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 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 (

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 ( 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:

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.