My Beloved Family in Christ Jesus,
One of the age-old issues among believers is the relationship between faith and works. This has been the case since the very earliest days of Christianity, and is evidenced by the fact that this subject is treated so frequently in the New Testament Scriptures.
Of course, we believe that works cannot save anyone. To use the rather graphic language of the prophet Isaiah, “all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away” (Is. 64:6).
But, nevertheless, works are vital to authentic Christianity. In fact, we would even say that they are absolutely essential to saving faith. Our Lord’s own brother put it this way: “For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead” (Jas. 2:26).
In Hebrews 11:17-36 we not only encounter a list of the names of faithful saints from the Old Testament, but also an impressive catalogue of works, the good works that resulted from a true and vital faith.
As we examine this passage together this Sunday, we will see what we can we learn from this combination of names and actions. There is a great lesson here about the relationship between our faith in Christ and our works performed in His Name, and by His power.
I believe we will discover much encouragement as we submit our hearts to God’s Holy Word.
I can’t wait to see you on the Lord’s Day!
All my love and prayers, always,
Meals for New Moms:
Hello Church Family!
The Prinzingers and Paseurs have grown! We get the privilege of blessing them with meals as they settle in at home. Below is the sign up.
Link to PRINZINGER Meal Schedule:
Link to PASEUR Meal Schedule:
Thanks so much!
Girls Craft Night:
We will have the second youth “Girls’ Nights” on Monday, December 6th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the home of Amy Schnorrenberg. All middle and high school girls are invited to join us for dinner, a vibrant devotion, and an extremely compelling activity.
Fall Youth Calendar
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.
The CARE Center:
We will collect Christmas gifts and pantry food items for the CARE Center on Sundays, Nov 28, Dec 5 and Dec 12. Gifts are requested by Dec 5. Place the donations in the labelled tubs in the Narthex. Lists of suggested items are available in a handout on the table in the Narthex.
The next Senior Fellows Breakfast and Bible Study will be be at 9 AM on December 7. Church members and visitors are invited to attend. If coming for breakfast, please notify Senior Fellows at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christmas Dinner will be Tuesday, December 7 at 6 pm at the Huntsville Country Club on Oakwood Avenue near the Pulaski Intersection. The cost is $25 per person for the sit down plated meal.
Payment can be handed to Denise Scrip at church this Sunday
If by check: make payable to Christ pres and put womens dinner in memo line
Bring raffle items to the dinner UNWRAPPED, please
Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on January 6 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.
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 email@example.com
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 matthew@christpreshamptoncove.
Sunday, November 21, 5:30 – Sunday Evening Gathering
Sunday, November 28 – NO MEETING. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Sunday, December 5, 5:30 – Sunday Evening Gathering with carol singing & Christmas Devotional
Monday, December 6, 5:30 – Supper Night (Restaurant to be determined) AND Movie at the Daughtrys – “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Friday, December 10 – Christmas Party at DJ Alhorn’s home
Sunday, December 12 – Winterlude Concert
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Ramona Edwards, Glen Mettler, Jean Terry, 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 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); Marcus and Jessica Nobles (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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benevolence needs: email@example.com
counsel and ministry needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
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youth ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org
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288 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763