Dover Assembly of God
10.29.2017 | What Is A Pastor?
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  • Dover Assembly of God
    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Jumapili 10:30 AM

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October 29, 2017

WELCOME TO DOVER ASSEMBLY!
We are so glad you have chosen to attend Dover Assembly this morning. It is not by accident that you are here. We believe that God has allowed you to be here so that you might receive all that He has for you. We pray you are blessed as you allow the Lord to work in your life.

THIS WEEK
Today
9:00 am ~ Coffee & Donut Fellowship
9:30 am ~ Sunday School
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
10:30 am ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministries
~ PASTOR APPRECIATION DAY

Wednesday
6:30 pm ~ FAMILY NIGHT

Saturday
8:00 am ~ Men’s Breakfast

UPCOMING EVENTS

COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE
Be sure to be with us on Sun., Nov. 5 as we join with our Spanish service believers and Pastor Luis brings a powerful word from God!

UPCOMING WOMEN’S RETREAT
Just a reminder that we are less than one month from this conference. If you haven’t had a chance to submit your payment, please see Donna for your individual cost. Thank you and get ready for a great blessing!

MEN’S BREAKFAST
The men will be meeting at Dover Valley Restaurant on Sat. Nov 4 at 8:00 am. All men (and boys) are invited. It is also a great time to invite a friend. Please sign up in the lower foyer.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
Remember to set your clocks BACK NEXT Saturday night, Nov. 4. Of course, for all you who tend be just a bit on the late-to-every event list, just leave your clocks alone. That way you will be on time.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
We will begin studying John Bevere’s book / DVD series entitled “Good or God?”. What we think is good might not be what God defines as good. Come and hear what those differences are. Classes begin Wed.,

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
The current bible study (Battlefield of the Mind) has concluded. The ladies will begin another study in the spring. Thank you to all who participated.

BODY NEWS

FALL CHURCH MAINTENANCE
As the seasons change, there are some items around our church that require our attention. All the (now dead) flowers outside need to be removed, the A/C units need to be stored away for the winter, the platform needs to be de-cluttered and the storage sheds need to be organized. We would appreciate any help that you could offer. There is a sign up sheet on the women’s table in the upper foyer. Please indicate which area you are able to give some assistance.

CHRISTMAS DINNER
Yes, that time of the year is fast approaching and we need your help in planning our annual dinner. Please sign up in the lower foyer if you can help in any way.

UPCOMING ELECTIONS
Tuesday, Nov. 7, is election day. Even though this is an off-year election, several judges are on the ballot. There is a list of the judges who are pro-life on the table by the mailboxes. Please take one as you leave today and remember to vote!

James 4:17
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.NLT

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

Birthdays
Nov 2 ~ Bobbie Jo Blanchard
Nov 3 ~ Dick Sweitzer
Nov 4 ~ Pastor Jeff
Nov 21 ~ Marlene Kroft
Nov 22 ~ Lakelyn Wilson
Nov 23 ~ Carl Dobbins
Nov 25 ~ Travis Luckenbaugh

Anniversaries
Nov 7 ~ Jason & Juliet Johnson
Nov 24 ~ Carl & Lois Perry
Nov 25 ~ Keith & Lynette Miller

Last week...

Last week, Pastor Jeff talked about how David accepted God's will that he wouldn't be the one to build a temple.

https://doverassembly.com/sermons/october-22nd-2017

What is a pastor and why should we appreciate them?

Moses could be considered the first pastor in the Bible. His call was directly from God, almost face to face. His flock was large, unruly, arrogant, and stubborn. He had to intercede for them with God many times. They both blessed him and drove him to distraction, but he loved them.
Let’s take a peek behind the scenes. What does scripture say about what a pastor is and does?
“Watching over the flock”
That means people who have pregnant daughters, just learned they have cancer, are facing the death of a love one, can’t break out of an addiction, are criticizing your ministry…..
Wow! Self controlled, upright, holy and disciplined?? That’s a tall order, isn’t it?
Do you understand that Christ gave us our Pastors?

And for what...?

To equip us for works of service…to build the body….so we reach unity…
PASTORS ARE CALLED TO BE...
~ Shepherds of the church
~ Above reproach
~ Faithful to their wives and family
~ Blameless
~ Self Controlled
~ Disciplined
~ Servants
What are the rewards then of being a pastor?
~ Jesus promised to build the church, and bless it.
What are the rewards then of being a pastor?
~ There is joy in investing in a specific group of believers.
What are the rewards then of being a pastor?
~ You get to bring a group of people into spiritual maturity.
What are the rewards then of being a pastor?
~ The pastorate embraces all of life. You get to participate with families in all stages of their lives, from birth to death

~ You feel loved, appreciated, and trusted. You know your people pray for you and care about you.

~ There is great joy in doing what God called you to do.
Why should we appreciate pastors?
1. Because our Pastors were selected by none other than God Himself. That alone should make us appreciate him.

2. Because our Pastors carries burdens that you know nothing about. Trust me; you don’t know the half of it! Aside from wearing far more hats than he should, he also carries the burdens of the entire congregation.

3. Because our Pastor has many of the same struggles that we have at work, at home, in relationships, financially, and so on. The difference is that there are very, very few people that our pastor can go to just to share these struggles.

4. Because he puts up with our criticism, complaints, and wacky ideas for ministries. Like any of us, Pastors need to hear the good more than the bad, but that’s rarely the case.

5. Because our Pastor needs to know we are with him. Whether you are a staff member or not, giving your support through appreciation is critical to your Pastor.
Take a moment before you leave today and thank Pastor’s Jeff, Keith and Luis and their wives.

We are blessed to have such a great ministry team!

Thank you for joining us!

If you haven't already, be sure to check out our website and follow us on social media @doverassembly! Have a great week!

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