Here are the Good Shepherd OPC announcements for May 20-26, 2019.
The Lord’s Day (May 26)
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 week, we’ll begin at the beginning of the letter, 1 Corinthians 1:1-3, “Paul’s Greeting.”
The children have two classes that use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
1 Samuel 30:1-31, David Defeats the Amalekites. After we conclude our study of 1 Samuel, we’ll move into the book of 2 Samuel.
Romans 3:21-31, Declared Not Guilty (WSC 33)
The evening worship service is at 5:30 pm.
The Wednesday study will begin on Wednesday June 12 and run through the end of August. Our intent for the group is to meet weekly at different member’s houses throughout the summer for a study, fellowship, and prayer. We’ll begin with one group and divide into two if necessary. 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.
This Week: On Wednesday, come to meet Dr. Jim and Jenny Knox who will be serving as Missionary Associates for two years to Mbale to work with the OPC Uganda Mission alongside the Jacksons and the Tuiningas. They will be presenting their work on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm. Please join us to hear of their work and how you may support their work financially and through prayer.
Update on the WORKDAY: The deacons’ schedule will not permit another Saturday workday in the near future, so they have determined it best to have several weekday evening work times. If you are able to volunteer some time on any of these evenings, the elders and deacons would appreciate your labors. Here is the proposed work schedule: Tuesday, May 21, Thursday May 23, and Friday, May 24. The work will begin around 6:00 and end near dark.
Our next fellowship lunch is Sunday, June 2 after the morning service. Our food theme is picnic foods. There is a grill available for anyone desiring to grill. Please bring a main dish or side dish to share. We will have a hymn sing for the evening worship.
Pastor Chris will be attending the upcoming OPC General Assembly (June 5-11). Please keep him and the General Assembly in prayer. About 250 commissioners, fraternal delegates, permanent committee members, and support staff will be traveling to Dallas for our annual meeting. Rev. Bill Warren will preach on June 9 in the morning service.
New Song, the a Capella singing group from Geneva College will return for a concert on Monday, June 24. The church will host a dinner for the group after they arrive. If you would like to host a student or chaperone (probably 10-12 total people), please let an elder know. We will also have refreshments after the concert; if you would like to donate cookies or other refreshments, please let an elder know.
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.
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.