Announcements and Order of Worship – June 7 2019

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Church Family,

This coming Sunday, Rev. Jim Daughtry will be continuing his two-part sermon series on John 1:1-18. This week’s message is entitled ‘Behold Your God: Part Two.’

We appreciate Jim filling our pulpit while Mike is out on vacation, and please lift Jim up in your prayers are he prepares to deliver God’s Word to us.

Upcoming Events:

June 14, 11:15 AM – Senior Fellows Team A Downtown Rescue Mission feeding
June 21, 7 PM – Senior Fellows attend City Lights and Stars Concert
July 11, 11:30 AM – Women’s Monthly Lunch at Timbers Edge Clubhouse
July 17, 6 PM – Deacons Meeting
August 11, 4:30 PM – Psummer Psalms recitation
September 8, 9 AM – Sunday School resumes
September 20, 6 PM – Marriage Dinner

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:

And Can It Be – Hymn 455 v.1,3-5
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
Holy, Holy, Holy – Hymn 100 v.1-4
Joyful, Joyful


Summer Schedule: Christ Pres is on Summer Schedule, which means Sunday School and regular weekly activities are on hiatus. Our weekly time of fellowship begins at 10 AM, with worship beginning at 10:30 AM. Regular weekly activities resume September 3 and Sunday School resumes September 8.

FCA:  In less than a month; June 17th-21st  FCA’s camp ( will be held right across the street! I get the privilege of helping to serve lunch at that camp. Each year members from our church have donated food items, and volunteered to help prepare, serve and clean up lunch each day during camp as well as the very large family night meal on Wednesday June 19th. Much of the food served is donated by local businesses and individuals. Our church has supplied many needs for past camps; specifically dessert and side dishes for the coaches and staff table, coffee needs for the coaches and staff each morning, a fun dessert for the 13 year olds attending camp their last year, and HOURS of hands on help in the kitchen. This is such a blessing to so many! The kitchen staff is unusual in that we get to serve and come into contact with most everyone attending and working the camp. Having a team of people to help this run smoothly I believe allows more moments to spend pointing those kids to the gospel….the whole reason this camp happens!  If you would like to join me and several others from our church body in helping during camp please contact me! I think we have a lot of fun in the kitchen!  If you would like to donate food items I have a sign up genius for specific food needs. If you have any questions contact me! I love to chat about what we are doing and how this camp blesses so many!

Thanks, Erica McNeese

HPRC: We are partnering with the Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center to offer support for their ministry to families in Huntsville. On Mother’s Day we will have information available to determine how you can be involved at the Welcome desk. You can also stop by and pick up a baby bottle to deposit your pocket change (dollars and checks also accepted) every day to collect funds for the center. The bottle can be returned every Sunday in May in the Narthex with the final collection date on Father’s Day. This would make a great project for your children to be involved in, too. Watch for details this summer on an upcoming baby shower to gather baby supplies for the center to help the new mothers. Contact Christina Bagdazian, 256.812.2442, with any questions.

Psummer Psalms: Everyone in the congregation is invited to memorize one entire Psalm this summer, then join us for a recitation at the church, followed by ice cream, Sunday, Aug 11, 4:30pm. “How sweet are your words to my taste…” Psalm 119:103  Recitation can be individual, or together in a group or family. We had a great group last year–young and old sharing God’s word out loud and with conviction. If interested, email for periodic encouragement and accountability.

Senior Fellows: On Friday, June 14 the Senior Fellows will serve at the Downtown Rescue Mission. They will meet at 11:15 AM and start feeding at 11:30 AM. Carpools will leave the church at 10:30. On Friday, June 21 at 7:00 PM (show starts at 7:30) the Senior Fellows will attend the Burritt on the Mountain City Lights & Stars Concert to see the In the Mood Band (Richard Bagdazian). Buy tickets on line at The address is 3101 Burritt Drive. Carpools will leave the church at 6:30 PM.

VBS: VBS registration will be live on June 12. We still need volunteers, so please see Ashley Turnbull to sign up to help!

Nursery: Baby nursery volunteers are needed for the summer semester. Please click HERE to sign up for 1-2 Sundays over the course of the summer. Our babies love our member volunteers!

Greeting Ministry: I wanted to make you aware of an opportunity to support the work and worship of the church.  As the church has grown, we have noticed the need to expand and organize our greeting ministry on Sunday mornings.  It is a significant and tangible opportunity to welcome visitors and members each Sunday morning.  Though in a different context, we often overlook the fact that Paul regularly greeted the churches in his letters as well as encouraged Christ’s disciples to greet one another. I wanted to invite you to serve in this way, offering up 30 minutes on a Sunday morning to open doors, hand out bulletins, direct to visitors according to their needs, and simply welcome people to worship.  Members at all stages and stations of life are encouraged to serve.  For couples, it is a unique opportunity to serve your local church together. If you are interested, please navigate to the sign-up form (link below) for opportunities to serve during the summer months of June, July and August.  You are certainly welcome to sign up for multiple Sundays if you desire.  Upon signing up, you will receive a brief informational on ‘what to do.’  The sign-up form will generate a reminder email for you two days before the Sunday you are scheduled to serve.
Thank you for your consideration of serving in this way.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

In Him,
Matthew K Elliott

Prayer Requests:

Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: John Baxter, Pat Galecki, Jim Daughtry, Jim Garner, Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, Katie Jackson, Chris Smotherman, Elizabeth Holton, Janet Chou, Ramona Edwards, and Nolan Osmer.
Expecting: Please pray for the Bryant family, expecting in September, and the Thoms, 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).


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