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SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, September 22, 2019

Philomen 1-21

Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,

To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith toward the Lord Jesus. I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ. I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother.

For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love—and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus.10 I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment. 11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful both to you and to me. 12 I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. 13 I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of service to me in your place during my imprisonment for the gospel; 14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent, in order that your good deed might be voluntary and not something forced. 15 Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back forever, 16 no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother—especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

17 So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand: I will repay it. I say nothing about your owing me even your own self. 20 Yes, brother, let me have this benefit from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ. 21 Confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.

Sermon- Extraordinary Love;Beyond Ordinary Love

 

                               ANNOUNCEMENTS

   September 22, 2019

Thank you to Susan Allman for preaching today. Pastor Nancy will return next week

Treasures! Our manager, Jeri, is planning an expansion! Everyone has asked for a larger retail space, so Jeri has a plan. We need ALL HANDS ON DECK! On September 29, from 1pm to 4pm, we are moving many departments around, and need as many helpers as can come. If you only want to volunteer one day a year at Treasures-this is YOUR day! We especially need some men volunteers. Please let Jeri Coulston (702-439-7103) know if you can come, stop by Treasures and leave your name, or contact the church office. We need a head count-we will be providing burgers after the big move! Treasures phone # is 435 865 5972.

“Wrath and Reverence” is the current exhibit at SUMA (So Utah Museum of Art, SUU Campus) This engaging and thought provoking work by sculptor Al Farrow includes architectural models and reliquaries to tease out a larger truth regarding the relationship between violence and organized religion. Please meet at 10:00am this Saturday, September 28th, at SUMA. Anne Steinhauer will facilitate the tour

Pumpkin Patch Outing! All families are invited to the Judd Family Farm on Saturday October 5th, 11:30am to 2:00pm.

All Church Service Project! Trash Pickup at Thunderbird Gardens!

2:00 Sunday, October 13 at the Thunderbird Gardens Trailhead. Join the Youth Group for this afternoon of caring for God's creation by helping us pick up litter and garbage around the Thunderbird Gardens Trailhead. Unfortunately, some of our local residents use this as their personal dump, and we want to help improve that area so we can all enjoy this beautiful place. Bring a water bottle, work gloves, sturdy shoes, and if you have a pickup truck, that'd be super helpful too!  After we work for an hour, we can take an optional hike together! fun! 

Romans Bible Study has begun: Pastor Nancy is leading a new Bible study on the book of Romans. We meet at 3pm on Thursdays and will use Community Bible Study’s Engaging God’s Word workbook. If you would like to come, please contact Pastor Nancy so she can order you a book. pastor@cedarpres.org

New Fellowship time! Our time for fellowship starts at 9:30 am. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and visit with new and old friends!

 Bible and Brew on Sunday Mornings! Bring your Bible and discuss with others the scripture for morning worship. Join us at 9:15am in the library.

Calling all women! Do you like to sing? You are welcome to join the Women’s Chorus. Rehearsal is on Mondays at 4pm. Jolene Heit is our director and Beth Gaines is our accompanist

Bible and Brew on Tuesday mornings is back! Join others in opening the Bible together to explore a specific scripture passage.  Meet at 8:30 a.m. in the church conference room. Bring your Bible and a cup of coffee.

Martha Circle next meeting will be September 26 at 1:00 pm. Contact Sonya Swatsley at 435-590-1432 for more information

Sermon notes sheets are provided in baskets at the back of the sanctuary for those who would like to take notes during the worship service. 

Treasures Thrift Store. If you have large items to donate that need to be picked up, please call Treasures at 865-5972.

Please Pray Jan Hite, Kathie Duca, Beverly Dressen, Tim Ebersole, David Price, Patt Behrens, David Bolsover, Tom Toguchi, Misti Nowak, Janet DeFever, Rev Jeri Lee Harrell-Leeper, The Orlemann Family(bereaved for Valerie’s father).

 

 

 

Today’s Worship Leaders and Fellowship Hosts

Praise Team Director                         Linda Johnson                        

Accompanist                                       Jolene Heit

Liturgist                                               Dana Covey

Children’s Message                            Becky Hill

                                                Coffee Fellowship                   Congregational Life

 

Church Calendar

22 Sunday

           9:15am Bible & Brew

          9:30am New Coffee Fellowship

       10:00am Worship

       10:15am Sunday School

       11:45am Youth Group

       11:45am Great Courses class

23 Monday

         10:00am newsletter deadline

           4:00pm Women’s Chorus Rehearsal

24 Tuesday

           8:30am Bible and Brew

          11:30am Greeters meeting

            3:00pm Book Club

25 Wednesday

            8:30am Session dialogue

26 Thursday

            1:00 pm Martha Circle

    3:00pm Roman’s Bible Study

    5:30pm Care Teams Meeting

            7:00pm Praise Band rehearsal

28 Saturday

           10:00am SUMA tour

29 Sunday

              9:15am Bible & Brew

             9:30am Coffee Fellowship

           10:00am Worship & Communion

           10:15am Sunday school

           11:45am Great Courses Class

           11:45am Youth Group

             1:00pm-4:00pm-Moving Party at Treasures, Burgers to follow!

Community Presbyterian Session

Class of 2020  Mary Belle Royer

Class of 2021  Linda Stetzenbach, Brad Phelps, Dana Covey

Class of 2022 Jeff Smith, Jane McCoy, Rich Bontadelli

  Community Presbyterian Board of Deacons

          Deacons:  Debbie Vogel, Ann Johnson

Shepherds:Kathie Duca, Jan Ackart, Gen Phelps, Beth Gaines, George Grohs, Bonnie Blakely, Jeff & Marilyn Smith, Mary Shurtleff, Cathy Ewert, Carla Spaulding

 Community Presbyterian Church

2279 North Wedgewood Lane

Cedar City, Utah 84721

435-586-8891

Office Hours M-F, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Pastor Nancy Pearson pastor@cedarpres.org

Associate Pastor Robyn Eddy pastorrobyn@cedarpres.org

Admin Assistant Marci Beck mbeck@cedarpres.org

Website www.cedarpres.org

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