Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
For those men among us who have sons, one thing is universally true about us. We all love to brag about them!
Our hearts are often filled with fatherly pride at their accomplishments. It would seem that there is something inside us, an irresistible power, that compels us to tell others about what they have done. And I strongly suspect that wherever we might look in our world, among people of any nation or culture, we will find fathers speaking of their sons with broad smiles across their faces, beaming with joy.
In the Epistle to the Hebrews, we discover this very thing in chapter 1, but on an infinitely greater scale!
From verses 4-14, the author of the inspired letter quotes from seven Old Testament passages which record the words of God the Father as He speaks proudly of His Beloved Son. And each of the seven passages reveals to the world something about the Son which makes Him vastly superior to the angels and all the heavenly hosts!
This Lord’s Day we will close out our examination of Hebrews 1 by looking at the first four of these seven Old Testament passages (vv. 4-8). Here, we will encounter God the Father who joyfully says, in effect, ‘Let Me tell you about My Son!’
Let us all pray that we will be swept up in our Father’s own holy pride as He speaks of the One who is our beloved Lord, Redeemer, and Friend!
I love you all so very much,
These are upcoming events and activities over the next few days at Christ Presbyterian Church.
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:
By Thy Mercy
Stricken, Smitten And Afflicted – Hymn 257 v.1-4
Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul
In Christ Alone
Transportation for Ms. Terry:
Women’s bible studies and monthly fellowship lunches are on-going. Check the church website for dates and times.
Save the date for our Women’s Quarterly Dinner which will be on Monday, Feb 24th at 6pm at the home of Jan Bailey. Signup Link: https://www.perfectpotluck.com/GZCC8055
Below you will find the Evite link for the shower coming up in March for Allison Perry, daughter of Mike and Sheron Perry. The info on date, time , location and map will be in the link. You will also find access to Allison and Luke’s registries listed in the “message from Host ” section of the invite. There is also listed a phone number to call if you have any further questions.
There will also be a shower for Lauren Tepool on Sunday, April 26th from 2-4pm at the home of Sarah Burgess.
VBS Survey Results
It appears the best date for VBS 2020 is July 13th to the 16th. Please mark your calendars and plan to help or attend! Get excited because this year’s theme is OLYMPICS!
The men are meeting at Panera at Bridge Street on Tuesdays at 6 AM to study Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vinney Athey, UAH RUF Leader, will speak on “Today’s College Environment for Christian Students and How We Can Help Prepare Them” at 10 AM, Tuesday. March 3 at the Church Fellowship Room. This should be of particular interest to all who now have or soon will have college students.
For more information, contact Joe Sims at 256-503-2853 or email@example.com
Continuing each Sunday at 5:30pm , the Career/Singles group will meet at the Daughtry’s house at 5726 Jones Valley Dr, 35802. Email them to get involved.
Youth Bible Study for Middle and High School continues February 16 from 4:30-6:15 PM.
It’s time for the Feburary RUF UAH SNACKS sign-up! They appreciate it so much! Our next opportunity is Monday Feb 24. Sign up will be SUNDAY in the narthex. Look for the RUF logo! Judi Fikes will be there to answer any questions. We collect the items on the Sunday morning before (Feburary 23) and they are brought over to campus for the Monday meeting. Please provide finger foods only. There will be item needs on the sign up sheet. Thank you for your help! It is an opportunity to be a part of the fellowship for the students. Be in prayer also for the large group meetings on Monday evenings!
Second Sunday Lunches:
Take Note! The remaining Spring dates are as follows: March 8th, April 5th (will be early because of Easter Sunday on the 12th) and May 3rd (will be early because of Mother’s Day on the 10th). Please contact Denise Brown firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your help. Thank you very much!
Request for Ushers:
Brothers and sisters, you may have noticed in recent weeks that we have been encountering a wonderful situation in the Sunday morning worship service: more people are attending. From another perspective, we’re experiencing overcrowding. This mainly affects persons who are visiting and arriving near the time the service is beginning. They have difficulty locating seats. To relieve this, the deacons would like to implement a team of ushers to assist those searching for a seat.
- Goal is to have 6 sub-teams of 4 ushers each. These would be amiable men ages 16 and up.
- A sub-team would serve 2 consecutive Sundays every 12 weeks.
- Operations would begin at 10:25 and cease at approximately 10:40.
- 2 entrance ushers would intercept those at the door who appear to need help and direct them to an interior usher. They would also restrict entrance during prayer and readings from the Word. Location: Narthex and rear of sanctuary.
- 2 interior ushers stay abreast of available seat locations, request those seated to shift when this would create needed space, and escort entrants to available spaces. Location: 3 interior aisles.
- You will have an official pin-on name tag identifying you as an usher. Dress nicely.
- Each sub-team will have a captain to coordinate readiness.
- A full schedule will be created in advance to facilitate absences and swapping.
This is a good but simple way to serve our church, enhance our Sunday welcome, and make a friendly initial connection with visitors.
Questions? Interested? Please contact the deacon in charge, Jack Loose (256 881-8953 or email@example.com), or sign up in the Narthex during February. A brief training session will be held in the sanctuary before we begin in March.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Pat Galecki, Bill Dent, Jacky Haynes, Steve Terry, John Baxter, Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, Elizabeth Holton, Janet Chou, and Nolan Osmer.
Expecting: Please pray for the Brackins, expecting in March; the Elliotts, expecting in May; the Libertos, expecting in August
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Noah and Karleigh Stephens (Thailand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); RUF at Alabama A&M; Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky and Alaina Garcia (church plant in Canada); Dieter Paulson (church plant in Scottsboro, AL); The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center.
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