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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.

I LIKE TO HEAR YOU SING!

The Scriptures teach Christians to sing as part of our worship to God (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16). Notice closely that these passages suggest that all of us should sing. The words say: “. . . teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.” The expression “one another” requires that all of us sing; worship is not a solo performance in which a few sing and others listen.

So, I like to hear you sing.  Not because your voice is musically beautiful, or precisely on key (some of us can’t carry a tune very well), but because I like to hear you “teach and admonish me” through the songs, hymns, and spiritual songs that we sing. Your voices sometimes remind me of the life, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus. They sometimes remind me that I need to press on toward “higher ground.” They sometimes teach me that we need to “love one another.” They remind me that souls are lost and we must “let the lower lights be burning” so that those who have made shipwreck of their lives may see our light and be res-cued.  And in my complacency, they urge me to be revived, that my spirit needs to be restored. 

Some Christians do not seem to have caught the vision of how our singing can impact fellow Christians. Over the years, as I have sat in the audience with other Christians, I cannot help but observe a number of people who do not sing at all - - here one is chewing gum too busily to sing, there another reads the bulletin, so cannot sing. To use James’ expression, “My brethren, these things ought not to be so.” (James 3:10)

But why would anyone not sing? Perhaps they feel they are not musically inclined, forgetting that musical excellence is not the point at all. James said that if anyone is happy, “let him sing.” (James 5:13) Maybe the non-singers are unhappy. One song says, “Let those refuse to sing who never knew our Lord . . .” Of course these have no reason to sing praises to God, nor do Christians who feel no gratitude to God, no reverence for our Creator, Redeemer, and Judge. In the words of still another hymn, “Come we that love the Lord and let our joys be known.”

Earle H. West, 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

 


Remember, the first evangelism meeting is Wednesday,
August 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

If you are interested in being a part of the evangelism ministry and plan to be at the meeting, please let me know. If you plan on being a part of the ministry, but are away that day (e.g., va-cation), let me know that as well so that we (you and I) can plan to get you up to speed on another date!

If you have any questions or wish to know more about this ministry, please feel free to contact me at 301-906-5655 or at
harryscott1100@aol.com. We will meet at the church for 30 minutes at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Harry Scott Cameron

 

 QUESTION & ANSWER

Question and Answer Session will be held August 31st during the evening worship service.

If you have any Bible questions, please submit them to Bro. Floyd Williamson BY August 24 or leave in the Suggestion Box.

 

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.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!
Annual Teacher’s Appreciation Dinner
Saturday, September 27, 5:00 - 7:00PM

For all Bible Class Teachers (as well as Bible Bowl & VBS teachers) , please plan on attending a dinner in your honor on Saturday,
September 27 at 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

We appreciate all that you do and hope you will come join us for a festive dinner and program in your honor.

For more information or to help volunteer for this
special dinner, please contact the church office at
office@silverspringcofc.org or 301 585-8727

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, August 30, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM . 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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