Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of September 12-18, 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 (September 18)
This coming Lord’s Day, Good Shepherd OPC will have a special guest minister, the Rev. Lynn Downing. Rev. Downing is the Pastor of Church Revitalization at Briarwood Presbyterian Church (PCA), after serving for 37 years as the Senior Pastor of Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Lake Worth, Fl. Lynn has served on several regional and national committees in his denomination, including both home and foreign missions ministries, and has ministered to missionaries on fields in South America, Asia, and Europe.
The Rev. Lynn Downing will teach on “The Power of Personal Preference in the Individual Christian and the Church” from Hebrews 12:1-2.
The children will join us for our guest teacher.
The Rev. Lynn Downing: “The Necessity for Living a Repentant Life Individually and Corporately” from Rev 2:4-5
Evening worship begins at 2 pm. The Rev. Lynn Downing: “The Power of Culture in the Individual Christian and the Church” from Romans 12:1-2
Our evening worship is at 2:00 pm. Please invite a friend.
We are taking officer nominations during September.
We will begin our Fall Bible Study weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm beginning on September 14 at the church. Our study will be through the Old Testament books of Judges and Ruth. Invite a friend.
Join us for our monthly fellowship lunch on Sunday after the morning service. Bring a dish to share with others as we gather for fellowship on the Lord’s Day.
A special two day seminar for the church: Spiritual Foundations for Biblical Church Health, featuring Rev. Lynn Downing of Briarwood PCA in Birmingham AL. Please join us on September 17-18 for this seminar as it lays the groundwork for encouraging every member of Good Shepherd OPC to intentionally pursue biblical church health and vitality so that the church body can do the same. It’s time to go back to the basics, focusing on Christ, His grace, and our relationship to the church. There will be a catered lunch on Saturday and a covered dish lunch on Sunday. Please sign up in the church lobby.
Session will meet on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 pm.
The deacons have called for a work day on September 24 beginning at 8 am. Please look for more information on projects in the coming weeks.
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.
Please mark your church calendars for our annual joint-Reformation service on 30 October 2016 at 5:30 pm hosted by Redeemer OPC in Beaver Creek. There will be a time of refreshments and fellowship to follow. The topic is the “Five Solas” of the Reformation.