Here are your Good Shepherd OPC announcements and worship helps for the week of August 21-27, 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 (August 27)
We’re examining the “Five Solas of the Reformation. This week our topic is sola gratia (grace alone).
The children have a class that uses Great Commission Publications curriculum.
Zephaniah 3:9-20, "The Conversion of the Nations"
Romans 3:9-20, "No One Is Righteous"
Join us for evening worship at 6 pm.
The Bible study is each Wednesday at 7 pm. Please read The Holy Spirit, chapters 13-14.
Join us for our fellowship lunch on September 3 after the morning service. September 3 is “National Baby-back Ribs” day, so our theme will be ribs with the appropriate side dishes. Make your best sauce or rub for us to enjoy. September 6 is National Coffee Ice Cream Day (just making an observation). At 2 pm we'll watch the eighth installment of the Embers to a Flame revitalization conference.
On Wed Aug 23, Covenant OPC (Vandalia) starts Bible quizzing for their youth. They study particular sections of Scripture, meet for practice, and then every couple months have a Bible quizzing rally, where teams compete against each other to answer objective questions about the Bible section they've been working on (including Scripture memory). It's easy to participate: you can either join us for our practices every other Wednesday, or have your own practices (we'll provide the materials) and then come for the rallies. We'd love to do this with other area churches if you'd be interested.
Join us at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary for the “Westminster Confession into the 21st Century” conference. This conference will be held Friday evening and Saturday morning, September 8-9. Speakers include Dr. William Van Doodewaard, Mrs. Rebecca Van Doodewaard, Dr. John Bower, Dr. Richard Gamble, Dr. C. J. Williams and Dr. Barry York. This year’s event will focus on “Post Tenebras Lux: Celebrating 500 years of Martin Luther’s Influence”. You may register online at http://www.rpts.edu/events.html for the Westminster Conference. Cost is $20 for an individual and $35 per couple. At the conference web link above, you will find the conference flyer and schedule, the link to register online, as well as a mail-in registration form. If you have any questions, please email Kin Backensto at kbackens@rpts.
The Presbytery of Ohio Women's Retreat is September 22-23 and features biblical counselor Michelle Horton of Tampa FL as the speaker. The retreat will be at Camp Akita in Logan OH and will cost $85. Brochures are available in the church lobby.
As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Covenant OPC in Vandalia, OH would like to invite you and your congregation to a special Reformation Conference on Friday–Saturday September 29–30. The purpose of this conference is to tell the story of the French Protestant reformers (Huguenot) and hear their story of faithfulness amid great persecution. We hope to make these stories practical by thinking about what we can learn from these saints for our own present situation. We have two outstanding speakers coming, both of whom are world-class experts in the French Reformation: Bill Edgar from Westminster Theological Seminary and Glenn Sunshine from Central Connecticut State University. Both share our reformed convictions and both have deep pastoral sensibilities. They are gifted communicators who will be targeting their lectures for a broad church-going audience.