Pastor Barron To Preach On “Death And Life” This Sunday

Pastor Barron will preach from Genesis 25:1-18 and I Corinthians 15: 12-24 this Lord’s Day; his sermon title is, “Death and Life.”

Wednesday Prayer Time/Bible Study Continues In Romans

This coming Wednesday we will gather at 7:00 p.m. in the Orchid Room for prayer for the church and for Bible study. This week we will be picking up our study at Romans 8: 12. All are welcome to attend.

Monthly Church Discussion On October 21

On October 21, we will have our monthly Church Discussion time. The article that will be our focus for the time is by Mark E. Ross  and is entitled “Living in the World to Come.”  It is found on page 28 of the September TableTalk. If you do not have the TableTalk, there are copies on the table at the back of the sanctuary. We will meet at the home of Jack and Susan Williams, 215 Pearl Avenue, Marietta.

Dorcas Ministry Focus For October: North Greenville Crisis Ministry

The Dorcas Ministry focus for October is North Greenville Crisis Ministry. We will receive the donations on October 21. Suggested donations include soup, canned corn, rice, and toiletries. Monetary donations are always welcome as well.

Elder Nominations Open

The Session Class of 2018 will complete its term of office at the end of December, as will all of our congregational officers: Congregational Chairman, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. Starting this morning, you are asked to make suggestions for an elder and congregational officers. The election process and schedule is as follows:
Nov. 5: Session sets slate of officers.
Nov. 12: Session will present slate of officers, trained and examined.
Nov. 18: Election of officers.
Continuing to serve as elders after the first of the year are Brent Butterfield and Stan Grist.

By-Laws Amendments To Be Presented For Congregational Vote

The Session is suggesting that the church allow for an additional membership class, that of Associate Member. This requires an amendment to the By-Laws. The proposed text of these amendments will be presented for discussion as an agenda item for the called congregational meeting on November 11 that will also include the presentation of the slate of Elder and congregational officer candidates. A second called congregational meeting is scheduled for November 18 at which the congregation will vote on the By-Laws amendments.

Church Nursery Volunteers Sought

On December 2, the church will begin to offer a nursery for children from infancy through age 3 during morning worship. It is the intention of the Session to provide nursery attendants from congregational volunteers on a rotating schedule. If you will agree to assist, please contact Pastor Barron.

Catechism Corner

Q. 32: How is the grace of God manifested in the second covenant?

A. The grace of God is manifested in the second covenant, in that he freely provideth and offereth to sinners a Mediator, and life and salvation by him; and requiring faith as the condition to interest them in him, promiseth and giveth his Holy Spirit to all his elect, to work in them that faith, with all other saving graces; and to enable them unto all holy obedience, as the evidence of the truth of their faith and thankfulness to God, and as the way which he hath appointed them to salvation. 

(Westminster Larger Catechism)

TableTalk Moment

The Efficacious Prayers Of Christ:  “…we know that the prayers of Jesus keep safe in God’s hands all who truly rest on Christ alone for salvation.”  (October 11, page 43).

Short Items

Sunday School: This Sunday at 9:30am in the Camellia Room, we will continue our study in the Book of Daniel. Our topic for Sunday will be, “The End of the Beasts,” covering Daniel 7. We will encounter the first of the apocalyptic visions and be encouraged to remain faithful, because the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our God and of his Christ. For background reading, look at Daniel 8 as well.

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