Sovereign Grace Fellowship
“a family church rejoicing in the grace of God”
9:25 Announcements and Prayer
9:40 Believer’s Worship
Scripture Reading and Message – Moe Bergeron
“Grow Up! (Oneness and Maturity)”
11:00 Fellowship Time
11:15 Sunday School
~12:15 Fellowship Lunch
This Week’s Events:
Nursery: Allyson Shorey
Please notify the nursery worker, when dropping off your child, if he/she has any food allergies.
Wednesday: Bible Study and Youth Groups 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Family Movie Night 6:30 p.m.
Next Sunday: Special Meeting after Sunday School
Church Cleaning for 3/1: volunteer needed
Next Week’s Nursery: Janet Foss
We continue to pray for Carol and Dave Lamprey as they grieve the loss of Dave’s father and their son-in-law, Chris. Please know that our thoughts, prayers and love continue to be with each of you.
Today’s Adult Sunday School, Kevin Foss will begin teaching from Romans 1:8-17 and his title is “Is Our Reputation Worth Having?”
Please join us on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for Bible Study and Youth Groups (ages 9-13 and 14-18).
Mark your Calendars! Invite your friends and neighbors!!
Saturday, February 22nd at 6:30pm
SGF Family Movie Night
Bring your own blanket and come enjoy Disney’s NEW The Lion King with free popcorn.
Sovereign Grace Fellowship will be hosting a special meeting for the voting membership on February 23rd right after Sunday School and before lunch. The purpose of the meeting is to address the following two items:
- Have the church consider adopting a new “brand” or “logo”.
- Have the church consider the approval of up to $1000 to purchase and fix a new church sign.
Please see Mike Foss if you have any questions.
The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, March 21st at 4:30 p.m. Mike 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.
“I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.”
These words show us that contentment is not a natural propensity of man. “Ill weeds grow apace.” Covetousness, discontent, and murmuring are as natural to man as thorns are to the soil. We need not sow thistles and brambles; they come up naturally enough, because they are indigenous to earth: and so, we need not teach men to complain; they complain fast enough without any education. But the precious things of the earth must be cultivated. If we would have wheat, we must plough and sow; if we want flowers, there must be the garden, and all the gardener’s care. Now, contentment is one of the flowers of heaven, and if we would have it, it must be cultivated; it will not grow in us by nature; it is the new nature alone that can produce it, and even then we must be specially careful and watchful that we maintain and cultivate the grace which God has sown in us. Paul says, “I have learned … to be content;” as much as to say, he did not know how at one time. It cost him some pains to attain to the mystery of that great truth. No doubt he sometimes thought he had learned, and then broke down. And when at last he had attained unto it, and could say, “I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content,” he was an old, grey-headed man, upon the borders of the grave–a poor prisoner shut up in Nero’s dungeon at Rome. We might well be willing to endure Paul’s infirmities, and share the cold dungeon with him, if we too might by any means attain unto his good degree. Do not indulge the notion that you can be contented without learning, or learn without discipline. It is not a power that may be exercised naturally, but a science to be acquired gradually. We know this from experience. Brother, hush that murmur, natural though it be, and continue a diligent pupil in the College of Content.