Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of December 19-25, 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.
We have our regularly scheduled morning worship on Christmas Day.
The Lord’s Day (December 25)
Pastor Chris will teach on the historical background of the birth of Jesus.
The children will meet with the adults for this Sunday.
Matthew 1:18-25, “The Origin and Name of Jesus the Messiah”
Evening Worship is canceled.
Evening worship is canceled on December 25 and January 1.
The Bible Study is on Wednesday at 7 pm. Our study is Judges 10:17-12:7. Our study is canceled on December 28.
Please remember to deliver your Angel Tree gifts this week.
We will have our annual Lessons and Carols on December 24 beginning at 5:30 pm. Please invite a friend.
Pastor Chris will be on vacation December 26 – January 1. The Rev. Dr. Marc Clauson will fill the pulpit.
Our next fellowship lunch is Sunday, January 8, 2017 after morning worship. Our food theme is comfort foods.
Beginning on February 5 and continuing the first Sunday of each month after, we will have a self-tutored study through the Embers to a Flame book and video conference. The session believes that the concepts and strategies in From Embers to a Flame are important for us as a church to know and implement. Please join us after our lunch and in lieu of the evening service. We will watch a conference session, taught by Rev. Harry Reeder, and have a discussion and implementation of the strategy. If you would like to purchase the book, you can do so at any online seller like Amazon.
The Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra from Dordt College, a Christian college in NE Iowa, are coming to Cincinnati on Friday, March 10, for a 7:00 pm concert at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church. Local Dordt alumnus Donn Rubingh is arranging housing for the students. If you would be willing to provide housing to 2 Dordt students following the concert, please contact Donn at 513-385-3943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.