Sunday Preview

Equipping Hour

Stewardship

How we can use the gifts we’ve been given to glorify God and bless others.

Teacher: Tarun

Moving On: Beyond forgive & forget

A book study focused on the topic of forgiveness.

Teacher: Brenda Pauken

Youth (7th-12th Grade)

Students from 7th-12th grade can join us as we hang out, chat and continue our new series on the Word of God.

Pre-Teen (4th-6th Grade)

CHildren (Infant-3rd grade)

Using Lifeway’s Gospel Project curriculum, we help our children see the glory of God in the big story of the Bible.

 

Morning

Service - 1o:30am

Theme: Jesus is the Great Bridegroom.
Sermon: The Wedding Party
Scripture: Matthew 9:14-17
Preacher: Mike McKinley
OT Reading: Isaiah 54:1-8
NT Reading: Revelation 21:1-14

 

Evening

we meet for evening service on the 2nd & 4th sundays of the month.

Join us as we sing, pray for the advance of the gospel, and hear from God’s word from the book of Ephesians. Youth and children’s classes meet as well.

We encourage you to use the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month to pursue fellowship & hospitality outside the church walls.

Upcoming Evening Service Schedule:

  • June 23 - Ephesians 4:7-16

  • July 14 - Ephesians 4:17-24

  • July 28 - Ephesians 4:25-32

  • August 11 - Ephesians 5:1-2

  • August 25 - Ephesians 5:3-21


Calendar

July

9   Men’s Reading & Accountability group
9   Women’s Bible Study
12 Sweet Life
16 Youth Event - Tubing at Watermelon Park
16  Women’s Bible Study
19  Youth Social @ Pauken’s
21 Youth Event - Dodgeball
23  Women’s Bible Study
30  Men’s Reading & Accountability group
30  Women’s Bible Study

June

18  Men’s Reading & Accountability group
18  Women’s Bible Study
21  Youth Social @ Glaser’s
23 Fellowship Meal
25  Women’s Bible Study
29 Youth Event - Hike Billy Goat Trail
29 New Sermon Series - Job


Upcoming Events

Summer Women’s Bible Study

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June 18 is the start of our Summer Women’s Bible Study! We will meet Tuesday evenings at 7pm for a six-week inductive study on the book of Jude: Contend for the Faith.

There will be two formats you can choose from for this study:

Precept upon Precept (PUP), which has about 4 to 5 hours of homework per week, and In&Out, which has 1 to 3 hours of homework. Both studies cover the same material, so no matter which you choose, you will be learning from God's Word and will be able to participate in the discussion.

We can order the books for you to purchase, but if the cost is a concern, please let us know! If you would like to join the study, or if you have any questions, please contact Brooke Vuljanic at vuljanic@gmail.com and specify whether you want a PUP ($11.25) or In&Out ($8.75) book.

Fellowship Meal

Our next fellowship meal will take place on Sunday, June 23 and the theme will be "Family Reunion Picnic" — so think fried chicken, potato salad, pies, watermelon, or whatever food you would expect (or like!) at a family reunion. Assuming the weather is nice, please bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, outdoor games, etc. You can sign to bring food and volunteer in the hospitality team by clicking here. Please note: we have a couple of allergies to be aware of: please label your dish if it has cashewspistachios, or vegan dairy substitutes (they are usually made from cashew milk). Also, please do not bring anything with apples or made from apples/apple juice.

Sweet Life

The next Sweet Life will be on Friday, July 12 from 7:30-9:00pm. We will reflect on Philippians 2 and discuss how sweet it is to serve each other with the attitude of Christ. We'll hear an interview from an SPBC lady with a servant's heart, have a sweet time of prayer, and of course some sweet (and savory) treats! Feel free to bring friends. Ladies, look for a sign up in your inbox closer to the event.

Hiking the Billy Goat Trail

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On Saturday morning, June 29, the youth will be hiking the Billy Goat Trail. This is a really fun hike along the Potomac River on the Maryland side. It’s beautiful, challenging, and includes a cool little rock scramble. We’ll leave from the church at 7:30am and hopefully be finished around noon. If you’d like to come along, then please RSVP to Mike Jones by June 26.

New Sermon Series - Job

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On Sunday, June 30th, we’ll begin a 5-week sermon series on the book of Job. Due to the length of the book, we won’t be able to read the whole text in our services. Therefore, we’d encourage you to read the entire book (at least once!) ahead of time. Our hope is that we’d understand the overall message of Job and apply it to our lives. Please be praying that the Lord will speak to us through his Word. The breakdown of the series will be as follows:

1. The Perfect Storm (Job 1-2)
2. The Grace of Lament (Job 3)
3. Fool’s Talk (Job 4-37)
4. The Way of Wisdom (Job 28)
5. Out of the Whirlwind (Job 38-42)

Equipping Classes

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The purpose of these classes is to equip believers for life and ministry. Each class will seek to equip people's heads (i.e. educate our minds), hearts (i.e. fuel our affections for Jesus and other people), and hands (i.e. motivate our wills to obey and serve).

We hope you'll join us for one of our classes this quarter. You can view and sign up for current offerings here. Note that free childcare is provided during these classes.

Men’s Reading & Accountability Group 2019

It’s never too late to join our Men’s Reading and Accountability Group. The purpose of this group is to learn and apply theology to our lives, as well as hold one another accountable in our pursuit of holiness. We meet approximately every 2 weeks on Tuesday mornings from 6:00-7:30am at the church building. If you’d like to be part of this group, then please RSVP to Mike Jones (mikej@sterlingparkbc.org).




Announcements

Examining Ourselves

As we prepare to share the Lord’s Supper together this Sunday, we encourage you to take time this week to examine yourself (1 Cor. 11:28). We look forward to celebrating this meal together!

Nursing Moms Room

Please note that the overflow room is exclusively for nursing moms. If you have any questions then please feel free to speak to one of the staff.

The eDirectory

We hope you’re enjoying using the eDirectory. If you haven’t received an invite yet, check your spam folder for an email called "Welcome to the Sterling Park Baptist Church Directory!" If you still can’t find it, email us at spbc.edirectory@gmail.com and we’ll help fix the problem.

Ways to Give to the Ministry of SPBC

We offer a number of ways that you can support the ministry of Sterling Park Baptist Church. While we are grateful for all forms of financial support, some forms of giving are more cost-effective for us than others. Here are the options for providing financial support in order of preference:

  • Use the bill pay option at your bank to send checks to SPBC on the schedule you choose. This option is free for you and us, does not require that you obtain any routing or account numbers, and allows you to provide regular support during vacations and other times away. For greater security for your donation, please have your bank mail checks to P.O. Box 2743, Sterling, VA  20167.

  • Place cash or checks in the donation boxes at the exits from the main hall. This option is also free, but requires you to play “catch up” when you miss a Sunday.

  • Click here to give online using the bank account option. This is the online option that has the lowest processing fees.

  • Click here to give online using a credit or debit card. This option deducts standard bank card processing fees.

Scripture Memory

With the start of the new year you may want to consider adding regular Scripture memory to your routine! Karen has freshly stocked our Scripture memory books for adults and children.  Children can use the memory books in coordination with Gospel Project for prizes! If you are interested please feel free to email admin@sterlingparkbc.org to purchase your books!

Hospitality Sundays

There is no Evening 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.

Church Hospitality

  1. Service Opportunity: We need to add a few volunteers to our hospitality team to assist with set up and clean up duties for our after-service refreshment time on Sundays. Volunteers will work with a partner in the kitchen about once every six weeks. Contact Lisa Hergenrather (lisa@lsh1.com) for more information.

  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.


Youth

Sunday Morning

This Sunday morning we’ll continue our new series on the Word of God. Can the Bible really help us with our deepest problems? Does it have anything to say about what I should do with my life? Are its commands still relevant to our lives in this modern day and age? Is the Bible really enough? Do I need anything else for salvation or godly living? All these questions concern the sufficiency of Scripture. This is what we’ll be thinking about this Sunday.

Sunday Evening

This Sunday evening we’ll get together to enjoy pizza and apply the morning sermon to our lives.

Games Night @ the Glaser’s

On Friday, June 21 from 6:00-9:00pm we’re going to have a games night at the Glaser’s (1448 Cellar Creek Way, Herndon, VA 20170). Food will be provided! Feel free to invite friends. Please RSVP to Mike Jones by June 17 to make sure we have enough food.

Hiking the Billy Goat Trail

On Saturday morning, June 29, we’ll be hiking the Billy Goat Trail. This is a really fun hike along the Potomac River on the Maryland side. It’s beautiful, challenging, and includes a cool little rock scramble. We’ll leave from the church at 7:30am and hopefully be finished around noon. If you’d like to come along, then please RSVP to Mike Jones by June 26.

Tubing at Watermelon Park

On Tuesday, July 16, we’ll be tubing down the Shenandoah River at Watermelon Park. This is a really relaxing 2/3 hour float down the river. Since the river is so shallow and slow moving, it is very safe for all ages! The cost will be $15. We’ll leave from church around noon and arrive back around 6pm. Bring a swim suit, a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a big bottle of water. Mike Jones will send out an e-invitation soon. Until then, feel free to contact him if you have any questions.

Upcoming Teaching

You can find the upcoming teaching schedule here.

Upcoming Events

You can find the schedule for upcoming events below:

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Outreach

Summer Outreach

There are lots of opportunities this summer for outreach to the local community:

  • Volunteers to help our Spanish-speaking church plant, Iglesia Bautista Hispana Guilford, during their VBS, July 22-26

  • Own a Wednesday from 10-11am to set up and attend the Sterling Elementary Book Mobile

  • Offer to partner with a family in need to work on the food pantry and provide them with groceries while building a relationship. 

To volunteer or ask any questions, contact Karen McKinley at admin@sterlingparkbc.org

AART

This summer’s All Ages Read Together (AART) will meet each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:30-11:00am from June 18—July 18. To help out, please contact Karen McKinley at admin@sterlingparkbc.org

Hope Community Center

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


Missions

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 Seth Wachtel.


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, Fairfax, 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.

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.