Ascension Sunday

Good Morning CPC,

I hope all of you are well on this bright Saturday morning. For those of you coming to our Annex work day this morning to help prepare the garden beds, we’ll be working from 9-12. If you have an extra rake or shovel, please bring that along when you come. Hot coffee and coffee cake are waiting. 🙂

For those unable to join us this morning, don’t fret–because we’re having another work day next Saturday as well. Next week we’ll be cleaning up around the sanctuary. Beyond that opportunity to gather, check out what’s happening this week below.

This Sunday is Ascension Sunday, where we celebrate Jesus Christ’s return to heaven. The preaching will be Acts 1:1-11. You can read that passage and the Psalm are here. The Second Reading (from 1 John) and the Gospel (from John) can be found here.

Games Up Here
We will be playing another game of Castles of Burgundy on Monday, May 17th from 7:00-8:30pm MST. Everything you need is on the CPC website.

Bible Study this Week
Join us for our weekly Bible study on Wednesday May 19th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, as we explore the first few books of the minor prophets: Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah. We’ll meet on Zoom and the link is on the CPC website. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Gather with the men of Lake City this Thursday, May 20th at 7:00am MST in the Baptist Fellowship Hall for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast. 

Pentecost Installation Project
Consider participating in our community Pentecost Installation Art Project by painting your own silk scarf. Painting sessions will be this COMING WEEK!  

You can stop by the Annex and paint from Monday, May 17th through Friday, May 21st, from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00. You can also schedule a small group or private session, by contacting Jason. The installation art project will be available for viewing from Pentecost on the 23rd through the 30th. All participants will get to keep their scarves. There are only 50 scarves, so don’t delay. 😉

Church Clean Up Day
We’re holding another CPC work day on Saturday, May 22, from 9:00am until 12:00pm. This time, we’ll be cleaning up around the Sanctuary and Darley Hall. 

Here are your weekly links:

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

Monday Games Up Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

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

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Hey Everyone!

I hope you’re all well on this sunny Friday afternoon here in Lake City (and everywhere else). This Sunday begins the sixth week of Easter. We’ll be exploring 1 John 4:7-21 in the sermon. You can read this text and the rest of the lectionary passages here.

The CPC Session meets this week, so reach out if you want to touch base about something before Wednesday, May 12th. Next Saturday (not tomorrow), we’ll hold our first Garden Project work day. Times and dates are below . Finally, keep watch for more details about the Pentecost Installation Art Project happening in a little over a week. Beyond those bits, check out your weekly announcements below.

Games Up Here
We will be playing another game of Castles of Burgundy, Monday, May 10th from 7:00-8:30pm MST. Everything you need is on the CPC website under the Games Up Here page. 

CPC May Session
This Wednesday, May 12th is the CPC May Session. We’ll meet at 10:00am in the Annex.

Bible Study this Week
Join us for our weekly Bible study on Wednesday May 12th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, as we explore the book of Hosea. We’ll meet on Zoom and the link can be found on the CPC website. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Gather with the men of Lake City this Thursday, May 13th at 7:00am MST in the Baptist Fellowship Hall for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast. 

Pentecost Installation Project
Consider participating in our community Pentecost Installation Art Project in the Annex by painting your own silk scarf. Painting sessions will be on Monday, May 17th and continue through Friday, May 21st. The installation art project will be available for viewing from the 23rd through the 30th in the Annex.

Hearts and Spades Garden Project
We’re holding a Garden Project work day on Saturday, May 15th, from 9:00am until 12:00pm. We’ll be clearing the ground, building the garden boxes, and doing some general clean-up around the Annex.

Here are your links and the Order of Worship for this week!

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

Monday Games Up Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

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

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Hey Everyone!

I hope your Friday is off to a great start. It’s going to be a beautiful day here in Lake City and we wish you were all here to bask in the glory of God’s creation. This week begins the Fifth Sunday of Easter. During the Sunday Worship service we’ll be celebrating the Eucharist, so please bring your communion elements to the Zoom gathering if you’re planning on joining us online. If you’re joining us in person in the CPC sanctuary, and you don’t typically come to worship in person, I’d ask you to let me know via email (lakecityjason@gmail.com). If you’ve been somewhat of a regular in the sanctuary, no need to let me know. I’ll factor you in. 😉

This week’s preaching text is 1 John 4:7-21 and the title of my sermon is “All We Need is…” You can read the preaching text and the other lectionary readings here. We will be having a time of fellowship directly after the service, so please consider staying for some coffee and cookies, if you feel comfortable.

Speaking of comfort, I know that many of you felt uncomfortable going to the CPC website because you received an alert that our certificates weren’t valid. I’m happy to inform you that Jon Eidson cleared all of that up and we’re back in business as usual. Thanks Jon for keeping us certified. 🙂

Beyond those updates, here are your weekly announcements and links.

Games Up Here
We will be playing a new game called Castles of Burgundy on Monday, May 3rd from 7:00-8:30pm MDT. Everything you need is on the CPC website under the Games Up Here page. The Zoom link for our game is also below.

Bible Study this Week
Join us for our weekly Bible study on Wednesday May 5th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm MDT, as we explore the book of Daniel. We’ll meet on Zoom and the link can be found on the CPC website (or below)

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Gather with the men of Lake City this Thursday, May 6th at 7:00am MDT in the Baptist Fellowship Hall for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast. 

Here are your links and the Order of Worship for this week!

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

Monday Games Up Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

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

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Hey Everyone!

I hope you’re all well on this sunny Thursday afternoon. We’re about to enter the fourth week of Easter, which we’ll celebrate by having a fellowship time after the service in Darley Hall (we’ll celebrate the fifth Sunday in the same way). 😉 This Sunday, the preaching text is 1 John 3:16-24. You can read that passage and the rest of the lectionary texts here.

Beyond Sunday, we’re still meeting for games on Monday night, Bible Study on Wednesday and Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning. Below you’ll find this weeks announcements and all your Zoom links.

Games Up Here
Join us, Monday, April 26th from 7:00-8:00pm MST for a game of Truck Off!–Now LIVE at the Annex or on Zoom. Check our website’s Game Up Here page for player sheets, instructions, and the Zoom link.

Weekly Bible Study
Join us for our weekly Wednesday night Bible Study as we explore the book of Ezekiel. This week, we’ll continue meeting on Zoom from 5:00-6:30 on Wednesday, April  28th. Links are on our site and previous week’s studies are available on our YouTube page

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join us this Thursday, April 29th at 7:00am MST for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast at the Baptist Fellowship Hall. 

Communal Fellowship After Sunday Worship
Join us this morning for a time of fellowship after the worship service. Coffee and cookies will be available and social distanced encouraged. 🙂

Here are your links and the Order of Worship for this week!

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

Monday Games Up Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

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

Third Sunday of Easter

Hey Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the weather in your respective locations. We’re getting snow in Lake City, but it’s beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Here are your announcements and links for the Third week of Easter.

Games Up Here
Join us Monday night, April 18th from 7:00-8:00pm MST for a game of TRUCK OFF–live at the Annex or on Zoom. Check our website’s Game Up Here page for player sheets, instructions, and the Zoom link.

Weekly Bible Study
Join us for our weekly Wednesday night Bible Study as we explore the book of Lamentations. This week, we’ll be meeting on Zoom from 5:00-6:30 on Wednesday, April  21st. Links are on our site and previous week’s studies are available on our YouTube page. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join us this Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00am MST for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast at the Baptist Fellowship Hall. 

Communal Fellowship After Sunday Worship
Starting next week, we’ll be having a communal fellowship time after the worship service. Come to worship in the sanctuary and join us after for coffee and cookies. 

Here are your links and the Order of Worship for this week!

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

Monday Games Up Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

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

Second Sunday of Easter

Wow… what a blessed couple weeks it’s been as we celebrated Palm Sunday, held my installation, observed Holy Week, and gathered together with other Christians in Lake City for our Community Easter Service of the Resurrection. This Sunday, April 11th begins the second week of Eastertide and we’ll be celebrating communion, so please remember to prepare your communion elements if you’re joining us via Zoom (link below).

If you’re planning on attending the service in person, I’d ask that you let me know via phone or email by Saturday night, so that I can prepare the Lord’s Supper for the service. This Sunday we’ll be exploring the the text from 1 John 1:1-2:2. You can read it and the other lectionary texts for the week here.

There will be games on Monday night, but we will not be having Bible Study this week, as I’m still on study leave (which is going well). The elders will also be gathering on Wednesday, for our April Session meeting, so if there is something you’d like to share with them, please do so soon. Below you will find your weekly announcement and the links needed for this weeks activities.

Games Up Here
We will be playing games, Monday, April 12th from 7:00-8:30pm MST. Join us for another round of TRUCK OFF. Everything you need is on the CPC website under the Games Up Here page. 

March Session
The CPC Session meets this week on Wednesday, April 14th from 10am to 12pm. If you’d like to touch base with an elder, please do so before Wednesday. 

No Bible Study this Week!
There is no Bible study this week, but we will return to our Wednesday Bible Study on April 21st to explore Lamentations. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Gather with the men of Lake City this Thursday, April 15th at 7:00am MST in the Baptist Fellowship Hall for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast.

Here are your weekly links and the Order of Worship for Sunday.

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

Monday Games Up Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

Good Friday and the Beginning of Easter

Blessed Good Friday to all. I hope this post finds you all in thoughtful dispositions as we make our final trek toward Easter morning, when we will finally proclaim, “Christ is Risen!”

Today, there are three Good Friday opportunities to help you observe this holy day. This Sunday we’re back in the Armory for our Lake City Churches’ Community Easter Service (but with a limited capacity of 100). If you’d prefer to remain at home for the service, it will be broadcasted through Zoom (link below) and through Facebook. Beyond our Holy Week gatherings, in the week ahead, there are a few changes to our regular schedule.

First, for most of the two weeks following Easter, I will be on study leave (starting April 7th). As many of you know, I’m working with two other authors to revise a book on intergenerational Christian formation. I’ll still be in Lake City (should you need anything), but during this period, there will be NO Bible Study. We will return to our weekly Wednesday Bible Study on April 21st.

There will be Games Up Here this week, however, so feel free to join us for that on Monday night, April 5th at 7pm. And, even though I’ll be on study leave, I’ll still be leading and preaching in our Sunday Lord’s Day Worship Services.

Below, you’ll find the Good Friday service schedule, the Zoom links to the Community Easter Service, and the orders of worship bulletins for both.

Good Friday, April 2, 2021
12:00pm Mid-Day service at St. James Episcopal Church (only in person)

5:00pm Stations of the Cross at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church (only in person)

8:00pm Tenebrae Taizé Service at Community Presbyterian Church (in person in the sanctuary and on Zoom)

Zoom links:
Good Friday Tenebrae Taizé Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82266502171?pwd=NHdXcDRORDZnWENXV1NlWjQ3ZGhMdz09

Lake City Community Easter Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747

Monday Games Up Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

Order of Worship Bulletins:


Palm Sunday and more…

Hey Everyone!

This Sunday, March 28th, is the sixth Sunday of Lent, Palm Sunday, and my Installation as your Minister of Word and Sacrament. And if that wasn’t enough, our Sunday worship service will also be at 10:30am (until 12:00), with a coffee and cookie reception after the service. In this week’s sermon, I’ll be exploring Mark’s narrative of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. If you’d like to read the Psalm and the preaching text, you can find them here, and if you’d like to read the Old Testament and New Testament lessons, you can read them here.

As it is Palm Sunday tomorrow, we will be distributing palm reeds in the morning; however, if you’re planning on joining us via Zoom and you’re in town, swing by the church today (from noon until 9:00pm) and pick up your palm reed (one per person please). They will be in front of the church in a bucket. 🙂

This week is Holy Week and consequently, there are a few adjustments in our weekly activities. There will be NO games on Monday night, but we will be showing the movie The Passion of the Christ, by Mel Gibson. The show will start at 7:00pm in the Annex and will conclude around 9:00pm. If you’ve never seen this movie, it’s a fitting way to transition into the Passion of Holy Week.

Bible Study will still meet via Zoom on Wednesday and there are THREE Good Friday gatherings available for all. Please view the weekly announcements below for more information.

Games Up Here is cancelled for Holy Week. It will resume next week, Monday, April 5, at its usual time. 

Monday Night Film
The film, The Passion of the Christ will be projected in the Annex on Monday, March 29th at 7:00pm.

Weekly Bible Study
Join us for our weekly Bible Study as we explore the book of Jeremiah and the new covenant found in it. We’ll be meeting from 5:00-6:30 on Wednesday, March 31st on Zoom. Links are on our site. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join us this Thursday, April 1st at 7:00am MST for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast in the Baptist Fellowship Hall. 

Good Friday Services
12:00pm Noon-Day Service, St. James Episcopalian Church

5:00pm Stations of the Cross, St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church

8:00pm Tenebrae Taizé Service, Community Presbyterian Church

Service of the Resurrection 
Join us next week for the Community Easter Service at the Armory, on Sunday, April 4th at 10:30am (overflow in the Art Center Theatre). The service will be broadcasted live via Facebook and Zoom. Links and details will be in the paper, online, and in next week’s email.

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

Good Friday Tenebrae Taizé Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86706282459?pwd=bUFzcm1BR1dDZUtkakUxK0M0Z3JKdz09

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Hey Everyone!

I hope all is well on this sunny Friday afternoon. This Sunday, March 21st is the Fifth Sunday of Lent, which means that Palm Sunday and Holy Week are just a little over a week away. In this Sunday’s sermon, we’ll be exploring Jeremiah 31 and God’s promise of a New Covenant.

If you’d like to read the preaching text and the other lectionary texts, you can access them here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=75

Games Up Here
Join us online, Monday, March 22nd from 7:00-8:30pm MST for a game of QWIXX. Check our website’s Game Up Here page for players sheets and instructions. All you need to play will be posted there and to the local Lake City Facebook group page.

The Creed Class 
Our Creed Class ends this week on Tuesday, March 23rd. We’ll meet in person (in the CPC sanctuary) and on Zoom from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MST. The Zoom link is on the website. This week, we’ll be exploring all things related to the final judgment, Christ’s return, our resurrection and life eternal with God. 

Weekly Bible Study
Join us for our weekly Bible Study as we explore the book of Isaiah. We’re meeting from 5:00-6:30 on Wednesday, March 24th on Zoom. Links are on our site. 

Men’s Prayer BreakfastJoin us this Thursday, March 25th at 7:00am MST for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast, now back at the Baptist Fellowship Hall!

Palm Sunday Installation
Next Sunday is Jason’s installation during the Palm Sunday Service on March 28th in the CPC sanctuary. A community reception will follow. This service will be from 10:30am to 12:00pm. 

And, here are your links for the week!

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

Monday Games Up Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

The CREED Class:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88445732243

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

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Hey CPC! 

This Sunday, March 14th is the fourth Sunday in Lent. In the sermon this week, I’ll be preaching from the New Testament text Ephesians 2:1-10. If you’d like to read the preaching text and the other lectionary texts, you can access them here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=74

Here are your weekly announcements.

Games Up Here
Join us ONLINE, Monday, March 15th from 7:00-8:30pm MST. Check the website’s Game Up here page for players sheets and instructions. All you need to play will be posted on our site and to the local Lake City Facebook group page.

The Creed Class 
Our class on the Apostles’ Creed continues this Tuesday, March 16th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm MST. The Zoom link is on the website and we’ll be broadcasting from the CPC sanctuary again this week. So if you’d like to participate in person, join us live at 4:00pm. This week, we’ll be exploring our confessions about the Holy Spirit and what comes through its presence on the earth. 

Weekly Bible Study
Join us for our weekly Bible Study as we explore at the book of the Songs of Solomon. We’re meeting from 5:00-6:30 on Wednesday, March 17th on Zoom. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join us this Thursday, March 18th at 7:00am MST for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast, now meeting at the Annex!

Save-the-Date for Jason’s installation service on Palm Sunday, March 28th in the CPC sanctuary and on Zoom. A community reception will follow. This service will be from 10:30am to 12:00pm. 

And, here are your links for the week!

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

Monday Games Up Here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254064116

The CREED Class:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88445732243

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