Here are the Good Shepherd OPC announcements for August 20-26, 2018.
The Lord’s Day (August 26)
We consider the Christian’s life in exile.
The children have two classes that use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
Proverbs 31:1-31, The Words of King Lemuel
Romans 15:7-13, Accept One Another
Join us for Sunday evening worship at 5:30 pm.
There will be no home group meetings on August 22 and 29. We’ll resume our Bible study at the church on September 5.
The session and the deacons will have a joint meeting (called) on August 28.
The next fellowship lunch is Sunday, September 2 after the morning worship. The food theme is ribs with the appropriate sides. Make your best ribs - with rub, with sauce, smoked, whatever. If you’re not inclined to ribs, bring a side dish or dessert. Please bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert to share. At the next dinner, we will attempt to categorize our food for those who suffer from allergies. 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 it.
The September 2 evening service is at 2pm.
Beginning September 2, Pastor Chris will be preaching from the Book of 1 Samuel. Most likely, he will work through both 1-2 Samuel before finishing the study.
An important note regarding our communion bread. At the last session meeting (August 9), the session unanimously agreed to change the communion bread to something (not yet determined) that is allergen free. In this case, the new bread will have neither gluten or dairy. It is reported in Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) that nearly 15 million people have food allergies, nine million adults and six million children. The prevalence of food allergies leading to anaphylaxis appears to be on the rise. And eight foods account for 90% of all food allergies: milk (certain protein strands), eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat (gluten), soy, fish, and shellfish. To be more sensitive to our own congregation and to others who may (by God’s grace) join us in the near and far future, the session has decided to make this change. We hope to express more compassion and care to those who have allergies or food sensitivities so that all of us together may have fellowship around the Lord’s Table. If you have either a suggestion for bread (or cracker) that is dairy free and gluten free or if you have other questions or feedback, please contact a session member. Thank you.
The 2018 Singles Retreat at the Machen Retreat and Conference Center (McDowell, VA) is September 28-30. Registration and other information is on the posted flyer.
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.