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 – Moe Bergeron
“Sing for Joy!”
11:00 Fellowship Time
11:15 Sunday School
~12:15 Fellowship Lunch
This Week’s Events:
Nursery: Christine Foss
Please notify the nursery worker, when dropping off your child, if he/she has any food allergies.
Today: Barrel Sunday at Deerfield Fair leave the church at 1:00 p.m. to begin at the fairgrounds at 2:00 p.m.
Deerfield Fair Cleaning throughout the week
Church Cleaning for 10/8: Cassie Shorey
Next Week’s Nursery: Sharon Shorey
Karen Shogren, one of our supported missionaries, is building a ministry on abuse and the effects on the greater church at large. She has reached out to SGF as she has a continuing training (class) coming up for her ministry work. Karen’s class is going to be held in PA on Oct. 8th-10th at the Samaritan Safe Church. If anyone would like to donate to help send her, please place a check (marked in the memo line) or cash (marked in the envelope) and place it in the offering box this coming Sunday. If you are unable to help financially, no problem. Please keep Karen in prayer as she embarks on her new ministry. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Mike
Adult Sunday School with Mike Foss is titled “Deacons by Design: Part 2: The Qualifications.”
No Bible Study this Wednesday.
The sign-up for the Deerfield Fair is on the bulletin board. This year’s fair dates are September 27-30 with additional dates for preparation and final cleaning. See Steve Shorey if you need more information.
Deerfield Fair Dates
Sunday Barrels – 9/23 (leave the church at 1pm and start at the fair at 2pm and go until about 4pm)
Vendor Clean up – 9/25
Vendor Clean Up – 9/26
Fair Day 1 – 9/27
Fair Day 2 – 9/28
Fair Day 3 – 9/29
Fair Day 4 – 9/30
Parking Lot Clean Up – 10/1
Final Clean Up – 10/6
Coming October 17th! Youth Group for ages 9-12 on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. There will be Bible lessons, games and snacks. See Allyson Shorey for more information.
The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, October 20th th at 4:30 p.m. Kevin Foss will be speaking. The sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
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.
“Accepted in the beloved.”
What a state of privilege! It includes our justification before God, but the term “acceptance” in the Greek means more than that. It signifies that we are the objects of divine complacence, nay, even of divine delight. How marvellous that we, worms, mortals, sinners, should be the objects of divine love! But it is only “in the beloved.” Some Christians seem to be accepted in their own experience, at least, that is their apprehension. When their spirit is lively, and their hopes bright, they think God accepts them, for they feel so high, so heavenly-minded, so drawn above the earth! But when their souls cleave to the dust, they are the victims of the fear that they are no longer accepted. If they could but see that all their high joys do not exalt them, and all their low despondencies do not really depress them in their Father’s sight, but that they stand accepted in One who never alters, in One who is always the beloved of God, always perfect, always without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, how much happier they would be, and how much more they would honour the Saviour! Rejoice then, believer, in this: thou art accepted “in the beloved.” Thou lookest within, and thou sayest, “There is nothing acceptable here!” But look at Christ, and see if there is not everything acceptable there. Thy sins trouble thee; but God has cast thy sins behind his back, and thou art accepted in the Righteous One. Thou hast to fight with corruption, and to wrestle with temptation, but thou art already accepted in him who has overcome the powers of evil. The devil tempts thee; be of good cheer, he cannot destroy thee, for thou art accepted in him who has broken Satan’s head. Know by full assurance thy glorious standing. Even glorified souls are not more accepted than thou art. They are only accepted in heaven “in the beloved,” and thou art even now accepted in Christ after the same manner.