Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of April 7-13, 2014.
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land. In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace. [Psalm 37:8-11]
A Call to Prayer (Wednesday, April 9, 2014; 7 pm)
Join us for an hour of prayer this and every Wednesday evening from 7-8 pm. This is a terrific chance to minister to one another in love through prayer. If you have a prayer request, please forward it to Pastor Chris my Wednesday afternoon to be included in the prayer gathering.
The Lord’s Day Morning (April 13, 2014)
Pastor Chris will continue his study of Colossians, focusing on Colossians 3:1-4, being raised to new life in Christ. In this six week segment, the lessons will serve as a foundation for officer training as it applies to the whole church.
There are also two children’s classes; both use the Great Commission Publications curriculum.
We have divided the final passage, 1 Peter 3:8-22 on Household Rules into two parts, 3:8-12 and 3:13-22. This week, we’ll consider the second part of the passage, 1 Peter 3:13-22, under the title, Suffering For Righteousness’ Sake. Psalm 37:1-24 is the Old Testament lesson.
We begin the Redemption Applied section of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, with an overview of the order of salvation (ordo salutis). This week we will use WSC Q. 29, How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ? A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit, as our topic. Our text is Titus 3:4-7 and the title is Applying Redemption to You.
Wednesday Prayer at 7 PM, each Wednesday. Please forward any requests so that we might include them in our prayers.
Evening Lord’s Day worship each Sunday evening at 6 PM. If you have a hymn or psalm request, please advance it to me for our hymn sing.
The next Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, April 19 at 8 am at Cracker Barrel in Sharonville. All men are invited and this is a good opportunity to bring a friend. We will begin a new study with Richard Phillips’ The Masculine Mandate. I’ll have copies available as soon as they arrive later this week.
There is a women’s Bible study each Tuesday at 1 PM. Please contact Ananda, Annie, Sarah or Stephany for details. Currently, they are studying Ephesians.
The next fellowship lunch is Sunday, May 4 immediately after morning worship. The first Sunday is a good time to invite a friend and have him or her remain for lunch.
We plan to canvas the neighborhoods surround the church on Saturday, April 12. We will pass out fliers regarding our picnic and VBS. Please make plans to attend. We’ll begin at 10 am.
We are hosting a Lifeline Health Screening on Monday, April 21, 2014. There are three discount coupons available for the screenings. Please contact Pastor Chris if you would like one. The following announcement is from Lifeline Health Screening.
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!
The 6 for Life Health Assessment measures your risk of developing 6 chronic diseases, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, diabetes, COPD and lung cancer. A customized report will determine which risk factors contribute most to your disease risk and are within your control to change. Finger-stick blood tests along with biometric measurements are included with this assessment.
Good Shepherd Orthodox Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Life Line Screening preventive health event on Monday, April 21, 2014.
This event is also being sponsored by Premier Health
Protect your health by registering today for the 6 for Life Health Assessment for $79. Call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to schedule your appointment. Take control of your health, knowledge is empowering.
We will have a spring work day on Saturday, April 26. Please come out to spring clean, inside and out. We will be here from 8 am until noon.
On Saturday, May 3, we will have our first community outreach – a picnic. Our goal is to gather people from Forest Park, serve them picnic food, play games, and get to know them. We will invite them to the upcoming Vacation Bible School in June.
The Session of Providence Presbyterian Church (Rev. Stephen Dufresne, Rev. Sacha Walicord, and Elders Mike Diercks, Dan Donegan, Ron McCoy, Chuck Michaelis and Tom Steele), having been appointed by the Presbytery as the committee on arrangements, calls a special meeting of the Presbytery of Ohio on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm at 1481 Yauger Road, Mt. Vernon Ohio. The worship service will start at 7pm. This is for the purpose of particularizing this congregation as a separate church in the Presbytery of Ohio. All are welcome to attend.
Rev. Zac Wyse of Westside Reformed Church has invited our congregation to A Friday For Comfort on Friday, April 18 from 7-8 pm. They meet at 3011 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211. This is, of course a Good Friday service.
The Presbytery of Ohio Foreign Missions Committee invites you to apply to be part of a seven person team to serve alongside of our missionaries in Japan for disaster relief work near Sendai from July 25 – August 8th, 2014. This effort is in conjunction with the work of the Nozomi (Hope) Center in Yamamoto-cho, a cooperative center sponsored by the Reformed Church in Japan and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (Japan Mission). The nature of the work will be to assist the largely agricultural community and neighborhood around Yamamoto with various outdoor manual labor projects, house cleaning and maintenance, and helping with children’s activities. You must be at least 18 years old by July 25, 2014 to apply to serve on this team. Interested in serving?
Rev. Geoffrey Willour of Lake OPC in Cleveland announces that Lake Orthodox Presbyterian Church in the Cleveland, Ohio area will host a Reformation Theology Conference on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 on the topic, "The Protestant Reformation: What it was, and why it matters today." Our featured speaker will be Rev. Alan Strange, Professor of Church History and Theological Librarian at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, and Associate Pastor at New Covenant Community Presbyterian Church (OPC) in New Lenox, Illinois. The Saturday portion of the conference will run from 10:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., with a lunch break and several refreshment breaks. Brochures are available.