The Scribe – August 2022

From Pastor Ken

Summer Worship Schedule
One Service – 9:00am
If you are on vacation sometime this summer and cannot worship, read from the Gospel of St. Luke listed below. Know that we’ll all be hearing what Jesus is doing and saying to us all.

7 Real Treasure Luke 12:32 In
14 Didi Panzo Luke 12:49 Out
21 Jesus Heals Luke 13:10 In
28 Trust Him Luke 14:12 Out (Church picnic)

North American Lutheran Church Convocation
Friday, August 5 – 4:00-7:00pm
Our NALC will meet online for its convocation Friday, August 5 and you can tune in. It’s online from 4:00-7:00pm. Hear and see what God is doing across our continent and across the world. Sign up at The Mission Video Report will be particularly interesting. It will feature several BFLC members and include Didi Panzo and ministries such as the Spiritual Orphans Network.

August 14
Didi and Serafina Panzo will be with us Sunday, August 14. The Panzos are our missionaries serving in the Congo of Africa, working with those experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Didi also teaches at the Lutheran Seminary in the region.

The Future of Space Travel
Sunday, August 21
Bob Ucman, BFLC Council Member and contemporary worship guitar player, is working closely with Space X. He will give a slideshow presentation focusing on the next 10 years of space exploration. Join him in the fellowship hall after worship.

Congregational Picnic
Sunday, August 28
Come and enjoy our annual congregational picnic, Sunday, August 28 after worship service. See page 2 of the Scribe for additional details

From Jacob Oglesby, Youth and Family Ministries Director

Hello all,
Throughout the month of July, we have been so blessed with great weather and great times together. From confirmation camp late last month to bingo night (where kids always seem to win!) and everything in between we are so excited to be able to share food and fellowship with one another.

As we prepare to usher in a new School year there are several fun activities and events that we have lined up for you and your family. I am also excited that I get to spend the week at Rainbow Trail with some of our students the first week in August. These are always such amazing times and I have seen firsthand the kind of life change that comes from these weeks. As always, your prayers are appreciated.

Young Adult
Our young adult group is also meeting regularly. If you are post college to around mid-30’s and you have not yet been connected let either me or Lisa know. We would love to get you plugged in to some fun stuff we have going on. This is not a closed church group – if you have friends or family that fit in this category that you would like to see more involved in the church world we would love to reach out. Just let us know!

Young Adult BBQ
The Bushes and I continue to offer young adult engagement opportunities at least once a month at their house. Our next event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 @ 6:30p. Meat is provided; bring a side dish to share. See page 2 in the Scribe for additional information.

Movie Night
Our next movie night will be Friday, August 19th beginning at 8:00p. We will provide the popcorn and bottled water; you bring the fun (and any other fun snacks that you might have). We left it to a vote, and we will be watching Wall-E on the big screen. Bring your family and invite a friend.

Men’s Support Group
Finally, we have our Men’s Support Group which meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30p. In our changing and trying world men need to know that it is okay to struggle, to be challenged, and to ask for help. Mike Regennitter and Jacob Oglesby invite men that may be struggling or maybe just need an encouraging word to join them in a conversation to discover that they are not alone. There seem to be few safe spaces for men to be real and authentic with one another, this is one of those spaces. We will have conversation, those who are willing can share their thoughts and stories, and we will be given tools for how not to just survive, but to thrive.

For His glory,
Jacob Oglesby

For additional details see Scribe below: