Ben Castle To Preach On Prayer

We welcome Ben Castle to our pulpit. He is finishing up his studies at GPTS and is accepting a call from an OPC church in Virginia. He will preach from Psalm 88; his sermon title will be, “A Perfected Prayer.”

Proposed 2019 Church Budget To Be Voted On January 27

The Session has called a Congregational Meeting following worship on January 27 for the purpose of reviewing and approving the 2019 budget. Copies of the budget will be available on the entry table. 

Sunday Afternoon Discussion Group January 27

Our next discussion time will be next Sunday afternoon, January 27, at the Woodard’s residence, beginning at 4:00. The article that will be our focus is by John R. Muether and is titled “Paying Attention in Worship.” It is found on page 66 of the December Tabletalk.

If you do not have the Tabletalk, there are copies on the table at the back of the sanctuary.

‘Meeting People along the Backroads of Asia’ Continues January 31

While Pastor Barron is recuperating from his knee replacement surgery, we have moved our Midweek Study to Thursday evenings. Our own Jim Moehlenbrock is presenting a four-part (maybe longer) series on his time in Southeast Asia, “Meeting People along the Backroads of Asia.” Let’s join our friends at The Woodlands for this interesting event. It will begin at 7:00 pm in the Camellia Room. Next week Jim will show us people in Burma, Bangladesh, Philippines and Northern India.

Dorcas Ministry OPC Disaster Relief Report

The Dorcas Ministry collected $120 to support the Disaster Relief effort of the OPC. Thus far, NGC has donated $280 to this work. The March collection will be our conclusion of the OPC Disaster Relief focus.

Church Nursery Volunteers Sought

The church now offers 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. 178. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, in the name of Christ, by the help of his Spirit; with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies. 

(Westminster Larger Catechism)

Tabletalk Moment

Israel’s Northern Campaign: Though we often seem powerless and outnumbered, we will enjoy spiritual victories when we are faithful to the Lord. (Tabletalk Magazine, January 23, page 56).


Short Items

Sunday School: This Sunday at 9:30am in the Camellia Room, we will begin a study of Titus from the ARP Adult Quarterly. Our topic for Sunday will be from Titus 1: 1-9, “Grow In Godly Leadership.” In this epistle, we will see how a church can become a lighthouse for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Piedmont Women’s Center Banquet For Life: One of our Dorcas Ministry partners is the Piedmont Women’s Center. The PWC will hold its annual Fundraising Banquet for Life on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Greenville Convention Center (formerly the TD Convention Center). This year’s speaker will be Pro-Life advocate Jordan Sekulow. We have an opportunity for various levels of involvement in this event, ranging from individual contributions to sponsorship at five different levels. For more information about this opportunity, ladies please contact Susan Williams.

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