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; gospel, community, 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.”