October 25, 2020

Self-GUIDED Worship

"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." 

(2 Corinthians 1:2)

Join us this Sunday

We are glad you have decided to worship with us this day!  Our prayer is that God would work through everything we do in order to bring an awareness of our need for God; and that God would then extend His forgiveness, mercy, and grace to all who worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).  As you go through each Section of worship, slow down and prayerfully think about the meaning of each section and ask God to speak to you through each part of the worship service.  

Click HERE to review the meaning behind the 4 parts of worship (Gathering, The Word, Our Response, Sending). 

  • Prelude

    Please click on the image to view a fun church Pentecost procession and singing complete with waving red flags!

    For a more traditional pipe organ rendition please click the "MORE" button. 

  • Call to Worship

    One:  We do not gather in vain, for God is working in our hearts.

    ALL:  The love of Jesus Christ calls us together.

    One:  Our worship strengthens and empowers us to share the gospel.

    ALL:  The love of Jesus Christ shines in our lives.

    One:  Proclaim the good news with boldness.

    ALL:  The love of Jesus Christ is at work in the world!

    (For a unique call to worship, please click the "MORE" button as you enter into a spirit of worship.)

  • Hymn of praise

    "Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee"  (click  "HYMN SING" image)

    • To watch a 'Sing a New Song' click on the "MORE" button.
  • Call to Confession

    One:  When we confess our sins it is not God who discovers our sinfulness, but rather it is our eyes that are opened to the presence of those sins and we begin the journey beyond our sinfulness.

  • Prayer of Confession (Unison)

    Almighty God, 2020 has been a year of uncertainty.  The Covid-19 Pandemic has turned our world upside down.  The presidential election this year has been like no other.  Our world is in turmoil, and vile verbal attacks upon each other seem to be the norm. The art of respecting others and extending grace to one another seem to be behind us, a distant memory of days gone by.  Forgive us for turning our gaze from you and focusing, instead, on all the frightening things happening around us.  Father, help us to remember that you alone, hold the future.  This world may be uncertain, unstable and always changing, but you, O Lord, are not.   You are the same yesterday, today and forever.  No matter what happens tomorrow or the next day, help us to trust you, knowing that you will not change.  Your Word stands true for eternity and your love endures forever.  Forgive us for ever doubting that.  In your Name, Lord Jesus, we pray.

    ( Silent reflection and confession) 

  • Assurance of Pardon

    One:  Our God fulfils his promise and is true to his word.  We have confessed our sins.  God has forgiven us, because Christ died for us.

    ALL:  Amen


    Prayer for Illumination    

    One: Almighty God, in you are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  Open our eyes that we may see the wonders of your Word; and give us grace that we may clearly understand and freely choose the way of your wisdom; through Christ our Lord.  Amen

  • Hearing the word

    Deuteronomy 34:1-12  

    1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

    For a dramatized reading of Exodus click on the image.  Begin at 1 hours and 29 min of the video.

    Click on the "MORE" button to be taken to Biblegateway and choose your version.  Click on the speaker icon to have it read out loud to you.  

  • Hymn of response for the hearing of God's word!

    "In a deep and unbounded  darkness" (click "HYMN SING" button)

    • Click on the "MORE" button to hear "All Creatures of Our God and King" (pipe organ)
  • The word Proclaimed

    "Look Ahead"

    Pastor J.C.'s message can be watched live at 10:30 on Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook or our webpage.   

    His message can be found on the above sites at the conclusion of our LIVE online worship.  May God speak to your heart and mind; and may you hear exactly what God means to say to you today as He draws you close to Himself in faith!  Come be a part of Gods' family at BPC!

  • offering

    The Christian life is an offering of one’s self to God. In the Lord’s Supper we are presented with the costly self-offering of Jesus Christ for the life of the world. As those who have been claimed and set free by grace  through faith, we now respond with gratitude; offering him our lives, our spiritual gifts, and our material goods. Friends, let us give prayerfully and cheerfully, out of our response to God's goodness in Jesus Christ!  

    To read more about Presbyterian Convictions about worship and giving click HERE.

    Click on the "WHY GIVE" image to watch a brief video by Pastor Francis Chan on the nature of self-sacrifice in Christian giving.  He is talking about 2 Corinthians 8:8-9 and focuses on the generosity of God and the calling for our grateful response to God's goodness!

    • Click on the "MORE" button to give safely and securely online through our website.
    • You can also "TEXT-TO-GIVE" by texting (812) 504-2283
    • This number is connected to the same system as the online giving and is safe and secure.  Simply text the amount (just a number...like "25" for twenty five dollars and "BPC" to give to our general operations budget. 
  • Prayers of the people

    Our prayers are also part of our response to the hearing of God's Word.  We pray for each other, Christ's church, our community, and the world.  Prayer is an act of faith and it expresses our dependence on God and deepens our relationship with God and with one another.  

    If you have a prayer request, please click the "MORE" button to be taken to our "Prayer" page on our website.  There you can offer a prayer request and it will be seen and prayed for by members of Christ's church at BPC!  May God bless you as you turn to Him in prayer!

    • Click on the image "Power in Prayer" to see a brief message from Mother Teresa about the importance of prayer at home! 
  • Song of Sending

    "God be with you till we meet again"  (click HYMN SING image)

    "The Trees of the Field" (click "MORE" button)

    This is a closing Hymn meant to praise and thank God and to encourage us to leave worship, secure in the knowledge of God's love and provision for us; so that we are ready to love God with our whole selves and love our neighbor as ourselves!

  • Benediction / Charge / Blessing

    Hear (or read) these words and receive them as your benediction (blessing) today!

    Go out and in all of life, worship the Lord.
    Entrust yourself to the winds of God’s Spirit;
    put to death selfish desires,
    and offer yourself for God’s mission in the world.

    And may God give strength to you and to all;
    May Christ Jesus bless you with peace;
    And may the Holy Spirit, whispering within your hearts, give you assurance that, in Christ, you are one of God’s children.

    We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
    In the name of Christ. Amen.


    Click on the "MORE" button for a Postlude on a Pipe Organ!

    Thank you for worshiping with us today!

    May God bless and keep you!