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2 Peter 3:9

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The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. ~ 2 Peter 3:9

 

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Sermon on Sunday, August 4th: LOST Sheep

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New Sermon Series ~ Campmeeting – LOST

We will return to a part of our heritage as Methodists, the Campmeeting.  It will be a time to sing the old hymns, enjoy the upbeat worship and hear the Gospel preached that will help those who are lost and wandering in our community.

Sermon on Sunday, August 4th:  LOST Sheep – Luke 15:1-7 

The Lord is my Good Shepherd

The Lord is my Good Shepherd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The parable of the Lost Sheep is one of the most famous in stained glass.  But the story is about real issues and real difficulties in life.  All of us feel LOST at some point.  When we simply wander off and get lost it is all the worse.

Let’s see if the lost can be found this Sunday.

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.    (Luke 15:7)

 
 

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What Are the Different Kinds of Psalms?

From my email, adapted from the NIV Quest Study Bible by Zondervan.

This unique Bible addresses the common, uncommon, and perplexing questions people ask about Scripture.

There are many ways to categorize the psalms. Some focus on content (trouble or trust, praise or prayer, joy or repentance). Others emphasize the use of the psalms (public ceremonies, private prayers and so on). Still others analyze style and technique (such as parallelism and acrostics). Here are some general categories:

(1) Hymns of praise. Many psalms were used in temple worship and some even include directions for the song leader. Many are still used as the basis for hymns and praise choruses.

(2) Complaints. Life is tough and many of the psalms reflect that fact. People turn to the psalms in times of distress because the psalms dare to be honest and meet them right where they are.

(3) Royal or Messianic. Many psalms revolved around the king and were intended to be used for public occasions in the life of the nation of Israel. Early Christian teachers, however, recognized that these psalms contained prophetic allusions to Jesus Christ, the King of kings.

(4) Occasional. Referred to as songs of ascent (Ps 120–134), these psalms were so named because they were sung by Israelite pilgrims as they went up to Jerusalem for the annual feasts. Other special occasions often had their own psalms as well.

(5) Wisdom. A few psalms illustrate the difference between human folly and godly wisdom, between sinful and righteous behavior.

Other categories could also be listed: historical, repentance, curse and creation.

Psalm 137

Psalm 137 (Photo credit: Mouse)

 

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service and Spaghetti Dinner

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. It derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God.

Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner
Hosted by Fairfax American Heritage Girls Troop VA 1907
February 13th at 6 pm

Proceeds from donations to the dinner will help support the needy in our community. The dinner includes a choice of white or wheat pasta and meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert. A gluten-free option is also available.

Reservations requested to help with planning. Call 703-815-6197 or email the troop by clicking here by Feb. 10 to reserve your spot.

Our Ash Wednesday service will follow the dinner at 7:30 pm
Everyone is welcome to attend!

And Chuck Knows Church says…

Ever seen a little smudge mark on someone’s forehead as they walk out of church? That’s a sign of the cross and it means it’s Ash Wednesday during Lent. Chuck tells you about this important worship service:

 
 

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