Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
This Sunday our message will come from Hebrews 2:1-4. This passage begins with an inspired exhortation to “ pay much closer attention” to the truth that we have found in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Some might well ask if there is anything left for us to do, that we must do, once we come to a saving knowledge of Christ. After all, we are saved by grace apart from our works.
Well, here in this passages from Hebrews we find our answer. And what we will discover is that there is, indeed, something most critical that we all must do!
To state it from the positive side, the author exhorts us to “ pay much closer attention” to the Word of God. From the negative side, he warns us not to “ drift away” from the truth, and not to “ neglect” it either (vv. 1, 3). These commands and warnings certainly make it clear that there is much we are responsible for, even after we have experienced the all-sufficient grace and mercy of God in Christ!
Along with this, there is also in this passage the distinct, yet unspoken, implication that throughout the course of our Christian lives we will be confronted with the persistent temptation to slack off in our commitment to Christ and His Word. This is precisely the very serious situation that the original readers of this Epistle faced.
Our task on Sunday will be to explore what it means in practical terms for us to give our fullest and most focused “ attention” to the truth, especially in the midst of the very real temptations to ” neglect” and ” drift away” from His Word.
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:
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – Hymn 92 v.1-4
Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah
More Love To Thee, O Christ – Hymn 649 v.1,2,4
Transportation for Ms. Terry:
We are so thankful for all of you who have volunteered to bring Ms. Jean Terry to worship each week while the Terrys are out of town.
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Contact Kim Fohrell if you have any questions: email@example.com
The Senior Fellows breakfast will be at 9:00 AM Tuesday, March 3 in the Church Fellowship Room. Visitors are welcome.
At 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 3 Vinney Athey, UAH RUF Leader will lead a discussion on “Today’s College Environment for Christian Students and How We Can Help Prepare Them”. This should be of particular interest to families with children in college or approaching college. For more information, contact Joe Sims at 256-503-2853 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, March 17 at 10:00 AM the Senior Fellows will pick up Bags of Blessings supplies at SAM’s on South Parkway. Carpools will leave church at 9:15 AM.
On Monday, March 23 at 2:00 PM the Senior Fellows will attend the IMAX presentation “Winter Skies” at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. For more information, contact Jack Loose at 256-881-8953 or email@example.com.
Women’s bible studies and monthly fellowship lunches are on-going. Check the church website for dates and times.
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.
As you know, we have chosen July 13-16 for our VBS week this year. The theme is Olympics! It will be a wonderful time learning about Christ. I am planning to send out my volunteer need list the first of March. Please start praying about what you would like to volunteer with. I need as many as 40 volunteers to make this happen. I cannot wait to see all the people God raises to work with us this year!
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
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 March 1 from 4:30-6:15 PM.
Check this space for info about our next RUF snack signup!
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 email@example.com to offer your help. Thank you very much!
Save the date for the Spring Picnic on Sunday, April 5th at 4 pm at Monte Sano State Park. More details will come out next month, but for now, mark your calendars.
Have you noticed the beautiful flowers in the narthex and sanctuary? The Flower Guild places the flowers weekly. If you would like to assist in that ministry, please contact Donna Henry or Virdia Jastrebski.
In less than a month; June 17th-21st FCA’s camp (http://northalabamafca.org/madisoneast) 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!
Thank you so much!
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Ramona Edwards, 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; the Elys, expecting in September.
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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288 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763