Hi Friends,

I’m excited to kick off the advent season this Sunday.  I think Jesus has an important word for us as he asks us the question “Is Something Missing?  Please take time to review our liturgy below and use it as a prayer guide to prepare our hearts for this gathering.    Also, prayerfully consider who God wants you to invite this Sunday.  Send them a text with a link, or come out together in person.

If coming in person, don’t forget to RSVP.  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/christ-church-south-philly-31522935663?s=125255171

Looking forward to how God is going to meet us!

Pastor Jeff

8am Sunday Prayer Meeting at Christ Church Building

8:45am and 11am Worship Service


December Gift Collection: Covenant Mercies is an organization that exists to serve orphans in collaboration with indigenous local churches in the developing world. Through Covenant Mercies’ indigenous partnerships and years of ministry experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, they have learned that effectively breaking cycles of poverty means a significant and intentional investment in the education of children. This year we have the opportunity to help Lighthouse Christian School build their library by purchasing books which will be delivered to their school in February. You can participate by purchasing a book from the online wish list found here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/173Q1P7RUYVH2?ref_=wl_share. Or, you can select a title from the display in the church lobby any Sunday between now and December 20, 2020. Collections of purchased items will take place every Sunday at the church building between now and January 3, 2021. If you buy a book on the online wishlist you can also have it shipped directly to their office. For more information on Covenant Mercies and Lighthouse Christian School visit: https://covenantmercies.org/category/lighthouse-christian-school/

Small Groups: Our bi-weekly Small Group meetings are held Sunday afternoon at 12:30pm and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night at 7:30pm. Sign up at: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online.

Women’s Prayer Call: Join other ladies from the church in praying together during lunch on Tuesday at 12pm over the telephone.  To participate dial this number 1-646-558-8656 when prompted for meeting id hit: 820 1191 9450 #

Men’s Bible Study:  Our men’s Bible studies are studying 1 John. Meetings happen weekly on Tuesdays (7-8am) on Zoom and also bi-weekly on Wednesdays (7:30-8:30pm). To join, sign-up online: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online. 

CC Care FB: Check out our Facebook Group for resources for the community Christ Church South Philly Community Page

Special Advent Kids Church: During the Advent season Christ Church Kids Church will have a special Advent meeting on Saturdays at 10am on Zoom.  Join our email list by sending an email to info@christchurchsouthphilly.org.

Recovery Meetings: The combined New Life Recovery Meeting and Women’s Family Support Group meets on Friday night from 7-8:30pm via Zoom.

Online Giving: Give online at christchurchsouthphilly.org/give

Texting Numbers: New to Christ Church?- Text “CONNECT2CC” to 94000 // Want to connect more? Text “CONNECT2CC” to 94000.   

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Call to Worship (Playlist)

Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.  One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.  On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. (Psa 145:2-6 ESV)

Celebrating God in Song

  1. Rejoice
  2. Behold Him



Sermon:   Is Something Missing?

Text:    Luke 18:18-34 

Speaker:  Pastor Jeff Boettcher

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

Responding to God’s Word in Song – 

  1. The Goodness of Jesus
  2. Take My Life (Here I Am)


The God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1Pe 5:10-11 ESV)