Announcements – October 15 2021

Sermon Preview:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

When you think of the names Cain and Abel, what comes to mind?

Well, most of us think about the first murder committed in the history of the human race. Of course, we all know that it was Cain who murdered his younger brother Abel in cold blood (Genesis 4:8).

But what if there is something else, something of maximum importance, that should fill our minds when we remember this ancient pair of brothers?

The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews takes us back to Genesis 4 as he begins listing the individual examples of saving, persevering faith in chapter 11.

The first name mentioned is that of “ Abel” (11:4).

Remarkably, there is no mention of his murder at all! The only point of emphasis the author draws from Genesis 4 is that, “ By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain” ( NASB).

This coming Lord’s Day we will examine this simple inspired phrase that depicts the man called “ Abel.” And we will learn how his example of “ faith” instructs and challenges us today!

I love you all so very much!



Children’s Ministry:

Warm up those crockpots and join us for a Children’s Ministry Fall Fellowship and Chili Cook-off October 29 from 5:30-7:30 at the church house. We will have a couple of Reformation Day games and crafts for the kids so come ready for a sweet time of fun and fellowship. Church family and guests welcome! Click the link below to RSVP and indicate if you plan to enter some chili for potential Christ Pres Chili Champ bragging rights!

Youth Group:

Fall Youth Calendar

October 17th – Youth Group
October 24th – Youth Group
November 7th – Youth Group
November 21st – Youth Group
December 5th – Youth Group
December 12th – Christmas Party

*All dates are Sunday evenings. Youth group is from 4:30 to 6:30.

Girls’ Night:

We will have the first of two youth “Girls’ Nights” on Monday, October 18th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the home of Jeff and Denise Brown. All middle and high school girls are invited to join us for dinner, a vibrant devotion, and a very compelling activity. Please feel free to bring a friend!

Senior Fellows:

The next Senior Fellows Breakfast will be 9 AM, Tues, Nov 9. The topic will be Issues facing the PCA.

Urgent Call for Help to Support Redeemer PCA in Scottsboro

Pastor Dieter Paulson from Redeemer Presbyterian Church has requested help from Christ Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct. 16. There are multiple tasks needed to occupy their new meeting facility this month.  The scope of the effort will require 15-20 men and women to perform carpentry, painting, cleaning, etc. Tools needed include a miter saw, air compressor, nail gun, paint brushes, utility knives, and general carpentry tools and knee pads.

If you can help with labor and/or tools, please sign up in the narthex on Sunday, Oct 10 or email Joe Sims at ( by Wednesday, Oct 13.

Work at Redeemer Pres will start at 9 AM on the 16th.  If you would like to convoy with Christ Pres, please arrive at our church at 8 AM.

Redeemer Presbyterian Church address is 3307 S. Broad St., Scottsboro, AL

Thank you.

Limited Home/Auto Safety Checks for Christ Presbyterian Church Members:

Upon request the Senior Fellows or other CPC volunteers may perform limited home and/or auto safety checks for CPC members with the goal of maintaining a safer environment in homes and autos. This ministry is intended for CPC members needing assistance such as the elderly, widows, or those who cannot find someone to help.  The Senior Fellows and volunteers time is provided free of charge in the nature of neighbor helping neighbor. To request a limited home or auto safety check, refer another CPC member who might need help or to learn more about helping with this ministry, contact Senior Fellows at or ask any Senior Fellow or Deacon for help.

Women’s Ministry:

Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on November 4 beginning at 11:30 at the Timbers Edge Clubhouse located at 1 Timbers Main, Brownsboro. It’s potluck – feel free to bring a dish or just yourself.

Fall Bible Studies:

The fall Bible studies have resumed! The Tuesday study for mothers meets at 9:30 AM at the church. Contact Amy Schnorrenberg for more info. The Wednesday studies meet at 10 AM and 6 PM at the church. Contact Denise Scrip for more info.

Men’s Ministry:

Bible Study: We would like to invite all CPC men to our Fall Bible study series!

Title – Knowing the Times: A Look at Contemporary Works on Race, Social Justice, Wokeness and Christianity

Description – The church has always grappled with competing worldviews, issues of race, and alternate systems of morality. In modern society, we acutely feel the shifts in our society with our increased accessibility to information at our fingertips at all hours of the day. We would like to invite our men to our Fall study on issues of CRT, wokeness, and the response of the evangelical church. Led and taught by Dr. Mike Calvert, we will take several contemporary Christian works as starting points for our study and discussion. Among these works include Voddie Baucham’s Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe and Owen Strachan’s Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel.

Time – Friday from 11:30 to 12:30. Please bring a bag lunch to enjoy while we study and discuss.

Locale – Church fellowship hall (to attend via Zoom, contact Senior Fellows at )

Schedule – We will meet a total of 10 sessions with our first meeting on Friday, September 24th. Our final meeting will be on Friday, December 10th. skipping Friday, October 8th for Fall break.

Please make plans to join us for this important study! If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Elliott at

Fellowship Lunch Groups: Men’s fellowship groups are now forming. The purpose of these groups is to facilitate getting to know our brothers in Christ and enjoy time together. Groups will form around October 12th and run through the Spring Semester, ending around Memorial Day. Normally, groups will meet together for lunch, but it is flexible. Groups could play golf together, go to a Trash Pandas game … whatever you decide to do. For more information, please contact Norman Dean You may sign up in the narthex or online at this link:


The weekly bible study and fellowship for career/singles meets at 5:30 PM Sunday evenings at the home of Jim and Sharon Daughtry.

Prayer Requests:

Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Suzanne Nimon, Lincoln Ely, Dave Angotti, Zig and Virdia Jastrebski, Ramona Edwards, Bill Dent, Jacky Haynes, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, and Elizabeth Holton.
Expecting: Please pray for the Prinzingers and Paseurs, both expecting in November, as well as the Elliotts, expecting in March.
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); Amos and Jessica Williams (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); Gannon Miles (seminary student); The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center.

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