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Newsletter for the Week of
February 7th, 2016

How deep the Father's love for us! How vast beyond all measure!

Spotify link to this Sunday's Praise songs
This week's Sermon: "Because God Loves" (Genesis 17, 32, Deuteronomy 7)
Link to last week's sermon

Figuring out what we are really trusting in as we live our lives can be so difficult. “We have changed…from a condition where most people lived ‘naïvely’ in a Christian outlook…to one in which almost no one is capable of this.” (Charles Taylor) This is not an altogether bad thing. We need to know what we believe and why we believe it if we are going to truly follow Jesus and know how to live. No matter what your background is. No matter how much or how little you know about the Bible. This is a beautiful and amazing story of God’s love for humanity. The more deeply we consider this story and believe in it, the more it will transform our lives.

Main Idea: We have hope because God loves.

Sermon Application Questions
This sermon series: Year of Biblical Literacy

This week's New City Catechism Question # 6:
How can we glorify God?

Answer: We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and by obeying his will, commands, and law.
Reminder: Membership Affirmation February 21st. Please fill out membership cards by February 13th, if you want to be included in this affirmation. (Affirmations will be happening throughout the year). Existing members will be affirmed again as well. Expect communication during this week!

First lecture from "Biblical Literacy" series: "Lecture on Canonization" available online now! If you didn't get a chance, please check out this amazing lecture on how the Bible was made.
Mission Highlight: Thank you Maggie for sharing about God's heart for teens with physical and intellectual disabilities and their families. Let's continue to pray for Young Life Capernaum and JOY friends, Maggie and her coworkers!

How to Pray:
  • For older students as they transition out of Young Life Capernaum and various social services
  • For God to grow JOY Friends, a ministry for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, and to raise a leader for this very special and needed ministry
  • Inviting new students to be involved with Young Life Capernaum
  • For God to continue to bless their relationships with George Washington High School, Mission High School, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center
Recurring Announcements
  • 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!
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