I enjoyed reading this comment from Martin Luther on Galatians:
Jesus Christ the Son of God … suffered and died to deliver me from sin and death. … And this is the truth of the Gospel. It is also the principal article of all Christian doctrine, wherein the knowledge of all godliness consisteth. Most necessary it is therefore, that we should know this article well, teach it unto others, and beat it into their heads continually.
That sounds painful! But in the best possible way. I hope we never get tired of “beating each other over the head” with the truth that Jesus suffered and died to deliver us from sin and death.
Sunday school is at 9:45am. In Adult Sunday school, we will look at chapter 2 of the Westminster Confession, “On God and the Holy Trinity.” This is the first week of a new season for the kids’ classes. The kids will be studying age-appropriate lessons from the shorter catechism.
The morning service is at 11:00am.
The evening service is at 5:00pm.
Tuesday Bible Study is at 10:30am, at the church and on Zoom. We will be studying Nehemiah 10.
Prayer Meeting is on Wednesday evening at 7:15pm, at church and on Zoom.
Ladies’ Bible Study meets Thursday at 7pm, on Zoom. The study is based on Nancy Guthrie, The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis. This week’s study is “The Road to Emmaus.” Read the teaching chapter (pages 13-26) and complete the discussion questions on pages 27-28.
Next Sunday morning (September 19), Pastor Michael Grasso will be teaching Adult Sunday school and preaching at our morning service. Pastor Grasso is the pastor of New Covenant OPC in South San Francisco, formerly a pastoral intern here in Sunnyvale, and a friend of many in our congregation.
On September 25, 2021, we will celebrate the recent wedding of Jeff and Lydia Bergman. Appetizers will be served at 4pm, and dinner at 5pm. Children are welcome to attend!
Please RSVP to Julie Lemen or Melissa Harvey before September 18th. To contribute to a group gift for the couple, please speak to Melissa Harvey.
Foundations Class will start October 10, and run for 6 weeks, during the Sunday school period at 9:45 on Sunday mornings. This class is an overview of Christianity, primarily intended for those who are new to our Church and for those preparing to publicly profess faith in Christ. Please speak with Pastor Goligher if you would like to participate.