‘Today If You Hear His Voice, Do Not Harden Your Hearts…’

Pastor Barron will preach this Sunday from Psalm 95. His sermon title will be “Today Will Not Last Forever.” We will also observe the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

Congregational Meeting Report

Last week at the Congregational meeting the congregation elected the following officers:
Elder: Don Woodard (to serve for a 3 year term);
Congregational Chairman: Tommy Morgan;
Congregational Treasurer: Don Woodard;
Congregational Assistant Treasurer: Jim Moehlenbrock

Continuing to serve as elders after the first of the year are Brent Butterfield and Stan Grist. The congregation made no comments on the proposed changes to the By-Laws.

Annual NGC/Woodlands Carol Sing December 9

We will join together with our Woodlands friends for a Christmas Carol sing on Sunday, December 9, at 4:00 p.m. in the Camellia Room. Following the sing, we will share refreshments in the Orchid Room. Details to follow.

Dorcas Ministry Collection December 16 For The Piedmont Women’s Center 

The Dorcas Ministry focus for December will be the Piedmont Women’s Center. We will receive monetary donations on December 16th. We will be participating in their “Baby Bottle Fund Raiser.”

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

Chapter 29: Of The Lord’s Supper
VII. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements, in this sacrament, do then also, inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally but spiritually, receive and feed upon, Christ crucified, and all benefits of His death: the body and blood of Christ being then, not corporally or carnally, in, with, or under the bread and wine; yet, as really, but spiritually, present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their outward senses.

(Westminster Confession)

Tabletalk Moment

The King Of The Jews Crucified:  The physical suffering Jesus endured on the cross was intense, but the greatest suffering He experienced was in bearing the wrath of God for our sin.  (November 19, page 51).

Tabletalk Classic: Ordinary means of grace-based ministry is ministry that focuses on doing the things God, in the Bible, says are central to the spiritual health and growth of His people, and which aims to see the qualities and priorities of the church reflect biblical norms. (Tabletalk Magazine, October 1st, 2007; https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/ordinary-means-growth/).

Short Items

Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study Resumes Next Week: We will resume our Wednesday night activities on November 28, moving on to Chapter 9 of Romans.

Sunday School: This Sunday at 9:30am in the Camellia Room, we will conclude our survey of 2 Chronicles. Our topic for Sunday will be, “The End and a New Beginning,” covering 2 Chronicles 36. We will look at the sad decline and fall of Judah, tempered by the prophecy of a restoration from exile. For background reading, look at 2 Chronicles 23-35.

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