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Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

It is so good to be back with you after some blessed days off.  Thank you for your kind prayers for us as we were away on vacation. We feel refreshed and rested, both physically and spiritually.

I want to especially express my deep appreciation for Rev. Jim Daughtry who so skillfully filled our pulpit for us the last two Sundays.  So many of you have reported to me how you were richly fed by Jim’s preaching.  Thank you dear brother for being available, and for being used of the Lord in such a wonderful way. One of the most treasured blessings a pastor can have is the assurance that while he is away, both the pulpit and the people are in good hands! We love you and Sharon and your dear family, and it is such an honor to have you among us!

This coming Lord’s Day we will resume our messages from the Epistle to the Colossians. Our text will be Colossians 1:13-14.  In these two verses Paul tells us about our salvation, and, more particularly, about what God has already accomplished for us in Christ His Beloved Son.  You may remember that the Bible speaks of our salvation in three ways: 1) what our Father has done, once and for all; 2) what our Father, through the Holy Spirit, is doing now; and 3) what our Father is yet to do for us in the future.

In this passage, Paul’s chief interest is in what has already been done for us. Namely, the Father has delivered us from darkness, transferred us into the kingdom of His Son, redeemed us, and forgiven us of all our sins. On Sunday we will explore these ‘once-for-all’ blessings that we all share in our Savior and Lord.

Meet Our Missionaries: Part Two

On Sunday morning, July 15, it will be our great joy to have Seth and Jessica Lewis with us, our missionaries serving in Ireland.  There will be a fellowship with them and their family at 9:15 AM that Sunday morning in our fellowship area.  And then we will hear a report from Seth in our morning worship service.

Pray for VBS—July 16-19

I wonder how many of us who are adults came into the Kingdom of God through Vacation Bible School.  I have nothing but fond memories and sincere gratitude as I recall my childhood years attending VBS in our church each summer.  Ours will be Monday July 16 through Thursday July 19 from 9:00-11:30 AM each day.  Please join me in fervent prayer for Ashley Turnbull, our Children’s Ministry Coordinator, and her team of teachers and helpers who are preparing for this important week in the life of our children and our whole church family.

I love you all so very much, and I can’t wait to see you on the Lord’s Day!

Mike

Upcoming Events:

July 2, 6 PM – Senior Fellows Concerts in the Park
July 5, 11:30 AM – Women’s Monthly Lunch
July 8, 4 PM – VBS Volunteer Meeting at the church
July 15, 9:15 AM – Meeting with Seth and Jessica Lewis (Missionaries to Ireland) at church
July 16-19 – Vacation Bible School
July 19, 6 PM – VBS Family Night Dinner
July 21 – Men’s Whitewater Rafting Trip

Order of Worship:

You can access this week’s Order of Worship by clicking here

If you’d like to sing the songs with your family beforehand, the songs for this week are:

How Sweet To Wait Upon the Lord
Stricken, Smitten And Afflicted (Hymn 257, all 4 verses)
Abide With Me
In Christ Alone

Announcements:

Summer Schedule: Christ Presbyterian is on Summer Schedule. There will be no Sunday School, and regularly scheduled bible studies for men, women, and youth are on hiatus. Fellowship will be each Sunday at 10 AM, with worship beginning at 10:30 AM. Check this space for information regarding when the normal schedule will resume, including dates and times for specific studies and activities.

Women’s Monthly Lunch: The next Women’s Monthly Lunch is July 5 at 11:30 AM.

Missionary Meeting: You’re invited to fellowship with Seth and Jessica Lewis, missionaries to Ireland, on Sunday morning July 15 at 9:15 AM at the Church

Men’s Whitewater Rafting Trip: After surveying the congregation, it looks like July 21 is the Saturday that accommodates the most people. Adam Turnbull will be in touch shortly with those expressing interest. Please contact him if you have any questions.

Psummer Psalms: It’s not too late to sign up for memorizing a Psalm this summer. If interested, email darondrown@gmail.com for weekly encouragement and accountability.

Senior Fellows: On Monday, July 2 the Senior Fellows will attend Music In The Park at Big Spring International Park (behind the Huntsville Museum of Art) to hear the Huntsville Concert Band and In the Mood Big Swing Band (Richard Bagdazian is member). Bring chairs, picnic dinner, etc. Food is available from vendors. Meet at the Kennedy Memorial Torch at 6:00 PM. If you’d like to carpool from church at 5:30 PM please let Joe Sims know. Bring your spouse, kids, grand-kids, pets, friends. Come for the music, stay for Joe Sims dancing the night away.

Participation in PCA MNA Disaster Response: Members of our church met in May with a representative of the PCA Mission to North America Disaster Response Ministry. This PCA ministry provides support to PCA churches in disaster affected communities. We are considering forming a disaster response team within our church to help out when disasters occur within our presbytery. We need at least 8 team members; we now have 4. If you are interested in becoming a part of our disaster response team, contact Alan Cockrell at alanhcockrell@gmail.com.

Baby Nursery Volunteers: Moms of babies/toddlers, please sign up to work in our baby nursery at least once this summer. I also encourage all ladies of the church to sign-up. We are down a staff member there (Mrs. Irene had shoulder surgery) until the fall. Please consider serving our families in this way! There are still a couple of Sundays open. Click HERE to sign up.

VBS Needs: Final VBS Volunteer meeting is Sunday, July 8th at 4 pm at the church. If you are a volunteer, please plan to attend.

VBS is 7/16-19 and Registration is OPEN. Please go ahead and register your kids/volunteers so that we can start buying supplies. Feel free to invite a grandchild or neighbor. Cost is $10/child and can be dropped in the offering box anytime. Please click on the links below to register your children or as a volunteer. We need that information for t-shirts. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt.

Child Registration {Completed PreK to Completed 5th grade}
Youth Volunteer {Completed 6th grade and up}
Adult Volunteer
Please contact Betsy Morgan if you have any questions about registration. The congregation is invited to a Family Night dinner on Thursday, 7/19 at 6 pm.

Prayer Requests:

Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Bruce Hughes, Debbie Hill, 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, and the Ely family, expecting in November.
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).

Emails:

general inquiries: admin@christpreshamptoncove.org
benevolence needs and prayer: deacons@christpreshamptoncove.org
men’s ministry: men@christpreshamptoncove.org
women’s ministry: women@christpreshamptoncove.org
children’s ministry: children@christpreshamptoncove.org
youth ministry: youth@christpreshamptoncove.org
senior fellows: seniorfellows@christpreshamptoncove.org

Address:
288 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

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