Hi Friends,

This Sunday we are excited to have Doug Hayes from Covenant Mercies, a ministry that serves orphans in Africa, come and teach us about God’s heart for people that are often overlooked.  Join us to be inspired and equipped to be a difference maker this Christmas season.

Please take time to review our liturgy below and use it as a prayer guide to prepare our hearts for this gathering.   Also, be sensitive to how the Holy Spirit might be speaking to you and giving you a word of encouragement for our church.  If He does, I would love to hear it from you.  Finally, don’t forget to 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, please RSVP.  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/christ-church-south-philly-31522935663?s=125255171

Looking forward to being with you on the best day of the week!

Pastor Jeff

8am Sunday Prayer Meeting at Christ Church Building

8:45am and 11am Worship Service

Announcements

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 [email protected]

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 

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. (Psa 36:7-9 ESV)

Celebrating God in Song-  

  1. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
  2. He Who is Mighty

Welcome

Advent Reflection

Sermon: Generosity Beyond the Bounds of Reciprocity  

Text:    Luke 14:12-14

Speaker:  Pastor Doug Hayes

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

Responding to God’s Word in Song 

  1. Immanuel

Benediction 

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (2Pe 1:2 ESV)