Jesus Christ is the Firstborn from the dead; we will be raised like Him.
The Risen Christ gave teachers in order to equip believers for building up the body (See Ephesians 4:11-12).
Here are four reasons why you should register this week for the Gospel Coalition Conference, Friday night, October 13, and Saturday, October 14.
1) In this broken world, we need Christians equipped to love, sacrifice, and serve. Equipping, Paul says, comes through teaching. At TGC, you will sit under the teaching of two premier teachers of God’s Word.
- Mark Dever is the Senior Pastor of Capital Hill Baptist Church, a church that has been bringing gospel hope to all kinds of people in DC. He is also head of 9Marks, a ministry that offers biblical guidance and renewal to churches across the world. Check him out at: http://www.capitolhillbaptist.org/about-us/leadership-staff/member/1267131/
- Russell Moore is a former pastor, now ethicist, journalist, and author serving as president of the DC-based Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Here is a link to one of his most recent articles in The Washington Post. Read it and observe his biblical prudence, candor, and courage in action: https:// www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/08/14/russell-moore-white-supremacy-angers-jesus-but-does-it-anger-his-church/
2) Do you feel stuck? Stalled? Like you need to hear God’s voice in a fresh way? You know, at the heart of the Reformation was the conviction that God speaks to his people through his Scriptures read, developed, and applied. That’s a biblical truth. And by setting aside an evening, a morning, and an afternoon to listen to God’s Word taught, you are opening up space for the Living God to speak through his Word to you. And in your own way, you will also commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
3) A regional conference like this connects Christians across all sorts of boundaries. Do you ever feel like the body of Christ is dwindling in New Jersey? Do you fear that the Church is losing its power? Put to death such worries by meeting and worshiping with Christians from all sorts of churches and places across the Northeast.
4) Finally, students in high school, college, and university: remember the “Saturday only” option. Work hard on Friday night, and then spend Saturday at the TGC Regional. Make sure when you register that you opt for the Student Discount! Register at https://stonehillprinceton.org/tgc2017
Good News and Bad News from last Sunday...The good news is we had a very full service and church last Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The bad news is we ran out of parking spaces. So that we can accommodate visitors, families with children, and seniors, if you are attending church during the 9:30 a.m.hour, please consider using our satellite parking lot at 800 Bunn Drive. You can take our shuttle bus back and forth or enjoy the beautiful walk, just two short blocks from the church and use our new steps! The shuttle service begins at 8:50 a.m. and runs to 9:40 a.m. The shuttle is also available for about 20 minutes after each service.
Newcomer Connection: “The Come Meet Us” Meeting. Newcomers, join us after the 9:30 a.m and/or 11:10 a.m service in the Library to meet a few elders, pastors, and congregants. Ask questions, enjoy refreshments, and receive a gift from us!
Newly designed Stone Hill 101 (Getting to know Stone Hill): Want to learn all about Stone Hill in the shortest amount of time? Stone Hill 101 class will be held during the 11:10 a.m. hour for five weeks. 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. This group will start October 1st.
Everyone is Invited to the All Church Picnic on Sunday, September 24th! Come meet others in your Stone Hill family and enjoy a picnic meal at an all church picnic after the second service. If you would like to add to the Picnic Meal, please sign up. Great Fun For All!
Stone Hill Arts Series presents Gina Lee: Artist Gina Lee will give a brief talk about her recent art installation in the Atrium. Join her on Sunday, September 17th after the second service in the Atrium. There will be some time for Q&A.
Theology Class: This class will be an intentional biblical, systematic, and historical consideration of some of the major doctrines of the Christian faith, as expressed in the church’s Ten Core Beliefs. The class will be taught by John Wilsey. John is the Associate Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This class will meet in the Library at 9:30 a.m.
1 Corinthians: Patrick Haley and Ray Carr will lead this class, which will meet in the Adult Ed room at 9:30 a.m. This class will be a Gospel-centered exploration of how Paul offers a pastoral response to the troubled Corinthian church: by stressing unity and mutual encouragement in light of the Cross.
"Commitment to one another": A third class being held at 8:30 a.m. is postponed until September 24th.
Service & Ministry Opportunities
Volunteers needed: Looking for 1-2 people willing to serve at the Children's Welcome Desk at either service once every 4-6 weeks. Brief training will be provided on how to help parents use the computer to check in their children.
Join the Choir: Come and sing with the Stone Hill choir! No audition necessary. Additional singers for all sections are welcome and needed. Rehearsals are Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m.