October 5-12, 2014

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20

Our Missions week theme this year is ‘Ambassadors for Christ’ based on the above scripture verse. We are excited about this year’s program and our invited speakers.
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Following is the Schedule of Events.

Missions Week Schedule

Sunday October 5

Sunday School – 9:00 AM
Elementary, Junior Senior High, Adults
Meet in Sanctuary
Worship – 10:15 AM
Guest. Speaker: Dr. Herb Ward
Professor of Biblical Studies, Covenant College
All-Church Luncheon – Following Morning Worship
Mission Displays in the Narthex
Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall
Worship – 6:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Dr. Herb Ward

Wednesday October 8

Mission Fundraiser Soup Supper – 6:00 PM
Presentation by the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf

Sunday October 12

Sunday School – 9:00 AM
Elementary: Regular schedule
Junior, Senior High, Adults: Meet in Sanctuary
Worship – 10:15 AM
Guest Speaker: Rev. Bob Myers
Pastor, Covenant PCA, Doylestown, PA
Worship – 6:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Rev. Bob Myers

Our Guest Speakers

Sunday October 5

Dr. Herb Ward

Herb Ward is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (Missouri Presbytery), and currently serves as Professor of Biblical Studies at Covenant College, where he has taught Old Testament and Missions since 2005. He had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home in St. Louis, Missouri, and came to know Christ as a young boy. Herb met his wife Kathy at Wheaton College and they were married after graduation in 1976.
Following law school, they moved to Michigan where he practiced law in Ionia County for seven years. Sensing a call to the ministry, they moved back to St. Louis in 1986 to attend Covenant Seminary where he completed an MDiv and a ThM. Following seminary, the Wards served with Mission to the World from 1990-2000, spending seven of those years in East Africa and South Africa. In 2001, they returned to the States where Herb served as Associate Pastor of Missions at Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church before moving to teach at Covenant College. Herb holds a ThD from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in Old Testament. The Wards have two grown children, Laura and David.

Wednesday, October 8

Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf

The Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf operates three schools on the island of Jamaica. They are residential facilities that allow us to bring in the rural deaf that would otherwise not have access to the gospel of Jesus Christ or to a language, basic education or vocational training.
Vision statement: That none will leave our care without a language, all education, a skill and a personal knowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Mission Statement: The Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf is a ministry that brings the gospel of Jesus Christ to the deaf of Jamaica. Through this ministry we will teach the deaf a language, provide a basic education. Train in vocational areas, mentor and encourage the leaders and promote outreach, community, worship, and continuing education.

Sunday, October 12

Rev. Bob Myers

I attended Westminster Seminary with your pastor, Ken Klett, and we both met our wives in seminary too. Wait until you hear my stories about Ken and Laurie Klett going all the way back to 1985!  The Lord has blessed my wife and I with five children ranging in age from 16-25 years old.
I think being a pastor is the greatest job in the world. I’ve been privileged to serve as a pastor for 26 years, and at Covenant PCA Doylestown, PA since 2002. The highlights for me are the inspiring people of faith I have been able to know and serve alongside, the transformed lives, and the privilege of teaching systematically through the Bible so that people encounter Jesus Christ in each sermon, and then see the Holy Spirit change lives. Missions have become a leading feature that has shaped our congregation and has caused more blessing to flow toward us than from us. This was not always the case, and we experienced a huge shift in our conception of how a local church can participate in missions with a greater sense of partnership. My personal focus for missions has been HIV / AIDS orphan ministryin Zimbabwe, Africa.