mailing address:  Balmoral Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 17309, Memphis, TN 38187
NEWS THIS WEEK

  • WORSHIP for SUNDAY AUGUST 15

  • PASTOR on CALL

  • CHANGES to WORSHIP IN-PERSON POLICIES/PROCEDURES

  • PSALM 24 - The Creation God Has Given To Us

  • JOHNSON AUXILIARY IS BACK IN ACTION!

  • BPC Photos
  • Last Sunday's photos

WEEKLY INFORMATION
  • Birthdays
  • Calendar of Events
  • OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
  • HELPFUL COVID-19 LINKS

LINKS to DOCUMENTS


REMINDERS:
  • Procedures for Booking a Meeting Room at BPC
  • PW Bible Study Fall Preview Information




SUNDAY
WORSHIP




Balmoral Presbyterian Church
Sunday, August 15, 2021

                                  
BALMORAL WORSHIP 11:00am 
IN BPC's SANCTUARY

Scriptures: Psalm 111 (selected verses)
& Ephesians 5:15-17; 18b-20

Sermon: "Livong Wisdom"

IN-PERSON WORSHIP
Due to the new CDC Recommendations issued Tuesday, July 27, EVERYONE WILL BE REQUIRED to WEAR MASKS, whether vaccinated or not.
SEE BELOW for the NEW POLICIES and PROCEDURES.
You will also receive our regular worship email, with the bulletin and link for livestream worship, if you plan to worship at home.
CIRCLE of FAITH WORSHIP at 8:30am
IN BPC's Fellowship Hall

Everyone is also invited to join the Circle of Faith's return to In-Person worship service! To enter the building, use Office door to the Fellowship Hall.


You will still receive emails on FRIDAY & again on SUNDAY with links to the the services online access for Worship & a downloadable Sunday Worship Guide. 

Previous Worship Services at Balmoral are still available on the 
LIVE STREAM ONLINE WORSHIP
Balmoral's service will ALSO be LiveStreamed online for those who want to "be there" but still need to be able to worship remotely. You will receive an email on Friday and again on Sunday morning with a copy of the bulletin and a link to the LiveStream online service.
Rev. Carla Meisterman will be the out of the office through Saturday, August 14, 2021

Rev. Elizabeth Dick,
our Pastoral Care Resident, will be the Pastor on call while Carla is out. 
You can reach Elizabeth by phone or signed text
at 314.330.0506 or by email at elizabethdick2@gmail.com
NOTICE of NEW WORSHIP PROCEDURES
Due to New CDC Recommendations
effective Tuesday, July 27, 2021
regarding the Delta Variant
the following will be observed:

  • Masks will be worn in the building at all times
  • Social Distancing of 6 feet will be observed at all times
  • Passing of the Peace is eliminated from the worship service
  • Pastor will be masked at all times except at the pulpit when she is preaching and leading worship
  • Choral leaders will be masked at all times except when they sing or lead liturgy
  • Musicians will be masked at all times, except those who play brass or wind instruments
  • The congregation will not sing on Sunday, August 1, 2021
  • Communion is canceled in worship August 1, 2021

The BPC COVID Task Force will be meeting the first week of August to review CDC guidelines and continue to discern and provide guidance for safety for all who enter our building.

PLEASE, FOR THE SAFETY OF
YOURSELF,
ALL THOSE YOU LOVE AND CARE FOR,
UNVACCINATED CHILDREN,
AND PEOPLE WHO WILL COME INTO CONTACT
WITH PEOPLE YOU COME INTO CONTACT WITH:
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of illness (EG: sinus infection; flu like symptoms; sore throat; fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea) should consider contacting your Healthcare Provider and let them know you may have been exposed to a breakthrough case of COVID-19 to a fully vaccinated person.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE CHURCH
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS

Thank you for continuing to observe
the ever-changing policies
as we navigate the pandemic together.

BPC COVID-19 Task Force
Scott Hill - Chair
Mary Schmitz, Clerk
Kathy Singleton, Barry Dotson, Beverly Hooker,
Scott Dawson, Frank Carney

To contact the Chair of the BPC COVID-19 Task Force:
Scott Hill - signed text: 901.277.9794
email: hill8910@bellsouth.net
SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB
Desert Queen:
The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell
by Janet Wallach
SEPTEMBER 14, 1:30pm
(Location to be determined)
Nonfiction/Biography - The daughter of a wealthy British industrialist, Gertrude Bell, comes of age in Victorian England. Intelligent and eager to escape society’s narrow confines, Bell goes off to college and eventually becomes enamored with the Middle East. Her fluency in Arabic facilitates travel in the desert where she encounters Saudi tribes as she makes archaeological discoveries. The knowledge she gains proves valuable to the British military once WWI arrives. A fascinating life and story.
– Led by Jane Rousseau
PSALM 24
‘The Creation God Has Given to Us’
A Psalm of David.

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,
    the world, and those who live in it;
for he has founded it on the seas,
    and established it on the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
    who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
    and do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from the Lord,
    and vindication from the God of their salvation.
Such is the company of those who seek him,
    who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah 
Lift up your heads, O gates!
    and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is the King of glory?
    The Lord, strong and mighty,
    the Lord, mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates!
    and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord of hosts,
    he is the King of glory.         Selah
On the eve of a United Nations report released last Monday that predicts dire and nearly immediate consequences to human health and safety due to global warming, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II told the Presbyterians for Earth Care conference Sunday, August 8, that it’s high time we started treating the Earth in a way that’s more respectful of the God of life, “who tapped us on the shoulder this morning and breathed another breath of life on us.”
“God took time and interest to put Creation in place,” Nelson said, “so we might be able to eat and have enough.”
“I love this world I live in. I pray that I can live in it for a long time,” Nelson said. “But I know every day we violate the principles of God’s goodness is a day we fail to put ourselves into a position where long-term solutions can help.”
“Continue to pray for the mercy of the love of God to be with us,” Nelson said. We’re currently in a “danger zone that can have major repercussions on our lives and in the lives who follow us if we don’t learn to turn this thing around now.” It is the work of the church “to ensure that we do the best we can to make life better for the next generation.”
“God is still on the throne, and God gives us second, third and fourth chances. It’s up to us whether the clock runs out.”
“If we continue as we are,” he said, “the only words that we’ll be able to speak will be, ‘Lord, have mercy on our souls.’ This is real. We can do it together, but it’s going to take a lot of work, a lot of focus, a lot of time,” as well as staying faithful to learning to “love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind, and our neighbors, who are created in the image of God, as we love ourselves.”
BPC and CofFCC MEMBERS WHO NEED A MEETING ROOM?
Classrooms A and B are available for meetings of Balmoral small groups including the Book Club, Writers Circle, Trouble I've Seen, Glenda Ellis Small Group, Bailey Small Group, and groups coordinated by Pastoral Care Resident, Rev. Elizabeth Dick.

Reservations for Classrooms A and B are required.
Please contact Calendar Coordinator Barry Dotson
barry.dotson@yahoo.com
signed text/cell: 901. 277.1596
to schedule the use of Classrooms A and B
BPC COVID-19 Task Force
Scott Hill - Chair
Mary Schmitz, Clerk
Kathy Singleton, Barry Dotson, Beverly Hooker,
Scott Dawson, Frank Carney
 
To contact the Chair of the BPC COVID-19 Task Force:
Scott Hill - signed text: 901.277.9794
email: hill8910@bellsouth.net

We ask that anyone who is experiencing symptoms of illness (EG: sore throat; fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea) not enter the building at any time. 
PLEASE ALSO NOTE: The Church Office will NOT be staffed. Please continue to use your contact lists to reach us!


Lori Lucas (14);
Ruby Jean Powell (15);
Beverly Hooker (19);
Donna Lamb (23);
Barry Dotson (26)
 
Every Monday
2:00pm Writer's Group CLASSROOM A and/or on Zoom

1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month
Ellis Small Group 10:15 am

2nd Tuesday of the Month
BOOK CLUB meets in person in Classroom A and/or on Zoom
The August meeting will ONLY be on Zoom.

(Bible Study and the Bailey Small Group will not be meeting over the summer)

2nd Thursday Evening of the Month
7:00 pm Trouble I've Seen Small Group

1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month
COLONIAL PARK FOOD DRIVE

Now Thru Saturday, August 14, 2021
Rev. Elizabeth Dick will be the Pastor on Call
while Rev. Carla Meisterman spends time in Fall worship planning
and 2 weeks of vacation
TO REACH ELIZABETH: phone or signed text to 314.330.0506
       or email elizabethdick2@gmail.com

Sunday August 15, 2021
8:30 AM Circle of Faith Worship in the Fellowship Hall
NO SUNDAY STUDIES - NEW CLASSES BEGIN in SEPTEMBER
11:00 AM BPC Worship Service in the Sanctuary & on LiveStream

Sunday August 15, 2021
2:30 PM SESSION MEETING on ZOOM

REMINDERS: We must help to keep the SEED children safe!
Please do not enter the SEED area of the building without authorization and be sure to wear masks around the children.

Small Group Meetings in Classrooms A & B must be scheduled with Barry Dotson, barry.dotson@yahoo.com or signed text/cell: 901. 277.1596

Requests for other uses of the property (including the parking lot) MUST prepare a proposal to the BPC COVID-19 Task Force (Scott Hill, chairperson) for review; the task force will review the proposal, then make a recommendation to the Session for consideration.

BPC PHOTOS
Worship, August 8, 2021
Prelude "How Deep the Father's Love for Us"
Leiza Collins, piano
Choral Leaders John Gilmer, Erich Shultz, Linda Warren, William Warren.




Rev. Elizabeth Dick
Pastoral Care Resident
Hymn 11 “Source and Sovereign, Rock and Cloud”
Hymn 771 “What Is the World Like”
MUSICAL OFFERING: “From the Depths"
Connie Pride, Leiza Collins, Linda Warren;
Frank Carney, pianist; John Gilmer, cellist
SUMMER NEWSLETTER
If you have photos or items for the calendar, please be sure to send them by email to Kathy Singleton by email ksingle2@bellsouth.net or by text 901-734-7193!
COVID-19 HELPFUL LINKS
Click the link below to get current locations for VACCINES:

For COVID-19 TESTING information, go to this link:
NOTE: Several CVS and Walgreen's locations are now currently on the updated list at the link above.
Family & friends visiting? Going to visit a gathering? How safe will you be? Click the link here: https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/
COLONIAL PARK FOOD DRIVE
IF ANYONE IS CALLED TO SERVE....
We work every 1st and 3rd Thursday. 
Colonial Park UMC
5330 Park Ave
CONTACT SCOTT DAWSON for more INFORMATION

THE JOHNSON AUXILIARY CLOTHES CLOSET IS NOW BACK in ACTION!

 ALWAYS in NEED: 
SUMMER-WEIGHT CLOTHING!
 Men's casual shoes - all sizes
(new or gently used) 
 Men's new underwear - large and XL
 Women's shoes (casual) sizes 9 and up
 Women's plus size clothing
 New women's underwear - all sizes 
 Toiletry items - new, unopened (trial size are fine)
 
ALSO - New adult coloring or puzzle books are needed for people waiting at the hospital while their loves ones are being treated.
Your contributions really help and are greatly appreciated! 
 
Place items in the baskets in the narthex hallway.

VOLUNTEERS are also needed!
Contact Beverley Hooker for more information!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Pastoral Care this week will be supplied by
Rev. Carla Meisterman 901.235.1014 
       or email carlam@balmoralpc.com
Rev. Elizabeth Dick 314.330.0506
       or email elizabethdick2@gmail.com
    
Session members are your primary contact for ongoing communication. Here's the current contact list:
Lori Blackwelder .... (901) 262-8282 ............... LORIEB1165@yahoo.com
Leiza Collins ........... (901) 246-5031 ..................... leiza1016@gmail.com 
Becky DeLoach ...... (901) 489-3369 ............. BeckyMD2905@gmail.com
Barry Dotson .......... (901) 277-1596 ............... barry.dotson@yahoo.com
Janice Hill ............... (901) 826-9747 ................... janicehill81@gmail.com
Beverly Hooker.........(901) 496-1241 ......................... bev.h@earthlink.net
Ted Pearson home: (901) 754-9796 ...................  pearsonteda@aol.com 
...........................cell: (901) 486-6117
Erich Shultz .............(901) 268-4951 ...................emshultz@bellsouth.net
John Van Nortwick (901) 605-2907 ............ jvnortwick@cornerstone-
systems.com

(NOTE: Many of these Session members work during the day, so you may want to text them or email them.)

Keep in mind that ANY Balmoral member who is healthy will most likely be happy to help you in case of need as well!

To contact other members, the most-current contact information is available by requesting a copy of the BPC PHONE DIRECTORY from Kathy Singleton by email ksingle2@bellsouth.net or by phone or text to (901) 734-7193. 
LINKS to DOCUMENTS
We have been keeping reference articles in the Newsletter each week throughout the summer. It's time to take them out, BUT some of these may still be helpful, so we will store them and give you links to them, but eliminate them from the body of the newsletter itself.
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  • Newsletter Articles & Photos should be emailed to Kathy Singleton at ksingle2@bellsouth.net no later than Monday at noon for the week you want the article in the news.
  • Bulletin Information should be emailed to Rev. Carla Meisterman, with a copy to Kathy Singleton, no later than Monday noon the week before the Sunday you want the information to appear.
  • Prayer Concerns should continue to be submitted via email to Rev. Carla Meisterman (carlam@balmoralpc.com)
 AUGUST 2021
online church calendar
The calendar will take a few seconds to load and, once it opens, you will see the month that we are currently in. To see the next month's calendar, click on the arrow pointing down - it is just to the right of the name of the month. Once you click on that arrow, an icon will appear with all the months of the year listed. Click on the month that you want to see. To see a specific date, click on the number of the day you would like to see. The entire 2021 calendar is available to you.