Bulletin

June 16, 2024

Announcements

GCC Spotify Channel 
Our church loves to sing the truths of Scripture!  Now you can hear the songs we sing on Sunday via our church Spotify channel.  Share it with friends and family!

Children’s Classes
We currently provide nursery care (0-24 months) and a  preschool class (2 years - kindergarten)  during the 10am worship gathering.  Ages 2 years - kindergarten will begin in the sanctuary and may be dismissed at the beginning of the sermon to go to their class.  (Your kids are welcome to stay with you if you'd prefer.) Every three Sundays we plan to have a Family Worship Sunday, where the preschool class will stay in the sanctuary with their parents. Children can be checked in at the KidsQuest kiosk in the lobby.  A Geist Children's Bulletin is available for children staying in the sanctuary designed to help them follow along and participate in various aspects of the corporate worship gathering.

Core Courses
Core Courses are at 9AM on Sundays.
  • Ecclesiastes:  Our lives are short, but are they pointless?
  • Digging Deeper:  Studying the Scripture being preached Sunday

Financial Update —April 2024 YTD
You can give by placing a check or cash in the white offering box just inside the main entrance, or online at geist.org/give.
Giving - $87,836
Expenses - $60,276
Budget - $76,405

UPCOMING EVENTS
(For more info on any of these events checkout the Events Page)

Traditions at Brookside  
Thursday | June 13 | 10:30am-11:00am | Traditions at Brookside
Each week we go to the assisted living facility and hold a 30-minute chapel service for the residents.  Feel free to join us as we sing and share of our Lord through His Word!

Men's Breakfast & Book Discussion
Saruyday | June 22 | 8:30am-10:00am | GCC Resource Room
Men of all ages are welcome to join us for breakfast as we discuss the second chapter of Begg and Ferguson's book "Name Above All Names."  Even if you haven't read the book, come and enjoy the fellowship while hearing how the Lord has used this book in the lives of other men.

60+ Lunch Group
NOTE: Our lunch group will not be meeting this month. Stay tuned for information on the next upcoming gathering. Contact Sharon Rager or Sandy Howell for more information.

Service Opportunities
Geist Kids:  Contact Linda Woodhouse at lindawoo57@gmail.com
Audio/Visual:  Contact John Dennert at j.dennert@sbcglobal.net
Music:  Contact Dustin Phillips at dustin.phillips.it@gmail.com or Sally Harvey at officeadmin@geist.org

GCC Social
Want to be in touch with others in our congregation?  Sign up for GCC Social.  If you have not signed up and would like to be added, please email Sally Harvey at officeadmin@geist.org.

Sermon Discussion Questions
1.  The people of Jericho had heard of the mighty acts ofGod. What was their response to God's activity in the world? Rahab rightly identifies Israel's God as the "God of the heavens and earth (Joshua 2:11; cf. Deut. 4:39). How should we respond to the activity of God in the earth?
2.  Rahab's story in Joshua 2 demonstrates that God's mercy can be shown to anyone, that God can bring salvation to those we may be tempted to think are "too far gone." Who are you tempted to think is too sinful to receive God's grace and mercy? How can you pray for them and share the hope of mercy and rescue in Jesus Christ with them?
3.  James 2 indicates that Rahab is an example of justifying faith. How do her actions demonstrate faith in God? What are some ways that you can exhibit a similar kind of courageous faith that demonstrates your faith is working?

Service Order

8:40 - Prayer
Meets in Classroom 1

9:00 - Core Courses
  • Ecclesiastes:  Our lives are short, but are they pointless?
  • Digging Deeper:  Studying the Scripture being preached Sunday

10:00 - Worship Gathering
Welcome
Congregational Singing
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
A Mighty Fortress
His Mercy is More
Scripture Reading —James 2:14-26
 Pastoral Prayer
– Castleton Community Church (Pastor Tommy Johnson)
–  Supported Workers:  Scott & Sharon Gilbertson
Sermon 
 Joshua 2:1-24  — Pastor David
Congregational Singing
Only a Holy God
All I Have is Christ
Closing

Next Sunday's Sermon:  Joshua 3:1-17  — Pastor David