Sunday, February 22, is the first Sunday in Lent. Rev. Michael F. Bailey will begin our Lenten sermon series, Fatal Attractions, with the sermon, “Fatal Attractions: Satisfaction with Personal Status Quo”. Due to our Ash Wednesday services being canceled, we will offer the imposition of ashes at our Sunday morning services.
Lenten devotion materials for home use are available in the Gathering Space.
At our 8:30am traditional worship service, the New Covenant Choir will sing the familiar words from Psalm 51:10-12 that we often hear on Ash Wednesday and at the beginning of Lent: "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit in me." The opening hymn, “All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine” will reflect upon Jesus’ humility in coming to earth as a human being. The Hymn of Response “Open My Eyes” is a prayer for illumination in seeking God’s will for our lives. The closing hymn is the familiar hymn of dedication “Take My Life, and Let It Be”. All instrumental music for this service is based on hymn tunes or ancient chorales which deal with Jesus’ humility or God’s grace in redemption: “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross”; “Amazing Grace”; and “Christ, Who Makes Us Holy”.
At our 8:45am New Horizon service, the Youth Choir will help us enter into the spirit of the Lenten season with the anthem "The Love of Christ," which includes the text "So I must live the love of Christ, and go where Christ alone would go. I'll bear His cross and share His pain without the hope of worldly gain; no greater love I'll show." Other songs include "Beautiful One" by Tim Hughes, "Change Me on the Inside" by Hillsong United, and "The Beauty of Simplicity" by Telecast.
At our 11am traditional worship service, the Chancel Choir will lead us into Lent with Mark Hayes’ setting of a Charles Wesley text entitled “Lenten Song,” inviting “All ye that pass by, to Jesus draw nigh. To you is it nothing that Jesus should die?” The first two hymns “All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine” and “O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High” reflect upon Christ’s humility in coming to earth in human form. The closing hymn is the familiar hymn of dedication “Take My Life, and Let It Be”. The opening organ voluntary consists of two settings of the tune of the Hymn of Response (DEO GRACIAS) while the closing voluntary is a chorale prelude by J.S. Bach “Christ, Who Makes Us Holy”, reflecting powerfully on Christ’s redemptive grace.
At the 11:15am Spark service, you're invited to join us as we worship with our presence and through music.
February Sunday School for Children
Our theme this month is “Miracles: Jesus shows me God’s power in the world.” Give your children the gift of Christian education by bringing them (and yourselves) to Sunday School! Our theme verse for February: John 5:17, Jesus replied, “My Father is still working, and I am working too.”
Both JrHi and SrHi UMYF will meet in the Gym for a snack supper ($3) followed by group programs.
The first SCMT meeting will be at 7:30pm in the Youth Building.
Last week’s winner of our new check-in system drawing was Caroline Doss. Don’t forget to sign in at youth group each week to have a chance to win!
Winter Weather Policy
In the event that severe weather, such as snow, occurs in Greensboro, Christ Church wants you to know what to expect regarding scheduled events and worship. Feel free to contact us if you have questions at (336) 299-1571. You may also visit christgreensboro.org, where we will post announcements whenever we are able, or watch WFMY News 2 or Fox 8 channels for closing announcements.
Other Events This Sunday
- Adult Confirmation and our Parents of Young Children Group will meet again this week during the Sunday School hour at 9:50am.
- JrHi Team #2 will practice in the Gym at 4pm.
- YMAC Bells will rehearse at 4pm in the Music Room
- Youth Basketball Team practice will take place in the Gym at 7:30pm.
- Church Council will meet at 7:30pm in the Disciple Room