Here are the Good Shepherd OPC announcements for March 12-18, 2018.
The Lord’s Day (March 18)
The class is Reformed Worship. This week, the topic is “The Theater of God’s Glory” with a look at Psalm 19.
The children have two classes that use Great Commission Publications curriculum.
Hebrews 11:4-7, “Drawing Near to God Through Faith.” It would be good to make further application on this introductory passage to the “men of old.”
Romans 8:31-39, “Nothing Can Separate Us.”
This coming Sunday morning we publicly receive and welcome Drew and Rachel Kalnasy, along with their children, into membership. In addition, we will baptize their youngest child, Jane.
Finish the Lord’s Day with us by coming to Sunday evening worship at 6:00 pm.
Join us for the Wednesday evening Bible study at 7:00 pm. We are studying the fourth commandment.
The Presbytery of Ohio’s Spring Youth Rally is March 16-18 at Grace OPC (Columbus). The topic is “Life as Proclaiming God’s Excellencies” from 1 Peter 2:9 and the speaker is Rev. Dylan Rowland. All 7th-12th graders are invited. You will find details in a flyer at the church.
Please give your feedback: The first Sunday of April is Easter Sunday. Our regular schedule for the first Sunday is our fellowship lunch. Since we usually have outstanding participation, the elders are asking if you will be staying for lunch or going elsewhere with family or friends. We could postpone the fellowship lunch until the following week for maximum participation.
We have invitation cards for Easter Sunday (April 1). Please take some and invite friends and neighbors.
The Bible study is canceled on Wednesday, April 4. Please see the following announcement.
Special Announcement: The Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University will hold its second annual apologetics and worldview conference titled “Living Water: Living and Sharing the Gospel in a Sexually Broken World” on April 4, 2018. Speakers Rosaria Butterfield and Sam Allberry will lead plenary sessions, and Cedarville Bible faculty will lead breakout sessions. The conference is a one-day event opening at 10 a.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center and ending at 8 p.m. Ministry leaders, church members, Cedarville students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. “The purpose of this conference is to present a biblical view of identity and sexuality in a winsome way that encourages and equips Christians to faithfully present Christ in our culture,” said Dr. Dan DeWitt, director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity and associate professor at Cedarville University.
The Sunday school class for April 29 will be an overview of OPC Foreign Missions. At that time, all member families will receive updated prayer cards and refrigerator maps. Please consider coming to Sunday school that morning to hear about our church’s foreign missions.
Some have expressed interest in giving food theme ideas for our dinners. Please submit them to Pastor Chris for review and (hopefully) implementation.
I would recommend that all older teens and adults read Rosaria Butterfield’s The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered and Sam Allberry’s Is God Anti-Gay? to learn about issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ movement and in preparation for the conference should you desire to attend.