Dover Assembly of God
7.29.2018 | Be Strong & Courageous
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  • Dover Assembly of God
    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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    Sunday 10:30 AM


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This Week's Bulletin
July 29, 2018
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.

9:00 am ~ Coffee & Donut Fellowship
9:30 am ~ Sunday School
10:30 am ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministries
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
Pray for Pastor Jeff, Anna & family as they return today!
1:00 pm ~ Spanish Service

6:30 pm ~ FAMILY NIGHT!

6:30 pm ~ Men’s Dinner @ Infinito’s


Men's Dinner
The guys will be going to Infinito’s Pizzaon Route 30, Thurs. evening Aug. 2 at 6:30. This is always a great time of fellowship. We would love all the men to join us and to bring as many friends as possible! Please sign up in the lower foyer.

Men's Conference
Attention all men of Dover. Mark your calendars for the upcoming conference on Oct 19-20 to be held at Trinity Life A/G in Baltimore. It is always a tremendous outpouring of God’s spirit upon hundreds of men. Sign up in the lower foyer.

Fearless Youth Conference
A one-day youth conference will be held in Christian Life A/G on Saturday, Sept 8. It begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. The cost is only $25 per student and promises to be an awesome experience for all who attend. Please sign up in the lower foyer.

Women of Purpose
Women of Purpose Women’s Ministries – upcoming events:
~ Fri., Aug. 10, 6:00 p.m. ~ Summer Reading Club, Sensible Shoes; for those of us reading the summer book, we will meet on Aug. 10 for dinner and discussion of the book. Anna will email you regarding details for that evening.
~ Fri., Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. ~ Summer Refresher at Darlene Osborn’s house! All ladies are invited! A night of fellowship and desserts. Sign up in the upper foyer
~ Fall Bible Study ~ all ladies are invited to Part 1 of our Fall Bible Study. We will be studying the book, Finding Healingfor nine (9) weeks beginning Mon., Sept. 10 through Mon., Nov. 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs church fellowship room. Part 2 of the study will be in the Spring March 4 – April 29. Please sign up in the upper foyer. Books are $8.00 per book.

Ministry Opportunities
We will be collecting back packs over the next few weeks to donate to Dover Elementary School / please place in the bucket in the upper foyer (we will not be filling the backpacks this year)

Dover School District is in need of 'packers' for their weekend food program. This would require 4 volunteers to go to New Hope in Dillsburg periodically on Thursdays to pack food baggies that will be distributed to all Dover elementary schools for students who qualify for weekend food bags. This is an awesome opportunity to help bless children who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends during the school year. Please sign up on the list in the lower foyer if you can help with this project.

We are offering membership classes on the following dates. Please sign up in the lower foyer of the date you can attend. Membership is important. Come and find out why!
~ Sat., Aug. 4, 10:00 a.m. – noon
~ Sun., Aug. 5, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
~ Sat., Aug. 18, 10:00 a.m. – noon.

Gaither Concert
We would like to purchase tickets to see the Gaither’s on Friday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. at Christian Life Assembly. The tickets are $20 per person if we can get 10 people to sign up. If you would like to attend, please sign up in the upper foyer. This is time sensitive and we will need to know soon. We will take the church van for those who would like to ride in the van. Space is limited to 15 so sign up soon!


Faith Pledges
We are almost there! We have raised $8220.50 toward our matching funds goal of $10,000 to be applied to the total $50,000 for the repair of the parking lot and parsonage roof. Please help us reach this first goal of $10,000. Once we reach the first $10,000, our matching donor will contribute $10,000, which will bring us down to $30,000 due! Please help us pay off this debt. To God be all the glory!

Never Miss A Service!
Can't join us in person? We stream our services live online every Sunday morning at 10:30 am. This is also a great way to invite others to check out our church. To watch online, visit or visit the Watch Live tab in our app. You can also watch via Facebook Live by visiting our Facebook page at

In addition to streaming live, each sermon is posted to Vimeo early in the week. Check out those you may have missed or would like to hear again at

Mandated Clearances for Childcare Workers
Clearance Requirements: Mandated Reporter / PA Police Background Clearance / Child Abuse Clearance – if you work with children at Dover A/G, these clearances are required. We will be letting you know if this is you. Thank you for your faithfulness to our babies, children and teens!

~ Girls Ministry Coordinator and Infant Nursery Workers / please see Pastor Jeff or Anna for more information.
~ Looking for four (4) people who would be willing to take one Sunday a month and sit at the Welcome Desk before and during Sunday school and the morning service. Please see Pastor Jeff or Anna.

Aug 4 ~ Pastor Keith
Aug 8 ~ Quay Hansford
Aug 9 ~ Phil Stough
Aug 13 ~ Katie Jones
Aug 15 ~ Tom Osborn
Aug 19 ~ Sammy Villagracia
Aug 22 ~ Lee Jones
Aug 23 ~ Donna Schott
Aug 23 ~ Bryelle Villagracia
Aug 26 ~ Flo Ziegler
Aug 27 ~ Melanie Glatfelter
Aug 28 ~ Jason Johnson
Aug 28 ~ Michelle Doan
Aug 28 ~ Kylie Eaton
Aug 29 ~ Deborah Dobbins

Aug 5 ~ Jeff & Donna Schott
Aug 11 ~ Ken & Sherry Sheely
Aug 15 ~ Phil & Murina Stough
Aug 20 ~ Rick & Linda Crone
Aug 30 ~ Paul & Lee Jones

Please take time to review and pray for those on this list. Drop them a card or call to set up a time to visit. They will be blessed!
~ Helen S.
Prayer Needs
~ Robin H.
~ Phil & Murina S.
~ Marian T.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018 - Gil Tunney

Last week Pastor Keith preached "A Walk Through the 37th Psalm" and talked to us about one of the great Psalms of David.

He gave us insight into the concept of Fear Not. This phrase or similar is used about 110 times in the Bible. God is trying to make a point.
Today, we'll springboard off last week's sermon and talk about being strong and courageous Christians.

The word strong appears 38 times in the bible. In Haggai 3:4 it appears 3 times.
If you use social media, you don’t have to be there long to realize that there’s a real spiritual battle going on there.

People who profess to be Christians are arguing, name calling, cursing, and calling for death and destruction based on nothing but opinion and fear, and sometimes a scripture or two.

It’s frustrating and easy to succumb to that why you see the appalling differences of opinion as to what constitutes being a proper Christian.

Do you think this is what Jesus called us to do when he said to stand firm?
We talked on Wednesday night about Jesus showing his anger in the temple.

John records it as Him making a whip and driving them out.
When Jesus ate with sinners, people said He was too soft. When he rebuked the religious leaders, they said he was too harsh, and when he drove out the money changers, they thought he was crazy.

Being courageous is more than being a warrior. It is having the guts to stand up for what we know is right. The warrior spirit in us always rises up. Sometimes it acts without thinking.

Last week Pastor Keith told us to Fear not. Being courageous is acting out of that confidence with wisdom and love.
So going back to the social media thing, what do you do?

If we have something to say, we need to say it, and stop. I think it’s more beneficial to post something scriptural and meaningful, and either ignore the comments, or be respectful, even when that warrior spirit is activated.
So what’s a Christian way of being strong or standing strong about our faith?
The way to be prepared is to read God’s Word and capture it in our hearts. When people start to name call, or rebuke you, use that patience that we’re all afraid to pray for, keep your head and do the work of an evangelist.

Well, what’s an evangelist?
Sounds pretty intimidating, doesn’t it? Let’s look at one of the first evangelists in the Bible.
Phillip appears to be a traveling evangelist, who appears to have gone from city to city preaching the word.

Judging from the case of Philip, evangelists had neither the authority of an apostle, nor the gift of prophecy, nor the responsibility of pastoral supervision over a portion of the flock.

They were itinerant preachers, having it as their special function to carry the gospel to places where it was previously unknown.

So what does all this have to do with being strong and courageous?

Courage is defined as the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain without fear.

1. Courage is grace under pressure

2. Courage is fear that has said its prayers – Karl Barth

3. Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are afraid. – Eddie Rickenbacker

But my favorite definition is given by everyone’s favorite hero, JOHN WAYNE...Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.
How many of you were here to hear Dustin’s testimony about VBS? He said he didn’t feel it was his calling; he just saw a need and filled it.

We’ve all heard PJ say God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.

Sometimes God equips us to fill a need, even when we’re absolutely sure that this isn’t our calling.
Joshua was commissioned by Moses. Do you think he asked for it?
Notice the Lord commanded Joshua. He didn’t volunteer. He was “voluntold”
We have several positions open in the Wednesday night ministry. These aren’t glamorous positions that will put you in the limelight in front of the congregation. That’s not how Jesus works. This is a ministry need.

You may not feel like it’s “your calling”, but you could fill a need and God will equip you to do it.

Lose the fear of being embarrassed, overworked, forever committed, or messing it up. If it doesn’t work out, Jesus won’t think less of you, He’ll use it to move you to the next thing He wants you to do.

Thank you for joining us!

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