Ben Castle Closes His Series Of Messages On Psalms

We welcome Ben Castle to our pulpit again this Sunday. He will preach from Psalm 51; his sermon title will be, “Gospel Purpose.”
Ben is helping out while Pastor Barron is recuperating from knee replacement surgery. He is finishing up his studies at GPTS and is accepting a call from an OPC church in Virginia.

Wednesday Evening Prayer And Bible Study Continues In Romans

We will continue with our time of congregational prayer and Bible study next Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Orchid Room, looking at Romans 12:3. Consider attending for this important time of prayer, fellowship and growth.

Church Discussion Time On ‘The Piety Of Dort’ This Sunday

This Sunday, February 10, at 4:00, is our next discussion time at the home of Jack & Susan Williams. The article is “The Piety of Dort” by Joel R. Beeke and is found in the January Tabletalk on page 26. The Canons of Dort were written 500 years ago. You might ask, “What relevance could this old stuff have today for church people?” Consider the contemporary perceptions of Reformed people within the broader evangelical tent. Are our understandings of scripture really cold, harsh, sterile, burdensome and fatalistic as many would say? Do we “destroy human responsibility, promote false security, hinder evangelism and missions, discourage good works and genuine piety”? If you’re not sure how to answer these common impressions within today’s culture, read this article, and let’s discuss it together on Sunday afternoon at the Williams’ residence. Pastor Barron will lead the discussion, along with sharing good snacks and enjoying close fellowship. If you do not have the Tabletalk, there are copies on the table at the back of the sanctuary.

The second discussion time will be Sunday, February 24, at 4:00 pm at a location to be announced later. The article will be “Can We Trust the New Testament?” by Michael J. Kruger. 

Dorcas Ministry February Focus: North Greenville Crisis Ministry

The Dorcas Ministry focus this month is the North Greenville Crisis Center. Items which they say they need are: soups, canned corn, toiletries, and rice. We will collect your donations on Sunday, February 17.

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. 149. Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?
No man is able, either of himself, or by any grace received in this life, perfectly to keep the commandments of God; but doth daily break them in thought, word, and deed.   

(Westminster Larger Catechism)

Tabletalk Moment

The Unity Of God’s People Under True Worship: Like the tribes described in today’s passage, we should be concerned for the pure worship of God, for if we violate God’s Word in worship, corruption of doctrine will soon follow. (Tabletalk Magazine, February 8, page 42).


Short Items

Sunday School: This Sunday at 9:30am in the Camellia Room, we will continue our study of Titus from the ARP Adult Quarterly. Our topic for Sunday will be from Titus 2, “Grow In Godly Truth.” In this epistle, we will learn about “the good news that Paul has about applying the gospel of Jesus Christ in spiritually effective and appropriate ways.”

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 will be joining Mrs. Marianne Cancela at her table(s). If you would like to join us (husbands are welcome as well), contact Susan Williams for an invitation. To help cover the cost of the meal and set up, donations of any amount are accepted.

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