Announcements – April 28, 2023

Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In that blessed prayer our Savior taught us to pray, one of the requests seems to be conditional.  In Matthew’s version of the Lord’s Prayer the condition is more explicit than in Luke’s account.
Note Matthew 6:12 . . .
and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
Then observe what Jesus adds to this in verses 14-15 . . .
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Luke’s account of the prayer is shorter at this point, for in 11:4 Jesus simply adds,
for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.”
The conditional nature of this petition has sparked many debates among the experts as to its meaning.  On first observation, it would seem to indicate that our being forgiven by God is grounded upon our having forgiven others for their sins against us.  However, as we will see on Sunday, there are some very good reasons for not reading the prayer this way.   So what, then, is the connection between our experience of God’s forgiveness and our granting forgiveness to others?
What a great joy it will be to open our Father’s Word together this Lord’s Day!
I love you all so very much!


HPRC May 4th Meal:  CPC will provide a meal on Thursday, May 4, for the Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center parenting class. It is a very simple, yet tangible, way to help this important ministry.

Please use this link for details and signup.

Children’s Ministry – Mark your calendars for VBS 2023: The Race is On! June 12-15 9:00am-12:00pm.

Women’s Ministry • Senior Sisters meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday, 10-11:30am • Senior Sisters exercise class meets Mondays at the church, 10-11:30am •Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study on Ephesians concludes May 17th •Monthly lunch is the first Thursday of the month at Timbers Edge Clubhouse at 11:00.

Men’s Ministry • Food and Fellowship – Wednesday, May 3rd at 6pm at the Burgess home. • Senior Fellows Breakfast first Tuesday of the month at 9 AM at the church. •Men’s Friday Bible Study – 11:30-12:30 at the church.

Youth Ministry – Our next youth meeting will be on Sunday evening, May 7th from 4:30 to 6:30 at the church house.

Career Ministry – Bible study & fellowship meets at the home of Jim and Sharon Daughtry, Sundays at 5:30 PM.

Church Spring Picnic Today! – Join us from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on the grounds of the church house. Please bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket for seating. See for detailed news and upcoming events.

PRAYER REQUESTS Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Collins Bailey, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, and Elizabeth Holton.

Expecting – Please pray for the Prinzingers, Elliotts and Joe and Jennifer Calvert, all expecting in October.

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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