CR West News & Notes ~ Dec. 31st

To Know God and Make Him Known

God With Us

His name will be Emmanuel, which means God with us. Over the past month I've heard the good news in church or in my daily devotions. I've heard it, but I hadn't stopped to reflect on it until just recently. I've shared with you that I've been reading Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung. The most recent chapter I read was about technology and social media, specifically how we are to navigate its use in today's world. DeYoung rightly points out that a virtual relationship with Christ isn't enough. We can read His word, but do we know Him? Do we spend time with him like we do our family members or a good friend? There is something amazing and precious in that Christ gave up Heaven to be with us. Dwelling with us, walking with us, listening to us....He gave up Heaven to be fully present with us. Can I give up my phone, my schedule, my plans to be fully present with Him? Even more so I am fully present with the ones I love most? Or I am giving them only a part of my time or my attention? Am I putting down what He asks me to and focusing on what He does and says? These are questions I'm pondering for the new year as my desire is to learn from Christ's example of being with us. I want new revelation of what God wants that to look like for me.

***We resume on January 11th! See you then!***

30% Sale Through Midnight Tonight 12/29

Today only save 30% on orders of $300.00 or more at the CC Bookstore. This is a great time to combine orders for Cycle 3 with other moms or order those Challenge materials. :)

http://www.classicalconversationsbooks.com

Day of Prayer and Fasting

Before each new quarter begins we take time to pray and fast for our community. The third quarter Day of Prayer will be Monday, January 9th. Please consider taking time to pray and fast as you feel led. Pray for our students, parents, rope holders, and leadership. You can also share prayer requests on Facebook.

Facility Fee Due

The second semester facility fee is now due. Thank you to those who have already paid! The amount due is $58.00. This is $20 less than anticipated due to a generous donation! Please make your check payable to me. It is due by January 11th, so you can mail it or give it to me on our first day back. Thank you!! Just a reminder, our facility fee covers the cost of insurance as well as our rent to the church.

Save the Date

On January 18th we will have a special presentation at lunch time sponsored by the Orphan Grain Train. The OGT is a vital ministry of Epiphany Lutheran Church. They will give us a tour of their facility as well as tell the children about what they do and why. Then we will partner with them to provide donations for their program. Listen for more details during announcements.

Call to Prayer Colorado

Tuesday, Jan. 10th 2017 at 2-3:30pm

200 East Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO

Bring the kids and join in praying for our local and national leaders. Learn more here:

http://cpcf.nationbuilder.com/a_call_to_prayer_for_colorado

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Thanks

Thank you to everyone who made our Christmas community day celebration a great success!! I think both the kids and the moms had a great day!! Thanks for bringing gifts and treats to share. We are so very blessed, don't you agree?! :-)