Welcome to Browns Bay Presbyterian

BBP CHURCH GENERAL NOTICE
24/09/2022

CHURCH ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES.

We are holding services at Church. We will try to keep you informed whith what we are doing. Follow this link for information
www.bbp.org.nz/services#notice
or Please phone the office during office hours.



PASTORAL SUPPORT

For counselling and support or other church enquiries contact Robin Palmer.

We understand that this is a stressful time, and encourage you to keep connected with friends and family on line or on the phone. Prayer requests can be sent to office for the church prayer groups to pray for you.

We will continue to pray that all in our community will cope with this new way of life, and be able to find new ways of being a faith community. We can do this!

Every blessing,

Robin
(Pastor)

We're glad you're here! We hope you will find all you need to know about Browns Bay Presbyterian.
      With Gods help we can get through this.

We are a community church comprised of people of all ages and various cultures. Our desire is to help people find and follow Jesus. This means we are discovering what it means to love God, love one another and love the community around about us.

You'll find more information about us from the links on the menu on the left.

From the Pastor’s pen:

09 October 2022

Welcome to BBP Family Church’s weekly newsletter.
Prayer isavailable daily through the prayer chain and email list.

Our Sunday morning online services are held here using Zoom and YouTube.
This is the Zoom link:
ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us...

This is the local YouTube link on the day:
http://www.bbp.org.nz/news_live.htm

If you click on Readings and Vids for each week’s readings are in English or Korean/English parallel when you click on the Reference, Footnotes link.

COVID REQUIREMENTS AT BBP
Please follow good hygiene and ventilation. Wearing masks is a personal choice.

BBP CHURCH EMAIL LIST - JOIN IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DONE SO
Newsletters are sent out by email. To get these and other news you can send your email address to: estellejseaman@gmail.com. We’d love you to stay connected.

THE TIMES WE LIVE IN - WHAT REALLY MATTERS
On 1 October I saw the first Christmas trees appear in a departmental store. Other specialist Christmas decorations shops are open too. I am no longer surprised, as the “success” of the season is often measured by what we spend. I did have a good feeling about Christmas, though, and the good cheer and lovely memories that the carols and the story evoke. Maybe we’ll all feel better, I thought. Some good news. The truth is that many people are living in dire circumstances. People do make a mess of things, especially in the quest for power and money, causing great suffering.

In the reading from 2 Timothy today Paul writes: Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained (2 Tim 2:.8-9). Jesus suffered and died for us. Paul and many Christians through the ages have suffered and died for their testimony - their proclamation of God’s love in Christ. Paul is in chains, but still declares boldly: But God's word is not chained.

In tough places in Eastern Europe and other difficult places around the world today, and in countries like ours resistant to the gospel, God’s word is also not chained. We like Timothy are also encouraged to endure, and to focus on what really matters: the proclaiming of God’s word. Paul writes in verse 5: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who cor- rectly handles the word of truth. The proclamation of God’s word accurately remains the most important thing we do, (and of course we need to live it out). Like Timothy in his day, people will wander from the truth. We can only keep teaching the truth in the hope that they come to their senses (see 2 Tim 2:24-26).

Blessings,

Robin

Recorded Services and Resources are here on our website.

On the menu on the left side of the screen you can click on
Readings & Vids to find each week's readings in English or Korean/English parallel. Previous services and readings are also found there. There are pages with each week’s newsletter, rosters and various other resources On the Browns Bay Presbyterian website. See https://bbpsermons.wordpress.com/ for written sermon texts.

  

‘And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth’ (1:14)

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