Third Sunday after Epiphany

Hey Everyone!

I hope you’re all safe and sound in your respective locations around our country. It seems like everyone is getting snow except those of us here in Lake City. That said, it did start snowing a little this afternoon.

Most of the Christmas decorations in the church have been taken down and stored away until next year. We decided to leave the garland on the fence, just for good measure. 🙂 Thanks to Ron and Diane Bruce for the help.

This Sunday is the third Sunday after Epiphany and my preaching text is Luke 4:14-21. You can find it and the other lectionary texts here. The sanctuary will be open for live worship, or you can join us online via Zoom (the link is below).

Here are your announcements for the week:

Games Up Here
No games this Monday night, as Jason will be in Montrose moderating the First Presbyterian Church Session meeting.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us on Zoom this Wednesday, January 26th from 5:00-6:30pm as we look at Paul’s letters to Timothy (1&2 Timothy). The Zoom link can be found on our website and in Jason’s weekly email.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, January 27th at 7:00am for good food, prayer and Bible study.

Congregational Meeting
Don’t forget that we’re holding a congregational meeting, on Sunday, January 30th, directly after the service. We’ll vote on the 2022 budget and Jason’s Terms of Call.

And, here are your Zoom links this week:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747

Wednesday Bible Study:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393

Second Sunday After Epiphany

Hey Everyone,

I hope you are all well. As many of you know, at this time there are a higher number of COVID cases in town than we’d like to see. Consequently, we’re encouraging folks who are concerned to utilize our Zoom broadcast and remain at home for our Sunday worship. For those who are comfortable, our sanctuary remains open for all.

This week begins with the second Sunday of Epiphany. My preaching text for this Sunday is John 2:1-11. You can find it and the other lectionary texts here.

Here are your announcements for the week!

Games Up Here
Monday night games still happening! Join us tomorrow night, January 17th at the Annex at 7:00pm for tabletop games. If you’d like to join us via Zoom, text or email Jason.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us on Zoom this Wednesday, January 19th from 5:00-6:30pm as we explore the book of 2 Thessalonians. The Zoom link can be found on our website and in Jason’s weekly email.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, January 20th at 7:00am for good food, prayer and Bible study.

Time to “Undecorate”
It’s time to take down the Christmas decorations in the sanctuary and Darley Hall, but we know people are concerned about social distancing. We invite you to form your own work crew and call Jason to reserve a job. You can choose from the following tasks:

Monday, Jan 17th: Sanctuary wreaths & Darley Hall
Tuesday, Jan 18th: Christmas Tree, & Nativity Set
Wednesday, Jan 19th: Fence garland & front of church
Thursday, Jan 20th: Storage of decorations in attic

Congregational Meeting
The CPC Session is calling for a congregational meeting, scheduled for Sunday, January 30th, directly after the service. We’ll vote on the 2022 budget and Jason’s Terms of Call. (This is your two-week notice). 🙂

And, here are your Zoom links this week:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747

Monday Games Up Here: (by request: 206-962-9886)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

Wednesday Bible Study:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393

That’s it for this week CPC!

See you soon,

Jason

Epiphany Sunday

Hey CPC,

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. It appears as though everyone in the country is getting snow except Lake City. 🙁 Nonetheless, it’s still beautiful here, despite the drippy weather. I’d like to extend a special thanks to those who’ve sent or dropped off tea during our 12 Days Tea Drive. If you’ve forgotten or still got a box of tea to send, it’s not too late.

As many of you know, we had to make the last minute decision to cancel our 12th Night Potluck due to recent COVID exposures in town. For those who made food for the potluck and don’t know what to do with it, feel free to bring it to our fellowship time on Sunday after the service.

Don’t forget that this week is also Communion Sunday. If you’re joining us online, please bring your communion elements to the broadcast. The preaching text this week is the story of the Magi from Matthew 2:1-12. You can read it and the other Epiphany lectionary texts here.

Our weekly gatherings are starting back this week. You can join us for games on Monday and the Bible study on Wednesday night. The Men’s Prayer Breakfast is also resuming this week. Here are your announcements for this week!

Games Up Here
Monday night games are back! Join us tomorrow night, January 10th at the Annex at 7:00pm for tabletop games. If you’d like to join us via Zoom, text or email Jason.

January Session
This Wednesday, January 12th, the new slate of CPC elders will meet for the first time this year. We’ll meet at 10:00am in Darley Hall.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us on Zoom this Wednesday, January 12th from 5:00-6:30pm as we explore the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. The Zoom link can be found on our website and in my weekly email.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Men’s Prayer Breakfast is happening this week. Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, January 13th at 7:00am for good food, prayer and Bible study.

Here are your links for the week:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747

Wednesday Bible Study:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393

Second Sunday of Christmas

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope all is well where ever you find yourself on this snowy (in Lake City) morning. Not only are we starting a new year this weekend, this Sunday is the second Sunday of Christmas. That’s right, we’re blessed this year to be able to celebrate Christ’s incarnation for two weeks!

This Sunday, January 2nd, we’ll gather at 10:00am for our weekly Worship Service. This week, the preaching text comes from the first chapter of the Gospel of John. You can read that text and the other lectionary texts here.

Most of our normal gathering spaces aren’t happening this week, but all of them will return during the second week in January. That said, don’t forget our 12th Night Potluck on Wednesday Night, January 5th. You can find more details about the potluck below.

Here are your announcements for the week!

Games Up Here, Wednesday Bible Study, and Men’s Prayer Breakfast are cancelled this week. All three will return the second week of January.

12th Night Potluck
Join us on Wednesday, January 5th at 6:00pm in Darley Hall for our Twelfth Night Potluck. Bring your favorite cheese, hors d’oeuvre, finger food, or drink and celebrate the end of the Christmas season. 

12 days of Christmas Tea Drive
That’s right, we’re trying to build up a vast tea supply for the coming year and for our hiker ministry. Consider sending us your favorite box(es) of tea for the 12 days of Christmas. The address is below. 

Celebrating Communion Next Week
Just a reminder that next Sunday, January 9th, we’ll be celebrating the Lord’s Supper in the 10:00am Worship Service in the sanctuary and on Zoom. 

Here is your Zoom link for the week

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747

First Sunday of Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope you’re all safe and sound with your loved ones on this most holy of days. It’s a winter wonderland here in Lake City, which was the perfect setting for our Christmas Eve outdoor service last night. 

I’m excited to share, that given the timing of the liturgical calendar this year, we’ll get to celebrate Christmas the next twoSundays. Tomorrow, we’ll turn our liturgical colors to white in celebration of Christ’s incarnation. The preaching text is Luke 2:41-52. You can find it and the other lectionary texts here

Announcements
Games Up Here
 on Monday nights and our Wednesday Bible study are cancelled this week as is the Thursday Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Also, don’t forget to send your 12 Days of Christmas Tea gifts to the church at 429 Gunnison Ave. (184), Lake City, CO 81235. Send one box or a box for each of the twelve days (or anything in between). Remember to wrap them and we’ll open them at our 12th Night Party on January 5th at CPC.

That’s it for this week, CPC. Here’s your Sunday Zoom link and the order of worship can be found on our website.

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747

Blessed Christmas Eve!

For those looking for the Zoom link for our outdoors Christmas Eve service, look no further. The service will start at 5:30 and last around 30 minutes. You can download the order of worship below.

If you’re here in Lake City, come by Darley Hall for a cup of homemade hot chocolate at 5:00pm.

You can log on to the Zoom broadcast with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89798728166?pwd=ajZROHYrK1RTRldXZzN6SDQ0a0IzUT09

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Hey Everyone,

We’ll see you in person or on Zoom tomorrow morning as we celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent. Tomorrow’s preaching text is a familiar one and it comes from Luke 1:46-55. You can read it and the other lectionary texts here

Here are your announcements for the week:

Games Up Here
Games are happening this week! Join us Monday night at the Annex at 7:00pm for tabletop games. If you’d like to join us via Zoom, text or email Jason. 

Weekly Bible Study
Join us on Zoom this Wednesday, December 22nd from 5:00-6:30pm MST as we explore the book of Colossians. The Zoom link can be found in your weekly email or on our website. 

Community Choir Concert
Come experience the Lake City Community Choir at the Christmas Concert, tonight, Sunday, December 19th in the LC School Gymnasium at 7:00pm.

Christmas Eve Service
Join us on Friday, December 24th for our ecumenical Christmas Eve Service in the yard of CPC. With a liturgy of Scripture and song, we’ll usher in Christmas by lifting our voices and candles to welcome in the new born King. Service will begin at 5:30pm and last around 30 minutes.

Mission Trip Meeting
During our fellowship time after the service, Jason will hold a short meeting to share the details about the 2022 Lake City Churches Mission Trip to the American Indian Christian Mission in Show Low, AZ (February 19-25).

Here are your links for the week:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747

Wednesday Bible Study:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393

Third Sunday of Advent

I hope you’re all well and in good spirits on this freezing Saturday morning. It’s breathtakingly beautiful here in Lake City as we’ve been covered with a blanket of fresh snow. You non-winter residents should come up and visit us. 🙂

This Sunday marks the mid-point of our journey through the Advent season. This Sunday we’ll not only light the pink candle of joy, we’ll also be celebrating the Lord’s Supper, so please plan accordingly if you’re joining us via Zoom. After the service tomorrow, we’ll be having our monthly potluck. So plan on bringing a brunch-ish dish to share and staying to eat and fellowship with our faith community.

Tomorrow’s preaching text is a familiar one and it comes from Philippians 4:4-7. You can read it and the other lectionary texts here. Beyond those updates, here are your announcements for the week:

Games Up Here
Games are back! Join us Monday night at the Annex at 7:00pm for tabletop games. If you’d like to join us via Zoom, text or email Jason.  

December Session
This Wednesday, December 15th, the CPC elders will meet for the final time this year. Starting January, we’ll welcome our elders elects.  

Weekly Bible Study
Join us on Zoom this Wednesday, December 15th from 5:00-6:30pm as we explore the book of Philippians. The Zoom link can be found in your weekly email.

Liturgical Scarves
Interested in a purple and pink liturgical scarf, but you missed the open painting times? You can still schedule a paint session by emailing Jason.

Potluck Sunday
Join us after the worship service for our monthly potluck brunch. For additional information, contact Lynn Hudgeons. 

Christmas Eve Service
Join us on Friday, December 24th for our ecumenical Christmas Eve Service in the yard of CPC. With a liturgy of Scripture and song, we’ll usher in Christmas by lifting our voices and candles to welcome in the new born King. Service will begin at 5:30pm and last around 30 minutes. 

Here are your links for the week:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747

Wednesday Bible Study:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393

Second Sunday of Advent

Good morning CPC!

I hope you are healthy and safe on this sunny Saturday morning. I’ve got a number of important updates for you today, so please read the following carefully. First, it is with great sadness that I share with you that Adolph Assenheimer died of a stroke this past Sunday. Let us keep George and Patricia in our prayers. Let’s also keep in our prayers Bruce Heath and Pat Stone who are both hospitalized and facing serious health issues.

Tomorrow is the second Sunday of Advent, where we’ll light the Candle of Peace. Directly following the service we’ll have a very short Congregational Meeting, during which we’ll vote on our new slate of elders. Tomorrow’s preaching text comes from Philippians 1:3-11. You can find that text and the other lectionary passages here.

Although the first Sunday of the month is typically the day we celebrate the Lord’s Supper and hold our monthly potluck, the session has decided to postpone both one week. There will also be no fellowship after worship tomorrow, but please plan on staying for the congregational meeting.

Here are your announcements for the week!

Games Up Here
No games this week.

Weekly Bible Study
Join us on Zoom this Wednesday, December 8th from 5:00-6:30pm MST as we explore the book of Ephesians. The Zoom link can be found in your weekly email or on our website.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Gather with the men of Lake City this Thursday, December 9th at 7:00am in the Baptist Fellowship Hall. 

Liturgical Scarves
Interested in a purple and pink liturgical scarf, but you missed the open painting times? You can still schedule a paint session by emailing Jason.

Congregational Meeting
Don’t run off after service on Sunday, even if you’re joining by Zoom. Directly after worship we’ll hold a congregational meeting to vote on the new slate of elders. Your elder nominees are Ken Nall and Celeste Scott for three year terms and P. David Smith for a one year term.

Potluck Postponed!
Given the current state of health, we’ve decided to postpone our first-Sunday-of-the-month potluck to the second Sunday. Join us next week for a potluck brunch directly after the service.

And, here are your links for the week!

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747

Wednesday Bible Study:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393

That’s it for this week CPC.

See you soon!

Jason