Tonight’s Bible Study To Look At The Life Of Mary, Mother Of Jesus

Tonight at 7:00 in the Orchid Room at The Woodlands, Pastor Barron will teach us on the life of Mary and the theology surrounding her. What does it mean that she was “full of grace” and “blessed among women”? How could a woman with original sin bear the sinless Son of God–doesn’t David proclaim, “5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me” in Psalm 51? Was Mary a virgin her entire life? What happened to her, body and soul, at her death? Does she have any existential role now?

Come hear what the Bible says about Mary and what the church confesses that the Word of Truth means to us.

Community Carol Sing December 21: Woodlands Camellia Room

Next Wednesday, December 21st at 7:00 pm, in place of our weekly Bible Study, we are hosting a Christmas Carol Sing for the residents of the Woodlands. This will be “an everyone participate” event. It is just one way we want to say thanks to them for the generous use of this facility.

Short Items:

Dr. Rob Gustafson will preach to us this Sunday.
Christmas Baskets: The Steering Committee is going to put together a few Christmas Baskets for shut-ins, etc. Due to the special needs of these individuals, we ask that you participate in the special “love offering” which will be received next Sunday, December 18th, rather than donating food items. If you want to be help with the baskets, contact Lucky Thomas (864) 232-1923.
Elder Training: Starting in January, we will have four classes for elder training which will lead up to the election of our first elders for the church. All of the men of the church (this both members and non-members) are invited and encouraged to be a part of these classes. Topics for the four sessions will be qualifications for the office of elder, the call to the office, the work of the elder and the session and the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Sunday School:
We are continuing with the Winter 2016-2017 Adult Quarterly, “The Power Of The Gospel,” on Paul’s epistles to the Galatians and Romans. Dr. Ross’ lesson for Sunday is titled, “The Gospel Preached To Abraham.” Our focal passage is Galatians 3: 1-29. Paul describes how salvation is

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