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Thursday
Mar262015

Easter Week at Christ Reformed Church and You Are Invited!

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Easter is a joyous day for Christians as we have opportunity to highlight on this great event in history. This time of year gives us occasion to reflect upon the crucifixion, death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, and how these events have reconciled us perfectly and forevermore to God. The great reformer, John Calvin, articulated it this way:

"Although in his death we have an effectual completion of salvation, because by it we are reconciled to God, satisfaction is given to his justice, the curse is removed, and the penalty paid; still it is not by his death, but by his resurrection, that we are said to be begotten again to a living hope (1 Pet. 1:3); because, as he, by rising again, became victorious over death, so the victory of our faith consists only in his resurrection. The nature of it is better expressed in the words of Paul, “Who (Christ) was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification,” (Rom. 4:25); as if he had said, By his death sin was taken away, by his resurrection righteousness was renewed and restored." - Institutes, II.16.13.

As we prepare to celebrate the events that lie at the heart of the Christian faith, we invite you, your family, and friends, to join us for our Easter week services at Christ Reformed Church.

Maundy Thursday, April 2
The Old Testament Lesson:  Deuteronomy 8:1–16
The New Testament Lesson:  Luke 22:7–37
Sermon:  “Jesus, Our Prophet”

Good Friday, April  3
The Old Testament Lesson:  Exodus 12:1–14
Psalter Lesson:  Psalm 22:1–26
The New Testament Lesson:  Luke 23:13–47
Sermon:  “Jesus, Our Priest”

Easter Sunday, April 5
                                                 
The Old Testament Lesson:  Job 19:23–29
The New Testament Lesson:  Luke 24:1–36
Sermon title:  “Jesus, Our King”  

Tuesday
Mar242015

Academy Class - April 17, 2015

The Academy will be on break until Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

Our next Academy series will be entitled "The Great and Holy War" and will be a lecture and discussion of the legacy of World War One, including the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine (Israel), the roots of ISIS (the end of the Caliphate/Ottoman Empire), the Bolshevik Revolution and the rise of Marxist-Leninism, along with a host of other contemporary geopolitical conundrums--all of which are part of the legacy of the Great War. 

Here's a link to Philip Jenkin's book "A Great and Holy War" which will serve as our primary text for this series.  The Great and Holy War

 

Monday
Mar232015

Bible Study - March 25, 2015

Join us this Wednesday evening at 7:30 for Bible study and Evening prayer.

Dr. Riddlebarger will continue our "Run Through the Letters of Paul." This week we in are Galatians 3:1-8, and continuing our consideration of Paul's doctrine of justification. 

Monday
Mar232015

No Office Hours - Friday, March 23-27

On Fridays this Spring, Pastor Compton is at church from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for office hours. He is also available on Mondays from 3pm-8pm, although Mondays are by appointment only. Call or E-mail to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Office Hours Schedule:

Monday, March 23 - 3:00-8:00 (by appointment only)
Friday, March 27 - 3:00-8:00
Monday, March 30 - 3:00-8:00 (by appointment only)
Friday, April 3 - NO OFFICE HOURS, GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES

(Click here to learn more about Christ Reformed Church's approach to Pastoral Counsel.)

Saturday
Mar212015

Annual Church Picnic - June 20, 2015

Join us on June 20 at 10:00 a.m. for our 7th Annual Benevolence Picnic and Silent Auction!

The annual Benevolence Picnic was established seven years ago, with the vision of bringing together our congregation to enjoy fellowship with one another, and to raise money for our church's benevolence needs.  

Throughout the years, generous sponsors have kindly donated a variety of gifts, services, and goods to our silent auction. The auction, along with fundraising activities such as the purchase of picnic foods, has helped tremendously in funding the church's benevolence program.

Such contributions help Christ Reformed Church to administer financial assistance to those in need of benevolence. This assistance aids with daily necessities, groceries, rent assistance, car repair, utilities, medical expenses, etc. And 100% of the funds raised go directly for benevolence; none of it is reserved for administrative use.

In these difficult economic times, the benevolence fund is critical. We thank you for supporting our efforts to help those in need and hope you will have fun while supporting a great cause!

For more information please visit the picnic website:  Christ Reformed Picnic 2015

Friday
Mar202015

Bulletin for Palm Sunday: March 29, 2015

Sunday Morning (March 29): We will conclude our three-part series on the Epistle of Jude.  This coming Lord's Day, we will be looking at Jude's "closing remarks" and doxology in vv. 17-25.  Our Lord's Day worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Afternoon:  The Rev. Chris Coleman is preaching on "The Law of God and Man's Misery" from the Heidelberg Catechism's Lord's Day 2 (Question and Answers 3-5). Our catechism service begins at 1:15 p.m. 

The bulletin for Sunday 

Wednesday
Mar182015

No Academy Class - March 20, 2015

There will be no Academy class this week. Dr. Riddlebarger will be speaking at the Church of the Redeemer in Mesa, AZ, March 20-22.

Wednesday
Mar182015

Bible Study - March 18, 2015

Join us this Wednesday evening at 7:30 for Bible study and Evening prayer.

Dr. Riddlebarger will continue his series a "Run Through the Letters of Paul".  This week we are finishing up Galatians chapter 2:15 ff, and considering Paul's doctrine of justification. 

Friday
Mar132015

Ladies' Book Club - March 14, 2015

The next meeting of the Ladies' Book Club will be this Saturday, March 14, at the home of Karen Keller.

As always we will begin with food and fellowship at 2:00 p.m., then pick up on our discussion of Michael Horton's book Pilgrim Theology with a review of what we covered in 2014 plus a discussion of chapter 7, "Jesus Christ: The Lord Who Is Servant". 

All ladies are welcome to attend, even if you are behind in the readings.
Thursday
Mar122015

Academy Class - March 13, 2015

Join us this Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. for our next Academy class.  Classes are free of charge and open to anyone who would like to attend.

We are continuing our study of Michael Horton's theology text The Christian Faith.  This week we will be discussing the doctrine of creation (chapter 10, pp. 323-334).