Here are the Good Shepherd OPC announcements for October 22-28, 2018.
The Lord’s Day (October 28)
The History of the OPC: The Trinity Hymnal, 1944-1961
The children have two classes that use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
1 Samuel 7:2-17, Samuel’s Ministry in Word and Deed
The evening worship service is a joint Reformation Day service at Redeemer OPC in Beavercreek. It begins at 6:00 pm with refreshments following. See below for details.
In cooperation with Grace Covenant Church (Beavercreek), Redeemer OPC (Beavercreek) is hosting the annual joint Reformation Service for Miami Valley area churches on Sunday October 28. The service will begin at 6 PM and will be followed by light refreshments. Various area pastors will be participating in leading this joint worship service. Please consider attending for a blessed time of worship and fellowship as we celebrate the common salvation we have in Jesus Christ. The address is Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 22 S. Fairfield Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45440.
Join us for Bible study this week as we consider two of Jesus’s parables in Matthew 13 - the parable of the treasure and the pearly of great price. Bible study begins at 7:00 pm.
The annual Presbytery of Ohio Youth Rally will be hosted by Grace OPC (5099 Postlewaite Rd. Columbus 43235). All youth Grades 7-12/ages 12-18 are invited to spend the weekend of November 2-4, 2018. Pastor Jonathan Hutchison will teach from Luke 1:43, The Mother of God. Registration information is available.
The next fellowship lunch is Sunday, November 4 after the morning worship. The food theme is soup and salad. Please bring either a soup or salad or a side to accompany soup or salad. 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.
The November 4 evening service is at 2:00 pm.
The annual OPC Thank Offering is coming on November 18, 2018. This year’s theme is “Our Generous God” and the whole offering supports Worldwide Outreach: Christian Ed, Foreign Missions, Home Missions. You will receive fliers beginning this Sunday. Please consider how you can help support the work of the Church.
Grace Bible Presbyterian Church (12060 Lebanon Rd. Cincinnati, 45241) is hosting the International Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar on November 10th from 10:00 am. to 3:00 pm. The Bazaar will host over 20 Ministry Vendors whose purpose is to help people who are caught in various types of slavery, who live in destitute war torn areas, or who have severely handicapped children. These ministries reach out to the people in these third world countries for our Lord; to teach them the Gospel and also minister to their needs by teaching them a trade whereby they may earn a living.
The next Session meeting is Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 pm.
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.