Hi Friends,
Happy New Year! This Sunday, Christ Church is going to be getting back into our series in the Gospel of Luke.  We are going to be starting a section of Jesus’ most extended portion of teaching and I think God has some great things in store for us as we kick off 2019.  This Sunday we are going to be looking at what Jesus says leads to our fullest, richest, thriving, “Blessed Life”.
See you on the best day of the week!
Pastor Jeff

Sunday Service 10am

Call to Worship 

When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you. Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.  But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works. (Psa 73:21-28 ESV)

Celebrating God in Song (Playlist)

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Made Alive
Great is Thy Faithfulness

Welcome and Offering 


New Visitors Luncheon 

On January 13th, Pastor Jeff will be hosting a luncheon for anyone who has recently started attending Christ Church in the past few months.  This will be an informal time to hear more about our Christ Church family and meet some other leaders in the church.


May 23-25, 2019

Every other year, the Sovereign Grace Northeast churches gather for a multi-day event to enjoy fellowship, hear great preaching and worship together. In 2019, we’ll gather at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA. We’d love to have you join us! www.celebrationnortheast.org

Featuring: Kevin DeYoung

Transformation to Recovery Benefit Banquet 

We are having a Benefit Banquet for our addictions ministry on Sunday, February 24th, 5pm-8pm.  We are honored to have the Deputy Commissioner of DBHIDS, Roland Lamb, as our keynote speaker. We are also going to enjoy the musical talents of 2010 New Jersey Soloist of the Year Andy Boettcher, accompanied by jazz pianist Dr. Mark DiMarcangelo.

RSVP to Luke Heisinger (heisingerl@gmail.com) by January 31st.

Family Meeting

On January 27th from 5pm-7pm we will be having our annual church family meeting.  We will be laying out our plans for 2019 and prayerfully dedicating this coming year to the Lord and His mission. Please mark this date down on your calendar, so that you can prioritize attending.

Youth Group

Our youth group will be meeting Friday, January 12th, at 7pm here at the church. Parents and youth ages 12-18 years old are invited to join us for activities and a devotion. For more information email ccyouth@christchurchsouthphilly.org.

January Small Groups 

We are going to kick off our small groups again starting on January 15th. Pastor Jeff will be hosting each small group in January starting at 7pm and doing a survey of the book of Acts looking at “What Creates Missional Movement”.  Please attend the meeting the night that your small group typically meets. If you are not yet part of a small group, feel free to come any night. If you need the address of his house, you can email him at jeff@christchurchsouthphilly.org.  In February we will go back to our regular small groups format.

Dismiss Children to Christ Church Kids

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon:    Resolutions for the Blessed Life  

Text: Luke 6:17-26
Speaker: Pastor Jeff Boettcher

Personal Reflection

Sharing the Lord’s Supper 

Responding to God’s word in Song

O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
In Christ Alone


One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Phi 3:13-14 ESV)