An Invitation to Prayer

I’m writing this during the week leading up to the celebration of our last 9am Sunday service. I feel both nostalgic and thankful for what God has done and continues to do in and through His church here at BPCC. I’ve been at BPCC since late 1997. Soon after my family and I started coming here I joined the Worship Team (with my clarinet!). I remember the organ that sat below the stain glass large window, the wooden stage, the library that used to stand against a wall that isn’t even there anymore! In fact, many walls have been knocked down to make more space for more people. What a joy and great privilege that God is using what we’re doing to call people to himself and to grow us in faith and in numbers!

This Sunday morning, we have an opportunity to thank God for all he has done in and through us as a church. During the service we will give thanks to God through prayer and song and following the service we’ll continue the celebration with jumping castles, hot donuts, sausage sizzle, and more! I hope you are able to join us this Sunday.

But I’d like to ask you to do more than that… I’m wondering if in the next week you’d join me in praying for this new season for our church? I’ll be setting my alarm for midday each day, so that it will prompt me to stop what I’m doing and spend time in prayer. To ask God to help us remember why we are doing this and to give us all that we need to do his work in his strength for his glory. To ask that we will fix our eyes on the glory of Christ and the needs of a lost world. To ask that God would bless our efforts and that we will see many more people come to know Jesus. That He will stir our hearts to serve Him and His people in our church family and wider community. Will you join me?

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5–6)