Announcements – August 25, 2023

My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,
Each week as we gather for worship before Our Lord, we focus upon His death for our sins.  In fact, the vicarious, atoning death of Jesus for sinners like us is the pervasive theme and motive of our worship, adoration, gratitude, and our service.
Like all of the great truths of the Gospel, this one is also subject to becoming less amazing over time as we are continually exposed to it.  Perhaps we could say that there is always the danger of our becoming desensitized to such Biblical doctrines.
This propensity that we all share, to become less amazed and impressed over time, is at the heart of the question that we will consider this Lord’s Day.  We will return to a very familiar scene; the betrayal and arrest of Jesus, which took place near the Mount of Olives in the Garden of Gethsemane.  We will examine this remarkable episode from the perspective set forth by the Apostle Matthew in Matthew 26:47-56.
The Lord’s question for our study is found in verse 53: “Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?”
As you prepare for Sunday, be sure to read the other Gospel accounts of this same event as recorded in Mark 14:43-52, Luke 22:47-51, and John 18:1-11.
I love you all with all my heart!


New Members Class – For those interested in membership at CPC, our next new members class will be from 2 to 5 on Sunday, October 1st. Dinner and childcare will be provided. A sign up sheet will be in the narthex.

Children’s Ministry
• Sunday School: Sunday School returns on Sept. 10th at 9:15 a.m. Please register your infants -12th graders on Church Center.
• Nursery – If you would like to serve in our nursery during service, 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
• Tuesday Morning Fall Bible Study will start Tuesday, Sept 5th at 9:30am at the Church. Childcare will be provided. Topic: “When You Pray”.
• Evening Fall Study begins Tuesday, Sept 5th at 6:00pm at the home of Cynthia Keen.We are studying Jen Wilkin’s “Abide” on 1, 2, 3 John.
• Women’s Morning Fall Bible Study begins Wednesday, Sept 6th from 10-11:30am at the Church. Mike Calvert will continue his series on Ephesians.

Men’s Ministry
• Senior Fellows Breakfast -Tuesday, Sept. 5th, at 9:00am.
• Men’s Friday Bible Study – Our study of Ephesians 4-6 will begin on Friday, September 8th at 11:30.

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

Bridal/Baby Showers
• A bridal shower honoring Rachel Bailey will be held on Sunday, September 17th from 2-4pm at the home of Sarah Burgess.
• A baby shower will be held to bless first-time mom Maggie Tomlinson on Saturday, September 30th from 2-4pm at the home of Denise Brown.

Meals and Fellowship Ministries
Creations Fellowship and CPC Ice Cream Social TODAY – The creations showcase and ice cream social will be today from 3 to 5 at the church.
• 2nd Sunday Lunches will resume September 10th. Please join us after worship for a fellowship meal. See for detailed news and upcoming events.

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

Expecting – Please pray for 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