Pastor Barron To Preach On The Person And Work Of Jesus Christ, Followed By Lord’s Supper

Pastor Barron’s sermon for this Lord’s Day is titled, “Receiving The Whole Christ.” His text is John 16: 16-33.

Following the sermon, we will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Communion is a special act of worship when we remember Jesus’ giving of His life for us, His special presence in this meal, and our looking forward to His physical return at which time we celebrate the marriage supper together.

Those who have been baptized and have made a profession of faith and have entered into communion with Christ in the visible church are invited to participate.

Wednesday Congregational Prayer Time And Bible Study Resumes Next Week

Join us on Wednesday evenings as we study God’s Word. We meet each week at 7:00 in the Orchid Room. Currently, we are studying the book of Romans and will be picking up at Chapter 14.

April 14 Church Discussion Focuses On How To Pray

Our next Church Discussion will be on April 14th, at 4:00 pm. This time we are going to look at a number of articles from the March Tabletalk and all starting with “How Can I Pray for:”
Non-Christians?            Michael Lawrence
My Spouse?                Joe Holland
My Children?                Burk Parsons
My Church?                Aaron L. Garriott
Those Who Are Ill and Dying?    Kelly M. Kapic
For the World?            Daniel Timmer
We  will meet at the home of Tommy and Erin Morgan, 103 Stone Lake Dr., Greenville 29609.

Dorcas Ministry Collection For April: Piedmont Women’s Center

The Dorcas Ministry focus for April is for The Piedmont Women’s Center. We will receive monetary donations on April 21. We will be participating in their “Baby Bottle Fund Raiser.” Bottles will be available on the table in the back.

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. 67. What is effectual calling?
Effectual calling is the work of God’s almighty power and grace, whereby (out of his free and special love to his elect, and from nothing in them moving him thereunto) he doth, in his accepted time, invite and draw them to Jesus Christ, by his Word and Spirit; savingly enlightening their minds, renewing and powerfully determining their wills, so as they (although in themselves dead in sin) are hereby made willing and able freely to answer his call, and to accept and embrace the grace offered and conveyed therein.

Q. 72. What is justifying faith?
A. Justifying faith is a saving grace, wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit and Word of God, whereby he, being convinced of his sin and misery, and of the disability in himself and all other creatures to recover him out of his lost condition, not only assenteth to the truth of the promise of the gospel, but receiveth and resteth upon Christ and his righteousness, therein held forth, for pardon of sin, and for the accepting and accounting of his person righteous in the sight of God for salvation.

(Westminster Larger Catechism)

Tabletalk Moment

God Remembers Hannah: Let us rejoice today that the Lord will never fail to remember us if we have rested in Jesus alone for salvation. (Tabletalk Magazine, March 29, page 64).

Short Items

Sunday School: This Sunday at 9:30am in the Camellia Room, we move ahead to Nehemiah 8, looking at how the Word of God read to the people convicted them and brought forth a revival. Dr. Iain Duguid’s lesson in the Adult Quarterly is titled, “A Holy Day Of Joy.” To get the full context, read through Chapters 5-7.

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