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Fifteen Weeks

This Sunday it will have been 15 weeks since our church family last gathered together to worship Jesus here at Five Forks.    This Sunday we are so glad to be able to resume our in-person gatherings.  Those of us on staff have been looking forward to seeing all of you again, and we are also looking forward to the start of Pastor Shaun’s six-week sermon series titled What’s In a Name?
Did you know that God has a name?  And it’s not God.  Over the next six weeks we want to take a look at God’s name in the Bible.  His personal name, how He is described, what He is called.   These things tell us what He is like.
Here’s some of our Scripture text for this series:  Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him (Moses) and proclaimed his name, the LORD.  And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God,…” 
The LORD goes on to tell us more, in fact, Jewish scholars have identified 13 attributes of God’s character in the entirety of the passage we will be looking at.  We’ll be studying 5 of them over the course of the next 6 weeks.
Here is a BULLETIN  for those of you who will be watching the live stream.
 If you didn’t have a chance to read the article that came out this past Monday – Together Again  – please make sure you read it before you come.  Even if you have read it, it might not be bad to review it again.
What things are most important?
  • Worship Jesus wholeheartedly!
  • However, please remain at home if you do not feel well or have been around someone that is not well.
  • Please wear a mask (except for health reasons) as you enter and when you leave.
  • Please practice physical distancing at all times.
  • Don’t forget that there are just 2 services, and the Modern Service has a different time slot (10:30am).
  • If the Auditorium reaches seating capacity (Approx.200), we will send the overflow to the Chapel where the Auditorium service will be simulcast. If the Chapel reaches capacity (Approx. 50), we will send the overflow into the gym, where the Auditorium service will be simulcast.
  • We will be live streaming both services!
In addition to these, there is other important information found in this document as well.   Earlier in the week we invited those in our church family to send any questions surrounding the re-gathering our way…so far we have not received any.     It’s hard to imagine that we explained everything so thoroughly that there were no questions left to ask, but we realize that we’re all trying to find our way with this new environment, and expect that we will all work well together as we gather this Sunday morning.
Prior to the morning message, we will worship God through songs of worship and praise:
“Great things He has taught us, great things He has done, and great our rejoicing through Jesus, the Son.”
“Let every kindred, every tribe, on this terresital ball, to Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all!”
“Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children, in His arms He carries them all day long…Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Tell of His excellent greatness, praise Him, praise Him, ever in joyful song.”
“There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth…it sounds like music in mine ear, the sweetest name on earth.”
“I was lost, now I’m found by the Father, I’ve been changed from a ruin to treasure.  I’ve been given a hope and a future, I’ve been blessed beyond all measure.”
“I am chosen, not forsaken, I am who You say I am.  You are for me, not against me, I am who You say I am.”
“Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide…strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow…blessings all mine with ten thousand besides.”
I want to be close to Your side, so heaven is real and death is a lie.  I want to hear voices of angels above, singing as one:  Hallelujah…holy, holy…God Almighty, the great I AM.  Who is worthy?  None beside Thee, God Almighty, the great I AM.
One last thingwe’ve had a number of requests just this week from people in our church and community who are in need of transportation to and from medical appointments.   One of them is for a female in our congregation who needs transportation to Chambersburg this coming Tuesday morning.  If this is something you might feel led to volunteer for, please contact the church office ( Thank you!