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Sunday Recap for September 25, 2016:
Seeking and Loving the Lost

This week's Sermon: "Jesus, Friend of Outcasts" (Luke 15:1-10)

In the opening verses of the Gospel of Luke, we read that Luke is writing to Theophilus so that he could be certain of the things he has been taught about jesus. The Gospel of Luke, like all the gospel accounts, is written to persuade readers about who Jesus Christ is and what he came to accomplish. The big theme in the Gospel of Luke is that Jesus came to seek and save the lost. That all of humanity is broken and lost, and that all of humanity can find salvation in Jesus. The parables that Luke records powerfully drive home this truth.

Main: God's love is extravagant, unconditional, and for you.

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

 



Also, if you missed it, please check out "From Your Pastors: Ready for Community?" from last Sunday's sermon. These notes and letters from your pastors are part of our effort to increase our communication to you. They highlight points from the Sunday sermons, or draw linkages between sermons, and will come to you as a regular series. Toby and Seng will write the letters together or take turns tackling different topics. If there is something from the sermons you would like us to zoom in on, please let us know! 
 
Question #38: What is prayer?
 
Answer: Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.
Mission Highlight: Toby shared about his upcoming trip to Malawi. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Christ Church has a partnership and commitment with Hands at Work, an organization that, out of the love of Jesus Christ, serves the most vulnerable in Africa during times of crisis, through community-based solutions. Our church, through Hands at Work, is connected to a village called Mcheneka in Malawi where we have been building relationships, supporting and praying for each other over the years. Toby will be going there to meet with local pastors to support and encourage each other, including connecting churches in the larger cities with vulnerable communities in rural areas. Levy, pictured below with his wife Pragcidence (Prag), is one of the pastors and leaders of Hands at Work Toby will be visiting. Toby will also be visiting South Africa to learn about racial reconciliation and ways we can impact our own communities here in the United States and San Francisco. Please be in prayer for our pastor as he travels and for his family here, and that God may be glorified by all that Toby does and learns for us on our behalf. Look forward to updates, news and ways to serve and pray when Toby returns!

Serving Opportunity!
  • Two Sunday Coordinators (greets families, checks in kids, helps teachers/volunteers as needed, checks out grade school
  • Two Grade School Teachers (teaches lesson, keeps kids safe, shows them Jesus)
  • Two Grade School Assistants (leads activities, keeps kids safe, shows them Jesus)
Please email Janice if you are interested!
From Last Sunday's Grade School: Older kids reviewYounger kids review
This week, our grade school children joined us for Communion as well as the Songs of Response. If you haven't talked to your children about Communion yet, here are some resources to help start the conversation:

The Lord's Supper and Children
Should My Child Take Communion?


May the Lord use our efforts in preparing our children for His table to nudge them into closer fellowship with Him!
The first video of Luke, which we are reading this week, in case you missed it! The second video will be posted shortly!
Don't Forget!
  • 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 too 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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