These are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of June 27 – July 3, 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 (July 3)
Developing Christian Character, a twelve week video series featuring Dr. R. C. Sproul. This week is Lecture # 4: “The Assurance of Salvation (Part 1).” From the Ligonier website: “Perhaps you have a lot in common with a 16th century lawyer turned monk, Martin Luther. It was his personal struggle with the demands of God’s law that led him to the most blessed assurance of his salvation when he finally understood the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone. In this lecture Dr. Sproul will explain, if your justification is not understood correctly, then your Christian growth will be a frustrated endeavor.”
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 Beliefs.
There are two children’s classes which use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
Through Peter, The Holy Spirit demonstrates signs of resurrection life with two effects: two people receive life and many come to the Lord. The text is Acts 9:32-43, “Signs of Life.”
The popular notion of the Book of Revelation is the Anti-Christ, one world government, the rapture, and the Battle of Armageddon. Unfortunately, the popular version leaves out the most significant part of Revelation: the risen and glorified Lord Jesus Christ. We meet him in Revelation 1:9-20, “The Lord of the Church.”
In invitation from Brian and Ruth Hopson: Come Celebrate Independence Day on July 4th at the Hopson Estate from 12:00pm till ??
What to bring:
• A side dish, dessert or drink to share (There will be grilled chicken and pulled pork.)
• The grill will be open if you’d like to bring something else
• Lawn chair or picnic blanket if you prefer
• Lawn games
• Bocce skills
We’ll plan to eat between 12:30 & 1. A Bocce tourney will start after we eat. I understand a past champion will be in attendance. We look forward to seeing everyone.
We have two Bible studies during the summer. The first one 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 runs on Thursday evenings, beginning at 7 pm. This study is at Luke and Janien Denny’s house and Alex Eppstein is teaching 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.
Session meets on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 pm.
OPC Missionary Dinner and Presentation. Redeemer OPC is 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 hot or cold dish to share. At 6:00 pm, we will hear Mark Richline present on the Lord’s work in building the church in Uruguay.
From Pastor Ken Montgomery: Please remind the families of your congregations that our summer Bible camp is July 11-16, and the deadline to send in camper registrations is June 30 (cost: $220 per camper). If anyone registers after this date, the fee goes up to $240. Please download registration forms at https://opcohioyouth.wordpress.com/
The men and women are postponing their Bible studies until September.