Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Hey Everyone,

I hope you’re all well. It’s been a busy week here in Lake City as our summer tourism picks up and summer residents return. In case you didn’t hear the news, our own Dr. Linda Downs was named the 2023 Citizen of the Year for Lake City. Congratulations Linda.

As many of you know, Pat Stone’s memorial service is tomorrow, Saturday, June 15th at 2:00pm in the CPC yard. If you’re able and interested in helping set up for this service and the reception, folks are meeting at 10:00am in Darley Hall tomorrow morning. Additionally, if you are planning on attending, please consider bringing a side, salad, or dessert to the reception. Meat, drinks, fixin’s, and beans will be provided and served in the Presbyterian Annex.

For those unable to attend in person, here’s the Zoom link for Pat’s Service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82015798494?pwd=nBeiVH3jpWMQRZub9g8xI5nlKaZGM2.1

This Sunday, June 16th is the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time. We’re still planning on being in the sanctuary, so join us at 10:00am for worship inside. The Zoom link and Order of Worship can be found below.

Here are your announcements for the week:

Monday night Games Up Here this week!
We’re playing games this week! Join us on Monday, June 17th 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Annex/Trail Hiker Center.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday, June 19th at 5:00pm for the first session of our two-part series: I’ve Got A Question. 

Sign Up Sheets for Service
Check out the bulletin board in Darley Hall for the most recent opportunities for service. 

Interested in providing special music this summer?
Please contact Celeste Scott at 405-326-6588 or littlesctms1954@gmail.com. 

Here’s your links for the week ahead:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

Wednesday Bible Study
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393?pwd=NEFpYVlSNVloSkdCNGExU2kxMUNtQT09

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Hey Everyone,

This Sunday, June 9th is more than just the second Sunday of ordinary time, it’s also our first ever Sign-up Sunday! What is Sign-up Sunday, you ask? It’s that special time of year when I post a bunch of sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in Darley Hall. These sheets represent myriad opportunities to plug into the life of our faith community this summer.

As our ministries have grown each summer, we need more folks to help us serve the community and the trail hikers, as we serve Christ. To that end, take a gander at the cork board in Darley Hall and check out where you can connect.

We need folks for our summer set up team, our welcome team, and our fellowship team. We need readers for Sunday worship and we’d love for some of you to share your musical talents with us. We’ve got lots of opportunities at the hiker center and with the Hearts and Spades Garden project. There are lots of ways to plug in, so take a moment before Sunday and ask the Holy Spirit how you might offer your time and talents for God’s Kingdom this summer.

Likewise, as folks return, our common life is growing a little busier. Please take a moment to look over these announcements for the week ahead:

Service for Pat Stone
The Service in Witness to the Resurrection for Patricia O’Donnell Stone will be held on Saturday, June 15th at 2:00pm in the CPC church yard (weather permitting). A BBQ reception will follow immediately after in the Presbyterian Annex. All are invited to attend.

Monday night Games Up Here this week!
We’re playing games this week! Join us on Monday, June 10th 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Annex/Trail Hiker Center.

CPC June Session
This Wednesday, June 12th, at 9:00am the CPC elders will gather for our monthly session meeting in Darley Hall.

Wednesday Bible Study
No Wednesday Night Bible Study this week. You can access our latest series–Earthly Possessions–and many other teaching sessions online from our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJFivqedFTzNeEfPpDCoXg

Interested in providing special music this summer?
Please contact Celeste Scott at 405-326-6588 or Littlesctms1954@gmail.com. 

And, here is your link and the order of worship for this Sunday:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

First Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey Everyone,

I hope you’re all well and ready for some exciting news… I’m thrilled to announce that our Japanese manual shaved iced machine arrived this week. And, without any exaggeration, it may be the most amazing thing I have ever purchased for a ministry in all of my years. I never knew so much joy could come from a fluffy piece of ice.

This Sunday, after the service during fellowship, I’ll be shaving up some delicious icy treats. This Sunday also marks the beginning of ordinary or ordinal time, when our paraments turn to green for the remainder of the summer. If that wasn’t enough, this Sunday, June 2nd, we’ll also be celebrating communion. If you are joining us via Zoom, don’t forget your bread and juice.

Also, don’t forget that tomorrow evening, Saturday, June 1st at 5:00pm, Bob Downs will be giving his second presentation on his medical mission trip to the Ukraine.

Here are the announcements for this week:

Monday night Games Up Here this week!
We’re playing games this week! Monday, June 3rd 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Trail Hiker Center.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us on Wednesday, June 5th at 5:00pm in Darley Hall and on Zoom as we continue on with our seventh and final session of the series Earthly Possessions.

CPC Membership Class: Being Reformed
Thinking about becoming a member of CPC and the Presbyterian Church (USA)? If you are, join us on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00pm in Darley Hall for our Being Reformed class.

Interested in providing special music this summer?
Please contact Celeste Scott at 405-326-6588 or Littlesctms1954@gmail.com.

And, here are your Zoom links and the order of worship:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

Wednesday Bible Study
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393?pwd=NEFpYVlSNVloSkdCNGExU2kxMUNtQT09

Trinity Sunday

Hey Everyone,

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope that this post finds you all well. This Sunday, May 26th we’ll celebrate Trinity Sunday as we explore the doctrine of perichoresis–the holy dance of our Trinitarian God. Fellowship will follow the Sunday worship service as well.

Don’t forget that we’re having a short congregational meeting this Sunday, May 26th directly after the service to vote on our 2026 class of ruling elders. The nomination slate includes Marcia Connell and Tom Arnold.

Game are cancelled for Monday, May 27th for memorial day weekend, but the weekly Bible study is still on. Join us on Wednesday, May 29th for the 6th installment of our series–Earthly Possessions at 5:00pm in Darley Hall and on Zoom.

Here are your links and the order of worship for the week ahead:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

Wednesday Bible Study
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393?pwd=NEFpYVlSNVloSkdCNGExU2kxMUNtQT09

Pentecost Sunday

Hey CPC,

I hope this email finds you all well and in cheerful spirits on this sunny Friday evening (in Lake City). This is your last minute reminder that tomorrow we’re having a CPC Spring Cleaning Party! Join us at 9:00am tomorrow in Darley Hall as we tidy up the grounds. Together, we’ll be mulching, sweeping, weeding, doing some fence repair, and maybe even cleaning out the kitchen. So grab your gloves, rakes, and brooms and help us clean up the church.

I also hope you’re ready for Pentecost Sunday. (In case you forgot) this Sunday, May 19th is the holy day when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. Don’t forget to wear red in as a reminder of the tongues of flames that sent the first followers of Jesus Christ into the world. Then, join us after the 10am worship service for a time of fellowship of cookies and coffee.

Here are your announcements for this week:

Congregational Meeting
Don’t forget our congregational meeting next Sunday, May 26th directly after the service to vote on the nominated slate of ruling elders. The nominees are Marcia Connell and Tom Arnold for the class of 2026 as ruling elders.

Monday night Games Up Here this week!
Games this week! 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Annex.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday May 22nd for the fifth part of our Earthly Possessions series. We’ll meet in Darley Hall and on Zoom at 5:00pm. 

And, here are your links and the order of worship for this week:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

Wednesday Bible Study
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393?pwd=NEFpYVlSNVloSkdCNGExU2kxMUNtQT09

Ascension Sunday

Hey Everyone,

It’s hard to believe that we’re already at the Seventh Sunday of Eastertide, which is also Ascension Sunday–the holy day when we celebrate Christ’s return to the Father. Join us this Sunday, May 12th as we explore what the Ascension actually means for us Christian here on Earth. The Zoom link and the order of worship can be found below.

Please note that we are CANCELLING the church-clean-up-day for tomorrow morning, May 11th due to the weather.

This Sunday, May 12th is also Mother’s Day and the men of CPC are celebrating the women of our community with waffles!

Here are a few announcement for the week ahead:

Congregational Meeting
We’d like to announce a congregational meeting set for Sunday, May 26th directly after the service to vote on the nominated slate of ruling elders. The nominees are Marcia Connell and Tom Arnold for the class of 2026 as ruling elders.

Monday night Games Up Here this week!
Games this week! 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Annex.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday May 15th for the fourth part of our Earthly Possessions series. We’ll meet in Darley Hall and on Zoom at 5:00pm.  

Spring Cleaning
Join us on Saturday May 18th at 9:00am as we prepare our grounds for ministry this summer.

Here are your links and the order of worship for this week:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

Wednesday Bible Study
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393?pwd=NEFpYVlSNVloSkdCNGExU2kxMUNtQT09

Sixth Sunday of Eastertide

Hey Everyone,

I hope you’re all well on this Friday evening. There are a number of gatherings this week that are worth noting in the announcements below. This Sunday, May 5th is the Sixth Sunday of Eastertide and we’ll be celebrating communion during our morning worship service at 10am. If you’re joining us via Zoom, please bring your own elements to the broadcast. 

For those gathering in-person, don’t forget that our first-Sunday-of-the-month-potluck is in full swing this month with an appropriately timed Cinco de Mayo celebration. So, break out your favorite Mexican recipe and join us after the service this Sunday for a special potluck fellowship. 

Here are your Announcements for the week:

Monday night Games Up Here this week!
We’re playing games this week! Monday, May 6th 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Annex.

May Session
The elders of CPC are meeting for our May Session meeting on Wednesday, May 8th at 10:00am in Darley Hall. 

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us on Wednesday, May 8th at 5:00pm in Darley Hall and on Zoom as we continue on with our third session in the series, Earthly Possessions.

Mother’s Day Waffles!
Join us on Sunday, May 12th in Darley Hall for a special  Mother’s Day waffle extravaganza. 

Spring Cleaning
Join us on Saturdays May 11th and May 18th at 9:00am as we prepare our grounds for ministry this summer The first Saturday will focus on the church grounds and Darley Hall. The second Saturday, we will turn our attention to the Annex as we get the Trail Hiker Center ready.

Here are your links and the order of worship for the week:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

Wednesday Bible Study
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393?pwd=NEFpYVlSNVloSkdCNGExU2kxMUNtQT09

Fifth Sunday of Eastertide

Hey Everyone,

Happy Saturday! This afternoon, I’m writing this post from my hotel room in Nashville, TN where the weather is warm and humid. 🙁 This morning I finished my last class for the pastoral care and counseling class I’m teaching for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Although it’s been a joy teaching this week, I’m very much looking forward to being back in Lake City. Due the bridge closing, I had to change my flight times, days, and even the airport. Consequently, I’ll be arriving back into Gunnison tomorrow early afternoon.

Don’t forget that because I’m flying into tomorrow, we’ve moved the Sunday worship service for Sunday, April 28th to 4:00pm. Different time, same place. 🙂 Additionally, following the service, we’ll have a quick congregational meeting for the official members of Community Presbyterian Church. If you are a member on our rolls, we’d ask that you make every effort to join us in-person or online. Following the meeting, we’ll have fellowship, refreshments, and lawn games.

Our regular programming is back and we’re playing games this week. Join us on Monday, April 29th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Annex. Also, please note, the Earthly Possessions special series is back this week on Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Join us for the second session of this series this week.

My last announcement is that WE NEED COOKIES!! Not for tomorrow, however. 🙂 For tomorrow’s special afternoon fellowship, I’ll pick something up before I return to Lake City. But beyond that… we are running low on cookies. Please consider baking a couple dozen cookies and dropping them off at the church to help supply our Sunday fellowship time.

Here are your links and the order of worship for the week:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

Wednesday Bible Study
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393?pwd=NEFpYVlSNVloSkdCNGExU2kxMUNtQT09

Fourth Sunday of Eastertide

Hey Everyone!

I hope you’re all well this week and enjoying the warmer weather. We’re getting a proper spring here in Lake City (or at least it feels like it), with flowers blooming and trees showing their buds. We’re even starting to see some seasonal folks return. The promise of summer is upon us.

This week is the fourth Sunday of Eastertide and we’ll be continuing on with our exploration of First John. Join us, this Sunday, April 21st at 10pm in the CPC sanctuary for our worship service. For those joining us via Zoom, your link and the order of worship can be found below.

While we WILL be playing games on Monday, April 22nd this week, we WILL NOT be having Bible Study on Wednesday. Our series Earthly Possessions will resume on Wednesday, May 1st at its usual time and place (including Zoom).

Also, don’t forget that CPC members are asked to remain after the Sunday morning worship service on Sunday, April 28th for our annual congregational meeting.

Here is your link for Sunday’s worship service:

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

Third Sunday of Eastertide

Hey Everyone,

I hope you’re all well this week. It feels like spring here in Lake City this week. The days are growing longer and the Sun feels warmer on my face. It’s hard to believe that the summer season is nearly upon us.

Tomorrow, Sunday, April 14th, we’ll gather together for worship at 10:00am in the CPC sanctuary as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Eastertide. Below you’ll find the order of worship for the service and the Zoom links.

Here are your announcements for the week ahead:

Congregational Meeting
We’d like to announce a congregational meeting set for Sunday, April 28th directly after the service. At the meeting, the members of CPC will vote on our 2024 budget and the Minister of Word and Sacrament’s Terms of Call.

Monday night Games Up Here this week!
Games this week! 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Annex.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday April 17th for the second part of our Earthly Possessions series. We’ll meet in Darley Hall and on Zoom at 5:00pm.  

Here are your links for this week’s gatherings.

Sunday Worship Service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489308747?pwd=RHVFY1BybkU0a1RXZE9GRlBZWWpNUT09

Wednesday Bible Study
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393?pwd=NEFpYVlSNVloSkdCNGExU2kxMUNtQT09