Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 21, 2021

07-28-21 Article

So good to have members of our choir back in church to add to our musicality!

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

Our scripture was Corinthians 1: 18-25.  Pastor Sandi read scripture, and her message was based on what life is like after trauma.  She uses the Covid trauma of these past 18 months that we have faced, to some of the writings of Paul in 54-56 AD writing letters to the people of Corinth.

Paul has made his journey.  He tells the church to be a holy culture.  During this time there is disbelief of Christianity, no Bible for people to read or learn from, and no history.  People believing in Jesus are sometimes jailed or abused. One advantage at this time is that there are people around who knew Jesus and his teachings. In this letter, Paul addresses church discipline, the cross of Christ, incest, divorce, immorality, civil litigation and unity, among other topics.   

Today we find hope among tragedy by knowing we have Jesus, by the message of the cross, by our unity, and success in dealing with a world that sometimes seems crazy, and our hope which sustains us.  

Many of us will shortly be going on an evening cruise through the locks on the Erie Canal near Seneca Falls.  We did this three years ago, and saw many birds and artifacts on our journey.  Looking forward to it!

Ron Miller brought us information on the Hope Walk, coming up in August.  All contributions stay in Yates County to help cancer patients and their families.  Join our team, or buy a luminary in honor or memory of someone who has faced cancer!

Please join us on Sunday worship at 9:00 am. Our sanctuary is open and we also have Zoom options!