Join Us For Worship on Sundays at 10:30 am
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.
As we look forward to Holy Week, I would like to share a perspective with you. Palm Sunday is a time when we celebrate the coming of Jesus to Jerusalem. There is a parade, there is singing (“Hosanna! Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”), there is the waving of palms. Yet, Jesus is crying (Luke 19:41) – we often miss that point.
Maundy Thursday we remember the disciples and Jesus sharing their last Passover meal together. A solemn occasion of remembering God’s provision of escape for the people of Israel, but also a time of fore -shadowing the sacrifice of the Lamb of God (Jesus).
Good Friday causes us to re-walk the way of suffering (the Via Dolorosa) as we reimagine the crucifixion of our Lord – not a pleasant time.
Yet Easter morning brings us into sharp focus with the reality of ‘life after life’ - the resurrection and our hope as Christians. Jesus is alive ~ so are we.
My reminder is this: “You can’t get to Easter without going through Good Friday.” For many of us (me included) we want to jump from Palm Sunday right to Easter, but we really can’t. If in our thinking/planning we do so, we miss the true meaning of resurrection morning. Jesus had to be dead in order to be raised. Don’t ‘jump the gun’ as many Christians tend to do, we need to spend time in our grief of death in order to fully understand the joy of resurrection.
Hope to see you during our joint Holy Week services. (See schedule below)
Grace and Peace, Bob
Come one, come all to our Cinco de Mayo luncheon. This event is another opportunity to help the youth raise funds to go to camp this summer.
If you would like to help with the event or have questions, please call the church office.
Senior Service Awards Luncheon
Holy Week Schedule of Services: Yes, Holy Week is very late this year – so ‘no’ you didn’t miss Easter! Below is a list of the Holy Week services:
Sunday, April 14th – Palm Sunday – Worship at 10:30 am.
Thursday, April 18th – Maundy Thursday Service at 5:30 pm. Joint worship hosted by (at) Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) , with the Church of Our Saviour.
Friday, April 19th – Good Friday Service at 5:30 pm. Joint worship hosted by (at) Church of Our Saviour Episcopal (5147 Show Low Lake Rd, Lakeside).
Sunday, April 21st – Easter Sunday – Worship at 10:30 am.
We are particularly pleased to be sharing Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services with our sisters and brothers Church of Our Saviour. Hope you can join us for these times of worship, reflection and celebration!
As you will remember, Montlure Presbyterian Camp is still not
available for camping this summer. Therefore, the camps will again be held at the Wilderness
Ranch in Lakeside. Please note (and keep watching for) we will be holding a number of Fund-
Raisers to help defer some of the cost for our young people to attend camp. If you are not in
the area to attend the Fund-Raisers, but would like to donate, you may do so by sending a
check made out to CPC and in the memo line please put “Montlure Camp Fund”.
Tuesdays 10-11:30 am - Presbyterian Women's Group (May -September only)
Wednesdays 8:00 am - Sonrisers (Men's Group)
Wednesday 6:00 pm -Choir Rrehearsal (beginning April 3)
Sundays 9:00 am - Choir Rehearsal
Sundays 10:30 am - Worship
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
“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.
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.
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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ALL ARE WELCOME
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.
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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.