This Sunday at CPC: August 19, 2018

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

– Ephesians 4:25-5:2 New International Version (NIV)

Reception of New Members: We welcome six new members to our church family.
Sacrament of Baptism: We celebrate the sacrament of baptism with two of our new members: Bahareh Barmayoun (9:00) and Jessica Buuck (11:00). Come share the joy!
Sermon  Anger, Giving Grace, and Imitating God
We’ll talk about the Bible’s advice on dealing with anger and the fascinating phrase “giving grace” – and how the wisdom we find here just might make us better friends, spouses, parents, and people.

Service Times

   9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for Preschool – 5th grade
 11:00 a.m.  Traditional Worship (children’s program, preschool – 5th

This Sunday at CPC: August 12

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
    and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
    and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
    and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
    and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
    and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
    and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
    Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

Isaiah 58:6-12 New International Version (NIV)

Scripture  Isaiah 58:6-12
Sermon  The Tension Between Sorrow and Celebration    Jessica Reese
This Sunday we welcome Jessica Reese back home to Christ Presbyterian Church!  Jessica is the daughter of Dennis and Kathy Reese, and the sister of Lauren, who (like her sister) serves CPC as youth leader. Jessica spent the last year in New Orleans as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) with the Presbyterian Church (USA), doing community ministry in a challenging setting. CPC supported her financially and with prayer during this last year, and today we look forward to hearing about her experience.

SERVICE TIMES

9:00 a.m.  Contemporary Worship
9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for Preschool – 5th grade
11:00 a.m.  Traditional Worship (children’s program, preschool – 5th)

Youth Sunday

Today was Youth Sunday at Christ Presbyterian Church, and a wonderful day it was. Worship leaders, preachers, musicians, prayers, children’s time, it was all spectacular. You can hear the sermons on the church’s YouTube channel, and they are well worth hearing!