Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of May 4-10, 2015.
A Call to Prayer (Wednesdays at 7 pm)
Join us for an hour of prayer this and every Wednesday evening from 7-8 pm. This is a good chance to minister to one another in love through prayer. If you have a prayer request, please forward it to Pastor Chris by Wednesday afternoon to be included in the prayer meeting.
The Lord’s Day (May 10)
Mr. Alex Eppstein continues an eight week study on the Gospel of Mark. On May 31, Pastor Chris will introduce and have a discussion regarding the Child Safety Policy. During the summer, we will have a General Assembly update and three or four short classes. The summer term begins June 7.
There are two children’s classes; both use the Great Commission Publications curriculum, Show Me Jesus.
We continue our study of the challenging prophet, Amos. In chapter five, the Lord laments over Israel because the nation will undergo judgment and he announces that the day of the Lord has arrived. Several “woes” follow the Lord’s lament. The first was in 5:18 and the second is in chapter 6. The text is Amos 6:1-14 and the title is ‘Gaining the World, Losing Your Life’. The New Testament reading is Romans 9:1-13.
We continue our new series on 1-2 Thessalonians. We will develop our understanding of the church in our study of 1 Thessalonians 1. The text is 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 and the title is “Thanksgiving and Remembrance.”
Wednesday Prayer at 7 PM, each Wednesday.
Sunday Evening worship is at 6 pm. If you have a psalm or hymn request, please forward it to Pastor Chris.
The Women's Bible Study is on hiatus for the summer.
A special announcement: Please refrain from wearing colognes and perfumes at church. We have not reminded you in some time, but these kinds of scents trigger Amy Eppstein’s reactions. The Eppsteins would very much appreciate your help and cooperation in keeping Good Shepherd scent free. Thank you very much.
The church will be hosting a progressive dinner on Friday, May 8, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Please sign up on the new and revised registration sheet in the church lobby. Each family is asked to bring at least one dish to make the meal successful. The Hostess of the house where you are sign up will contact you with the details of what dish (salad, entrée or dessert) you have to bring. We progress in the following order:
6:30 - 7:15 pm @ the Penn's: Address 11721 Elkgrove Ct, Cincinnati OH 45251 Phone: 825 3826
7:30 - to 8:15 pm @ the Taylor's: 11876 Elkwood Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45240 Phone: 742 8947
8:30 to 9: 30 pm@ the Malamisuro’s: 5120 LaMonte Dr. Fairfield, OH 45014 Phone: 446-3415
Contact Sarah Taylor with questions.
The men will meet for study and breakfast on Saturday, May 16 at 8 am. We will continue through Ordinary. Please bring something to share and read chapters 7-9.
On Sunday evening May 31, we will have a joint service with Redeemer OPC (Beavercreek) at our building. Please bring a finger food at 5 pm to share. The service will be at 6 pm.
The next fellowship lunch is scheduled for Sunday, June 7, immediately after morning worship. The theme will be announced.
Pastor Chris will be in Wheaton IL for the Ministry Training Institute (MTI) from May 11-14. Rev. Leo Frailey will preach on Sunday morning, May 17. Pastor Chris will preach in the evening. Pastor Chris will be on vacation from May 18-24. Rev. Marc Clauson will preach the morning service and Mr. Alex Eppstein will preach the evening on May 24. Finally, Pastor Chris will be at General Assembly June 3-9. Mr. Alex Eppstein will preach morning and evening on June 7. The pulpit supply is mostly settled, but may be subject to change.
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 such ministers and ruling elders as are commissioned by their respective presbyteries. The 82nd GA is called to meet at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, from June 3–9, 2015. You may find more information at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church website (www.opc.org/ga.html).
Good Shepherd OPC will host our second annual Vacation Bible School June 22-26. The theme is Summer Seaquest. From the publisher’s website: Summer Seaquest anchors VBS Sea Explorers in God's Word as they follow the famous fleeing prophet Jonah, tracing his roundabout route to repentance to discover life-changing truths about the Savior he points to. We’ll be asking for volunteers to help in this ministry.
Mark your calendars for July 13-18, 2015 Presbytery of Ohio Youth Camp at 4-H Camp Piedmont! For the senior High, the speaker, Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman, Professor of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary and pastor, Cornerstone OPC Ambler PA will be presenting messages from “The Book of Judges.” For the Junior High, the speaker, Mr. Danny Priano, youth director, Providence PCA Pittsburgh PA will lead class sessions on “Fighting the Deceiver with the Full Armor of God” using Scripture and catechism curriculum produced by Children’s Ministries International.