Greetings, everyone! As we prepare for the Lord's Day tomorrow, take a few moments and read through the following texts that will frame our corporate worship. "Whatever is good,...meditate on these things." (Phil. 4:8)
Call to Worship/Fighter Verses: Psalm 77:13-14
Old Testament Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
New Testament Readings: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46
Assurance of Pardon: Romans 5:1
Sermon Passage: Ruth 3
Benediction: Numbers 6:24-26
If you would like to read the passages online, just click anywhere in the link and it will take you there.
THE LORD’S DAY
Beginning last Lord's Day and continuing tomorrow, we will receive nominations for the office of deacon. The biblical background and qualifications for this office is Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3. Please take time to read these passages and listen to the recorded messages on the subject of church leadership which I preached in 2019. It has been my practice to preach a series on church leadership once every two years in the fall, so these recordings are from the last time I preached these passages:
Elders and Deacons: Complementary Offices, Part 1
Elders and Deacons: Complementary Offices, Part 2
Elders and Deacons: Qualifications and Selection, Part 1
Elders and Deacons: Qualifications and Selection, Part 2
Please prayerfully consider who you would nominate for this Scriptural office. Church members may nominate up to four men whom they consider Scripturally qualified to serve as deacon. Nomination forms were distributed on October 18 and will be again tomorrow for those who did not receive one. Further instructions as well as the section of our by-laws describing deacon selection are included on the nomination form. The forms will be distributed at the beginning of the service and collected at the end. Any questions about nominations, currently ordained men, or the process in general should be directed to our currently serving deacons, Kyle Carroll, Russ Wright, Don Burns, Mike Greer, or Robert Kendall. Thank you for your participation in this process.
The Missouri Baptist Convention Annual Meeting will take place at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles Monday and Tuesday of this week, along with the Pastors' Conference and auxiliary meetings. Please be in prayer for the officers and messengers of the convention as they deliberate and make decisions regarding the work of our state convention going forward. This is largely a fellowship meeting, less of a deliberative one. More worship, less business. But there will be items to be voted on and business to be discussed. Attending as messengers from our church this year will be Kyle and Sue Bridgman, Gary and Louise Dean, and myself. Lorrie Dixon was elected to serve, but is unable to attend this year. For more information on the Missouri Baptist Convention and how Southern Baptists in Missouri cooperate together for Gospel missions and ministry, visit mobaptist.org.
10/18 Sunday Message Ruth 2 "The Lord Is Our Refuge"
10/11 Sunday Message Baptism and the Lord's Supper
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By the way, for those of you who saw my post about the vandalism at McCarthy, the damage was mostly broken glass in the offices and downstairs. A burglar broke in about 2:30 am and stayed till 4am Friday morning looking for things to steal. He had also broken into a couple of other businesses close by, so the combined video footage made it relatively easy to identify and apprehend him. He is in police custody. About 50 people showed up to help clean up this morning, and we had it done in about an hour with brooms, vacuums, and shovels. All in all, it was not nearly so bad as it could have been. It is always unsettling when a church experiences a break in, but nothing of great value was destroyed or defaced, praise the Lord!
See you in Church!
Grace and peace,