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Why should I go to church?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in FAQ, Worship | Comments Off on Why should I go to church?

While God calls us to worship Him in private and in families, He also calls us to worship Him corporately on the Lord’s Day. The fact that our Sunday morning worship is corporate has a few implications. – The congregation participates as a body. Thus, we use some forms like hymns and written prayers and responses for the congregation to say together, as well as extemporaneous prayer led by the pastor, to which the congregation assents by saying “amen.” – Our gathering is inclusive of the whole covenant community. It...

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Why do you worship as you do?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in FAQ, Worship | Comments Off on Why do you worship as you do?

Why do you worship as you do?

All true worship must be regulated by Scripture . This means that we worship according to the Bible: “the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by Himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation, or any other way not prescribed in the holy Scripture.” Westminster Confession of Faith 21.1 God, not us, decides and reveals what is pleasing to Him. He calls us to worship and to worship...

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What can I expect on Sunday?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in FAQ, Worship | Comments Off on What can I expect on Sunday?

We gather together on Sunday, the Lord’s Day, at 602 Meyer Road, Wentzville 63385. All are welcome to join us for this gathering and to stay for as much of the day as you would like. We meet downstairs, but there is a chair lift for those who have difficulty with stairs. The bulletins that guide us through the worship service are on the back table, but we will probably hand one to you before you get a chance to pick it up. We begin at 11am with weekly announcements and then take a brief time of silence to collect our thoughts and prepare for...

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Front Row Seats!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on Front Row Seats!

Here are some of Charlie Zahm’s greatest fans all gathered to hear him play at his closing concert on Saturday evening. They were certainly not disappointed, and Charlie gave a stellar performance to conclude the 2016 Men’s Advance. Charlie performed several Scottish and American ballads, a couple of sing-alongs, and even a few sea-chanties. But my favorites, by far, were some of his old standards, his rendition of “Shenandoah” and a rousing “The Blacksmith of Brandywine.” I believe we had upwards of...

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Charlie Zahm in Concert!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on Charlie Zahm in Concert!

Please join us on Saturday evening, April 16th, following the Men’s Advance conference, for a rousing concert designed for the whole family (7:00-8:30 pm). Mr. Charlie Zahm will entertain us with Scottish ballads, Early American folksongs, and some of his latest musical compositions. Who is Charlie Zahm? Charlie is one of the most popular solo artists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime and Early American music events anywhere east of the Mississippi (and for that matter, West of the Mississippi too). With his rich baritone voice and...

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Dr. Joe Morecraft

Posted by on Mar 12, 2016 in Men's Advance | Comments Off on Dr. Joe Morecraft

Conference Registration is now open—both online and by mail! The Men’s Advance is coming-up in just five weeks (April 15-16, 2016)! We have the special privilege of having Dr. Joseph Morecraft as our key speaker. He is an experienced pastor–having served in Presbyterian churches for over forty years! Here is a brief bio… Dr. Joseph Morecraft, III is the pastor of Heritage Presbyterian Church (RPC, Hanover Presbytery) in Cumming, Georgia. He has written a comprehensive exposition on the Westminster Larger Catechism...

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Why Study Reformation Theology?

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Men's Advance | Comments Off on Why Study Reformation Theology?

Conference registration is now open—online and by mail!  Our 10th annual Men’s Advance is rapidly approaching–scheduled for Friday and Saturday (April 15-16, 2016). At this conference we will emphasize the importance for Christian men to understand and embrace the essential elements of Reformation theology. Simply stated, we see the Reformation as a Spirit-led recovery of the gospel as it was taught by Jesus and the Apostles. Consider the thesis put forward by the well-regarded Reformation scholar, Dr. Timothy George; he...

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Preparing for Easter

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on Preparing for Easter

Easter Sunday comes up very early this year (on Sunday, March 27). In my own personal preparation for this important day I like to reflect upon the person and work of Jesus Christ. Here is fine quote on these subjects from the late Prof. John Murray who taught Systematic Theology for many years at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. “Our sins have separated us from God and we can know the dismal emptiness of being without God and without hope in the world…But there was only one, and there will not need to be another, who...

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Save the Date!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Men's Advance | Comments Off on Save the Date!

  Be sure to save the dates of April 15-16, 2016. Get your tax returns done early, you won’t want to miss this important conference! The Men’s Advance has been moved from a February time frame (just too much snow and ice!) to the warmer Springtime weather of April 15-16, 2016. Our theme for this year is “The Ongoing Validity of Reformation Theology.” It has been nearly 500 years since the life-changing events of the Protestant Reformation (1517-1650). Join Dr. Joseph Morecraft and Dr. Marcus Serven as they introduce...

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Officer Training

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Events | Comments Off on Officer Training

Over the course of the past few months, I have had the privilege of working with five men from our congregation who have been nominated for church office. These five men–Marc Houghton, Joe Saffa, Tim Heger, Peter Bringe, and Cody Winton–have been busily studying the Westminster Confession of Faith and the OPC’s Book of Church Order. Once we are done with our training classes, our borrowed elder, Mr. Bruce Stahl, and myself will closely examine them and certify their eligibility as candidates for office. Then we’ll hold...

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