April 2, 2021
My Dear God, you have been generous and faithful to me. Through sharing and giving, our church and church family will continue to grow and thrive. Help me share your gifts with others through the giving of my time, talent and treasure. Amen
Through your commitment to generosity, we have received over $414,000 in total pledges for 2021. While the pledge totals are less than former years, we have managed to balance our proposed budget to within $25,000. We thank you so much for your commitment to our Church and our Missions. Please continue to prayerfully consider how you can support us through your sharing of your time, talent and treasure.
Time & Talent
Are you wondering how to get involved in one of the CLP Ministry Teams? Click below and sign-up today! All 12 teams are listed under the Re-Vision Ministry Teams sign-up. The Time and Talent inventory listing specific opportunities is on the last page of the Re-Vision packet.
Leaders Needed for Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be offered the week of June 7th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. We are looking for team leaders to make this year's VBS extra special for grades K-5 (2021-2022 school year).
If you are interested in leading a team, please register by clicking the link below. Childcare will be provided for the volunteers only. Contact the office with any questions you may have.
We will need one team leader for each category.
- Campus Decorations
- Check In/Check Out
- Crafts & Projects
- Group Leaders/Runners
Men’s Life Group – Led by Greg Clement and Rob Gimbl
Tuesday, April 13, the Men’s Life Group will be meeting in Souers Hall at 6:00 p.m. They will be finishing up “Life Together”.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20
ASSOCIATE PASTOR & CHILDREN’S/YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Please continue to pray as conversations begin with potential Associate Pastor candidates. We would also appreciate your prayers as we continue interviews for a full-time Children’s/Youth Ministry Director.
ONLINE PRAYER GATHERING
If you would like to participate in the weekly online prayer gathering on Tuesdays, at 12:00 p.m., please contact the church office at 623-935-3411 so an invitation to join the gathering can be sent to you. To join the prayer gathering you will need to create a zoom account (it is free https://zoom.us/signup) and a device with a camera and microphone (i.e., cell phone, tablet, computer).
2021 ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting for the church has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary and Souers Hall. Proposed changes to the by-laws were mailed to members. An updated proposed budget and revised Nominating Committee Report are now included in the Revised Annual Report that was sent electronically (there are copies available in the church office and back of the sanctuary). While visitors may attend, only members may vote. We will be installing new deacons, voting on new officers, by-law changes, the 2021 proposed budget and hope to present the Campus Master Plan. Please mark your calendar to attend. Your attendance is important. Childcare will NOT be provided this year.
Outdoor Easter Services!
Easter is fast approaching and we hope to be able to accommodate as many people, as safely as possible. All Easter services will be held outdoors in the north parking lot on campus. If you are able to bring your own lawn chair that would be fantastic, but please do not feel obligated to do so. When you arrive, please be sure to park on Old Litchfield Road, in the Scout lodge parking lot, or in the dirt lot on the south side of the church since the main (north) parking lot will be closed for seating. We will be socially distanced and ask that masks be worn when arriving and leaving. If you are unable to join us in person, the 9:30 a.m. service will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. We would be honored to have you join us as we celebrate the Risen King this Easter!
We encourage you to wear a hat, sunscreen, and bring something to drink as the weather is getting warmer now.
CLP Easter Services are as follows:
6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service featuring the handbells.
8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Services featuring the brass quintet.
Flowering of the Cross: We encourage you to bring fresh flowers and place them on the cross located on the front lawn of the church.
If you need assistance registering, please contact the office at 623-935-3411 and we'll be glad to help.
For those who ordered lilies, remember to take yours home after the 9:30 a.m. service.
Click the pdf below for a larger view of the Easter Lily orders.
VIRTUAL FAMILY WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES
Gather your family and enjoy our Virtual Family Devotional. Every Wednesday our Children’s Ministry Team sends out a family devotional via the Children’s Ministry eNewsletter. This is a time for you to gather with your family, read the devotional, explore the scriptures, and pray together. If you do not currently get the Children’s Ministry eNewsletter let us know or check out the link on the church website.
VIRTUAL VIDEO SUNDAY SCHOOL
Every Sunday our Children’s Ministry Team sends out Virtual Video Sunday School lessons. These lessons can be viewed when it is convenient for you and include a Bible story, craft, prayer and a whole lot of fun. View them in the Children’s Ministry eNewsletter on our church website.
CALLING ALL KIDS - LIVE ZOOM SUNDAY SCHOOL
Join us on April 18th at 2 p.m. to visit with friends and teachers, learn about God’s love, get creative with a craft and share you “MIGHTY MOMENT.” You will find the link in the Children’s Ministry eNewsletter. Parents, please call the church office to register if you have not previously attended. We look forward to visiting with you.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be having an Easter Egg hunt this year. However, we will be handing out special bags during the outdoor Easter services for the kids. Also, during our Virtual Video Sunday School, kids will be able to go on a special egg hunt around the campus with their favorite teachers as they hear the beautiful story of Easter.
A House of Prayer for All People
The office will be closed on Monday, April 5th and will reopen Tuesday, April 6th.
OFFICE HOURS 2021
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - Noon