Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
This Lord’s Day our sermon will be part three of our series on ‘Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Man in the Image of God.’ So far, we have looked at the image of God in creation, and we have considered the Biblical teaching on what this image is and its vast implications for our lives.
This Sunday we will examine Genesis 3:6, and we will be addressing the image of God and the fall, and how mankind’s sin against God has distorted and damaged this image. The question we will be grappling with is, in what ways has our sin against God affected our humanity?
As you know, our current Adult Sunday School class is designed to coincide with our sermon series. And this week, we will be discussing the effects of the fall upon our bodies and our desires, as well as probing the mysterious nature of temptation itself.
In preparation for both our Sunday School Class and the sermon, let me encourage you to reflect upon Genesis 3:1-20; Romans 1:18-32; James 1:13-15.
Once again let me ask that you pray fervently for our Marriage Enrichment Conference tonight with Rev. Nate Shurden. We look forward to a wonderful time of encouragement, instruction, and fellowship around God’s Word!
Also, for all our Middle and High School Students we will have our Youth Bible Study this Sunday from 4:30-6:15 PM at the Church.
Following our study, any and all of our Youth are invited to attend a showing of the movie ‘Overcomer’ for free! The movie starts at 7:15 PM at the Valley Bend Theaters (the link to the movie’s website is below where you can learn all about this Christian film). Please contact Ken Burnett for further details or any questions.
I love you all, and can’t wait to see you on Sunday!!
September 20, 6 PM – Marriage Enrichment Evening and Dinner
September 21, 8 AM – Church Work Day
September 22, 4:30 PM – Middle and High School Youth Study
September 22, 5:30 PM – Singles Fellowship at Daughtry home
September 24, 9 AM – Mother’s Morning Bible Study
September 24, 6 PM – Women’s Evening Bible Study
September 25, 10 AM – Women’s Morning Bible Study
September 29, 2 PM – New Members and Inquirers Class
October 3, 11:30 AM – Women’s Potluck Lunch at Timbers Edge Clubhouse
October 13, 12 PM – Second Sunday Fellowship Lunch
October 17, 6 PM – Women’s Potluck Dinner at home of Carol Calvert
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:
In The Shadow Of The Glorious Cross
We Will Feast in the House of Zion
Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Hymn 32, v.1-3
Doxology – Hymn 731
Children’s Ministry Notes:
For anyone who would like to volunteer in our baby nursery, our Fall semester sign-up is now live. Please click HERE and sign up for a couple of dates for the fall and winter months. Older teens are welcome to serve as well!
Save the date for the Reformation Celebration on Sunday, October 27th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. We are partnering with Cornerstone Pres to make this a really exciting event and get to hang out with our PCA neighbors! See our event page for the Save the Date. More details to come, but contact Amy Drown if you’d like to be involved in the planning. We are beginning to put together our tables/booths/games. If you would like to lead one of those, please email Amy.
The CARE Center:
The CARE Center in New Hope is seeking volunteers to serve as school day tutors and/or Lunch Buddies. If you would like more information, please contact Norman Dean or Molly Mullinax at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bags of Blessings:
Our church has volunteered to help October 15th with the Bags of Blessings ministry at the Care Center in New Hope. Packing begins at 6:00 PM and lasts around 1.5 hours. We need 25-30 volunteers. Sign up in the Narthex. Contact Norman Dean if you would like more information.
There will be a fellowship, Bible study, and round table discussion of various spiritual and theological topics on Sunday, September 22 at 5:30 at the home of Jim and Sharon Daughtry.
Second Sunday Lunches:
Women’s Fellowship Opportunities:
The women will continue their “First Thursday” monthly luncheons on October 13th. They start at 11:30 am at Timbers’ Edge Clubhouse. Other dates this semester are 11/7, and 10/5.
Our quarterly potluck is on Thursday, October 17th, at 6 pm at the home of Carol Calvert. Anyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share if you are able! Or drop in last minute for fellowship.
The Christmas Brunch for the weekly bible studies is December 4th.
The annual Ladies’ Christmas Dinner is Tuesday, December 10th, at 6 pm at Huntsville Country Club.
Mark your calendars for these fellowship opportunities. Contact Denise Scrip for any questions.
Church Work Day:
Church Work Day will be at 8 AM, Saturday, September 21. We will do landscaping, window/mirror washing and other clean up and improvement jobs. We need lots of helpers (men, women, youth) and some tools. A sign up for both will be in the narthex. A lite breakfast will be served. Don’t miss this opportunity to help beautify our church and enjoy great fellowship.
Check this space for future events.
New Member’s and Inquirer’s Class:
The next class will be held Sunday September 29, from 2-6 PM with dinner following. It is for all who are interested in Church membership at CPC. Taking the class does not obligate you to join, but is required for membership. Sign up in the Narthex.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Krystal Stafford, Steve Terry, John Baxter, Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, Chris Smotherman, Elizabeth Holton, Janet Chou, Ramona Edwards, and Nolan Osmer.
Expecting: Please pray for the Thoms, expecting in November, and the Brackins, expecting in March.
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).
general inquiries: email@example.com
benevolence needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
counsel and ministry needs: email@example.com
men’s ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org
women’s ministry: email@example.com
children’s ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org
youth ministry: email@example.com
senior fellows: firstname.lastname@example.org
288 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763