Sovereign Grace Fellowship
“a family church rejoicing in the grace of God”
November 22, 2015
8:45-9:00 Early Prayer
9:30-11:00 Believer’s Worship and Preaching Time
“To the Weary and Burdened…Jesus Can Give You Rest?
You are welcome to join in with us at today’s Thanksgiving Dinner.
11:00-12:15 Fellowship Time
Members of our Leadership Team are available to pray privately with you after the sermon and by the pulpit.
~12:15 Fellowship Thanksgiving Dinner
This Week’s Events:
Nursery: Laura Shorey
Please notify the nursery worker, when dropping off your child, if he/she has any food allergies.
Praise the Lord for His many blessings!
Church Cleaning: Bill Cunningham
Next Week’s Nursery: Laura Shorey
Volunteers are needed for snowblowing this winter. There is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall.
There will be no Bible Study or Youth Group on Wednesday, November 25th. They will resume on Wednesday, December 2nd.
Sunday, December 13th at 5:00 pm is our Christmas Ornament Exchange!! If you would like to do special music please see Henry Turgeon. Remember to bring an ornament in a brown paper bag and see Sharon Shorey as to what appetizer and/or Christmas dessert you would like to bring. The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, December 19th at 4:30 pm. Bill Cunningham will be speaking. The sign-up sheet for food is on the bulletin board.
Volunteers are needed to clean the church. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
To send prayer requests and other important information to all the others in the church, send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org after joining email@example.com
Moe Bergeron 978-494-4984
Mike Foss 603-568-7071
Ed Kelley 603-753-4540
Henry Turgeon 603-753-9177
Chuck Denningham 603-671-3105
Steve Shorey 603-491-9779
Our Elders and Deacons will be glad to assist you with any personal concerns.
Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 9055
Penacook NH 03303-9055
235 High Street Boscawen
“Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.”
Jacob, while expostulating with Laban, thus describes his own toil, “This twenty years have I been with thee. That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee: I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night. Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.” Even more toilsome than this was the life of our Saviour here below. He watched over all his sheep till he gave in as his last account, “Of all those whom thou hast given me I have lost none.” His hair was wet with dew, and his locks with the drops of the night. Sleep departed from his eyes, for all night he was in prayer wrestling for his people. One night Peter must be pleaded for; anon, another claims his tearful intercession. No shepherd sitting beneath the cold skies, looking up to the stars, could ever utter such complaints because of the hardness of his toil as Jesus Christ might have brought, if he had chosen to do so, because of the sternness of his service in order to procure his spouse–
“Cold mountains and the midnight air,
Witnessed the fervour of his prayer;
The desert his temptations knew,
His conflict and his victory too.”
It is sweet to dwell upon the spiritual parallel of Laban having required all the sheep at Jacob’s hand. If they were torn of beasts, Jacob must make it good; if any of them died, he must stand as surety for the whole. Was not the toil of Jesus for his Church the toil of one who was under suretiship obligations to bring every believing one safe to the hand of him who had committed them to his charge? Look upon toiling Jacob, and you see a representation of him of whom we read, “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd.”