This Week at Christ Community

  • Our weekly missions prayer focus is Carla Stevens, Ph.D of PS78 Teachers, equipping international teachers for Christian schools
  • Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Mid-week worship with Bible study and prayer

Our LORD’s Day

Fourth Sunday, September 23

Deacon-designated Toiletries Drive As you are able, please bring in personal care items distributed via RCS Ministries to those in need in our community

7:45 a.m. Setup stage and sound equipment in the sanctuary

8:30 a.m. Opportunities to serve:

  • Setup coffee trays in the foyer; see Betsy
  • Fold bulletins in the conference room; see Mary & Richard
  • Prepare communion trays in the kitchen; see the deacons
  • Set up tables and chairs for Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall; see Joshua
  • Check and setup the nursery; see Catalina
  • Worship team rehearsal in the sanctuary

9:00 a.m. Prayer for the church and worship service in the sanctuary

9:30 a.m. Education Hour

  • Sunday school for children in the classrooms
  • Bible study from Mark 3:22-30 (Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit) And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.
     “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

10:10 a.m. Church fellowship

10:30 a.m. Worship Service

  • Missions update
  • Preaching of the Word with Pastor Bob Brubaker’s sermon Fresh Vision for the Church from Revelation 7:1-8:1 (The 144,000 of Israel Sealed) After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
     12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed, 12,000 from the tribe of Reuben, 12,000 from the tribe of Gad, 12,000 from the tribe of Asher, 12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali, 12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh, 12,000 from the tribe of Simeon, 12,000 from the tribe of Levi, 12,000 from the tribe of Issachar, 12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun, 12,000 from the tribe of Joseph, 12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
     (A Great Multitude from Every Nation) After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
     Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
     “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
     (The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer) When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

12:00 p.m. Opportunities to serve after the service:

  • break down and store mics, stands, cables, and monitors; see the sound booth crew
  • empty trash bins around the building
  • clean out communion trays
  • move chairs from foyer into front office

Worship Team

  • Guitar: Suzy
  • Piano: Vicki
  • Singer: Sharon
  • Sound board: Neil for Tim
  • Power point, audio recording & nursery video: Becky

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, September 30 Sermon from Elder Heath Glandon
  • Sundays, October 7, 14 & 21 at 9:30 a.m. New Members Class
  • Second Sunday, October 14 is the deacon-designated Diaper Drive benefiting the Pregnancy Centers of Pinellas and their ministry to women in the community
  • Saturday, October 20 Dinner prep (2:30 p.m.) and service (4:00 p.m.) at the Homeless Empowerment Program; see Suzy
  • Third Sunday, October 21
     - Deacon-designated Food Drive Thank you for bringing in canned and pantry foods to help families in need through RCS Ministries
     - 2:00 p.m. Worship service with the residents at Highland Pines Nursing Home
  • Saturday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. Dinner service at the Homeless Empowerment Program; see Suzy