Pastor Barron Continues Series On The Patriarchs: Consequences For Schemers

Pastor Barron will show us how God is faithful, even when we are not, supporting us through the consequences of our misguided actions. His title is, “All Is of Grace.” The sermon text is Genesis 27:42 – 28:5.

February Treasurer’s Report

  Actual February Budget YTD Actual YTD Difference YTD 2018 Annual Budget 2019 Annual Budget
Tithes & Offerings $2,795.00 $4,250.00 $4,520.00 $270.00 $65,595.00 $61,770.00
Expenses $4,577.11 $10,108.32 $9,113.78 -$994.54 $37,904.00 $55,335.92
Balance -$1,782.11 -$5,858.32 -$4,593.78 $1,264.54 $27,691.00 $6,434.08
Net Assets     $79,742.36      

We are ahead of budget in tithes and offerings receipts and behind on expenditures. This means we are ahead of budget by $1,264.54. Expenditures are less because we delayed an anticipated direct mail production that had been budgeted for January.

Midweek Gathering Moves To Thursday; Asian Adventure Returns

Are you ready to go back to Asia? Mark your calendar for a trip to Nepal with Jim Moehlenbrock on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 pm. Note that we may be moved from the Camellia Room to the Media Room because of a conflict; details to follow.

March Church Discussion This Sunday Focuses On Honor

Our next Church Discussion will be on this Sunday, March 19th, at 4:00 pm. The article will be “The Fifth Commandment: Root of Honor” by Kevin D. Gardner. It is found in the February Tabletalk on page 10. We will meet at the home of Don and Janice Woodard.

The second Church Discussion in March will be on March 24th, at 4:00 pm. The article will be “What if Honor Is Lost Altogether?” by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. It is found in the February Tabletalk on page 26. We  will meet at the home of Brent and Anette Butterfield.

Dorcas Ministry Collection For March: OPC Disaster Relief

The Dorcas Ministry focus this month is our final collection for the OPC Disaster Fund. We will collect your donations Sunday, March 17. We received an acknowledgment from the OPC Diaconal Committee of our January collection of $120.

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. 79. May not true believers, by reason of their imperfections, and the many temptations and sins they are overtaken with, fall away from the state of grace?
True believers, by reason of the unchangeable love of God, and his decree and covenant to give them perseverance, their inseparable union with Christ, his continual intercession for them, and the Spirit and seed of God abiding in them, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.      

(Westminster Larger Catechism)

Tabletalk Moment

Samson Breaks His Vow: Our sin does not thwart God’s ability to work our His good plan, but it is better for us if He works out His plan through our obedience, not our misdeeds. (Tabletalk Magazine, March 5, page 39).


Short Items

Sunday School: This Sunday at 9:30am in the Camellia Room, we skip ahead to Ezra 7, following the completion of the second temple and its rededication. Dr. Iain Duguid’s lesson in the Adult Quarterly is titled, “Reforming The Community.” In it we will see the public commitment of the community to live in obedience under the law of God as administered by Ezra.

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