What is the Silver Spring Church of Christ?

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A better question would be who is the Silver Spring Church of Christ? We are a body of people who believe that Jesus Christ is Lord -- meaning that God lived on earth in the form of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus Christ taught us how to live, died for our sins, rose from the dead (to demonstrate that He really was God) and now sits at the right hand of the Father.

Our congregation consists of people from every race, of many languages and nationalities (about 25 nations represented on a typical Sunday morning!), of all ages, educational levels, marital statuses, and economic levels.

We are all sinners who have thrown ourselves on the grace of God, and we live with a joy and peace because God graciously forgives. God's Holy Spirit lives in us, and changes us from what we should otherwise be without Him.

Thank God and Praise Him

 Let me share something which touched me very much in a positive way. Most, if not all, of you know we ask visitors to fill out attendance cards. This information allows us to write them a thank you note and urge them to come back again. It also asks for their impressions of this congre-gation. Recently, actually a couple of months ago, I was given two cards with comments about their observation of the Silver Spring Church of Christ. One was from a lady and the other was from a gentleman and I believe they were both first time visitors. Read on please.

The first question is "What did you notice first? One said, "Friendly congregation." The other said, "We are a family. You make all feel welcome in God's name." Wow! The second question is "What did you like best? One answered, "Great singing Good fellowship." The other commented, Sunday worship and Bible study-teaching from the minister." Double wow! Finally the third question on the response card asks, "What did you like least? One said, "All good." The other person replied, "There was not anything I did not like." Need I say it? Triple wow!

Isn't it wonderful that two visitors had these observations and impressions of our congregation! Oh I know and you know also that we are not perfect but it is still encouraging to hear these compliments. Hopefully we shall be motivated to continue to smile, greet, and say encouraging things not just to our friends and fellow Christians but especially to our weekly visitors. Listen to the Apostle Paul's advice all from Romans 12: "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love." Verse 10, "Honor one another above yourselves." Verse 10 also. "Live in harmony with one another." Verse 16. "Live at peace with everyone." Verse 18.Finally the chapter ends with this advice, "Do not be overcome by evil, but over-come evil with good." Verse 21.

The great Apostle Paul urges in Chapter 15 and verses 1 and 5, "We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves." Then in verse 5, "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus." Our shared prayer should be that this con-gregation at Silver Spring, Maryland will be attuned to these passages and always reflect the life and attitudes of Jesus Christ. Then the influence will be good and favorable in reflecting our Lord Jesus in our own lives and words and actions. Yes it is nice to receive positive and nice comments on visitors' cards but can you and I imagine what it will be like to hear Him say to us, "Well done good and faithful servant." Mat-thew 25:21.

Thank you, my fellow Christians here at Silver Spring Church of Christ. Keep up the good work. Praise the Lord!

Mike Anglin, Elder, Silver Spring Church of Christ



"He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker,
But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him."

Proverbs 14:31

 

Vacation Bible School
Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25
6:00 - 9:00 PM Nightly
Saturday, JULY 26 ….VBS FUN DAY!!!
Noon - 6 PM

 

Dr. Jason Moore will be here July 20, 2014; he will give a report on the Panama mission (Mission Clinic International) in the auditorium during the English Bible class hour, and will preach for the Hispanic congregation at their worship hour. 

 

Shepherd's Table
Saturday, July 5, 2014 At 5:40 PM

Every first Saturday of the month a team from Silver Spring Church serves dinner to he homeless at Progress Place, 8210 Colonial Lane, Silver Spring (at the end of Silver Spring Avenue). Our group is responsible for the 6:00 - 8:00 PM time slot. If you would like to join the team, speak to Paula Martin. The team must be there no later than 5:40 to receive instructions. Dinner service, we need to stay &help clean up until our shift ends at 8:00. Volunteers are asked to contact Paula Martin by Friday.

 

LAWNSBERRY DEVOTIONAL
Residential care home
9515 Lawnsberry Terrace, Silver Spring, MD
Every Sunday at 3:00 PM


If you would like to cheer and spiritually uplift the elderly, consider helping the teams that visit with the residents at this neighborhood location:

  •  Residential care home
    9515 Lawnsberry Terrace,
    every Sunday at 3:00 PM

TThe residents are delightful and delighted by a warm smile, handshake or hug, hymn singing, and the Word!

ALTHEA WOODLAND NURSING HOME
1000 Daleview Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Every 1ST & 5TH Sunday at 4:00 PM

Come fellowship and give encouragement to residents at Althea Woodland! They love when we visit them and it brings you great joy as you give the gift of love to some of our shut-ins.

Volunteers Needed For
American Red Cross Blood Drive


Volunteers are needed for the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, July 26. If anyone is interested in Helping out with our Annual Blood Drive, please see Paula Amaker or contact her at amakervernon@aol.com

MID-ATLANTIC FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST

For more information about this organization, please select the "Link" option on this website and under the "Church Directories" section click on the hyperlink titled "Mid-Atlantic Fellowship of the Churches of Christ".  Thank you.

"The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, 'The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!'  The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD."

Lamentations 3:22-26

SERMON VIDEO'S
We are happy to announce that the Silver Spring Church website have begun posting sermons to share with family and friends. The video's can now be viewed directly from the "Media"" tab.  The audio from last year's Ladies Day event can also be found under the Media tab, please feel free to take a listen and download the tracks, if you like.  They are in MP3 format.

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