You are invited to join us for a study of A Clash of Kingdoms, by historian and Bible teacher Ray Vander Laan, which will begin Sunday, April 28.
From the product description:
“In this fifteenth volume of That The World May Know®, discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false gods. Can you live the message as Paul did while he encouraged the church in Philippi to consider itself a colony of heaven, not Rome? Consider your citizenship and the message you convey to the world as Ray Vander Laan takes you deeper into the culture of ancient Philippi.”
The Adult Bible Study class meets on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in Room 11 on the lower level. Please contact Caroline Tromble or Jodi Buntin for more information.
Looking to chase away the winter blues? We will be holding two Popcorn & a Movie Nights in March!
On Friday, March 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall (lower level), we will be showing the movie, Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. From the movie’s description:
The film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell – his 30 year killing spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Originally investigated for illegal prescription drug sales, a raid by DEA, FBI & local law enforcement revealed crimes they could not have expected within the clinic.
Based on the NY Times Bestseller — Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.
Because of the sensitive nature of this film (we do not recommend that children or youth sensitive to this type of content), we will also be showing Shaun the Sheep in our Youth Room for children during this time.
On Friday, March 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall (lower level), we will be showing Christopher Robin. From the movie’s description:
In this heartwarming tale, Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.
This movie is appropriate for all ages.
There is no charge for Popcorn & a Movie Night, and popcorn and beverages will be served.
You are invited to Secret Church 19: Prayer, Fasting, and the Pursuit of God, on Friday, April 26. We are asking that participants arrive at 5:30 p.m. to get some food and find a place to sit. Wear comfortable clothing, as the simulcast will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will run until midnight (or a little later).
What is Secret Church? Secret Church is a concentrated, intense Bible study. From the Secret Church website:
“The idea behind Secret Church comes from time David Platt spent teaching and ministering among underground Asian house-churches. Due to hostility from the government, from the surrounding community, and even from their own family, many of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are forced to gather in secret, sometimes at the risk of their lives.
The plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters also explains why prayer for the persecuted church is a major part of every Secret Church gathering. We remember those who cannot meet openly, asking God to sustain their faith, to change the hearts and the actions of their persecutors, and to use their witness for the spread of the gospel.”
This year’s theme is Prayer, Fasting, and the Pursuit of God … from the Secret Church description:
“Our culture is constantly telling us that we can achieve anything we set our mind to. Sadly, many followers of Christ and many churches have adopted this self-sufficient mindset, relying on their own wisdom and abilities instead of relying on God. But what if we were never intended to be self-sufficient? And what if God has designed us so that our greatest satisfaction is found as we depend on Him fully for everything we need?
In Secret Church 19 we’ll take an in-depth look at the Bible’s teaching on prayer and fasting. We’ll see that our inabilities and weaknesses are the very place where God meets us with His strength and sufficiency. We’ll also see that faithfulness to the mission of Christ requires depending on the Spirit of Christ. Through prayer and fasting, we demonstrate our need for God’s power and our desire for His glory.”
For more information, see https://secretchurch.radical.net/
There is no cost for this event, but study guides are limited – please register by emailing info (at) christalonechurch.org with the names and number of participants.
A table beautifully decorated. A delicious dessert served. The Christmas story read. Beautiful music. Favorite friends. Join us immediately following worship for our annual Advent Social – make sure to invite family and friends for this wonderful time together. Please watch for a sign up sheet on the Narthex table, and see Claudia Merck if you have questions.
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. ~ 1 John 5:14
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! ~ 1 Chronicles 16:11
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. ~ Philippians 4:6
Please come and pray for the needs of our church, our neighborhood, our state, our nation, and our world in the Victory Room each Saturday morning. Feel free to come anytime between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. – a weekly prayer guide will be provided for each week’s prayer topics.
Join us, immediately following worship on July 22, for a spaghetti dinner and a video from this year’s World Outreach dinner address to kick off our late summer study of EPC World Outreach missionary Greg Livingstone’s autobiography, You’ve Got Libya.
On Sunday, August 5, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Pastor Ted Tromble will begin leading the study of World Outreach missionary (and now senior adviser) Greg Livingstone’s autobiography, You’ve Got Libya. Through this approximate six week study, we will study Greg’s book, pray for our missionaries, work the ACTS prayer model, and contemplate a mission work trip sometime in the year ahead.
From the product description:
Greg Livingstone has spent a lifetime planting churches in Muslim communities and can testify to the life-changing power of the gospel in even the most unpromising circumstances. This is his autobiography.
You’ve Got Libya charts Greg’s journey from a disadvantaged beginning through his adventures as he travels all over the world proclaiming the gospel. This firsthand narrative is full of compelling humor and self-deprecating honesty. The result is a page-turning tour de force that urges the reader to pursue God unreservedly and to join with Him in the adventure of pursuing the lost.
Greg’s burden for the millions of Muslims who had no gospel witness amongst them led to the launching of Frontiers, a mission agency focusing exclusively on church planting amongst Muslim communities. Today, Frontiers is a movement of more than one thousand field workers in nearly fifty countries.
Questions? Contact Pastor Ted, call the church office at 857-3231, or email us at info (at) christalonechurch.org. We look forward to your joining us in this meaningful study!
All adults are invited to join us at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, beginning September 9, for a study of Ruth and Esther.
The books of Ruth and Esther recount two of the most moving stories in all of Scripture: Ruth, a displaced widow in search of a new home and loving husband, and Esther, a courageous queen intent on saving her people from imminent destruction.
This guide explains the biblical text with clarity and passion – leading us on a journey to discover the God who hears the cries of his people and remains faithful to his promises.
Caroline Tromble and Jodi Buntin will lead this study in Room 11 on the lower level, and study guides will be provided. A sign up sheet will be in the Narthex, please sign up so we have enough guides for everyone.