This coming Lord’s Day it will be our great joy to have Matthew Elliott, our Pastoral Assistant for Counseling, preaching for us. As you know, Matthew is not only serving as our counselor, he is also completing his PhD in Pastoral Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. We also anticipate that as he completes his doctoral studies, he will be preparing for licensure and ordination exams in our Presbytery.
As a part of his training and preparation, Matthew has been assisting the Session in the leadership of our worship services, as well as teaching Sunday School. Our Book of Church Order also permits those preparing for ordination to have occasions to preach. We will have just such an occasion this Sunday. Matthew will be preaching a message entitled, “With All Boldness: First Century Encouragement for a Twenty-First Century Church.” His text will be taken from Acts 28:30-31.