Sunday, October 10, 2021

Order of Service

10:45 AM

6:00 PM

Hymns
All Creatures of Our God and King (32)
Shall We Gather at the River? (559)

Special Music
Fran Jones

Message By
Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr.

Hymns
Come and Dine (141)
He Hideth My Soul (376)

Special Music
Paul & Karen Albaugh

Message By
Dr. Norris E. Belcher, Jr.

Announcements

SYMPATHY: to Lewey King at the passing of his brother, Aubrey Glenn King, on Wednesday, October 6. Service arrangements are pending.

SYMPATHY: to Roger and April Pugh at the passing of April’s father, Floyd Wilson, on Sunday, October 3. A service was held on Friday, October 8, in Arkansas.

SYMPATHY: to Andy and Joanne Fitzpatrick at the passing of Joanne’s father, Russel Bradford, on Sunday, October 3. A service is being held today, Sunday, October 10, in Ocean City, Maryland.

THANK YOU: Thanks so much for all of the prayers, cards, and words of encouragement during this last month of my being ill. They were such a blessing!  I love my church family!  God bless, Carol Holbrook 

LADIES EVENT: Mark your calendar for the upcoming Ladies Fall Fellowship scheduled for Friday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.  Please sign-up at the Welcome Desk. We are in need of 18” fall fabric squares for a craft activity for the event. Please leave donations at the Welcome Desk.

SUPER SIXTIES EVENTS: Super Sixties is hosting two upcoming events with food, fellowship, and fun. A 41st Anniversary Celebration is taking place on October 14 and a “Count Your Blessings” Thanksgiving program is taking place on November 18. Both start at 10:00 a.m. in the Great Room. Please let Pastor John Campbell or Mrs. Shirley Campbell know if you are planning to attend.

PRAYING FOR OUR MILITARY: We would like to update our list of military people that we put in the Wednesday Prayer Bulletin. If you have a family member or friend who is serving in the military and would like us to pray for them, please complete a form at the Welcome Desk.

From My Heart

     On last Tuesday morning, I went up to Lighthouse Baptist Church, where Sterling Walsh is the Pastor. I could not help but see the great influence the Church of the Open Door has had on him. I teased him a little and told him it looked like Lighthouse Baptist was a second Open Door. One of his men, who often attends our church, laughed and said, “Yes, our Church is Open Door North.” It is always an honor to go preach for those who sat under your ministry.

     I sat there once I finished preaching and thought about how excited the Apostle Paul must have been whenever he thought of Timothy, who went on from his years of travelling with Paul to pastor the Church at Ephesus. That led me to think about this series of sermons I have been preaching on revival, on Sunday evenings. In the early days of the New Testament Church, the disciples were all gathered in the Upper Room, when the Holy Ghost of God was poured out upon them.  Over the last few weeks, I mentioned to you that what God did on the Day of Pentecost, is something the Lord has done many times and in many different ways, and in many different areas.  Pentecost was the benchmark of how God has kept His Church alive and growing. Pentecost was how God started the Church, and it is how He has continued throughout the centuries to keep it alive.

     When in the hands of men, the church has so often, almost died! And then, even sometimes when it seemed like the Church was on her last breath, the Lord would do again, this self-same thing and send the Holy Spirit to stir the Church back to life. And for months, even for years, and even for (in some cases) decades, the Church would once again thrive and experience a new period of life, and activity, and power.

     It is my opinion, that today’s Church is once again in need of a revival that is akin to the one at Pentecost. I think if we do not see revival sweep our land, we are going to be in serious trouble! The wickedness of man is seemingly overtaking the righteous influence of today’s “lukewarm,” “Laodicea” Church. Are you praying for revival? If we do not see a revival in America, we are certainly headed for ruin. Let’s pray and ask the Lord to send revival to our hearts.

     When Pentecost happened, the next few weeks and months tell us the Churches were built up and strengthened, “and they continued steadfastly in the Apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42). I want to see the Lord send revival to us and see this great moving of folks back to the Lord. Have a great day and pray for revival.

Pastor Norris

Hospitalizations

Mark Isherwood - CHC #212A
Debbie Kurtz - CHC #S219A
Larry Mann - York Hospital #3452A

Upcoming Events

Royal Blue Class Visitation

Date
Oct 18
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!

Soul-Winners Club

Date
Oct 19
Time
7:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Join the virtual Soul Winners Club meeting each Tuesday

Soul Winning Visitation

Date
Oct 21
Time
6:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary