CLP eNews

May 8, 2022

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Sunday's scripture - Matthew 26:36-46

"Praying Boldly"

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Worship Services & Coffee Fellowship

Join us for Sunday services at 8am, 9:15am in the Sanctuary and 10:45am in Souers Hall. Service at 9:15 is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. Coffee and ice water will be served this Sunday morning between services in the breezeway. Our hope is to provide an opportunity for attendees of all services to get to know one another and to welcome our visitors.

CLP WEBSITE & APP UPDATE

Thank you, Carroll Frison and Ken Martin, for your involvement in building and maintaining recent versions of our website. This was no easy task during COVID or when it came to building a new website. All that you have done was and is appreciated. One of our goals was to also develop a CLP app to make it even easier to access information about the church from a smart phone and also have everything connect to various signup sheets and forms. In order to move in this direction, we are launching a revised website next weekend and hope to have an app ready in the very near future. Thank you again for all who been involved in the past and for those helping us navigate new territory.

THE THRIFT SHOP HAS A NEW NAME!

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The Shop @ CLP will be open for sales every Saturday in May, 8am-12pm. Items for May discounted by 50% are children's clothing, wall art, housewares, glassware and knick-knacks. Donations are accepted every Friday from 8am to 11am. Workdays will also be every Friday from 8am-11am. Volunteer at: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/eeda67.

Wednesday Night Activities

Wednesday dinners are completed for the spring, but we look forward to continued Wednesday activities and studies through May 18. We hope to see you there! Schedule shown below, or: visit the church calendar.


  • 4:15pm Heavenly Handbells - Sanctuary
  • 6:15pm Nursery is open
  • 6:15pm GO Kids - Classroom 6
  • 6:15pm Adult Bible Study - Souers Hall
  • 6:30pm Chancel Choir - Sanctuary

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, May 7, between 8am-10:30am

Everyone is invited to join us for a yummy breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, and juice. Bring the family, catch up with friends, meet new folks, browse TheShop@CLP (Thrift Shop), and start your Saturday with a hearty breakfast and fellowship. Mark your calendars. We hope to see you there! Donations appreciated, but not required. To volunteer contact the church office or sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/US8jmW3677

MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATION

If you are considering joining our church family or simply want more information about The Church at Litchfield Park, please come to our brief membership orientation in Fireside Room South next Sunday, May 15, immediately following the 9:15 service. New members will be received the following Sunday at either the 9:15 or 10:45 service. If you have already been to an orientation session and would like to join or if you have any questions about the process, please contact the church office at (623)935-3411 or info@clp.church.

ATTENTION, HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES!


Recognition Sunday, May 22, at 9:15am

(Deadline to submit information: Wednesday, May 18, at noon)

Congratulations! We would like to invite you to worship with us on Sunday, May 22, at 9:15am. We would love to recognize you and would like to know what school you are graduating from, what your plans after graduation might be and if you could share a highlight related to your time thus far at The Church at Litchfield Park. Please call the office at 623-935-3411 or email officeadmin@clp.church and let us know if you will be attending or not, as well as sharing this information with us. Thank you, and we look forward to celebrating your graduation in person.

SAVE THE DATE: MISSION CAMP 2022

June 27 - July 1 for incoming 5th - 8th graders

Join us for three mornings of off-site local mission service at Habitat for Humanity, St. Mary's Food Bank, and Feed My Starving Children, and two mornings of on-site mission projects for Trevor's Vision, American Freedom Paws Dog Rescue, Open Arms for Children, TheShop@CLP (thrift shop), our campus grounds, etc. There will be a pool and pizza party to celebrate the joy of serving together over the week. Pre-registration is required. Info for registration will follow as we get closer to the date. Drop-ins cannot participate in off-site trips.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

Monumental VBS is fast approaching!

- Celebrating God’s Greatness -

June 6-10, 6-7:30pm

Harley the Gila Monster says, "We want lots of volunteers to make this amazing ministry happen! We have opportunities for those who would like to help with music, games, decorations, snacks, group guides, storytelling, and more." Please sign up at: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/VBS.

SNACKS FOR NEW LIFE CENTER'S KIDS

The New Life Center asks our help with after-school snacks for the children at the center. That would include individually packaged items such as prepackaged fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, and snack size bags of chips. They can also use bagged/individually packaged bags of apples and oranges. If you travel this summer please save your personal care items, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc. These items will be used for upcoming towel wraps for NLC.

CAN YOU HELP WITH SUNDAY SCHOOL?

We encourage volunteers to help with our Sunday School. If you can spare even just an hour a month it would be so very appreciated! The curriculum is provided to you, there is no planning involved. Aimee does this for you! We are putting together a rotation of volunteers. Our hope is to get a team of people to volunteer once a month. We need help for preschool age, and 3rd-5th graders. Please sign up here: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/SundaySchool.

JOIN THE HANDBELL CHOIR

Our handbell choirs are made up of wonderful people just like you. Some of them couldn't read a bit of music when they started, but our Bell Master, Marilyn, taught them what they needed to know. You are invited to call Marilyn or leave word in the church office if you would like to be a part of either of the choirs. All of us would love to have you join us!

MUSICIANS AND VOCALISTS

Do you play the drums, guitar, bass guitar or sing? We would love to grow our 10:45AM worship team. Rehearsals are currently on Monday night and prior to the 10:45am worship service in Souers Hall. If you are interested in learning more contact Pablo at pquijas@clp.church.

STEP UP AND BE AN USHER

We are always looking for ushers. If you’re interested in serving any Sunday morning services, click on the following link https://clp.breezechms.com/form/usher or see Rob Gimbl.

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WE VALUE COMMUNITY & STEWARDSHIP

CORRECTION

Litchfield Park Elementary School and Western Sky Middle School teachers recently received popcorn treats provided by Community Engagement volunteers in appreciation for all that they do. Helping pack and label on April 25 were Pug Phelps, Judy Mercy, Char Montanus, Kathy Broom, Pat Rogers and Jane Holdcroft.

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- - CHILDREN/YOUTH MINISTRY - -

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CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

Nursery is available for children from birth-3 years.


Children entering Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to attend
Sunday May 8, during the 9:15am worship service.
Sunday school starts for all ages in classroom 6 near the nursery.
We do need volunteers to help lead Sunday school. Helping once

a month for 45 minutes or even every other month would give

our current leaders a much-needed break!

YOUTH MINISTRIES

No Youth Group Sunday!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

Coming up: End of Year Party
May 22, 12pm-2pm
Tons of food, messy games, giant slip-n-slide, and more.
Come celebrate the beginning of summer!!

CLP YOUTH INSTAGRAM

We are live!

If you want to follow us, you can find us @CLPyouth.

Lots of informational stuff and some silly youth leader antics as well.

Give us a follow!!

COMMUNICATION UPDATE

To get updates on upcoming events or other news about youth group:

YOUTH - text @clpyouth to 81010

PARENTS - text @clpparents to 81010

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 5-10, 6pm-7:30pm

MONUMENTAL

- Celebrating God's Greatness -

Children ages preschool through 5th grade are invited to attend Vacation Bible School! Join us for singing, snacks, games, bible stories, and crafts as we learn about the monumental power of God’s greatness! Friday will culminate with the children singing and a family party with food, games, and inflatables!! Sign up online or by calling the church office!! https://clp.breezechms.com/form/fe4253

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- - LIFE GROUPS AND STUDIES - -

SIGN UP FOR ALL GROUPS:

https://clp.breezechms.com/form/lifegroups

Call the church office for more details: 623-935-3411


START A LIFE GROUP:

https://clp.breezechms.com/form/lifegroupapp

Call the church office for more details: 623-935-3411

BIBLE STUDY: FORGIVENESS - FINDING PEACE THROUGH LETTING GO

Every Tuesday, 10:30am, Souers Hall

Every Wednesday, 6:15pm, Souers Hall

Join us for a four-week series from Adam Hamilton, Forgiveness: Finding Peace through Letting Go. Hamilton explores forgiveness in our relationship with God, with our spouses or romantic interests, with our parents and siblings, and with others in our lives. Each session begins with a video, and Pastor Adam Roe facilitates discussion. Please sign up for Tuesday or Wednesday using the Breeze sign-up link above.

COUPLES IN LIFE

First Monday of each month, 6-7:30pm, Jameson home

Hosted by Eric and Crissie Jameson, we are a group of couples from a variety of backgrounds who hang out, share our stories, and seek God’s plan for our lives at home, at work, and as parents. Please bring the kids, as we have plenty of activities. We love to meet new people, and we hope you’ll join us for our next session on Monday, May 9! Sign up in the link above and we will send directions.

It's in the cards

First Wednesday of each month, 1pm, in Souers Hall

Like Canasta or want to learn this very easy, very fun card game? Join It’s in the Cards every first Wednesday at 1pm in Souers Hall. You do not need to bring anything, as cards and directions will be ready for all. We begin with brief discussion on the Upper Room devotion for the day, and then get straight to the game!

WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIP

Fourth Wednesday of each month, 11:30am-1:30pm

Our next meetings will be May 25 at Eagle's Nest Alcove in Pebble Creek. Come prepared to discuss the Upper Room devotional for those dates. Use the link posted above to sign up or contact the church office for more details! Summer plans are a work in progress.

knitters

Every Friday, 1-4pm, Fireside Room North

Join us if you knit, crochet, craft, belong to the prayer shawl ministry, or would like to learn any of the above. Each session begins with a bible verse and a wonderful time of fellowship is enjoyed by all!

DISCOVERY

Every Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am, Judy Mercy’s Home

Join us as we study Come and Dine: The Feasts of the Lord. Feasts discussed include Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles, and others. We will focus on the purpose of each feast (for Israel), the prophetic picture (how Jesus was seen), and the practical application in our lives. This book and video study, written by Jill Rhodes, will be facilitated by Judy Mercy in her home. Call the church office for more information.

WOMEN OF THE MILITARY

Every Tuesday, 9:30am, Fireside Room South

This life group is for women with military ties or interests. Anyone can join us, even if you don’t have a military background. We are a study focused group and are currently working through the Book of James.

ONLINE PRAYER

Every Thursday on Microsoft Teams, 5:30pm

Join us every Thursday at 5:30pm as we pray for each other, the church, our city, nation, and world. Contact Pastor Adam for more information, or just join by clicking this link for the next prayer meeting: Click here to join the meeting

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Celebrating spring and thanking all of our Rose Garden Volunteers!

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The Church at Litchfield Park

Proud history since 1938 ~ Embracing diversity ~ True community church

Mainline Christianity ~ Relational messages ~ Contemporary thought

(Photo provided by the Roe family)

A House of Prayer for All People

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

8 and 9:15am in Sanctuary, 10:45am in Souers Hall


OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Thursday ~ 9am to 4pm

Closed on Fridays