BACC reaches out to
proclaim the Gospel,
Reaches up to worship God
and Reaches in to nurture and
grow in faith and love.
Saturday Casual Worship Service:
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services:
Early Service: 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Late Service: 11:00 - 12 Noon
10:00- 11:00 a.m.
Who is that guy in the garden?
Someone asked "Who's the guy in the garden?" The statue is St. Francis of Assisi and was a gift to us. In the late 12th century, Francis was born into a wealthy family. He gave up his material possessions and devoted himself to the care of the poor.
St. Francis is remembered for his devotion to nature and animals. He believed that the Creator is praised through all his creatures and, indeed, creation itself. This is the prayer from the guy in the garden that many of us cherish. It is an extraordinarily relevant prayer for these chaotic times in which we live. As we prepare to give thanks for all we have, let us bring light and hope into our hurting world.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.
Where there is discord, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
O Master, let me not seek as much
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
for it is in giving that one receives,
it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.