Hi Friends,

Are you feeling discouraged? Doubtful? Feeling defeated by all that’s been going on? This Sunday we are going to see what Jesus has to say about when we feel like giving up. He’s got some good news for weary hearts.

This would be a great Sunday to invite some to church, either in person, or online.  If coming in person, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/christ-church-south-philly-31522935663?s=125255171

Also, just a reminder, but some of the pastors meet at 8am in the church offices for prayer every Sunday morning.  We would love to have you join us.

See you soon on the best day of the week!

Pastor Jeff


Thanksgiving Outreach: On Saturday, November 21st, we are partaking in an initiative with a number of other local churches in a special holiday food distribution. Join us as we share the love of Christ and seek to bless our neighborhood, as we hand boxes of food to help our neighbors during this holiday season. We need help loading up the boxes from 7:30AM-8:30AM and distributing them from the church from 10:45AM-12:30PM. Here is the link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HOzVoTCtipea18EE0EDIYz7yiH8UhHEEYgDeWV5ggSk/viewform?edit_requested=true 

Picnic at the Park: Join us today at 12:30pm for a picnic at Dickinson Square Park.  Bring your own food, but we will provide the fun!

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.

Family Meeting, Prayer and Praise: We look forward to gathering at the church building for a special time of prayer and worship on Saturday, November 14th, at 6pm.

Women’s Prayer Call: Join other ladies from the church in praying together during lunch on Monday 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

Children’s Ministry: Children’s Ministry is every Saturday 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

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. (Psa 95:1-3 ESV)

Celebrating God in Song- Troy Kaiser

  1. Only King Forever
  2. Crown Him With Many Crowns


Pastoral Prayer

Sermon:  Don’t Give Up on God

Text:  Luke 18:1-8

Speaker:  Pastor Jeff Boettcher

Lord’s Supper

Responding to God’s Word in Song – Troy Kaiser

  1. Lord I Need You
  2. Give Me Faith


 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)