Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This coming Lord’s Day our journey through some of the great events in the history of redemption continues as we will begin to investigate the man named David. And when we hear that name, David, there are a host of things that flood into our minds, especially for those who have come to know something of the Bible and of the Old Testament.
Of course, David, the great king of Israel, is one of the central figures not only in the Old Covenant Scriptures, but in all of the Word of God as well. So for the next several weeks, we are going to trace some of the major episodes in his amazing life. And this Sunday we will be examining the very beginnings of his story as he became the second king in the history of Israel.
There are two specific things we want to accomplish as our initial look at David commences. First, we are simply going to get familiar with the Biblical record of how he came to be the king of Israel in the first place. But then, we are going to use the bulk of our time on Sunday morning considering why this man called David is so important for the story of the Old Testament, and, even more significantly, for the story of salvation that has its consummation in the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let me encourage you to read 1 Samuel 16:1-13 in preparation for worship, and thank you in advance for your faithful prayers as we come before our Lord in adoration and praise.
I love you all so much,
April 15, 3:30 PM – Alleluia Choir at Church House
April 15, 4:30 PM – Youth Group
April 17, 8:00 AM – Senior Fellows Fishing at Madison County Lake
April 17, 9:00 AM – Women’s Book Study
April 17, 6 PM – Women’s Evening Study
April 18, 9:30 AM – Women’s Morning Study
April 18, 6 PM – Diaconate Meeting
April 21, 11:00 AM – Providence Presbytery Spring Youth Event at Westminster Pres
April 26, 6 AM – Men’s Morning Study
April 26, 6:30 PM – Women’s Quarterly Potluck at home of Sarah Burgess
May 1, 9:00 AM – Senior Fellows Breakfast
May 3, 11:30 AM – Women’s Monthly Lunch
You can access this week’s Order of Worship by clicking here
The songs for this week are:
The Church’s One Foundation – Hymn 347 v.1-2,5-6
To Thee I Come
Wonderful Merciful Savior
Youth Group: Youth Group meets again on April 15 at the church at 4:30 PM for all students in grades 6-12. Invite friends and neighbors!
Women’s Bible Studies: The Women’s weekly studies are ongoing. The Tuesday evening study is at 6 PM, while the Wednesday morning study is at 9:30 AM.
Men’s Bible Study: The Men’s Morning Bible Study is also back in action, meeting every other Thursday. Check the calendar for the next occurrence.
Women’s Monthly Lunch: The next Women’s Monthly Lunch is May 3 at 11:30 AM.
Visitor Luncheon: There will be a luncheon for all guests, and any members of CPC wishing to join us, immediately following worship on Sunday, April 22, at the home of Rich and Christina Bagdazian: 2614 Legacy Preserve Drive, Brownsboro. Please sign up in the Narthex today.
Women’s Book Club: Life is busy for mothers and we need each other for support and encouragement. To meet that need, a new spring book study will begin on April 3. We will meet on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 10:30 at the church for six weeks. Childcare provided. We will read Treasuring Christ when your Hands are Full by Gloria Furman.
Our meeting will be informal and conversational with time for prayer. Please let me know if you can join us and how many children you’ll be bringing!
Women’s Quarterly Potluck: The next Women’s Quarterly Potluck will be at the home of Sarah Burgess on April 26 at 6:30 PM. The address is 3009 Twelvestones Rd in Owens Cross Roads. Please make plans to attend.
Alleluia Choir: Alleluia Choir for Grades 2-6 continues to meet afternoons in April at 3:30 pm. The choir will offer an end-of-year program entitled “Praise Is. . .” on Sunday, April 29th, 4:00 pm in the church Fellowship Room. The congregation is invited to attend.
Children’s Ministry Update: VBS Leadership meeting will be Sunday, April 22nd at 3:30 at the church house while the kids are in choir. Thank you for supporting our children in the many ways that you do!
Senior Fellows: On Tuesday, April 17 at 8:00 AM the Senior Fellows will go fishing at Madison County Lake. Carpools leave the church at 7 AM. Directions from Hampton Cove: Take Eastern Bypass to US 72, turn West (left) on US 72, turn right on Brock Road, go straight onto Brownsboro Road, turn right onto Hurricane Road, turn right onto County Lake Road. Madison County Lake will be on the right (travel time about 30 minutes). Additionally, they will have breakfast and a devotional at the church house on May 1 at 9 AM.
Providence Presbytery Spring Youth Event: Westminster Pres is hosting a Presbytery Youth Event at their church on April 21st from 11-4. For more details, visit the Facebook group here
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Debbie Hill, Allison Randall, Perry Calvert, Suzanne Nimon, Robin Holloway, Chris Smotherman, Elizabeth Holton, Janet Chou, Ramona Edwards, and Nolan Osmer.
Expecting: Please pray for the the Stafford and Dean families, expecting in April, and the Elliott family, expecting in September.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); RUF at Alabama A&M; Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky Garcia (seminary student).