Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey Everyone,

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all well as we settle into a slower pace here in Lake City. It feels like most of the summer residents took off this past week (though I know a few of you are still around). And it should get a lot quieter this weekend as we move into October.

Although we’ll be smaller in number this week, we’ll be mighty in spirit as we gather together this coming Sunday, October 2nd for World Communion Sunday. That’s right, this particular Sunday, we’ll join with literally millions of Christians around the globe to celebrate this holy sacrament. How fantastic is that. 🙂 If you’re joining us this Sunday on Zoom, please bring your communion elements to the broadcast. For those joining us in person, communion will be provided.

We’ll also be returning to our monthly potlucks (traditionally held on the first Sunday of the month). The theme for this month’s potluck is Fall/Harvest/Octoberfest. Interpret that any way you want… but please plan on joining us for our first potluck of the season.

This Sunday, we’ll also explore the disciples’ request for Jesus to increase their faith–the remarkable narrative found in Luke 17:5-10. If you’d like to read it and the other lectionary texts, you can find them at the bottom of the online Order of Worship bulletin.

Here are a few announcements for the coming week:

Games Up Here
Join us for “Games up here” on Monday, October 3rd at the Presbyterian Annex at 7:00pm. 

October Session Meeting
The CPC Elders will meet this coming week, on Wednesday, September 5th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

Wednesday Bible Study
No Bible Study this week. We’ll return the last week of the month with our regularly scheduled study. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, September 8th at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study. 

Jason’s Vacation
From Thursday, October 6th to Wednesday October 26th, Jason will be on vacation. He will still be available for pastoral emergencies or urgent needs during this time. To reach him, please email or text. 

And here’s your Zoom link for the Sunday Service:

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

The Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey Everyone,

Long week, short post tonight. 🙂 Tomorrow, September 25th, we’ll continue on with our series, Parables Nobody Understands. If you’d like to read the parable in the Gospel of Luke, you can find it and the other lectionary text at the bottom of the online Order of Worship bulletin (link below).

Here are your announcements for this week:

Games Up Here
Join us for “Games up here” on Monday, September 26th at the Presbyterian Annex at 7:00pm. 

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday afternoon, September 28th at 5:00pm at the Annex as we explore a theology of play.

Men’s Prayer BreakfastJoin the men of Lake City this Thursday, September 29th at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study. 

Prayer requests and prayer list
If you’d like to submit a prayer request to be included in the Sunday worship Prayers of the People or to be added to our weekly prayer list, please fill out a blue card BEFORE the service and give it to Jason. You can also submit your prayer request early via email: cpcprayerlist@gmail.com or text Nora at 719-220-0354.

And your links:

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

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

The Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey Everyone!

I know this post is late coming, but it’s been a busy week that’s capping off with one of Lake City’s most jubilant festival. I’m writing this (and sending this) right before Shannon and I start our shift at the 2022 Uncorked–Lake City’s music and wine festival. No doubt it’s been a blessed summer in so many ways.

This Sunday, September 18th, we’ll explore one of the most confusing parables in all of the Gospels–Luke 16:1-13. If you’d like to read it and the other lectionary texts, you can find them at the bottom of the online Order of Worship bulletin.

Blessing of the Animals
Would you like your pet(s) blessed? Join us at St. James Episcopal Church (across the street) for a blessing of the animals at 11:30am. 

Games Up Here
We’re having “Games up here” on Monday, September 19th at the Presbyterian Annex at 7:00pm. 

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday afternoon, September 21st at 5:00pm at the Annex as we explore the challenging sermon Jesus offered on the mount–The Beatitudes.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study. 

Presbytery
This Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th, CPC is hosting the autumn Presbytery meeting for the Presbytery of Western Colorado. As part of our hospitality, we’ll be offering a potluck breakfast at 8am on Saturday morning, and we need your help! Please consider contributing a breakfast casserole or dish of your choosing and joining us for breakfast. Moreover, everyone is also welcome to participate in the presbytery meeting which will start with worship at 9am in the sanctuary.

Cookie Drive
As we’re ending the summer, our fellowship cookie supply is finally in the danger zone. 😉 Please consider making some and dropping them off in sealable freezer bag(s) in Darley Hall. Please note if they are gluten-free. 

Prayer requests and prayer list
If you’d like to submit a prayer request to be included in the Sunday worship Prayers of the People or to be added to our weekly prayer list, please fill out a blue card BEFORE the service and give it to Jason. You can also submit your prayer request early via email: cpcprayerlist@gmail.com or text Nora at 719-220-0354.

Special Musical Guest
A special thanks to Bill Goodwin for offering his voice for the prelude, The Heart Worships–Music by Gustav Holst and words by Alice Buckton.

Special Thanks
A special thanks to Nora Smith for lending her musical gifts to the worship services over the past three weeks

Here are your links for the week:

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

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

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey Everyone,

This Sunday, September 11th marks our return to the sanctuary. Starting tomorrow, Sunday morning worship will be in the CPC sanctuary. For those seeking a more room space, we’ll be broadcasting the service in Darley Fellowship Hall. Regardless of where you sit, all are welcome to join us after service for fellowship with cookies and coffee.

This Sunday, I’ll be preaching from the gospel of Luke. You can read it and the other lectionary texts  at the end of the online order of worship bulletin (link below). Tomorrow, we’ll also be welcoming back Nora Smith on the piano to lead us in our prelude and our postlude.

Here are your Announcements for the week ahead:

Prayer requests and prayer list
If you’d like to submit a prayer request to be included in the Sunday worship Prayers of the People or to be added to our weekly prayer list, please fill out a blue card before the service and give it to Jason. You can also submit your prayer request early via email: cpcprayerlist@gmail.com

Games Up Here
Join us for “Games up here” on Monday, September 12th at the Presbyterian Annex at 7:00pm. 

September Session
This week, the CPC elders will meet at 10:00am in Darley Hall on Wednesday, September 14th for Session.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday afternoon, September 14th at 5:00pm at the Annex as we explore the purpose and flow of the liturgical calendar and how we might be more intentional in how we use it. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, September 15th at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study.

Here are your links for the week:

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

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

Twelfth Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey Everyone,

Well, I have to say, I can’t believe it’s September already. This summer has been a busy one filled with blessings too numerous to name. Although our original intent was to return back to the sanctuary this Sunday, we’re going to remain outdoors on the lawn for our upcoming worship service on September 4th.

This Sunday, I’ll be offering a few reflections on the summer and our common life together. If you’d like to read the lectionary texts for this week, you can find them at the end of the online Order for Worship bulletin below.

This Sunday, we’ll also have the Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church joining us via Zoom. They are going through some transitions in their congregation and were unable to secure pulpit supply, so they’ll be with us.. Welcome to our sisters and brothers from Cortez.

We’ll also be celebrating communion this week, so if you’re joining us online, please remember to bring your own bread and juice to the service.

Here are your announcements for the coming week:

Games Up Here
Join us for “Games up here” on Monday, September  5th at the Presbyterian Annex at 7:00pm. 

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday afternoon, September 7th at 5:00pm at the Annex as we continue our conversation  about intergenerational formation. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, September 8th at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study. 

And, here are your links for the week:

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

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

Eleventh Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey Everyone,

I hope you are well and ready for the week ahead. I can’t believe it’s almost September. It’s been a busy summer with lots of blessings. This week, however, is the last for a number of our gatherings, so please carefully read the information below.

Tomorrow morning, we’ll continue on with our Summer Hymn Series as we look at the well known hymn–Great is Thy Faithfulness. If you’d like to read the lectionary texts before Sunday, you can find them at the bottom of the online Order of Worship, which can be downloaded below.

Don’t forget that tonight is the Lake City Choir’s Gospel Music Concert starting at 7:00pm in the Community Presbyterian Church sanctuary.

Here are your announcements for the week ahead:

Sheriff’s Department Appreciation
The churches of Lake City are hosting a special celebration for the Sheriff’s department tomorrow Sunday, August 28th at 1:00pm in Memorial Park. CPC is providing doughnuts and we’ll be making them in Darley directly after our  worship service.

Sunday Night Trail Hiker Meal! 
Join us this Sunday night, August 28th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for our final hiker dinner of the season. This week’s theme is BREAKFAST and we will be making French Toast, bacon, and sausage–bring your favorite breakfast or lunch dish to share (or whatever you want).

Games Up Here
Join us for “Games up here” on Monday, August 29th at the Presbyterian Annex at 7:00pm. 

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Join us this Tuesday morning, July 30th at 9:00 in Darley Hall as we finish the Book of Ruth.

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday afternoon, August 31st at 5:00pm at the Annex as we explore the Biblical basis for  intergenerational formation. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, September 1st at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study. 

Here are your Zoom links for the week:

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

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

We’re headed to Gold Hill!

Hey Everyone!

This Sunday we’re going to Gold Hill. If you’re joining us, please be at the CPC parking lot at 9:00am on Sunday, August 21st. If you have a high capacity vehicle that can weather a somewhat rough ascent (similar to 30 going out to American Basin), please bring that vehicle. Because we’ve invited all of the churches of Lake City to join us, we’re expecting a larger than usual gathering and we’ll need to carpool (parking is very limited). Also, don’t forget to bring a chair (or you can sit on their picnic benches).

On Sunday we’ll continue on with our Summer Hymn Series as we look at the ever popular hymn from the last century–Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. If you’d like to read the lectionary texts before Sunday, you can find them at the bottom of the online Order of Worship, which can be downloaded below.

Join us this Sunday night for the Trail Hiker Dinner from 6-8pm at the Lake City Trail Hiker Center located in the Presbyterian Annex (418 Silver Street). This Sunday, August 21st, Community Presbyterian Church will be hosting the meal. We’re serving the famous Cuban sandwich–Cubano. If you’ve never had one, it’s traditionally a grilled sandwich that has marinated pork, sliced cured ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, onions and a Cuban spread that will delight your taste buds.

Here are your Announcements for this Sunday and the week ahead:

Sunday Night Trail Hiker Meal! 
Join us this Sunday night, August 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This week’s theme is Caribbean/Cuban and CPC will be making Cubano sandwiches–bring your favorite dish or dessert to share in that fare (or whatever you want).

Games and Tuesday Bible Study Cancelled
No games or Tuesday morning Bible study this week.

Wednesday Midday Prayers
Join us this Wednesday, August 24th at noon in the CPC sanctuary for a prayer service using the Taizé chants. 

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday afternoon, August 24th at 5:00pm at the Annex for our teaching-based Bible Study. This week we’re looking at “time” as related to God and us.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, August 25th at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study. 

Being Reformed Class
Join us for the 2nd part of this two-week series. This week we’ll look at Presbyterian theology and worship. We’ll meet at the Annex on Thursdays, August 25th at 5:00pm.

Sheriff’s Department Appreciation
The churches of Lake City are hosting a special celebration for the Sheriff’s department on Sunday, August 28th at 1:00pm in Memorial Park. CPC is providing doughnuts and we’ll be making them in Darley directly after our Sunday morning worship service.

Here are your Zoom links for the week:

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

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

Thursday Being Reformed Class:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393

Ninth Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey Everyone,

I hope you are all well and have basked in the glory of God’s creation this past week. This Sunday we’ll explore one of the oldest and most popular hymns of all times–Be Thou My Vision. If you’d like to read the lectionary texts before Sunday, you can find them at the bottom of the online Order of Worship, which can be downloaded below. .

Join us this Sunday night for the Trail Hiker Dinner from 6-8pm at the Lake City Trail Hiker Center located in the Presbyterian Annex (418 Silver Street). This Sunday, August 14th, First Baptist Church is hosting and they are serving Turkey Tetrazzini. So this week’s theme is going to be “Casserole Surprise!” We’re inviting all of you to bring their favorite potluck casseroles. With folks in town from all over the country, who knows what people will bring. Be creative, try a new recipe, bring a state or regional dish. And don’t forget to check out the fountain this week, it’s going to be a good one. 😉

And, don’t forget that our very own Jim Walker will be performing his one man show Mark Twain tomorrow night, Saturday, August 13th at 7:30 at the Lake City Arts Center. It’s a fantastic show. Please consider showing your support for Jim and the Art Center.

Here are your Announcements for the week ahead:

Sunday Night Trail Hiker Meal! 
Join us this Sunday night, August 14th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Presbyterian Annex/Trail Hiker Center. This week’s theme is Casserole Surprise!–bring your favorite casserole or dessert to share… (or whatever you want).

Games and Tuesday Bible Study Cancelled
No games or Tuesday morning Bible study this week.

Wednesday Midday Prayers
Join us this Wednesday, August 17th at noon in the CPC sanctuary for a prayer service using the Taizé chants. 

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday afternoon, August 17th at 5:00pm at the Annex/Hiker Center for our teaching-based Bible Study. This week we’ll complete our three-part series on all things evil as we look at the theology of hell and annihilation and how to avoid going there. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, August 18th at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study. 

Being Reformed Class
Join us for this two-week series on what it means to be “reformed” and part of the Presbyterian Church. We’ll cover the last 2,000 years of church history, the theology, worship, practice and government of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Each class will last around 75 minutes  per session and is considered a prerequisite for anyone considering membership at CPC. The class will meet at the Annex/Trail Hiker Center on Thursdays, August 18th and 25th at 5:00pm.

And, here are your links for the week ahead:

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

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

Eighth Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey CPC and friends,

I hope all was well with your soul this week and that you’re excited for the next hymn in our summer series. This Sunday, we’ll explore the hymn How Great Thou Art as we celebrate God’s creative power in the universe and by extension our creativity in the world.

As usual, the Zoom link and downloadable Order of Worship bulletin are below. If you’d like to read the lectionary texts for the week, you can find them at the end of online Order of Worship bulletin.

This Sunday, August 7th will be our fifth Trail Hiker Meal in the Annex from 6 to 8pm. Grace Christian Fellowship is hosting this week and will be serving tacos in the theme of Mexican Fare. So you can all expect some salsa in the fountain. We’ve been told the Colorado Trail “bubble” will actually hit Lake City over this next week, so we’re expecting a lot of hikers at the meal. Please consider joining us Sunday night and bringing a dish to share in that theme.

Next, I want to make sure you all know that Ruthanne File’s funeral will take place tomorrow, Saturday, August 6th at 10:30am in the Lake City School Gymnasium, located at 614 N. Silver Street. If you are planning on attending, please consider bringing a potluck casserole dish for the reception. The File family is expecting a large number of out-of-town attendees, and the Baptist Church is calling for help. And, if you’re unable to attend, please consider dropping off a dish to help support her funeral.

Also, I wanted to remind you that our very own Jim Walker will be performing his one man show Mark Twain next Saturday, August 13th at 7:30 at the Lake City Arts Center. It’s a fantastic show. Please consider showing your support for Jim and the Art Center.

Here are your Announcements for this week:

Sunday Night Trail Hiker Meal! 
Join us this Sunday night, August 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Presbyterian Annex/Trail Hiker Center. This week’s theme is Taco Bar–bring a themed side or dessert to share… or whatever you want. 😉

Games Up Here
No Game Up Here this week (or next week). 

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Join us this Tuesday morning, August 9th at 9:00 in Darley Hall for our “read and share” Bible study. This week we’ll be exploring the second chapter of Ruth. 

Wednesday Midday Prayers
Join us this Wednesday, August 10th at noon in the CPC sanctuary for a prayer service using the Taizé chants. 

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday afternoon, August 10th at 5:00pm at the Annex/Hiker Center for our teaching-based Bible Study. This week we’ll be looking at the second part of our study on demons and the evil forces/celestial beings in the Bible. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, August 11th at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study. 

And, here are your links for the week ahead:

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

Tuesday Morning Bible Study:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393

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

Seventh Sunday of Ordinal Time

Hey Everyone,

I hope you all are safe and warm on this cool Friday afternoon (at least here in Lake City). It’s been a sad week with the death of several folks connected to our community and congregation. For those who aren’t already aware, Ruthanne File died this past Wednesday in Grand Junction. Ruthanne was a long time member of our local community and she and her husband, Dan File, we’re central in the leadership of Camp Red Cloud for many years. Her funeral will take place at the Lake City School Gymnasium on Saturday, August 6th at 10:30am. The school is located at 614 N. Silver Street.

Additionally, there were two more deaths this week. The first is Jay Herring, Margo Presnall’s cousin. Please keep Margo and her family in your prayers. Next, Larry Waller passed a week ago. Please continue to pray for his wife, Donna and her family. 

Sunday, we continue on with our Summer Series–This is My Story, This is Our Song. This week we’ll explore It is Well, With My Soul. If you’d like to read the lectionary texts before the service, they can be found at the bottom of the online Order of Worship bulletin below.

Tomorrow, Sunday, July 31st will be our fourth Trail Hiker Meal in the Annex from 6 to 8pm. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and St. James Episcopal Church are co-hosting this week and will be serving hams in the theme of “Ham Dinner.” We believe the Colorado Trail “bubble” is finally arriving so we’re expecting a lot of hikers at the meal. Please consider joining us tomorrow night and bringing a dish to share in that theme.

Here are your Announcements for the week:

Sunday Night Trail Hiker Meal! 
Join us this Sunday night, July 31th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Presbyterian Annex/Trail Hiker Center. This week’s theme is Ham Dinner–bring a themed side or dessert to share… or whatever you want. 😉

Games Up Here
Join us for “Games up here” on Monday, July 31st at the Presbyterian Annex at 7:00pm. 

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Join us this Tuesday morning, August 2nd at 9:00 in Darley Hall for our “read and share” Bible study.

Wednesday Midday Prayers
Join us this Wednesday, August 3rd at noon in the CPC sanctuary for a prayer service using the Taizé chants. 

Wednesday Bible Study
Join us this Wednesday afternoon, August 3rd at 5:00pm at the Annex/Hiker Center for our teaching-based Bible Study. This week we’ll be looking at Satan and the evil forces/celestial beings in the Bible. 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Join the men of Lake City this Thursday, August 4th at 7:00am for good food, prayer, and Bible study. 

And, here are your links for the week ahead:

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

Tuesday Morning Bible Study:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431443393

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