Weekly Newsletter April 15, 2016

This Sunday at Balboa Union Church


10.00 a.m. English Worship Service 
Lead by Rev. Shepler
Sunday School starts at 10:20 a.m.


5:00 p.m. Spanish Worship Service 
Rev. Douglas Shepler will be leading a panel in the Spanish evening service


Acts 9:36-43
Psalm 23

Revelation 7:9-17

John 10:22-30

Missions Fundraiser – AAAM program

We are grateful to all  friends and members of BUC for their cooperation in our food sale today, which saw us raise money for the AAAM program, to assist us to purchase food for the elderly.  A big thank you to all of those who donated their time and effort to helping us cook this lunch today!

May – The Month of Pentecost – Celebration of the Holy Spirit

In May we will be celebrating Pentecost, and so will be focusing our worship on the presence of the Holy Spirit.
In our worship, we will be using:
Hymn 334 – Sweet, Sweet Spirit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QZZtmhu3kc
Hymn 347 – Spirit Song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWEDBaFy0SI
Hymn 475 – Come Down, O Love Divine – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLQu6_Tjk9M
Hymn 465 – Holy Spirit, Truth Divine – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-l3crMBYP8
Hymn 543 – O Breath of LIfe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TxIhTJ3VDA
Hymn 393 – Spirit of the Living God – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK-O5nfL1Mo

We will also be using some worship songs that are not in the hymnal:
Glorify Thy Name – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QltVKW6wXdo
Create in me a Clean Heart – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fVliokreqE

Fundraising for the purchase of the Land – Building 773

2 Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”

We continue our recent fundraising effort to purchase the land under Building 773, across the street from the Church & parsonage.  As many of you know, BUC applied in 2000 for the purchase of the land, according to the terms of the Panama Canal treaty, of all three of our buildings: the church, the parsonage and building 773.  In 2012, thanks to the efforts of past and current members, the purchase of the land under the church and parsonage was finalised, and we were given title to not only our buildings, but also the land. At this time, we have title to building 773 itself, but we do not own the land under and around it.

We are asking all friends and members to collaborate and assist in any and all ways possible, financially, with their skills and time, so that we can make this purchase also a reality.  We ask you to give generously, as you are willing and able.

Please contact Leslie, our church secretary, for details on how you can make donations to this fundraising, or contact one of the Council members for more details if you have any questions.

Next Week at Balboa Union Church

Rev. Shepler

This coming Tuesday the Rev Douglas and his wife Aletta retunr to their home in United States, although we are excited to hear that they already have plans to return later this year for another visit.  If you weren’t able to meet with them during this trip, please make sure to get more details on their next trip.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

 We are pleased to have Rev. José Reyes Ordoñez, from La Boca Baptist church as our guest speaker on Sunday, April 24th.