These are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of July 4-10, 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 (July 10)
Developing Christian Character, a twelve week video series featuring Dr. R. C. Sproul. This week is Lecture # 5: “The Assurance of Salvation (Part 2).” From the Ligonier website: “When one looks at his or her performance as they try to live the Christian life, they can become disheartened; many even to the point of doubting their salvation. For most, the dream of perfectionism is a nightmare. Here Dr. Sproul will shows how one’s assurance is all a matter of where we place our trust.”
The Inquirer’s Class is for all visitors who would like to learn about the church and non-communicant members and others who would like to become members. This week’s topic: Inquiring about Presbyterian Practice: Church Government.
There are two children’s classes which use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
We will work slowly through Peter’s proclaiming the gospel to Cornelius’s house. Beginning with Cornelius’s angelic vision, we’ll look at Acts 10:1-8, “Go Get the Gospel.”
We come to the first of the seven individual letters to the seven churches. It is the seaport and the first on the circular mail route: Ephesus. The text is Revelation 2:1-7, “Remember, Repent, Recover.”
Please join us for prayer at 5 pm on Sunday evening before the evening service.
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 RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. At 6:00 pm, we will hear Mark Richline present on the Lord’s work in building the church in Uruguay. All are invited to join us!
Session meets on Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 pm.
The weekly Bible studies continue this week. A study of the end times by Pastor Chris is at Kevin Yoho’s house on Tuesday and a study in Ephesians is at the Denny’s house on Thursdays. Both begin at 7 pm.
Pastor Chris will be on vacation from July 25 through July 31. Rev. Leo Frailey will preach the morning service and the evening service is canceled.
The men and women are postponing their Bible studies until September.
It is with deep sadness that I report to you the death of the Rev. John P. Galbraith, the oldest surviving founding member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He died peacefully early Thursday morning, June 30, 2016, at the age of 103. His accomplishments in the development of the ministry of the OPC were unparalleled.