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January 24, 2021

WORSHIP

Sermon: Dreams Versus Reality

(Genesis 39:1-39)


Fourth week in the series

Featured Verse: Genesis 39:5
From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had, in house and field.

Sermon Summary
Joseph had dreams. In his dreams, he was reigning. Then those dreams crashed into reality. First, his brothers threw him into a pit. Then, they sold him into slavery. What happens when dreams crash into reality?

Music
Linzy Westman & Band

Battle Belongs [B]
Heal Our Land[D]
Be Thou My Vision [G]

Host
Rolana Smith

Message
Scott Grant

Other
Video – Well Wishes for Andy Burnham

Next Week

We continue our sermon series titled “The Story of Joseph” with a message from Paul Taylor from Genesis 40.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Andy Burnham

How does one say farewell to Andy Burnham, longtime—and beloved—pastor and elder at PBC? You can’t do it. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it, because Andy, who is “retiring” at the end of this month, isn’t really retiring. True, he won’t be serving as an official “elder” or “pastor” anymore, but he’s planning to continue serving among us, especially by using his teaching and counseling gifts. Thanks so much for loving us, Andy! And thanks for sticking around!

Following Jesus and Loving the LGBTQ Community Presentation

Tonight, 7:00 pm
Live in Facebook Group
*
Our statement on marriage and sexuality will be available HERE today at noon.

There is a growing divide within the church over God’s design for human sexuality. Join us as we share our Biblical convictions about sexuality, hear experiences of what it is like to be LGBTQ in the church, and explore ways in which we can love the LGBTQ community with the love of Christ.

*The Facebook Group is private group. Join now if you are not already a member at https://www.facebook.com/groups/peninsulabiblechurch

Gallery Exhibition

Transformation – A solo show by Paul Schick

The Story of Joseph sermon series is a story about transformation. Paul’s work helps bring the themes of change and transition to life. Paul is a local Bay Area artist who attends PBC. Browse the gallery.

Communion

Next Sunday we will give thanks for the forgiveness of our sins and our new life in Christ by celebrating communion. In preparation, gather your crackers and juice (or similar items).

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Family Dedication

Family Dedication is a time when parents publicly express their commitment to the Lord to raise their child in a way that brings honor to his name. If you are interested in having your child dedicated to the Lord, please contact Bekah Lopez, our Elementary & Events Director, at [email protected].

PBC Missionary Update

Elsie Muñoz (Soderberg) and Arthur Rogers have recently transitioned from being PBC missionaries and are no longer working for their respective ministries (Zozu Project and Cru). We’re grateful that Elsie and Arthur each responded to their respective calls to serve our Lord these past three years, and for the opportunity to partner with them as their sending church. If you would like to continue to support either organization, please donate directly to their organizations.

PRAY

Prayer Requests/Praise Reports

How can we pray for you? Text your prayer request to 650-679-7729 during this morning’s service and the pastors and elders will pray for you during this coming week. You can also send your prayer request to pbc.org/pray (or click “Prayer” at the top of the page). We’d also like to hear your praise reports for prayers you previously submitted.


CONNECT

New to PBC?

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve joined us today. You’ll find information to help you explore getting connected with us at pbc.org/new. 

Get Connected in the New Year

Start the new year in community with others at PBC. We believe that regardless of where you are in your faith or season of life, you can grow through community and connection. PBC offers various ways to grow deeper in the Word and connect with people through virtual large group teachings, Bible studies, and small connect groups. Explore at pbc.org/stayconnected

Join PBC Social Media

Not only does PBC social media help you connect online with fellow PBCers and stay current on what’s happening in the church, it’s another way we can share the Gospel. Please like, share, and comment when you see PBC’s public posts come up in your newsfeed so that more people can learn about our church and his Word.

PBC Facebook Public Page: https://www.facebook.com/peninsulabiblechurch
PBC Facebook Group (Private): https://www.facebook.com/groups/peninsulabiblechurch
PBC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peninsulabiblechurch/

GIVING

2020 Giving Statements

If you have an e-mail address on file, 2020 Giving Statements will be sent out via e-mail.  If PBC does not have a current e-mail address on file for you, your statement will be sent in the mail.  Married couples will receive a combined giving statement.  Statements will be sent out prior to January 31, 2021Contact the Accounting Office at [email protected] if you have questions.

Please continue to remember your financial generosity to PBC during this difficult and unique season, As always, we trust the LORD to meet our needs. Online giving, including ACH Transfer and Text to Give, is available. Go to pbc.org/give or text an amount to give to 84321 to set up your profile.

 

January 17, 2021

WORSHIP

Sermon: Get Back in the Story

(Genesis 38:1-30)


Third week in the series

Featured Verse: Genesis 38:12
In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua’s daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

Sermon Summary
What should you do? If you are a follower of Jesus, you are part of the grandest story of all: the biblical story of redemption. Finding yourself in this story will help you know what to do.

Music
Xin Chen & Melissa Quinn

Open Up The Heavens [D]
It Is Well [G]
Lord I Need You [A]

Host
Lucas Parry

Message
Scott Grant

Next Week

We continue our sermon series titled “The Story of Joseph” with a message from Scott Grant from Genesis 39.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Martin Luther King Jr Prayer Gatherings

In lieu of our annual Martin Luther King Jr Palo Alto Churches Prayer Walk, we will be hosting three online prayer gatherings via Zoom on January 18. We will gather to hear hope, lament, and pray for our city and nation. Gathering times will be 8am, 12pm, and 8pm. Zoom links will be live on January 18 at pbc.org/MLKprayer.

Family Dedication

Family Dedication is a time when parents publicly express their commitment to the Lord to raise their child in a way that brings honor to his name. If you are interested in having your child dedicated to the Lord, please contact Bekah Lopez, our Elementary & Events Director, at [email protected].

PRAY

Prayer Requests/Praise Reports

How can we pray for you? Text your prayer request to 650-679-7729 during this morning’s service and the pastors and elders will pray for you during this coming week. You can also send your prayer request to pbc.org/pray (or click “Prayer” at the top of the page). We’d also like to hear your praise reports for prayers you previously submitted.

CONNECT

Pursuing Christ, Engaging Culture: Sexuality and Racial Justice Virtual Presentations

We are continuing our focus on Pursuing Christ, Engaging Culture. We are looking at cultural issues and learning how to have healthy, Christ-centered conversations about these topics. In fall, Rob Barrett of The Colossians Forum spoke with us about political talk, and several small groups met to learn how to keep a Christian perspective when discussing political topics.

The next issues we will look at are sexuality and racial justice. 

Sexuality
“Following Jesus and Loving the LGBTQ Community”
The presentation will address the question: how can we be loving while holding onto a traditional sexual ethic?

Virtual presentation and Q&A
January 24 at 7pm, Facebook Live in the private PBC Facebook Group

Racial Justice
Movie Screening: Before They Die
This documentary film follows the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot in their quest for justice.

Virtual movie screening and moderated dialogue with the director
February 6, Time and streaming link TBD

New to PBC?

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve joined us today. You’ll find information to help you explore getting connected with us at pbc.org/new. 

Get Connected in the New Year

Start the new year in community with others at PBC. We believe that regardless of where you are in your faith or season of life, you can grow through community and connection. PBC offers various ways to grow deeper in the Word and connect with people through virtual large group teachings, Bible studies, and small connect groups. Explore at pbc.org/stayconnected

Join PBC Social Media

Not only does PBC social media help you connect online with fellow PBCers and stay current on what’s happening in the church, it’s another way we can share the Gospel. Please like, share, and comment when you see PBC’s public posts come up in your newsfeed so that more people can learn about our church and his Word.

PBC Facebook Public Page: https://www.facebook.com/peninsulabiblechurch
PBC Facebook Group (Private): https://www.facebook.com/groups/peninsulabiblechurch
PBC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peninsulabiblechurch/

GIVING

2020 Giving Statements

If you have an e-mail address on file, 2020 Giving Statements will be sent out via e-mail.  If PBC does not have a current e-mail address on file for you, your statement will be sent in the mail.  Married couples will receive a combined giving statement.  Statements will be sent out prior to January 31, 2021Contact the Accounting Office at [email protected] if you have questions.

Please continue to remember your financial generosity to PBC during this difficult and unique season, As always, we trust the LORD to meet our needs. Online giving, including ACH Transfer and Text to Give, is available. Go to pbc.org/give or text an amount to give to 84321 to set up your profile.

 

January 10, 2021

WORSHIP

Sermon: The Worst Best Thing

(Genesis 37:12-36)


Second week in the series

Featured Verse: Genesis 37:28
Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt.

Sermon Summary
In this passage, we witness the event which sets up the rest of Joseph’s story. His brothers turn against him, attack him, and sell him into slavery. Three major characters emerge from this narrative: Joseph, his brother Judah, and their father Jacob. This event affects each of them differently but becomes the starting point for God’s work in their life. As we encounter their stories, we will see echoes in our own lives and be led to the work of Christ in us. 

Music
Lucas Parry & Linzy Westman & Band

We Praise You [A]
Lift You High [G]
Such An Awesome God [E]

Host
Paco Lopez

Message
Paul Taylor

Other
Foster the Bay Video
Communion

Next Week

We continue our sermon series titled “The Story of Joseph” with a message from Scott Grant from Genesis 38.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Caring for Vulnerable Children

Did you know there are several ways you can care for foster children in the Bay Area? Learn more about becoming a Foster Family, Support Friend or Advocate from PBC ministry partner Foster the Bay. The next Interest Meetings will be held virtually at 7 pm on Tuesday, January 19, and 7 pm on Thursday, February 4. Please RSVP at fosterthebay.org/rsvp.

Pursuing Christ, Engaging Culture: Sexuality and Racial Justice Events

We are continuing our focus on Pursuing Christ, Engaging Culture. We are looking at cultural issues and learning how to have healthy, Christ-centered conversations about these topics. In fall, Rob Barrett of The Colossians Forum spoke with us about political talk, and several small groups met to learn how to keep a Christian perspective when discussing political topics.

The next issues we will look at are sexuality and racial justice. All events will be virtual. Links will be published next week at pbc.org and in upcoming bulletins and PBC News.

Sexuality
How can we be loving while holding onto a traditional sexual ethic?

Presentation, Panel, and Q&A
January 24 at 7pm

Racial Justice
Movie Screening: Before They Die
This documentary film follows the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot in their quest for justice.

Movie and moderated dialogue with the director
February 6, TBD

Martin Luther King Jr Prayer Gatherings

In lieu of our annual Martin Luther King Jr Palo Alto Churches Prayer Walk, we will be hosting three online prayer gatherings via Zoom on January 18. We will gather to hear hope, lament, and pray for our city and nation. Gathering times will be 8am, 12pm, and 8pm. The web page (pbc.org/MLKprayer) with Zoom links will be live on January 18.

PRAY

Prayer Requests/Praise Reports

How can we pray for you? Text your prayer request to 650-679-7729 during this morning’s service and the pastors and elders will pray for you during this coming week. You can also send your prayer request to pbc.org/pray (or click “Prayer” at the top of the page). We’d also like to hear your praise reports for prayers you previously submitted.

CONNECT

New to PBC?

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve joined us today. You’ll find information to help you explore getting connected with us at pbc.org/new. 

Get Connected in the New Year

Start the new year in community with others at PBC. We believe that regardless of where you are in your faith or season of life, you can grow through community and connection. PBC offers various ways to grow deeper in the Word and connect with people through virtual large group teachings, Bible studies, and small connect groups. Explore at pbc.org/stayconnected

Join PBC Social Media

Not only does PBC social media help you connect online with fellow PBCers and stay current on what’s happening in the church, it’s another way we can share the Gospel. Please like, share, and comment when you see PBC’s public posts come up in your newsfeed so that more people can learn about our church and his Word.

PBC Facebook Public Page: https://www.facebook.com/peninsulabiblechurch
PBC Facebook Group (Private):https://www.facebook.com/groups/peninsulabiblechurch
PBC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peninsulabiblechurch/

GIVING

Please continue to remember your financial generosity to PBC during this difficult and unique season, As always, we trust the LORD to meet our needs. Online giving, including ACH Transfer and Text to Give, is available. Go to pbc.org/give or text an amount to give to 84321 to set up your profile.

 

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