Hi Friends,

I missed you all last week and I’m really looking forward to being back with you this Sunday.  We are going to be spending some time praising God for all He did in 2019 and looking forward together in 2020.  I’ll speaking on a topic that might sound odd at first, but is something the Bible holds out as one of the most transformational actions we can take.  This year our theme is GROW and I truly believe God has something to say to you this Sunday about how to embrace GROWTH in your life for His glory.
Looking forward to being with you on the best day of the week!
Pastor Jeff
Pre Service Prayer Meeting-9am
 
Light Fellowship-9:30am
Call to Worship

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in. Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! (Psa 107:1-8 ESV)

Celebrating God in Song (Playlist)

  1. God So Loved

  2. Grace Alone

  3. All Glory be to Christ

Welcome

Offering

Testimony  

Dismiss Children to Christ Church Kids

Announcements

Equip Class

There are questions that we can have, or that can be asked of us, that can set our mind into all kinds of disarray.  Questions like, how could a loving God allow so much suffering, or isn’t Christianity homophobic and hasn’t science disproven Christianity?  But what if these hard questions for the Christian faith were all actually sign posts leading the way into a deeper experience of faith? Come out to this class as we seek to explore hard questions and see how they lead us to Christ. The class will run from 8:45am-9:30am on Sunday mornings and child care will be provided.  You can sign up at bit.ly/ccspequip

Kirkbride ESL Classes

Our new semester of ESL classes and homework help at Kirkbride school begins on January 28 and runs for 10 weeks.  Classes are held from 3:15-5:00pm on Tuesdays at the school. We will end on March 31, which is the week before Spring Break.  All you need in order to help is your volunteer clearance paperwork. No experience necessary either to teach adults beginner English or to help students with homework.  Please join us! Contact Claire Bermudez at 267-902-8957 or [email protected] for more information.

Jude Women’s Bible Study

We are excited to begin our study in Jude together! The first week of the bible studies will be held on January 13th, 15th, 17th, or 19th. For more information contact Angie Boettcher: [email protected].

Small Groups

Our small groups will begin the 2020 year starting the week of January 6th! These groups are a vital part of our community life where we gather in smaller numbers to eat together, study the Bible and pray. You can find out more by grabbing a Small Group Info Card at our Info Table.

Second Sunday Lunch

After our Sunday Service on January 12th we will be having our monthly church luncheon.  This is a great opportunity for us to continue to build relationships together as a church community.   Food will be provided. If you are able, we ask for a $5 donation per person of $10 per family to help us offset the cost.

TTR Benefit Dinner

Benefit Dinner for Transformation to Recovery Tickets are now live at transformation.eventcreate.com for the 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner in support of our addiction recovery ministry Transformation to Recovery. Prices are $25 a seat and just $40 for couples. Ticket prices are waived for current Ministry Partners; this is our night to thank you. Spots are limited, so reserve yours today! Please see Luke Heisinger with any questions.

Sermon:  Resolved to Grow in Hospitality

  • Text:    1 Peter 4:8-11
  • Speaker: Pastor Jeff Boettcher

Personal Reflection

Sharing the Lord’s Supper

Responding to God’s word in Song

  1. Mercy

  2. O Church Arise

Benediction

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Rom 15:5-7 ESV)