Services

Powhatan typically holds church services on Sundays and Wednesdays:

Sunday School

Starting at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings, we meet in various Sunday School classes, divided by age, to learn about the Bible and the foundations of our faith. These small-group settings give us a solid grounding in both the theory and application of living a Christian life, teaching us to develop a closer relationship with God and our fellow man. For details about our classes and their locations, see our Sunday School page.

Worship Service

On Sunday mornings, after Sunday School, we meet in the sanctuary from 11 am to noon for our Worship Service. Our service is mostly traditional, with hymns from the choir and congregation, prayer requests, and special music leading up to a Spirit-led, Bible-based sermon from our pastor. On occasion, we incorporate some praise-and-worship singing into the service. You can listen to recorded sermons on our Sermons page.

Bible Study

Our 6 pm Sunday-evening service is more relaxed and interactive. We meet in the Fellowship Hall and enjoy coffee while our pastor leads us in our Bible study. Currently, we are studying the book of Proverbs. Questions and comments are welcomed, as we all seek to learn together. You can download and read PDF Study Guides from recent Bible Studies on our Sermons page.

Prayer Meeting

On Wednesday nights at 7 pm, we hold our Prayer Meeting in the Fellowship Hall. The informal setting allows us to study what God’s Word tells us about prayer before we join together in lifting our requests and praise to Our Father.

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Subscribe via SMS

If you use text messaging, we have a new service that will help you keep up with prayer requests and schedule changes. If your texting or SMS service allows the use of short codes, just text follow powhatanchurch to 40404 (this only works in the US). Whenever something is posted to our Prayer Request blog, you will receive a text message from 40404 labeled Powhatanchurch: with the post title, a short excerpt, and a link to the post itself.

This will let us send word about prayer requests or last-minute schedule changes to your mobile phone, so you don’t have to wait until you check email to find out what’s going on. You can unsubscribe from this service by texting unfollow powhatanchurch to 40404.

Alternately, if you have a Twitter account, you can choose to follow @powhatanchurch to receive the updates that way.

If you have any questions, see Scott Chestnut.

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Suzanne Hall–Update 2

I brought Suzanne home from the hospital today. She was very glad to get a break from the place. (She’s been there almost a week.) 🙂 Suzanne now has a specialist surgeon, and hopefully she can have the surgery next week. (Most likely, she will either be at Rex or Chapel Hill for the surgery.) Thankfully, her parents did make it in from CA, and they are staying in Raleigh now. Please continue to keep Suzanne in your prayers…she may be dealing with this for several more weeks.

Suzanne Hall Update

Please keep my friend Suzanne and her son Ethan in your prayers. She is in ICU at Johnston Memorial and will probably be in the hospital for at least a week. Her blood pressure spiked to 218/172…Thank the Lord, her BP is finally back down. Her doctor did an MRI and found a tumor on her left adrenal gland. The surgeon hopes to remove it by Monday.

How to Post

In order to post updates to the online Prayer Requests blog, you must be a member of Powhatan. Contact Scott Chestnut for your username and password. Then just follow the directions below.

  1. At the bottom of the page, you will find a Login option under the Meta heading. Click that to open a login screen.
  2. Enter your username and password. You will be taken to the WordPress Dashboard.
  3. Hover over the + New button at the top until a menu appears. Select Post to open the Add Post screen.
  4. Fill in the post title and content.
  5. Check the appropriate box in the Categories section on the right (“Uncategorized” is for general info posts).
  6. When you are ready for the post to be made public, click the blue Publish button on the right.
  7. After publishing a post, select the View option to make sure it went through. You can use your Back button to return to the Dashboard (to make changes or write more posts), or scroll to the bottom of the website page and click on Logout.

To edit a post you’ve already published, choose the Edit option under Posts on the left. You will see a list of saved posts. Find yours and click the Edit button on the right. Make your changes, and be sure to click Publish to make your changes seen.

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