SPC News / June 26, 2015

Contents:  Expansion Project Update  / Bud Shepard Testimony, Sunday Worship, July 5 / Military Appreciation Day with the Pelicans / Youth NY Missions Dessert & Showcase Fundraiser / This week our Sunday Sermon “The One God Exalts” / “Pride Cannot Live Beneath the Cross”, by CH Spurgeon /  Ladies Summer Tuesday Morning Bible Study


Expansion Project Update  Building-Project13-2
After the last congregational meeting held on May 3, 2015, the Session appointed the Diaconate as the project committee, giving them the charge of selecting a general contractor for the expansion project, with oversight of all related construction matters.  Deacons Ricky Cox and Bruce Leighty were selected as co-chairmen for the project and a builder was selected.  This Sunday, Ricky Cox will introduce our builder, who will give a short update on the expansion project.  We will hold a congregational meeting in the near future to get congregational approval to move ahead with the proposed project.  If all goes well, we hope to have this project approved and completed by the end of 2015.


Bud Shepard Testimony, Sunday Worship, July 5  Bud She
Surfside PCA’s own Sergeant Vernon C. “Bud” Shepard will be sharing his testimony with us at our morning worship services on July 5.  Bud was serving in the US Army in 1969 when his helicopter was was brought down in Vietnam.  Bud was wounded but able to avoid capture for four days before being taken prisoner.  Sergeant Shepard was twice awarded the Air Medal for heroism in an aerial flight.  Please come join us to hear Bud’s powerful story and how his experiences formed and impacted his faith in Christ.


Military Appreciation Day with the Pelicans – Pelicans Military Appreciation DayThursday, July 2nd – game time 7:05 pm – we will be attending the Pelicans game as a Surfside Presbyterian Church group.  Tickets will be available for $5.00 each in the Fellowship Hall on  Sunday, June  28th or stop by the church office to purchase tickets.  Renee Goldfinch will be at the gate on game night to give out tickets to those who have previously purchased them.  Deadline for purchasing tickets is Monday, June 29th!  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!


Student Showcase FundraiserYouth NY Missions Dessert & Showcase Fundraiser  Our Youth NY Missions team will be hosting a Dessert and Showcase Fundraiser, Wednesday, July 8th at 7pm. Come join us for some incredible entertainment, delicious desserts, and to hear about what our youth and college studets will be doing in inner city New York with school aged children there. See how the Lord might lead you to be involved!



Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 3.12.37 PMThis week our Sunday Sermon “The One God Opposes” – This sermon will continue to focus on the humility of Christ found in Philippians 2:3-11.  In this passage we will look at the glorious “declension” of Christ as he humbled himself to die for our sins. Paul says, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”


Spurgeon“Pride Cannot Live Beneath the Cross”, by CH Spurgeon  –  “Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart. We need daily to learn of Him. See the Master taking a towel and washing His disciples’ feet! Follower of Christ, will you not humble yourself? If you see Jesus as the Servant of servants, then surely you cannot be proud!… And if you do not lie on your face on the ground before that cross, then you have never seen it: if you are not humbled in the presence of Jesus, then you do not know Him. You were so lost in your sin that nothing could save you but the sacrifice of God’s only begotten Son. Think of that, and as Jesus stooped for you, now then bow yourself in lowliness at His feet. A sense of Christ’s amazing love for us has a greater tendency to humble us than even a consciousness of our own guilt. May the Lord bring us in contemplation to Calvary, then our position will no longer be that of the pompous man of pride, but we will take the humble place of one who loves much because he has been forgiven much. O Christian, pride simply cannot live beneath the cross of Christ.”


Women's Summer Study.Encounters with ChristLadies Summer Tuesday Morning Bible Study  – Our Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study will be starting back up June 30th at 10 am in classroom 113. It will run for 6 weeks through August 4th. We are doing “Encounters with Christ” from the Gospels. No book, other than the Bible will be needed!  Each week a different Surfside Lady will be teaching on an encounter a person in the Gospels has with Jesus and then they will share their own personal encounter with Christ and how he has changed their life.





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