Soup Supper and Study for Lent

Beginning on February 24 and continuing on Tuesday evenings in Lent through March 24, we will be meeting in the fellowship hall for a simple but hearty soup supper and a special Lenten Bible study based on the CBR Bible journal readings from Isaiah. At 6:30 we will share a meal together, followed by time for study and reflection, and we will be on our way
home by 8PM. Look for further details in the weekly worship bulletin.

A Word from the Pastor

Lent always seems to arrive before I’m ready for it. But then, Lent is for unprepared people; Lent is all about getting prepared. The forty days before Easter remind us of the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness preparing for his ministry. Lent harkens back to the tradition of the church when converts to Christianity spent the forty days before Easter preparing themselves to undertake the new joys and responsibilities of their Christian faith.

When I was a child, growing up in a church in which observing Lent was not part of our tradition, my only notion of what Lent was all about came from my Roman Catholic friends who didn’t eat chocolate or go to the movies for a month before Easter. So in my young mind, when I gave it any thought at all, Lent was all about “giving up” something. While there is certainly much to recommend such spiritual disciplines of selfdenial, in recent years I have come to find that a “discipline of giving” can be just as helpful as a “discipline of giving up” in preparing for Easter.

Hundreds of years ago Teresa of Avila wrote these words:

  • Christ has no body now but yours.
  • No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
  • Yours are the eyes through which he moves compassion on the world.
  • Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
  • Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
  • Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

I offer these words for your reflection as we anticipate the season of Lent. Finding new ways to give our hands and feet and eyes to the service of others in Christ’s name is not only a wonderful Lenten discipline, but a model for Christian living every day of the year. May God bless you in these days of preparation and bring you to a joyous Easter.

Blessings,
Mary Saylor

Amor Mexican Luncheon 2015!

Want to help support our trip to Mexico to build a house for those in need?

On January 11th after service join us for our fundraiser luncheon! The menu will include Cheese enchiladas, rice, beans, and home made salsa!

All donations will go toward the $3,000 we need for the housing materials to provide a brand new house for a family in Mexico. And if you want to do more than give money, you can join us! You can ask around at the luncheon for more information, or read more about Amor.

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Church Family Fun Day!

Chili Cook Off, Bake Sale, Hot Dogs, Chips and Drinks!
CHURCH FAMILY FUN DAY WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM PALO CRISTI PRESBYTERIAN!!!! SUNDAY, November 16TH 11:30 am – 2:00 pm AFTER THE WORSHIP SERVICE

Holiday Craft Fair!

Free Kid’s Activities!

Jazz Band!

Sunday, November 16th: 11:30am – 2pm Emmanuel Presbyterian Chruch 3839 E. Shea Blvd.

Terrific Tuesdays

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There will be Music, Crafts, Bible stories, Snacks, Games and Prizes!

 

June 24th, July 15th and August 5th!

 

Amor Mexican Luncheon 2014

Want to help support our trip to Mexico to build a house for those in need?

If so, come by January 12th at noon for our fundraiser luncheon! All donations will go toward the $3,000 we need for the housing materials. Your donation will help make a brand new house for a  family in Mexico. And if you want to do more than give money, you can join us! You can ask around at the luncheon for more information, and here is a link to Amor’s website to get inspired today:  http://www.amor.org/about

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Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Thanksgiving eve worship

Thanksgiving eve Worship will be held in our sanctuary on Wednesday, November 27, at 7:30PM. We will be joined by the congregation of Christ the King Lutheran Church, communion will be celebrated, and there will be a combined choir. Please join us for worship and for refreshments following the service.