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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
Lord’s Supper
Scripture Reading and Message – Mike Foss

           Using Discernment
             Nehemiah 6:1-14

Closing Song/Hymn

11:00  Fellowship Time
11:15  Sunday School 
~12:15 Fellowship Lunch

This Week’s Events:

Nursery:  Tracy Ventura
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.

Church Cleaning for 9/15:  Christine Foss and kids
Next Week’s Nursery:  Christine Foss


Today’s Adult Sunday School with Kevin Foss is titled “The Proof of God’s Faithfulness”-Part 2 on Hebrews 11:8-19.

If you have not returned your VBS lanyard to Sharon Shorey, please do so as soon as possible.  She is missing two.

The next Soup Kitchen will be Saturday, September 21st at 4:30 p.m.  Kevin Foss will be speaking. The sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

It is that time again! The Deerfield Fair is only 2 weeks away. Steve Shorey has put a copy of the schedule for everyone to sign up on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall. If anyone has any questions about this, please let Steve know and he will be happy to answer any questions.

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.

“From me is thy fruit found.”

Hosea 14:8

Our fruit is found from our God as to union. The fruit of the branch is directly traceable to the root. Sever the connection, the branch dies, and no fruit is produced. By virtue of our union with Christ we bring forth fruit. Every bunch of grapes has been first in the root, it has passed through the stem, and flowed through the sap vessels, and fashioned itself externally into fruit, but it was first in the stem; so also every good work was first in Christ, and then is brought forth in us. O Christian, prize this precious union to Christ; for it must be the source of all the fruitfulness which thou canst hope to know. If thou wert not joined to Jesus Christ, thou wouldst be a barren bough indeed.

Our fruit comes from God as to spiritual providence. When the dew-drops fall from heaven, when the cloud looks down from on high, and is about to distil its liquid treasure, when the bright sun swells the berries of the cluster, each heavenly boon may whisper to the tree and say, “From me is thy fruit found.” The fruit owes much to the root–that is essential to fruitfulness–but it owes very much also to external influences. How much we owe to God’s grace-providence! in which he provides us constantly with quickening, teaching, consolation, strength, or whatever else we want. To this we owe our all of usefulness or virtue.

Our fruit comes from God as to wise husbandry. The gardener’s sharp-edged knife promotes the fruitfulness of the tree, by thinning the clusters, and by cutting off superfluous shoots. So is it, Christian, with that pruning which the Lord gives to thee. “My Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” Since our God is the author of our spiritual graces, let us give to him all the glory of our salvation.