Psalms Sermons

Why Do We Need God? – Psalm 42 & 43

Dear Church Family,

I know that we as a church miss seeing each other and joining together in worship. It is difficult to be separated like this, but let us continue to “Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” We are continuing to call people to a Day of Prayer and Fasting each Wednesday. Let’s continue to lift each other up in prayer and present the many needs around us to the Lord.


Long-sleeve t-shirts are being collected by Stacey Strobel’s neighborhood in NYC. We are going to join with them in collecting long-sleeve t-shirts that will be donated to health care workers at NYC hospital to help as personal protective equipment. We will collect them this week and mail them out on Saturday. They can be dropped off in a tub under the portico at the church. Thanks for your help with this project.

Online giving is available on our website at http// under the drop-down menu “Resources.” You can also mail checks to the church office at BVCC, PO Box 97, Bally, PA 19503. There is a Special Benevolence Fund set up on the online giving site for giving toward needs in our church family or community. We have not been presented with any specific needs yet, but we want to be prepared if and when they occur. If there are funds that remain in the fund at the end of the crisis, we want to donate them to Christian charities or non-profit organizations that have been vital as the church responds to needs.

We are out of Fabric Face Masks again, but we will let you know when they are available again. We do have purchased N95 face masks available at the church. You can find them under the portico in front of the entrance doors to the sanctuary.  They are in a plastic bin sitting on a table.

For people asking about the Annual Yard Sale, we sincerely hope to have a summer yard sale this year. It is possible that it may have to be later than Memorial Day Weekend, but we would like to be able to reschedule it if needed. It would be a great way to “reopen” the church for the greater community. We will keep you posted, but if you are cleaning up and clearing out, we would love it if you hung onto that stuff until we can be sure of the Yard Sale plans. Thanks for your help with this.

Sunday Online Service

To watch any of the videos there will be links at, or you can go directly to Then search “Butter Valley Community Church,” and the new video along with past messages can be found there. You may choose to subscribe to the Church’s YouTube page.

We are hosting a Zoom after Church Fellowship Meeting, Sunday, April 19, at 11:00 am. Please go to the Wednesday Church email for a link.

Youth Group will be held Sunday, April 26 at 7:00 pm. Note the time change for this week. Please go to the Wednesday Church email for a link.

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 6:30 pm–We are continuing our weekly Church Day of Prayer and Fasting on Wednesdays followed by the evening prayer meeting over Zoom.

Pastor Mark

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