November 04th, 2015
Combined Service Set for June 28
Since the Cabin will not be available for us on June 28, we are taking advantage of the opportunity! We will be having a combined service with our friends from Covenant Reformed Chapel. We will meet at the Wooster fairgrounds, which is the halfway point for both our churches. We hope that you can join us for this special time!
When: Sunday June 28th at 10:30 am
What: Combined worship service with our friends from Covenant Reformed Chapel.
Where: The Wooster fairgrounds (directions)
Special Mother's Day Location
If you are planning on visiting with us on Sunday May 10th (Mother's Day) make sure you come to the right location. Because the Cabin Restaurant will be open that day for business Providence Church will be meeting at the Mohican Outdoor School for our 10:30 am service.
Please also know that any who wish may bring a lunch and enjoy an afternoon of hiking and fellowship may do so. The facility and surrounding trails are reserved until 3:00.
Directions to Mohican Outdoor School
Special Service Locations
This week, as we remember the events of Passion Week, Providence Church will have services at different locations.
First, a Good Friday service will be held at Kendig Park in Hayesville (20 E. Main Street). It will commence at 6:30 pm and run approximately an hour. This is an informal service and those who attend are encouraged to offer personal reflections on the cross.
Secondly, on Easter Sunday Providence Church will be meeting at the Mohican Outdoor School, which is located at 5370 Bunkerhill North Rd (directions here).
A carry in breakfast will be served from 9:15-10:15 am. We invite you to join us for this time of fellowship.
The service will commence at its normal time (10:30 am). Matt Timmons will be preaching a sermon entitled, "Persevering faith looks beyond this world and beyond the grave" from Hebrews 11.
We look forward to your joining us for the worship of our Risen Lord!
Welcome Baby Alanna
It was our great joy to welcome another little one to our church.
It was also a blessed opportunity to see baby Alanna's parents stand before the congregation and publicly vow to raise this little one in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
Alanna makes the fifth baby born into our congregation this year. We look forward to a few more coming in the next few weeks!
May the Lord be praised for His great gifts!
New Meeting Location to be Tested
Attention members & visitors:
Due to growth we will be testing a new meeting location in hopes that it will afford us some more space.
Please be advised that on October 19th and 26th we will meet at the Cabin restaurant. The Cabin is located St Rt. 603, just a bit further south of the Lion's Club (directions).
The Cabin has a meeting room that holds 150, and should afford us a little more room. We know that this will not be a long term fix for our situation, but we hope that it might provide at least some temporary relief.
So please be advised that October will be a different month:
All of these will have the same service start time (10:30).
Please feel free to ask any questions, and certainly try and spread the word!
We enjoyed seeing God's promises affirmed this past week as six young people were baptized. What a joy it is to remember that our God washes away our sin and brings us into fellowship with His people! (Click a picture to see a larger view.)
The Blessing of Children & Unity
We've had a number of new members added to our number this year at Providence church. The pic shows the two of the four children that have been born into our covenant families in 2014.
We praise the Lord that He has blessed us so, and we praise God that our families have a high regard for the Scripture's command to be "fruitful and multiply."
All this is to say that Providence Church, unlike many other churches today, won't be dying out anytime soon.
But there is another reason why this picture noteworthy. It displays something of our church's unity. These families came forward on Sunday for a child dedication. They took vows to raise their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, and Matt (who is at the pulpit) closed this part of the service by praying for them.
What's the big deal? It is this: Matt is believes Scripture teaches paedo-baptism. In other words, Matt is supporting these families despite their difference of opinion on the matter of when baptism should be applied--just like the other elders (and credo-baptist congregants) support his family (and other paedo's in the congregation) in so far as they can when it comes to the baptism of an infant or covenant child.
In other words, there is a difference of opinion on this matter, and we have to deal with it. At Providence we seek to love and accept each other in the Lord despite our quibble over water's application.
Baptism, while an important issue, isn't a fundamental issue. For at least 500 years the church has been divided upon it and good Christian men have disagreed. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be a strident division. We at Providence have sought to demonstrate that the sign of our unity (the sacrament of baptism, which signifies our union with Christ and each other) does not have to be an issue that actually breaks our unity.
These two dynamics of our church home here in Ashland are just some of what makes Providence such a great place to worship.
Camping at Pleasant Hill
It's time once again to go camping! You are cordially invited to come have a blast with us as we hike, swim, play ball, and enjoy a myriad of other means of fellowship!
Date: Friday - Sunday, June 6-8
Place: Pleasant Hill Campground
The church has covered the campground fee. So there is no cost for the event, other than the equipment & food you will bring.
We'll meet at Pleasant Hill Campground on Friday in the late afternoon. We will conclude with Sunday Morning worship which will be held at the camp, weather permitting.
If you won't be joining us for camping, you can still join us for worship on Sunday with no cost to get into the camp.
Let us know ASAP if you plan to participate.
Annual Christmas Program
You are invited to a joyous time of fellowship as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!
Bring your friends, family, neighbors, and complete strangers to the church Dec. 15th (6:30 pm) to be edified by the congregation's talents. Afterwards we will serve light refreshments and finger foods.
Anyone in Providence Church who would like to contribute to the evening's festivities may do so. Some of our children will be putting on a program. But we also encourage others to participate through song, music, readings, skits, and the like.
If you and/or your family would like to do something, post it. Or let Matt or Wyatt Dupre know.
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