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
Nehemiah 1: 1-11
“When All Hope is Lost . . . Remember” Part 2
11:00 Fellowship Time
11:15 Sunday School
~12:15 Fellowship Lunch
This Week’s Events:
Nursery: Sharon Shorey
Please notify the nursery worker, when dropping off your child, if he/she has any food allergies.
Today: Skit Practice after lunch
Meeting with Gary George and Pat Leclaire 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study and Youth Groups 7:00 p.m.
Church Cleaning for 5/26: Laura Daminani
Next Week’s Nursery: Janet Foss
Today’s Adult Sunday School with Kevin Foss is titled “Out with the Old and In with the New” from Hebrews 7:11-28.
All are invited!
On the Sunday evening of May 19th at 7:00 p.m. pastors Gary George and Pat Leclaire, along with Moe Bergeron are going to be camping out at SGF. So…
On Sunday evening they are inviting you to come join with them for a sweet time of fellowship in God’s word. As a format Moe is thinking everyone can enjoy a relaxing time like we do on Wednesday evenings and use it to pick our visitors’ brains.
Please let Moe Bergeron know in advance if you are interested in enjoying fellowship with these two sweet brothers in Christ.
The Annual Baby Bottle campaign to support the work of the Concord Care Net Pregnancy Center continues through Father’s Day, June 16th. Pick up a baby bottle or two and fill it with your change or a check!
A new communion, preaching, music and nursery schedule is up on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. It is to replace the old one as we had to make some changes.
Please join us on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for Bible Study and Youth Groups (ages 9-13 and 14-18).
The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, June 15th at 4:30 p.m. Kevin Foss will be speaking. The sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School! VBS will be held July 8-12. See Sharon Shorey, Laura Damiani or Cassie Shorey for more information or to help out. Begin praying now for all who will attend! Flyers are on the table. Please take some and hand them out to friends and family!
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.
“I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”
Upstarts frequently usurp the highest places, while the truly great pine in obscurity. This is a riddle in providence whose solution will one day gladden the hearts of the upright; but it is so common a fact, that none of us should murmur if it should fall to our own lot. When our Lord was upon earth, although he is the Prince of the kings of the earth, yet he walked the footpath of weariness and service as the Servant of servants: what wonder is it if his followers, who are princes of the blood, should also be looked down upon as inferior and contemptible persons? The world is upside down, and therefore, the first are last and the last first. See how the servile sons of Satan lord it in the earth! What a high horse they ride! How they lift up their horn on high! Haman is in the court, while Mordecai sits in the gate; David wanders on the mountains, while Saul reigns in state; Elijah is complaining in the cave while Jezebel is boasting in the palace; yet who would wish to take the places of the proud rebels? and who, on the other hand, might not envy the despised saints? When the wheel turns, those who are lowest rise, and the highest sink. Patience, then, believer, eternity will right the wrongs of time.
Let us not fall into the error of letting our passions and carnal appetites ride in triumph, while our nobler powers walk in the dust. Grace must reign as a prince, and make the members of the body instruments of righteousness. The Holy Spirit loves order, and he therefore sets our powers and faculties in due rank and place, giving the highest room to those spiritual faculties which link us with the great King; let us not disturb the divine arrangement, but ask for grace that we may keep under our body and bring it into subjection. We were not new created to allow our passions to rule over us, but that we, as kings, may reign in Christ Jesus over the triple kingdom of spirit, soul, and body, to the glory of God the Father.