Every year, I work with the pastors to put together a preaching schedule where we lay out each text for all 52 Sundays and most of our time is spent going through one particular book of the Bible. We do this, because we want Christ Church to have a regular steady diet from God’s word instead of just picking and choosing various topics to look at each week. However, there are times when God steps in and interrupts this plan and leads us in a different direction. This Sunday is one of those times. In light of recent events that have been happening in our neighborhood, and the various ways that different people in our church are faced with challenges and uncertainties, we feel God would want us to go back to some bedrock truth to orient ourselves. Life can feel like a swirling storm if we aren’t tied down by something. It is easy to get get caught up in the wind and end up in all kinds of places. So in this time when the wind is definitely blowing against us, we are going to be spending time in looking at the life line, the anchor, the rope that holds down us as the wind around us rages, the bedrock truth found in Romans 8:31-32.
Every Sunday is a good Sunday to invite a neighbor our to church. However, I have to wonder if this might be a particularly good Sunday to do so. I’d encourage you to pray for the opportunity and then to take the opportunity. I believe God has a word that He wants us all to hear.
See you on the best day of the week
Pre Service Prayer Meeting 9am
Light Breakfast and Fellowship 9:30am
Call to Worship 10am (Playlist)
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand. I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing. (Psa 37:23-26 ESV)
Celebrating God in Song
- Generous King
- 10,000 Reasons
- O, Church Arise
Women’s Craft and Appetizer Night
Ladies, join us on November 10th at 6:30pm for an evening of appetizer foods, craft making and fellowship to help us get in the holiday mood and get to know one another better. We will guide you through 2 pretty crafts to help you prepare your hearts for the most wonderful time of the year! Sign up on the back table or through the link in your email. Cost is $10 for supplies. Venmo ChristChurchSouthPhilly or pay in person to Jess Slingerland.
On Saturday, November 16th at 5:30pm we will be hosting our annual Friendsgiving Dinner. This event is a special opportunity each year where we get to gather and bless our neighbors and friends with a meal here at our church. As the event approaches we encourage you to take time this week to pray for the event, and also pray for the friends and neighbors who you have invited or plan on inviting out to the event.
Friendsgiving Dinner Volunteering
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please fill out the insert found in your program and place it in the black pocket on the chair in front of you or in the basket found at the Info Table. In addition, if you are not part of a small group, but would like to contribute food for the event, there is a sheet found at the Info Table which you can fill out and find the details of how you can contribute food.
Dismiss Children to Christ Church Kids
Sermon: God Always Wins
Text: Romans 8:31-32
Speaker: Pastor Jeff Boettcher
Sharing the Lord’s Supper
Responding to God’s word in Song
- See a Victory
- A Mighty Fortress is our God
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. (Heb 12:1-3 ESV)