Observe the moon! Saturday October 8

Note = This is not a church activity. We are not able to pick up people and bring a group. However we want you to know about fun and interesting activities like this. Rick Wright is a member of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society and loves astronomy. There are not many public access observatories in the United States.

Observe the Moon Night on October 8 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Free and for all ages. Drinks. Refreshments. Binoculars recommended. (!?!) There will be different activities at different times. Click here for schedule and information.

Where? Highland Park Observatory13800 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge 70810.

Directions = 

  1. Drive southeast along Highland Road for a long time
  2. Cross Siegen Lane
  3. After about 1 kilometer – near the top of a small hill – look for the “Highland Park Observatory” sign on the right. Turn right into the parking lot.
  4. This part is tricky. Be careful. There are people walking around.
  5. After you drive through the gate… turn your headlights off. You can turn on your “parking lights”. Watch out for people walking around in the dark. Park.
  6. This part is also tricky. Walk through the parking lot toward the observatory building. It is dark. You can use a red flashlight.
  7. Have fun.

Or =

  1. Drive southeast along Burbank Drive for a long time
  2. Turn right onto Highland Road
  3. Follow directions (3) through (7) above


Rough literal translation of Psalm 7 with notes

For a series we are doing on Reflections on the Psalms by C S Lewis. Not the full Hebrew Notes for Psalm 7 which are available.

psalm-7-hebrew-notes-and-translation (PDF)
psalm-7-hebrew-notes-and-translation (DOCX)

Lections = 22nd Sunday of Pentecost (C) (= 29th Ordinary)

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Lections = 21st Sunday of Pentecost (C) (= 28th Ordinary)

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texts_21pentecostc_28ordinaryc_20161009 (DOCX)

Sermon = The Higgs Field of Prayer and Mission part 2/2 (1 Timothy 2)

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Sermon = The Higgs Field of Prayer and Mission part 2/2
Text = 1 Timothy 2

Theme = Prayer is the highest priority of the Christian community – including for those in authority… and all of this is because and for the sake of the gospel


– we need water and food and sleep and so on

– if we do not will not live for long

– what we need first and most is to breathe

– we need air in order to live

– and then yes we also need to drink and eat and sleep and work

– in the same way our highest priority as the people of God in Christ

– is to pray

– we can always pray

– when we cannot do anything else

– before we do everything else

– as part of anything we say and do

– first of all – Paul urges – requests, prayers, intercession, thanksgiving be made for all people


– for whom? for all people

– including rulers and those in authority

– who have political and military power

– the early Christian church prays even for the emperor who hates them and wants to arrest them

– for politicians we like and do not like

– we pray…

– for people who drive us crazy and try to make like difficult for us

– if we do not know how

– we can always pray Lord have mercy


– this week part two

– why do we pray for all people

– including and especially rulers and those in authority

– Paul writes so that we can lead a peaceful and quiet life… in godliness and dignity

– one scholar is very blunt

– we pray especially for rulers because they have power to shape or distort lives

– the more power… the more power to do good or evil

– the more power to help… heal… encourage… protect especially the poor and powerless

– the more power to hurt… discourage… ruin… steal…

– even when the ruler is unjust

– even when the government is hostile toward the Christian church and toward the good news of Jesus

– even then… especially then… before then… we pray

Continue reading ‘Sermon = The Higgs Field of Prayer and Mission part 2/2 (1 Timothy 2)’

Come enjoy activities for internationals this Sunday!

If you are able to come this Sunday… Rick and Armetta Wright invite internationals to their home for a simple lunch after worship.

Come for our regular activities this Sunday!  

  • Bible study* at 9:15 a.m. 
  • Worship together at 10:30 a.m. 

We have a Bible study class for beginners in simple English and a class for people who know the Bible well. There are also special classes and activities for children and youth.   

If you live on or near Louisiana State University… and you need a ride… please contact us and let us knowWe are not able to pick up people with the church bus right now. So if you plan to come and need a ride… let us know… and we will find someone who can come and pick you up in a car.

  • Highland Road bus stop (the new bus stop near the The Hub sign not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:45 a.m. 
  • Gourrier (near El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:50 a.m.
  • Edward Gay apartments at 8:53 a.m.
  • Nicholson bus stop at 8:55 a.m.
  • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 8:58 a.m.
  • Brightside bus stop (near Brightside View, also outside The Blox) at 9:00 a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

International dinner Monday nights at the BCM

The BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) at LSU has a dinner for internationals every Monday night starting at 5:30 p.m. Rick Wright also goes every week to visit and talk with internationals. The BCM is at 3800(?!?) Highland Road (corner of Highland Road and Chimes Street) and next to Christ the King Catholic Church. They have ESL classes after the dinner (starting at 6:30 p.m.)



Activities for children and teenagers

There are many activities for children and youth* during the school year. You can see the complete calendars for children (5th grade and younger) and for youth (6th-12th grade) at www.Ubc-br.org. To learn more contact (1) Deb McElgin at Deb@Ubc-br.org for children or (2) Anna Wright at Youth@Ubc-br.org for youth.

Children (= elementary and younger)

Youth (= middle + high school)

Every Sunday evening = Click here for youth activities calendar! 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the youth area (upstairs in education building).

Note = Anna Wright now serves as the interim minister with youth (teenagers).

Hebrew notes = Psalm 10

Yow. What a tough psalm. Especially the text critical issues.

psalm-10 (PDF)
psalm-10 (DOCX)

Hebrew notes = Psalm 91

Verses 1-6, 14-16 specifically

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psalm-91 (DOCX)