Sovereign Grace Fellowship
“a family church rejoicing in the grace of God”
9:25 Announcements and Prayer
(Please enter the sanctuary quietly during prayer time.)
9:40 Believer’s Worship
Scripture Reading and Message – Mike Foss
Mark 15:1-15, Micah 5:1-5
“Born to Die-Five Truths for Christmas”
Following our fellowship time we’ll enjoy a potluck meal together. Please join us!
11:00 Fellowship Time
11:15 Sunday School
~12:15 Fellowship Lunch
This Week’s Events:
Nursery: Laura Damiani
Please notify the nursery worker, when dropping off your child, if he/she has any food allergies.
Wednesday: Bible Study, Youth Group and Youth Group for ages 9-12 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Soup Kitchen 4:30 p.m.
Church Cleaning for 12/15: Steve and Allyson Shorey
Next Week’s Nursery: Allyson Shorey
Today’s Adult Sunday School continues in Hebrews with Kevin Foss entitled “The Old Testament’s Declaration the Jesus is God” from Hebrews 1:4-14.
Please join us on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for Bible Study, Youth Group and Youth Group for ages 9-12.
The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, December 15th at 4:30 p.m. Steve Shorey will be speaking. The sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
Please note that there will be no Fellowship Lunch next Sunday, December 16th. We will enjoy food together after the Christmas Service.
Our annual Christmas Service and Ornament Exchange will be Sunday December 16th at 5:00 p.m. If you would like to do special music, please see Henry Turgeon. Please see Sharon Shorey as to what you are planning to bring for food – either Christmas dessert or appetizer. Please bring a brown paper bag with an ornament to exchange. Also, we will be having an Ugly Sweater Contest again this year….all ages can participate! There will be prizes!
Our annual church business meeting will be held on January 19th, @ 9 am. All members are encouraged to attend. The agenda and budget proposal will follow.
We continue to collect protein items (canned tuna, salmon or chicken, peanut butter, hash, hearty meat-based soup, chili) for the Boscawen Food Pantry. Please place items donated in the basket in the hall.
“Therefore will the Lord wait that he may be gracious unto you.” Isaiah 30:18
God often delays in answering prayer. We have several instances of this in sacred Scripture. Jacob did not get the blessing from the angel until near the dawn of day–he had to wrestle all night for it. The poor woman of Syrophoenicia was answered not a word for a long while. Paul besought the Lord thrice that “the thorn in the flesh” might be taken from him, and he received no assurance that it should be taken away, but instead thereof a promise that God’s grace should be sufficient for him. If thou hast been knocking at the gate of mercy, and hast received no answer, shall I tell thee why the mighty Maker hath not opened the door and let thee in? Our Father has reasons peculiar to himself for thus keeping us waiting. Sometimes it is to show his power and his sovereignty, that men may know that Jehovah has a right to give or to withhold. More frequently the delay is for our profit. Thou art perhaps kept waiting in order that thy desires may be more fervent. God knows that delay will quicken and increase desire, and that if he keeps thee waiting thou wilt see thy necessity more clearly, and wilt seek more earnestly; and that thou wilt prize the mercy all the more for its long tarrying. There may also be something wrong in thee which has need to be removed, before the joy of the Lord is given. Perhaps thy views of the Gospel plan are confused, or thou mayest be placing some little reliance on thyself, instead of trusting simply and entirely to the Lord Jesus. Or, God makes thee tarry awhile that he may the more fully display the riches of his grace to thee at last. Thy prayers are all filed in heaven, and if not immediately answered they are certainly not forgotten, but in a little while shall be fulfilled to thy delight and satisfaction. Let not despair make thee silent, but continue instant in earnest supplication.