Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of November 27 - December 3, 2017.
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 (December 3)
We consider the Abrahamic covenant. This is part 2 of two parts.
The children have a class that uses Great Commission Publications curriculum.
Hebrews 5:11-6:3, “The Dangers of Spiritual Immaturity”
Following morning worship, we’ll gather for lunch. Our food theme is Christmas foods. Please bring a dish to share. The theme is broad and can mean main dishes, side dishes, or desserts.
At 2:00 PM, the membership will convene for the annual congregational meeting. Although all attendees are invited (the meeting is open), only communicant members may vote. There will be a pastor’s report, a review of the 2018 budget, reports by the elders and deacons, a consideration of changing several By-Laws, and a vote to put Mr. Robert Taylor back into active status as an elder.
Evening Worship is canceled.
The OPC Short-Term Outreach, Relief, and Missions (S.T.O.R.M) is looking for skilled and unskilled volunteers to help in Houston (Hurricane Harvey) and Key West, FL (Hurricane Irma). Although the help is urgent, they predict that help will be needed for 1-2 years. If you volunteer, you bear all travel and food costs, but housing is available. Please contact Janet Birkmann or David Nakhla at the S.T.O.R.M. Office. Visit www.opcstm.org for contact info and more information.
Evening Worship on December 3 is canceled.
We continue our Bible study through the Ten Commandments on Wednesday evenings. Our next study is a continuance of the First Commandment, “No Other Gods.” We’ll examine the Scriptures and have discussion. Join us as we dig deep.
The Session calls for the annual Good Shepherd OPC congregational meeting to be December 3 at 2:00 PM. All members within the greater Cincinnati area are encouraged to be present for our business. The business we will conduct is regular - to hear the state of the church, to review the budget, to hold an election, to review and possibly change some church by-laws, and to have a corporation meeting with the Trustees. All non-members are welcome, but are not able to vote. There will be a time for questions/answers and to hear of the plans for 2018. Please join us.
A copy of the by-laws and the budget have been made available for your review prior to the meeting. Each member family is welcome to a packet.
Angel Tree names will be available soon. Please consider showing love to a child whose father is incarcerated.