06/09/17

CPC THIS WEEK
THE E-NEWSLETTER OF CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH June 9, 2017

“The Eyes of the World are Upon You”

The title above is the last line from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s charge to the brave men who took part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. We celebrated the 73rd anniversary of this event last Tuesday, June 6. On that day allied troops began an insurgence that would signal the beginning to the end of the war in Europe. It is a day we should never forget as a country. The term D-Day did not begin with “D-Day.” Its use as a military designated marking the commencement of a campaign goes back to at least WWI. As a side note it is interesting to discover from the History.com website that the term H-Hour has the same kind of meaning pertaining to the time. Hence, you can have an H-Hour on D-Day; which they did on June 6.

If D-day is considered the “beginning to the end” to the aggression and tyranny in the global war of its day, then the same can be said, and should be said of the war in the spiritual realm. What war? The war that began in Genesis 3 and will not end until Revelation 22. When was our D-Day? Well, here’s at least one attempt to fix a day:

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.

This He set aside, nailing it to the cross.
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in Him.
Colossians 2:13-15

But it could be argued, rather persuasively, that D-Day for the war of eternity actually took place three days later.

And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
He is not here, but has risen.

Remember how he told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”
Luke 24:5-7

And it could be equally suggested that there is yet another D-Day to come:

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse!
The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems,

and he has a name written that no one knows but Himself.
He is clothed in a robe dipped inblood, and the name by which He is called is The Word of God.

And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.

Revelation 19:11-14

Regardless of what day(s) you might choose, this much we can agree on. The death and resurrection of Christ clearly marked the beginning to the end of the aggression and tyranny of Satan. We can also agree, that although victory is certain, the war is not over - not yet. And, I think there may be one more thing we could agree on. Until that day, that final day, the charge given by the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces is said yet today by our Victorious King –

Looking Forward to the Final Day,

PB

The Eyes of World are Upon You!

CPC MINISTRY INFORMATION

SUNDAY'S SERMON
Title:
“Leaving Anger Behind” 

Text: Colossians 3:1-17 Pastor Bob Clark

SUNDAY SCHOOL – we will be taking a summer break from Sunday School classes and will resume in the Fall

DEACONS’ FUND OFFERING – This Sunday, we will be collecting the Deacons’ Fund Offering for the Mercy Ministries of the Church

BAPTISM SERVICE – Baptism Service for Butch Bowen Sunday evening, June 11th at 5pm at Christ United Church, 3430 Backmeyer Road

TABLE TALK MAGAZINE – If you are a paid subscriber to Table Talk Magazine, your July issue is available at the Welcome Counter.

2017 PCA GENERAL ASSEMBLY – The 2017 PCA General Assembly will meet this week in Greensboro, NC. Please be in prayer for our denomination as they work together to find opportunities to advance the Kingdom of God in our country and world

SUMMER LADIES BIBLE STUDY – Join us for a Ladies DVD Bible Study this summer on 1 Peter - the teacher is Jen Wilkin. We will meet in the Church Lobby on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm. The study will meet at noon in with the hope that those who are working during the day can still come. The study book is available online for about $13. If you are interested, you can contact Gwinn Gibbs at ggibbs@rcs.k12.in.us

YOUNG MARRIED LIFE GROUP meets Thursday, June 15th from 6-7:30pm at the Schrage’s home for a study on the book of Acts. For more information see Jeff and Shannon Schrage

LIFEMATES LIFE GROUP EVENT – Lifemates' event (for all married couples) Our 2nd event is June 24th from 7-9pm at the Kehlenbrink's home (1546 Idlewild Dr.) To celebrate our marriages, we will play a game called "Ain't That Sweet" and then enjoy some Sweet Treats. The cost is $5 per couple. See Jodi McKinney to sign up.

EXPEDITION NORWAY VBS – Expedition Norway VBS will be July 10th–14th from 9am –noon. Please sign up at the Welcome Counter. See Jeff Schrage or Emily Fredrick if you have any questions.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Summer Ladies Bible Study Join us for a Ladies DVD Bible Study this summer on 1 Peter - the teacher is Jen Wilkin. We will meet in the Church Lobby on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm. The study will meet at noon in with the hope that those who are working during the day can still come. The study book is available online for about $13. If you are interested, you can contact Gwinn Gibbs at ggibbs@rcs.k12.in.us

THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD 

SPONTANEOUS LOVE:

UKRAINIAN CHURCH PLANT REACHES OUT TO REFUGEES

In 2014 eastern Ukraine was engulfed in conflict. Hundreds of thousands fled the fighting, but some could not. Many of the elderly and disabled took shelter in their basements—and there they were trapped in the dark for over a month, with barely enough food to survive. When the food ran out, they decided to make a run for it.

Many who escaped their cities found their way to the province of Odessa, where the government housed them in sanatoriums, large vacation complexes along the Black Sea coast.

Just southwest of Odessa is the town of Belgorod. It is here, in a little Ukrainian church planted by MTW missionaries, that a story of mercy began.

The pastor of the church in Belgorod saw that, though the refugees had been given basic supplies and a place to stay by the government, they needed more food, clothing, medical care, and counseling. Many were elderly or disabled.

With no Red Cross or similar organization providing aid, it was the local church that began reaching out and helping, embracing the displaced like family.

We’ve got to do something Bob and Andrea Burnham have been serving in Ukraine as church planters with MTW since 1995. “That church was one of the first churches we helped plant when we came to Ukraine,” said Bob, who now works with a church plant in Odessa. “They called us and said: ‘Hey, we’ve got to do something about this.’”

Churches in Odessa and Belgorod began bringing food, clothing, and medicine to the sanatoriums. They sent pastors and a team of counselors specially trained to minister to those affected by trauma and PTSD. Churches in the U.S. helped purchase medical supplies. Though the Burnhams and MTW were instrumental in starting these churches, now the Ukrainian church members and leadership were taking initiative and leading the charge to help their hurting countrymen.

When the Burnhams, other MTW missionaries, and national partners first started the Presbyterian denomination in Odessa, “We all wanted a church that would not only preach the truth, but would also

transform and bring healing to communities,” Bob said. “And that’s exactly what they’re doing.

“It’s almost as if the closer they get to God, the more they can see the needs,” he added. “They love these people and care for them, and it’s a great testimony.

“It’s the same passion that God has for widows and orphans and the homeless, those who are in need. You look at the Old Testament and it’s peppered with God’s love for the outsider, the foreigner, the refugee. I believe God’s Holy Spirit has given a new heart and the love of Christ to these people.”

Is God calling you to serve in Ukraine? Visit mtw.org/serve to explore opportunities.

This year’s pre-conference to the PCA Global Missions Conference is “Welcoming the Refugee.” Join us in Dallas November 9–10 to learn about refugee and immigration issues from ministry experts. You’ll hear powerful stories of changed lives and find out how you can be part of a worldwide kingdom movement to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the displaced. Learn more at www.mtw.org/preconference.

ANDREW SHAUGHNESSY in KIEV LVIV ODESSA UKRAINE MERCY on Jun 6, 2017 P.O. Box 744165 Atlanta, GA 30374-4165 – 1-678-823-0004 – hello@mtw.org

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

BIRTHDAYS!

June1  Dan Staifer

2  Madeline Steinfort

12  Deb Gentry

13  Susan Cougill

13 Sophia Pfeil
16 Annabella Pfeil
16 Connie Wooldridge

 22 Isaac Cook
25 Eliana (Ellie) Moore 

27 Jacob Kehlenbrink

ANNIVERSARIES!

June

7 Jim & Kathy Roszell
10 Hartmut & Janice Scheffler

 13 Ed and Raymona Gallo
22 Roger & Anna Golden
25 Andrew & Casey Zimmer 

30 Tim & Rebekah Robbins


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