Thursday, December 30, 2010

Church Announcements, December 26, 2010

Sunday Morning Prayer at 9:00am
Sunday Morning Bible Studies at 9:45am
Sunday Morning Worship at 11:00am
Sunday Evening Worship at 6:30pm
Wednesday Evening Prayer at 7:00pm

New Years Eve Party! Friday December 31, 7:30pm to midnight
Bring games, snacks, songbooks, etc.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Church Announcements, December 19, 2010

Sunday Mornings, 9am
Wednesday Evenings, 7pm (downstairs)

Sunday Mornings, 9:45am
Small group studies throughout the week, see Jason Schooler for more information.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Sunday, December 26, 6pm. This program is called "There's a Star in the East", and features a presentation about Jesus' birth and joyful songs from many places. Come enjoy sharing Christmas caroling and treats.

Practice for the Christmas program is Thursday, December 23, 6pm. Enter through the basement door.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Church Announcements, December 12, 2010

Sunday Mornings, 9am
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 pm, enter through the back door

Sunday Mornings, 9:45am
Small group studies throughout the week, see Jason Schooler for more info.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: December 26, 6pm
Practice Thursdays, 6pm, enter through the basement door

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rene Sahir Concert - More info and poster

Brother Rene Sahir, a classical guitarist and pastor of the Father's Love Church in New York, is planning on doing a concert at Peninsula Baptist!

Sunday, December 12th, 3pm
Peninsula Baptist Church
Concert is free.
Any donations will go to support church-planting efforts in Indonesia, which Brother Sahir will also be speaking about.
For more info, contact Peninsula Baptist.

Take a look at some samples of his guitar playing here:

Here's the concert poster:

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rene Sahir Concert--Correction

The correct date and time for the Rene Sahir Concert: Sunday, December 12, 3:00 pm, at Peninsula Baptist Church.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Church Announcements, November 28, 2010

Sunday Mornings: 9am
Wednesday Evenings: 7pm, enter through the basement door

Sunday Mornings: 9:45am
Small group studies throughout the week. See Jason Schooler for more information.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Sunday, December 26, 6pm. Rehearsals are planned to start this Friday. See Rachel Hardy for more information.

RENE SAHIR CONCERT: December 12th at 3pm (NOTE DATE/TIME CHANGE). All freewill offerings collected will go to the church planting work brother Sahir is doing in Indonesia.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Church Announcements, November 21, 2010

Sunday Mornings, 9am
Wednesday Evenings, 7pm (downstairs)

Sunday Mornings, 9:45am
Small group studies during the week -- see Jason Schooler for more info.

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK: Next Sunday, November 28, 1pm

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Sunday, December 26, 6pm; Rehearsals are planned to start the week after Thanksgiving. See Rachel Hardy for more info.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Church Announcements, November 14, 2010

Evening Service, tonight, 6:30pm

  • Sunday Morning Prayer, 9am
  • Wednesday Evening Prayer, downstairs, 6:30pm
  • Prayer Conference at Hall Blvd. Baptist Church. Nov. 17 - 7pm; Nov. 18, noon and 7pm. For more info. call Hall Blvd. Baptist, (503) 684-0804. 14145 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard.

Bible Studies:

  • Sunday Mornings, 9:45am
  • Fall Women's Bible Study, final study for this year on Friday at 1:30pm. See Margaret or Alberta for more information.
  • Small group Bible studies during the week--see Jason Schooler for more information.

Rene Sahir Concert: December 11, 7pm. Brother Rene Sahir, pastor of Father's Love Church, has offered to come and share his musical gifts as a guitarist and also tell about the church planting work he and his church are doing in Indonesia.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Church Announcements, November 6, 2010


  • Sundays, 9am
  • Wednesdays, 7pm
  • Weekday Mornings, 5:30am

  • Sunday Morning, 9:45am
  • Fall Women's Bible Study: Fridays through Nov. 19, 1:30pm -- see Margaret or Alberta for details or directions
  • Small group Bible studies available during the week -- see Jason Schooler for more information


Hall Blvd. Baptist Church 14145 SW Hall Blvd Tigard, OR 97223

Call (503) 684-0804 for more information

Monday, November 1, 2010

Church Announcements, October 31, 2010

Sundays at 9am
Wednesdays at 7pm

Hall Blvd. Baptist Church extends an invitation to a prayer conference Nov. 17-18, 2010. Call 503-684-0804 for more information.

Bible Studies:
Sunday Morning 9:45am

Women's Bible Study Fridays at 1:30pm -- See Margaret or Alberta Hardy for more
information and directions to Margaret's house.

Small group studies during the week--see Jason Schooler for more information

Business Meeting Next Sunday (11/7) at 5:30pm

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Church Announcements, October 17, 2010

Sunday Morning Prayer, 9am

Bible Study, Sundays, 9am

Wednesday evening prayer, downstairs at 7pm

Fall Women's Bible Study, Fridays at 1:30 through November 19. Meets at Margaret's house, please contact her for details.

Fall Revival Services Oct. 17-20, beginning at 7pm

Shared meal next Sunday after the morning service

5th Sunday shape note singing on 10/31, 3-5pm, all are welcome

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Announcements for the Week of October 10, 2010

Fall Women's Bible Study, Fridays at 1:30 pm, through November 19th. Contact Margaret or Alberta Hardy for more info.

Fall Revival coming up, Oct. 17-20. Services each evening at 7:00 pm.

Daily Prayer for the revival: The church will be open daily at 6:00 am and 6:00 pm for about an hour if you want to come and pray.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Announcements for the Week of October 3, 2010

Fall Women's Bible Study: Fridays at 1:00pm, through November 19, 2010. Contact Margaret Hardy for more information.

Fall Revival coming up, October 17-20, 2010!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Christian Music Festival

A Christian Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, August 28th at Peninsula Baptist. By God's grace, the festival will include several participatory singings, as well as live acoustic and acapella music from Christian groups. The Bisceglia family, The Allens, the Peninsula Baptist Children's Choir, and the Hardy Family are some of the groups scheduled to come. Save the date - more details to come!

Summer Women's Bible Study

Our church is having a Summer Women's Bible Study on Fridays at 1pm at Margaret Hardy's house. If you are a lady in the Portland area and you would be interested in studying the Bible, feel free to email, and we can send you directions! We are currently studying "How Do I Live As a Christian?"

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Online Christian Resources

The internet has many useful Christian resources! Let's glorify God in how we use the internet, "bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." (II Corinthians 10:5).

BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES: and both offer searchable bibles in many English translations and foreign languages, as well as helpful concordances and commentaries.

THEOLOGICAL AND CHRISTIAN LIVING RESOURCES: is a basic presentation of the Christian gospel. and both provide contemporary commentary, articles, and sermons written or linked to by Al Mohler (president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) and Randy Alcorn (director of Eternal Perspective Ministries), respectively. and include all the sermons and writings of Charles Spurgeon and John Bunyan, two famous historical Baptist preachers. - Christian answers to practical life questions about relationships, career, etc. is the Baptist Faith and Message, Peninsula Baptist's statement of faith - also available on the Peninsula Baptist website:

MISSIONS AND INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES: is the Voice of the Martyrs website. It has a lot of prayer topics about our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. and have info about international and North American Southern Baptist missions. is the website of Jews for Jesus, an organization that spreads the gospel primarily to the Jewish people.

Note that this is by no means an exhaustive list (and that Peninsula Baptist does not necessarily endorse every piece of content available through these websites…).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Upcoming Shapenote 5th Sunday sing, May 30th

This year (2010) May has five Sundays. That means Peninsula Baptist will be hosting its regular fifth Sunday Sacred Harp singing. We begin singing at 3:00 PM and continue till 5:00 PM. As usual we will be singing from the Sacred Harp hymnal a 'shape note' hymnal which has been in continuous use since it was first published in 1844. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Sunday - Greatest of all Days

On Easter Sunday we commemorate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. For Christians this ought to be the most jubilant of all days for on this day we celebrate the triumph of Life over Death, of Light over darkness, of hope over despair, of mercy over judgment. When the church celebrates Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday we are commemorating and reverencing the most profound expression of God’s victorious Love for us. Easter is not about a dead Jesus destroyed for our sin, hanging cursed upon the cross. It is instead about the irrepressible vitality of God's Life. It was brought about as the result of his infinite love! Easter is the day when we celebrate how that love has resulted in Peace. Peace between God and man, the peace established by the New Covenant in Christ’s blood and sealed by his resurrection. -

Most Christians around the world observe at least two special days each year, two days which they place in a different category from the other days of the calendar. Those are Christmas and Easter; the first celebrating the day when Christ was born and the second the day when he rose again to life after having been put to death.

Correspondingly there are two ways in which Christ’s earthly incarnation differs from every other person who has ever lived. First, Jesus was neither created nor did he come to being as the result of procreation. His carnal, earthly body was spiritually generated by God's will and then brought forth into this world from out of a virgin’s womb. Secondly, he died and then by his own power came back to life.

In the gospel of John chapter 10 vs 17 & 18 Jesus said, "I lay down my life, that I might take it back up again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again." And at the time when Jesus raised a man named Lazarus from the dead he told Lazarus' sister, Martha, "I am the resurrection and the life". Jesus wanted it to be clearly understood that he wasn’t merely capable of bringing the dead back to life, that he didn’t just have the knowledge of how to accomplish it, or the faith to do it. Instead he is the living embodiment of resurrection, he is the source and author of resurrection, his very being is resurrection, for he is is, in his very person, the resurrection and the Life.

Of all the miracles pertaining to Christ's life two stand out. The first is that Jesus came into the world by way of a virgin birth the second is that he rose from the dead by his own power. Both of these occurrences are entirely unique in world, ( history and both of these events are celebrated by the church and also by the world at large. In view of the emphasis the Bible places on each of these unique characteristics of Christ's earthly sojourn it’s interesting that Christmas garners a bigger celebration than Easter.

At Christmas all the schools close for a couple of weeks, everyone gives gifts to one another, it seems like everyone makes heroic efforts to contact or be with their families. People all over the world extend to one another tidings of peace and good will. It is not unusual for the Christmas season to bring ceasefires in wars - There are great festivals of song and light during the season leading up to Christmas and on Christmas day itself it seems as if the whole world stops and celebrates.

At Easter on the other hand, the day given for the celebration of Jesus’ triumph over death, things are so much more subdued. No one gets time off work, no presents are exchanged. People generally don’t offer one another greetings of peace or good will.

Now, this all is ironic because the different levels of intensity with which we magnify the two days is exactly opposite to the significance they are given in the Bible and opposite to the significance which they hold in the lives of believers.

Christ’s virgin birth is written of in two of the four gospels, Matthew and Luke and afterwards it is never once mentioned again anywhere in the New Testament. Now, of course a thing only needs to be mentioned once in the Bible to be of capital importance. Nevertheless, while Christ’s virgin birth receives only two mentions in the entire New Testament Christ’s resurrection is referred to about seventy five times. Two mentions of the virgin birth - seventy five of the resurrection.

Of course Jesus could not have entered the world as a human without being born, but Jesus primary mission for coming into the world was not to be born, as important as the everlasting Father being born as a baby was to the fulfillment of prophecy. Christ’s primary mission in coming to the world was to die; to die the death which could atone for all the sins of humanity and to rise again in triumph over death, thereby putting God’s seal upon the promise of eternal life. We would not have received our salvation had Jesus never been born, that’s true, but it is not Christ’s birth which brings us our salvation but rather his death and his resurrection.

And I believe that it is this very distinction which makes Christmas a bigger holiday than Easter. The birth of a child who brings the hope of peace and good will to men can be celebrated in one way or another by most anyone. But the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ following his atoning death on the cross can only be truly celebrated by those who have experienced the atonement for which he died; by them who know him personally through faith. The resurrection sounds like nonsense to those who do not know Jesus and the power of God's Love. In saying all this, let it be understood that I would not want to see the celebration of Christmas diminished in any way. Instead I would wish to see us celebrate Christ’s resurrection in a much, much greater way. At least for us to acknowledge on that day how without the resurrection there is no such thing as the Christian faith. There could be the virgin birth, the wonderful teachings, the miraculous healings, even the death on the cross yet without Christ’s resurrection we would still be in our sins, for the death that sin introduced through the first Adam would not have been overcome by the Life of the second Adam. As Paul wrote to the Corinthians, "if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins." (I Cor 15:17). Had Christ not risen from the dead the whole human race would still be in the death of Adam’s disobedience without the hope of eternal life offered to 'whosoever' will put their faith in Christ.

May God richly bless you on the celebration of Christ's resurrection, the greatest of all days.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Continuing Revival

Our Spring Revival services are over. Our evangelist (and now our good friend), Steven Bednar, has returned to his home in Arlington Texas. However, the revival which the Lord Jesus has ignited in the hearts and the minds and the souls of His people at Peninsula Baptist is gaining momentum. As we pray and commune with one another and talk about our dreams, our hopes and our plans for the future it is evident that God's Spirit is on the move among us invigorating us with joy.

We are beginning to pray about and to discuss options for ways that we might reach out to the folks in our neighborhood this summer. We hope to see you as we visit some of our neighborhood parks with music and good news. Meanwhile plans for a Fall Revival began to take shape this week. STAY TUNED...

As we prepare now to celebrate Easter; as Christians around the world once more commemorate the agonizing death Jesus Christ suffered on our behalf followed by his triumphant resurrection to everlasting glory I pray that each and every soul who claims Christ as Savior will be enlivened by that eternal, omnipotent Power which raised Jesus from the grave so that he may be exalted above all else in all of our lives.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day of Prayer - Week of Prayer

Come pray with us on Thursday, March 4th! The church building is scheduled to be open for prayer all day - 8am to 8pm. All are welcome to come for any amount of time on that day. We plan to gather and then whoever wishes to pray aloud may do so...or you can simply listen and pray along in your heart.

Following the day of prayer and partly in preparation for the upcoming revival, we are also planning on having a Week of Prayer, Monday, March 8th - Saturday, March 13th, at 7pm each night. Lord willing, we will pray for an hour or so every evening. Feel free to come to the church and pray with us for any length of time on those evenings as well.

"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints..."
Ephesians 6:17-18

Monday, February 15, 2010

Revival Schedule

Looking forward to our upcoming revival!
The schedule of events is:

Sunday, March 14 - 11:00am, morning service; 6:30pm, evening service

Monday, March 15 - 7:00pm, evening service

Tuesday, March 16 - 7:00pm, evening service

Wednesday, March 17 - 7:00pm, evening service

Everyone welcome - for more info, see the website.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Reading the Book of Acts

Join us for a reading of the entire Book of Acts! The reading is scheduled for Friday, February 5th at 6:30pm at the church. Everyone is welcome - we generally take turns reading, so feel free to come just to listen, or to read a selection aloud yourself.

"...whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope." -Romans 15:4

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spring Revival

A Spring revival at Peninsula Baptist is scheduled for March 14-17! A student from Southwestern Theological Seminary will be coming to preach, Lord willing. We're working on planning and praying to get ready - feel free to contact us at or 503-285-5701 for more information or to get involved.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Morning Prayer

We wanted to announce a new weekly event at Peninsula Baptist Church - Sunday Morning Prayer. All are welcome to come and pray with us in the church library at 9am every Sunday! Bible studies follow at 9:45am.

"Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ..."
-Colossians 4:2-3

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
-Hebrews 4:16