Psalm 123

Our God is Jehovah El Elyon, “Yahweh, God Most High.”

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019
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Pastor to People: 

The Lord’s compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:21-24).

I am pleased to hand today’s column over to Jay and Erin Lee, members of our church. Erin recently started to serve as my Executive Assistant.

We met in our young adult's small group Bible study and were friends for about a year before we started dating. We got engaged nine months later and were married five months after that, in the spring of 2006.  This year we will celebrate our thirteenth anniversary!

Throughout that time we have faced our share of challenges, some typical and some less typical, that have tested our marriage and our faith.  Financial needs, job changes, housing, forming our family and raising children are all areas that have caused us to worry and look for our own ways of providing for ourselves.

Nearly three years ago, we needed to move closer to Jay’s new job in NYC, but finding housing that fit all of our family’s needs seemed daunting, and the schedule was tight. Yet the Lord provided! The first house we toured met each of those needs. We did not know of Stone Hill Church when we closed on our home, but the Lord did!

Even when we failed to look to God for provision, He was still faithful to us. He consistently shows us His covenant love, gently reminding us to ask Him for what we need and to wait on His timing. Over and over again the Lord showed us that His ways are higher than our ways and that He is able to provide in ways that we cannot even imagine. His plan is so much better than anything we could come up with!

As the two of us remember our Heavenly Father’s faithful provision for our family, we find hope for the future. We may not know what is coming down the road, but we know that as we trust Him more, He will not ever let us down. Pray that we would learn to look to God more quickly for provision every day, and that our hearts would rest peacefully in Him at all times.

Church notes: 

Announcements

The Grand Narrative:  This class will not meet March 3, 10,17,24.  It will resume March 31 at 9:30 a.m. in Harris Hall.

Women’s Bible Study: Join a new six-week Lent/Easter series beginning on Tuesday, March 12 at Women's Bible Study that focuses not on giving up things for Lent, but sharpening our spiritual focus - delighting in God, welcoming the stranger, living a more simple life, letting God search my heart, and worshiping.  Begins at 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Free childcare for children ages 5 and under.  Questions?  Contact Mary at marym@stonehillprinceton.org.

Employment Opportunity: Stone Hill Learning Center is seeking two qualified candidates to teach the following classes during the 2019-2020 academic year: High School Chemistry (requires 4 hours of classroom time each week for instruction and lab) and Latin I (requires 2.5 hours of classroom time each week). Applicant must be a committed Christian, have a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) in the subject area, and experience teaching middle school and high school students. For more information, please contact Kim Torquato, Director, at LearningCenter@StoneHillPrinceton.org.

The Jesus Film is coming to Stone Hill: You’re invited to experience Jesus in a unique way: see the story of the Gospel told through film. We are showing The Jesus Film in six different languages simultaneously in one night (English, Spanish, Tamil, Mandarin, Haitian Creole, and Turkish). There will be a time of Q&A after the movie. Please join us on Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. and invite a friend!

Discipleship Opportunity:  We are hoping to provide follow-up for those who come to see the Jesus Film on March 23 at 7 p.m.  For those viewers who would like to take next steps, we would like to pair them up one-to-one with a mentor for 7 weeks to work through a curriculum of essential Bible passages.  If  you are interested in mentoring, or being mentored, please contact Brian Edgerly at discipleship@stonehillprinceton.org.

Stone Hill 101 (Membership Class) on March 24th after the 2nd service: Do you want to learn more about our church? Stone Hill 101 is designed for you to survey the history, doctrine, vision, government, and the membership process of Stone Hill Church. This class is designed for everyone and serves as a membership prerequisite. This 3 hour class will be held on March 24 after the 2nd service in Harris Hall. Lunch is provided. Childcare will also be provided for those who have young children. If you have more questions, please contact Pastor Jin at jinl@stonehillprinceton.org

Collecting Donations for Haiti: We are collecting hygiene items for distribution to those in need in Haiti.  Please drop donations at the Missions Corner by March 3. Thank you!