THANKSGIVING SEASON

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020
GUEST PASTOR:
 
REV. DR. TOM TEWELL
 
SERMON: “Are Christians in Los Angeles
Worth our Salt?”
 
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:13
 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2020
 
 
REV. DAVE CARPENTER
 
SERMON: “God Wrestler”
 
 
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 32:21-31
 

 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020
GUEST PASTOR: 
 
RABBI MICHAEL GOTLIEB &
Friends from Kehillat Ma’arav
 
SERMON: “”Who Packs Your Parachute?”
 
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 29:35
 

THANKSGIVING ZOOM GATHERING FOR 
BPC & Kehillat Ma’arav
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26 @ 9:00AM
Sing some songs and hear some thoughts on Hope from our clergy. 
 
 
Meeting ID: 839 0705 3635
             

 

STEWARDSHIP SERMON SERIES:

BUILDING

THE FOUNDATION

MATTHEW 7: 24
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise one built their house on the rock. 
 
Series Intro: How many times over the last 6 months has each one of us said, “When this is all over I am going to start…blank”? Each one of us is building a house. And when the storms come, and the storms ALWAYS come, we all find out what sort of foundation our houses are built on. We have a lot of rebuilding to do in the weeks and months and years ahead. But the good news is that if our foundations are strong, if they are rooted in Christ, then we have an opportunity to build our dream house on this foundation we have laid. What is the foundation you have built your life upon and as we all begin rebuilding our lives, what would your dream house, dream life look like?
 
 
 
             
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2020
STEWARDSHIP #1
 
 
 
REV. DAVE CARPENTER
 
SERMON:  “Your Dream House”
 
SCRIPTURE: 
Matthew 7: 24-27
 
 
SERMON:  

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020
STEWARDSHIP #2: 
TIME & TALENT SUNDAY
 
 
REV. LORA EAST
 
SERMON: “Time & Talent” 
 
SCRIPTURE:
Matthew 7:24-27
Luke 6:46-49
James 1:22 – 27
 
SERMON: 

CHOIR TALENT SHOW

 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020
STEWARDSHIP #3:
 
 
 
REV. DAVE CARPENTER
 
SERMON: “Budgeting Your Dream Home”
 
SCRIPTURE:
2 Corinthians 8:1-7
 
 
SERMON: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2020
STEWARDSHIP #4:
RECOMMITMENT SUNDAY
 
 
REV. DAVE CARPENTER
 
SERMON: “Tending Your Garden”
 
SCRIPTURE:
Isaiah 58:6-11
John 15:1-5
 
SERMON:  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 2020 STEWARDSHIP FAITH SHARING

SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 2020
LEO PRESS
 
 

 
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2020
THOMAS BEER
 
 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2020
ERIKA SOCKACI
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1,  2020
BETSY NEWELL
 
 

 
 
 

FALL SERMON SERIES: BECOMING A

MATTHEW 25 CHURCH

What is a Matthew 25 church?
Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities.
 
We recognize Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious. And we rejoice how our re-energized faith can unite all Presbyterians for a common and holy purpose: our common identity to do mission.
 
As a Matthew 25 church we make a commitment to:
BUILDING CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY
DISMANTLING STRUCTURAL RACISM
ERADICATING SYSTEMIC POVERTY
 
 
Some links to Matthew 25 Bible Studies from PC/USA. PC/USA Matthew 25 Introduction
 

September 13, 2020

REV. DAVE CARPENTER

SERMON: Becoming a Matthew 25 Church
 
SCRIPTURE:
Genesis 1:26 & 2:7 &
Matthew 25:31-46
 

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MATTHEW 25 2

September 20, 2020

REV. LORA EAST

SERMON: Day by Day
 
SCRIPTURE:
Acts 2:42-47 &
John 17:17-24
 
 

SUNNY KANG

September 27, 2020

GUEST:

REV. SUNNY KANG

SERMON:
Blessed by Doing
 
SCRIPTURE:
James 1: 22-27
 
 

October 4, 2020

World Communion Sunday

REV. DAVE CARPENTER

SERMON: In This Mess Together
SCRIPTURE:
Genesis 4:1-9,
2 Corinthians 5:16-20 
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERING:
PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING
The Peace & Global Witness Offering encourages the church to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our God’s mission of reconciliation to those around the corner and around the world.
 
50% of this Special Offering will go to Thanksgiving Baskets. More and more people are food insecure these days.  Please give generously.  
 
50% of this Offering supports the work for peace and reconciliation being done by Presbyterians across the globe.