Pastor’s Message –November 2022
In Psalm one hundred twenty-two, David, shouts out: “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” (Psalm 122:1) I have the joy of stating that I serve as Pastor of the Market Street Presbyterian Church in Lima, Ohio. My experience as a Presbyterian minister extends over forty-one years. I seek to present the pure Word of God in the messages I bring to the congregation on Sunday mornings.
You are welcome to enjoy our worship services in person on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Following our Sunday services there is a fellowship/refreshment time in the Williamsburg room, where you can enjoy some coffee, food, and good conversation.
Also, You can watch our services on our YouTube Channel. (Market St. Presbyterian Church Lima Ohio). The worship services are not livestreamed. Rather, the services are prerecorded and then uploaded to our YouTube Channel.
On our YouTube Channel (Market St. Presbyterian Church Lima Ohio), you will find a wealth of Bible teaching, as well as high quality sacred music. In addition, I offer some stories from my life and work as a Presbyterian minister of forty-one years. See “Wanderings in the Wilderness with Pastor Ken” and “Entering the Promised Land with Pastor Ken.”
If you are interested in studying the Word of God, Market St. Presbyterian Church offers a church school each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in Room 219. I serve as teacher of this adult Bible study. Again, another opportunity for Bible study is offered on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in room 219.
Should you desire prayer, every Wednesday at noon, except for the first Wednesday of the month, there is a prayer meeting in the McDonald Chapel. The first Wednesday of the month at noon in the main sanctuary there is a healing service featuring a message from the Word of God, the laying on of hands in prayer with anointing of holy oil.
From time to time, we host a neighborhood community meal that includes a devotional message and often a special time with children and youth to make a craft or enjoy a Bible message. Call our church office to find out when the next one is scheduled.
During the season of Lent, Market St. Presbyterian Church hosts a series of Community Lenten services on Wednesdays at noon in our main sanctuary. A guest preacher from the community brings the message and a community choir participates in the music for the service. Following the noon worship services, a simple lunch is offered. Call our church office to get the schedule for our community Lenten services.
We are living in difficult times! Jesus told us this would be true for any believer in any era. “In the world, ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) The body of Christ at Market St. Presbyterian Church seeks to bring this good cheer to the lives of those who come for worship and participate in the fellowship of the church. You are invited to join us Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for worship service or at any event. We would love to see you in the House of the LORD.
Reverend Kenneth Chorle