Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of October 26-November 1, 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 (November 1)
Mercy ministry can be tricky in our society. How does one know if giving handouts really helps? How can one help the needy? How does a Christian show biblical mercy ministry? Mr. Brian Hopson continues tackling this issue in his eight week class, “Biblical Principles for Helping in a Handout World”.
There are two children’s classes; both use the Great Commission Publications curriculum, Show Me Jesus.
Our text is Hosea 13:1-16 and the title is “Death Is Swallowed Up in Victory.” The New Testament lesson is Jude 1:1-13. On November 8, we’ll finish Hosea and begin a new series from Acts on November 15. Please prepare by reading through Acts.
Evening worship is at 2 pm this week. We’ll continue our study of 2 Thessalonians, looking at 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5, “The Effectiveness of God’s Word.”
Please remember to “fall back” one hour Saturday evening before bed. Sunday at 2 am is the official time to turn your clocks backward, returning to Eastern Standard Time. Enjoy your wxtra hour of sleep.
The prayer meeting is Wednesday from 7-8 pm. Please send requests to Pastor Chris for compilation and use during the prayer time.
The women meet for Bible study each week to study the Gospel of Matthew. Contact Ananda Pienaar for time and place.
The Harvest Party Outreach on October 31 has been canceled.
The Presbytery of Ohio (POH) will meet on Friday and Saturday, October 30-31 at Grace OPC, Columbus. Friday evening is an installation service for Rev. David Robbins to be installed as a missionary to Uganda. All are invited to the service, beginning at 7 pm. Saturday is a continuation of our previous meeting to finish our business.
We will have a fellowship lunch on Sunday, November 1, after morning worship. The theme is Thanksgiving foods. Our evening service will begin at 2 pm.
The men will meet on Saturday, November 21 at 8 am for breakfast and a study. Please bring a breakfast item to share and read chapters 3-5 of The Practice of Godliness.
We will have our annual Congregational meeting on Sunday, December 6 at 2 pm. On that Sunday, we’ll have our morning service, fellowship lunch, and congregational meeting. There will be no evening worship that day.
We will be receiving Angel Tree names soon. This year, we’re considering having the gift giving and party on a Saturday evening in December rather than a Sunday evening.
Pastor Chris has three copies of When Helping Hurts (Corbett & Fikkert) for $10 per copy and three copies of The Practice of Godliness (Bridges) for $8 per copy. If you would like to purchase one, please let Pastor Chris know. They are overstock from other studies.