Mr. Jeremiah Mooney will return to our pulpit while Pastor Barron and Sissy attend the covenant baptism of their granddaughter Lydia. His title is, “The Gospel Calls Us to Faith, hope, and Love.” The sermon text is Hebrews 10:19-25. Let’s extend a warm welcome to Jeremiah, his wife Anna and their children Emma, Charlotte, and James.
Midweek Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Returns Wednesday
We will resume our Wednesday gathering next week at 7:00 in the Orchid Room. Currently, we are studying the book of Romans and will be picking up at Chapter 14. The week following, on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 pm, Jim Moehlenbrock will conclude his Asian Adventure Series with a trip to Vietnam.
Second March Church Discussion Looks At The Virtue Of Honor
Our 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 This Sunday: OPC Disaster Relief
The Dorcas Ministry focus this month is our final collection for the OPC Disaster Fund. We will collect your donations this Sunday, March 17.
Church Nursery Volunteers Sought
Although sanctification be inseparably joined with justification, yet they differ, in that God in justification imputeth the righteousness of Christ; in sanctification of his Spirit infuseth grace, and enableth to the exercise thereof; in the former, sin is pardoned; in the other, it is subdued: the one doth equally free all believers from the revenging wrath of God, and that perfectly in this life, that they never fall into condemnation the other is neither equal in all, nor in this life perfect in any, but growing up to perfection.
(Westminster Larger Catechism)
Ruth And Naomi: Ruth came to faith in the God of Israel, and we know that can happen only because God brought her dead soul to life. Long before the coming of Christ, the Lord was bringing people outside of Israel such as Ruth into His people Israel. (Tabletalk Magazine, March 15, page 50).
Sunday School: This Sunday at 9:30am in the Camellia Room, we skip ahead to Ezra 9: 1-10: 17, looking at the pain and misery brought to the returned Israelites by the sin of intermarriage with pagan Canaanites. Dr. Iain Duguid’s lesson in the Adult Quarterly is titled, “The Critical Issue of Intermarriage.” In it we will see the depth of the love and compassion showed by Ezra toward the wayward people under his authority.