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Sunday, May 20, 2018 // 10:30 am
Day of Pentecost
SERMON TEXT: Matthew 20:1-16
SERMON TITLE: "Grace & Gratitude" // Rev. Dr. Tim Valentino
Opportunities to Connect
Thank You to the Hartenstein Family for Hosting this Month!
You're Invited to an Open House
RSVP to Barb Finch via or text (610.608.2096).
Sign Ups are Happening NOW!
Kick off the summer with food and fellowship alongside your Fairview Family and Friends. We will have games for kids (and big kids) and wrap up the event with music by Ransomed Bluegrass, who will go on around 1:30pm. There is a sign up sheet in the church foyer.
Have you listened to Ransomed Bluegrass?
They will be at our Church Picnic!!
ALL are welcome!! Spread the news and be sure to bring friends!
Opportunities to Know
Weekly Memory Work
A Snippet of Reformed Doctrine
Q. 195. For what do we pray in the Fifth request?
A . In the sixth request (and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one1), we acknowledge that God, who is completely wise, righteous, and gracious, may, for various holy and just purposes, ordain circumstances by which we become the target of temptations, are defeated, and temporarily taken captive by them;2 that Satan,3 the world,4 and our own sinful natures have a powerful potential to turn us aside from righteousness and trap us;5 and that even after our sins have been forgiven, we are naturally so depraved,6 spiritually weak, and inattentive to our spiritual condition7 that we are not only prey to temptations and willingly expose ourselves to them8 but are completely incapable of and unwilling to resist, get away from, or use them as opportunities for our spiritual growth9—and consequently we deserve to be left under their power.10 We pray then that God would so rule over the world and everyone in it,11 so curb our sinful natures12 and restrain Satan,13 so ordain all things,14 so endow and bless all the means of grace15 and sharpen our awareness in the use of them, that we and all his people may be providentially spared from being tempted to sin;16 or, if tempted, that his Spirit would powerfully support and enable us to resist during the time of our temptation;17 or, should we fall, that we would be raised again and restored,18 with the experience being thereby sanctified and used for our spiritual growth;19 and that our sanctification and salvation may be made complete,20 Satan trampled under our feet,21 and we become completely delivered from sin, temptation, and all evil, forever.22
1. Mt 6.13.
2. 2 Chr 32.31, Job 2.6.
3. 1 Chr 21.1, 1 Pt 5.8, Job 2.2.
4. Lk 21.34, Mk 4.19.
5. Jas 1.14.
6. Gal 5.17, Rom 7.18.
7. Mt 26.41.
8. Mt 26.69-72, Gal 2.11-14, 2 Chr 18.3, 19.2, 1 Tm 6.9, Prv 7.22.
9. Rom 7.18-19, 23-24, 1 Chr 21.1-4, 2 Chr 16.7-10.
10. Ps 81.11-12.
11. Jn 17.15, Rom 8.28.
12. Ps 51.10, 119.133.
13. 2 Cor 12.7-8, Heb 2.18, 1 Cor 10.13.
14. 1 Cor 10.12-13, Rom 8.28.
15. Heb 13.20-21, Eph 4.11-12.
16. Mt 26.41, Ps 19.13.
17. Eph 3.14-17, 1 Thes 3.13, Jude 24, 1 Cor 10.13.
18. Ps 51.12.
19. 1 Pt 5.8-10, 1.6-7.
20. 2 Cor 13.7,9, 1 Thes 3.13.
21. Rom 16.20, Zec 3.2, Lk 22.31-32.
22. Jn 17.15, 1 Thes 5.23.
Small Group Studies
Sunday morning studies for children, youth, and adults continue going strong and begin at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday. The Adult study, The Good Living Guide is under way.
THIS IS THE LAST WEEK BEFORE SUMMER BREAK // CLASSES WILL RESUME SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9th.
WOMEN // Don't miss this wonderful event!
REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE THIS WEEK. Download a brochure/registration form here. Completed forms are being collected on the Welcome Desk.
Several Other Small Groups Meet During the week
Opportunities to Serve
Are you Interested in Sponsoring Flowers?
Bagel Sunday Sign Ups // Volunteers Needed for June and July
We are looking for hosts for upcoming months. Please consider serving in this way. More details and an online sign up are available here.
VBS is quickLy approaching.
The theme this summer is Galactic Starveyors. This VBS reignites children's sense of discovery and exploration as they marvel at the wonders of the starry sky. Most of all, they gaze toward the God who created the universe and everything in it. They will learn that He wants to have a personal relationship with them.
We will need lots of volunteers to make this another Fairview success! Please see Valerie Petrie for more information or tell her of your ability to help create and decorate, make snacks, teach a lesson, lead songs, wrangled children, play games or act crazy with our awesome kids! This is a wonderful outreach and a wonderful way to serve our community and our Lord.
Come on into the clubhouse and show kids that God is over the moon in love with them!
Summer Dates Still Available
We are happy to invite volunteers to assist in the Nursery during Sunday worship. Find a date that works best for you!
There are always many opportunities to serve with your fellow Fairview family and friends. To learn more and/or sign up simply click on the opportunity(ies) that interests you below!!
Many of ouR Service Opportunities are ongoing ... to learn more click any image below for further details!