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This Week's Sermon 

September 19, 2021

Diagnosing Your Spiritual Health 

Search Me O God

Psalm 139:1-12

Dr. Bill Patterson 

Today's Schedule

8:45am - Prayer Time in the Conference Room or from where you are 

9:30am - In-Person Worship Service | Online Worship Service | Children Nursery-PreK and Special Friends can be dropped off in their classrooms | K-5th grade should remain with their parents in the Worship Service 

10:00am - Journey (K-4th grade) released from the Worship Service 

11:00am - Worship Service ends | Equip-U and Sunday School classes begin | Special Friends to be picked up from their classroom 

12:00pm - Equip-U and Sunday School classes ends | Children to be picked up from their classroom 


What's Happening

Children's Ministries

Children's Ministries |  Nursery-5th grade | Please enter through the North Foyer entrance to check your children in | Children Nursery-PreK can be dropped off at their classrooms prior to service | K-5th will remain with their parents for the Summer quarter 

Have a heart to serve in Children's Ministries? | Volunteer opportunities are available for Worship Hour or Equip-U/Sunday school Hour | Contact Libby Aker if you are available to serve 

Journey | K-4th grade students will be released from Worship Service to the Fellowship Hall

Junior Jam @ Cedarville University | Saturday, October 9th | Junior Jam is a day full of music, games and hands-on activities for students 3rd through 6th grade | Cost: $25/student plus $5 if you would like a t-shirt | Register online by September 26th (NO EXCEPTIONS) 

Student Ministries

Youth Group | Wednesday 6:30PM 

Harvest Party | Saturday, October 2nd 6:30PM-9:00PM | Derek and Dawn Tincher's House | Pumpkin carving, s'mores and games | No cost or registration but please bring your own pumpkin to carve 

Women's Ministries

Fall Retreat | November 12th-14th | Early Bird Registration begins this Sunday, September 19th at the Women's Ministry Kiosk in the Main Foyer

Men's Ministries

Scripture Reading Challenge |  Join us in reading Scripture throughout the year | For more information and registration, click here 

Weekly Reading Scripture Aloud | Join us weekly for one hour over Zoom as we read scripture aloud together | For more information and registration, click here   

Cornhole Event | Friday, September 24th 6-8PM @ the Southgate Field | Join us for a fun evening of fellowship and friendly cornhole competition | Food will be provided | No cost but please register online

Senior Saints  

Fall Foliage Ride & Lunch at Der Dutchman | Thursday, October 21st | Meet @ the church at 9AM and return to the church by 2:30PM | There is no cost for this event but lunch will be on your own | Registration opens October 10th | Space is limited 

General Church Events

REFIT | Saturdays @ 7:30am | Fellowship Hall 

All Church Volleyball | Sundays @ 6pm | Delco Park in Kettering | In case of inclement weather, John or Amelia Clairmont will post on the Facebook group on whether to meet at Southgate or cancel 

Fall Quarter Equip-U | For more details and to register online, click here 

Quarterly Business Meeting | Sunday, September 26th following Worship Hour | Sunday School programming will happen as usual for Nursery through 5th Grade | There will be no Equip-U and students 6th-12th grade should join their parents for the meeting 

Baptism Sunday | October 3rd during Worship Service | If you would like to publicly declare your faith through baptism, please sign-up at the Welcome Center or contact the church office by September 19th

Day of Fasting and Prayer | Tuesday, October 5th | Prayer services at 6AM and 7PM in the Fellowship Hall

Leffel Lane Entrance | Due to safety reasons, the entrance will remain closed throughout the week but will be open on Sundays 

Printable Bulletin

If you would like to print a copy of the bulletin to have on Sunday, please click here

Reading Plan

September 19th through September 25th 

A Chronological Bible Reading Plan 

September 19th - Jeremiah 31-33, Isaiah 21 
September 20th - Jeremiah 34-36, Isaiah 22 
September 21st - Jeremiah 27-39, Isaiah 23 
September 22nd - Jeremiah 40-42, Isaiah 24 
September 23rd - Jeremiah 43-46, Isaiah 25 
September 24th - Jeremiah 47-49, Isaiah 26 
September 25th - Reflection 

Pastor Bill's Readings 
September 19th - Psalm 139:1-12
September 20th - Romans 8:26-27
September 21st - Job 31:1-8 
September 22nd - Psalm 94:8-15
September 23rd - Proverbs 24:10-12
September 24th - Hebrews 4:13 
September 25th - Psalm 33:12-15

Giving as of 09/12/2021

YTD Offering - $701,350

YTD Expenses - $551,380

YTD Budget - $826,921

2021 Budget - $1,162,160

Interested in giving online? Click here!


Libby Aker—Coordinator of Children's Ministries 

Michelle Anders—Maintenance Department 

Cara Anderson—Maintenance Department 

Megan Baumgardner—Communications Coordinator 

John Chilcote - Interim Worship Director

Pat Cook—Pastor of Student Ministries

Teresa Dolph—Business Manager 

Shawna Grafton—Administrative Assistant 

Riley Ochs—Video Coordinator 

Bill Patterson - Interim Pastor

Kristi Shaw—Maintenance Department 

Dawn Tincher—Administrative Assistant