Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of July 14-20, 2014.
1Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. 4The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 6for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. (Psalm 1:1-6)
A Call to Prayer (Wednesday, July 16, 2014; 7 pm)
Join us for an hour of prayer this and every Wednesday evening from 7-8 pm. This is a terrific chance to minister to one another in love through prayer. We have changed the format slightly to include more singing. If you have a prayer request, please forward it to Pastor Chris by Wednesday afternoon to be included in the prayer meeting.
Please remember to pray for our POH Campers: Dane and Beck Crandall and Etienne and Marcel Pienaar.
The Lord’s Day (July 20, 2014)
This week we continue our twelve week video series by R. C. Sproul, “What Did Jesus Do?” From the Ligonier website regarding this series:
When Jesus approached John the Baptist to be baptized, John initially objected. But Jesus responded by saying that it was necessary “to fulfill all righteousness.” (Matt. 3:15) Why was this act—and others like it—so important? Most Christians understand the importance of Christ’s atoning sacrifice and the significance of his resurrection. But how many comprehend the significance of the life Jesus led prior to the crowning weeks of the passion? In this teaching series, R.C. Sproul uncovers what it means for Christ to be the “second Adam”—and what this means for believers today.
Don’t forget to complete your homework!
There are also two children’s classes; both use the Great Commission Publications curriculum.
For preparation to hear God’s Word: What is required of those that hear the word preached? A. It is required of those that hear the word preached, that they attend upon it with diligence, preparation, and prayer; examine what they hear by the scriptures; receive the truth with faith, love, meekness, and readiness of mind, as the word of God; meditate, and confer of it; hide it in their hearts, and bring forth the fruit of it in their lives (WLC 160).
This week Rev. Ken Montgomery, associate pastor of Redeemer OPC (Beavercreek) will preach and serve the Lord’s Supper. His text is Joshua 2, with the title “By Faith Rahab.” The New Testament reading is Hebrews 11:23-40. No sermon outline will be available.
The evening worship will be at Redeemer OPC Beavercreek (22 South Fairfield Rd. Dayton 45440). We will hear Brian and Dorothy Wingard give a report of their mission work in Uganda. The service begins at 6 pm.
Wednesday Prayer at 7 PM, each Wednesday. Please forward any requests so that we might include them in our prayers.
Evening Lord’s Day worship each Sunday evening at 6 PM. If you have a hymn or psalm request, please advance it to me for our hymn sing.
Moving Help for the Millers. If you would like to help the Millers in their move, please be at their current residence (10115 Indian Springs Dr. Cincinnati 45241) at 9 am. Thank you.
The Women's Bible Study and the Men’s Study and Breakfast have been suspended for the summer. Both will resume in September.
On Sunday, July 20, Rev. Ken Montgomery and I will switch pulpits for our respective morning services. In the evening of the same day, we will join with Redeemer OPC in Beavercreek to hear Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Dorothy Wingard, OPC missionaries to Uganda. Good Shepherd’s evening service will be jointly held at Redeemer OPC at 6 PM.
On Sunday, July 27, the Rev. Danny Olinger, General Secretary of Christian Education and member of the Presbytery of Ohio, will present the work of Christian Education in Sunday School and preach the morning service.
On Sunday, July 27, in the evening service, New Song from Geneva College will have a hymn and psalm sing. We are looking for families to host members of New Song overnight Sunday, July 27 into Monday, July 28. Please contact Mr. Robert Taylor for more details.
The next fellowship lunch is Sunday, August 3 immediately after morning worship. No theme has been offered. The first Sunday is a good time to invite a friend and have him or her remain for lunch.
The church has closed nominations for elder and deacon for the class of 2017. Two men were nominated: Mr. Chris Crandall for office of elder and Mr. Marius Pienaar for both the office of elder and the office of deacon. Mr. Pienaar has been ordained in the PCA as a deacon.
The Session met with the Deacons to formulate a Child and Child Care Worker Protection Policy. The two man committee (one elder and one deacon) tasked with formulating the policy have one month to complete their work. The Session and Deacons will give it a first reading to determine if there is lack or other problems. I will keep you up to date on the policy’s formulation.
On August 24, we will host Rev. Benson Akello who will preach the morning service.