Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
This coming Lord’s Day we will once again open the Word of the Lord to 1 Samuel 16 as we continue our study of the life of David, the great king of Israel. And our focus will be upon how he became the second king of Israel following the disastrous reign of Saul.
We remember that Saul was not a faithful king since he failed to do the first and most critical thing that every king should do—to listen to and obey the Word of the Lord. And now, in the storyline that we are following, Saul is fading from the scene as the Lord has removed his kingdom from him, and this man named “David”—the man who was ‘after God’s own heart’—appears on the stage of the Biblical drama for the very first time.
And you will also remember that David is one of the most important Bible characters of all, for he uniquely foreshadows the ministry and the reign of a Greater King, the greatest King of all! There would ultimately be One who would descend from David’s royal line as the Savior of the world and the Sovereign Ruler of the entire universe, our Lord Jesus Christ!
But the story of how and why the Lord chose David, the little shepherd boy from Bethlehem, is very interesting and informative. You can read the details in 1 Samuel 16:1-13. Of particular interest is the Lord’s word to the prophet Samuel in verse 7: “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
I look forward to opening the Word of the Lord with you on Sunday!
I love you all, always!
April 22, 3:30 PM – Alleluia Choir at Church House
April 22, 3:30 PM – VBS Leadership Meeting at Church
April 24, 9:00 AM – Women’s Book Study
April 24, 6 PM – Women’s Evening Study
April 26, 6 AM – Men’s Morning Study
April 26, 6:30 PM – Women’s Quarterly Potluck at home of Sarah Burgess
April 29, 4 PM – Alleluia Choir concert at Church Fellowship Hall
April 29, 4:30 PM – Youth Group
May 1, 9:00 AM – Senior Fellows Breakfast
May 3, 11:30 AM – Women’s Monthly Lunch
May 16, 6 PM – Diaconate Meeting
You can access this week’s Order of Worship by clicking here
The songs for this week are:
O Worship the King
We Will Feast in the House of Zion
Why So Heavy
Lord Most High
Youth Group: Youth Group meets again on April 29 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. Check the calendar for days and times.
Men’s Bible Study: The Men’s Morning Bible Study is also ongoing, 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, and RSVP at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4eaea628a3fd0-christ
Alleluia Choir: The final rehearsal for the end of year program will be Sunday at 3:30 PM. The program, entitled “Praise Is. . .”, will be performed on Sunday, April 29th, 4:00 pm in the church Fellowship Room. The congregation is invited to attend.
Children’s Ministry Update: We are still in need of some folks to sign up as VBS group leaders! Dates are July 16-19. Leadership meeting is this Sunday, April 22nd at 3:30 pm at the church (back Sunday school classroom). See our needs HERE. We are going to have BLAST together as we head to Space!
Senior Fellows: The Senior Fellows will have breakfast and a devotional at the church house on May 1 at 9 AM.
PCA MNA Disaster Response Training: Mission to North America (MNA) is charged by the General Assembly with coordinating the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) disaster response in the US and Canada. This vital mission is accomplished through disaster preparedness awareness & training in advance of disaster events and by providing support in response to disaster events. Preparedness training is conducted regularly through local and PCA-wide events. MNA Disaster Response provides support to PCA churches in disaster affected communities through a network of staff and volunteer damage assessment teams, first response teams, site managers, and key leaders. MNA recruits and mobilizes volunteers, receives and distributes supplies and equipment, brings awareness of specific needs, channels recovery funds, focuses prayer and provides spiritual encouragement to our PCA family and their communities.
Christ Pres will host a disaster response training session from 10 am until noon on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall. Mike Kennamer, who serves as the Disaster Response Specialist for the Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia (TAG) Region, will share about PCA MNA Disaster Response:
– Who they are
– What they do
– Why they do it; and
– How you can become involved
Your are invited to attend. Please see Jack Cooper or Joe Sims for more details.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Jeffery Daniels, 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 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).