Contents: Pastor Riddle Interview on WPDE / Sunday Afternoon Serenade / Sunday Sermon “The One God Exalts” / CS Lewis Quote on Humility, “Miracles” / Added Security at VBS / Bible Study Canceled / Military Appreciation Day with the Pelicans
Pastor Riddle Interview on WPDE
In the wake of the recent shooting in Charleston, WPDE in Myrtle Beach will be running a story regarding the security of local churches. Pastor Riddle was interviewed and the story will be aired on News 15 at 7pm and 11pm tonight. We will also be having a special time of prayer for Emanuel A.M.E. Church at each of our Sunday Services.
Sunday Afternoon Serenade
The SPCA worship team will be playing a bluegrass show on June 28th from 2:00–2:45 next to the library in Surfside, off of Surfside drive. Come out, bring a chair and some water, and enjoy some live music!
This week our Sunday Sermon “The One God Exalts” will focus on the humility of Christ found in Philippians 2:1-4. At the beginning of chapter 2, the Apostle Paul gives us a command that can only be obeyed in the grace of Christ. He says, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” This is the power of the gospel that is expressed in our lives – when we love in a sacrificial way. Notice, we are not told to “treat” each other with more significance, but to “count” others as more significant. This is not simply a hands and feet command, it is a command of the heart. There is a big difference between seemingly humble actions and an authentically humble heart. The former can be accomplished through self-effort, but heart humility only happens through a work of the Spirit in accord with our repentance. Please be in prayer that Christ may prepare you for worship on Sunday as we come to receive even more of the grace of Christ in our lives.
CS Lewis Quote on Humility, “Miracles” – “In the Christian story God descends to re-ascend. He comes down; down from the heights of absolute being into time and space, down into humanity … down to the very roots and sea-bed of the Nature He has created. But He goes down to come up again and bring the ruined world up with Him. One has the picture of a strong man stooping lower and lower to get himself underneath some great complicated burden. He must stoop in order to lift, he must almost disappear under the load before he incredibly straightens his back and marches off with the whole mass swaying on his shoulders.”
Added Security at VBS – In light of the Charleston shooting, the pastoral staff would like to ask our elders and deacons to provide extra security during our Vacation Bible School next week. We would like to ask that at least one deacon and one elder be here each night – Monday thru Friday, June 22-26 – from 5:30 to 6:30pm.
Bible Study Canceled – In light of VBS during the week of June 22-26, our Tuesday Morning Retired Men’s Bible Study on Tuesday, June 24th is cancelled as well as all other activities at the church during the daytime hours.
Military Appreciation Day with the Pelicans – On Thursday, July 2nd – game time 7:05 pm – SPC will be attending the Pelicans game as a church group. Tickets will be available for $5.00 each in the narthex Sunday, June 21st & 28th, or stop by the church office to purchase tickets. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 925 and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have partnered together to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and military personnel throughout the Grand Strand. Two of our Surfside Presbyterian Church veterans, Dudley Kruhm and Bud Shepard will be honored during the opening ceremony. Come out and enjoy a great evening!