This coming Lord’s Day it will be our great joy to have Matthew Elliott, our Pastoral Assistant for Counseling, preaching for us. As you know, Matthew is not only serving as our counselor, he is also completing his PhD in Pastoral Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. We also anticipate that as he completes his doctoral studies, he will be preparing for licensure and ordination exams in our Presbytery.
As a part of his training and preparation, Matthew has been assisting the Session in the leadership of our worship services, as well as teaching Sunday School. Our Book of Church Order also permits those preparing for ordination to have occasions to preach. We will have just such an occasion this Sunday. Matthew will be preaching a message entitled, “With All Boldness: First Century Encouragement for a Twenty-First Century Church.” His text will be taken from Acts 28:30-31.
I am eagerly looking forward to hearing this message from the Word of God, and please join me in prayer for Matthew as he prepares to deliver it to us.
Prayer for High School Graduates on Sunday August 5
As you know, each year we set aside a special time of recognition and prayer for our High School graduates at the beginning of one of our Worship services. We will do it this year on Sunday August 5. If you or your child is one of our 2018 High School graduates and you will be in attendance on the 5th, please make sure that Ken Burnett has your name by this coming Tuesday, July 31.
I love you all and can’t wait to see you on Sunday!
August 2, 11:30 AM – Women’s Monthly Lunch
August 5, 2 PM – Kristy Hill Wedding Shower
August 7, 9:00 AM – Senior Fellows Breakfast
August 15, 6 PM – Diaconate Meeting
August 28, 10:00 AM – Senior Fellows at the North Alabama Railroad Museum
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:
Come Christians Join to Sing – Hymn 302, v.1-3
O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus – Hymn 535 v.1-3
Before the Throne
Come Thou Fount – Hymn 457 v.1-3
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.
Children and Youth Sunday School: We are in the process of organizing teachers and classrooms for our Fall semester Sunday school. Please register your child or youth (Infant to 12th grade) by clicking HERE.
Women’s Monthly Lunch: The next Women’s Monthly Lunch is August 2 at 11:30 AM.
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. Please consider serving our families in this way! We need help July 29, and August 26. Click HERE to sign up.
Senior Fellows: On Tuesday, August 7 at 9:00 AM the Senior Fellows will enjoy breakfast, fellowship and a devotional at the Church House. Guests are welcome. Also on Tuesday, August 28 at 10:00 AM the Senior Fellows will visit the North Alabama Railroad Museum at 694 Chase Rd. N.E, Huntsville. To carpool, meet at the Church at 9:30 AM. The Fellows will go to lunch afterwards.
Member Services Survey: Annually we issue a list of church members who offer skills or services to other members. These may be professional services or just shared skills. This list is sent only to members by email and is not posted on any web site. Of particular interest may be services offered by our youth. Attached is last year’s list dated March 2017. If you would like to add an entry to this list or modify/delete your prior entry, please send your information in the format shown to Jack Loose, email@example.com, by August 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Jack Loose by email or 256-881-8953.
Wedding Shower for Kristy Hill: Please join us August 5th at 2:00pm at the home of Jennifer Martin for a bridal shower to honor and celebrate Kristy Hill. See the link below for details and to RSVP.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: 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).
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Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763