Here are the Good Shepherd OPC announcements for June 24-30, 2019.
The Lord’s Day (June 30)
1 Corinthians 1:1-3, “Grace and Peace to You”. This week we’ll put all of the pieces together and look at Paul’s greeting to the Corinthians.
The children have two classes that use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
2 Samuel 2:1-11; Two Kingdoms
Romans 5:1; Real Benefits (WSC 36)
The evening worship service is at 5:30 pm.
Adult Sunday School: We have begun an important study in the Book of 1 Corinthians. The Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians covers a wide and diverse set of topics. In the first half of the letter, he sets about to correct some erroneous views and practices in the church, especially divisions. The latter part of the letter is a series of answers to questions posed by the church (usually beginning, “Now concerning...”). Chapter 15 has the deepest treatment of the believer’s resurrection anywhere in Scripture. Join us as we journey deep into a letter that gets only scant attention in the Reformed world. This study will resume on June 30.
This week the Wednesday home group and study will meet at the Malamisuros’ house at 7 pm. Sharing in one another’s lives is a key element to showing love to the brethren. The session’s hope is that all will participate in our home group ministry this summer. Our study is The Enemy Within by Kris Lundgaard. Read chapter 3. If you don’t have the book, you’re still welcome to participate.
Luke Denny is hosting a Men’s Fellowship at his house on Friday, June 28 at 6:00 pm. There will be food and lawn games (bring one if you have one). For questions, contact Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Independence Day with the Hopsons. In their annual tradition, Brian and Ruth have invited the church to a picnic on Thursday, July 4 beginning at 12:30 pm. They will provide a beautiful yard, some grilled meat, and lawn games. They ask that you bring side dishes, drinks, and/or desserts. Please also bring lawn chairs and small tents (if you desire).
Our next fellowship lunch is Sunday, July 7 after the morning service. Our food theme is ballpark foods. Please bring a main dish or side dish to share. The evening worship will be at 2:00 pm.
On July 8-13, 2019, the Presbytery of Ohio will have its annual youth summer camp. Brochures with detailed information, speakers, topics, costs, etc. are available at the church. Scholarships are available for those in need. Here is the registration information: The camp registration form should be mailed to the address in the brochure with $240 per camper by June 30. The Junior Camp is for ages 9-12 and the Senior Camp is for grades 7-12. The camps are run by the POH Youth Committee concurrently at Camp Piedmont. The theme is The Whole Counsel of God: Growing in Knowing All the Scriptures.
A big “Thank You” to all those who hosted and attended New Song, the a Capella singing group from Geneva College. Their evident faith in Christ and desire to serve Him and the Church through singing psalms and hymns was a joy to all.
Upcoming in Adult Sunday School: On July 14, Deacon Jonathan Diercks will present on the OPC’s Short-term missions and disaster relief.
The Session will meet on Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm.
Brochures are now available for the POH Women’s Retreat. All women in the church: Save the date. The Presbytery of Ohio’s Women’s Retreat is on September 27-28, 2019 at Camp Akita. Mrs. Diane Olinger is the speaker.
We will have an Inquirer’s Class later in July (third or fourth week) over the course of three days: a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Please let Pastor Chris know if you would like to be a part of the class. The Inquirer’s Class is intended for all to get to know the church better and is also a precursor to a membership interview.
On behalf of Dr. Jim and Jenny Knox, thank you for your contribution to their upcoming medical missions work in Uganda. If you would like to continue to give or missed your opportunity at church, please use one of the following methods for giving directly to them. You can give online through the Presbytery of Ohio’s website using PayPal (with a 2.25% fee): www.pohopc.org/donate. Receipts are generated through this website. Or you can give by writing a check payable to “Orthodox Presbyterian Church” with “Knox/POH STM support” on the memo line. It can be sent to the following address: OPC Committee on Foreign Missions / Attn: Tin Ling Lee / 607 N. Easton Road, Building E / Willow Grove, PA 19090. A receipt will be generated by the OPC and mailed directly to you. Email Dr. Knox directly at email@example.com to be added to their email list.