These are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of May 23-29, 2016.
If you have a prayer request, please forward it to Pastor Chris to be included in the congregational prayer on Sunday morning or evening.
The Lord’s Day (May 29)
We continue our study of Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter 2, Of God and Of the Holy Trinity. We will discuss the Triune God in paragraph 3.
There are two children’s classes which use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
The Book of Acts is often outlined by the movement of the gospel into all the world. Acts 8:1a ends the first section of the book, the gospel in Jerusalem. With Stephen’s martyrdom, Christians are scattered into Judea and Samaria, bringing the gospel to the next two places in Jesus’s commission in Acts 1:8. This week we’ll examine Acts 8:14-25, “The Spirit Comes to Samaria.”
The evening worship at Good Shepherd is moved to Beavercreek. We’ll join Covenant OPC (Vandalia), Living Water OPC (Springfield), and Redeemer (Beavercreek) for a joint worship service beginning at 5:30 pm. Refreshments will follow. We’ve been asked to bring finger food that we can share. Redeemer OPC’s address is 22 South Fairfield Rd. Dayton 45440.
Join us for our prayer meeting each Wednesday at 7 pm. Please send any requests to Pastor Chris before the meeting begins.
The men and women are postponing their Bible studies until September.
The Deacons have called for a church work day on Saturday, May 28 beginning at 9 am. We will clean up the outside of the building – pull weeds and plant flowers – and do some indoor spring cleaning. This is a great opportunity to serve the church and fellowship with brothers and sisters.
We will join Redeemer OPC in Beavercreek for a joint service on May 29 at 5:30 pm with refreshments following the service.
The next fellowship lunch is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, immediately after morning worship. The theme is picnic foods.
The summer adult Sunday school classes will begin June 5 at 9:30 am. One class will watch a video called "Developing Christian Character" taught by R. C. Sproul. The other class is the Inquirer's Class. If you are a visitor who would like to learn about the church, if you are desiring to be a member, or if you are a non-communicant member and desire to become a member, please come to this class taught by Pastor Chris. Everyone who comes will receive a free book entitled Presbytopia. Attending the class does not obligate anyone to be a member, but if you would like to be a member, you will need to take the class.
The General Assembly is the governing body of the whole church and the highest court of appeal in judicial matters. It consists of approximately 150 voting commissioners, including the moderator and stated clerk of the previous assembly and ministers and ruling elders commissioned by their presbyteries. The 83nd GA is called to meet at Sandy Cove Conference Center, North East, Maryland, from June 8–14, 2016.
Good Shepherd OPC’s new summer ministries will begin on Sunday, June 19. For ten Sunday evenings, we’ll begin worship at 5:30 pm and have a time of fellowship at the conclusion of the service. Our service will be shorter and allow time for questions following the sermon. It will be a good opportunity to bring a friend. The topic will be Christ’s church as we delve into Revelation chapters 1-3.
We’ll also be having two Bible studies during the summer. One will start June 21 and run on Tuesday evenings and meet at the Denny house. We’ll begin at 7 pm. Thinking about the church, we’ll study the Book of Ephesians. The second study will start June 23 and run on Thursday evenings, also beginning at 7 pm. This study will be at Kevin Yoho’s house and well study the topic of the end times. More information is available at the church. Each study is geared for you to invite friends and neighbors and we have invitation cards available.
OPC Missionary Dinner and Presentation Redeemer OPC will be hosting the Richline family (missionaries to Uruguay) on Saturday July 9th for a fellowship dinner and presentation. For the meal at 5:00 pm, please bring a dish (hot or cold) to share. At 6:00 pm, we will hear Mark Richline present on the Lord’s work in building the church in Uruguay.
The scheduled week for the Presbytery of Ohio Youth Camp July 11-16. Pick up a brochure in the lobby.