Weekly Updates

Weekly Update 01/18/2022
January 18th, 2022
Afternoon,In preparing for Sunday, I read Chris' sermon on Acts 18 over the weekend. I found it to be faithful, clear, persuasive, and applicable. A few hours later, unfortunately, inches of slush ensured that none of us would hear that sermon until this coming Sunday. Do be praying for Chris as he continues to meditate upon Acts 18 and Corinth.We'll also be observing the Lord's Supper together th...
Weekly Update 01/11/2022
January 11th, 2022
Good afternoon,I hope the two weeks we spent in Athens proved to aid your thinking concerning who God is (week 1) and how we might tell others about Him (week 2). If you missed Sunday's sermon on how Paul's evangelism might help to shape our own, you can watch/read that sermon here or, as always, on the South Woods app.Speaking of evangelism, tomorrow night Pastor Phil will introduce Andy Johnson'...
Weekly Update 01/04/2022
January 5th, 2022
Greetings! Happy New Year!With the first Update in 2022, I’m excited about the year ahead. We’ve journeyed through some rather interesting days the past couple of years. Throughout, we’ve seen the Lord’s faithfulness in sustaining us in the faith, enriching worship, teaching us to trust Him, deepening devotion lives, and serving one another. We’ve learned some things the hard way through the adver...
Weekly Update 12/28/2021
December 29th, 2021
Greetings!2022 is upon us! I’m so thankful for the last Sunday of the year’s time of worship. We sang, prayed, confessed sins, confessed our faith together, and heard an exceptional exposition from the Word. Pastor Chris expounded a difficult text, that of the killing of the baby boys around Bethlehem by a raging, maniacal Herod. Yet throughout, as Chris helped us to see, even in the tragedies abo...
Weekly Update 12/21/2021
December 28th, 2021
Good afternoon,What a joy Sunday was, considering Immanuel––God with us––through song, sermon, and Scripture readings. If you missed Sunday's sermon from Matthew 1:18–25, you can watch or read that here: (God With Us, Matthew 1:18-25)Thank you to Jim, Nancy, the choir, children's choir, parents of the children's choir, sound geniuses, and instrumentalists for helping us to consider Christ Sunday n...
Weekly Update 12/14/2021
December 17th, 2021
Greetings!We had a beautiful day to worship on Sunday. Those attending got a look at the new carpet and new paint in our worship area. They’re still working on the trim but the bright look is certainly welcomed.I love to help believers see how important their time in God’s Word is for the whole of their Christian lives. On Sunday, we spent time considering the example of the Bereans who welcomed t...
Weekly Update 12/07/2021
December 8th, 2021
Greetings!We’re thankful for the opportunity to see our facility improvements continue in rapid pace! The auditorium is being painted and re-carpeted today. Sheetrock is going up in the expansion as brickwork goes on outside. The fellowship hall area has several different subcontractors plying their skills to get that area ready for us to use. Thank you for your faithfulness in contributing toward...
Weekly Update 11/30/2021
December 1st, 2021
Good afternoon,I pray you were as encouraged, and challenged, by Acts 16 as I was. To think that we've been delivered into a kingdom that enables us to rejoice in the midst of suffering, to love those who cause suffering, to wash the wounds of those we've hurt, and to leverage what we have for the good of others, the King of that kingdom must save in seismic ways. And He does.If you missed Sunday'...
Weekly Update 11/23/2021
November 23rd, 2021
Greetings!It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us! This year has moved along quickly. We look forward to gathering around the table on Thursday for a wonderful meal, giving thanks for the Lord’s mercies shown so abundantly to us. I hope that you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!That means, of course, that Christmas is right around the corner. With it, we have two special opport...
Weekly Update 11/16/2021
November 17th, 2021
Greeting!What a beautiful fall we’re having! It’s hard to remember a time when we’ve enjoyed such magnificent colors in the fall panorama. The seasons reflect the beauty and glory of God. They remind us of how things change until we reach the changeless glory of eternity. May we worship Him who gave us this beauty to enjoy and to remind us of His majesty in creation.The ladies meet tomorrow night ...