Sunday Bulletin May 30, 2021

Order of Service

10:45 AM

6:00 PM

10:45 AM SERVICE

Hymns:

America the Beautiful (603)

The Star-Spangled Banner (600)

Special Music:

Paul & Karen Albaugh

Message By:

Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr.

6:00 PM EVENING SERVICE

Hymns:

Lead On, O King Eternal (505)

Tell Me the Story of Jesus (265)

Special Music:

   Shauna Bassler

Message By:

Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr.

Announcements

NURSERY WORKERS:  Thank you to all the workers who stepped in to care for our little ones during the spring revival.  We had a great week and the parents appreciated the nursery ministry.

SOUL-WINNERS CLUB:  The next Virtual Soul-Winners Club Training Session begins on Tuesday, August 24.  These are Zoom sessions and those interested in taking the class may sign up on line.

RECOGNIZING OUR GRADUATES:  If you are graduating from high school (including CCS), college, graduate school, technical school, etc., we will be putting together a special handout that lists the graduates.  Please complete the form available at the Welcome Desk and turn it in there, or feel free to call the church and leave the information on Tammy’s voicemail, ext. 308, or email it to her at tacomstock@opendoorchurch.org by June 2.

CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA:  Practice will resume beginning Sunday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.  All newcomers are welcome!! Also, anyone having Living Cross Music, please return it when you come to practice.

NURSERY:  Nursery is open on Sunday mornings for babies up to 48-months-old.

From My Heart


     Jesus said to His disciples one day, “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this, shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one for another” (John 13:34-35).  So, John tells us this message of love that we were given from the beginning by the Lord Jesus does not have an expiration date!  People change, circumstances change, situations change - that is one of the certainties of life! Change is inevitable!  But, the love of God never changes and the fact that the Lord expects us to love one another never changes.  Selah


     The Apostle John was so impressed with the love that just seemed to exude from the Lord Jesus.  He referred to himself throughout his Gospel, as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.”  It is not that the Lord Jesus did not love the others - of course He did - but John was moved by the fact that the Lord Jesus loved him!  There is no doubt he understood the Lord Jesus loved the others, but John felt in his heart that the Lord Jesus loved him - and it seems he just could not get over that fact.


     I was recently reading I John and noticed a verse in chapter 3 that jumped out to me and would like to share a few things.  Chapter 3:11, says, “For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love another.” In other words, this message has been around a long time, and even through the centuries, it has not changed.


     I wanted to take a moment and let our church family know that Don and Lynn Graf are now officially retired from their positions at our church.  Don has served as our Facilities Manager for 17 years and has done an excellent job!  Lynn has been my secretary and worked in the office for the last 9 years, and her sweet spirit and dedication has blessed all of us.  Be sure to thank them today, or when you see them for their dedication to this ministry.  The Lord has already sent us replacements for their positions!  Andrew Mouring will take the Facilities Manager position and his wife Veronica will take the office position.  The Mourings have been in our church for about 7 years and come on board excited to have the opportunity to work in a church ministry.


     Thank the Lord for His wonderful blessing during the Spring Revival.  It was a great four days, and we were certainly challenged and moved to greater heights of service for the Lord.  Dr. Hamblin had a wonderful time as well, and his comment to me was, “If you cannot preach at the Church of the Open Door, God did not call you to preach.” He went on and on about how much freedom and liberty he had in the pulpit.  I also want to thank Pastor Sterling Walsh for coming to sing for us!  It was a great week.


Hospitalizations

James Motter - UPMC Memorial, York, Room 546
James Lister - Recovering at the Dove House - Room 4
Jay Holland - CHC Room 206S
Dave Green - CHC Room 524S

Upcoming Events

Senior Teens to Cheesecake Factory

Date
Jun 13
Time
7:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Calling all Seniors! Join us as we visit the Cheesecake Factory after service.

Royal Blue Class Visitation

Date
Jun 14
Time
10:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Join the Royal Blue Class members as we visit shut-ins and encourage those who are hurting!

Dynamite Club

Date
Jun 16
Time
7:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Join our Dynamite Club every Wednesday for ages 1-12 at 7pm in the Great Room.

Teens - Friday Night Lights

Date
Jun 18
Time
8:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Every third Friday night through the summer. At the soccer field - 8 - 10 pm.