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"Blessed Are You..." Matt. 5:10-12
Dear Members and Friends of CPC,
On March 30th, Gov. Ducey issued a ‘stay at home’ order for the state of Arizona. In the church office we were working on upcoming services and the April newsletter. However, this order is a bit of a game changer. Here is what will and will not happen beginning Tuesday March 31st:
The church building is closed until further notice.
- Exceptions are for emergency food distribution and filming of worship services.
- If you have food donations to drop off, please call before coming and leave them at the office door – we will add them to our emergency supply.
I will be working from home. We will still be checking the email, physical mail and voice messages periodically.
- Up until now, I have encouraged folks to stop by the office to chat and visit as long as they washed their hands and practiced ‘social distancing’ - - with this new order that activity will stop until we are passed our time of concern and we can get together safely.
Certainly these changes are unfortunate, but we need to band together to help stop this virus. Remember that through our little inconveniences we are helping others to live. We are still the church and working together as a community of faith. More information will be coming as we adjust to this new experience.
Grace upon you,
As we are exploring different ways of conducting our ministry during this unusual time, I am amazed at the great ideas that are bubbling up within the congregation! Keep the suggestions/thoughts coming ~ they are an inspiration. Let me bring you up to date as to what is going on at CPC and provide you with a printable bulletin to follow along with worship this Sunday.
- Our Worship is on the Website: The worship service this Sunday will be posted on our website by Sunday morning. The timing is such that you can follow along at our usual time for worship.
- Send in Your Praises and Prayer Requests: Since we are not meeting for worship as a congregation, I don’t receive the usual prayer cards that are filled out on Sunday mornings! Therefore, I need your assistance in knowing what to pray about as a congregation watching from home. Please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your praises and petitions so we can pray for one another during our video services. Thanks!
- Music Opportunities: Jim Stout was good enough to share some information about a location to listen to favorite hymns. Here is what he says: “Favorite hymns are available Sundays from 6-9 in the morning & 7-10 in the evenings KTUC AM 1400 out of Tucson. This can be streamed on computers, smart phones and Alexas.”
- Weekly Offerings: We appreciate your faithfulness in bringing or mailing your weekly offerings. If you come by after office hours, you may put an envelope through the slot in the pastor’s office window (you will see the sign). A mail slot is being placed in the outside office door, but it will take a week or so to install. When that is completed, you can just place your offerings there if the office is closed. We are also looking into a way for folks to make on-line donations through our website, but that is going to take a while. Thanks for your generous support during this rather unusual time!
- Don’t Forget to Pray: Finally don’t forget our important job of praying for one another. Again, you can call, email or send in your prayer requests or praises for our worship services. Below is our current list of praises and prayers, plus the worship bulletin for Sunday.
May you be blessed (and wash your hands), Pastor Bob
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
To request prayer, a care visit, or inform us of a current or upcoming hospitalization, please use the confidential form and link below. An email will be sent to our pastor and committed pray-ers. You can always call the office at (928) 367-4923 to alert us about prayer needs or upcoming medical procedures as well.
We are still wanting to work on getting our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program off the ground. This is a program where Moms can bring their preschoolers to church on a weekday morning to be cared for by someone trusted and capable while they discuss "Mom Things", and parenting in general, along with some basic Bible Study and mentoring from those of us who "have been there", or at least care about what they are going through. Contact Debbie (719-351-4264) or Laurie (928-521-7630)
We normally think of Lent as a time to ‘give up something’. Be it a special food or some activity we like (such as napping in the afternoon) or maybe a favorite TV show. This is done to be a form of penance or to make extra time to spend thinking about our relationship to God. But I would also suggest you think of Lent as a time of ‘giving’ of time, resources, yourself.
Members of this congregation are amazing! There is a great deal of energy and effort ‘given up’ to live out the righteousness of Christ in our community. Through volunteering in many different agencies/programs that assist others, the righteousness of Christ is lived out. Through praying for the families in our neighborhoods and our community leaders, the righteousness of Christ is lived out. Through financially supporting helping agencies in our towns the righteousness of Christ is lived out. We are ‘giving’ through our living as we are guided by the heart of Christ.
You will notice in this issue of the newsletter a number of opportunities to ‘give’ of our resources to assist others. I would call your attention to the ‘Souper Bowl Sunday’ article as well as the information about hungry school children on the mountain. Personally, I strongly believe no child should go hungry in America. I’ll bet you feel the same way. Yes, we could discuss what is causing this reality (and of course that needs to be addressed as well), but in the meantime we can do something to support the children.
On another ‘giving up something’ emphasis for Lent, the Mission Committee will be making presentations about Presbyterian Relief Efforts beyond our local community. You will be hearing about the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering we will be receiving during Holy Week. The One Great Hour of Sharing concept came about after WWII and the need for rebuilding Europe. For over 70 years, this special offering has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need in our own country and around the world.
So the season of Lent presents us with many opportunities to ‘give up’ some of our lives for those around us. Remember, we don’t ‘give’ to ‘get’ something in return. We ‘give’ out of our gratitude to God for the many blessings in our lives. We have been blessed to be a blessing. Thank you for who you/we are ~ God’s people together.
Grace and Peace, Bob
A Year in Review
In January, members and friends of CPC traveled to Israel. See our video summary
Mondays 9:00 am - Monday Morning Coffee at Eddie's Country Store (Summer only)
Tuesdays 10-11:30 am - Presbyterian Women's Group (May - September only)
Wednesdays 8:00 am - Sonrisers (Men's Group)
Sundays 9:30 am - Choir Rehearsal
Sundays 10:30 am - Worship Service
Check out our latest newsletter
Welcome to the Community Presbyterian Church of Pinetop. I am very glad you took the time to find our website. Currently I am serving as the Interim Pastor while the congregation engages in a search process to secure a new Installed Pastor. As you view our website and learn more about our ministry, I hope the fact that we are in a transition time doesn't cause you to stay away. As interim, I am very impressed with the vitality of this congregation and know you will receive a warm welcome. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions or would like to stop by for some coffee and conversation! God's blessings upon you. Bob
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ALL ARE WELCOME HERE
We invite all people to participation and membership, regardless of social, economic, ethnic, political, sexual or other categories that are used elsewhere as a basis for discrimination.
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Communion is shared the 1st Sunday
of each month.
Children and youth play a significant role in every aspect of life at CPC. From ushering and other responsibilities in our worship services, to helping out with missions, buildings and grounds, and fellowship opportunities such as Souper Bowl Sunday, Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner and the summer Church BBQ. We offer Sunday School on the 2nd Sunday of every month. The other Sundays, kids participate in the worship service.
We are very committed to Montlure Presbyterian Camp. Along with sending 6 kids to camp last year, CPC serves as the mail drop for campers, provides housing and support to staff before camp starts, our members volunteer during camp, and we raise much needed funds for rebuilding the Greer site after the Wallow fire. Last year, the kids and their families participated in a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help raise the money needed to send everyone to camp without much expense to the families.
Presbyterian Women's Group meets from May through September each year on Tuesday mornings in the church fellowship hall from 10-11:30 am. We dedicate some of the meeting times to a Bible Study, to crafting, and the second Tuesday of each month we have our business meeting followed by a potluck. We have three fund raisers each summer which allow us to raise funds for a number of missions that we support, most of which are here in the White Mountains. We are a group of ladies who are dedicated to caring for others and offer support for one another. We also have a "PW and Friends' Day Out" on the fourth Thursday of the month, where we visit interesting historical museums or such. We would love and encourage anyone to join us during those summer months. For more information contact Georgia Merrick, PW Moderator at (928) 358-1020.
“Sonrisers” is a men’s group that studies Christian books and includes a time of fellowship. It meets every Wednesday at 8:00 am. It gives men a special time to be together.
Worship through Song. Enjoy our wonderful choir. Or better yet . . . join in! For more information, please call Judi Bee at (928) 242-0526.
Download our Annual Report highlighting 2019 activities and plans for this year.
We are a family rooted in Christ, called to glorify and enjoy God through worship, discipleship, compassion, and service to one another and to our community.
We strive to be a safe place, a sanctuary where people are accepted, included, and cared for as they are. We have been called to be agents of God’s transforming power, aligning ourselves with the Holy Spirit as we pray, worship, learn, gather for fellowship and serve together.