Second Sunday after Epiphany

Greetings CPC,

I hope you’re all safe and sound in your respective locations. I have some very sad news to share with you today, that I’m certain many of you likely already know. Lewis Thorne died on Wednesday this past week at his home in Boerne, Texas. Lewis was one of our summer residents who worshipped at CPC with his spouse Nancy when in town. I got to know Lewis and Nancy at our Tuesday morning “read and share” Bible Study this past summer. I know many in our community are heartbroken by this tragic news. Let us continue to hold the Thorne family in our prayers this weekend and in the weeks to come. For those seeking more information about Lewis’s life, visitation times, or the funeral service, you can find it HERE.

This Week
This Sunday, January 15th is the Second Sunday after Epiphany and also the Sunday when we acknowledge Jesus’ baptism. To that end, we’ll explore John’s account of the events that followed Christ’s baptism and Christ’s first calling of the disciples Peter and Andrew. If you’re interested in reading the lectionary texts for this week you can find them at the bottom of the online order for worship, which can be downloaded below.

Also, please remember that we’ll be holding our 2023 Annual Congregational Meeting this Sunday, January 15th, directly after the morning worship service. The agenda for the meeting can be found in the online Order of Worship bulletin below. If you are a member of CPC, then we’re asking that you make every effort to be present in-person or online for this important meeting. For those in town, fellowship will follow the congregational meeting.

Finally, as some of you know, my family and I will be traveling to Chicago this coming week to attend a wedding/family reunion. There will be some young adults staying in the manse taking care of Louis, Ruby, Magnificat, and Weasley (Silas’s bearded dragon lizard). Consequently, I’ll be out of the office from Tuesday, January 17th until Monday January 23rd. I’ll be back on Tuesday, January 24th. Should any pastoral emergencies surface, please reach out to me via text or email. But, don’t fret, I’m leaving you in the very capable hands of our ruling elders. I’m also happy to announce that Dan Smith will be preaching while I’m away.

Here are your announcement for the week ahead:

Annual Congregational Meeting Reminder
Directly after the worship service, we’ll be holding our annual congregational meeting. The meeting will be available via Zoom and those members outside of Lake City are enthusiastically encouraged to join us online for our yearly update and to vote on the 2023 budget. 

Intergenerational Study of the Bible for Youth
Join us for our intergenerational study of the Bible tonight Sunday, January 15th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm (Annex).

Wednesday Bible Study
There will be NO Monday night games or Wednesday Bible Study this week. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Men’s Prayer Breakfast is back this week. Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, January 19th at 7:00am for good food, prayer and Bible study.

Here is your link for Sunday morning worship and the Congregational meeting:

Sunday Worship Service & CPC Annual Congregational Meeting: