"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20
We invite you to worship with us each and every Sunday morning at 10:30am.
JUDGES - Sermon SeriesEveryone did what was right in their eyes but evil in the eyes of the Lord.
The tune isn't much different today than it was yesterday. The chorus goes, "I'll do what's right for me, and you do what's right for you." We believe it is the anthem of freedom, but time has shown it's a self-focused ballad that leads to pain in our lives. The people of Israel were finally in the land God had promised them but didn't live like a promised people. They had all the appearances of a people in the right place in life, but they continued to live in all the wrong ways. The book of Judges recalls a number of stories of leaders that defeat enemies and rescue the people, but the book is really about two things. 1- An unfaithful people giving up God's vision for their own picture of life, and 2- a faithful Judge that delivers and places them on the path back to God. Judges is the chance for a new song and a clear vision for our lives.
September 15 - Judges 2, Joshua and fellow leaders
September 22 - Judges 3, Ehud
September 29 - Judges 4-5, Deborah
October 6 - Judges 6-7, Gideon (part 1)
October 13 - Judges 8, Gideon (part 2)
October 20 - Judges 10-12, Jephthah
October 27 - Judges 13, Samson (part 1)
November 3 - Judges 14-16, Samson (part 2)
November 10 - Judges 17-18, Micah & The Danites
November 17 - Judges 19-20, The horror at Gibeah
All children from preschool through 6th grade are invited to attend Junior Church. The goal of our Junior Church program to teach children about worship at an age friendly level. Partway through our 10:30am worship service the children will be invited to join a child-centered program in the Fellowship Hall. Volunteers will lead the children through a worship service, which will included singing praises and hymns to God, the reading and teaching of scripture, and prayer. We are excited to exalt the living God with our children.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated during worship on the following Sundays in 2019: February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, August 4, October 6 (World Communion Sunday), and November 24.
The Mission Committee has designated the following special offering collections to benefit these local ministries:
April 14-21, Community Holy Week Services - Portersville Food and Fellowship for People, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Alpha Omega Center, and City Rescue Mission
April 21, Easter - The Yellow Ribbon Girls
May 12, Mother's Day - Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
June 16-20, VBS - Portersville Food and Fellowship for People
September 15, 9/11 - Portersville - Muddy Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Portersville - Muddy Creek Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, & Wurtemburg - Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department
November 10, Veteran's Day - It's About the Warrior Foundation
December 24, Christmas Eve - Alpha Omega Center
More information about these organizations can be found on our Missions Spotlight page.
A Typical Service
We meet together to praise and worship the one true God. Pastor Patrick uses a sermon series format to bring about a deeper understanding of a biblical concept or book of the Bible. Our services have traditional elements including hymns accompanied by both organ and piano. Some services also include contemporary arrangements and special music presented by the Mountville choir, small groups, or soloists.
Our services include families with small children as well as those old enough to be grandparents and great grandparents. We believe that children are a sign that the church is growing, so we would rather have noisy children than no children at all. However, there is a play area downstairs for when it is needed. Some people come to worship wearing jeans and t-shirts, and others come wearing dresses or suits. All are welcome.
There is a ramp as well as stairs to access the main door. In the sanctuary, there are large monitors on the front wall to display the order of service, song lyrics, scripture, announcements, etc. as well as a printed paper bulletin. The sound system has recently been upgraded. On the sanctuary level, there is a handicap accessible restroom.