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Newsletter for the Week of
May 15, 2016

Songs to continuously remind us of what really matters in a beautiful way!

Spotify link to this Sunday's worship songs
This week's Sermon: "Hope and Exile" (Isaiah 40:1-8)

God does the most hopeful things in the most hopeless places. Exile should have been utterly hopeless for the Israelites, but God used it to draw them to himself, to transform them, and to teach them about Christ. God uses exile the same way today. If you are a follower of Christ, you are an exile. You belong to God’s kingdom, but live in another. 

Main Idea: God uses exile.

Sermon Application Questions / Sermon Slides
This sermon series: Year of Biblical Literacy


This week's New City Catechism Question #19:
Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God's favor?

Answer: Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.
Announcements:

Christ Church Members: Please RSVP to Members Meeting by Monday, May 16!

Next Biblical Literacy Lecture, Monday, May 23 7PM. Dolores Park Church (455 Dolores St.) "Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament" with Tremper Longman, an author, scholar and professor. He will be going over what wisdom literature in the OT tells us about God, relationships, sexuality, suffering, and the meaning of life. (Parking at Everett M.S. at 450 Church St.)

New to Christ Church? Please join us at our Welcome Lunch, Sunday, June 5th, after service. We would love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have. Please email Michelle if you are interested!
Praise God for the new members that were affirmed this Sunday! Members promised with the aid of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • To diligently pursue a life of Christian love and personal holiness,
  • To take seriously their relationships to others in the body of Christ, strive to maintain unity, and do all that they can to encourage love and good deeds as they seek to exercise spiritual gifts in faithful service,
  • To give of time, talent and resource to serve God's kingdom, commit to truth of God's Word and growing in faith and knowledge of Christ,
  • To pray for the ministry, the church, our brothers and sisters in Christ, and the lost who need the Savior.  
And with the aid of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the members and elders of Christ church promised to love, encourage, teach, admonish, comfort, and exhort the members with a genuine desire to see each one grow in the love and knowledge of Christ and His Word. May God, by his pleasure, be with us as he builds his church for his fame and glory! 
Recurring Announcements
  • Please join us in A Year of Biblical Literacy. This year, we are reading through the Bible together as a congregation. We have a Scripture reading schedule (never to late to hop on!), videos, and other resources to help us along. 
  • Sign up for the online newsletter! You can go to christchurchsf.org/#newsletter!
  • Youth Group Discussions every Sunday after service, 12:00 - 12:30pm Older youth welcome and encouraged to join us in the "Chill out" section of the Cafeteria!
Have any questions, comments, thoughts to share? Please email us!
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