Announcements – June 30, 2023

Beloved Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Another of the unusual questions that Jesus raised during His earthly ministry is the one we find recorded in Matthew 9:4. Jesus asked, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?
The rather baffling nature of this question seems obvious enough.  Our Lord would appear to be suggesting that we think with our hearts rather than with our minds or our brains.  And besides this, there is the very solid implication that Jesus knows such evil thoughts that bounce around within each of us.  So in order to make sense of this, we will have to consider how the Scripture as a whole describes the relationship between our hearts and minds.
But the focus of the whole episode (see vv. 1-8) is squarely upon “Why” this is so.
Why do we all think such awful things at times? Why do even the strongest and most dedicated of the Lord’s servants have flashes of the vilest scenes in their minds, not to mention the presence of words, contemplated actions, and attitudes that would be most embarrassing if exposed to others?
This coming Lord’s Day, we will allow this probing question raised long ago by our Savior to rest upon our souls.  And, surely enough, we will be blessed in ways we cannot even imagine as we come under the life-giving influence of our Great Shepherd’s voice!
I love each of you so very much!!

Children’s Ministry

• Save the date-Family fun picnic at the church house, Sunday, July 30th at 4pm.
• Nursery: Ladies, please consider serving in our nursery during a Sunday service. Seeking ladies who have already raised their children and would like to serve our young moms who need to be in worship. Please contact Amanda Dean.

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
• Monthly lunch 1st Thursday of the month at Timbers Edge Clubhouse at 11

Men’s Ministry
• Senior Fellows will have breakfast at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, July 11. Our Summer Book Study, We Cannot be Silent by Albert Mohler, meets every other Wednesday from June 21 to August 16.

CPC Ice Cream Social – Sunday, August 27. CPC will showcase CREATIONS by members of our church. If you are the creator of art of any type (e.g. pottery, sewing, paper crafts, writing, photography, quilting, poetry, flower arranging, woodworking), you are invited to display your talents in the CPC Fellowship Room during the Ice Cream Social. There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex. For more information contact Nancy Haukohl or Christina Bagdazian.

Career Ministry – Bible study & fellowship meets at the home of Jim and Sharon Daughtry, Sundays at 5:30 PM. See for detailed news and upcoming events.

PRAYER REQUESTS Healing – Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Collins Bailey, Perry Calvert, Bill Cowley, Elizabeth Holton, Steve Terry and Kristy York

Expecting – Please pray for the Paseurs due in August, the Prinzingers, Lancasters, Elliotts and Joe and Jennifer Calvert, all expecting in October and the Tomlinsons due in 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 and Marty Paulson (church plant in Scottsboro, AL)
• Gannon Miles (seminary student)
• The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center