Bay Shore Carillon

April 22, 2018       Vol. 72, No. 16


Saturday, May 12, 8:00 – 3:00 pm

If you have been thinking about cleaning out your attic, garage, basement, or that hall closet that is overflowing with stuff, now is the time to do it! Help Bay Shore Church raise funds for the many church, missions and community projects we are faithfully involved with.

Here’s WHATwe’re looking for:

  • Good, clean and useable items
  • Furniture & decor
  • Antiques/vintage and collectibles
  • Toys, puzzles, games
  • Books, DVDs, CDs
  • Bikes and summer sporting goods
  • Clothing for men, women and children

Since space is limited, we would like you to hold your items until Tuesday, May 8 when we will start to collect large rummage sale items in the youth center. Smaller items will be collected in our main building. Look for future sale notices for exact hours of collection.

Please share this donation opportunity with friends, neighbors and colleagues. The success of the sale is based on the quality and quantity of items available.

Not just the items but WHO volunteers is what makes a Rummage Sale great. If you want to volunteer your time and talents (as well as your smiling faces,) we need your help sorting, pricing and selling. Just let us know.

Sorry, we cannot accept TVs, computer equipment, paint or hazardous materials and large exercise equipment. Please contact us regarding large appliances and lightly used baby equipment like baby walkers, swings, infant playpens, car seats, or cribs.

Rummage sale questions? contact Melanie Brossus at (562-889-9300) or Beth Ciceri at for all inquiries.



April 22nd at Bay Shore Church
 – Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Fourth Sunday of Easter and Earth Day
Sunday School and Nursery Care

The Rev. Susie Bjork’s Sermon: “God’s Green Earth”
On this Earth Day, let us celebrate the goodness and beauty of creation, give thanks to God for our place in it, and recommit to being faithful stewards of God’s good, green earth for the sake of all who live here now and for generations to come.

Chancel Choir Anthem:  The Majesty and Glory of Your Name

Scripture Lesson: Psalm 24

Lay Readers: Kelly Polynard and Alexandra Liechty

Greeters: Charlene Bovee, Darl Inclendon



Worship Attendance April 15: 138 adults, 14 children


A Note From the Moderator

Last month, the Board approved an Accounting Service Agreement with Keith Clark-Hoyos, a consultant with the Church Training Center. Keith brings a wealth of experience in working with the financial management of churches. He will be working with the Board, our Business Affairs Commission, and our Treasurer and Bookkeeper in providing monthly and annual financial reports, analysis of our budget, and creation of financial policies and procedures, in addition to other related activities. This month, Keith will be providing a Governance Training Seminar for Church Leadership at next week’s Board of Stewards meeting. We are excited to have the benefit of Keith’s expertise and believe he will be a significant asset to Bay Shore Church.

Another important component of our financial management is congregational support for our upcoming fundraiser events. Our approved budget includes $20,000 from these activities. The Chili Cook-off and Live Auction scheduled for April 29 is the biggest event and promises to be a lot of fun. There are some wonderful auction and raffle items—something for everyone!  Diane Donaldson and Beth Ciceri are “pulling out all of the stops” to make this a successful event. More important than anything else is YOUR presence and participation! Hope to see you there…

The next Board of Stewards meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. This is an open meeting and you are welcome to attend. Click HERE for the minutes from the March 24 meeting (to be approved this month) and click HERE to view our draft agenda.

Darlene Gidley, Moderator

Summer Camp at Pilgrim Pines

Summer Camp registration is now open for Pilgrim Pines Camp. CLICK HERE for the full camp brochure. And visit: for registration and all the details. Have questions about camp? Please email

Beach Cleanup – April 21

CASH PRIZES: Volunteers wanted for the “30-Minute Beach Cleanup” on Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at 1 Granada Ave. It’s Earth Day weekend! Free beachfront parking passes available. Refreshments, door prizes, bags/gloves provided. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) have been hosting the monthly cleanups since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe. There will be cash prizes for kids and for adults who are wearing the best pajamas during the cleanup, so just roll out of bed and join the effort. For more info.: 

Kids’ Night Out – April 27

Dinner, Music, Games, and Activities – Join us for the fun!

WHEN: Friday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHO: All kids and youth age 4 and up. Parents are welcome to stay or drop off/pick up.
Younger children are welcome to attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please CLICK HERE to register all participants so we have an accurate count for food and supplies. Thank you! Questions? Please contact Rev. Susie Bjork at


Join us for worship next Sunday, April 29th for our Bay Shore Children’s Choir Spring Musical. This season we will be portraying through word, song and dance the biblical account of 1 Kings 17-18 – the dramatic story of Elijah! God’s Faithful Prophet. This story has it all – a ruthless King Ahab, an evil queen Jezebel, and the people of Israel who were ordered to worship the false god Baal. God sends Elijah into this land to use him to turn the people away from this false god and to the one, true God – Yahweh. Don’t miss the showdown on Mount Carmel where Elijah calls on God to send down fire from heaven for the people to witness His mighty power! Bring your family and friends for this special worship service.

Chili Cook-Off & Live Auction Fundraiser – April 29
Right After Worship (Done by 1:00 p.m.)

Games for kids, lasso trick demonstrations, chili-tastings and more. Get some raffle tickets and take a chance on some of our exciting items. Our chuck wagon will be loaded with sandwiches, chips, and pies and more!  Listen to our Robert York delight us with hoedown music while we eat and catch a view of our new Bay Shore Church video about the heart of our church. And that is what this is all about – our fellowship, and supporting the great programs we enjoy. John Keisler will keep things moving as master of ceremonies. Once again, our fantastic auctioneer, Jim Nye, will conduct the live auction filled with dinners, trips and one-of-a-kind experiences.

To get your tickets = $10 each or $40 per family:
– Will be sold in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday by the scrip table
– Or the morning of the event outside the Fellowship Hall

To volunteer – email Diane Donaldson at or come Saturday afternoon at 1 pm to set up, or stay after the event to help with the clean-up. We are also looking for a few more great things to raffle off.

Fellowship Dinner – May 5
In lieu of the April Fellowship dinner, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser on April 29th.  

The May Fellowship Dinner will be May 5 at 6:00 at Tom and Val Light’s beautiful home: 29030 Clevis Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. Please contact Vall at 310-831-4500 for your food assignment – the earlier the better! Don’t forget your table setting and beverage of choice. Put on your sombrero and get ready for a fun Cinco de Mayo celebration. We look forward to seeing YOU there! Olé!

Women’s Day at Bay Shore: Empowering Women; Home and Abroad – May 6

The Worldwide and Homeland Missions Commission is proud to announce a new event to this spring’s lineup of exciting church activities. The Alternative Christmas Fair has been repurposed, refreshed and moved to May 6th. The beneficiaries of this event are very similar to those in past years; Heifer International, Habitat for Humanity, as well as a new addition, Women Shelter of Long Beach. 

Women’s empowerment is a vital component of raising families to be independent, productive members of communities. Each of these groups offers a unique look at how they reach their target goals. 

Habitat for Humanity has a saying, home is also where the start is. Since 1990 Habitat LA has built or repaired more than 75 homes in the greater LA and Long Beach area. Someone who knows this first-hand is our own humble servant, Glenn Moeller, who has helped with several Habitat projects. This Sunday we will have a Mission Moment speaker from Habitat for Humanity. Maybe you will be inspired to take part in the Habitat Build day on Saturday, May 5th in Long Beach. Or, you can see a model of a Habitat home on display in the Fellowship Hall at the Women’s Day Event on May 6th, and leave a generous donation to help secure a families’ future. 

Click HERE for details.

“The best way of breaking down barriers between people or communities is through simple, unforced acts of kindness.”  

New Members Join – Sunday, May 13

Are you interested in joining the church? We’ll be taking in new members during worship on Sunday, May 13. The joining ceremony and process are quite simple! Please contact Pastor Susie at if you’d like to join or if you have questions about joining.

Summer Communities of Service 

(United Church of Christ & Alliance of Baptists)

+May 28 – August 8, 2018
+Ages 19 and older
+Housing, Food, Health Insurance & $1,000 Summer Stipend Provided
+National Orientation in New York City
+National De-Briefing Event in Minneapolis, MN

Summer Communities of Service (SCOS) is a leadership program for young adults aged 19 and above in settings of intersection between faith communities and service/justice in local places.  This national network is part of the joint work of the United Church of Christ and the Alliance of Baptists.  Participants live and serve from late May to early August in host congregations around the United States. Summer Communities of Service include:

  • Community Living
    The “intentional Christian community element” makes this program distinct and effective. Interns share a common food allowance, transportation funds and spiritual growth insights. Participants live in community with each other and with their hosts in their temporary city.
  • Leadership Development
    In the UCC and Alliance of Baptists diversity is a big piece of our identity. Both churches uphold socially progressive statements and advocate politically from a faith perspective. Diverse, community-service-integrated ministries show interns, congregations, the wider church and world where this faith-inspired work is happening in our midst. The SCOS experience helps interns develop long-term commitment to engage in this kind of ministry.     
  • Hands-On Justice Advocacy/Service Opportunities
    Grow professionally. Change the World.
  • Faith Conversations
    Grow Personally. Grow Spiritually.

imagesTuesdays with the Pastors

Join Pastors Dave and Susie, fellow parishioners, and friends at Babette’s on 2nd for lively conversation, fellowship and a refreshment of your choice. They meet Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:00pm.

Upcoming Church Meetings

Sunday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. – Business Affairs Commission
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Board of Stewards
Sunday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. – All-Church Fundraiser
Sunday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. – Worship Commission
Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m. – Church Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. – Parish Outreach

Coffee Servers

April 22:
April 29:
May 6:
May 13:
May 20:
May 27:
Bob Cash & Mary Hester, Marcia & Larry Foley

Four volunteers are needed each week to make and serve coffee and serve donuts. The sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board or please call the church office at 562-433-0401.


The following people and prayers were lifted up in worship on April 15th: Rene, Mark Rasile, Rick Wallace. For a good house outcome from a very long journey. Prayers for healing after dental surgery on Tuesday. Healing prayers for Frank Ragusa. Pease for Robin, Burt, and Tracey. Good MRI results for Amy & Luke. Prayers for love and health for my husband on his birthday today. Protection for Michael as he enters the Army. Prayers for sobriety for Ron Soderlund. Prayers for the families in Syria. Prayers for those with disabilities to live independently. Prayers for those with chemical dependencies to get sober. Prayers of thanks that Sandy is in remission. God’s love, protection, & healing; restored health, comfort, & peace for Olivia. God’s love, protection, & healing; restored health, comfort, & peace for Willy. Prayers for peace. Thanks to God for answered prayers, God’s grace, infinite love, and the promise of each new day.

For the souls of: Sherm Holvey, Patty Also, Anne Graves.

To add concerns for our Prayer Chain please contact Jane Loper directly at 562-260-5888, email, leave a prayer concern in the narthex box, or send an email to the church office through the contact form. Let Jane know if you would like to receive weekly prayer chain email.


Enfolded by Love

A Litany for Earth Day.

One: Dear God, This is our thanks for the colors of the earth.

MANY: For the browns and golds and greens of the earth. For the white snow on the mountains and fields of lavender.

One: This is our love for the waters of the earth.

MANY: For oceans that cover and the rivers that wash and rapids that roar. For the life in the ponds. For turtles bobbing at the surface.

One: We give praise to the sound of the rains that come.

MANY: For the deserts where seasons run dry and the sun beats till the soil cakes and everything fries.

One: For all the creatures who live here below the skies.

MANY: For the life that roams in herds across the grassy plains. For the raptors who float on the winds high before the clouds.

MANY: We give praise and thanks and joy.

One: For storms and heat and the cold that pierces – all of it coming from the heart of God who called everything “good.”

MANY: This is our home. This blue ball floating before the sun and the moon.

One: This is our earth. We give praise for its day.

MANY: This is our earth. We only have one.

One: Teach us how to be its beloved. Teach us how to live for its good. AMEN

Sermons Available Online
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Worship Service

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