*Turn Your Clock Back* Time; Pastor Barron To Preach On Mark 1:1-8

Pastor Barron will preach this Sunday from Mark 1: 1-8; his sermon title will be “John The Rabbit.” In case you’re wondering, Pastor Barron says that a rabbit is a pacemaker or pacesetter is a runner that leads a middle- or long-distance running event for the first section to ensure a fast time and avoid excessive tactical racing.

Remember to turn your clock back one hour before going to bed.

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: 31. All are welcome to attend.

Elder Nominations End This Sunday

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. You are asked to make suggestions for an elder and congregational officers using the box on the table at the back of the sanctuary. 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.

Dorcas Ministry Focus For November Is Hurricane Relief

The Dorcas Ministry focus for November will be assistance for our Christian brothers and sisters who have been afflicted by the autumn hurricanes. The agency will be announced shortly. We will receive the donations on November 18.

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. 165. What is baptism?
A. Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, wherein Christ hath ordained the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, to be a sign and seal of ingrafting into himself, of remission of sins by his blood, and regeneration by his Spirit; of adoption, and resurrection unto everlasting life; and whereby the parties baptized are solemnly admitted into the visible church, and enter into an open and professed engagement to be wholly and only the Lord’s.

(Westminster Larger Confession)

Tabletalk Moment

Supplication In Prayer:  “As we pray to the Father, making our needs and desires known to Him, we are not praying alone. Jesus is praying with us and for us.”  (October 29, page 61).


Short Items

Sunday School: This Sunday at 9:30am in the Camellia Room, we will continue our study of 1 Chronicles. Our topic for Sunday will be, “Price And Repentance,” covering 1 Chronicles 21. We will see how when we repent and confess our sins, even our worst failures can be used by God to accomplish his holy purposes. For background reading, look at 1 Chronicles 14-19 and 22-25 as well.

Church Discussion Time: Our next gathering for a discussion on an October Tabletalk article will be Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 pm, at a location to be announced later. If you haven’t attended recently, consider placing this on your schedule. It is a good time of learning, encouragement and unity in love among our fellowship.

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