These are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of July 18-24, 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.
The Lord’s Day (July 24)
Developing Christian Character, a twelve week video series featuring Dr. R. C. Sproul. This week is Lecture # 7: “The Practice of Love.” From the Ligonier website: “Scripture describes love as an attribute of God, and because of that, it is a fruit of the Spirit. As first Corinthians thirteen describes, “Love is perfect.” But as we look around, and particularly at our selves, perfection is hard to find. Yet we are called to display this fruit of the Spirit in our lives. In this message entitled “The Practice of Love,” Dr. Sproul gives some practical guidelines to help us develop and manifest this God-given fruit called love.”
The Inquirer’s Class is for all visitors who would like to learn about the church and non-communicant members and others who would like to become members. This week’s topic: Inquiring about Presbyterian History.
There are two children’s classes which use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
We arrive at Caesarea with Peter to see how he interprets his vision and responds to Cornelius’s request. The text is Acts 10:24b-43, “Gentiles Hear Good News.”
The third letter is to Pergamum. The text is Revelation 2:12-17, “A Few Things Against You.”
Our evening worship is at 5:30 pm through the summer, followed by table-talk and refreshments. Please invite a friend.
The weekly Bible studies continue this week. A study of the end times by Pastor Chris is at Kevin Yoho’s house on Tuesday and a study in Ephesians is at the Denny’s house on Thursdays. Both begin at 7 pm.
Pastor Chris will be on vacation from July 25 through July 31. Rev. Leo Frailey will preach the morning service and the evening service is canceled.
On August 7 we will have a fellowship lunch after the morning service so that we may bid farewell to the Crandall family. Please join us and bring a food item related to Cincinnati to share.
Don’t miss the Presbytery of Ohio Women’s Retreat on September 30-October 1, 2016 at Camp Akita in Logan, Ohio. We are excited this year to hear Rebecca Jones speak on the topic “God for All Seasons.” Talk to Annie Malamisuro for more information. Brochures are available on the kiosk in the lobby.