Join Us For Worship This Sunday, June 28!

All are welcome to join us for worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m., the 5th Sunday After Pentecost! Rev. Bane will be back from General Assembly (held in Cali, Colombia, South America) and will have some CP updates and inspiring testimonies for us!

Hope to see you there!

Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church
1050 Dry Fork Road
Bethpage, Tennessee 37022
www.dryforkchurch.com
Timeless Setting….Timeless Teachings!

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Prayer Request – General Assembly 2015 Delegates/Cali, Colombia

Please be in prayer for our commissioners, delegates, family members, and others traveling home tomorrow from the 185th General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which convened in Cali, Colombia, South America this week.

Dry Fork pastor Rev. Ted Bane is a Minister Commissioner to the event and daughter Jessica Bane is a Youth Advisory Delegate.

Photos from their trip will be posted on the church’s Facebook page later today.  The web link for Dry Fork’s Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dry-Fork-Cumberland-Presbyterian-Church/1000218353331451?ref=hl .

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2015 General Assembly – Prayer Request

Please be in prayer for our commissioners, delegates, family members, and others traveling to and participating in the 185th General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which convenes in Cali, Colombia, South America, beginning this weekend through June 26, 2015.

The 132nd Women’s Ministry Convention is also meeting in Cali during this time.

Our own Rev. Ted Bane is a Minister Commissioner and daughter Jessica is a Youth Advisory Delegate , both representing Nashville Presbytery.

Individual congregations in the CP Church are represented by elders (who form a session to govern the local church) at Presbyteries. (We are a member of the Nashville Presbytery.) Presbyteries, in turn, send delegates to Synods. Finally, the entire structure is governed by the General Assembly. The Assembly charges various boards and agencies with the day-to-day operations of the denomination. Our annual Assembly meeting is a celebration of our ministries and work through Christ throughout the world.

Information and ongoing updates about this year’s General Assembly can be found at the following web link:

http://www.cumberland.org/ga/CPC_GA_Meeting/Welcome.html

 

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Join Us For Worship June 21, 2015 – Father’s Day

All are welcome to join us for worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m., the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost and Father’s Day!   We will also have a guest speaker from the Gideons International organization to share with us regarding their wonderful ministries and opportunities.

Hope to see you there!

Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church
1050 Dry Fork Road
Bethpage, Tennessee 37022

Timeless Setting….Timeless Teachings!

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What A Great Day!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

It was a joyous celebration in the Lord as Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church enjoyed its 184th anniversary in ministry and service to the Bethpage community!  Over 150 were in attendance for morning worship, with extra chairs having to be set up in the aisles and in the vestibule!   The Rangers Quartet and others brought meaningful messages in song. Rev. Ted Bane delivered the morning message and then dinner on the grounds was enjoyed by all.

The day reminded many of us of the passage from Acts 2:46-47:   And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread…they partook of food with glad and generous hearts,  praising God and having favor with all the people. 

Thanks to all who participated and attended!

– Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church

 

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Join Us For Homecoming On June 7!

Please join us at our 2015 Homecoming Celebration on June 7!

Worship Service begins at 11:00 a.m.  Special Music provided by The Rangers Quartet and other special guests.  A potluck luncheon will follow after the service.

Hope to see you there!                                                                     

– Rev. Ted Bane, Pastor

Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church
1050 Dry Fork Road
Bethpage, Tennessee 37022

Timeless Setting….Timeless Teachings!

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What is Trinity Sunday? (May 31, 2015)

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost to honor the Holy Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although the word “Trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (and many other biblical passages). The concept of the trinity can never be completely understood or rationalized, but it is clearly taught in Scripture. Understanding of all scriptural doctrine is by faith which comes through the work of the Holy Spirit; therefore, it is appropriate that this mystery is celebrated the first Sunday after Pentecost, when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit first occurred.

On Trinity Sunday, the Christian Church ponders with joy and thanksgiving what the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have done to accomplish the salvation of sinful humanity. It is brought to remembrance how Christians should respond to the love God has shown us, praising Him and giving Him glory. We remember the Father as our Creator, the Son as our Savior and the Holy Spirit as our Comforter. Scriptural readings for the Trinity Sunday ceremony may include Psalm 8, beginning and ending with, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 appeals to believers to aim for perfection and live in peace, ending with the prayer that the grace of Christ Jesus, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all, including again the commission Jesus left for believers in Matthew 28:16-20.

Today, Trinity Sunday is to explain, to the best of man’s ability, the clues written in Scripture to guide us to a fuller understanding of our triune God. The Father is God from the beginning (John 1:1); Jesus revealed Himself as equal to the Father in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” Together, they sent the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). “For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7-11).

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All are welcome to join us for worship this Trinity Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Hope to see you there!                                                                      – Rev. Ted Bane, Pastor

Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church
1050 Dry Fork Road
Bethpage, Tennessee 37022

Timeless Setting….Timeless Teachings!

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Rangers Quartet Featured at Homecoming 2015!

We are so excited to have The Rangers Quartet bring their message in song at our 2015 Homecoming Celebration on June 7!

Please join us at 11:00 a.m. for worship.  A potluck luncheon will follow after the Homecoming service.

For more information about The Rangers Quartet, please visit their website at www.rangersquartet.com!

Hope to see you there!                                                                      – Rev. Ted Bane, Pastor

Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church
1050 Dry Fork Road
Bethpage, Tennessee 37022

Timeless Setting….Timeless Teachings!

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Pentecost Sunday (May 24): Come Holy Spirit, Fill the Hearts of the Faithful!

Pentecost was a feast day for the Jewish people.  On this day, many Jews were known to have made a special pilgrimage to the temple in Jerusalem.  At first, the feast was celebrated as a day of thanksgiving for the harvest and subsequently it also became a commemoration of the Ten Commandments that were given by God to Moses.  Pentecost was celebrated fifty days after the Passover.

Jesus’ return to his Father makes it possible for God to come to us in a way more active and more powerful than before, through the Holy Spirit. Jesus lives, loves and continues his mission through the Catholic Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. The same Spirit which raised Jesus from the dead, is at work in the Church and bringing all of us to new life.  From the Church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ now sends us into the world to continue His redemptive mission.

All are welcome to join us for worship this Pentecost Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Hope to see you there!                                                                      – Rev. Ted Bane, Pastor

Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church
1050 Dry Fork Road
Bethpage, Tennessee 37022

Timeless Setting….Timeless Teachings!

 

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News of the Church: A Statement Concerning our Missions Work in Mexico

From the Communications Ministry Team  of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (cmt@cumberland.org) (https://t.e2ma.net/message/ywxff/ycqkac)

We have learned some sad news about our work in Mexico. Cumberland Presbyterians in Mexico report that a small group of people living in Juarez, Mexico have appropriated the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Mexico’s legal identity without authorization. These persons were part of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Northern Mexico and they secretly formed a new legal structure, effectively assuming the identity of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mexico. They seized the Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s bank account in Mexico, all property of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mexico, ordered our missionaries to leave Mexico, and insist that they must approve all mission work in Mexico. This independent group then announced to people in Mexico and to some in the U.S. that they were the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mexico.
This group was not sanctioned under any judicatory of the Cumberland Presbyterian church or affiliated with the Missions Ministry Team, which is the mission agency of the General Assembly. The persons who initiated this action comprise a small family cluster with only a few followers. They have named their own pastors and by all appearances believe they can gain support from Cumberland Presbyterians in the U.S.
The Mexico Cumberland Presbyterian Council of Churches is the only Cumberland Presbyterian entity in Mexico that our denomination recognizes officially. It consists of provisional Cumberland Presbyterian churches, six ordained Cumberland Presbyterian pastors and one NCD fellowship, based in Mexico City. There are more than 200 faithful Cumberland Presbyterians who are part of the Mexico Cumberland Presbyterian Council of Churches. The Mexico Cumberland Presbyterian Council of Churches has lost its legal identity and assets, but they have not lost their ecclesiastical identity or our support. The  Cumberland Presbyterian pastors, churches, and participants in the Mexico Cumberland Presbyterian Council of Churches, which functions much like a presbytery, is under the judicatory care and oversight of the General Assembly’s mission agency; the pastors and churches are attached to Red River Presbytery.
We wish to state clearly that any support, assistance, or acknowledgement of this independent splinter group in Juarez, Mexico would be in violation of General Assembly directives, and would damage the legitimate Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mexico.
We are aware that this independent family group is reaching out to Cumberland Presbyterians in the U.S., claiming the authority of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mexico. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Mexico is represented by the Mexico Cumberland Presbyterian Council of Churches. Any support, assistance, work groups, etc., wishing to help with our work in Mexico needs to carefully coordinate their efforts through the MMT, which is working with the Mexico Cumberland Presbyterian Council of Churches. This painful event gives us experience as a global church standing together as one, united in our support of Cumberland Presbyterians in new mission fields who are experiencing hardships at the hands of disruptive attacks on their ministry.
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Communications Ministry Team  of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church
8207 Traditional Place | Cordova, TN 38016.7414 USA
cmt@cumberland.org
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