We will be embarking on the Lenten Season within a few short days. Beginning February 21st, I will begin a Lenten Sermon Series entitled “The Journey of Stones.” This is a series based upon a book by Steven Molin.
Each Sunday we will look at an area in our lives that God is calling us to lay at the foot of the cross.
As you may know, the Lent Season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17th. Ash Wednesday is the day where Christians receive ashes in the form of a cross on their forehead. Although the imposition of ashes was originally only a Roman Catholic practice, today the majority of Protestant churches have adapted the practice.
Why? Using ashes as a sign of repentance is an ancient practice, often mentioned in the Bible (e.g., Jonah 3:5-9; Job 42:6; Jeremiah 6:26; Matthew 11:21). The early Christians adopted the use of ashes from Jewish practice as an external mark of penitence. Ashes symbolize several aspects of our human existence:
From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17th, persons will have the opportunity to come to the church to receive the imposition of ashes in their cars. Each person in the car must wear a mask. I will, while wearing a mask and gloves, impart ashes through the use of a Q-Tip for safety. As I make the form of a cross on forehead, I will say, “From dust you came and to dust you shall return.”
This ritual reminds us of our own mortality and the need to improve our relationship with our fellow human beings.
At the drive-thru each person will receive a Lenten Devotional Package that will include a daily devotional which follows the sermon series, a wooden cross, a small box and 6 stones. There will also be instructions on what to do with the cross, box and stones.
If you are unable to come to the church on Ash Wednesday, but would like to receive a Lenten Devotional Package, please call the office or send an email to email@example.com and we will ensure that you receive one.
I pray that this Lenten Season will be time of reflection on our sinfulness as well as a time of a reminder of God’s great love, grace and mercy.
---- Peace, Diane
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Until we can meet again in person, we have a great alternative where we can all worship together online. It is a site called Online Church. This site provides us an opportunity to gather virtually and watch our worship service together, as well as having the ability to communicate with each other via chat.
To watch the services on Sunday mornings, simply click this link https://cpcpinetop.online.church . The first time you click on the link, you will be asked to create a sign in; the sign in will include the name you wish to be displayed and your email address. After entering that information, you will be taken directly into the worship service site. If you have any difficulty with this process, please do not hesitate to call me (805-402-3954) so I can walk you through the process.
When you enter the site, you will see that in addition to being able to chat, you will also be able to access a copy of the bulletin. There is also bible tab so that you can read along with the Scripture reading, and links to our Facebook and Website. Also, during the Offertory, there will be a donate button if you wish to submit your offering via the internet at that time. If you do not wish to give online, you can mail your check, or take it to the church and drop it into the mailbox.
Each Sunday you can sign into the service at 9:00 a.m. for a half hour of “visiting” with each other via chat if you wish. The actual service will begin at 9:30. You will also be able to stay in the service for a half-hour after worship to chat with each other if you wish.
I believe that using this platform for worship will help us to have fellowship even if we are not able to meet together in person. If you are unable to join us on Sunday mornings, you will still be able to access the service on our Facebook page or on our Website.
As always, you can contact myself (805-402-3954, Pastor.firstname.lastname@example.org) or any Session member with any comments, questions or concerns.
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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 S
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 year around on Tuesday mornings 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 lunch. We have three fund raisers each summer which allow us to raise funds for a number of missions that we
Presbyterian Women's Group meets year around on Tuesday mornings 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 lunch. 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 the church office.
“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. Please call the church office for more information.
Worship through Song. Enjoy our wonderful choir. Or better yet . . . join in! For more information, please call Judi Bee at (928) 242-0526.
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Bible Studies, Mens Group, Womens Group, Sunday Worship. Please call the church office for the latest schedule.
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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 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.