Announcements for Greensboro First Presbyterian – Join Us for Worship Sunday!
February 26, 2017, 11 AM Worship
Pastor: The Rev Alex Stevens.
Hymns: Come Sing, O Church In Joy!; God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand; My Song Is Love Unknown.
Anthem: Pie Jesu
Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 24:12-18.
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 17:1-9.
Sermon: Get Up And Don't Be Afraid. Rev Alex Stevens
- Sunday School: The Fellowship Sunday School Class will resume on the first Sunday in March with a five week DVD study by Ray Vander Laan. "The Mission of Jesus" will explore the triumph of God's Kingdom in a world of chaos. Please join us at 9:45 in the Fellowship Hall. No homework, no stress.
- Men of the Church Group: Will meet at Pickle Barrell next Tuesday, February 28, at 11:30 AM. Host for February is Noble Usherwood. We will use up the last of the Rotary Prize Lunch Funds so part of your meal will be FREE.
- Presbyterian Women Meeting: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the FPOG Followship Hall.
WEBSITE: Have you checked out our website lately? It’s a great resource for introducing our church to your friends and neighbors. Go to fpog.org If you have info or pictures to share, see Chuck Thorp.
LOVINGKINDNESS: Did you notice this word in the readings today? You might have thought that it was a typo. In fact, this is a translation of the Hebrew word, hesed. It contains the idea of faithful love in action and often refers to God's lovingkindness expressed in His covenant relationship with Israel (His "loyal love" to Israel [Hos 2:18, 19, 20, Is 54:5, Je 31:32], or His "loyalty to covenant"). God's hesed denotes persistent and unconditional tenderness, kindness, and mercy, a relationship in which He seeks after man with love and mercy. The word appears over 200 times in scripture and is translated in some instances as “mercy”, “compassion”, “covenant love”, “faithfulness”, or “affection” as well as “lovingkindness.”
Numbers 14:19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy (hesed).
CREEDS OF THE CHURCH, PCUSA: THE SHORTER CATECHISM
8. How does God execute His decrees?
A. God executes His decrees in the works of creation and providence.
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Isaiah 40:26
When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “You made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them”. Acts 4: 24