Friday, July 24, 2015

Atlas Camp in the News

LOPC's camp for ATLAS made the news for the Lake Oconee News and the Eatonton Messenger this past week. Check your copies.

Also check out the Facebook page for ATLAS, as they featured the camp.

Sam on the Radio

Sam Smith has already made it on the radio with the famous radio personality Doug Hesse. To hear the interview, click here.

The family has arrived safe and sound. Sam preaches this Sunday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Welcome Smith Family

From left to right: Christopher (11), Kaitlynn (15), Jodi,
Kaili (3), Kaebrie (9), Sam, Collin (18), and Yazzi.
The LOPC family welcomes Reverend Sam Smith, his wife Jodi, and their children: Collin, Kaitlynn, Christopher, Kaebrie, and Kaili. We are so thankful and blessed that God has called him to lead our flock. Pastor Smith will preach his first sermon as Senior Pastor on Sunday, July 26th during the Morning Worship Celebration which begins at 10:30 a.m.

A New Heart

Ezekiel 36:24-38                                 A New Heart
7/19/15            D. Marion Clark


A few weeks ago Jewel Morrison sang for the prelude the song that we know as “Dem Bones.” I was struck by the rendition of it, which presents more than a funny children’s song, but gets the message across about the power of God’s word. And so I told her I was inspired enough to preach on the text, which I will do in two weeks. The message this morning treats the passage that precedes the Valley of Dry Bones passage in Ezekiel 37.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thanks from ATLAS

Dear Members of Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church,

I can't tell you how much your wonderful camp meant to me, the staff of ATLAS, and especially to the 30 children who participated in The Leader in Me Camp!  Your commitment, organization, and teamwork among yourselves and with the ATLAS staff were amazing. You reflected the love of Christ in everything you did. Your church provides a perfect example of Christian outreach to our community. 

With the thanks and blessings of the ATLAS board, staff, and families to all of you! "Well done, good and faithful servants!"

Rob Mitchell

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Homosexuality and Scripture

Genesis 2:24                                        Homosexuality and Scripture
7/12/15            D. Marion Clark


We have begun a new era in our country. Our Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is the right of every citizen. We are told that anyone disagreeing with this new development is on the wrong side of history. The real question for us, as Bible-believing Christians, is whether we are on the wrong side of Scripture. Have we misinterpreted what Scripture, which we regard as God’s Word, really has to say? There is now a growing number of people who profess to be Bible-believing Christians who contend that we have gotten it wrong. And so it is time for a review.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Camp Atlas Day Camp

What a great time for boys and girls at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church and Atlas Ministry's Camp Atlas - The Leader in Me!!!

Girls show off their cooking skills
For more photos, please go here.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Walking in Wisdom

Colossians 4:5-6          D. Marion Clark


Last Sunday’s sermon was the first of a two-part message on understanding and responding to our culture. From Ephesians 4:17-19 we learned that a culture, which does not acknowledge God as Lord nor the authority of Scripture, will over time inevitably decline in its moral ways. Without God and without Scripture, it is the heart that will be appealed to, and the heart will lead us along our sinful inclinations. We then observed how this decline is being played out in sexual behavior, as well as the culture’s view of the Christian faith. We concluded that we must remember what God has done for us in Christ, that he is in control, and therefore we are to remain faithful to him.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Atlas Mentoring

Here is a link to a blog post at the Altas Ministry blogsite. You will be encouraged by the work in one young man's life: