For as long as I have been a Christian, every September has been a time of excitement. For churches in general, September marks the beginning of the ministry year. SHBC is no different in this respect. The days of summer and vacation time are drawing to a close. We will soon be getting back to school and back into the regular rhythms of ministry.


As we return to ministry, we want to renew our commitment to the Lord and to each other. We have been saved by God to do good works (Eph. 2:10). These works, which certainly include our ministry at church, are done to the Lord, for his sake and for his glory. So, we renew afresh our desire to serve him in a way that pleases him. We commit this to him in prayer and in faith.

We also are committed to each other. God saved us to himself, but he also saved us into a family (Eph. 2:19). As family we are committed to being there for each other always. We are together to encourage each other, strengthen each other, admonish each other when necessary, and pray for each other at all times.


We come together as one body to celebrate our great God and King, praising him in Jesus’ name, through the power of the Holy Spirit. You are invited to come to a night of celebratory worship and intercessory prayer on Friday evening, September 8 at 7 p.m. The service is scheduled to be about an hour long, so we hope that even young families might be able to come. The nursery will be open, though we will not be providing direct childcare.

We will sing songs of praise, confession, supplication and assurance. We will pray throughout the service for the different ministries of SHBC. We will leave, by God’s grace, refreshed in our spirits and renewed in our commitment to God and to each other. We hope to see you there!


Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m.


South Hill Bible Church main sanctuary


A service of worship in song and supplications in prayer


All people of SHBC


God is great and deserves our praise. We gather to renew our commitment to him and to each other.


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