Thursday, March 27, 2008

Music for Sunday March 30

Here are the songs BBC will sing in praise to God this coming Sunday.

Come, Now is the Time to Worship
Great Is the Lord
How Great Thou Art
Thou Art Worthy
At the Cross
I Will Sing of My Redeemer
Victory In Jesus
More Precious than Silver
-Message from Pastor Steve-
I Give All to You

To God be all praise, honor, and glory!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Music for Resurrection Day March 23

This is the format for the main service @ 10:45 am.

Welcome & Announcements
Worship in Giving with instrumental offertory
Choir Presentation: "Risen Indeed": Resurrection Medley
Congregational songs:
*He Lives
*He Is Lord
*In Christ Alone (My Hope is Found)
*Because He Lives
Message from Pastor Steve Sabin
Now and Forever More
Grace and Peace
Closing Prayer

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Music for Sunday 16 March

Here are the songs for this coming Sunday. Our special speaker will be Gary Barber, missionary to Brazil.

Responsive Reading: The Triumphal Entry
All Hail King Jesus
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
Great and Mighty
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Lead Me to Calvary
Message: Gary Barber, Missionary to Brazil
Response: All for Jesus

It's great to have the Barber's with us. Gary was in the Air Force, stationed at the former Chanute air base here in Rantoul, and he and Kathi were married here at BBC in 1974.

Monday, March 10, 2008

A New Church Bulletin Blooper

I haven't seen this one before today. It is today's entry on my desk calendar "The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said."

Lenten Worship Sermon:
The Surest Road to Hell

Transportation Available.
Please call before noon Saturday.

Comment on the calendar: We didn't realize you could drive there.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Music for Sunday 9 March

Here are the songs BBC will sing in praise to Almighty God on Sunday, 9 March:

Wonderful Grace of Jesus
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You
We Are So Blessed
Forever Grateful
-worship in giving-
God Is So Wonderful
The Love of God
All Because of God's Amazing Grace
-Pastor Steve's message is from Philippians 4:10-20
Response: Your Love Compels Me

May Jesus Christ be praised!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Has a new chapter of the Bible been discovered?

I found this on another blog that I visit from time to time titled The Gladness of My Rejoicing. A link is found to the right on this page. The entry reported on the "discovery" of an entire chapter of 1 Corinthians that, until now, has been missing. As you read it, you will realize that our church does very well concerning the topic addressed in this new "chapter." Pastor Steve does an excellent job in saying what needs to be said, then focusing us upon the proper worship of God. Here it is:

Chapter 17
Now concerning announcements, I do not want you to be ignorant brethren. When announcements are given, let there be only two or three and let them be given in order. Let the announcements be brief. Otherwise, those who are new worshipers and unschooled in the way of announcements, will they not say you are mad? It is better if announcements are written down and submitted to the church office so that the staff may make them. Are announcements more important than congregational singing or preaching? May it never be! Therefore, use your announcement time wisely and thus maintain a suitable balance in the service.

Let him who gives an announcement be careful lest he fall into temptation and a snare. Truly each one who gives an announcement considers his information to be holy. When giving his announcement, a spirit of rambling may overtake him and he may begin speaking in an unnecessary tongue. Let every man who makes an announcement pray that his announcement may be brief and to the point. Such announcements are edifying to the church. Earnestly desire such announcements, but especially that you may read the bulletin. Announcements are of some value but the bulletin is greater. For now we announce in part and we know in part. But the bulletin gives full and detailed information so that your knowledge of ministry happenings may be complete. One who makes an announcement edifies a particular ministry. But the bulletin edifies the whole church. So then my brethren, listen to the announcements but do not neglect the bulletin.

The man who wrote this admits that this comes from his imagination; something along the line of an announcement problem at Corinth that became an issue. Alllllll right.

I believe the announcements are handled very well at BBC.
What say you?