Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 16, 2021

01-27-21 Article

Happy special Birthday to Bruce Westerdahl.  In this photo, he is in one of his favorite places, decorating Christmas wreaths for Quantico and Gettysburg National Cemeteries.

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

Happy 90 years young to Bruce Westerdahl.  He and Nancy have graced our choir and BPUMC congregation for so many years, including being its pastor during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Wishing you Happy Birthday and good health Bruce, and many more happy years with us!

As we see a new presidential administration upon us, we wish all of our leaders peace and good will. We need to remember to follow the truth, while still questioning what is around us.  

Our communication center is active with Valentines Day soon approaching.  Don’t forget to write out your Valentines and loving messages for fellow church members!  

The Living Well is especially in need of bar soap, dish soap, shampoo and other soap products. We are collecting soap products for Soaperbowl Sunday!  

Our recent scripture lesson was from 1 Kings 17: 1-16.  In this lesson, we see Elijah being fed by the ravens as the Lord told him to go to lands east of Jordan and hide there.  Pastor Sandi explained that this was during hard times.  There was much power over the people.  There was prostitution, fear and also human sacrifice in these times. Pastor Sandi showed that Elijah challenged people to love and believe someone they could not see.  He brought a spirit of hopefulness and a new mindset.  

Pastor Sandi brought forth examples of Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King as more modern day examples of people who obeyed God’s messages.  Mother Teresa helped the poor with obtaining health care and avoiding deadly disease consequences.  She ended reminding us that lives end when we are silent about things that matter. What do we do to help others that matters today?