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Welcome to “Friday Connect,” a weekly update from Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, Louisiana.

This is your update for Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

Daily Reading for Jan. 14. Click Here.
 
Second Sunday after Epiphany - Morning Worship for Jan.16, 2022

The Rev. Dr. Jim Freeman's sermon is "How Do We Know?"
 
Old Testament Isaiah 62:1-5 and New Testament 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.

-Worship Leader is Christy Kennedy

-Ushers & Greeters are Frances & Billy Washburne and Linda Nall

Prayer Concerns & Requests
 
Members - Athlyn Boswell, Sheila MacKnight, Annabelle Robinson, Evelyn Rogers, Doris Schmit, Jim Thompson, Shirley Walker, Sandy Draughon (recovering from knee surgery), Tommy Durham, Sheanny & John Hardjasudarma, Nancy & Ralph Henderson, Darlus & Robert Kilpatrick, Angee French, Evelyn Richardson, Tasby Family, Kay Hummel, Dan Goodwin, Patty Krieg, Shirley Huss, Anne White, David Green, Tracy Mapp, Rev. Jim Freeman, Marshall Stewart, and BPC Session members & staff.
 
Friends and Family - Elizabeth and James Christopher Allums (Sandy Draughon); John Michael Dawson, Ward Stockwell, Jess Stockwell (Christy Kennedy); Tommy Shogry (Sharon Helstowski); the family of Caroline Nelson, Beverly Bruce, Sharon Turley (Lynn Bruce); Michele Reimer and Julie Coyle (Sheryl Nix); Kathleen Hignight; Shelly Batchelor (Larry Richardson); Larry Vance (Art and Mertia Vance); Mary Avery (Mae Simms); Laura Kelly, Zachary Flynt and Teresa Price (Theda Dyar); and Mary Ann Shemwell.
 
Our Military Personnel at home and abroad: Shaun Bean; Michael Miller (Caitlin’s husband); Justin Mapp and Hunter Shufflebarger (Dianne & Andy Mapp’s grandsons); Jacob Bynog (Jean Stafford’s grandson); Ethan Harris and Gage Nichols (Jean Stafford).

Emergency responders (EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, police officers), healthcare and front line workers dealing with the coronavirus including our own Wanda Harris and Kerry Lyles. (Please let us know of others.)

Our thoughts and prayers are also with the family of Edward Crump of Alexandria, LA, cousin of Susan Crump and Sid Crump, who died on Jan. 2. To view Mr. Crump's obituary, click here.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Edith Patton of Matthews, NC, aunt of Jim Freeman, who died on Jan. 11.

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2

Schedule of Meetings & Events

Sunday, Jan. 16

9:15 am - Adult Sunday School, Room 204 in the Adult Building
"Worship as Evangelism" taught by Gary Young. This is a six-part series from the PC-USA study series: Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding. The mission of the "Being Reformed" studies is to help "Presbyterians grow in understanding elements that are foundational and significant for their faith." Presbyterians certainly understand the central importance of worshiping God and the manner in which we structure our worship. Presbyterian worship is more than praising God and following a liturgy, as important as those two features truly are. This study begins with the question "Who is seeking God and what are they looking for?" The remaining five lessons explore what is involved with our worship, how it applies especially to Presbyterians, and how the message of God's salvation embodied in our worship can also appeal to non-Presbyterians in our community.

Youth Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 15 - Mudbugs hockey game (God and Goals) Meet in church parking lot at 6:15. Game starts at 7:11.

Sunday, Jan. 16 - Risen Rock indoor rock climbing. Meet at Risen Rock at 2:00. 1060 Chinaberry Dr. Bossier City

Announcements

-Due to the number of exposures to Covid in our congregation, we are strongly encouraging everyone to wear masks during worship on Sunday.

-Presbyterian Women's Gathering and Luncheon will be held Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 11:30 in the Nelson room. Lunch will be catered and will be $10.00 per person. Please RSVP by February 11 to Lynn Bruce. (lynnbruce@hotmail.com/868-3659). The guest speaker will be Nathan Cash, Director of Operations at The Lovewell Center for The Hub in Shreveport.

-Souper Bowl of Caring- Please donate your cans of soup to support the annual Souper Bowl of Caring.  We will be collecting cans of soup until February 13th, 2022. Please drop off your donations in the church office or place them in the wagon located in the Narthex. Thank you for your continued support for local, regional, and nationwide mission projects.

About Our Prayer List: Any member or friend who wants a name included on the BPC prayer list should contact the church office first at 318-868-3659.
 
To list church events or announcements in Friday Connect, please email the following people: Sharon Helstowski at bpcsharon@bellsouth.net; Christy Kennedy at christykennedy1966@yahoo.com and Paulette Freeman at paulettefreeman2020@gmail.com.
 
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