Announcements – August 5 2022

Sermon Preview:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

As you are well-aware, there are some places in the Word of God where we encounter significant difficulties with interpretation.  Some passages are more obscure than others, at least as we seek to get to the meaning of words penned more than two-thousand years ago. What might be problematic for us today was not so difficult for believers in the past. They were much closer to the events recorded in the Bible, not only in terms of time, but also in terms of culture.

One such place of immense interpretive difficulty is found in Jude 1:6. In this verse, Jude provides the second of three examples of God’s righteous judgment upon those who turn away from Him in unbelief, practice moral anarchy, and seek to harm His people.  Jude makes a reference to,

the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling.”

As we read this verse, we have a number of critical questions:

When did this sin happen?

What did this sin consist of?

Are there other Biblical passages that relate to this sin?

What does this account have to do with the danger of false teachers?

What did Jude’s original audience know about this sin, and how did they interpret and apply it?

And perhaps the most pressing question of all is, why should we care about the details of this strange happening?

Well, this is what our sermon will deal with this coming Lord’s Day.  I am convinced that since this verse is in Scripture, it is a divinely inspired and timely word for us today.  Despite the challenges related to its interpretation, the Spirit of God has included it in the Bible for our edification.

Let’s pray that as we study it together, we will learn more about the Gospel and the grace and victory of our Lord and Savior!

I love you all so dearly,



Summer Schedule:

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.

Greeting Ministry:

We are looking for church members who are willing to help us form a team of greeters at Christ Presbyterian Church. The primary function of this ministry is to welcome visitors and members on Sunday mornings. This, of course, is a very tangible and accessible way to serve and support the work and worship of the church. Greeting our visitors and members helps our church body fulfill the command to “welcome one another as Christ as welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Rom 15:7). You may serve individually or with your spouse or family. If you are looking for a way to get plugged in to the work of the church, please consider this ministry. You can reach out to Matthew Elliott for more information.

The CARE Center:

CPC will help restock the CARE Center food pantry in August.  If you can help, please place items below in box in narthex: cereal, powdered milk, protein drinks (like Ensure), shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, adult diapers, laundry detergent, dish soap. See Joe Sims with questions.

Youth Group:

The youth are invited to a pool night and cookout on Tuesday, August 16th from 5:30 to 8. The event will be at Jason and Julie King’s house: 4905 Preakness Circle, Brownsboro AL 35741.

Feeling the need to help serve? We could use some help! We are in need of a few parents to stay and help chaperone as well as a few extra sides and desserts for our meal. If you can help, please let us know on the sign-up form below!

Click here to let us know you are coming!

Let me know if you have any questions:

Youth Sunday School:

Parents, please register your child/youth for Sunday School via the Church Center App (Signups) or the link below (will ask you to log-in as member or guest). This will help us as we make plans for another exciting year of classes for nursery to 12th grade! Go to your app or click HERE to register. Thanks!

Children’s Ministry:

Back to School Bash at Hidden Lake Pool is Sunday, 8/7 from 4 to 6 pm. If any others would like to stop by and visit with us, please RSVP HERE. We’ll serve pizza at 5 pm and ask anyone who is able to bring a fun dessert to share!

Senior Fellows:

The Senior Fellows will have breakfast on September 6 at 9 AM.

Senior Sisters:

Next Senior Sisters meeting is on Aug 18th. This will be a fellowship luncheon at Grandma’s House Restaurant 3980 Old Hwy 431 at 11am. For more info please contact Kathy Hightower, Kathy Cooper, or Suellen Dempsey.

Women’s Ministry:

Bible Studies:

Mom’s Bible Study will start Tuesday, September 6th
Time: 10-1130 am
Teacher: Amy Schnorrenberg
Topic/Book: TBD
Location: Christ Pres Fellowship Hall

Morning Bible Study will start Wednesday, September 7th
Time: 10-1130 am
Teacher: Mike Calvert, our pastor
Topic/Book: Devoted To God by Sinclair Ferguson
Location: Christ Pres Fellowship Hall

Evening Bible Study will start Wednesday, September 7th
Time: 6-730 pm
Facilitator: Cynthia Keen
Topic/Book: In View of God’s Mercies: The Gift of the Gospel in Romans by Courtney Doctor
Location: Christ Pres Fellowship Hall

Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on September 1 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

Men’s Ministry:

We want to invite you to the Christ Presbyterian Church Fall Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, August 27th from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the church Fellowship Hall.  Step Morgan will be our speaker.

Step Morgan is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson MS and is currently serving as the senior pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Cookville, TN. He is married to Jessica Morgan and they have five children. Step will be sharing his personal testimony of his bicycle accident in 2020 and his reflections as a Christian man leading his family in a time of crisis.  A catered breakfast will be served.  A donation basket will be available to help offset the cost of the caterer.  A donation of $5.00 to $10.00 is suggested. The last day to register for the event is Wednesday, August 24 so we can get an accurate headcount for the caterer.  Click here to register for the event:

Prayer Requests:

Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: 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