Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 21, 2021

08-05-20 Article

Birthday boy Dave Perl dishes up bananas and brownies for our drive-through ice cream social.

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

Over 60 people were served bananas, brownies, ice cream and toppings at our recent ice cream event.  The weather has been great for dining experiences, as we pick up food items at various stations.  Some of our stay-at-home folks also were taken a dessert surprise. 

About 13 people attended a Thursday indoor prayer service, following socially distanced rules and masking.  The team is looking at when, and how best to open the church for services. Attendance will be limited due to our current restrictions.  Plans are for the services to be live-streamed as well.  We recently obtained a special camera and equipment to allow us to do that, when the decision is made to proceed.

On Sunday, we continued our study of Paul by reading the scripture of 2 Corinthians 4: 1-18, the treasure in clay jars.  The scripture goes on to tell us that we are afflicted in every way, we are pressed but not crushed, we are persecuted but not forsaken, we are struck down but not destroyed and we are perplexed but not in despair.

There is a treasure in clay jars. The power belongs to God however and does not come from us. Like a clay jar, we can be broken, and then put together through Jesus.  We can be either woven or glued back together.  God puts us back together with love.

Our service ended with a past beautiful duet by Cooper Bascom and his wife, who had come up last year to visit grandfather Gordon Bascom at Keuka.  Both of them are very talented nationally known musicians.

We are finishing up two of our Bible studies until September, but still have a few weeks to go on the Epic of Eden, our Old Testament study.  Stay tuned to what is coming next.