Midweek Message

David Bartlett

Jim Hopkins

October 12, 2017

David Bartlett, one of America’s great preachers, former Dean and Professor of Preaching at Yale Divinity School, Co-editor of the highly acclaimed “Feasting on the Word” commentary series and Pastor at LABC from 1981 – 1987 died early this morning at his home in Connecticut. We are grateful for the way David’s life and ministry touched us and are greatly saddened by his loss. Prayers continue for Carol, Ben, Jonah and family. I spoke to Carol a little while ago and she said in all likelihood there will be a memorial service this coming Wednesday, October 18th, at the Marquand Chapel at Yale.
If you would like Carol’s address please contact the church office.
Jim H.

Sometimes by looking back at what God has done we can have confidence in what God will do, in God’s own time. –David Bartlett

Prayers continue for the lives lost in the North Bay Fires, the lives turned upside down, those who are waiting anxiously and those who are responding with courage and care. The American Baptist churches in Napa and Santa Rosa are serving as emergency shelters as  is the Community Church of Sebastopol (where we have some connections).  I am listening in as to how LABC can best respond to the need.