Announcements – October 22 2021

Sermon Preview:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Hebrews 11:5 tells us about the mysterious Old Testament saint named “ Enoch.” This man, whose story is first recorded in Genesis 5:19-24, is the second person set forth in Hebrews 11 as a worthy example of persevering faith in Christ.

What’s really remarkable about this man is that, according to Scripture, he did not die! This places him in the same category as Elijah, the only two people in the Bible who never experienced physical death.

While Elijah was taken “ up by a whirlwind to heaven” (2 Kings 2:1), Enoch simply vanished! He “ walked with God; and he was not” (Genesis 5:24).

The author of Hebrews gives us a little more insight into what really happened to Enoch:

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for before he was taken up, he was attested to have been pleasing to God” (11:5).

This coming Lord’s Day, we will meet this ‘hero of faith’ as we consider the inspired words of Hebrews 11:5.

Until then, let’s pray that we, too, might learn to walk with our Lord and Savior more closely!

I love you all so much,



Children’s Ministry:

The Children’s Ministry is continuing our summer Fall Fellowships into the fall! We are gathering on Friday, 10/29 at 5:30 pm at the church/church house for chili, soup, and a few Reformation themed table activities/games for the children. It is always so good to get together with our church family!

As always, we welcome church members to come and fellowship with our young parents and hold babies 🙂


Ways you can help and/or support this event:

We look forward to a fun night together celebrating Reformation Day and fellowshipping together!

Youth Group:

Fall Youth Calendar

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.

Senior Fellows:

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

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 are ongoing! 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


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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