Weekly Newsletter May 15th,2015

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FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

 

Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! (Psalm 27,7)

This is the prayer for our Sunday. The first word in Latin gave it its name: Exaudi.
Our Sunday is between Easter time and Pentecost, the coming of God’s Spirit.
That is our position: we are waiting. As church we also have to learn to wait.
There are two options how we can wait. When we wait for a bus of for an airplane we can read a book or we “loose” or time with one of our gadgets. The other form of waiting is: we do something productive. That is the form we have to learn as a church. We work hard, but at the same time we know that the result depends also from God. Therefore we cry to Him. The cry is the original form of a prayer. We ask for help, we pray for an advisor, an Advocate. Jesus promised us God’s Spirit. We are not alone.
How can we discover the voice of God’s Spirit? We read God’s Word, we pray and we consult among our brothers and sisters. This is the Christian way to encourage one another. Let us move forward in this way.

Reverend Roland

THIS SUNDAY AT BALBOA UNION CHURCH

Worship Service at 10 a.m. – ALL ARE WELCOME!

Children’s Sunday School Teachers: Beth Anne Gray & Kendra Walker

SPEAKER: Joel Guerra , his sermon title is : Whatever I do, wherever I go.

First Testament Readings and Psalm Acts 1:15-17Psalm 1
Epistle Reading 1 John 5:9-13
Gospel Reading John 17:6-19

 

Other News

From Our Property & Management Committee

NEW ROOM BEHIND THE ALTAR PROMISES TO GET LOTS OF USE!

The BUC Property Management Committee is happy to announce another phase finished in our five-year plan to refurbish and “refresh” our church building.  The latest renovation was of a former three-room space that for the church’s first seventy years was the pastor’s office, a conference room, and a storage space.  In 1992, however, the pastor’s office had moved downstairs just off the Fellowship Hall; and the rooms looked like this:

BEFORE:

Storage space

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Old Conference Room (dark, no windows, awful carpet, storage space)

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Old Pastor’s Office (windows full of termites, dreadful curtains, storage space)

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 AFTER

New Kiwanis room (looking back towards altar door)

KIWANIS

View towards old music room door

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View from altar door

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Property Management, as always, wants to thank Alexis and his crew for their hard work. The Kiwanis has a two-year lease to use this beautiful new space.

Thursday Evening Men’s Group

David would remind all gentlemen in the church that they are welcome to join the men’s group that gets together every Thursday, 5- 7 p.m., at the Tryp Hotel (Albrook).  This is a time for fellowship and getting to know other members of our church family.


Upcoming Events

Ladies Afternoon Tea

In speaking with Betsy, we have discussed having the next afternoon tea at the Los Ríos Old Folks Home, where we can spend time with their 23 residents and get to know them.  We will confirm details of the date in May for this afternoon tea.  Please contact Beth and/or Betsy for further details or suggestions.


Community Request

We have a request from Beth to get the message out about her missing German Shepherd:

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