Psalms Sermons

Surrounded by Lions – Psalm 57

Dear Church Family,

Psalm 57:2 “I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.”

Prayer Requests

Pray for the government leaders of our state and country to have wisdom and discernment.

Pray for sound decisions to be made surrounding schools opening in the fall.

Pray for the completion of the building addition which has about two months of planned work left.

Please be in prayer for a unified church vision with the vote for hiring a Ministry Coordinator.

Opportunities to Gather

The Summer Concert schedule is printed, and if you do not have one, please ask one of the ushers. The first outdoor concert was very short due to heavy rains. Our next concert is Sonny and the S.O.S Gang who are scheduled for July 26 at 7:00 pm.

We offer an Adult Sunday School Class every Sunday, at 9 am in the sanctuary. Charles Jones’ leads this class on the Spiritual Discipline utilizing Richard Foster’s book Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. There is now air conditioning in the sanctuary again.

Young Adult Sunday School Class meet each week outside after the Sunday morning worship service.

Our Worship Service begins at 10 am. Please feel free to invite others to our outdoor services. Come out and join us in your folding chairs or remain in your vehicle. We continue to stress giving at least six feet of distance between people while talking or sitting. The message this week is fromPsalm 57 and is entitled “Surrounded By Lions.”  We are now meeting on Sunday facing the ramp in order to make use of the shade that is available.  Parking attendants will be there to guide those who are driving in to the service.  Please continue to park off site to make more room.  We invite you to bring and set up canopies if you would like to do that. Folding chairs will still be available outside the garage.

We continue to offer pre-recorded services of worship and the message. View the services or search YouTube for Butter Valley Community Church. This week we have a Children’s Message available called “Lions in Friend’s Clothing.”

Our next BVCC Prayer Meeting is on Tuesday, July 28, at 6:30 pm. We hope you can join us in this important time of prayer for our church and the needs around us. If you need the link, it was in the weekly email or contact Pastor Mark.

Youth Group is planned for Wednesday, July 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm. We plan to gather completely outdoors.

The Women’s Ministry is hosting a Summer Book Club. “The Masterpiece” by Francine Rivers’ book club will meet for the first time on Monday, July 27th at 6:30.  We will meet at church outside.  Next meeting will be August 10, at 6:30.  Hope to see you there.

Our church is having an Outdoor Worship Night on Sunday, August 2, at 7 pm. It will be in the same style as previous worship nights with contemporary praise songs. Everyone is invited.

The Survivor Croquet Tournament for the youth group is scheduled for Friday, August 28.


Online giving is available on our website under the drop-down menu “Resources.” You can also mail checks to the church office at BVCC, PO Box 97, Bally, PA 19503. Thank you to the church for your faithful giving during this time.

Each year we collect School Kits to give out to students in need in the USA and around the world. They are dispersed through the Material Resource Center in Harleysville. We plan to collect them this year up until August 23. Now is the time to get the best deals on school supplies at the large stores. We have included a flyer to let you know what exact supplies are needed for each bag. The school kit bags are available and are located on the offering table.

Kids’ Kamp is scheduled for August 3-7 from 10:00 am till 12:00 noon. Students in the youth group who would like to help, please contact Amy Hager or one of the other youth leaders. We plan to have the youth go home each day to have dinner and sleep. Kids’ Kamp is open for any children going into Kindergarten through Grade 6.

Pastor Mark

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