The Scribe – April 2020, Volume II

From Pastor Ken

This coming Sunday, April 19, we’ll focus on the Risen Jesus’ appearance to his disciples. I encourage you to read the story in John 20:19-31 before Sunday.

Some questions to ponder:
How is our situation similar to the disciples’ situation?
Is ours better or worse than theirs?
What are the risks and dangers of both?
What is it like to have 12 people in a room for a week?

Recently, I watched the movie, ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.’ It’s a story of a community in Africa facing drought and hunger. A 13-year-old boy there invents a creative way to save them from famine.

The movie put our situation into perspective for me. True, I am not able to go where I want when I want. I cannot get together with those I want. Yet most of us are healthy, well fed, warm, and protected.

I encourage you to reframe this time as an opportunity. An opportunity to appreciate what you do have. An opportunity to go deeper. Picture it as a retreat where you can set aside time to read, reflect, and pray. Again, I remind you of the Personal Bible Index on our website. Use it to guide your Bible reading.

Take time to pray to the one who promises to always be with you, even as he was with the first disciples ‘the evening of the first day of the week’.
The Lord be with you.

New ‘Youth Director’
I am delighted that Jacob Oglesby has joined our staff today, April 15, and
will overlap time with Rebecca for two weeks. Here is Jacob in his own

Hi all, I’m Jacob Oglesby. I am a Kansas native, seminary graduate, third generation minister, and have been involved in youth and pastoral ministry for just over a decade. My wife Lauren is a Colorado native from Rye, Colorado and is working for the United States Air Force in the space experimentation squadron. She is working on Schriever Air Force Base where we currently live. We both love being outdoors, taking our dog Echo for long walks, taking up new hobbies, working with our hands, and we’re always up for learning a new trade.

After a prayerful selection process, I have been chosen to be your new Youth and Family Ministry Director and I could not be more excited. I look forward to getting to know each of you and feel very blessed to be a part of such a close, supportive Christian family.

I know that in this time there are a lot of unknowns and even some amount of fear for what is to come, but I am reminded by a Biblical promise that I hold very close to my heart. No matter what we go through and no matter what we experience, God is and always will be faithful. My wife and I are very excited to see what God has in store and we are thrilled that it will be with our new church family here at BFLC.

Jacob will be available at the 719.822.4610 number and the Church email, [email protected] from this point forward.

Watch Jacob’s video

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