This Sunday, we celebrate Epiphany in our worship service, despite the fact that it’s technically on Wednesday January, 6th. For those who may not be aware, Epiphany is the day when we celebrate the Magi’s arrival in Bethlehem to pay honor to Jesus. This Sunday we’ll explore their role in that story, their place in our lives, and how we might embrace a spirit of Epiphany as we being a new year together.
This Sunday is also the first Sunday of the month, which means we’ll be celebrating the Eucharist. So please remember to bring juice and bread to the Zoom service. If you’re planning on joining me in the Sanctuary, please let me know (206-962-9886) so that I can prepare the appropriate amount of communion elements for the service.
Beyond that, here are your announcements and Zoom links for the week.
Games Up Here Join us ONLINE tomorrow night,Monday, January 4th from 7:00-8:30pm MST to play another game of Metro X, however this time with a new Metro map. Get the map and more information on our website (https://lakecitypresbyterian.org/games-up-here/).
Weekly Bible Study We’re NOT gathering this week for our Wednesday Bible Study. We will resume on Wednesday, January 13th with the book of 1 & 2 Judges. The Zoom link is available on our website: www.lakecitypresbyterian.org
Zoom 101 On Tuesday, January 12th from 4:00 to 5:00(ish)MST, we’re going to have a Zoom 101 workshop, where we’ll explore some great features the Zoom platform has to offer our community during times of physical distancing. The Zoom link for this gathering is forthcoming.
This is just a quick post to give you the announcement for the week and the links for the week ahead. Tomorrow, Sunday, December 27th, we’ll explore (in my opinion) one of the most important passages in the New Testament if not the whole of the Bible.
In addition to worship tomorrow, we’ll gather this week for games and for our weekly Bible study. Details and Zoom links are below.
Weekly Bible Study We’re gathering online this week for our Wednesday Bible Study. Join us as we explore the book of 1 Samuel this Wednesday, December 30th from 5:00-6:30pm. The Zoom link is available on our website: www.lakecitypresbyterian.org
Save the Date for Zoom 101 Finally, on Tuesday, January 12th from 4:00 to 5:00(ish)MST, we’re going to have a Zoom 101 workshop, where we’ll explore some great features the Zoom platform has to offer our community during times of physical distancing. The Zoom link for this gathering is forthcoming.
All are welcome to join us on Thursday, December 24th in the Community Presbyterian Church yard at 5:30pm for an abbreviated outdoor Christmas Eve Service.
The service will include short readings and limited verses from several of your favorite Christmas hymns. And, don’t worry, we will be lighting candles and singing Silent Night, as we gather under a star light mountain sky. The service will conclude before 6:00pm.
We will be outdoors, so please dress warm. Folding chairs will be available upon entry. Please remember to get your service bulletin and a candle as you enter the yard (and please remember to return the candle when the service is over).
If you’re unable to join us live, please consider joining us via Zoom. Also, if you’re able, you can pick up a Christmas Eve service bulletin and a candle just inside the front door of Community Presbyterian Church (and please return those candles too). 😉
If you can’t get to CPC for a bulletin, you can download the Christmas Eve service bulletinand print it out. The Zoom link for the Christmas Eve Service, starting at 5:30pm, is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83616850608
We’re about to start the fourth week of Advent, which will take us all the way to Christmas Eve. If you’re looking for information on our outdoor (and Zoom) Christmas Eve service, please see the information below.
This Sunday, we’ll light the Candle of Love in our morning worship service. The sanctuary is open, but we are encouraging folks to remain home and use the Zoom links to join us online. We’ll also be singing all seven verses of O’Come O’Come Emmanuel as we look toward Christmas–the holy day where we celebrate Jesus’ incarnation into the world.
Weekly Bible Study We’re taking a week off from our weekly Wednesday Bible Study. We’ll pick our study with the book of 1 Samuel on Wednesday, December 30th from 5:00-6:30pm MST.
Christmas Eve Service Join us for our Christmas Eve Service on Thursday, December 24th at 5:30pm MST, in the CPC church yard. The service will be broadcasted through Zoom. Please go to our website for the Zoom link.
This coming Sunday, December 13th is the third Sunday of Advent. During worship, we will light the pink candle, which is also called the Candle of Joy. In some traditions, it is referred to as the Mary Candle, and it is from this emphasis that we’ll explore a familiar passage from the Gospel of Luke known as the Magnificat or the Song of Mary. Just a reminder that we’re still on Zoom and the links for the service and others weekly activities are below.
Games Up Here Join us ONLINE tomorrow night, Monday, November 14th from 7:00-8:30pm MST, for a mystery game (which means we haven’t picked it yet). 🙂 Get more information on our website (https://lakecitypresbyterian.org/games-up-here/).
Weekly Bible Study We’re still online only for our weekly Bible study. Join us this Wednesday, December 16th from 5:00-6:30pm MST for our LAST study of the year. This week we’ll explore the book of Ruth, one of the shortest books in the Bible, which contains an important glimpse into God’s broader redemptive plan for creation.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast And, just a reminder, that the Men’s Prayer Breakfast is on a break and will NOT resume meeting until the new year.
We’re about to start the second week of Advent. I hope you’re experiencing a deeper sense of meaning and hope as we make our journey to Christmas. This week we light the candle of peace and look at the gospel account of John the Baptizer. And if that wasn’t enough, we’re also celebrating the Eucharist. So, please make sure to bring your juice and bread to the Zoom service.
CPCSession This CPC elders are meeting this week for our December Session meeting on Wednesday, December 9th. As we review 2020 for CPC, please feel free to reach out to them with anything you’d like to share.
Weekly Bible Study We’re online only for our weekly Bible study. Join us this Wednesday, December 9th from 5:00-6:30pm MST as we explore the book of Judges, which contains a series of smaller narratives about the tribal period in Israel’s history following the death of Joshua.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast And, just a reminder, that the Men’s Prayer Breakfast is taking a break and will NOT resume meeting until January.