These are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of August 1-7, 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 (August 7)
Developing Christian Character, a twelve week video series featuring Dr. R. C. Sproul. This week is Lecture # 9: “Long-suffering & Kindness.” From the Ligonier website: “We have all been there. How many of us have suffered under the tyranny of someone else’s slander? Or been the subject of cruel and coarse joking? Perhaps you have learned the secret of ignoring these personal attacks, but what happens when it seems that you are forced to respond? Dr. Sproul here considers some of the more difficult fruits of the Spirit to display when we find ourselves in those trying circumstances.”
The Inquirer’s Class is for all visitors who would like to learn about the church and non-communicant members and others who would like to become members. This week’s topic: Inquiring about Presbyterian History.
There are two children’s classes which use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
The Gentile Pentecost is as important as the Jewish Pentecost in Acts 2. We’ll study the last part of Acts 10 under the title, “The Gentile Pentecost” from Acts 10:44-48.
The fourth letter is to Thyatira. The text is Revelation 2:18-29, “Hold Fast What You Have.” Evening worship begins at 2 pm.
Our evening worship is at 2:00 pm following our fellowship meal. Afterward, we'll have table-talk. Please invite a friend.
The weekly Bible studies continue this week. A study of the end times by Pastor Chris is at Kevin Yoho’s house on Tuesday and a study in Ephesians is moved to the Eppstein’s house on Thursdays. Both begin at 7 pm.
On August 7 we will have a fellowship lunch after the morning service so that we may bid farewell to the Crandall family. Please join us and bring a food item related to Cincinnati to share.
Please join us at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (7418 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA) for the “Westminster Confession into the 21st Century” conference. This conference will be held Friday evening and Saturday morning, September 9 and 10. Speakers include Dr. Rick Gamble, Rev. Tom Reid, Dr. George Scipione, Dr. C. J. Williams, and Rev. Barry York. This year’s event will focus on “The Comfort of the Church: God’s Most Wise and Holy Providence”. You will find that this year’s theme on the doctrine of providence has rich applications for the people of God. You may register online at www.rpts.edu/news.html and under “Events” go to “Westminster Conference”. Cost is $20 for an individual and $35 per couple. If you have any questions, please email Kim Backensto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss the Presbytery of Ohio Women’s Retreat on September 30-October 1, 2016 at Camp Akita in Logan, Ohio. We are excited this year to hear Rebecca Jones speak on the topic “God for All Seasons.” Talk to Annie Malamisuro for more information. Brochures are available on the kiosk in the lobby.
Presbytery Information: Upon the request of Rev. Thomas Albaugh, Rev. Jeremy Jones, Mr. Ron Shay (Trinity, Franklin), Mr. Paul Tavares (Covenant, Grove City), the Moderator, the Rev. Danny Olinger calls for a special meeting of the Presbytery of Ohio at Covenant OPC, Grove City PA (140 East Poplar St 16127) on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 9:00 am to
1) act on the request from Rev. Thomas G. Albaugh to resign his charge and retire as Evangelist at Redeemer OP Mission (Pittsburgh, PA) and dissolve the pastoral relationship between him and Covenant OPC, Grove City as of August 14, 2016 after the morning worship service held at Redeemer OP Mission (Pittsburgh, PA) and
2) address matters related to the request of Trinity OPC (Franklin PA) to withdraw from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
The 2016 Machen Singles Retreat (September 30-October 2) will include several speaking sessions by Jay Bennett on the topic "Marriage and the Image of God”. The registration fee of $65 includes lodging in a bunkhouse, all meals, and use of the main lodge facilities. Tent sites are also available if you would like to bring your own tent and sleep in it. Enjoy hiking and recreational activities of your choice. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 9. Please register at http://machen.org/events/2016-singles-retreat/ For any questions, please contact the singles retreat organizer, Tom Sills, at email@example.com