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Newsletter for the Week of
May 1, 2016

Spiritual songs to listen to and sing as we live lives formed by the Word!

Spotify link to this Sunday's worship songs
This week's Sermon: "Renewal Through the Word" (2 Kings 22:1-2810-1123:1-3)

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) This quote was actually made famous by Bruce Lee and is in poster form in martial arts studios across the country. We all recognize that real living is about more than just knowing; it is about doing. There is a pattern in the Book of Kings, and really throughout the entire Bible, where God reveals truth to his people and his people in turn either embrace it, or reject it. The rejection of God’s truth generally leads to destruction and the embracing of God’s truth generally leads to renewal.

Main Idea: Respond to the Word

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


This week's New City Catechism Question #17:
What is idolatry?

Answer: Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.
Announcements:

Men's Outing this coming Saturday, May 7th. Pacifica Hike and Gorilla BBQ. 9 AM - 2 PM meeting at Roosevelt. Contact Mark for more info! 

Next Biblical Literacy lecture, Next Monday, May 9th at 7PM at Dolores Park Church (455 Dolores St). "Biblical Ordering of Justice" on restorative justice with Mako Nagasawa.

Next Membership Affirmation, Sunday, May 15th. If you are new and interested in committing to the mission and vision of Christ Church, or if you have been coming out for a while and have been involved but haven't read our Introduction to Faith and Practice or become a member yet, please do so by May 13th if you would like to be a part of the next public affirmation!

Church Members' Meeting, Saturday, May 21st. Over meal of fellowship. Members should expect an email!
Mission Highlight: Thank you Claire, for sharing about Outer Circle and the wonderful work God is doing through you guys to serve traveling youth in San Francisco! Christ Church has been richly blessed with relationships and friendships through your faithful service and love. Some examples of this included the now 10 year tradition of weekly Pancake Breakfasts on Mondays in Golden Gate Park, where our friends in the park know they can count on free pancakes and friendly faces to get to know them and learn how to serve them. Also, Amigos, a family group that helps with issues of homelessness and with sober living with Jesus. For those of you who aren't as familiar, Outer Circle is currently at a home in the Mission, a four-story flat where the 2nd-3rd floors are a resource for those they serve with 3 months of transitional housing as they find jobs. 

There are many ways to help and get involved! From help with counseling groups to your knowledge and skill as an electrician! And of course, let's keep praying for God's grace and strength, his hope and joy as the Outer Circle acts as the hands and feet of Christ himself and as our Heavenly Father if he is also sending us to join with them!
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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