CLP eNews

August 14, 2022

DRINKING FROM THE PSALMS

"When the Flood Waters Rise"

PSALM 69:1-16

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SUNDAY 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!

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DRINKING FROM THE PSALMS

Sermon series on Psalms continues through September 4

Join us as we continue our six-week sermon series that focuses on six psalms that reflect how we experience the life of faith, with all its ups and downs! Sometimes life is stable, and the world seems dependable (Psalms 1 and 113). Other times it feels like everything is falling apart and what we have known and trusted doesn’t seem true (Psalm 69). The final three weeks will focus on the redirection of faith in a trustworthy God and creation, though we don’t forget the downs (Psalms 27, 40 and 146). The schedule is as follows:


  • August 14 - When the Flood Waters Rise, Psalm 69:1-16
  • August 21 - My Light and My Salvation, Psalm 27
  • August 28 - A New Song (Youth Service), Psalm 40:1-10
  • September 4 - Praise and Trust, Psalm 146

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION ON AUGUST 21

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 on Sunday, August 21, immediately following the 9:15am service. New members will be received the following Sunday, August 28, at any 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.

ZONING VARIANCE UPDATE

The City of Litchfield Park’s Board of Adjustment has had to reschedule until September 1 it’s meeting regarding our zoning variance application for a zero-lot line on the south and west sides of our property. Please be in prayer that the board will be able to act on our application at that time.


Marcy Clement

President, Board of Directors

The Church at Litchfield Park

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TheShop@CLP will be open for sales every Saturday in August from 8am-12pm. Look for weekly bargains, along with 50% off housewares. Donations are accepted every Friday from 8am to 11am. Workdays will also be every Friday from 8am-11am. Please sign up to volunteer at: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/shop

SIGN UP ON NEW CHURCH APP

We have a new church app that is a true, and final, church app! The Tithe.ly Corporation recently purchased Breeze, and one of the perks is a free church app that syncs with the website. You will have full access to sermons, church groups, our Facebook and Instagram posts, a prayer wall, a digital Bible, and Online giving. Within groups, you can even communicate through a messaging feature!


To sign up, click the following link: https://tithely.app.link/the-church-at-litchfield-park. Enter your cell phone number in the prompt, and you will receive a text. Then click on the link within the text, and it will take you to an app download. If your cell number is in the system, you should receive access to all functions within the app. Please let Pastor Adam know if you have any issues at aroe@clp.church.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LINEUP BEGINS SEPT. 7

Join us for our fall kickoff on Wednesday, September 7! We will have a meal the first Wednesday of each month at 5:15pm, with refreshments the remainder of the weeks. Following are the evening’s activities:


· 4:15pm – Handbell Practice in the Sanctuary

· 5:15pm – Welcome Back Dinner in Souers Community Hall

· 6pm –Overflow Worship Service for Children and Youth in Classroom 4

· 6pm – God’s Promises Bible Study in Souers Community Hall

· 6:30pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary


The first meal will be lasagna. All are welcome - see you there!

WELCOME BACK WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER

Are you ready for Wednesday night dinners? Mark your calendars. A “Welcome Back Dinner” is scheduled for September 7 at 5:15 p.m., with lasagna, Caesar salad, hot rolls and sherbet. Wednesday Night Dinners are the first Wednesday of the month. Church members are encouraged to bring food and CLP will provide drinks on remaining Wednesday night fellowships. Sign up at: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/meal.

free family movie night is september 9

"Zootopia" is the movie selection for September 9. We will serve hot dogs, popcorn and drinks beginning at 6pm, so families will have time to snack and mingle. The movie will begin at 6:45. Sign up online: Family Movie Night | The Church at Litchfield Park (clp.church).

Movie Summary: From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

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TOWEL WRAP FOR NEW LIFE CENTER

Sunday, August 21, plan to join other church friends and families to wrap towels and toiletries for residents of the New Life Center. Plan to meet in Souers Community Hall following the third service, from about noon-2pm. Everyone is invited to help – singles, couples, families, all ages! This is a community service outreach project through our missions and community engagement teams. Please keep saving your travel-size personal care items. Toothbrushes and small tubes of toothpaste would be especially appreciated. If you are able to help sign up at https://clp.breezechms.com/form/towels.

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 more information contact the church office or signup online at:

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

SEEKING CHORAL SINGERS

Join our choir for the final Summer Singers Sunday on August 14! We meet at 7:30am in the choir room and we will rehearse and sing at the 8am and 9:15am services. We would love to have you join us!

BE A CLP KIDS LEADER!

Did you know that 43% of Christians come to Christ before the age of 12? 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

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!

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KIDS MINISTRY

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CLP KIDS (Sunday School)

Children entering pre-K through grade five are invited to attend CLP KIDS Sunday, August 14, 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 CLP KIDS! Helping once a month for 45 minutes or even every other month would give our current leaders a much-needed break!


NURSERY IS PROVIDED FOR CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH AGE 3


CLP KIDS' FOOD DRIVE

We are collecting food for St. Mary’s Food Bank during CLP KIDS (Sunday school) through the end of August. Kids can bring donations of cereal, canned food (protein, fruit, veggies), rice and beans, peanut butter, and pasta Sundays August at 9:15am.


PARENTS' NIGHT OUT - KIDS' PIZZA AND PAINTING PARTY

August 19, 6-8pm

Children ages kindergarten-fifth grades are welcome to come watch a movie, eat some pizza, and do some painting on panels that we will hang in our CLP Kids rooms. This is a free event; parents can drop their kiddos off and go have fun! Sign up: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/pizza

YOUTH MINISTRY

YOUTH GROUP ON SUNDAY
WE ARE PLANNING YOUTH SUNDAY!

There will be some food and worship, and we will be working on coordinating Youth Sunday. Youth Sunday is August 28, and we will be leading all three services that day. Come be a part of it with us! 11:45-1:30pm.


SAVE THE DATE! NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES!

We will be starting a new Youth and Children’s Service during Wednesday night activities this fall, beginning September 7. This will be an upbeat service with awesome music, fun games, interactive activities, and breakout groups at the end. While geared toward children and youth, anyone is welcome! More details to come!

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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 and other news about youth group:

YOUTH - text @clpyouth to 81010

PARENTS - text @clpparents to 81010

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- - LIFE GROUPS AND STUDIES - -

NEW LIFE GROUP: MONDAY MEDITATIONS

Every Monday beginning August 1, 11:30-noon on Microsoft Teams

Want to discuss the Sunday sermon but don't have much time? Monday Meditations is the group for you, led by Pastor Adam Roe. We meet online each Monday from 11:30am-noon for a quick wrap-up. Discussion includes the previous Sunday’s Scripture lesson, and a prayer closes us out. Just click here, and it will take you to the Teams link.

GOD'S PROMISES - NEW 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 will start with the theme of hope in the Genesis story of Noah on September 6/7, and 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 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

NEW LIFE GROUP: ARTIST'S GUILD

Third Thursday each month beginning September 15

10:30am-1:30pm, Souers Community Hall

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

LIFE TOGETHER

Life Together (Formerly Couples in Life)

First Monday each month, 6-7:30pm, Eric and Crissie Jameson's Home

We meet the first Monday of each month and are a diverse group that hangs out, shares stories, and seeks God’s plan for our lives. Please bring kids, as we have plenty of activities. Let us know you’re coming by signing up here: https://clp.breezechms.com/form/lifetogether. See you there!

WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIP GROUP

Fourth Wednesday each month, 11:30am

Our luncheon gathering on August 24 will be at Zeta’s Grill, 2935 N. Dysart Rd, Avondale (northeast corner of Dysart and Thomas.) Devotional will be that day's reading from the Upper Room. Suzanne Boyer will host. RSVP by using the link below or by calling the church office. https://clp.breezechms.com/form/friendship

IT'S IN THE CARDS

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

(Also planned on August 17)

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, in Joan May's 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! https://clp.breezechms.com/form/knitters

PRAYER TEAM

On break until September 8

Plan to join us in the Fireside Room South on Thursday, September 8, at 5:30pm as we pray for each other, the church, our city, nation, and world. Those prayers won't stop during our hiatus! Can’t make it in person? Click here to join the meeting on Microsoft Teams.

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY ON AUGUST 8 - "GODS AT WAR" MEETS EVERY SECOND TUESDAY AT 6PM

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THE CHURCH AT LITCHFIELD PARK

Proud history since 1938 ~ Embracing diversity ~ True community church

Mainline Christianity ~ Relational messages ~ Contemporary thought

("In the Shadows" Archival photo by Michael Jordan)

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