Wed Bible Study / Genesis / 7:30 PM & Fri Morning Bible Study / Epistle of James / 10 AM
A reminder regarding prospects to join in a group bible study. Mid-week bible study continues its journey through the book of Genesis and our Friday morning study is just finishing the Epistle of James. Friday is a pot luck luncheon and fellowship is a large part of each study. These are marvelous opportunities to invite family, friends, and neighbors to hear the word of God and meet our Open Gate family. Hope to see you there.
Book Club Meeting / Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19 / 5 PM
We are now reading “The Mystery of the Holy Spirit” by RC Sproul.
Seminar / Christology/ Oct 23rd / 9 am – 2pm
“Where the Qur’an speaks about God, Jesus is God. He does not merely unveil some truth for us, some other principle or system of thought. Like light going out from its source, this Word (Jesus) actually brings God to us. In him, a direct encounter with God happens. The difference is stark: the Word who is God reveals a God of innate grace, and he does not just hand down information that we might know about God; in him, God delights to meet with us and be with us.” (Rejoicing in Christ: Michael Reeves)
Knowledge of Christ is knowledge of God. I encourage every member and friend of Open Gate to take advantage of this seminar that examines the incarnate Son of God, made flesh, Jesus Christ. Our fellowship in the Word will increase our faith, deepen our relationship with God and each other, and strengthen our resolve to walk in step with the Holy Spirit.
Remember lunch is provided and there is no cost to attend. If you have questions, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Mark the date and expect to be renewed in your fellowship with Christ Jesus.
Membership, Baptism, & Fellowship Luncheon / Oct 31 / immediately after service
The fifth Sunday of October will be jam packed with fellowship, membership, baptism, and worship.
- If you have been contemplating joining Open Gate as a member, please pick up an application form on the table in the back of the sanctuary.
- If you desire to confirm your belief in Christ in baptism, please contact the church office (email@example.com) in order to include you in this event of baptism.
- Make plans to participate in the fellowship luncheon immediately following the worship service. It will be a wonderful time to acknowledge those that have been baptized and joined with Open Gate in membership. Soup, Salad, and Sandwich will be the order of the day.
Kid’s and Teen Pancake Breakfast / Nov 6 / 9 am
It’s been a while but we are anxious to establish our children’s ministry with the youth of Open Gate. We have been instructed to pray to the Lord of the harvest to bring in laborers to harvest these precious souls for the sake of their eternity. Our facilities are challenging as it pertains to this ministry but we know God will make a way. If you love our young people help them attend this time of fellowship and good food. Invite your friends and neighborhood children to get tasty breakfast and find the fellowship of Open Gate ministries. Pancakes, really, you can’t go wrong. 😊
Holy Convocation / Nov 7-10 / Sun 10 am; Mon – Wed 7:30 pm
God of the Mountain; He is Holy / Psalm 99
Our Holy Convocation will focus on the holiness of God and His self-revelation as the God of the mountain. He is holy!
“When Scripture calls God, or individual persons of the Godhead, “holy”, the word signifies everything about God that sets him apart from us and makes him an object of awe, adoration, and dread to us. It covers all aspects of his transcendent greatness and moral perfection and this is an attribute of all his attributes, pointing to the Holiness (Godliness) of God at every point. Every facet of God’s nature and every aspect of his character may properly be spoken of as holy, just because it is his.” (Concise Theology: J I Packer)
Prayerfully and tenaciously consider your participation in this time of consecration and revelation of God’s holiness as presented to us in the Scriptures. All services will be 45 minutes in length. There will be music, prayer, exhortation, and fellowship. God is holy. Bless His name!
Thanksgiving Eve Communion Service / Nov 24 / 7:30 pm
Always a special time for Open Gate we are looking forward to the season of Advent and our worship of the incarnate Christ. It is only fitting that this advent would be initiated with the heart of thanksgiving for the many blessings God has shown to us. These past months have been difficult and the future seems shadowed in inflation, lack of supplies, and higher prices for just about everything we need and use. We will join together and give thanks that we are not afraid. God is good. His mercy is eternal. We are blessed beyond measure. Let us be thankful.
Remember you can give to Open Gate Ministries on line. The website is available for you to conveniently support the outreach and daily administrative efforts of Open Gate. You can dispense with the hassle of checks, envelopes, and the trips to the bank teller machine to bring cash. Our site is secure and the procedure is simple; user friendly. Take advantage to the ease in giving online. Thank you for supporting Open Gate Ministries. Blessings.