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Sundays at BPC

10:00 a.m. Worship/Child Care

11:00 a.m. Fellowship

5:00 p.m. Varied Worship 

 


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Join us for worship this Sunday at 10 a.m. or at our new Varied Worship service at 5 p.m.

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Worship this Sunday,
March 8, at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon  “Zeal of Approval” (Foolishness and Faithfulness)
by Co-Pastor John Sawyer

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 & John 2:13-22

Senior Choir, Combined Choirs, Hilltop Ringers, Griffin Kmon-Horn, Corinne Berntsen-Flute

OR worship at our Varied Worship Service at 5:00 p.m. 

Scriptures:  John 2:13-22

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There are great things happening in the life
of our church! 

  • We have been meeting the needs of the hungry, the cold, the grieving this week because of your generosity. Thank you!
     
  • This Sunday will mark two baptisms – two weeks in a row – with more to come later in the spring. 
     
  • Join us for our Lenten Enrichment time, following the 5 p.m. service this Sunday, March 8. Bring a covered dish to share.
     
  • We are already preparing for Easter – the choir and handbells are practicing, our Confirmands are starting to write their “Statements of Faith,” and Holy Week planning is well underway. 
     
  • We are also preparing for our In Town Mission Experience 603, a full week of service to our community that will run April 26 – May 1. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the life of our church in service to those in need. Come see someone from the Mission Committee after worship in the Fellowship Hall to talk about how you can help out for a morning, an afternoon, a whole day, or the whole week.

    Church is better when you are here!

LENT: Learning, Enriching, Nurturing, & Turning

All to the Glory of our God!

Lent is the 40 day period of time that is focused on repentance and renewal for Christians preceding Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday Service and ends with our celebratory Easter Services on April 5. Lent is a special time for prayer, study, devotion, and penitential practices that increases our understanding of the sacrifice Christ made for his people. This is when we recommit ourselves to Jesus and the Christian life. We have planned three special morning and evening Lenten opportunities for you to learn, to be enriched and nurtured in your faith so that you may turn towards your God in deeper devotion. Join us for one or all of these Lenten opportunities for spiritual growth!

Sunday, March 8, Worship 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

9:00 am in the parlor and/or 6:00-7:30pm with a potluck and enrichment program in Fellowship Hall. A temple is where humans reside to connect with the Divine. Priests –the managers of this divine-human exchange through their rituals and rites-attempt to mediate the divine to humanity. Jesus Christ in his life, death, and resurrection, becomes our primary mediator between God and humanity. If we want to get to God, we who are Christian, must go through Christ, who is the new temple. Turning now to the Gospel of John (John 2:13-22), we see Jesus entering Jerusalem, driving the moneychangers from the temple, demanding, “ Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” Preparedness is the watchword here. We will consider how preparedness for the fulfillment of divine intent is a longstanding provisional of our Eternal One. Lent is a time for God’s people to be concerned about preparedness as our daily behavior, where each action affirms or denies our relationship to our God. 

Sunday March 15, Worship 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 22, Worship 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

9 am in the parlor and/or 6:00-7:30 with a potluck and enrichment program in Fellowship Hall. Christ on the cross works out reconciliation for the sins of the whole world, drawing everything and everyone to himself. What he does, in his work of justification, Christ does for all. The fifth Sunday in Lent places believers on the verge of Palm Sunday and Passion Week. The invitation to follow Christ is heightened for it is a journey that we know leads to the cross. This poses a challenge to believers to either lose self and turn to Christ or to change personal preferences and affections or not. Lent leads believers down the road of suffering in service to the Lord. The question for discussion becomes, “Will we go?

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Caregivers

CareGivers Inc. provides service to individuals who may not receive aid through the human service system and do not qualify for government-assisted programs. They also provide service to those individuals who may be receiving assistance from other agencies, but have additional needs which have gone unmet. Most are elderly or disabled.

We need teams on a regular basis. If you haven't done it before, it's delivering small bags of groceries to 3 or 4 people in and around Manchester. CareGivers provide name, address, phone numbers, and directions. Recipients are usually grouped very close together. 

The CareGivers Main Office
19 Harvey Road
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 603-622-4948

If you can help or have any questions call George Reese (714-4317) or send George an email (georeese@msn.com ).

 

Holy Week Services:

Palm Sunday, March 29

Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the Confirmation Class leading 5:00 p.m. worship in the Sanctuary

Maundy Thursday Service, April 2

7:00 p.m with Senior Choir in the Sanctuary

Good Friday, April 3 

Afternoon-2:30 p.m. Prayer Service at Birch Hill (off Hackett Hill Road in Manchester, NH) in the first floor Manor Activity Room. Join us in prayer and worship with our members who reside at Birch Hill.


Holy Saturday, April 4 - An Easter Event and Egg Hunt for children ages 0-4th grade.

Join us 10-11:30 a.m. for fun, song, story, crafts, cookies and an egg hunt.  Bring your Easter baskets!  RSVP to Michelle in the church office 472-5841 or mjones@bedfordpresbyterian.org.


cross_and_flowers.jpgEaster Sunday, April 5

8:30 a.m. - Family Easter Service with the Confirmation Class being welcomed and our Children’s Choir in the Sanctuary

10:30 a.m. - Traditional Easter Service with Senior Choir and Hill Top Ringers in the Sanctuary 

5:00 p.m. - Evening Easter Service with Communion in the Fellowship Hall

 

 

               Co-Pastors Karen Hagy and John Sawyer



Special Restorative Yoga - Join us Sundays in the Parlor at 3:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Amy Sawyer – amwolfe77@gmail.com.

 

CareGivers has selected Bedford Presbyterian Church as the "Caring Cupboard" volunteer group of the year!

Caring Cupboard is the personalized mobile food pantry program that provides and delivers free groceries to eligible neighbors in need. From the taking and packing of individualized food orders to the personally delivered groceries, this program is totally driven by volunteers like you.

 

Volunteer for Helping Hands!

BPC Giving Guide for 2015

BPC Meals Ministry

 

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