Come for a special afternoon of worship while we commune together over dinner. There will be three types of chili: red, white, and green, bread, and dessert. The dinner service will take place Sunday, Feb 25th at 12-2p in the sanctuary. Please invite family and friends to come with you. All ages are welcome.
Here’s a great resource for daily devotional reading this Lent – and it’s free! Feel free to download and share with others.
This Sunday we begin reading and discussing the story of Exodus. We invite you to journey along this learning experience to see what we might learn of God and ourselves. We will start with the first chapter of Exodus. Worship begins at 10:30a. Childcare and children’s church are available.
These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”
So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly. They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.
The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.” — Ex 1
Midweek Bible Study // Thurs Nights // 7:00-8:30p
Beginning this Thursday, September 21st, we will journey through the writing of Deuteronomy. This 12-week study will give us a great look into the ways of God as Moses prepares God’s faithful to enter a new land. I anticipate really good discussions. I hope you can be there.
This fall we are introducing new curriculum for our children’s church for kids in grades K-5. Beginning September 11 we will use Spark by Spark House. This should be a good resource to help kids go deeper into the Bible and to grow in their faith in God. You can learn more about this curriculum at http://www.wearesparkhouse.org/kids/spark/.
Children’s church is offered during worship on Sundays. All kids are invited to participate in first part of worship and then kids in K-5 are invited to take part in children’s church. We also offer childcare during worship for the younger kids ages 0-5.
Our current worship series called “An Invitation to GROW” will conclude this Sunday with a closer look at how worship plays a crucial role in our spiritual growth. I hope you can join us for this special time of worship. There will be an opportunity to share ways in which you commit to growing with us this fall. Worship begins at 10:30am. Childcare and Children’s Church are provided.
Join us for an unforgettable journey through the New Testament!
September 25 – November 19, 2016
Here’s a revolutionary idea: let’s actually read the Bible.
Whole books. In community. It’s more doable than you think.
For eight weeks, Community Covenant Church will explore the New Testament together. We’ll read five days a week and share the journey in weekly small group gatherings. We’ll immerse ourselves in every word of the New Testament—understanding it in context, experiencing it in community.
To sign-up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at (314) 966-5853.
We’re excited about the five-week group that begins Tuesday, July 19, called “Face Your Fears Camp.” This group for adults and kids begins with a full dinner and includes songs, Bible study, activities, and adventures. The first session is this Tuesday evening at 5:30pm. The group will run for 5 weeks on Tuesdays. If you can’t make it to all five weeks, no problem, come to as many as you can. The cost for dinner is $3 per person or $10 for an entire family. This helps cover the cost of the food. If you are coming and haven’t signed up yet, please send an email to email@example.com to let us know so we can prepare your dinner.