Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 16, 2021

03-03-21 Article

Our recent Zoom church service started by a beautiful piano arrangement of Wayfaring Stranger, by Ron Miller.  

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

We are still continuing weekly Zoom services, with some discussion of when we may again have safe, limited reopening of our church considering Covid safety restrictions.

Our weekly scripture lesson was Mark 1: 9-15.  In this scripture, Jesus interacts with John.  He was baptized by John in the Jordan River.  In coming out of the river, Jesus saw the heaven being torn open, and a heavenly voice told him that he was a beloved son, and God was pleased.  He was sent into the wilderness and tempted by Satan.  After John was imprisoned, Jesus went into Galilee and proclaimed that God’s kingdom has come near. Pastor Sandi then showed us pictures of the topography of Galilee, with clay, fertile dirt and stones.  She reminded us that we come from dirt: life may be smooth or have cracks in it.  

We miss our kids!  Talking about dirt reminds us of kids playing in the dirt!  We have several new babies in our congregation we have not met yet, and other little ones who have changed so much in a year!

In thanks to our Penn Yan Public Health Department first responders, our church gave 30 health department workers prayer shawls which were made lovingly by our church ladies.

Remember and consider donating to UMCOR at this time.   UMCOR is sending monitory donations and help to people near Houston Texas, suffering from burst pipes, loss of water, electricity and general misery from damaged due to recent prolonged sub-freezing temperatures.

Several Bible studies have commenced including a Lenten study based on Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, and another study of the Ten Commandments.

Don’t forget the reverse advent calendar.  Lent is about giving to others!  If you want to join our Zoom church services, please contact Pastor Sandi.