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Next Baptism is on September 18, 2022. Baptism is a ceremony where a Christian publicly declares his/her faith in obedience to Christ. Download the application here. The application deadline is Sunday, August 21.

Adult Sunday School "God's Word and God's Spirit" 11am-12:15pm (meet & greet 10:45am). Email AdultSundaySchool@bcec.net to join mailing list & for zoom link.

The DC Missions Team will be in Washington DC from July 31st to August 6th to serve with Little Lights Urban Ministries in Washington D.C. For more information on how to pray and support the team, please visit this site. For daily updates, follow us on Instagram.

Worship Nite: An Evening of Song & Prayer is an opportunity to gather for corporate worship and prayer. In addition to singing songs to God, various brothers and sisters will lead us in prayers of adoration, confession, filling up, and dedication. If you plan to join us, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the songs so that we can more focus on offering songs and prayers to God. You can listen to the playlist on YouTube or Spotify. The program is Friday, August 12 at 120 Shawmut Ave in the Multi-Function Room. Doors open at 7:15pm.

Basecamp 2022 is Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21 at Camp Berea Maine! Basecamp is the overnight youth retreat for rising sixth graders to college freshmen. The early-bird deadline is Friday, July 29 ($150). The regular deadline is Friday, August 5 ($160). Register at http://tiny.cc/basecamp22. Please contact Pastor Calvin Chu with any questions.

Cambodia Short-term Missions Team Reaching out to children in children home and elementary school, minister to college students and Cambodian people. Ability to speak English or Mandarin. Tentative dates: December 18-30, 2022. Approximate cost is $3,200. BCEC members will be subsidized upon approval. Please email missions.committee@bcec.net if interested. Deadline is September 15.

Chinatown August Moon Festival is on Sunday, August 14. Set up 7:30-9am or clean up 4:45-6pm (including tables & tents) to help share BCEC with your local community. Sign up here.

Young Adult Retreat 2022 Save the date: September 23-25! Registration opens Sunday, August 7 at 3pm. The early-bird deadline is Sunday, August 21. The regular deadline is Sunday, September 4.
** Private rooms are first come, first serve, and you must register by the early deadline. If you have any questions, please email Ryan So.

Blessings in the Midst of War Silver Lining Mission, a partner organization with our Social Responsibility Committee, is hosting a sharing event called “Blessings in the Midst of War” on Saturday, August 6 at 10am in Cantonese and Mandarin at our Newton campus. The founders of the organization will be sharing how their ministries have been serving children with special needs and orphans in Southeast Asia in recent years. See here to learn more about Silver Lining Missions. For any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Barry Lam.


The Table: Building Bridges Throughout the summer, we'll be having dinners focused on bridging people with similar backgrounds and interest! Each dinner will only be opened to a limited number of people. Please check out our Facebook Group for the upcoming dinners and details about the summer Tables! If you would be interested in hosting one of these dinners, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Ryan So.

Young Adult Facebook Group The Young Adult Ministry has started a Facebook Group to help keep people connected and informed about programs and events. If you're interested in joining the group, see here


9:15 Service Pre-Registration The pre-registration system has moved to a different platform in response to our congregation's feedback. Tickets will be on sale at 9:00am on Sundays for the following week. See here to pre-register.

Staff Absences Pastor Ken Liu away 7/31-8/12. Minister Steve Liu away 7/31-8/14. Pastor Enoch Liao away 8/6-11, 8/13-15. Please contact other staff for assistance.

Newton Renovations Update See here for updates and photos. Please pray for the safety and well-being of all the contractors. Pray that the renovation will go smoothly and for the work to be done in a timely manner. 

Ordination & Installation as Assistant Pastor Ceremony for Steve Liu will be on Sunday, August 28, 2022, 3:30pm at 120 Shawmut Ave in the Multifunction room. All are invited.


Until Further Notice Please note that there's no eating in our buildings without prior staff permission. Thank you.

120 Shawmut Stairwell Please do not use the stairwell egress to the ground level patio gate door unless in the case of emergency. The alarm will sound.

BCEC Job Posting BCEC is seeking to hire the following positions:
    1. Director of Student Ministries (Newton)
    2. Director of Children's Ministries (Newton)
    3. Administrative and Ministry Support Coordinator
Please click on BCEC Job Portal for more information.

Global Partners Updates Do you want to hear regular updates, stories, and prayer requests from our global partners? Sign up here for a secure monthly newsletter. 

Financial Assistance from the BCEC Charity fund is available for those who have trouble sustaining basic needs of life because of COVID-19.  Please speak to your pastoral staff. 

Online Library BCEC has subscribed to an online church video library by RightNow Media which allows our church members free online access to thousands Christian videos on marriage, parenting, etc. for adults, students, and children. Sign up by text, BCEC to 49775, or see the QR code below.

RightNow Media Online Library 
You can sign up by scanning the QR code 
Upcoming Dates
7/31 Adult Sunday School

7/31-8/6 DC Missions

8/6 Blessings in the Midst of War Sharing

8/12 Worship Nite

8/14 Chinatown August Moon Festival

8/15-19 VBS

8/19-21 Basecamp

8/21 Baptism Application Deadline

8/28 Ordination Ceremony for Steve Liu

9/15 Cambodia STM Deadline

9/18 Baptism

9/23-25 Young Adult Retreat
Prayer Request and Online Prayer Meetings
Prayer Request The pastoral staff and prayer team would like to pray for you. Please fill out this form.

Online Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays 7:30-8:00pm, hosted by Pastor Ken Liu. We invite people to join us as we pray for our church with an emphasis on the English congregations.

If you would like to call into the prayer meeting, please contact Helena Fong.
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Offering Three ways to give. 
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2. To text, using your credit/debit card text GIVE to 617-404-4821 from your phone. 
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3. To mail to BCEC, Church offering checks (no cash please) should be mailed to the following address:
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Weekly Prayer Requests
  • Pray for global partners Rev. David & Norma Nhan family. After serving many years in the Philippines, they are preparing to enter a new mission field in Taiwan. Please pray for their visa application process and preparation to depart from U.S. soon.
  • Social Responsibility Pray for the wildfires in California and Alaska. Pray that God will provide refuge and comfort to those who have been affected and that He will also strengthen the hands of the firefighters risking their lives to contain the fire.
More Opportunities to Serve
Newton Youth Ministry both on Friday and Sundays are now meeting in-person. We are still looking for volunteers who have a heart to serve the youth as counselors. If you're interested in serving as a counselor, please contact Pastor Ken for more information.

Children Sunday School TAs Want to make a difference in someone's spiritual journey? We are looking for teacher assistants to help once or twice a month to minister to children ages 2 to 11, to build relationships, answer lesson related questions, and guide them during free-play time. No preparation necessary. Classes run from 11:15am to 12:30pm every Sunday. Please contact Lorraine Ho if interested.

Supporting BCEC on AmazonSmile If you shop on Amazon, BOD encourages you to support BCEC by using AmazonSmile: visit http://smile.amazon.com OR activiate AmazonSmile on your mobile app, and choosing "Boston Chinese Evangelical Church" as the organization to support. BCEC will receive a small percentage of all eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile. Please visit the church website for more information.
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Sermon Information
July 31, 2022
Due Honor: Honoring God (10)
Pastor Enoch Liao

 

1 Chronicles 29:10-19
English Standard Version

 

10 Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
 

14 “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you. 15 For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding. 16 O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. 17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you. 18 O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you. 19 Grant to Solomon my son a whole heart that he may keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, performing all, and that he may build the palace for which I have made provision.”

BCEC Connections 
BCEC Connections, a publication to inform, involve, and unite the BCEC extended church family. The latest publication is available here. (Winter 2022, Issue 50)
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