These are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of June 6-12, 2016.
If you have a prayer request, please forward it to Pastor Chris to be included in the congregational prayer on Sunday morning or evening.
The Lord’s Day (June 12)
Developing Christian Character, a twelve week video series featuring Dr. R. C. Sproul. This week is Lecture # 2: “The Goal of Spiritual Growth.” From the Ligonier website: The establishing of goals is important to any of life’s endeavors, and even more so in our spiritual growth. So, what is the goal of the Christian life? Where do you set your sights? Can there be anything higher? In this message, Dr. Sproul considers what the Bible has to say about this topic as he discusses “The Goal of Spiritual Growth.”
The Inquirer’s Class, will resume on June 26.
There are two children’s classes which use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
Mr. Alex Eppstein will preach. The sermon text is John 13:36-14:7 and it is titled, "The Way, the Truth, and the Life."
The evening worship service is canceled. Instead, there will be a prayer meeting from 6-7 pm.
The prayer meeting for Wednesday, June 8 is canceled. Please join the church for prayer on Sunday evening from 6-7 pm.
The General Assembly is the governing body of the whole church and the highest court of appeal in judicial matters. It consists of approximately 150 voting commissioners, including the moderator and stated clerk of the previous assembly and ministers and ruling elders commissioned by their presbyteries. The 83rd GA is called to meet at Sandy Cove Conference Center, North East, Maryland, from June 8–14, 2016. Pastor Chris is a commissioner.
For Sunday, June 12, Mr. Alex Eppstein will fill the pulpit in the morning service. The Lord’s Supper will not be served. The evening service is canceled, but instead there will be a prayer meeting, especially for our summer ministries from 6-7 pm.
Good Shepherd OPC’s new summer ministries begin on Sunday, June 19. For ten Sunday evenings, we’ll begin worship at 5:30 pm and have a time of fellowship at the conclusion of the service. Our service will be shorter and allow time for questions following the sermon. It will be a good opportunity to bring a friend. The topic will be Christ’s church as we delve into Revelation chapters 1-3.
We’ll also be having two Bible studies during the summer. The first one starts June 21 and runs Tuesday evenings beginning at 7 pm at Kevin Yoho’s house. Pastor Chris will teach on the topic of the end times. The second study starts June 23 and run on Thursday evenings, also beginning at 7 pm. This study is at Luke and Janien Denny’s house and Alex Eppstein will teach the Book of Ephesians. More information is available at the church. Each study is geared for you to invite friends and neighbors and we have invitation cards available.
OPC Missionary Dinner and Presentation. Redeemer OPC will be hosting the Richline family (missionaries to Uruguay) on Saturday July 9th for a fellowship dinner and presentation. For the meal at 5:00 pm, please bring a dish (hot or cold) to share. At 6:00 pm, we will hear Mark Richline present on the Lord’s work in building the church in Uruguay.
The scheduled week for the Presbytery of Ohio Youth Camp July 11-16.
The men and women are postponing their Bible studies until September.