My Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
This coming Lord’s Day, we will begin exploring what we have called the ‘three-fold assurance of salvation’ that Jude has employed to sustain his readers for the spiritual battle that confronts every generation of Christians. In verse 1 of his epistle Jude assures us that if we have received the gift of salvation in Christ Jesus, we are among “those who are called, beloved in God and Father, and kept for Jesus Christ.”
Each of these terms reveal something wonderful about the nature of our salvation, and, when understood, each offers profound assurance that despite the intensity of the raging conflict we are engaged in, we are safe and secure in our gracious standing before God. On Sunday, our focus will be upon the fact that all who belong to Christ are “called.” As we will see, this is one of the richest terms in all of Scripture, stretching back all the way to Abraham and terminating magnificently in our Lord Jesus Himself.
As you prepare for Sunday worship, let me suggest that you take a moment to read 1 Peter 2:9-12 where you will find some help understanding Jude’s use of the word “called.” Note especially verse 9 where Peter (like Jude does) applies the Old Testament promises, originally made to Israel, to the Church.
I hope to see you all on Sunday!
Sunday School is on hiatus and will resume September 11. During the Summer, fellowship will begin each week at 10 AM, with our regular service of worship beginning at 10:30 AM.
Youth Group Summer Fellowship Schedule:
Ultimate & Pizza (Church House) – Thursday, July 28th
Pool Night Cookout & 9 Square (Location TBD) – Thursday, August 18th
The Senior Fellows will have a game night at the Church House on July 19 at 6:45 PM.
Senior Sisters: The next meeting will be on July 21 at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact Suellen Dempsey, Kathy Cooper, or Kathy Hightower with questions.
Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on August 4 beginning at 11 AM at the Timbers Edge Clubhouse located at 1 Timbers Main, Brownsboro. It’s potluck – feel free to bring a dish or just yourself. If you have questions or transportation needs please contact Pat Galecki at 256-244-0612
We will have a CPC men’s golf outing at Robert Trent Jones Hampton Cove course on July 30 at 8:30 AM. We will play 18- holes on the par 3 course and then eat lunch at the clubhouse. A sign-up sheet will be forthcoming. When you sign up put an “A”, “B” or “C” by your name. “A” for frequent golfers, “B” for golfers that play every now and then and “C” for never play. Organizers will make equally matched teams of 3 or 4 (depending on how many play) and we’ll have a friendly competition. Each team will take the best score for each hole. The par 3 course will be a lot of fun for all levels of golfers so I encourage everyone to participate. Approximate cost for the golf is $18.00 and a cart is $13.00. POCs are Joey McCool (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David O’Neil (email@example.com)
The Career/singles group won’t have Sunday evening meetings during the month of July, but will resume in mid/late August. First Monday suppers will continue. For July, please join us for a picnic supper at the jazz band concert at Big Spring Park on July 11th. See Jim or Sharon Daughtry for details.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Juergen Haukohl, Collins Bailey, Virdia Jastrebski, Ramona Edwards, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, and Elizabeth Holton. Additional details may be found in the Ministries/Prayer Requests section of the church website.
Expecting: Please pray for the Thornhills (August); the Thompsons (September); the Elys (November).
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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Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763