Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of July 27-August 2, 2015.
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 (August 2)
Beginning this week and continuing for eight total weeks, the adult Sunday school class will watch the teaching “Angels and Demons” by R. C. Sproul. Here is the class summary from the Ligonier website. “Angels and demons are portrayed and discussed everywhere — from statues and paintings to poems and songs to the Internet. But are they understood correctly? With all the attention these beings receive, Christians are bound to get confused between what is often assumed to be “common knowledge” and how the Word of God actually portrays them. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul challenges many of the modern myths regarding these other-worldly beings by offering a biblical view of the spiritual realm.” This week, we’ll view Class 1, The Heavenly Choir.”
There are two children’s classes; both use the Great Commission Publications curriculum, Show Me Jesus.
The wayward wife continues to be our theme for Hosea 2. Here, we’ll find not only the Lord calling attention to Israel’s waywardness, but his own love expressed in both his provision for Israel and how he woos her back. The sermon, “Love and Marriage” is from Hosea 2:1-23 and the New Testament reading is Ephesians 5:22-33.
As a Christian, you experience great tension living in this world (at least you should since this world is not your home!). One major concern for the Thessalonians was Christ’s return. “What happens if someone dies before Christ’s return?” was the first question. The second is “What is the timing of Christi’s return? The text is 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 and the title is “A Thief in the Night.”
Sunday Evening worship is at 6 pm. If you have a hymn or psalm request, please send it to me this week. Our monthly fellowship lunch is next Sunday.
Beginning August 2, we will have a thirty minute prayer meeting (5:15-5:45) prior to the evening service each Sunday.
Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study: Christianity Explored, is an eight week video led study and gospel presentation of the Gospel of Mark. We have light refreshments, discussion, and study. We meet from 6:30-8:00. Invite a friend.
Wednesday Night Children’s Ministry. They will walk through half of Great Commission Publications’ A Pilgrim’s Progress. Each participant receives an abridged, modern edition of A Pilgrim’s Progress and a map. They meet from 6:30-8:00 pm.
The next fellowship lunch is scheduled for Sunday, August 9, immediately after morning worship. The theme will be announced.
Mark your calendar for August 30, the next fifth Sunday month. We will meet with Redeemer OPC in Beavercreek for a joint service. It begins at 6 pm and our evening service is cancelled.
The Presbytery of Ohio is sponsoring a women’s retreat in October. Please find the registration information on the kiosk at the church. Brochures are also available.