Our Deliverer is the Living God
Praying for Pastors (Part 2 of 2)
We are not sufficient in ourselves (2 Corinthians 3:5)
We all face challenges in our vocations. But the church is a spiritual body with designated leaders, and I think it’s wise for us to pray for them. Satan prowls around like a roaring lion (1 Peter 5), and leaders make for strategic prey. And meanwhile, not one of us, including me, is sufficient in ourselves for gospel ministry (2 Corinthians 3:4-6). Though I’ve framed the requests with a pastor in mind, please make adjustments as you pray for other spiritual leaders at Stone Hill, including elders, volunteers, and ministry staff.
WEDNESDAY: I pray for my pastor as a PASTOR.
· I pray that as he leads, prays, counsels, visits, participates in meetings, and serves in a variety of daily acts of ministry, the Holy Spirit may encourage and comfort souls.
· I pray that he will emulate the strength, and compassion of the Good Shepherd toward our staff and leaders.
THURSDAY: I pray for my pastor as a PROPHET.
· I pray as he prepares his sermons. May the Word of God be fully revealed to his heart. May he wisely interpret, apply, and handle it in his preaching.
· I pray that the vision God has for our church will be clear to him and communicated well through him.
FRIDAY: I pray for my pastor as an EVANGELIST.
· I pray that God will deepen a heart for those without Christ. May God open doors and grant him courage to share the good news.
· I pray that God will use him to equip the church family to share the good news. May he help us do our part in making disciples of Jesus Christ in the Princeton area and around the world.
SATURDAY: I pray for my pastor as a DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST.
· I pray that he will discover new depths of understanding as a student of God’s Word.
· I pray that he may ever find a consistent balance between Word and deed as he follows Jesus daily.
Serve Table in the Atrium: We have many ministry opportunities for you to serve here at Stone Hill Church. There is a Serve Table in the atrium each Sunday for you to examine your spiritual gifts, survey the ministry opportunities, and find a place to serve here. Each Sunday it will feature and highlight different ministries. Stop by the Serve Table before and after services today!
Small Group Leaders Training: On Sunday, after the second service from 12:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. there will be a training for small group leaders. Lunch is provided. Additionally, on September 8 after the second service this training will be held again. If you are interested, please sign up by emailing Lara Holt at email@example.com.
"Join a Circle" Sunday: Small Group Expo for the Fall 2019- God never intended us to live life in isolation. A crucial part of growing in Christ is to learn to live life with other people in community. Small groups at Stone Hill provide a context for developing those life giving relationships. Sunday, September 8, after each service, join us for a Small Group Expo in the atrium. Are you looking for a small group of people to share your life with? The Expo is an opportunity to meet several small group leaders and find s small group. Look for Small Group Expo signs in the atrium after both services. We will have our full small group list available just after Labor Day for those who haven’t connected with a small group.
Special Invitation: Jhoi Ortiz and Katie Trainor joyfully invite you to their wedding on Sunday, August 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Stone Hill Church.
Stone Hill Learning Center Open House: Please join us on September 5 from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. to celebrate our 35th year in Christian ministry and academic support to homeschooled students and their families! All our teachers will be in attendance to share their exciting plans for the upcoming year. Classes are available for students in 3rd grade through high school. Academic excellence and Moral Integrity built upon a Christian Foundation are the hallmarks of a Stone Hill Learning Center education. Refreshments will be served.
Stone Hill Learning Center Faculty Opening: There is an opening for a faculty position for the upcoming academic year: Middle School U S History (Wed. 9:30 a.m.-12:00p.m.). This is a salaried position. The class meets for only 2.5 hours a week with additional outside time required for preparation and grading. SHLC teachers must be committed Christians and agree with the Core doctrinal principles of Stone Hill Church. Furthermore, they must hold a college degree or equivalent and have experience teaching at the grade level for which they are applying. For more information, please contact Kim Torquato, Director at Learningcenter@stonehillprinceton.org.
Garage Give-Away: Donations needed for the ISI Annual Garage Give-Away "for every international student and scholar." One day only: Saturday, September 7 starting at 8 a.m. Pick up a flyer at the Missions Corner for details.
Join the Choir: Come and sing with the Stone Hill choir! No audition necessary. Additional singers for all sections are welcome and needed. Rehearsals begin September 8 and continue every Sunday from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. If you have questions about choir, please contact Bob Doll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short Term Trip to Turkey: Stone Hill is sending a small team to Turkey. The trip is approximately 10 days. The team splits during the week, 2-3 people going to serve the Iranian fellowship in central Turkey while the rest of the team serve in Istanbul. Our team will go February 7-17, 2020. The application is open through August 31, 2019. More details and how to apply are available at the Missions Corner. Space is limited, so apply today!