SOUP GROUP INFORMATION

We are delighted to announce that we have restarted our soup and salad offerings on Thursdays from 2:30-5:30 p.m.  To keep everyone as safe as possible, we are doing pre-orders with curbside pickup or we will deliver to customers in our area!

Ordering:  The menu will be available Tuesday night (around 9 p.m.) each week.  If you are not on our email list to receive the weekly menu (with a link for ordering) you may sign up here. We are using a new FORM that allows you to select the item size and quantity for each item, provides an order total, and asks you to select an expected pickup time or request delivery.  PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER BY 11 a.m. on Thursday.  Once you submit your order, you will get a confirmation email.  

Payment:  You may pay by (1) credit card (enter your information on the order form), (2) check made out to CCPKI, or (3) cash (exact change only, to keep us all safe).   

Pickup:  If you are picking up on a Thursday, come in the church driveway and we will wave you forward into the front circle. A runner will get your name and bring your order to your car and you will exit right back out the driveway.   We are also offering a pickup time on Friday afternoons from 4 – 5 p.m.

Delivery:  Since we have an amazing group of volunteers who live around the area and are willing to make deliveries, we are offering free delivery of your order. 

We look forward to seeing you!

The Soup Groupies

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Virtual Christmas Caroling

On Sunday, December 6 we hosted our first Virtual Christmas Caroling through YouTube. The event can be accessed by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/njJZcR3mRj8.

Our resource for the music and text for the carols is found here. This digital PDF book contains lots of Christmas carols and music.  It is well organized with a clickable table of contents and page numbers.  

Dr. Gary Van Essen, Minister of Music, and his wife Emily were at the piano hosting the live stream. Those attending requested favorite carols using the chat feature in YouTube. 

Sunday Family Storytelling

Click above to see Lisa’s invitation to Sunday Family Storytelling via zoom for families and any individuals who want to join.

Dates: June 28 through August 3, except July 5.

Time: 6:00-6:30 p.m.

We will be sharing our personal stories based on the 7 days of creation.  

Acts Chapter 24

Acts 24:5-6
The plot against Paul continues in Acts 24, where he is charged by the high priest Anais and Tertullus, an attorney, of the following: 24.5 “We have in fact found this man a pestilent fellow, an agitator among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. 24. 6 He even tried to profane the temple, and so we seized him.”

Paul eloquently defends himself to Felix, the governor, by saying that “they did not find me disputing with anyone in the temple or stirring up a crowd” and they cannot prove the charges. Paul affirms that he worships the God of the ancestors, that he has a hope in God, and strives his best for a clear conscience toward God and ALL people. Paul states he was in the temple to bring alms, offer sacrifices and to complete the rite of purification, without any disturbance.

Felix makes no decision, holding Paul in custody for two years (hoping for a bribe!). Paul’s friends are allowed to take care of his needs, and Felix frequently sends for him for conversation.

What else did Paul do in the two years in custody in Caesarea? While it is widely held by scholars that the four Prison Epistles (Philemon, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians) were written during Paul’s later imprisonment in Rome, there is some scholarly dissent that one or more of them may his been during his time in Caesarea.

Thinking on this as we live through our current “imprisonment” and knowing that great hope can be found in Scripture, I again read the Prison Epistles, and found comfort in them. Philippians especially touched me – a joyful letter, extolling faith in Christ, hope, and faithful service in spite of trials and anxiety. 

One of my favorite New Testament passages is from Philippians:“8. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”I pray this passage brings comfort at this time. May God’s grace, peace, love and blessings be with you.         
                                                                                            Adele Sadiq, EfM, Year 4