News from Isabel Acheson for issue of Oct. 19, 2023
Somerset Bible Chapel
The youth group celebrated Thanksgiving with a Progressive Supper Wednesday evening October 11. Each of 5 courses was served at a different location. Each of the 5 groups started at a different stop along the way. Each stop included a Minute To Win It type of game before they ate. The evening concluded with gathering at the church.
Sunday morning October 15 dawned bright and clear after what seemed like a string of gray days. The worship service opened with announcements and prayer. The music team led in “Blessed Be Your Name”, “God So Loved” (Come all you weary), and “Onward Christian Soldiers”.
Jonathan Timmerman served as usher. The memory verse of the month was sung by Brianna Small and then recited by Andrea Penner from the adult class. (Deut. 7:9).
Pastor Jeff Peacock led the Prayer Focus. Two more songs with similar names preceded the sermon: “Blessed Be The Name” (All praise to Him who reigns above) and “Blessed be the Lord God Almighty” (Father in heaven, we love you).
Pastor Jeff read 1 Peter 4:7-11 to begin a sermon on Stewardship. Each person is a creation of God. Genesis 1:1 identifies God as Creator of heaven and earth. All that one has is from God: talents, abilities, time, health, possessions and money.
Humility is the foundation for godly stewardship of all that one is and has. The purpose is to glorify God, and, to serve one another. The Apostle Paul’s final visit to the church in Ephesus (Acts 20:34-35) teaches that hard work is the foundation of generosity. One’s hard work should be unto the Lord (Col.3:23).
The concluding text from Matthew 6:19-24 teaches that where your treasure is , there will be your heart also, that one cannot serve two Masters (God or money). The closing song was “Faithful Now”.
The annual Thanksgiving supper was held Sunday evening at the church. In recognizing Pastor Appreciation Month a presentation was made to Pastor Jeff and Alanna Peacock of a picture album celebrating 15 years of ministry at Somerset Bible Chapel.
Monthly bulletins and previous reports are available on the website www.somersetbiblechapel.com .