Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of February 3-9, 2014.
1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23)
A Call to Prayer (Wednesday, February 5, 2014; 7 pm)
Join us for an hour of prayer this and every Wednesday evening from 7-8 pm. This is a terrific chance to minister to one another in love through prayer. If you have a prayer request, please forward it to Pastor Chris my Wednesday afternoon to be included in the prayer gathering.
The Lord’s Day Morning (February 9, 2014)
For the next six weeks, I will continue our study of Colossians, picking up in Colossians 1:15 with the preeminence of Christ. As we saw in 1 Peter 1 last week and as we’ll see in Colossians 1, the apostles are firm in placing the object of our faith – Jesus Christ – front and center in their respective letters.
There are two children’s classes; both use the Great Commission Publications curriculum.
The Old Testament Lesson is Jeremiah 3:6-25 and the New Testament Lesson, which is the sermon text, is 1 Peter 1:16-21. The sermon is entitled, While Living in Exile, Be Holy. The entirety of the chapter is one section (1:13-25) regarding holiness in the believer’s life, but we will parcel it into three segments in order to study Peter’s instruction on holiness in detail. We did not get through the call to holiness in verses 14-16, but they will fit nicely with verses 17-21. Let’s be in prayer about our holiness in this life.
This Lord’s Day, we will continue our study of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, examining question 21: Q. 21. Who is the redeemer of God's elect? A. The only redeemer of God's elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, forever. The sermon text is Acts 4:12 and the title is ‘There is Salvation in No One Else’.
Wednesday Prayer at 7 PM, each Wednesday
Evening Lord’s Day worship each Sunday evening at 6 PM.
The next Session meeting is Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 PM.
The next Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, February 15 at 8 am at the church. All men are invited and this is a good opportunity to bring a friend. Please read chapters 4-5 of Crazy Busy.
The next Deacon Meeting is Saturday, February 15 at 10:01 AM.
The next lunch fellowship is March 2 immediately after morning worship.