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Happy Spring! We may not be together in person for worship and our mission activities but we are certainly joined in heart!

(See the message below for news about new ways to make you contributions.Pay Pal Account: treasurer@bcgv.org)

This Week's Sermons

Pastor Loring, with Tom Winters’ help, has recorded another set of messages for us for Sunday, March 29, 2020. These are our first attempts to reach out by video so, please, bear with us as we learn how to use this technology.

The Children’s Message for 3-29-20: https://youtu.be/68Dm0RkQjn4

John's Sermon for 3-29-20: https://youtu.be/zImemvuUIIo
The scripture follows the one from Matthew16 that we read last week.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+16%3A+13-19&version=NRSV 
There is also a reference to Romans13:1-7.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+13%3A1-7&version=NRSV  

A suggested musical experience is to follow this link to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing "How Firm a Foundation." The tune is unfamiliar but the performance and the message of God's faithfulness to us is inspiring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Xvr8maR34&list=RDr0Xvr8maR34&start_radio=1&t=6

If you would like to be emailed a copy of John's text, please let Lynda know at mail@bcgv.org. She is working from home but has the capability to send that to you. 

If you would like to receive an invitation from the pastor to join a Fellowship and Prayer Service online via Zoom, a video and teleconferencing app, please call Cheri Christakis at (610) 644-8850. We will all follow the link to that service at 10:30am on Sunday 3/29, our regular worship time. Members received instructions for accessing that teleconference in the "Friday News You Can Use."

 

Previous Sermons and Children's Messages

You can click on the links below to see the videos.

John's Sermon for 3-22-20:  https://youtu.be/MRX_6Y3qMMw

Children’s Sermon for 3-22-20:    https://youtu.be/FoIpXppOXjs

If clicking the link doesn’t work, just copy and paste it into your browser.

The church also now has a YouTube channel under our name. If you go to YouTube.com and put “The Baptist Church in the Great Valley” into the search bar, you will find all of these videos. Look for the snowy church logo.  

Coronavirus Update: Sorry to say, regardless of what is on our calendar, our face-to-face activities have been cancelled for the near future. We are looking at ways to stay in touch and possibly have online worship services. A community email chain has been started to share concerns and good news. Please contact Pastor John in the office (610) 688-5445, to be added to the list. 

 

An Important Message from Pastor Loring to the Congregation

While we are all adapting to this new way of daily life, your financial support for The Baptist Church in the Great Valley remains as important as ever. We recognize that these are difficult times for many of us financially, and no less so for our Church. Your continued, regular support remains vital to the work of our church and its missions. We ask that you help us by ensuring that your financial support of BCGV remains as consistent as possible.

To make this process easier for all, you can send your contributions, made out to The Baptist Church in the Great Valley, directly to our Church Financial Secretary, Bob Clemmer, 39 Driftwood Drive, Audubon, PA 19403-1977, or by using our new online Pay Pal Account: treasurer@bcgv.org

Using either of these methods will eliminate any need to personally put yourself at any unnecessary risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions, please call me, Lynda at the church office, (610) 688-5445, or Ray Hoffman, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

As it has been for nearly 309 years, The Baptist Church in the Great Valley will be here when we return to worship and celebrate together.

Thank you, stay safe and well, and praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Your Pastor and Friend, John

 


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