The Cup of Wonder

In his marvelous collection of meditations on the Lord’s Supper, Lloyd John Ogilvie wrote of the wine of astonishment, citing Psalm 60. The setting was one of staggering events, both personally and corporately. Hard times had sent the people reeling. Yet there was a message beyond the judgment the nation had experienced. God promised rescue and salvation. In verse 4, we find these magnificent words: “But You have raised a banner for those who honor You – a rallying point in the face of attack.”

Think about that. Almighty God has raised a banner of protection and victory over His beloved. Whatever you and I face, we belong to God and “With His help we will do mighty things” (v. 12).

You are invited to sit under the banner this Sunday. We gather at His table, a vivid reminder of what Christ did to rescue us. The elements of bread and cup are symbols of the price He paid for our salvation.

November will be a month to remember:

  • Sunday morning, November 2 – Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper in worship. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead!
  • The weekend of November 7-9 – “All In” Leadership Retreat with special guest Dr. Doug Dortch – see details in our newsletter
  • Sunday morning, November 9 – Dr. Dortch preaching, parent-child dedication for the Shaw family
  • Sunday evening, November 9 – Our first “2nd Sunday, Live at Wieuca” will take place in the Peachtree Room, 6:00 to 7:30 – an evening of fun, fellowship, food, and surprises
  • Sunday, November 16 – Worship in the PEACHTREE ROOM, parent-child dedication for the Barros family, Light lunch served, Quarterly Conference to include Year 3 Strategic Plan presentation
  • Launch of Operation Christmas Child with collection Sunday on November 23

Thanksgiving affords us the significant opportunity to express our gratitude for the blessings we enjoy. For those to whom much has been given, much should be expected. Let’s pray together how we can give of our time, talent, and treasure in this wonderful season.

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About Mark Wilbanks

Dr. Wilbanks became Wieuca’s fifth senior pastor in February of 2012. Mark’s father, Oliver Wilbanks, served as Associate Pastor here from 1966 to 1982. Wieuca had a tremendous influence in shaping Mark’s call to ministry during his teenage and young adult years. A graduate of both Southern and New Orleans Baptist Theological seminaries, Mark has served churches in Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia. He pastored Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida for 17 years and Bradfordville First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida for ten years. He and his wife, Kim, were married in 1979 and have two sons, Andy and Jordan. Andy is married to Lindsay and they have a son, Cade, a daughter, Ruthie, and welcomed their third child, Samuel, in October.

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