CLP eNews

September 25, 2022

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EVERLASTING PROMISES

"the promise of presence"

Genesis 39:1-23

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SERMON SERIES - EVERLASTING PROMISES

EVERLASTING PROMISES

Join us for this four-week sermon series that focuses on God's everlasting promises:
  • September 25 - "The Promise of Presence" comes from Genesis 39:1-23.
  • October 2 - "The Promise of Deliverance" is gleaned from selected verses of Exodus 14.
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View online at https://www.clp.church

WORSHIP SERVICES & COFFEE FELLOWSHIP

Worship services are offered at 8am and 9:15am in the Sanctuary, and at 10:45am in Souers Community Hall. Coffee and ice water will be served this Sunday morning between services in the Fireside Room North. Our hope is to provide an opportunity for attendees of all services to get to know one another. Please join us!

BOARD HOSTING OPEN Q&A MEETING 10-2

PLEASE COME!

WHEN: Sunday, October 2 at 11:45am

WHERE: Souers Community Hall

WHY: Question and Answer Meeting

HOSTS: Board of Directors and Ministry Team Leaders


Do you ever wonder what is happening behind the scenes at The Church at Litchfield Park? If so, we encourage to come to this informal meeting. It’s a great opportunity for you to learn how CLP may be impacted with the continued development in Litchfield Square, how Property/Management is maintaining His church, what Community and Fellowship is planning and anything else inquiring minds want to know. We understand that not everyone is comfortable asking questions in front of others so please look for the “Question Box” that will be placed on the table as you come in the door. Thanks!


Also, the “Question Box” will be placed in the Narthex in the Sanctuary and in Souers Community Hall for you to drop off questions after each service on Sundays. Answers to these questions will be posted in the announcements and E-News.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE

Zoning Variance Application: Great news! Our zoning variance application for a zero-lot line on the west and south sides of our church property has finally been approved by the City of Litchfield Park.

Master Plan Committee: Now that we have the zero-lot line variance approved we can proceed with discussions with architect Jeff Flemming of ADM Group, Inc. As you may recall, the first phase of the Master Plan is to expand Zieske Hall.

Capital Campaign Committee (CCC): Once we have the completed rendered drawings from the architect the committee may move forward with the printed materials (brochures, slide presentations, etc.) with a focus on the first phase of development. This will enable the CCC to keep you all informed and continue fund raising plans.

City Square Entertainment District Agreement: The City of Litchfield Park has approached the church asking us to be a member of the Entertainment District. Why? Litchfield Park is developing Litchfield Square and having CLP as a part of the Entertainment District will give the city freedom to place establishments serving alcohol closer than within 300 feet of our church building. For perspective Red’s, The Wigwam, and Papa Paul’s are just over 300 feet from the church. Note that CLP is zoned differently (PF-Public Facility) than Litchfield Square and the church will not be subject to their CC&Rs. Ken Martin, Pastor Lynne and I have met with the city on a number of occasions and have reported on these meetings to the Board of Directors. There will be a Q&A meeting for the congregation on October 2 after the 10:45am service in Souers Community Hall.

Property and Maintenance: The Arizona sun and weather has not been kind to the Sanctuary, Bell Tower, and Zieske Hall wooden doors. They are in need of refurbishment and the Board has approved up to $15,000 for this project. Joe Bemis and Greg Clement are working to obtain bids from three different contractors. This summer new air conditioners were installed - one in Souers Community Hall and another in classroom 6.

Safety Team: This committee continues to work to provide a safe environment for all without compromising the culture of His church. Jim Anderson is obtaining three bids to reduce the number of keys needed on campus and David Drake has placed first aid kits in every room.

Budget Planning for 2023: Your Board of Directors has started the process of planning the operating budget for 2023. Please be in prayer as you determine your pledge amount for 2023. Ten percent of all pledges goes directly to the mission budget to help the many benevolences we support.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS TO ATTEND

THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING AT 11:45AM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, IN SOUERS COMMUNITY HALL.

Marcy Clement

President, Board of Directors

MINISTRY TEAM UPDATE

OPENING FOR AVL ASSOCIATE

Last December Tom MacMaster joined the CLP Team As AVL Director. He is going to continue assisting our ministry team by providing direction and some oversight as a volunteer, but not as a paid technician. We need consistent personnel in the AVL booth and have an opening for a part-time AVL Associate. This person will assume responsibility for operating CLP technology and production requirements in all worship services and events that require audio, video, lighting (AVL), streaming, and broadcasting leadership. This position is posted on Indeed through Sunday, September 25.

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TheShop@CLP will be open for sales on Saturdays from 8am-12pm. ALL ITEMS ARE 50% OFF THROUGH SEPTEMBER! Bring in your gently used clothing, decor, and furniture. Donations are accepted every Friday from 8am to 11am. Workdays will also be every Friday from 8am-11am. Thanks to our volunteers! Sign up to join them at: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/shop.

NEXT WEDNESDAY DINNER IS OCTOBER 5

Mark your calendars for our monthly dinner on October 5 at 5:15 p.m., with meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and dessert. Wednesday Night Dinners are the first Wednesday of the month. For the remaining Wednesday night fellowships, you are encouraged to bring your own food or snacks, and CLP will provide drinks. You only need to sign up for the monthly meals at: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/meal.

JOIN US FOR FALL WOMEN'S RETREAT

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Have you ever wondered just who IS the hidden person of your heart and what's hiding in her? The Supreme Makeover & "Fashion Show" will help you find the answer in a creative, one-of-a-kind way that is comical and life changing. Original music and humorous dialog will help you understand who you were created to be. Watch as Worry, Anger, and Fear parade before your very eyes! Doors open at 8:30am. The $25 fee includes refreshments, continental breakfast, and a boxed lunch. Register at https://clp.breezechms.com/form/supreme.

ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL IS OCTOBER 23

Sunday, October 23, 5-7pm
Church Parking Lot

Join us on Sunday, October 23, for a spooktacular time at the 2022 Fall Festival! Trunk-or-treat begins at 5pm. The 6pm DJ Giveaway includes $25 gift certificates for four categories: best car design, best costume for adults (18+), best costume for youth (grades 6-12), and best kids costume (newborn-5th grade)! We will also have food trucks, a free photo booth, and face painting. Sign up as a trunk-or-treat car, an event volunteer, or a contestant. It's sure to be a THRILLER of an evening - come join us! Sign up: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/fallfestival

HELP CHOOSE MUSIC FOR FALL FESTIVAL!

Fall Festival is just around the corner (October 23, 5-7pm) and we will have trunk-or-treat, prizes, photo booth, food trucks, and more! This year YOU get to select the music. Go to the following link to choose the playlist, and the DJ will play the song(s) you choose! Please keep it church-appropriate and have a blast! https://clp.breezechms.com/form/fallfestival

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New Welcome Cart and Visitor Booth

Beginning Sunday, October 2, First Impressions Team plans to reopen its visitor information booth in the breezeway and will add a new mobile welcome cart. Can you help us by making newcomers feel welcome and answering questions at either the booth or cart on a Sunday morning? You don’t have to know all the answers – just be a friendly and welcoming face for our worshipers! There are two clipboards where you can sign up in the Fireside Room North – one for the booth, one for the mobile cart. Times help is needed are on Sundays from 8:45-9:15am and from 10:15-10:45am.

CAN YOU PRUNE OUR ROSE GARDENS?

Volunteers are needed to help maintain CLP's beautiful rose gardens. Roses need to be pruned in fall and early spring. During the blooming period, spring to autumn, the bushes need to be “dead-headed.” Deadheading is removing spent blooms from the bush. Doing such allows the bush to continue blooming. Otherwise, the rose will go to seed and much blooming will cease. There will be training of techniques for pruning and deadheading provided. Men and Women are invited to join in this rewarding endeavor. Highschool students are also welcome. For details contact the church office or signup online: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/roses.

BE A CLP KIDS LEADER!

If you have a passion for seeing children know Jesus, we have opportunities for preschool age and 3rd-5th grade teachers. Children's Ministries leader Brenda Houlihan provides curriculum, training, and support. Sign up today and make a difference at: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/clpkids!

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 Community 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 for Sunday services. We encourage you to usher as a family with your kids helping too! If you’re interested in serving, see Rob Gimbl or click on the following link https://clp.breezechms.com/form/usher.

HANDBELL CHOIR

There is great joy in being a member of our church's handbell choir ministry. We receive far more than we give. Yes, there is work to learn the pieces, but everyone helps everyone else. Please think seriously about joining our ringers in creating moments of Christian fellowship, ministering to the congregation and experiencing the joy of making music for Him. Call the church office (623-935-3411) to indicate your interest and Marilyn, our Bell Master, will call you with an invitation to join her for a lesson.

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CLP KIDS (Sunday School)

Children entering Pre-K through grade five are invited to attend CLP KIDS Sunday, September 18, during the 9:15am worship service. CLP KIDS starts for all ages in classroom 6 near the nursery. We do need volunteers to help lead CL KIDS. Helping once a month for 45 minutes or even every other month would give our leaders a much-needed break!


NURSERY IS PROVIDED FOR CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH AGE 3


CLP KIDS COIN DRIVE IN SEPTEMBER

Each week the CLP KIDS will be collecting coins to donate to Feed My Starving Children. Kids are invited to bring spare change each week. At the end of the month, we will add it up and donate it to Feed My Starving Children.

EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6PM - OVERFLOW

OVERFLOW is a Wednesday night service just for kids and youth! We will have snacks, games, worship, breakout groups (separated by age) and so much fun! This is open to kindergarten and up. OVERFLOW begins at 6pm. We hope your family can make it!

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YOUTH MINISTRIES

YOUTH GROUP THIS SUNDAY

Join us on Sunday from 11:45am-1:45pm in the youth room! We will have snacks, games, and a little worship too!

CLP YOUTH INSTAGRAM

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 and other news about youth group:

YOUTH - text @clpyouth to 81010

PARENTS - text @clpparents to 81010

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- - LIFE GROUPS AND STUDIES - -

DISCOVERY LIFE GROUP

EXPERIENCING GOD

Tuesdays at 9:30am, Judy Mercy's home

If you are looking for a small, in-depth Bible Study, Discovery Life Group is for you. Some studies help you know the Bible; this one helps you know the author. Come join us as we watch the video, apply it to scripture, and share our thoughts in discussion. Get your workbook at our meetings. Sign up on Breeze, between services, or call the church office.

GOD'S PROMISES - MIDWEEK STUDY

Tuesdays at 10:30am, Wednesdays at 6pm

Join Pastor Adam Roe each Tuesday morning at 10:30am, and/or Wednesdays at 6pm in Souers Community Hall for God's Promises. We started with the theme of hope in the Genesis story of Noah and will end with Isaiah's promise of peace through Jesus on November 15/16. This adult study corresponds to the same lessons children and youth will follow throughout the fall season. Handouts are available for home and family devotions throughout the week! All materials will be provided, but please let Pastor Adam know you're attending by signing up at https://clp.breezechms.com/form/promises.

NEW - MEN'S MONTHLY BREAKFAST GROUP

THE VILLAGE "INTELLECTS"

Fourth Wednesday every month, 8:30am

Starting September 28

Village Inn, 2700 N Litchfield Rd

Join the Village "Intellects" each month for spiritual conversation, prayer, and lots of laughs! Topics range from baseball rivalries, the Holy Spirit, life events/circumstances, work, relationships, and why Pastor Adam is so stern. All men are welcome, and we promise not to stick you with the bill unless you're on the losing end of a sports debate. Let us know you'll be there so we can reserve a table. https://breezechms.com/form/village

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Second Tuesday each month, 6-7:30pm, Souers Community Hall

Join Rob Gimbl for a study on Gods at War: Defeating the Idols That Battle for Your Heart. This Kyle Idleman video and curriculum illustrates a clear path away from the heartache of our twenty-first-century idolatry and back to the heart of God, enabling us to be committed followers of Jesus. See you there! Sign up at: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/godsstudy

LIFE GROUP: ARTIST'S GUILD

Third Thursday each month, 10:30am-1:30pm

Souers Community Hall

Do you have an artistic bent? The Church at Litchfield Park now has an artist's guild hosted by Diane Parnitzke that is based on the theme that “All Creativity Comes from God!” Our first event was September 15, and we welcome all artists, men, women, students, and youth, sixteen and older to join us. We will begin by studying a short passage on God’s creativity, praying, and then working on our various forms of artistic expression. Sign up at:

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

LIFE TOGETHER

First Monday each month, 6-7:30pm

Eric and Crissie Jameson's Home

We are a diverse group that meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Our format is simple and intended to help us grow in faith and our relationships with one another. The questions we form around are:

  1. How is it with your soul?
  2. Have you faced any challenges that affected your faith?
  3. Have you experienced any spiritual victories?
  4. How can we best pray for you and support you?

We would love to have you join us in the Jameson home. Please bring the kids, as we have plenty of activities for them. Let us know you’re coming by signing up here: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/lifetogether. See you there!

WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIP GROUP LUNCHEON

Fourth Wednesday each month, 11:30am

Varying locations

Our luncheon gathering on September 28 will again be at Zeta’s Grill (it's that good!), 2935 N. Dysart Rd, Avondale (northeast corner of Dysart and Thomas.) We will order from the menu, and the devotional will be that day's reading from the Upper Room. Chris Martin will host. RSVP by using the link below or by calling the church office. Mari Riggins will host the gathering in October. https://clp.breezechms.com/form/friendship

IT'S IN THE CARDS

First Wednesday each month, 1pm

Souers Community 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 Community 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! https://clp.breezechms.com/form/cards

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! https://clp.breezechms.com/form/knitters

PRAYER TEAM

Resumes on October 6

Plan to join us in the Fireside Room South on Thursday, October 6, at 5:30pm as we pray for each other, the church, our city, nation, and world. Can’t make it in person? Click here to join the meeting on Microsoft Teams.

LORI SPARKS DEBUTS AT LOCAL COMEDY CLUB

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Friends and family gathered recently at Glendale Westgate's Stir Crazy Comedy Club to support Lori Sparks in her debut performance as a stand-up comic. Congratulations from your church family, Lori! Lori is scheduled to perform at Oasis Community Church, 15014 N. 56th Street in Scottsdale on October 1. Doors open at 6pm - $10 cash only - first come first served - clean comedy! All are invited. (Lori is left center holding brochure. Photo provided by Suzanne Allen.)

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THE CHURCH AT LITCHFIELD PARK

Proud history since 1938 ~ Embracing diversity ~ True community church

Mainline Christianity ~ Relational messages ~ Contemporary thought

(Archival photo circa 1940)

A House of Prayer for All People

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

8 and 9:15am in Sanctuary

10:45am in Souers Community Hall


OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Thursday ~ 9am to 4pm

Closed on Fridays