The Next Three Weeks

Hey Everyone,

I hope this email finds you all well. This will be my last post for a few weeks as I begin a three-week break staring tomorrow, Monday, October 16th. I’ll return to worship on Sunday, November 5th.

Next week, Sunday, October 22nd, you all will be led by our ruling elders as CPC joins in a service of song and scripture. Then, on Sunday, October 29th, the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Western Colorado, Rev. Keri Shelton will lead you in worship and will be our guest preacher for the week.

All of the downloadable weekly Order of Worship bulletins can be found below. Each bulletin contain the lectionary readings for that week. If you’re attending online, you can find that link below as well.

If you’re joining us for the November 5th service, please remember that we’ll both be celebrating communion that week and having our monthly first-of-the-month potluck.
In November, the theme for the potluck is Thanksgiving!

Just a reminder, this is more of a “Staycation” for me and my family. Although I will be traveling to fetch my mother from Columbus later in the month, I’ll only be gone a few days. While I don’t intend on engaging in the day-to-day routine of my pastoral duties, please know that if you have a pastoral emergency, I am available. To reach me, please text me.

While there isn’t any official announcements, I wanted you to be aware that we’re starting a new book study after I return on the 5th of November. You can read about that below.

On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, & Getting Old
Join us this autumn for our weekly Bible study, which returns on Wednesday, November 8th at 5:00pm in Darley Hall. For seven weeks, we’ll delve into Parker Palmer’s book, On the Brink of Everything. In all my years of study, Palmer stands out as one of the most profound and thoughtful writers I’ve ever studied. In his tenth and final book, this seasoned octogenarian reflects on what it means to age. The book can be found on all major online retail outlets for $13.00 or less in hardback format. Please note in the schedule below the shifting of the weekly meeting date on November 21st (for Thanksgiving) and December 7th (for St. Nicholas Day).

On the Brink of Everything Schedule
Week 1–(November 8th): Prelude & Chapter 1: The View from the Brink
Week 2–(November 15th): Young & Old: The Dance of the Generations
Week 3–(*November 21st): Getting Real: From Illusion to Reality
Week 4–(November 29th): Work & Vocation: Writing a Life
Week 5–(*December 7th): Keep Reaching Out: Staying Engaged with the World
Week 6–(December 13th): Keep Reaching In: Staying Engaged with Your Soul
Week 7–(December 20th): Over the Edge: Where We Go When We Die

Sunday Worship Service:

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Hey Everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the autumn weather in your respective neck of the woods. It’s definitely getting colder here in Lake City and we even saw tiny snow-ish flakes this morning.

This Saturday, October 14th at 2:00pm, we’ll all gather at the First Baptist Fellowship Hall for Burton Smith’s Memorial Service. A reception and a time of sharing will follow the service. If you’re unable to be present in person, we’ll be broadcasting the service through Zoom. You can find the Zoom link below.

This Sunday, October 15th we’ll gather for worship at our usual time. This week, I’ll be preaching from the ever-famous passage Psalm 23. If you’d like to read the lectionary texts for the week, you can find them in the online order of worship below.

As many of you know, I’ll be taking some time off this month beginning Monday, October 16th. I’ll return to my duties on Sunday, November 5th. Should any pastoral emergencies surface during this period, I would invite you to text me at (206) 962-9886.

For those wondering about the worship services while I’m on break, soon I’ll be posting an update here and sending an email to those on our weekly email list. In those communications, I’ll provide you with all the order of worship bulletins and information you’ll need to participate in our services while I’m away.

Here are your links to Burton’s Memorial Service and the Sunday Worship service.

Burton Smith’s Memorial Service Zoom Link

Sunday Worship Service:

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Hey Everyone,

I hope you’re all well and settling back into your regular schedules. This Sunday, October 8th we’ll gather together for worship and a time of fellowship. I’ll be preaching on the Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20:1-20. You can read that text and the other lectionary passages in the downloadable online order of worship below.

Here are your announcements for the week ahead:

CPC October Session
The CPC elders will meet for our monthly meeting this Wednesday, October 11th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm in Darley Hall. 

Burton Smith’s Memorial Service
Burton Smith’s memorial service in witness to the resurrection will be held on Saturday, October 14th, at 2:00pm in the Baptist Fellowship Hall. 

Jason’s Time-Off
Beginning Monday, October 16th, Jason will be taking a few weeks off. 

And here is your link for Sunday’s worship service.

Summer Community Worship Service: