Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of November 16-22, 2015.
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 (November 22)
Mercy ministry can be tricky in our society. How does one know if giving handouts really helps? How can one help the needy? How does a Christian show biblical mercy ministry? Mr. Brian Hopson concludes this issue in his class, “Biblical Principles for Helping in a Handout World”. On December 6, we’ll pick up our study of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 2, “Of God and the Holy Trinity.”
There are two children’s classes; both use the Great Commission Publications curriculum, Show Me Jesus.
Our text this week is Acts 1:6-11, “The Ascension.” We will discontinue our alternate Testament reading for a while.
We’ll begin a study of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). The text is Matthew 5:1-2 and the title is “A Sermon on a Mountain.”
The prayer meeting is Wednesday from 7-8 pm. Please send requests to Pastor Chris for compilation and use during the prayer time.
The women meet for Bible study each week to study the Gospel of Matthew. Contact Ananda Pienaar for time and place.
The men will meet on Saturday, November 21 at 8 am for breakfast and a study. Please bring a breakfast item to share and read chapters 3-5 of The Practice of Godliness.
Pastor Chris will be away the week of November 23-29, with Rev. Ken Montgomery filling the pulpit for the morning service on November 29.
Session will meet December 3 at 6:30 pm.
As per Form of Government (FG) XVI.1, the Session hereby calls our annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 6 at 2 pm to discuss the affairs of the church. On that Sunday, we’ll have our morning service, fellowship lunch, and congregational meeting. There will be no evening worship that day.
Our monthly fellowship lunch is Sunday, December 6 immediately after the service. The theme is Christmas foods.
We will be receiving Angel Tree names soon. This year, we’re considering having the gift giving and party on a Saturday evening in December rather than a Sunday evening.
We will have our annual candlelight, Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols. Please consider inviting someone to hear the gospel presented in word and song.
Pastor Chris has two copies of When Helping Hurts (Corbett & Fikkert) for $10 per copy and three copies of The Practice of Godliness (Bridges) for $8 per copy. If you would like to purchase one, please let Pastor Chris know. They are overstock from other studies.