Here are the Good Shepherd OPC announcements for June 17-23, 2019.
The Lord’s Day (June 23)
Ruling Elder (Providence OPC, Pataskala OH) and part-time Presbytery of Ohio Regional Home Missionary Mike Diercks will update us on the presbytery’s church planting efforts and will give some insights on how a church can be a welcoming church.
The children have two classes that use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
2 Samuel 1:17-27; Playing the Blues
2 Thessalonians 5:17; Renewal in the Whole Man (WSC 35)
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.
Also upcoming in Adult Sunday School: On June 23, part-time Regional Home Missionary and Ruling Elder Mike Diercks (Providence OPC, Pataskala) will present an update on home missions in the Presbytery of Ohio and instruct us on being “A Welcoming Church”. On July 14, Deacon Jonathan Diercks will present on the OPC’s Short-term missions and disaster relief.
This week the Wednesday home group and study will meet at Luke and Janien Denny’s house (7604 Tanglewood Ln. West Chester 45069) 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 2. If you don’t have the book, you’re still welcome to participate.
Join us for New Song, the a Capella singing group from Geneva College on Monday, June 24 at 7 pm with a dessert/fellowship following. There are a few students who still need housing. Please contact either Luke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Janien Denny (email@example.com) if you would like to host a student.
This is the last call to participate in the current Inquirer’s Class before finalizing the time and place. Please let Pastor Chris know as soon as possible. We are considering a couple of evenings and a partial Saturday for the class.
Our next fellowship lunch is Sunday, July 7 after the morning service. Our food theme is open for suggestions. Please bring a main dish or side dish to share. The evening worship will be at 2:00 pm.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to their email list.
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.
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.