Quarantine

Our session decided last night to take the advice of the state and Presbytery and put in person gatherings on hold even longer, until at least Sunday, May 3.  This will be hard as that time includes Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter.  We hate we won’t meet in person but we have some cool … [Read more…]

Some Good News

We are “gospel” people and gospel means “good news.” For us the good news is that Jesus resurrected on Easter day, and loves us despite us being sinners. When we see glimpses of good news each day, it’s signs of God working in the world.  The helpers, the miracles, the love that people share imitate … [Read more…]

Sunday’s Order of Worship

We will not gather in person tomorrow, but you’re invited to join us for a live stream of worship at 11:00 am (if you miss it, you can watch it later). We’ll have it on our website, www.bluffpc.org or you can go directly to the youtube video. If you have a smart tv and app, go to the youtube … [Read more…]

Love

A couple years back, April 8, 2018,  a preached a sermon on 1 John 1:1-2:5 using a book as an illustration.  Here is what I said about it (with a video from the author reading the book and a link to the article I reference): So I’ve been reading another book this lenten season a … [Read more…]

Personal Prayer and Care

Last week I shared some resources that are helpful for families, but I have just a few digital ways to help with the rhythm of your life. Things that remind you to pray.  I have several apps on my phone for this and some are better than others.  I encourage you, even if not digitally, … [Read more…]

Music

Music is powerful. Something about music helps us express how we’re feeling in a way that simple words cannot. Most of the psalms are songs, our lives are shaped by hymns and songs each day. Tonight we were supposed to have a music service led by the choir, so I want you to have some … [Read more…]

Grief

I had intentions of sharing some resources with you today to help our self care and prayer life at home, I’ll plan to do that later this week. But this morning I came across an article: That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief and I thought it was definitely something that resonated with me and might … [Read more…]

Lower the Bar

Today I want to give you a bit of permission that I probably need to give myself.  We are a week into this “social distancing” thing, some of you are at home with your kids, some of you are still working but then trying to teach your kids when you get home.  Some of you … [Read more…]

Sunday’s Order of Worship

We will not gather in person tomorrow, but you’re invited to join us for a live stream of worship at 11:00 am (if you miss it, you can watch it later). We’ll have it on our website, www.bluffpc.org or you can go directly to the youtube video. If you have a smart tv and app, … [Read more…]

Supper Church

This evening we were scheduled to have a “supper church,”  a worship service in the midst of our Wednesday night supper.  Linda Sue Barnes was going to share a reflection (we still may get to hear that at some point in the coming weeks), and we were going to pray and sing around the table … [Read more…]