January 8, 2021
Lord Jesus, by you, all things were created in heaven and on earth. You said not to store up treasures on earth, but to store up treasures in heaven. You said that whatever we give is acceptable if we give it eagerly and to give according to what we have. Help us to give with eager hearts, not in comparison with others, but as an act of worship to you. May we, in bringing our offerings to you, store up treasure in your kingdom. Amen
Thanks to all of you! We have made significant progress toward meeting our budget goal of $430,000 in pledges for 2021 (we have received $383,279 in pledges thus far). While we are making progress, there is still more work to do. Please prayerfully return your pledge cards at your earliest convenience.
Worship is one part of Church. Volunteering and sharing your talents with others is also an important part of Church. As we usher in 2021 we will be highlighting and offering more ways to safely get involved and service our church and community! Share your Time and Talents! More to come in '21!
What's happening at CLP?
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 North Sunday, January 17, immediately following the 8:00 a.m. service. To ensure safe distancing can be maintained, please visit www.CLP.church or contact the church office for the sign up to attend. New members will be received the following Sunday, January 24, at the 9:30 a.m. 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 Sarah Pearson email@example.com.
CALLING ALL KIDS – GRADES PREK-5TH!
Join us Sunday at 2:00 p.m., on ZOOM for Virtual Sunday School. Visit with friends and teachers, learn about God’s love, get creative with a craft and share your “MIGHTY MOMENT!” You will find the meeting link in the Children’s Ministry eNewsletter or the church website. We look forward to visiting with you!
VIRTUAL FAMILY WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES
Gather your family and enjoy our Virtual Family Wednesday Activities. Every Wednesday our Children’s Ministry Team sends out a family activity via the Children’s Ministry eNewsletter. Activities vary by week and have included: family meditation and prayer activity, games, crafts, Zoom/Facetime challenges and so much more. If you do not currently get the Children’s Ministry eNewsletter let us know or check out the link on the church website.
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).
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20
Looking for a way to connect more deeply with others at CLP? It's easy to get lost in a crowd—to feel lonely during this pandemic or even when attending services. That's why CLP has a small-groups ministry. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be recognized, cared for and to find their niche here at CLP. People grow deeper spiritually in a loving, caring, interactive group where they can feel free to ask their real questions and sense the support of the group. Plus carry this support out to the community in an act of service.
Some questions that you might be asking yourself about Life Groups:
What: Groups of 6-12 people lead by a member of the group reflecting on God’s word, spiritual book, or a bible study. Life Groups support all stages of faith as participants experience spiritual growth within themselves and their group.
Who: Married couples, singles, men, women, young adults, and the list goes on. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you.
Why: They not only foster faith, they also build up the body of Christ by praying, reading, sharing life experiences and putting these reflections into acts of service within the community. Each Life Group will determine how they serve.
In the coming weeks you will be asked to sign up for a Life Group. In the meantime we would like you to pray and to think of a group you would like to facilitate or join. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register so we can start forming groups. Looking forward to hearing from you. God Bless.
2021 VISION SERMON SERIES
In preparation of Vision Sunday, on February 28, the next seven weeks the messages will focus on the new mission statement and core values. Our Vision has been and continues to be A House of Prayer for All People. Our mission: The Church at Litchfield Park strives to love and serve all people through Christ. Our core values: Acceptance, Worship, Prayer, Education, Community, and Stewardship. We look forward to sharing more with you soon about how we already are and hope to continue to live out what we value.
ASSOCIATE PASTOR SEARCH UPDATE
Please continue to pray as we continue the process. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
Let’s stay connected!
Please join us for a fun-filled BINGO night on Friday, January 22, at 6 p.m. This will be an all church Zoom Fellowship event and fun for all ages. To participate, please sign up by contacting the church office or through sign-up genius. Sign up as soon as possible to give the Fellowship Team time to get you your bingo card(s) before the event. Once you are signed up an email will be sent to you with the Zoom link (be sure to include your email contact info) and your bingo card(s). We look forward to having a fun time together and prizes will be awarded!
GREETERS & USHERS
If you are willing to serve as an usher or greeter for the 8:00 a.m. (sanctuary only) or 9:30 a.m. (sanctuary or Souers Hall) worship services please contact Rob Gimbl at email@example.com or the church office.
The Church at Litchfield Park YouTube Channel (CLP-The Church at Litchfield Park). Our weekly 9:30 a.m. worship services are now viewable on both Facebook or YouTube.
A House of Prayer for All People
OFFICE HOURS 2021
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - Noon
"Are you faster than a Scout?" The race will begin at 7:30AM on March 27th. 100% of the proceeds for this race go to fund Scouting activities including summer camps, and high adventure camps for the active Scouts in our Troop.