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Ash Wednesday starts in two weeks, Wednesday, March 6th. Please use this lenten devotional to prepare your hearts and meditate on the life and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, before we celebrate the resurrection of Easter. This portion is found in the Seasons liturgical calendar we sent out a while back. 

Sunday Recap for February 17, 2019:
Real Faith Works

Mission Highlight: Every week we focus on a region where we can be intentional in bringing the gospel to the community we live in. We often highlight the different parts of San Francisco and  the  neighbors we are called to love and serve. Thank you Christina for sharing about your community, District 1.

District 1 starts right in this area where our church is and goes all the way down Geary to the ocean and includes the Golden Gate Park, The population facts that I am about to read include the diverse families, working singles, and students of the nearby USF and UCSF campuses- but they do not include the homeless population living throughout the par. However they are definitely a part of the community as it is not uncommon to see regulars make themselves at home on the streets.  
  • Population is 50% white 40% Asian
  • 50% of the homes are family households
  • 56% speak English in the home, 30% Asian languages, 9% European 5% Spanish
  • 22% have some high school education, %23 some college education, 34% have college degree 21% have a graduate degree
Christina shared about living just a few blocks away from church where we had the gas explosion fire last week.  Fortunately no one was hurt and damage was minimal, but it was a blessing to see how the community came together to help each other out.  Emails and messages were going across neighborhood forums on how to help the restaurant that burned down as well as the occupants of the houses that were damaged.  Among them, she knew believers who were intentional in their love and concern for the community but so many more were helpers that she did not know personally. Her heart was challenged to understand that God uses these times of crisis for His people to come out and meet others in their needs and take every opportunity to share the gospel of Christ. My hope is that we all who make up Christ church as the Christian neighbors here, would be known to the community as the first responders for people in times of spiritual and physical need.

Then Christina prayed for the people of District 1, including Outer Circle, which serves people living in the park, taken over by our sister church Citizens. Let's continue to get to know, pray for, love, and serve our city and our neighbors for Jesus!
This Week's Sermon: “Real Faith Works" (James 2:14-20, 26)

There is a distinction in James between real faith and false faith. Listen to see how real faith works in obedience to Christ.

Main: Real Faith... Works.

Sermon Slides / This sermon series: The Way of St. James
-If you haven't already, please take the anonymous Christ Church survey in the cafeteria after service. We will have some iPads and laptops available, or you can just sit with some snacks provided on your phone. It's a way for our leaders to get an honest snapshot of our church to help us grow spiritually. 

-Next Sunday, February 24th, will be our first Theology Uncorked, where we will meet at The Plough and the Stars at 5pm. 

-The Spain Mission Trip will be at the end of June this year. We will have an information session on Sunday, March 3rd at 5pm at the Jantz residence (an email should have gone out). We would like the team to be finalized on 3/17, so please come to find out more. Here is the form if you missed it. 
Don't Forget!
  • 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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