fire; and, the gospel reading is from Luke 13:10-17, where Jesus heals a woman on the Sabbath; a synagogue leader objects. Pastor Peter will be taking his son Mark to begin his freshman year at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and we will have a “Summer Hymn Sing” at the 8:30 am Worship in the Garden service and at the 9:30 am Worship in the Sanctuary service.

Sunday School is on hiatus for the summer months, and will resume on “Welcome Back! Sunday,” September 11th, when worship resumes its 10:30 am time slot. A Children’s Message will be offered during the summer months!

And, as usual, the worship service will be live-streaming on your home computer or smart-phone, beginning at 10:30 am, on the BPC webpage at: or

Music Notes ...

This Sunday, August 21st, our offertory is taken from Elijah composed in 1846. In 1829 Mendelssohn organized the first performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion since Bach's passing. He also studied the oratorios of Handel, which never went out of popularity. He modeled Elijah on these two masters' works; however, the lyricism and orchestral color were his own. He discussed such a work as early as 1830 and turned again to librettist Julius Schubring, who worked on his earlier St. Paul oratorio. First composed in German, he turned to William Bartholomew to translate and work with the composition to support the English version. The text is taken from the Book of Kings with Psalms. Along with our hymn sing, we will have other special music as well. Come out and worship God!

CE Committee to Meet on Wednesday!

The Christian Education Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the home of Emily Otto. They will plan the “Welcome Back!” Sunday and the registration and beginning of Sunday School and Hot Dog Picnic on Sunday, September 11th, when worship hours resume at 10:30 am.

Recent News ...

BPC Seeks Part-Time Custodian / Church Sexton to Begin September 1st

The following classified ad has been running in the Press and on the web classified. Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church seeks prompt, self-motivated, organized person with exceptional follow-up skills; provides various routine custodial/maintenance tasks, ensuring cleanliness, sanitary conditions, and appearance of facilities; flexible schedule determined by church activities/events; email resume to: or fax to: 631-537-7596. Please pass on the word!

Bridgehampton Community Food Pantry Needs New Home!

The Bridgehampton Community Food Pantry was informed this week that the pantry must relocate by the end of August. If anyone has a suggestion of space, temporary or long range, please speak to Tom White as soon as possible.

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 33rd Season Continues through End of August

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival began the first week of its 33rd season in the sanctuary of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church with two evenings of Mozart: A Portrait in Music and Words, a journey exploring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life through his music and letters, featuring narration is by six-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Alan Alda on Sunday and Monday, July 31 and August 1. For the first time in its history, the Free Outdoor Concert “Summer Winds” will be held on the BPC grounds in a large tent set up in the field Wednesday, August 3. The following is a listing of BCMF’s other concerts and events all beginning at 6:30 pm in the BPC sanctuary (unless noted otherwise):

  • August 19: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos; Wm. Brian Little Concert at the Channing Sculpture Garden, Wine tasting & appetizers at 6:00 pm and Concert at 7:00 pm
  • August 21: Profound Virtuosity
  • August 24: Bolcom/Boccherini/Brahms
  • August 27: Baroque Saturday: Lully’s Legacy: From the Court of the Sun King
  • August 28: Festive Finale

Full information on the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival and tickets can be found online at

Summer Worship Hours ...

Worship in the sanctuary begins at 9:30 am throughout the summer. “Worship in the Garden” at 8:30 am in July and August.

Summer “Worship in the Sanctuary” Begins at 9:30 am;
And In July and August, “Worship in the Garden” Begins at 8:30 am!

Summer “Worship in the Sanctuary” will take place Sundays at 9:30 am and will continue throughout the summer and on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Sunday, September 11th is “Welcome Back! Sunday,” when we will resume Regular Worship Hours at 10:30 am with Sunday School returning following the summer break.

And, Sundays in July and August we will once again hold the popular outdoor shortened “Worship in the Garden” at 8:30 am. The early service is located just off the field behind The Parlors in the shade with a fine view of the Memorial Garden. Come to one or both summer services!

The “Thankful Giver” Corner ...

Whenever you see the “Give Now” button on our church Website or E-pistle, simply “click” on it and complete the easy and safe form to make your donation.

Your Generosity Helps Us Serve: Use BPC’s Online Giving Option!

BPC members and friends can now give to the church online — just as you do for many charities — using a debit or credit card or electronic funds transfer to support our congregation’s ministries!

All you have to do is click on the “Give Now” button on our church website: You will be redirected to the Presbyterian Mission Exchange and our Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church “Donate” page. A secure form is easily completed and you can designate and make your donation all in a matter of minutes. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring donation as your weekly offering or stewardship pledge. It is the generosity of members and friends like you that allows us to do what we do.

By clicking “Give Now” and filling out the form, we realize that you are trusting us with your money. We want you to know that every attempt has been made to make this process simple, easy and safe. The information you provide is encrypted, secure and confidential. We appreciate your confidence in our ministry and value your contribution through our partnership with Presbyterian Mission Exchange (a service of the Presbyterian Foundation).

In order for you to make your online donation, simply “click” on the icon and complete the form, indicating your choice of the funds available:

  • Capital Improvement Fund
  • Mission Fund
  • General Fund
  • Music Fund

If you wish to designate a donation more specifically, check “General Fund” and indicate the special work you wish to support in the “Note” area near the bottom of the form. Your transaction will appear on your statement as BB - Presbyterian Foundation. You will receive an email acknowledgement and expression of gratitude. Your full donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Go ahead! Give it a try! Why not become familiar with how it works by donating $10.00 to the Capital Improvement Fund. It’s that easy!

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