The Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost-September 30, 2018, 10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 55:1-7; Psalm 111; I Corinthians 10:14-17, 11:23-26; John 6:41-58 

Message:  “More Than Hearing”  Rev. Leslie 


  • Deacons meeting is Wednesday, October 3 at 6:00 pm.

  • A Joint meeting of the Deacons and the Session is Wednesday, October 3 at 6:15 pm.

  • Session meeting is Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm.

  • Next Sunday, October 7 is World Communion Sunday.  Holy Communion will be celebrated! 

  • The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry next Sunday, October 7. 

  • Anyone who placed an order for Apple Dumplings from the Evangelism and Missionary Committee may pick their orders up in the church kitchen from 12 noon-2 pm today, September 30.

  • We are hosting visitors on Sunday, October 7.  Felicia is from New Castle and Jacob is from Barahona, Dominican Republic.  They are a happily married couple who felt God's calling in Barahona; this is a very rural part of the DR that does not get any kind of government assistance (as the resorts are on the other side of the island).  Felicia and Jacob have started a few different programs for the people of Barahona - such as sponsorships for school uniforms - and they have MANY plans for the future.  They are coming to BPC to help us kick off a new Christmas Project - we want the congregation to sponsor one (or more) of the children from their hometown (and a few surrounding) and buy them one special Christmas gift.  Felicia and Jacob will explain more!  They will be taking over the Sunday School hour (and a light breakfast will be provided!) and then also be part of the church service, with a coffee hour to follow.  They are a wonderful young couple who have taken up this mission on their own and are very deserving of our time and prayers.  I'm hopeful we can start to partner with them through their journey!

  • Pastor Nathan and Rev. John Lersch are going to be co-leading a Bible Study called “Finding Jesus in Leviticus,” a fall Bible study on the book of Leviticus.  We will gather 9:30 a.m. at MoCo House on Monday, October 8.  Please read Leviticus 8-10 for our discussion.

  • Presbyterian Women Doing without Bank envelopes were passed out last Sunday, September 16 and collection date is Sunday, October 14, monies are divided 1/3 to City Rescue Mission, 1/3 to Food Bank in Farrell, and 1/3 to Presbyterian Hunger Fund.

  • Presbyterian Women's Fall Gathering will be Saturday, October 20, 8:30 am at Northminster in New Castle. Registration forms will be on the Narthex table, they need to be turned in by Wednesday, October 17 with $8 for lunch.  Presbyterian Women is collecting items for "Feed My Sheep" to be taken to our Fall Gathering. (Dish Soap, Bar Soap, Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner) there will be a box in the Narthex.

  • The following items are needed: Paper Products (Kleenex, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, and Napkins) or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; please make checks payable to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to our HOPE Representative:  Ruth Ann Herman.

  • Our Ham Loaf Dinner is Saturday, October 27 from 5-7 pm.  The cost is Adults $ 10, Children 6-12 $ 5 and 5 and under are FREE.  The proceeds from the Ham Loaf Dinner will go to the General Fund.  All money, reservations and unsold tickets for the Ham Loaf Dinner must be returned to Roberta Gibson no later than Sunday, October 21.       

    Local Happenings

  • Golf Outing to benefit MoCo House will be held on Saturday, Oct 6 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Pulaski, PA at 7:30 AM.  Registration Forms are available at the coffee house and need to be returned by Friday, September 28.   Any questions, please call the coffee house at 724-667-4293, email: or stop in MOCO for more details.

  • MoCo House is seeking an Assistant Manager for our shop.  This is a part-time position.  Interested parties should send their resume along with a cover letter to     

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