Sunday September 10, 2023

Order of Service

10:45 AM

6:00 PM

Hymns:

My Sins Are Gone (157)

O for a Thousand Tongues (55)

My Faith Looks Up to Thee (307)

Special Music:

Kellie Muller

Message By:

Pastor Norris E. Belcher, Jr.


Hymns:

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (491)

Crown Him With Many Crowns (39)

Send the Light! (437)

Offering:  

Ron Reed

Special Music:

Shauna Bassler

Message By:  

Pastor Norris E. Belcher, Jr.


Announcements

SYMPATHY: to Buck & Cheryl Bowers, Josh & Morgan Peterson, and their family at the passing of their sister-in-law/aunt, Teri Bowers, on Wednesday, September 6. Arrangements are pending.

SYMPATHY: to Nadine Mann at the passing of her husband, Joe Mann, on Tuesday, September 5. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 12, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home in Westminster. The service will be on Wednesday, September 13, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home

SYMPATHY: to Pastor Todd & Tammy Comstock, Todd & Rachel Comstock, and their family at the passing of their brother-in-law/uncle/great-uncle, Charles Holmes, on Monday, September 4. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 12, at 10 a.m. in Easton, PA.

SYMPATHY: to Pastor Todd & Tammy Comstock, Todd & Rachel Comstock, and their family at the passing of their sister-in-law/aunt/great-aunt, Gloria Frace, on Friday, September 1. The funeral was held on Friday, September 8, in Wilson Borough, PA.

SYMPATHY: to Ron & Jennifer Reed at the passing of Ron’s mother, Rosalie Reed, on Thursday, August 31. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 25, at Sound United Methodist Church in Selbyville, Delaware.

SUPER SIXTIES: is having a U.S. Labor Celebration on Thursday, September 21, at 10 a.m. to highlight occupations. Music, memories, and a delicious lunch will make for an enjoyable day! Call the Church with your reservation by Friday, September 15, at (410) 876-3838, ext. 307.


From My Heart

     The word “beloved” is frequently used in the Bible. The Apostle John followed the example of the Lord Jesus who used the word “beloved” to define the believer. In I John 4:1, he writes, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:  because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

     If you break down the word, you have “be” and “loved.” As a Christian, we are divinely loved! For the sake of proper grammar, every believer in Christ is “being loved by God Almighty!” The most familiar verse in the Bible, John 3:16, reveals this fact in the clearest of words. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” What an amazing truth, “We are loved by God.”

     Look back one chapter to I John 3:1, and we find another wonderful word, “behold.” When we behold something, the concept is to grasp it and do not let it go! So, what exactly are we to look at and then hold to and not let go? And again, the answer is we are to grasp and hold on to the truth that God the Father loves us! John seems to go the extra mile in this Epistle to encourage us to understand how much we are loved by the Lord.

     Verse 1 tells us that right now, today, at this very moment, we are loved like a father loves his child. If you look at v. 2, John goes back to the word, “beloved,” to show us this great love is the gift that keeps on giving. Now, we get the privilege of being a child of God, but one of these days, when the Lord appears, we will be privileged to be changed and made just like Jesus.

     So, I think we can assume if God the Father loves us so much that He would call us His sons, and if He is going to send His Son Jesus to come back to take us to Heaven - we certainly must be His “be-loved.” It seems to me that our being loved by God is one of the greatest truths we should grasp onto and never let go! Just to think that the Almighty God of Heaven loves us, even while we were still in our unsaved and sinful condition, even when we did not love Him, even when we wanted nothing to do with Him - that is an absolutely amazing love! That is not the way we love others here on earth! But God’s love is divine! And the amazing thing is that God’s love is unconditional! Oh, if you have not experienced God’s unconditional love, please come to Him today and learn what it means to “be loved.”

     If you are visiting with us today, it is a joy to have you with us. If you have any questions about things, just grab anyone and ask your question! If they do not have an answer, they will direct you to someone who will know!

Pastor Norris

Hospitalizations

Sherry Mauler - Sinai 353

Darlene Starner - CHC 309

Fern Stem - Frederick Hosp. NICU

Upcoming Events

Soul-Winning Class REGISTRATION

Date
Jul 14
Time
12:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
'The Soul Winners’ Club' training program is a simple yet proven and successful 12-point local church program that teaches you how to win your first person to the Lord Jesus Christ. Once you have completed the course, with God’s enabling help you will be able to win others to the Lord on a regular basis. We pray that this program will also give you the desire to train others so that they too can experience the joys and blessings that God bestows on soul winners. Proverbs 11:30 says, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."

Sunday School

Date
Jul 14
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
Jul 14
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.

Vacation Bible School

Date
Jul 14
Time
6:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Children 4 years thru 6th grade are invited to take part in Vacation Bible School. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the program runs from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Teen Revival

Date
Jul 14
Time
6:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary

Soul-Winning Class REGISTRATION

Date
Jul 15
Time
12:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
'The Soul Winners’ Club' training program is a simple yet proven and successful 12-point local church program that teaches you how to win your first person to the Lord Jesus Christ. Once you have completed the course, with God’s enabling help you will be able to win others to the Lord on a regular basis. We pray that this program will also give you the desire to train others so that they too can experience the joys and blessings that God bestows on soul winners. Proverbs 11:30 says, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."

Royal Blue Class - Senior Adult Visitation & Soul Winning

Date
Jul 15
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!

Vacation Bible School

Date
Jul 15
Time
6:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Children 4 years thru 6th grade are invited to take part in Vacation Bible School. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the program runs from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Teen Revival

Date
Jul 15
Time
6:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary

Soul-Winning Class REGISTRATION

Date
Jul 16
Time
12:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
'The Soul Winners’ Club' training program is a simple yet proven and successful 12-point local church program that teaches you how to win your first person to the Lord Jesus Christ. Once you have completed the course, with God’s enabling help you will be able to win others to the Lord on a regular basis. We pray that this program will also give you the desire to train others so that they too can experience the joys and blessings that God bestows on soul winners. Proverbs 11:30 says, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."

Vacation Bible School

Date
Jul 16
Time
6:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Children 4 years thru 6th grade are invited to take part in Vacation Bible School. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the program runs from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Teen Revival

Date
Jul 16
Time
6:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary

Soul-Winning Class REGISTRATION

Date
Jul 17
Time
12:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
'The Soul Winners’ Club' training program is a simple yet proven and successful 12-point local church program that teaches you how to win your first person to the Lord Jesus Christ. Once you have completed the course, with God’s enabling help you will be able to win others to the Lord on a regular basis. We pray that this program will also give you the desire to train others so that they too can experience the joys and blessings that God bestows on soul winners. Proverbs 11:30 says, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."

Spanish Ministry Activities

Date
Jul 17
Time
5:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
The Spanish Ministry at Church of the Open Door hosts activities throughout the year. All are invited!

Vacation Bible School

Date
Jul 17
Time
6:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Children 4 years thru 6th grade are invited to take part in Vacation Bible School. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the program runs from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Teen Revival

Date
Jul 17
Time
6:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary

Spanish Ministry Activities

Date
Jul 17
Time
7:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
The Spanish Ministry at Church of the Open Door hosts activities throughout the year. All are invited!

Teen Impact

Date
Jul 17
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.

Soul-Winning Class REGISTRATION

Date
Jul 18
Time
12:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
'The Soul Winners’ Club' training program is a simple yet proven and successful 12-point local church program that teaches you how to win your first person to the Lord Jesus Christ. Once you have completed the course, with God’s enabling help you will be able to win others to the Lord on a regular basis. We pray that this program will also give you the desire to train others so that they too can experience the joys and blessings that God bestows on soul winners. Proverbs 11:30 says, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."

Vacation Bible School

Date
Jul 18
Time
6:00 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
Children 4 years thru 6th grade are invited to take part in Vacation Bible School. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the program runs from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Teen Revival

Date
Jul 18
Time
6:30 PM
Location
All Campuses
Summary

Soul-Winning Class REGISTRATION

Date
Jul 19
Time
12:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
'The Soul Winners’ Club' training program is a simple yet proven and successful 12-point local church program that teaches you how to win your first person to the Lord Jesus Christ. Once you have completed the course, with God’s enabling help you will be able to win others to the Lord on a regular basis. We pray that this program will also give you the desire to train others so that they too can experience the joys and blessings that God bestows on soul winners. Proverbs 11:30 says, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."

Soul-Winning Class REGISTRATION

Date
Jul 20
Time
12:00 AM
Location
All Campuses
Summary
'The Soul Winners’ Club' training program is a simple yet proven and successful 12-point local church program that teaches you how to win your first person to the Lord Jesus Christ. Once you have completed the course, with God’s enabling help you will be able to win others to the Lord on a regular basis. We pray that this program will also give you the desire to train others so that they too can experience the joys and blessings that God bestows on soul winners. Proverbs 11:30 says, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."