Announcements and Order of Worship – July 6 2018

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Beloved Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

This coming Lord’s Day we will examine one of the most striking passages in all of Scripture. It describes the wonder, glory, sovereignty, and power of our Lord Jesus Christ in terms that are as awe-inspiring as they are mysterious.  Our sermon text will be taken from Colossians 1:15-20.  In this passage, which some New Testament scholars believe to be an early hymn composed by the first Christians, Paul provides us with a stunning picture of our Savior.

Here, the Apostle teaches us that Jesus is both the Lord of all creation (vv. 15-17), and the Lord of redemption (vv. 18-20). There is an abundance of eternal treasures in these inspired words, and I hope you will prayerfully meditate upon them as we prepare our hearts to worship our Savior together this Sunday.

Then, don’t forget that Seth and Jessica Lewis, our missionaries serving in Ireland, will be with us next Sunday July 15.  There will be a fellowship with them and their family at 9:15 AM that morning in our fellowship area.  And then we will hear a report from Seth in our worship service.

Have a blessed weekend, and I love you all!


Upcoming Events:

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 18, 6 PM – Diaconate meeting
July 19, 6 PM – VBS Family Night Dinner
July 21, 6 AM – Men’s Whitewater Rafting Trip
July 22, 3 PM – Baby Shower for Meghan Elliott
August 2, 11:30 AM – Women’s Monthly Lunch
August 5, 2 PM – Kristy Hill Wedding Shower

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:

God of my Life to Thee I Call
Sweet Comfort
It Is Well With My Soul (Hymn 691, all 4 vs)
Wonderful Merciful Savior


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.

VBS Needs: We are TWO weeks away from VBS week, and I just want to make sure all our people are registered so that we can finalize our plans! Here are the details:

  • July 16-19 (M to Thurs)
  • 9 to 11:30 am
  • Family Night dinner on Thursday at 6 pm to celebrate (congregation invited)
  • Final volunteer meeting on Sunday, July 8th at 4 pm at the church for all those involved (including youth).

Please click on the links below to register your children.  If you are a volunteer, please go ahead and use the Volunteer link so I’ll have your t-shirt size (free tee). Cost is $10/child and can be dropped in the offering box OR given to Jack Cooper anytime (or brought to VBS Day 1).

Child Registration {Completed PreK to Completed 5th grade}
Youth Volunteer {6th grade and up}
Adult Volunteer

There is also a link to sign up to provide snacks for the volunteers: Snacks for volunteers

Feel free to forward to a friend or neighbor. Please contact Betsy Morgan if you have any questions about online registration.

Baby Shower for Meg Elliott on Sunday, July 22nd at 3 pm at the church. Please join us as we celebrate the arrival of their baby girl. The Evite is HERE (please RSVP).

Music: Attention instrumentalists and vocalists! We are currently in the process of putting together a list of people of high school age and older in our congregation who would like to share their musical gifts in occasional special musical events at the church. Please indicate your interest by sending an email to Rich Bagdazian at and include the word “music” in the subject line. Indicate what instrument you play or if you are a vocalist, what part you sing. We will contact you within a few weeks with additional information after everyone has had an opportunity to respond.

Women’s Monthly Lunch: The next Women’s Monthly Lunch is August 2 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 for weekly encouragement and accountability.

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! We need help July 29, August 5, and August 26. Click HERE to sign up.

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).


general inquiries:
benevolence needs and prayer:
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youth ministry:
senior fellows:

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