Providence Event Calendar
Thursday, August 17 - Rooted Meets at Church (7 PM)
Sunday, August 20 - Morning Worship - 9:30 am
- Wedding Reception for Wes & Tarja Murrell after the
- Evening Service with Cookout
Sunday, August 27 - Morning Worship Service - 9:30 am
- All-Church Brunch immediately after the
- No evening service
Thursday, Sept 7 - First Ladies Bible Study (9:30 AM) at church
Sunday, Sept 10 - Morning Worship Service - 9:30 am
- Fall Schedule begins with Sunday School all ages
Sunday, Sept 17 - Parish Groups will meet in the afternoon (no evening service)
Wednesday, Oct 4 - Men of the Covenant Meeting at Pastor Meyers’s home (7 PM)
Saturday, Oct 14 - Annual Harvest Party - Whitecliff Park
Sunday, Oct 29 - Morning Worship Service - 9:30 am
- Missouri Presbytery Reformation Day Service (6 PM at Twin Oaks)
Summer Brunch — We are closing out the summer with another all-church brunch/lunch. Plan to stay after the morning service on Sunday, August 27, for another church-wide brunch in the Fellowship Hall. Like the last one, this will be a pot luck brunch. So please bring a couple of items to share—egg casserole, bacon, more bacon, and even more bacon, salad, sandwiches, meat dish, vegetable dish, dessert, fried chicken, chips & dip, etc. Let’s enjoy the fellowship together!
Men of the Covenant Meetings — We will hold a Fall Men of the Covenant meeting on Wednesday, October 4, at Pastor Meyers’s home (7 PM). The MOC meetings are times of discussion and fellowship for the men of the church. Everyone is invited. At this meeting we will hear a brief summary of the life and work of the Scottish Presbyterian physicist James Clerk Maxwell (d. 1879). After that we we discuss the lessons and implications of his work.
Nursery Volunteers Urgently Needed — We really need some help with the nursery in the morning service. Since there’s no Sunday School class during the summer we can’t pass this around. So please go to the sign up sheet on the WIC table or contact Ginny Sturlaugson for the available dates.
Martin Luther Quote of the Week — A prayer from Luther’s early revision of the German liturgy (A.D. 1526):
Almighty God, you are the protector of all who trust in you, and without your grace no one is able to do anything, or to stand before you: Grant us richly your mercy, that by your holy inspiration we may know what is right and by your power be able also to do what is right and just; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fall Adult Sunday School Class — Fall Sunday School classes begin on September 10. The topic for the adult class on the 10th will be announced. But beginning on the 17th we will start a new 10-week class on “Christian Perspectives on Beauty” taught be Pastor Meyers, Dr. Kornu, and Caleb Skogen. This class will have two objectives: 1) to help Christians sense beauty in God’s creation as well as in human artifacts, and 2) to encourage Christians to participate in the beautification project God has entrusted to humanity. There are no required texts for this class. But if you want to study this topic, we recommend Roger Scruton’s Beauty: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2011) and Stratford Caldecott’s Beauty for Truth’s Sake (Brazos, 2009). These are both fairly dense books. Scruton’s is very philosophical and Caldecott’s focuses on educational methodology and curriculum. For something simpler, you might read Francis Shaeffer’s Art & The Bible.
Contact Numbers — You can reach Jennifer via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or her phone (208-899-9123). Make sure you get your announcements to her by Wednesday evening each week to insure they get into the Sunday bulletin. You can reach Pastor Meyers at email@example.com or his phone (314-374-5258).
Ladies Bible Study — The weekly Bible study for women will begin again on September 7th. We meet in the Educational Wing. The study begins at 9:30 AM and ends between 10:30 and 11 AM (depending on the amount of time spent in prayer and fellowship after the teaching and discussion). This Fall we will be reading through the narratives in early Genesis, starting with the story of Cain & Abel in Genesis 4. Pastor Meyers will be teaching and leading the discussion. There’s a lot to learn and talk about in these chapters of Genesis. Child care is provided. If you have any questions, please talk to Kathy Hoegemann or Pastor Meyers.
Facebook & Website — Check out our Facebook page for links to interesting articles and other information. Our church website is providencestlouis.com. You can find sermon files and the directory there in the “members only” section. If you’d like the password to that section, please contact Pastor Meyers (and you don’t need to be a member to get the password, just a regular attender).
Fall Harvest Party — This year’s Harvest Party has been set for Saturday, October 14. We will be at Whitecliff Park this year. We have the upper pavilion reserved, the one next to the playground. Stay tuned for more details as the date approaches.
For I will proclaim the name of Yahweh; ascribe greatness to our God! The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he. — Deuteronomy 32:3b-4
– Pastor Jeff Meyers