Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pastor Clark will be at Heaven's Gate Christian Bookstore for a book signing of To Know Wisdom: Meditations on Proverbs during the City of Eatonton's Dairy Festival on Saturday, June 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This will not only promote Pastor Clark's writings, but also the ministry of LOPC.

The Dairy Festival will have a parade at 10:00 a.m., country music on stage during lunch, games for kids, and of course - arts, crafts, and gifts. 

Heaven's Gate Christian Bookstore is located on the Eatonton Square at 115 s. Jefferson (turn right at the red light when you are approaching the courthouse).

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Call for Endurance

Rev 12:1-13:18                       A Call for Endurance
5/21/17            D. Marion Clark


When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha (2 Kings 6:15-17).

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Sign for You

Moses and the Passover          “A Sign for You”

“The blood shall be a sign for you.” That is what the Lord said to me. It was a fearful sign. With it, our firstborn were saved; without it, they would have died.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Yvonne
Pastor Sam and Marion were out of the office last Tuesday when we had scheduled a staff lunch outing to celebrate Yvonne and Gale's birthdays. Well, you know what they say..... "when the cat's away the mice will play!" (Not really. Gale's birthday was in January if that tells you anything).
Susie Patterson snapped a photo as the employees at El Sitio insisted on singing to Yvonne and Gale as they served them Sopaipillas with smiley faces. It was a fun day!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Congratulations to Pastor Sam for winning 3rd place in raising funds for First Call Pregnancy Center by participating in "Dancing With the Stars." We were finally able to obtain a few photos!!


Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Worship of Heaven

Revelation 4:1-11                    The Worship of Heaven
4/2/17              D. Marion Clark


Can you identify where this quote is from?
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pastor Marion Clark is so excited about the NCAA basketball tournament that he could not resist sporting his University of South Carolina hat and basketball at the staff meeting this week. Both the men and the women Gamecocks are in their respective Sweet 16 tournaments. For the women, this is commonplace; the men have never reached such heights. (The singular advantage of having a mediocre history in sports is that small victories are great thrills.)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekly Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7

Friday, March 17, 2017

Weekly Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,

by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Phil 4:6

Friday, March 10, 2017

Weekly Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5

Monday, March 6, 2017

Jesus, His People, the Local Church

Revelation 1:9-20                    Jesus, His People, the Local Church
3/5/17              D. Marion Clark


Who are you? How you answer that question guides how you live your life. In our text this morning, John lays before us the identities of three parties: that of fellow Christians, of Jesus, and of the local church.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Weekly Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 
Psalm 118:24

Friday, February 17, 2017

Weekly Meditation Verse for the Women in the Church

...gentleness and self-control. Against such things there 

is no law. Galatians 5:23

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Weekly Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

But the fruit of the Spirit is 
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Galatians 5:22

Monday, February 6, 2017

Soli Deo Gloria

Romans 11:33-36                    Soli Deo Gloria
2/5/17              D. Marion Clark


On May 7, 2000 James Montgomery Boice entered the pulpit of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for the final time of his 32-year ministry there as Senior Minister. He was dying of cancer. He had just enough strength to say a few words and read the opening scripture for the service. He addressed the matter of how his congregation should pray for him: “Above all, I would say pray for the glory of God.” This was fitting for a man devoted to such a purpose. When a memorial plaque was created for him, it displayed our text.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pastor Sam Smith treated the staff to his special home-made BBQ last April for
Yvonne Beasley's birthday. Well ever since, Pastor Marion Clark has said he was going to
bring in some "real" South Carolina BBQ from his hometown of Kingstree.
He also treated the staff to cole slaw, boiled peanuts,
and his cousin's mouth-watering biscuits.
It is too close to call.....both are delicious!!!

Not pictured are Yvonne Beasley & Gale Prince
(maybe because their mouths were full of BBQ & biscuits???)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Weekly Meditations Verse for Women in the Church

Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, 
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Ephesians 5:20

Friday, January 20, 2017

Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. 
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, Ephesians 5:19

Friday, January 13, 2017

Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. 
Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 
Ephesians 5:18

Friday, January 6, 2017

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

Thursday, January 5, 2017

 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
 but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Proverbs 1:7

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

During the holidays our pastors visited with our Home Fellowship Groups where they were treated to yummy dishes, such Patty Brinkman's Pineapple Casserole. Please go here to view this recipe and more!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls

Romans 3:21-26                      The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls
1/1/17              D. Marion Clark


Who knows what a year will bring? Five hundred years ago, an obscure monk had no idea that he would be used by God to bring about the most momentous impact on the church since it became the official religion of the Roman Empire, 1,200 hundred years earlier. On October 31, All Hallows’ Eve, the Augustinian monk and professor at the university in Wittenberg nailed 95 theses on the door of the church.