Sunday November 20, 2022

Order of Service

10:45 AM

6:00 PM

Hymns:

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! (70)

Lead On, O King Eternal (505)

Amazing Grace (404)

Special Music:

Darlene Beard & Cheryl Milholland

Message By:

Pastor Norris Belcher, Jr.


Hymns:

He’s a Wonderful Savior to Me (7)

I Know Whom I have Believed (359)

There Is a Fountain (119)

Offering:  

Tim Uibel

Special Music: 

Shauna Bassler

Message By:

Pastor Norris Belcher, Jr.


Announcements

SYMPATHY: to the friends and family of Lula Mae Knisley who passed away on Saturday, November 12. The funeral was held on Thursday, November 17, in Westminster.

THANK YOU: to our church family for the prayers, cards, and phone calls during Harold’s illness. The Lord has been faithful, as He promised, answering the prayers for healing. Love, Harold & Janet Switzer

GOOD SHEPHERD CLASS: will be having their annual Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 4. They are in need of 4 cooked, sliced, and deboned turkeys for the occasion. They should be delivered to the Great Room Kitchen by 9:30 am that morning in a disposable pan with broth in a separate disposable container. They also need 3 homemade pumpkin pies and dinner rolls. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk if you can help. Thank you!

ANNUAL BUSSINESS MEETING: The Church’s annual business meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 7, following the service.


From My Heart

We are now about to enter my favorite time of the year: Thanksgiving and Christmas! In Psalm 92:1, David said, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O most High.” In the heading for this Psalm, it says, “A Psalm or Song for the Sabbath Day.” In other words, David said this 92nd Psalm was an instruction for us when we go to Church! When we gather at the House of God, we should sing and praise the LORD for who He is and for His wonderful blessings.

     In verse 3, David said we should play upon the instruments, like the piano, the organ, and the other instruments that we have, and let our praises be known to the Lord. The hymns we sing should lift His name and ring throughout the building with praises unto Him. It thrills my heart when our building is full and our church family is singing loudly, and when I can look out into your faces and see the intensity with which you are praising the LORD!

     King David’s point is simply that there is only One who is worthy of such praise! The LORD deserves our praise because (v. 4) He is the One who blesses us and blesses the efforts we put forth while serving Him! The LORD deserves our praise because of the works of His hands (v. 4). There have been many cold and crisp nights recently when I have stood outside and looked up into the sky to watch the stars. After a few minutes, when your eyes adjust, you stand in awe of God’s creation! You soon realize just how small we are and how mighty and powerful the LORD of creation is

     Then in v. 10, David says that coming to the House of God and praising the LORD does something special in your heart! He says in the last phrase of v. 10, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil!” Church fires us up and recharges our batteries. This is the reason it is so important to stay in church and to participate when we are here! We need to realize we should not be coming to church for us, but we should be coming to praise the LORD! We don’t come for entertainment or amusement - but we come to be thankful to the LORD for all He has done for us! Having that perspective would certainly change how we look at church! We do not come to church to GET, we come to church to GIVE. And what we give is thanks and praise to the LORD!

     Have a great day and may the Lord bless you richly as you praise Him today for who He is and what He has done!

Pastor Norris

Hospitalizations

Doug Blizzard - VA Hospital #50

Abigail Combs - Mt. Washington

Upcoming Events

Poinsettia Orders

Date
Dec 4
Time
12:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary

Sunday School

Date
Dec 4
Time
9:45 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
We have Sunday School for all ages and interests. Classes begin at 9:45 a.m. If you have questions, please stop by the Welcome Center or call the Church office at 410-876-3838, ext. 303.

Sunday Worship

Date
Dec 4
Time
10:45 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
We have Worship Services and Sunday School for all on Sunday. Stop by the Welcome Center if you have questions or need assistance or call the Church office at 410) 876-3838, ext. 303.

Sunday Worship

Date
Dec 4
Time
6:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
We have Worship Services and Sunday School for all on Sunday. Stop by the Welcome Center if you have questions or need assistance or call the Church office at 410) 876-3838, ext. 303.

Communion

Date
Dec 4
Time
7:15 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary

Royal Blue Class - Senior Adult Visitation & Soul Winning

Date
Dec 5
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!

ABC Fellowship Events

Date
Dec 5
Time
6:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
The Auditorium Bible Class (ABC) Sunday School group hosts fellowship activities throughout the year. All class members are invited to take part!

Conquerors Sunday School Class Activities

Date
Dec 5
Time
6:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
The Conquerors Sunday School Class hosts class fellowships throughout the year.

Grief Share - 14-Week Seminar

Date
Dec 6
Time
6:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Join us as we navigate the challenges of overcoming loss - whether it is the loss of a job or relationship or a loved one.

Master Clubs

Date
Dec 7
Time
7:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Children 4yrs thru Grade 6th are invited to take part in Master Clubs, which meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. during the regular school year. During the summer months another program, Dynamite Club, happens at the same time.

Teen Impact

Date
Dec 7
Time
7:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Teens - 7th grade thru 12 grade are invited to take part in Teen Impact, which takes place every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., in Baker Auditorium. All are welcome for a great time of worship and Bible study.

Super 60s

Date
Dec 8
Time
10:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
TAKE PART IN THE FUN! Super 60's, under the leadership of Pastor John Campbell, hosts events and activities throughout the year that include something for everyone.