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Newsletter for the Week of
June 5, 2016

We sing because God tells us to, to remember the truth, to build up others, to make war against the enemy, to strengthen ourselves for trial, to enter a God-designed pathway to joy.
We sing to glorify God!

Spotify link to this Sunday's worship songs
This week's Sermon: "Order Your Desires" (Ecclesiastes 12:9-14)

Desire drives life. The problem for each one of us is that sin and brokenness disorder our desire. But desire is not the problem. Desire is good. Desire is a capacity given to us by God. God does not want us to diminish desire. God wants us to increase our desire and set our desire on the right things. We need to know our desires and let God’s wisdom order our desires.
Main Idea: Order your desires.

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

Question #22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?
Answer: That in human nature that he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathize with our weakness.

New to Christ Church? Welcome Lunch Sunday (6/5) after service. Great opportunity to meet people, ask questions and get plugged in. It will be at Le Soleil (133 Clement St.) at 1pm. 

Biblical Literacy Lecture: Monday, June 6, 7 PM. "Lecture on the Problem of Evil" with author, professor and scholar Gerry Breshears. At Dolores Park Church (455 Dolores St.). Parking at Everett Middle School (450 Church St.) Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Mission Highlight: Thank you Rebecca for introducing yourself as the new Mission Highlight Coordinator and for encouraging us to vote this Tuesday, June 7. For those of you who are involved in a ministry, organization or activity where God has sent you to be salt and light, please email Rebecca to share before our congregation! It is a great way to encourage and inspire the body to act on our mission to make disciples, to love and serve, as well as being a beautiful witness to those who do not yet trust Christ.

This Tuesday, June 7, is election day. There are several ballot measures and offices to be filled, including the presidential primaries. Here are some helpful links:
"'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 'Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare." (Jeremiah 29:4-7)

Voting is a way we can seek the welfare of the city where we live. Please prayerfully consider and learn about the different candidates and measures on the ballot, and please remember to vote on Tuesday!
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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