This Sunday at Christ Church: November 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9, is the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost. Rev. Louis Timberlake will preach the sermon, Be Ready, Be Fruitful, based on the scripture Matthew 25:1–13.

In deference to the upcoming national holiday of Veteran’s day, all Veterans will be recognized briefly in all services on this Sunday.

In addition to our Sunday events listed below, we also have our Bible Club, Sunday yoga classes, Financial Peace University, Flute Choir rehearsal, Choristers, Youth Choir, and Centering Prayer. Please check with your ministry leaders if you have any questions about these events.

Worship Through Music

As we read in this week’s Gospel lesson (Matthew 25:1-13) of our need to be always watchful and always ready for Christ’s return, we will sing hymns at our 8:30am traditional service which emphasize Christ’s ultimate reign (“Jesus Shall Reign”), his compelling love for us which leads us to serve others in his name (“Jesus, Thine All-Victorious Love”) and our mandate to glorify the name of Christ faithfully in our lives (“Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”). The New Covenant Choir will sing “Contemplative spiritual”, which is a medley of the spiritual “Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door” and the gospel song “Who at My Door Is Standing”, arranged by Donald Moore. The organ offertory by Robert Powell is based on the opening hymn; the closing voluntary is “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” set by German Baroque composer Dieterich Buxtehude. *


At our 11am traditional service, in addition to the same three congregational hymns which will be sung in the earlier service (“Jesus Shall Reign”, "Jesus, Thine All-Victorious Love” and “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”), the Choristers Choir of children in 4th through 6th grades will sing “I Am the Light” by Terry Taylor. In recognition of the need to be ready for Christ’s coming at all times the Chancel Choir will sing the spiritual “Keep Your Lamps” as arranged by André Thomas. Both organ voluntaries will be chorale settings by the 17th-century North German Heinrich Scheidemann: “Es ist gewißlich an der Zeit” and “In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr”.

Prayer Seminar for 2nd through 5th Graders

From 3pm to 6:15pm in the Fellowship Center and Chapel.

Candy for College Students' Care Packages

Help us brighten a college student’s day by dropping off your leftover Halloween candy in the marked box in the Church Office. Youth will be sending exam care packages to college students in early December.


  • Confirmation Breakfast: 9:50am in the Gym
  • JrHi UMYF will meet in the gym at 6pm and go to Camp Guilrock for a cookout, campfire and hayride. Cost is $5. We will return to the church at 8:30pm.
  • SrHi UMYF will meet in the gym at 6pm for a snack supper ($3) and prepare care packages for our college students. All SrHi youth should bring ten to fifteen small items for the care packages. Friends are welcome.

Operation Christmas Child

Your life will be changed by the gift you receive when you give this Christmas to Operation Christmas Child. Share the love and hope of Jesus Christ with a needy child by filling a simple shoe box with gifts. Please visit the display table in the Gathering Space for complete details as well as cardboard shoeboxes for your use. Collection deadline is no later than noon on Sunday, November 23. Let’s make a difference and meet our church goal of 300 boxes. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Hayes at 294-3994.

Discovering Christ Church

New to Christ Church? Join us for the Discovering Christ Church classes in Room 110 during the Sunday School hour (9:50am to 10:50am) on Sundays through November 9. During the next two Sundays, the ministers will address key beliefs and practices of the United Methodist church and the specific programs and ministries of Christ Church. At noon on November 16, if you're ready, you’ll be invited to have a casual lunch, meet the staff, fill out some paperwork and become an official member! Write these dates on your calendar and plan to join us.

Committees Meeting

  • Habitat for Humanity at 3pm in Room 211
  • Worship Committee at 3pm in Room 106
  • SPRC Meeting at 6:45pm in the Parlor