This week at City Church

 At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one sentence purpose statement: To extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ

                                                         Our weekly updates are designed around our core values.     

                                                       Our weekly updates are designed around our core values.     

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The message of the Bible is a message of redemption.  John Frame, “God glorifies himself in the redemption of sinners.”   Kent Hughes, ”God is redeeming his creation by bringing it under the lordship of Jesus Christ.”  Erik Thoennes, “The main message of the Bible is that the one true God is displaying his glory primarily in redeeming and restoring his fallen creation by fulfilling his covenant promises and commands through the glorious person and atoning work of Christ.”  Scott Hafemann, “The Triune God is the beginning, middle, and end of everything, 'for from him (as Creator) and through him (as Sustainer and Redeemer) and to him (as Judge) are all things' (Rom 11:36).”
Read the story of redemption in the Community Bible Readings this week!  
June 4 — Jeremiah 36; Philippians 2
June 5 — Jeremiah 37; Philippians 3
June 6 — Jeremiah 38; Philippians 4
June 7 — Jeremiah 39; Colossians 1
June 8 — Jeremiah 40; Colossians 2
June 9 — Psalm 120.   

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Update on Kevin Blackson (wife of Zoila) — Kevin is scheduled to return to his home after necessary modifications are made for his disability.  The family thanks everyone for their prayers and support to them during these challenging times.  

This week are home meetings.  Find a home group near you by going to the Citychurch website: citychurchpa.org.  Under the heading “Life at CC,” scroll down to the second item, “home groups.”  You’ll be blessed!

Interested in being baptized or becoming a member of Citychurch.  We have already had the first of a three-week “Discover Citychurch” class for church membership, which meets on Sunday morning at the church from 9:00-10:00 AM.  If you wish to try to jump in the middle, this is the last chance.  If you wish to attend, please contact the church office; info@citychurch.org

Remember that every Thursday evening, 6:30-8:30, we host at the church the“Legacy” youth ministry..  All students between grades 6-12 are invited.  
  
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: WEDNESDAYS 10 AM -
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We are at the stage of growth in our church where we seeking to provide the right systems to meet our needs. One area this will be more visible is in our Welcome/Guest Services and in a new area we are calling Security.  Dwayne Rodriguez is coordinating this work, and he has organized a team which will insure that we provide a safe worship experience. One of the first things that will be implemented is using only the front door and ramp door for entrance to the church.  Also, those that are working with the children will be clearly identified.  Especially in the day and age we live in, we must be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” 

Continuing with the series on “Prayers to Pray Before Church,” we offer this prayer for our overall mission: “Dear Lord, we know that we are not saved by our good works, but for good works (Ephesians 2:8-10). Focus our hearts on the mission you have for us to share the gospel and make disciples of Christ (Matthew 28:18–20). Remind us how our marriages, family lives, work, and hobbies can be avenues to adorn the gospel through our proclamation and Christ-exalting lifestyles. Use our time as your gathered body to build us up and send us out for ministering your gospel, in the power of your Spirit, to our broken world. These things we pray In Jesus Name — Amen.”  

This week at City Church

 At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one-sentence purpose statement: To extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ 

  Our weekly updates are designed around our core values. 

Our weekly updates are designed around our core values. 

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  • Reading the Scriptures daily helps us keep life in perspective. In the words of John Piper, “If you don’t see the greatness of God then all the things that money can buy become very exciting. If you can’t see the sun, you will be impressed with a street light. If you’ve never felt thunder and lightning, you’ll be impressed with fireworks. And if you turn your back on the greatness and majesty of God, you’ll fall in love with a world of shadows and short-lived pleasures.” 
  •  Keep this in mind as you read the Community Bible Readings this week!   

May 28 — Jeremiah 31; Ephesians 3
May 29 — Jeremiah 32; Ephesians 4
May 30 — Jeremiah 33; Ephesians 5
 May 31 — Jeremiah 34; Ephesians 6
June 1 — Jeremiah 35; Philippians 1
June 2 — Psalm 119:169-176. 

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  • Update on Kevin Blackson (wife of Zoila) — Kevin is now in UPMC Hospital in Williamsport and beginning his recovery therapy.  Continue to uphold the family with our love, concern, and prayers. 
  • This week there are NO home meetings.  Take the opportunity to visit a church family member. 
  • Interested in being baptized or becoming a member of Citychurch. Beginning this coming Sunday, June 3rd, we are beginning our three-week “Discover Citychurch” class for church membership, meeting from 9:00-10:00 AM.  If you wish to attend, please contact the church office; info@citychurch.org
  • Remember that every Thursday evening, 6:30-8:30, we host at the church the“Legacy” youth ministry.  All kids between grades 6-12 are invited.  
  • NOTE: SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: WEDNESDAYS 10 AM - 3PM  
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Thanks to all of you who serve!  We don’t say that enough.  Last Sunday’s Pot Luck Dinner was a classic illustration of selfless service by a number of people, and especially extreme service from a few. They would be embarrassed if we singled them out, but may the Lord reward you for your faithfulness!  There are many, many weekly tasks that need to be done, and the future of church will depend as we grow in faithful service.  

Continuing with the series on “Prayers to Pray Before Church,” we offer this prayer for our leadership in faithfully sheepherding the flock: “Thank You, Lord, for the gift of pastors and leaders. Strengthen our leaders’ faith and joy in the gospel and help them faithfully and unashamedly fulfill their ministry of shepherding the church and equipping the saints for ministry (Ephesians 4:11–13; 1 Peter 5:1–4). Give them great wisdom and direction in every aspect of ministry, and may their example show the church and the world who you are (Titus 2:7). Bless the wives and families of leaders with great gospel joy in the ministry. Help us honor them as your under-shepherds who sacrifice much for our sake (Hebrews 13:17).  These things we pray In Jesus Name — Amen.” 

This Week at City Church

 At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one sentence purpose statement: to extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This vision translates for us into three key values; gospelcommunity, and mission.  Our weekly updates are designed to keep this focus.

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It is worth reminding ourselves of the great power that comes from reading the Bible.  Charles Colson wrote, “The BIBLE -- banned, burned, beloved.  More widely read, more frequently attacked than any other book in history. Generations of intellectuals have attempted to discredit it,  dictators of every age have outlawed it and executed those  who read it.  Yet soldiers carry it into battle believing it more powerful than their weapons.  Fragments of it smuggled  into solitary prison cells have transformed ruthless killers into gentle saints”   

Keep this in mind as you read the Community Bible Readings this week!   

May 21 — Jeremiah 26; Galatians 4; May 22 — Jeremiah 27; Galatians 5;  May 23 — Jeremiah 28; Galatians 6; May 24 — Jeremiah 29; Ephesians 1; May 25 — Jeremiah 30; Ephesians 2; May 26 — Psalm 119:145-168. 

Update on Kevin Blackson (husband of Zoila) — his surgery was successful but because of nerve damage, his recovery is and will be extremely slow.  Continue to uphold the family with our love, concern, and prayers. 

This week is Men’s Group meeting on Tuesday night at 6:30 PM at the church.  Good fellowship, good friendship, good time for all!

Next Sunday after church, we will be having our annual church picnic at Ed Mathers Farm, 1313 Youngs Road, Linden, PA 17744, beginning at 2:00 PM.  This fellowship festival will be filled with food, fun, and friendly farm animals for family and friends alike. 

Interested in being baptized or becoming a member of Citychurch. Beginning on June 3rd, we are beginning our three-week “Discover Citychurch” class for church membership, meeting from 9:00-10:00 AM.  Please sign up at the Welcome Table in the Foyer or contact the church office, info@citychurch.org

Remember also the LEGACY youth ministry. It meets at the church on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30.  All teens between grades 6-12 are invited. 

This was mentioned last week, but it does bear repeating - mission starts with attitude, particularly toward our fellow church members.  Galatians 6:10,“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  This translates in very simple ways such as giving the better parking spaces to those who need it more than we do, or sitting in the middle of the aisle rather than on the end to make it easier for others to sit down, as well as giving time and money to our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ that are going through hard times.  If we have the opportunity — let’s use it to the glory of God.  

Continuing with the series on “Prayers to Pray Before Church,” we offer this prayer that our love would greatly adorn the gospel: “Father, your Son said that the love we have for our brothers and sisters will proclaim to the world that we are your disciples (John 13:34–35). Deepen our love for one another and make us eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:1-3). Help us care for all, not showing  favoritism.  May love compel us to strengthen the weak, bind up the injured, and serve patiently as we remember our service to others is service to you (Matthew 25:31–46). Help us model your unfathomable love for us in our honoring of one another, and so prove to the watching world Christ has risen and reigns. In Jesus Name — Amen.” 

This Week at City Church

 At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one sentence purpose statement: to extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This vision translates for us into three key values; gospelcommunity, and mission.  Our weekly updates are designed to keep this focus. 

In David Mathis’ marvelous book, Habits of Grace, he summarizes the Christian life  as “hear His voice, have His ear, belong to His Body.”  As Mathis’ explains, “Three seemingly unremarkable principles shape and strengthen the Christian life: listening to God’s voice, speaking to him in prayer, and joining together with his people as the church.”  This is what Community Bible Readings are designed to do!  

May 14 — Jeremiah 21; 2 Corinthians 12; May 15 — Jeremiah 22; 2 Corinthians 13;  May 16 — Jeremiah 23; Galatians 1; May 17 — Jeremiah 24; Galatians 2; May 18 — Jeremiah 25; Galatians 3; May 19 — Psalm 119:121-144.    

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Continue to pray for Kevin Blackson who is still be treating for paralysis at Geisinger Hospital, and for Zoila and their family.  The church blessed them with a special offering of $1320 which brought Kevin and Zoila to tears.  This is a severe test and we must uphold them with our love, concern, and prayers. 

This week our Home Groups will be meeting on different days and at five locations and throughout our area. Find one that's right for you! 

Remember to check out this week's sermon from our current series on Ruth! 

In two weeks, May 27th, we will be having our annual church picnic at Ed Mathers Farm, 1313 Youngs Road, Linden, PA 17744, on Sunday, May 27th at 2:00 PM.  Sign-up sheet is at the guest table!  Great food, fun with farm animals, wonderful fellowship --  no one should want to miss this wonderful time to be had for everyone!  

Church membership at Citychurch is taken very seriously.   Beginning on June 3rd, we are beginning our three-week “Discover Citychurch” class for church membership. Please sign up at the Guest Table in the Foyer or contact the church office, info@citychurch.org

The exciting “Legacy” youth ministry continues to grow.  It meets at the church on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30.  All teens between grades 6-12 are invited.    

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Mission starts with attitude, particularly toward our fellow church members.  Galatians 6:10, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  This translates in very simple ways such as giving the better parking spaces to those who need it more than we do, or sitting in the middle of the aisle rather than on the end to make it easier for others to sit down, as well as giving time and money to our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ that are going through hard times.  If we have the opportunity — let’s use it to the glory of God.  

Continuing with the series on “Prayers to Pray Before Church,” we offer this prayer for the Lord to build others up by using the gifts and opportunities the Lord gives us: “Father, forgive me for long having a ‘me first’ consumer mentality at church. Help me put others first and seek to use the spiritual gifts you have graciously entrusted to me to build up others (Ephesians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 14:12). Guide me in my interactions so others are blessed and you are glorified. Show me who to talk to, where to sit, and how to encourage others with Scripture. Help me be a channel of encouragement as we see the Day drawing near (Hebrews 10:24–25).  In Jesus Name — Amen.”  

This Week at City Church

At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one sentence purpose statement: To extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
This vision translates for us into three key values; gospelcommunity, and mission
Our weekly updates are designed to keep this focus.

The great early theologian Augustine (which Pastor Raphael loves to quote) wrote about the Bible, “The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.” 

Here are this week’s Community Bible Readings as the Lord’s message from “home” to us: 
May 7 — Jeremiah 16 & 2 Corinthians 7;
May 8 — Jeremiah 17 & 2 Corinthians 8; 
May 9 — Jeremiah 18 & 2 Corinthians 9;
May 10 — Jeremiah 19 & 2 Corinthians 10;
May 11 — Jeremiah 20; & 2 Corinthians 11;
May 5 — Psalm 119:97-120.    

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Church picnic at Ed Mathers Farm (1313 Youngs Road, Linden PA 17744) on Sunday, May 27th at 2:00 PM!  Sign-up for food is at the guest table! Great food, fun with farm animals, wonderful fellowship --  no one should want to miss this wonderful time to be had for everyone!  

Church membership at Citychurch is taken very seriously.   We are preparing for a new group to join the church and invite you to consider.  For those who wish to be baptized, or for those who have been baptized and wish to join in a “Discover Citychurch” class for church membership, please sign up at the Guest Table in the Foyer or contact the church office, info@citychurch.org.

Remember the LEGACY youth ministry meets at the church on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm! All teens between grades 6-12 are invited.  

One of our ‘good’ problems is parking for church services.  We would like to help set some parameters; if you have small children or those that elderly or need assistance, please feel free to park on the street in front of the church or as close to the building as you feel comfortable.  Those who arrive early (10:15 or before), it would be helpful if could park at the parking lot across the street or at the far ends of the church’s parking lot.  Ideally, we would like to have at least five or six spaces free for those arriving at the last minute.  This is not rewarding those who come at the last minute, but doing what is best for the church itself.  Those who have to come at the last minute and have no place to park must park further away, and thus come into the service later which can be disruptive.  Please, consider others on Sundays when parking your car. 

Continuing with the series on “Prayers to Pray Before Church,” we offer this prayer which will relate very well to the Sunday message from Ruth.  It concerns treasuring the Lord’s bride as he does: “Father, your Son’s bride is not really appreciated, and assembling together does not always seem very exciting. But physical appearances not only betray spiritual reality, they fail to grasp the centrality of the church in your eternal purposes for this world.  From men and women who were your enemies, you are assembling a community of life-transformed worshippers from every tribe, tongue, and nation to proclaim your matchless wisdom to the world and spiritual realm (Ephesians 3:1-10).  All of history will culminate in your Son’s wedding to his beautiful bride (Revelation 21:1-2).  Oh Lord, help me treasure your bride as you do and pour myself out to build her up.  In Jesus Name — Amen.”

This Week at City Church

At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one sentence purpose statement: to extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This vision translates for us into three key values; gospelcommunity, and mission.  Our weekly updates are designed to keep this focus. 

A wonderful quote to remember, “The Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” (Vance Havner). 

Here are this week’s Community Bible Readings to help wear out your Bible a little more:  April 30 — Jeremiah 11; 2 Corinthians 2; May 1 — Jeremiah 12; 2 Corinthians 3;  May 2 — Jeremiah 13; 2 Corinthians 4; May 3 — Jeremiah 13; 2 Corinthians 4; May 4 — Jeremiah 14; 2 Corinthians 5; May 5 — Psalm 119:73-95.  

Please offer up a special prayer for LIam, Raphael & Heidi’s youngest child.  He spilled hot coffee on himself on Sunday night and had to be taken to the Lehigh Valley Burn Center.  The early reports are favorable, thank God, but please keep the little guy in your prayers. 

This week our Home Groups will be meeting on different days and at five locations! Remember to read ahead in the book of Ruth to join in the discussion.  Remember that the sermons on this Ruth series can be heard online! 

Church membership at Citychurch is taken very seriously.  We are preparing for a new group to join the church and invite you to consider.  For those who wish to be baptized, or for those who have been baptized and wish to join in a “Discover Citychurch” class for church membership, please sign up at the Welcome Table in the Foyer or contact the church office, info@citychurch.org

The exciting LEGACY youth ministry continues to grow! It meets at the church on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. All teens in grades 6-12 are invited!

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Don't miss out on our Women's Brunch, this Saturday May 5th, from 9:30-11:30am. All women are invited to the Buttery Biscuit in South Williamsport! 

During WWII, Winston Churchill remarked about the RAF pilots, “Never has so much been owed by so many to so few.”  Citychurch is getting close to this situation.  We have few doing very, very much, and we implore those who have not volunteered for some area of ministry to seriously consider stepping up.  Please talk to Pastor Earl or Elders Earl or Larry on Sunday, or contact the church office (570) 323-9847 / email: info@citychurchpa.org to learn of possible ministry opportunities. 

Continuing with the series on “Prayers to Pray Before Church,” we offer this prayer for the Lord to deepen your faith and joy in the glories of the gospel. “Father, you know the multitude of sins I have committed in my life and even this past week. Help me hate my sin more and grow in grace as I contemplate what Christ has done to forgive me and free me from sin’s death grip.  Open the eyes of my heart to see the glorious hope we have in Christ, your love for all saints, and your power at work in us who believe (Ephesians 1:18-21). Cause my heart to burn within me as we celebrate the gospel in song, learn and apply the gospel through the preached Word, and see the gospel in baptism and communion.  In Jesus Name — Amen.”  

This Week At City Church

 At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one sentence purpose statement: To extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
This vision translates for us into three key values; gospelcommunity, and mission
Our weekly updates are designed to keep this focus.

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As Larry mentioned in last Sunday’s message, the Community Bible Readings are designed to help us focus on knowing God. Pastor James Merritt  of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia made the insightful observation that “the primary purpose of reading the Bible is not to know the Bible but to know God.”   

This week’s Community Bible Readings (CBR), continues the book of Jeremiah and 1 Corinthians.  

April 23 — Jer 6, 1 Cor 13;  
April 24 — Jer 7, 1 Cor 14;  
April 25— Jer 8, 1 Cor 15;  
April 26 — Jer 9, 1 Cor 16;
April 27 — Jeremiah 10, 2 Cor 1;
April 28 — Psalm 119:49-72.   

Remember, if you wish to share your thoughts and questions on the Bible, contact the church office to hook with an individual or an on-line text group (info@citychurch.org).

This week our Men’s Group will be meeting at the church on Tuesday night at 6:30 PM. We will review the most recent Sunday message! 

The LEGACY youth ministry continues to grow. It meets at the church on Thursday's from 6:30-8:30pm. All teens between grades 6-12 are invited! 

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The great promise that the Lord Jesus gave us when he said that he would build His church.  Yet he also told us to take the gospel to the whole world.  As the Lord’s people, we should recognize that the Lord want to use us, no matter how weak we may see ourselves, to accomplish His work.  If you are sensing that the Holy Spirit is stirring you to a greater level of service, inquire at the church office (570) 323-9847 / email: info@citychurchpa.org to learn of possible ministry opportunities. 

Last week we began a new series on “Prayers to Pray Before Church.”  This week is a prayer for the Lord to reveal to you the wonders of the Word.  “Father, you spoke the world into existence (Genesis 1). You speak new life into your children to give us the light of the knowledge of your glory in Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). Give us the grace to receive your Word and rejoice in it (Psalm 119:18). Convict us of our sins and Christ’s sufficiency so that sinners would be converted (John 16:7–11), the weak strengthened, and Christ’s body built up. In Jesus Name — Amen.” 

This Week at City Church

 At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one sentence purpose statement: To extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
This vision translates for us into three key values; gospelcommunity, and mission
Our weekly updates are designed to keep this focus.

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For much of man’s history, having Scriptures available in your own language and in your own home was a very rare privilege.  For those who have trouble getting motivated in Bible reading, ask yourself these questions, “What would I do if I did not have a Bible?  What would I do if it were illegal to own one?  Could I live with just the Scriptures that are inscribed on my heart?” 

This week’s Community Bible Readings (CBR), begins the book of Jeremiah and continues through 1 Corinthians. 

April 16 — Jer 1, 1 Cor 8; 
April 17 — Jer 2, 1 Cor 9; 
April 18 — Jer 3, 1 Cor 10; 
April 19 — Jer 4, 1 Cor 11;
April 20 — Jeremiah 5, 1 Cor 12;
April 21 — Psalm 119:25-48

 Remember, if you wish to share your thoughts and questions on the Bible, check out ways to get involved with our church community! 

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This week our Home Groups will be meeting on different days, at five locations, throughout our area. Find one that's right for you!

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Since we will be discussing the Sunday message, be sure to listen on the church’s website! 

As usual, the LEGACY youth ministry meets at the church on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. All teens between grades 6-12 are invited!

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A review of the “This Week at Citychurch” from one year ago showed a desperate appeal for volunteers! As great as the need was then, it is much greater now.  Even if you can only serve one Sunday every other month, please consider helping with CityKidz (all ages), offering, cafe, or greeting (particularly outside parking attendants).  There is also a need for general maintenance assistance around the church during the week and weekends.  Please inquire at the church office (570) 323-9847 / email: info@citychurchpa.org.

We are going to begin a new series on “Prayers to Pray Before Church.”  This week is a prayer to worship God with an undistracted heart:  “Heavenly Father, this morning—and all of history—is about you. Please help me worship you with an undistracted heart. You know how my mind wanders to my upcoming week, with thoughts of problems, people, and it seems a million other things.  Help me put those thoughts away and focus on you and your glory. Would your Spirit cause my heart, soul, mind, and strength to exalt your Holy Name in my singing, listening to Your Word, and interacting with all those that I meet this morning. In Jesus Name — Amen.”

This Week at City Church

 At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one sentence purpose statement: To extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
This vision translates for us into three key values; gospelcommunity, and mission
Our weekly updates are designed to keep this focus.

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In this week’s Community Bible Readings (CBR), we will see glorious pictures of God as we conclude the book of Isaiah and important lessons about Christian community life through the troubled church at Corinth. Learn and live!  

Apr 9 — Isaiah 62, 1 Cor 3 ;  
Apr 10 — Isaiah 63, 1 Cor 4;  
Apr 11 — Isaiah 64, 1 Cor 5;  
Apr 12 — Isaiah 65, 1 Cor 6;  
Apr 13  — Isaiah 66, 1 Cor 7 ; and
Apr 14 — Psalm 119:1-24.   

Remember, if you wish to share your thoughts and questions on the Bible, contact the church office to hook with an individual or an on-line text group (info@citychurch.org).

This week our Ladies Group will be meeting on Tuesday at 6:30pm at the church.  It would be helpful for the ladies to read Ruth chapter 1 to prepare and if time allows, review the Ruth preview message from Pastor Raphael on Sunday! 

As always, keep in mind that the “Legacy” youth ministry for grades 6-12 and meets every Thursday at the church from 6:30-8:30. Contact youth pastor Kevin Garza (kevin@citychurchpa.org) at the church office if you have any questions.  

Make sure you plan to attend our Spring Potluck this Sunday, April 15th, right after church.  If you have not signed up to bring a dish, you are still more than welcome to come and fellowship with us at the meal.  If you wish to bring something at the last minute, please feel free to do so. 

One of the secrets of skyscrapers is that they can only go up that high because of the depth of the foundation that no one sees.  If we expect to continue to grow “up” as a church, we are going to need more and more church members who are willing to humble themselves (get “down”) to serve in the needed ministry areas such as CityKidz, greeters, offering, cafe, building repairs, etc.  Everyone has some gift that they use, as 1 Peter 4:10 states, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.”  Step up to step out!  For more info, inquire at the church office (570) 323-9847 / email: info@citychurchpa.org.

As we continue to pray for the church in our city and our world, we should also acknowledge the admonition of Hebrews 13:7, “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.”  In that regard, remember to hold up in prayer Pastor Raphael and the elders, Earl Neff and Larry Stout.  They carry a huge burden, not only in guiding and governing the church, but also living lives that are godly examples to the church.

This Week at City Church

At Citychurch, everything revolves around our one sentence purpose statement: to extend the glory of God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This vision translates for us into three key values; gospelcommunity, and mission.  Our weekly updates are designed to keep this focus.

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In our Community Bible Readings (CBR), we continue the journey through Isaiah and the promise of God’s peace, and we will also say goodbye to the incredible book of Romans, and begin to read about the troubled church at Corinth.  Good news ahead!  

Apr 2 — Isaiah 57, Romans 14;  Apr 3 — Isaiah 58, Romans 15;  Apr 4 — Isaiah 59, Romans 16; Apr 5 — Isaiah 60, 1 Cor 1; Apr 6  — Isaiah 56, 1 Cor 2 ; and Apr 7 — Psalm 118.   

Remember, if you wish to share your thoughts and questions on the Bible, contact the church office to hook up with an individual or an on-line text group (info@citychurchpa.org).

This week our Home Groups will be meeting on different days, at five locations, throughout our area. We will be discussing this week's sermon! 

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The LEGACY youth ministry meets at the church on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. All kids between grades 6-12 are invited!   

 

We will be having our Spring Potluck on April 15th right after church. If you are able to bring a dish, please check out the signup sheet at the Guest Table to see what still might be needed, or inquire at the church office (570) 323-9847 / email: info@citychurchpa.org.

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The good news is that our church continues to grow and grow, but the other side of this is that we need more and more helpers to keep up with this growth. This is especially true with helpers needed for the CityKidz (all ages), offering, and greeters, particularly outside parking attendants.  If you can give just one Sunday a month to serving — it would be a great blessing!

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We are exploring partnership with the Christian and Missionary Alliance —a global movement committed to reaching the corners of the earth with the gospel and abiding in the deeper life of the Holy Spirit.  The Alliance - inspired by Jesus’ love and empowered by His Spirit - is passionate to bring the good news about Him to our neighborhoods and the nations.  Pray for the Eastern PA District Office of The Alliance located in Middletown, PA that has been working closely with Pastor Raphael.