Colossians 1:18-20

Jesus Christ is the Apex of everything; He was so at creation and showed us through salvation.

 

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Order of worship: 
Pastor to People: 

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).

Imagine a 430,000 square foot museum all about the Bible. Imagine it uses state-of-the-art technology to immerse people in the history, narrative, and impact of God’s Holy Word. Imagine that it is located just two blocks from the National Mall in Washington. Imagine that it has six floors of galleries, all technologically alive, all providing a personalized experience of the Holy Scriptures.

Well, on November 17, such a museum will be opening in DC: the Museum of the Bible (https://www.museumofthebible.org). Twelve days ago, I and 35 other pastors from the greater New York area were privileged to be given a tour of the museum. Our guides were the Green brothers, Mart and Steve, who are using family resources (Hobby Lobby) and donations to make such an incredible museum a reality. As I was returning to Princeton on a bus, I wrote the following reflections. I hope they inspire you to plan a visit.

“The Museum of the Bible tour was overwhelming. The magnitude of the project, its vision, and the material design were beyond my spirit's ability to process initially. During the walk-through, I was mostly silent, overcome, not knowing what to say. This museum is huge! It is a "once in a lifetime" sort of thing as far as national and global impact. To have a state-of-the-art museum at the center of DC dedicated to the Bible -- well, for me and for the church and for the future, it is a major kingdom move. Especially now, during this sad season of our country's spiritual decline, the Museum will be an anchor of truth and righteousness dropped down by God right into the middle of DC, just a block from the Air and Space Museum! The initial plan was to locate it in Dallas. And then the Greens were hoping for NYC. But, given the nature of this museum, its scope, and the impact of Scripture on the US (history, culture, church, education, literature), DC is the place. God had the best in mind. To him be the praise.”

 

Church notes: 

Everyone is Invited to the All Church Picnic! Come meet others in your Stone Hill family and enjoy a picnic meal at an all church picnic today after the second service on the patio.  Great Fun For All! 

Adult Ed: Theology Class is taught by John Wilsey at 9:30 a.m. in the Library. This class will not meet on October 1st.  It will resume on October 8th.

Adult Ed: 1 Corinthians Class is led by Patrick Haley and Ray Carr at 9:30 a.m. in the Adult Ed room. 

Adult Ed: "Commitment to one another" is led by Fitzroy Dawkins who is a physician and also an elder in this church.  This class meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Adult Ed room. We believe that Christ has called Christians into the covenant community with one another and so we love, serve, care for, and disciple one another. This class is based on John 13:34: "Jesus said, A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." 

Stone Hill Children's Choir: Children ages 4 through 5th grade are welcome. When/ Where: Between services,10:40 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. in the 4th Grade Sunday School Room. 

Serving our Community: Sunday, November 5th.  We are looking for volunteers to serve runners during the Princeton Half Marathon which will be taking place in front of our church.  The main duties are serving water/energy bars and cheering on the runners.  Arrive at the water table by 7 a.m. The last runner will be served at about 9:30 a.m. – in time for church.  Please contact Jim Erickson and sign up on the Princeton Half Marathon website to volunteer.  Select “Water Marshal #7”.

Stone Hill 101: Want to learn all about Stone Hill in the shortest amount of time? This 5 week class will be held at 11:10 a.m. in the Adult CE room starting October 1st through October 29th. Stone Hill 101 will cover the history, doctrine, belief, government, and membership process of Stone Hill Church. It will help you know how to serve on a team and impact your world. You will explore how God has uniquely wired you to serve His people and the world.  This class is designed for everyone and serves as a membership prerequisite. 

TGC Regional Conference: The Gospel Coalition conference will be held at Stone Hill on Friday evening, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th. Our theme this year is “Prepared by Grace: The Eternal Gospel and Our Cultural Moment.”  We will have Mark Dever and Russell Moore as our plenary speakers and worship led by Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace. For more information or to sign up and reserve your ticket now, visit stonehillprinceton.org/tgc2017.

Parents of Teens Forum: Stone Hill Church invites you to attend two forums to help parents discuss and understand how to support their teens as they navigate through family struggles in the turbulent adolescent years in our performance, stress, and anxiety ridden community. The events are held on November 10 & 11, 2017. Visit the Welcome Desk for more information or stonehillprinceton.org for information and registration.