CLP eNews

January 23, 2022

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SUNDAY SERVICES & COFFEE FELLOWSHIP

Join us for worship at 8, 9:15 and 10:45am. 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.

THRIFT SHOP OPEN SATURDAYS IN JANUARY

The Church at Litchfield Park Thrift Shop will be open from 8am - 12pm every Saturday during January in the Watt House, located at the northwest corner of the church campus. Donations are welcome on the Fridays prior to sale day, from 8 - 11am. Volunteers are appreciated anytime! Please sign-up to help.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER & ACTIVITIES

Join us on Wednesday evenings, on January 26 for dinner and activities! We kick off each week at 4:15 pm with handbell practice. There’s a catered dinner at 5:30pm - this week's menu is chicken burrito with beans and cheese, Spanish rice, chips and salsa. Nursery, Go Kids, Adult Bible Study, and Choir Rehearsal begin at 6:30pm. We also have a Parents of Children and Youth Life Group at 6:15pm on the first Wednesday of the month. All are welcome! Dinner registrations are limited to 95, so please make sure to register by noon on Monday before the meal.

CHILI COOKOFF ON JANUARY 28

Friday, January 28, 6-8pm

Think you can make the best chili this side of the Rio Grande? Bring it hot and ready to serve on Friday, January 28, for the Second Annual CLP Chili Cookoff! All varieties are welcome: meatless, spicy, white, and even submissions with super-secret ingredients. The Fellowship Team will also have full pots of chili to make sure everyone enjoys plenty. Contestants should arrive by 5pm. The event begins at 6pm in Souers. Sign up online or in Souers Hall between worship services. Everyone is welcome! See you there!

MEN'S CAMPING TRIP

Brian Cate and Pastor Adam are in the planning stage of an overnight men’s camping trip this spring in Prescott. We’re tentatively planning for a group camping spot at Lynx Lake or Goldwater Lake. Though this trip is reserved for 18 and older, we will gauge interest for future camping and retreat opportunities for families and children. Click here if interested! Men's Camping Trip Interest Form (breezechms.com)

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MINISTRY TEAM OPENING

WORSHIP LEADER

The Church at Litchfield Park is searching for a Worship Leader. This part-time ministry position involves leading a weekly rehearsal, the 10:45am casual worship service, and occasional services throughout the year. The Worship Leader is to assume responsibility for selecting and distributing the music to those involved in leading worship and communicating necessary details to ministry leaders and staff. Please email the church office for a complete job description if you or someone you know is interested.

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers to help with set-up, serving, and clean-up are needed on Wednesday afternoons and nights for Wednesday Night Dinners. Call the church office or email info@clp.church.

SUNDAY SCHOOL HELPERS

We need volunteers to help with 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. Sign Up Here

USHERS NEEDED

We are looking for ushers. If you’re interested in serving for any of the morning services, see Rob Gimbl, or click on the following link: Volunteer To Usher. Thanks, and we will be in touch!

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CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

Children entering pre-K through grade 5 are invited to attend

January 23 during the 9:15am worship service.

Sunday School starts for all ages in classroom 6 near the nursery.

Nursery is provided for newborns-3 years old during all worship services.

YOUTH MINISTRIES

Youth Group January 23

11:45am-1pm—Planning for Youth Sunday, lots of food,

music, ping pong, foosball, and basketball arcade games!


Wednesday Nights 5:30-7pm
Come have some dinner with Aimee and then hang out
with the little kiddos—Aimee can use your help leading
games/crafts/fun stuff with the kids!!

Please be sure to sign up online for dinner!

CONFIRMATION CLASS BEGINS FEBRUARY 23

Confirmation is a class for 8th graders and above to learn about the Christian faith and make an intentional commitment to give their lives to the Lord. Following confirmation, youth are received into membership into the church. Confirmation can also include baptism for those who have not previously been baptized. Classes will meet on Wednesdays: February 23, March 2, 16, 23, 30, and April 6 from 6:15-7pm. Confirmation Sunday is on Palm Sunday, April 10. Please sign up if you are interested and Aimee or Pastor Adam will contact you with more information.

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 @clpyo to 81010

PARENTS - text @6kcdgh6 to 81010

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CALVIN UNIVERSITY JANUARY SERIES CONTINUES

https://calvin.edu/january-series/speakers/


Join us every weekday morning in Souers Hall at 10:30am. If you can’t join us in person, you can watch digitally on demand each day until midnight PST on your own device.


Monday, January 24 – G. Sujin Park

Wrestling With the Word: Biblical Interpretation Through Church History

Throughout her teaching and research, G. Sujin Pak has explored the history of biblical interpretation. To succeed in this endeavor, she learned to master a variety of perspectives as well as the social contexts where those perspectives emerged. She teaches others to do the same.


Tuesday, January 25 – Simply Three

In Concert and Conversation

The electrifying string trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, will present a concert and conversation. By reshaping convention through a style of genre hopping, the trio continues to seek the true essence of classical crossover with original works as well as innovative arrangements that showcase their technical virtuosity and heartfelt musicality.


Wednesday, January 26 – Colonel Nicole Malachowski [1]

Harnessing Headwinds of Change

Colonel Nicole Malachowski draws on stories from her career and personal life to inspire audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent, empowering them with three key beliefs: Failure and risk are the price of entry for achieving something great, sometimes you need to yield to overcome, and don’t lead a scripted life.


Thursday, January 27 – Brad Montague

Becoming Better Grownups

Brad Montague is a writer and director on a mission to create stories that cultivate empathy and imagination in kids and former kids. As the creator of the hit web series Kid President, he has ample experience to draw from as he talks about what it looks like to amplify good in our own lives and in the places we live and serve.


Friday, January 28 – Gary Schmidt

In the Tangles of Our Minds: Why Stories Move Us

A renowned storyteller, Schmidt is the best-selling author of children’s literature and young adult fiction including Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, The Wednesday Wars, and Okay for Now. With decades of experience, he will share what it takes to tell stories that impact who we are as we use storytelling to figure out and live with our humanity.


[1] Will also be the course content for the 6:15pm Bible Study after Wednesday Fellowship Dinner.

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NEW! COME AND DINE: THE FEASTS OF THE LORD

Every Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am

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. Signup online, call Judy or the church office.

NEW! 24 HOURS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Starting February 8, Tuesdays at 10:30am & Wednesdays at 6:15pm

Join Rob Gimbl from February 8 through April 6 for this 7-week study focused on the events that occurred during the last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life. We will look at geographical and historical settings of events. We will also watch a video in and around Jerusalem that retraces the steps of Jesus in the Holy Land, bringing the last 24 hours that changed the world. signup online.

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WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIP LIFE GROUP

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

We resume Women’s Friendship Life Group on Wednesday, January 26, at Bella Luna in the Safeway Shopping Center at Litchfield Road and Indian School at 11:30am. We will order from the menu, and Jane Holdcroft will host. Come prepared to discuss the Upper Room devotional for January 26. We also meet on February 23 at La Loma, March 23 at Eagle’s Nest in Pebble Creek, and April 27 at a location to be determined. Signup online or contact the church office for more details!

KNITTERS' LIFE GROUP

Every Friday, 1-4pm

This group is led by Joan May in her home. 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! Call the church office for details or signup online.

WOMEN OF THE MILITARY LIFE GROUP

This life group, led by Dawn LaMertha, is for women associated through military ties whether active, reserve, retiree, dependents, family members, or those who simply desire a deeper association with those associated with the military. We are currently studying the Book of James from the series Growing in Wisdom and Faith - https://www.amazon.com/Growing-Wisdom-Faith-James-Heart®/dp/0736904905. Please click here to join or learn more -

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

ONLINE PRAYER GROUP

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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Sunday's scripture reading is John 3:1-21

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DELIVERING CARDS TO SCHOOL EMPLOYEES

Community Engagement volunteers Jane Holdcroft, Judy Mercy, and Donna Gray (left to right, below) have delivered over 100 hand-written cards and notes of appreciation for employees of the Litchfield Elementary School and another 100 to the Western Sky Middle School staff. Litchfield principal Sabine Hopper (bottom photo, purple mask) was grateful to accept the gifts of appreciation from all our church family. Shelly Hornback, community outreach director for LESD, wrote, "Thank YOU! Your deliveries were such a lovely treat. Thank you for boosting our morale and spreading the love. It was particularly sweet to include office, custodial and transportation staff. We are grateful!"

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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

The Church at Litchfield Park

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Proud history since 1938 ~ Embracing diversity ~ True community church

Mainline Christianity ~ Relational messages ~ Contemporary thought

(Bell Tower photo by Michael Jordan)