Here are the Good Shepherd OPC announcements for September 10-16, 2018.
The Lord’s Day (September 16)
We continue our study of our religious identity. Lesson # 3: The Crisis of Presbyterian Identity and the OPC
The children have two classes that use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
1 Samuel 2:12-36, Judgment Begins in the House of the Lord
Romans 16:17-27, The Final Greetings
Join us for Sunday evening worship at 5:30 pm.
Study the Bible with us each Wednesday at 7 pm. We’re studying Jesus’s Kingdom Parables from Matthew 13 as a compliment to our study of 1 Samuel. This week we’ll continue the Parable of the Sower (or Soils).
The session will meet on Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 pm.
On Sunday, September 23, Pastor Chris will be away. The Rev. Bill Warren will fill the pulpit for the morning service. We will have a prayer meeting at 5:30 for our evening service.
We will meet at Redeemer OPC in Beavercreek on Sunday, September 30, 2018 for our evening worship service. That service begins at 5:30 pm.
The next fellowship lunch is Sunday, October 7 after the morning worship. The food theme is Octoberfest foods. If you happen to make something that is gluten free, dairy free, free of both, or free of some other allergen, please make a small sign that indicates so.
Beginning October 7, we will begin a catechetical sermon series through the Westminster Shorter Catechism in our evening worship.
The October 7 evening service e is at 2:00 pm.
A notice from the Stated Clerk of the POH: The installation service for Rev. Alan Dueck as an associate pastor for Grace Church Columbus is scheduled for Friday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.
The Presbytery of Ohio’s Women’s Retreat at Camp Akita (Logan, OH) is October 12-13. Flyers are available in the church lobby. In it, you’ll find all registration and other information. Please contact Sarah Taylor with questions.
A request from Rev. Dr. L. Charles Jackson (formerly of Covenant OPC, Vandalia): Hello from Mbale, Uganda. I have spoken to a few folks here and there in the POH, but I wanted to put out the word more broadly and officially to the POH that we (Jacksons) will be needing a vehicle next year August 2019-Feb 2020 for our furlough. We will be staying in Dayton, Ohio. If anyone or any diaconate in the presbytery can help us find a reliable, decent car to use while on furlough we would appreciate it so much. It looks like we have a place to stay that is furnished so finding a car is the next important item. We’ll only be home 6-7 months and we plan to use a car to travel around Ohio, western PA as well as other states while visiting churches so it will need to be reliable. Thanks and God bless.
Announcing Officer Nomination Month
September is the month that you may make nominations for the offices of elder or deacon.
Below you will find three sections from Article IX of the GSOPC By-Laws explaining who may
nominate and how you should go about making the nomination. Afterwards, an extensive
ARTICLE IX: NOMINATION, ELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The only elective offices in this church shall be those of Elder and Deacon. (The
officers of the corporation are provided for in Article VII.)
Section 2. Nominees for Ruling Elder(s) and Deacon(s) may be any men who are communing
members of the Congregation with the following qualifications:
A. They shall be men of God who already manifest those qualities found in 1 Timothy
B. They shall be men who are well acquainted with God’s Word and who are in the
practice of teaching and defending it.
C. They shall be men who administer Christian discipline in their homes.
D. They shall be men who demonstrate their willingness and ability to serve their
brothers and sisters in Christ.
E. They shall give indication of being willing to take the time necessary to do the work
involved in the office.
Section 3: Nominations shall be made in writing to the Session during the month of September.
Any communing member of the Congregation can make a nomination. The Session shall
publish a list of those nominees who have accepted nomination by the third Sunday in October.