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Sunday Morning Worship September 23, 2018
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Child Care Services

 

Worship Care

 

 

 

 

Child Care for children ages 1-4 years is offered during worship by adults who are especially trained for that purpose. 

 
 

 

Children's Room

Infants are always welcome during worship.  When needed there is a sound proof Children's Room at the back of the sanctuary.  The worship service can be viewed through the large window, and can be heard through speakers located in the room.

 

Worship Care

 

 

 

 

Child Care for children ages 1-4 years is offered during worship by adults who are especially trained for that purpose. 

 
 

 

Children's Room

Infants are always welcome during worship.  When needed there is a sound proof Children's Room at the back of the sanctuary.  The worship service can be viewed through the large window, and can be heard through speakers located in the room.

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Our Worship Service

Sunday Morning Worship Service
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

We gather together in the presence of God to pray with and for one another; read, hear and meditate upon scripture; share joys and concerns; hear the Word preached; and offer praise to God through music.  When requested the sacrament of Baptism is offered.  On the first Sunday of each month the children join their family in the sanctuary to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  On the second and fourth Sunday of each month a Children's Message is given.  Before worship you will hear the joyful noise of people greeting one another.  During worship you may hear clapping or even laughter.  Worship continues downstairs in Fellowship Hall as we gather for refreshment and fellowship.  Our worship together as the Body of Christ is a reminder that truly God is good - All the time!

Sunday Morning Worship Service
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

We gather together in the presence of God to pray with and for one another; read, hear and meditate upon scripture; share joys and concerns; hear the Word preached; and offer praise to God through music.  When requested the sacrament of Baptism is offered.  On the first Sunday of each month the children join their family in the sanctuary to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  On the second and fourth Sunday of each month a Children's Message is given.  Before worship you will hear the joyful noise of people greeting one another.  During worship you may hear clapping or even laughter.  Worship continues downstairs in Fellowship Hall as we gather for refreshment and fellowship.  Our worship together as the Body of Christ is a reminder that truly God is good - All the time!

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Sunday Morning Reflections

September 23, 2018

Good Morning!


     A balmy 40 degrees in Orrington, 34 at my home when I left. Please mark your calendars - November 17th will be our Ecumenical Thanksgiving service. Music and praise. Also the ladies retreat is being postponed.

 

Upcoming Events:


    Sept 23      9am Adult Bible Study; 9:45 Sunday School; 10 am Church service  12PM YOUTH Group meeting (apple picking at Johnston's Orchards)) 11:30 Deacons Meeting

    Sept 25     2pm CRAFTERS MEETING

    Sept 26      9am  Prayer meeting 5pm Bible Study;  6 Pm Vespers 6:40 Choir Rehearsal

    Sept 29      7am gathering 7:30 meeting Men's Group (ALL ARE WELCOME)

    Sept 30      9am Adult Bible Study;10 am Church service; YOUTH Group at Soup Kitchen 11:30 Deacons Meeting

     Oct 02     2pm CRAFTERS MEETING

    Oct  03       9am  Prayer meeting 5pm Bible Study;  6 Pm Vespers 6:40 Choir Rehearsal

    Oct 04        11 am L.I.F.T. meeting ( all woman invited) come share in fellowship and conversation.

    Oct 06       7am gathering 7:30 meeting Men's Group (ALL ARE WELCOME)

    Oct  06    4:30 -5:30 HAM AND BEAN SUPPER

    Oct 07      9am Adult Bible Study;10 am Church Communion service;  Mission Board Meeting; Youth Group 12 pm

     Oct 09      2pm CRAFTERS MEETING

     Oct 13     OCC Packing Party


     The last couple Sunday's I have mentioned the story of King David and his blindness to his own sins.  As we read scripture are we blinded? Are we the ones who will say, at least I am not like that person!  The other day during my prayer time I read more of David's story, a story of forgiveness or better put, a lack of forgiveness. 


     “And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, Today thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant. So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king’s face.” 2 Samuel 14:22–24


    I encourage you to read the greater story of David as it shows the affects of forgiveness and not forgiving. As you read, you find that when we do not forgive others completely, it does not just damage our relationship with the person but it puts up a wall in our relationship with God and often times God's people.

    R.A. Torrey, a congregational minister in the late 1800's said,  “That is the trouble with some of you. Someone has done you an injury, or you think he has, and you will not come [close to God] because you want to cherish this bitter grudge in your heart.” The truth is too many people are still in bondage to hurts of the past because they simply will not let things go. For many I believe it is a trust issue with God as I see this here at EOCC and in the world I serve. The truth is, we cannot be right with God or with others unless we are willing to forgive those who wrong us, just as God forgives us. That the Lord's prayer.


    Let go and let God. I am always willing to sit, listen, pray and walk with any of you who are having this problem. I hope to see many here this morning as we continue our journey with Mark. If you are unable to come I hope you take time to view the service on our web-site. Pastor Carl.


    Almighty God, may all honor and glory be yours as I come before you humbly. Father forgive me for my lack of faith.  the times when think I can handle this on my own or for carrying an unnecessary amount of burden upon my shoulders. My I learn to trust you fully when you tell me to release it and walk forward in the freedom you give. Father thank you for the teachings your people bring into my life daily and thank you for the life I have. Lord I pray these things to you in the name of Jesus. Amen

September 23, 2018

Good Morning!


     A balmy 40 degrees in Orrington, 34 at my home when I left. Please mark your calendars - November 17th will be our Ecumenical Thanksgiving service. Music and praise. Also the ladies retreat is being postponed.

 

Upcoming Events:


    Sept 23      9am Adult Bible Study; 9:45 Sunday School; 10 am Church service  12PM YOUTH Group meeting (apple picking at Johnston's Orchards)) 11:30 Deacons Meeting

    Sept 25     2pm CRAFTERS MEETING

    Sept 26      9am  Prayer meeting 5pm Bible Study;  6 Pm Vespers 6:40 Choir Rehearsal

    Sept 29      7am gathering 7:30 meeting Men's Group (ALL ARE WELCOME)

    Sept 30      9am Adult Bible Study;10 am Church service; YOUTH Group at Soup Kitchen 11:30 Deacons Meeting

     Oct 02     2pm CRAFTERS MEETING

    Oct  03       9am  Prayer meeting 5pm Bible Study;  6 Pm Vespers 6:40 Choir Rehearsal

    Oct 04        11 am L.I.F.T. meeting ( all woman invited) come share in fellowship and conversation.

    Oct 06       7am gathering 7:30 meeting Men's Group (ALL ARE WELCOME)

    Oct  06    4:30 -5:30 HAM AND BEAN SUPPER

    Oct 07      9am Adult Bible Study;10 am Church Communion service;  Mission Board Meeting; Youth Group 12 pm

     Oct 09      2pm CRAFTERS MEETING

     Oct 13     OCC Packing Party


     The last couple Sunday's I have mentioned the story of King David and his blindness to his own sins.  As we read scripture are we blinded? Are we the ones who will say, at least I am not like that person!  The other day during my prayer time I read more of David's story, a story of forgiveness or better put, a lack of forgiveness. 


     “And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, Today thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant. So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king’s face.” 2 Samuel 14:22–24


    I encourage you to read the greater story of David as it shows the affects of forgiveness and not forgiving. As you read, you find that when we do not forgive others completely, it does not just damage our relationship with the person but it puts up a wall in our relationship with God and often times God's people.

    R.A. Torrey, a congregational minister in the late 1800's said,  “That is the trouble with some of you. Someone has done you an injury, or you think he has, and you will not come [close to God] because you want to cherish this bitter grudge in your heart.” The truth is too many people are still in bondage to hurts of the past because they simply will not let things go. For many I believe it is a trust issue with God as I see this here at EOCC and in the world I serve. The truth is, we cannot be right with God or with others unless we are willing to forgive those who wrong us, just as God forgives us. That the Lord's prayer.


    Let go and let God. I am always willing to sit, listen, pray and walk with any of you who are having this problem. I hope to see many here this morning as we continue our journey with Mark. If you are unable to come I hope you take time to view the service on our web-site. Pastor Carl.


    Almighty God, may all honor and glory be yours as I come before you humbly. Father forgive me for my lack of faith.  the times when think I can handle this on my own or for carrying an unnecessary amount of burden upon my shoulders. My I learn to trust you fully when you tell me to release it and walk forward in the freedom you give. Father thank you for the teachings your people bring into my life daily and thank you for the life I have. Lord I pray these things to you in the name of Jesus. Amen