If God is loving, then why is there so much suffering in the world?  Why do things like COVID-19 happen?  Why is there so much evil, harm and hurt that can occur?  Where is God when the worst happens?  These are some of the questions we will be looking at together this Sunday as we continue in our series Questioning Christianity.

I can’t wait to be with you in person and online!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Jeff

Sunday Prayer Meeting 9am

Announcements

Small Groups: Join one of our bi-weekly Small Groups online meetings this week. They will be held Sunday afternoon at 12:30pm (new!) and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night at 7:30pm. Sign up at: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online.

Men’s Bible Study: The men’s Bible study is next week via Zoom. We will be studying Philippians. Join us weekly on Tuesdays (7-8am) or bi-weekly on Wednesdays (7:30-8:30pm). To join, sign-up online: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online. 

Women’s Bible Study: The bi-weekly women’s Bible study is next week via Zoom. Join us as we study 1 Peter, every other Monday at 7:30pm, Friday at 10am, or Sunday at 1pm. We also have an inductive bible study every Saturday at 9am. 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 [email protected]

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

Prayer and Praise Night: We look forward to gathering socially distant with masks outside at Jefferson Square Park on August 29, 2020 at 6:30pm for a time of prayer and worship. Lyric sheets will be provided. 

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 10am

Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. (Psa 34:3-5 ESV)

Celebrating God in Song (Playlist)

  1.  A Mighty Fortress
  2. Always

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon: How could a loving God allow so much suffering?

Speaker:  Pastor Ian McConnel

Responding to God’s word through Lord’s Supper and Song 

  1. I Lay it All

Benediction

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Rom 8:31-32 ESV)

 

Call To Worship:

 

Psalm 86:6-10 (ESV)

Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. 

 

Announcements:

 

  1. Small Groups: Join one of our bi-weekly Small Groups online meetings this week. They will be held Sunday afternoon at 12:30pm and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night at 7:30pm. Sign up at: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online.
  2. Men’s Bible Study: The men’s Bible study is next week via Zoom. We will be studying Philippians. Join us weekly on Tuesdays (7-8am) or bi-weekly on Wednesdays (7:30-8:30pm). To join, sign-up online: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online
  3. Women’s Bible Study: The bi-weekly women’s Bible study is next week via Zoom. Join us as we study 1 Peter, every other Monday at 7:30pm, Friday at 10am, or Sunday at 1pm. We also have an inductive bible study every Saturday at 9am. To join, sign-up online: christchurchsouthphilly.org/church-online
  4. CC Care FB: Check out our Facebook Group for resources for the community Christ Church South Philly Community Page
  5. Children’s Ministry: Children’s Ministry is every Saturday at 10am on Zoom.  Join our email list by sending an email to [email protected].
  6. TTR Meetings: New Life Recovery Meeting and also Women’s Family Support Group meet on Friday night from 7-8:30pm via Zoom.
  7. Online Giving: Give online at christchurchsouthphilly.org/give
  8. Texting Numbers: New to Christ Church?- Text “CONNECT2CC” to 94000 // Want to connect more? Text “CONNECT2CC” to 94000.   
  9. Like, Share, Comment: Like, Comment and share this stream so that more people can hear the timeless truth of Jesus 

 

Benediction:

 

John 3:16 (ESV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.