Sunday Preview

Pre-Service

Equipping Class - 9:30am

Parenting - Identity (Part 1)
The Storytelling God - Viewer Discretion Advised
Doctrine & Devotion - People Problems

Youth Group

7th-12th graders will be in room 132, looking at the theme of the main service through the lens of the OT or NT reading of the week.

Pre-Teen

4th-6th graders will be going over Gospel project material.

 

Morning

Service - 1o:30am

Theme: Jesus brings light to a dark world.
Sermon: The Early Ministry
Scripture: Matthew 4:12-25
Speaker: Mike McKinley
OT Reading: Isaiah 42:1-9
NT Reading: John 8:12-20

 

Evening

Evening Service - 6:00pm

Join us this Sunday evening as we Skype with David Snyder and get an update on the work in Gostivar.

Youth (7th-12th)

7th-12th graders, hang out with us as we play games, eat pizza, and reflect on the sermon from the morning service on Matthew 4:12-25.

Pre-Teen (4th-6th)


4th-6th graders, hang out with us as we eat pizza and spend time reflecting on the sermon from the morning service on Matthew 4:12-25.


Calendar

October

20     New Member's’ Class
24     Mid-Week Women's Bible study
25     Expositional Preaching Workshop
30     Men's Reading & Accountability Group
31      Mid-Week Women's Bible study

November

1-10    South Africa Missions Trip
4        Lord’s Supper
7      Mid-Week Women's Bible study
8       Expositional Preaching Workshop
13      Men's Reading & Accountability Group
14      Living Out LOCAL Course
16/17 Men’s Retreat
18      Members’ Meeting
21    Mid-Week Women's Bible study
28     Mid-Week Women's Bible study


Upcoming Events

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Gentlemen! Register now for the 2018 Men's Retreat on Nov 16-17 at Pine Creek Retreat Center. This year, we have Ed Shaw flying in from the UK to teach us from God's word. The title of this year’s retreat is The Intimacy Deficit. Our God teaches us that intimacy = a sense of oneness, of feeling at home, with God, ourselves and others. Our society tells us that intimacy = sex. Listening too much to the world around us means we’re all experiencing an intimacy deficit that we need God’s help to meet. We’re really excited about what Ed has to say to us from God’s Word. The cost is $55 per person and you can register here. The final day to register is October 31, however, it’ll GREATLY serve the staff if you register sooner!

Equipping Classes

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The purpose of our Equipping Classes is to equip believers for life and ministry. We have 3 great Equipping Classes to choose from (see below), which you can sign up for here. Note that free childcare is provided during these classes. Hope to see you there!

  1. The Storytelling God - How TV and Movies Echo God’s Big Story

  2. Parenting - How to Faithfully Navigate Parenthood by Being Rooted in the Gospel.

  3. Doctrine & Devotion - Deep Thinking and Holy Living from the 1689 London Baptist Confession.

Living Out LOCAL Course

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Living Out is a UK-based ministry that aims to help churches understand how we can better help those who experience same-sex attraction to stay faithful to Biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time. They are running their LOCAL course at Del Rey Baptist Church on Wednesday, November 14 from 10am—4:30pm. Although this course is primarily aimed at those in church leadership (elders, deacons, youth leaders, etc.), it will be very helpful to any church member. Our Men’s Retreat speaker, Ed Shaw, and Sam Allberry (author of “Is God Anti-Gay?) are going to be teaching at this event and it promises to be an excellent day. Cost is $20 per person, which includes tea and coffee at breaks. Please bring your own lunch or there are plenty of places close by where food can be purchased. For more info or to register click here.


Announcements

A New and Easier Way to Give

In the busyness of life, it's easy to forget your checkbook when coming to church. When this happens regularly, giving becomes sporadic and you can find yourself always playing catch up. If you can relate to this frustration, then we've got good news for you: online giving is now available! We've made it much easier for you to give to the work of ministry. Simply click here, where you can make one-time or regular donations to SPBC. We encourage you to use the bank account option whenever possible to help us save on processing fees.

Local Outreach This Fall

If you attended the Local Outreach meeting this past Sunday and want to sign up to serve this Fall, you can do so here. If you are interested in running an after school club for Sterling Elementary, make sure to let Karen know as soon as possible and take a look at your calendars and sign up on that previous link!

Church Hospitality

1. We need volunteers! If you can commit to helping just once every 5 or 6 weeks by bringing food, doing set up, monitoring tables, or helping with clean up, please fill out this form and drop it off at the church office.
2. The children’s table for Sunday refreshments is designated for children up to age 12. Teenagers may use the adult table.
3. If you need to borrow things (tablecloths, coffee pot, water dispensers) that are typically used for Sunday refreshments, you are welcome to do so, but please remember to return them to the kitchen for use on Sunday.
4. Our next fellowship meal is scheduled for September 23rd . We need a few helping hands to make this time of fellowship run smoothly. If you can help with setting up, cleaning up, receiving food, making beverages, etc., please contact Lisa Hergenrather (lisa@lsh1.com). Training is available, and the only requirement is a willing heart.

Changes to Sunday Evenings

We are taking a break from the Sunday PM service on the first Sundays of the month. The main purpose is to encourage and free up the afternoon/evening for hospitality and fellowship with one another outside the church building. What could that look like? 

  • Have members and/or visitors over for lunch to enjoy one another and discuss the day's sermon.

  • Attend one of our student's sporting events and grab a bite to eat afterwards as church family.

  • Invite church members over along with unbelieving neighbors for an evening of food and fellowship.

  • Invite people to go out for an evening stroll followed by some ice cream.

The possibilities are many. The point is, we'd love to begin thinking more intentionally about spending time together with each other and unbelievers for the sake of the gospel. So think and pray about what those particular Sunday afternoons and evenings could look like for you.


Youth

Mark Your Calender!

OCTOBER

26        Corn Maze (Temple Hall Farms)

November

16/17    Men’s Retreat (High School Guys)

Sign Up to Be a PrayPal

In order to better serve and care for our youth, we are in need of volunteers to pray for our students regularly. Participating in PrayPal means volunteering to be assigned one student from the youth group who you will commit to (1) praying for regularly and (2) pursuing relationally. That could be something as simple as making it a point to say "hey" to them on Sundays and praying for them during the week. If you are interested in becoming a PrayPal email David at david@sterlingparkbc.org.


Outreach

International Friends

International Friends is a college outreach to international students on the NOVA Loudoun campus. There are three main ways that people you can serve. First, there is Conversation Cafe, where you can meet with students to build relationships and help them learn English. Second, through monthly dinners where we can continue to build relationships with students. Third, if relationships are going well we can potentially have Bible studies with students.

Hope Community Center

Ayman and Mary Lolas run the Hope Community Center (HCC) which aims to reach Arabs for Christ. We are extremely excited about this ministry and want to extend opportunities two opportunities to serve: a Conversation English Classes and a Women's Meeting. If you are interested in serving you can email Ayman.

AART Program

All Ages Reading Together (AART) is a pre-school program that helps kids with reading and speaking. We housed the program this summer and it was a great success. We will be housing it again this fall. More information on how to volunteer will be made available soon.

After School Program (Sterling Elementary)

We are hoping to be able to provide some after school programs for at least some portion of the school year. If you have any specific skills that you could turn into a class (Jump Rope, Sports, Art, etc.) for an hour would be great. More information will be available soon. For now, if you are interested you can email Karen McKinley.


Missions

South Africa Trip, 2018

November 1-10 we are sending a team of four to visit our dear friends and missionaries the Mfusi's. David Nicotra, Josh Lowder, Rebecca Turner, and Sam Potter will be going. Pray for them as they prepare for the trip.

Other Missions Opportunities

Because our church is a part of the Radstock Network we have many connections with churches all over the world. If you are interested in taking a missions trip to any of our partner churches or are interested in having conversations about going to a foreign culture for the short or long term feel free to reach out to David Nicotra.

Gostivar Trip, 2019

We are planning on sending another team to visit the team in Gostivar again next year, probably in the May/June time frame. Ask the Lord whether or not he might be calling you to go and encourage our missionaries!


General Info


Biblical Counseling

Biblical counseling is a vital ministry that is provided by our church. Recognizing that we are sinners living in a broken world, we see biblical counseling as a normal (and often necessary) part of the Christian life. For more information, please go to our church website or email Brenda at brenda@sterlingparkbc.org to book an appointment. 

Parking Spaces

Since we fill up every Sunday morning, it'd be great if we could leave the parking spaces closest to the building available for those who are visitors or for families with small children. A small but great way to serve others!

Small Groups

Small groups are a fantastic way to get to know people, serve others, support one another and grow as a Christian. We would encourage all of our members to seriously consider joining a small group in Ashburn, Herndon, or Sterling. For more information, please contact Mike Jones. 

Sermon Audio

Our morning and evening sermons are posted every Monday on our church website and our iTunes Podcast.

Office Closed on Fridays and Saturdays

Please note that the church office is typically closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Membership Directories

The membership directory is a helpful tool for communication, prayer and fellowship. On the week after our regular members' business meetings, the directory is updated, printed and made available for members. If you would like to have one, please ask a staff member. For questions, contact information updates or corrections, contact Mike Jones.

Looking for Ways to Serve SPBC?

At SPBC we have various ministries (e.g. music, ushering/greeting, A/V, children's ministry, youth ministry, hospitality). Thus, there are many ways to serve! If you are looking for practical ways to serve the congregation, please contact Mike Jones.

SPBC Exchange Group

If you would like to join the buy/sell SPBC Exchange group on Facebook, please contact Emily Borkholder and she would be more than happy to add you. Current members of the group are also welcome to add people who have been added to the church's membership.

Lost & Found

Have you lost any items at the church building? Check out the Lost & Found box in the church office by the water cooler.