The Scribe – July 2023

From Pastor Ken

Summer Worship Schedule

  • July 2 – Outside
  • July 9 – Indoor
  • July 16 – Outside
  • July 23 – Indoor
  • July 30 – Outside
  • August 6 – Indoor
  • August 13 – Outside
  • August 20 – Indoor
  • August 27 – Outside (Congregational Picnic)


Our new playground is installed and almost ready to go! Thank you to Jennifer Reily for heading up the project, our property committee for a job well done, and to all of you who made contributions to make it all
possible! Wow! Great job!

Appalachia Mission Trip

Our mission group will be in Kentucky on Sunday, July 9 through Saturday, July 15. They will be helping to make a families’ home warm and dry. Pray for their safety, in work and travel, and that their witness may point to the healer of all, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

NALC Convocation

August 9-11
Our North American Lutheran Church is gathering in Oklahoma City, OK, Wednesday – Friday, August 9-11. We are looking for two BFLC members to serve as delegates. This is a great opportunity to hear about the mission and ministry of our larger church and our missionary, Didi Panza, will be there. If you are able to attend, please contact the church office.

Vacation Bible School

A big “thank you” to all the volunteers and helpers who made this year’s VBS a success!! Good food, good people, good times!!! Well done!

From Andrew Koetsier, Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Greetings BFLC Family!

Thank you to everyone, including our visiting Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp counselors, who worked together to make our VBS a great success! Each morning, the sounds of worship songs, games, Scripture reading, and play filled our church. In the evenings, students gathered for spirited games, worship, bible study, and even a couple of bonfires. Reflecting on the week, I am challenged by Jesus’ words: “whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it” (Luke 18:17). When I am tempted to be worn down by the cares of the world or puffed up with the biblical “knowledge” I have accumulated over the years, it is a welcome reminder that Jesus calls us to come to Him with faith like a child.
Pray with me in the coming months that the faith displayed by our young people would take root and grow down deep, demonstrated in life-long devotion to Him. Pray also that when we face times of doubt, that God might give us a child-like faith that truly takes Jesus at His word.
With child-like faith,
Andrew Koetsier

Upcoming activities:

Youth Group on Wednesday nights (6:30-8:00 PM) for the summer: In July we will meet on July 5 and July 19. August dates are 9, 16, 23, and 30. This summer we are going through a series called “Life in 6 Words” that will help our students know, understand, and share the gospel.

Appalachia Mission Trip – July 9-15

  • Pray for our mission team of 14 as we serve and spread the love of Jesus in Kentucky this week. Our blessed travelers are:
  • Cody Buttermore
  • Beka Gershenoff
  • Alex & Brian Gould
  • Peyton Hagan
  • Kenli Kern
  • Andrew Koetsier
  • Sara Larson
  • Karen Pforr
  • Mike Regennitter
  • Ashleigh Smith
  • Duane & Pam Wagner
  • Margaret Zancanella

Prayers for our Appalachia Mission Trip:

  • Pray that we would be open to whatever God has in store for our team on this trip; may His will be done
  • Pray that our words and actions would reflect the heart of Jesus
  • Pray for eyes to see how we can use our words, hands, and feet to bless those we encounter and serve
  • Pray that the Holy Spirit would equip us with what we need to accomplish the tasks in front of us (our days
    are dedicated to doing construction projects in underserved areas)
  • Pray for traveling mercies (we fly to Nashville on Sunday, July 9 and then will drive an additional 4 hours to our final destination in Kentucky, returning on Saturday, July 15)

Family Movie Night! Mark your calendars for Friday, August 11. Details to follow!

Colorado Rockies Faith Day – August 20: We will be heading to Coors Field in Denver to watch the Colorado
Rockies take on the Chicago White Sox followed by a postgame worship concert with Hillsong United.

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