Scripture For The Week: 1 Timothy 2:1 ESV
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.
Something To Think About:
“The only obligation I recognize is to say what I believe to be true [...] and to say it with kindness. I believe that is how a Christian conversation should proceed.” --Marilynne Robinson, the author of the Pulitzer Prize Novel, Gilead
Sermon Series: Knowing God Better
Mission of the Week: Engage 2025
Engage 2025 is a special mission focus of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church that seeks to engage those places and people groups in the Muslim world where there is no church and no ongoing intentional witness. The goal is to plant ten churches among the unengaged in the Muslim world by 2025. The strategy is for churches to band together in each presbytery as the most effective way to bring the vision into reality. This vision is guided by our core values to go “to hard places where others are not. We build Biblical community in culturally relevant ways. We meet needs. We strive for growth. We pledge transparency. And we do it to reach people with the message of Jesus.” Each presbytery in the EPC is encouraged to gather a team, which is made up of various members of the churches in the Presbytery. Eddy Macdonald will serve as our representative on this most important team.
Worship This Week: Sunday, May 26 - Glenn Grosick, Guest Preacher
9:45am Sunday School
Sermon: "Close Encounters"
Scripture Text: John 8:2-11
Things You Need to Know:
Tornado Disaster Relief Fund: The Evangelical Presbyterian Church has established an Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief Fund to assist persons affected by the tornado which passed through Oklahoma on May 20. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may make a check directly to the Darlington Presbyterian Church with Oklahoma Tornado Relief in the memo line. Donations received will be forwarded to the EPC.
Special Guest Speaker: On June 2, during Sunday School, we welcome Cody Watson and his friend, Chandan Kumar Sah. Chandan is the director of the Empowar Bihar Network, which is a disciple making movement in the region of Bihar, India. We hope you will join us for the Sunday School hour and come hear what God is doing in India.
: The congregation is invited to a luncheon following worship on Sunday, June 2. The Boddu family is sponsoring the luncheon in honor of the graduation of their daughter, Sherly, and as a thank you to God and our congregation. Please call the church office to sign up if you and your family will be able to share in this celebration.
Vacation Bible School: Mark your calendars and plan now to join us for this year’s Vacation Bible School. Everywhere Fun Fair – Where God’s World Comes Together will be held July 8-11 from 5:15-8:15 p.m. We need volunteers for teachers, assistants, and helpers. Please contact Susan Baxter if you are willing to help.
Clothing for Habitat: The women of the church are collecting new or gently used, clean clothing to be taken to the Habitat ReStore. Proceeds will be used to support Habitat. If you have items that you would like to donate, please place them in the box in the library.
Parents of Children:
Darlington Presbyterian Church is a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). The EPC is a young, vibrant family of churches in thirty-two states and Argentina seeking to plant churches and challenge stronger churches to start new daughter churches. Our National and World Outreach ministries seek new ways to spread a great and life changing message, that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. The ethos of the EPC is best summarized by its motto: "In Essentials, unity; In Non-essentials, liberty; In all things, charity".
For more information please visit the EPC website at http://www.epc.org/.