WELCOME Thank you for joining us in worship today. Please know you are welcome to participate as fully as you desire in any of our ministry activities. If you are seeking a church, we want you to comfortable asking us questions you have about community of faith. new feel any this Please take a moment to sign the Attendance Sheet, located on the table as you enter the Fellowship Hall. Plan to join us in the Fellowship Hall after worship for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Thanks again for your participation. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Pastors Ron McHattie Joanne Martindale March 8, 2015 9:00 AM Gathering for Worship Come, Now Is the Time to Worship Welcome – Announcements Opening Prayer Worship in Song With All I Am This Is Amazing Grace Scripture Reading Zechariah 4:1-6 Moment with the Children Scripture Lesson Luke 4:14-22 Morning Message “Jesus the Man” Current Series: The Jesus We Follow Message Three of Five Worship Band Spirit of the Living God Consuming Fire Minute for Mission Offering Time of Prayer followed by The Lord’s Prayer Worship Band Cannons Benediction IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH March 8, 2015 WELCOME! It is good to have you in worship with us this morning. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall after worship service for a time of fellowship. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available for your convenience. Large print bulletins are also available. Please see an usher for these items. FRIENDSHIP PADS are for everyone to sign. Please take a moment to sign and pass it to the person next to you. LENTEN COMMUNION SCHEDULE. Palm Sunday -- March 29th Good Friday – April 3rd The Maundy Thursday Service will be combined with the Good Friday Service. The combined service will be on Good Friday, April 3rd and will start with communion. LENTEN MESSAGES. The Jesus We Follow will be the focus of this year’s Lenten Messages continuing today. Pastor Ron will look at the traditional understanding of how Jesus is portrayed in each of the Gospels. These messages will be followed on Wednesday evenings with a time of additional reflection upon the Gospel previously addressed. The LENTEN PRAYER TREE has been placed in the narthex. Beside it is a basket of “prayer” ribbons. If you would like to offer a prayer on behalf of someone, or even for yourself, just tie or place a ribbon on the Prayer Tree. As you see the ribbons filling the tree you may also want to offer your own prayers for all the prayers the ribbons represent. A LENTEN EXPERIMENT WITH PASTOR RON. Pastor Ron is leading a Lenten Bible study on Wednesdays through March 25th. He is offering two st classes – 1 class at 6:00 pm; 2nd class at 7:15 pm. The identical classes will be held in the Sanctuary. THANK YOU to the kind people who provided goodies for the fellowship times following the worship services: 9:00 am, Bob & Susan Avirett and 11:00 am, Cindy Major & Nancy Morris. THESE DAYS devotional booklets, both regular and large type, are available in the narthex. The study is for April, May & June. The Deacons make this devotional available to you at no cost. BOY SCOUT FUNDRAISER. Next Sunday, March 15th Boy Scout Troop 77 is raising money to go to “Camp Wolfebero” by selling Jelly Belly items. They will be set up by the front door. MARTHA CIRCLE will be meeting Tuesday, March 17th at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room of the church. We will be studying Lesson 3. We welcome all ladies of the church who would be interested in a monthly afternoon Bible Study. CHILDREN’S ENRICHMENT PROGRAM. Thank you to those who volunteer for the Children’s Enrichment Program. Today, the leaders are: Carol Bailey and Margaret Pasholk at the 9:00 am worship service and Donna Lawson and Sandra Collister at the 11:00 am worship service. After the Moment with the Children of God in the worship service, elementary school students will be escorted to the Children’s Enrichment Time, returning before the end of the worship service. Preschoolers will be escorted to the Nursery where they may be picked up after the service. Next Sunday (the 3rd Sunday of the month), is Food Cupboard Sunday. We donate non-perishable food items to the Christian Help Center. There is a bookcase in the Fellowship Hall where you can put your donations or in the basket on the table in the narthex. The Deacons deliver them to the Christian Help Center. CPC and Christian Help Center thank you for your many years of faithful giving to a very worthwhile cause. TODAY IS LOCAL MISSIONS SUNDAY. We hope you remembered to bring a donation for at least one of the Local Mission projects. To remind you, they are: ▪ Steffan Manor School supplies ▪ Box Tops / Coupons for education ▪ Little bottles of shampoo, lotion, and/or conditioner from your vacation stays for the Christian Help Center ▪ Greeting cards for Deacons ▪ Magazines for Kaiser If you forgot to bring something today, you may bring items any time for future delivery. CHILDREN & YOUTH NEWS LOGOS, K - 5th grade children Meet March 11th 5:00 - 7:30 pm Theme: Luau MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP Meets March 11th 5:00 – 7:30 pm SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP Senior High field trip for March: March 29th - After church at 12:30 pm we will go to Paradise Valley Estates and do small jobs for the residents there. W PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE (PNC) PRAYER SUPPORT TEAMS. The PNC thanks all those who have signed up to pray for them. However, the list for David Lawson became missing. Another sign-up sheet for him will be in the Fellowship Hall for those of you who signed up to pray for David to please sign up again. e will also share lunch together! EASTER FESTIVAL. The Evangelism and Hospitality committee will host an Easter Festival at the church on Saturday, April 4th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Highlights will be breakfast with pancakes, scrambled eggs, and sausage, an Easter egg hunt with candy for each child, crafts and an Easter story. Expect some other surprises. Judging by last year’s event, we anticipate a large turn-out and will need additional help. To donate individually wrapped small candies for this event, or to volunteer to help, please call Lani Puzey, 645-8269, Bob Avirett, 510620-4938, or Julia Glenn, 643-3222. SEAFARERS’ next luncheon meeting is on Friday, March 13th at 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall. We will be playing Bingo after lunch and meeting. Make your reservations today and next Sunday, March 8th in the Fellowship Hall. Earline Barfield, 644-0381 and Norma Dendas, 6425101. Don’t forget about our new feature – the book exchange! Bring a book to share! HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE DEACON’S MINISTRY?Do you know someone in our congregation who needs a note of cheer, get well, or sympathy card? Or perhaps someone in crisis that needs help with meals, or an occasional visitor? Talk to a Deacon or contact the church office, 643-3222. Your current Deacons are: Earline Barfield, Sandra Collister, Joan Davidson, Janice Edwards, Carolyn Getchell, Janelle Hall, Sherry Ledford, Mary Mills, Al Molnar, Nancy Morris, Jane Sexton. READERS NEEDED FOR STEFFAN MANOR EVENT. Steffan Manor School is inviting our members to read 1-2 picture books to a small group of students on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:15 am. If you are interested, contact E. Soto at her email: [email protected] She will let you know if you can read a book you choose or if she will be providing books. She will also let you know to what age you will be reading. MISSION GIVING OFFERINGS 1st Sunday is Fair Trade Sales 2nd Sunday is Local Missions Sunday 3rd Sunday is Food Cupboard Sunday 4th Sunday is CENTS-ABILITY Sunday Palm Sunday March 29th Good Friday, April 3rd Easter Festival, April 4th Easter Worship Service, April 5th We encourage you to drop a card in the mail or make a phone call to these folks to let them know that you are holding them in your prayers this week. Prayer Families this week: Rev. Ron & Jama McHattie 3031 Crestwood Way Rocklin, CA 95765 916-435-0166 Deacon’s Special Friends this week: Becky Bosuego Golden Living Center 705 Trancas Street, Rm 50 B Napa, CA 94588 707-255-6060 Military Person this week: Zachery Russell (Teddy Udell’s great-grandson) 807 River Street Jacksonville, NC 28540 Sue Ellen Paedon Brookdale Vallejo 350 Locust Drive Apt. M 318 Vallejo, CA 94591-7145 707-554-6128 John DeHoop 903 Rosewood Avenue Vallejo, CA 94591-5671 707-642-9173 Student of the month: Tyler Sun Sutter Hall 427 N. 521 Legion Avenue Chico, CA 95926 707-816-7371 Current Joys and Concerns: Donna Minnick– shingles Mary McDonald – radiation treatments begun Lani Puzey – dialysis treatments taken at home Continuing Prayers for: Diane Alfeld; Gary Callahan & Lolli Hilton; Shane Chalmers (Harry and Sara’s son); Nicholas Fitzpatrick (Howard’s son); Lisa Hansen; Lisa Harrison (Dottie Plautz’ granddaughter); John & Mary McDonald; Eva Pearson; Payton Roche (Dottie Plautz’ great-granddaughter); Lisa Slight (Don & Bev Emery’s daughter); Maggie Stuenkle (Dottie Plautz’ friend); Vanita (Georgia Clark’s daughter) Remember also in Your Prayers Those at: Brookdale, Vallejo: Joe Bruggman, Altheia Clumpner, JoAnn Cox, Bev & Mitch Garsee, Donna Minnick, Marilyn Nickles, Sue Ellen Paedon, Betty Sloan, Helene Wardlaw Brookdale, Tuolumne: Fanny Wise Golden Living Center: Becky Bosuego Those recovering at home: Ben Nunes, Lani Puzey, Ray Woods Those out of town: Mabel Lorincz, Shirley Love, Estela McKnight, Bernice Osborne Students out of the Area: Colleen Bohannan, Toria Denofrio, Michael Mills-Krutilek, Amy MacArthur, Ryan Martindale-George, Quinn Martindale-George, Eva Pearson, Paul Rohrberg, Megan Shiner, Michael Simmerman, Alexandra Strychacz, Angie Strychacz, Daniel Strychacz, Isabel Strychacz, Tyler Sun, Michael Valverde, Jennifer Woods-Tyler Weekly Event Calendar th Monday, March 9 11:00 am Stewardship/Admin Comm. / Fireside Room 1:30 pm Monday Bible Study / Room 2 2:30 pm Blood Centers / Front of church 6:30 pm NA / Room 10 7:00 pm Handbell Choir Rehearsal / Room 4 7:00 pm AA District #9 7:45 pm Boy Scouts Tuesday, March 10th 6:00 pm NA / Room 10 7:00 pm Mission/Outreach Comm. / Fireside Room 7:30 pm Pastor Nom. Comm. / Room 7 Wednesday, March 11th 5:00 pm LOGOS – Luau 5:00 pm Middle School Youth Fellowship 5:30 pm Evan./Hosp. Comm. / Fireside Room 6:00 pm Worship Band Rehearsal / Room 12 6:00 pm Lenten Bible Study / Sanctuary 7:15 pm Lenten Bible Study / Sanctuary 7:30 pm Faith Dev. Comm. / Fireside Room Thursday, March 12th 6:30 pm Samoan Adult Bible Study / Wee Kirk 7:30 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal / Sanctuary Friday, March 13th 9:30 am Bulletin Folding / Fireside Room 12:00 pm Seafarers Luncheon / Fellowship Hall 6:00 pm Samoan Con. Youth Bible Study / Room 2 Saturday, March 14th 9:00 am Samoan Band Rehearsal / Sanctuary Sunday, March 15th 9:00 am Celebration Worship Service / Sanctuary 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service / Sanctuary 1:00 pm Samoan Con. Worship / Sanctuary 1:30 pm NA / Room 10 Community Presbyterian Church 2800 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 94591 Telephone 707.643.3222 - Fax 707. 643.4404 Pastoral Staff: Rev. Ron McHattie and Rev. Joanne Martindale Website: www.cpcvallejo.org - email:[email protected] Office Administrator: Julia Glenn, [email protected] Parish Associates: Rev. John Collister, Rev. Charles Morey, and Rev. Henry Sun Like us on Worship Band Director: David Lawson Worship Music Team: Bob Lawson, Donna Lawson, Jane Sexton, Henry Sun Lector: Dave Standafer The Jesus We Follow Message Three of Five March 8, 2015 According to the Gospel of Luke “Jesus the Man” Luke 4:14-22 Pew Bible p.61 N.T. Pastor Ron McHattie Community Presbyterian Church Vallejo, California The Humanity of Jesus Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but who in every respect has been tested (tempted) as we are, yet without sin. (Jn. 1:14, Phil. 2:5-11, Col. 1:15-20, Heb. 1:1-3) and Spiritual Empowerment What is often missed in studies on the life and ministry of Jesus is the role of God’s Spirit. Luke is particularly sensitive to this and the role the Spirit is to play in the lives and ministries of Jesus’ followers. Jesus’ ____________ Luke 1:35 Jesus’ ____________ Luke 3:22 Jesus’ ____________ Luke 4:1 Jesus’ ____________ Luke 4:14 Spiritual Empowerment the Common Component This source of spiritual empowerment is the critical common component of ministry among his followers. The ____________ Luke 9:1-5 The ____________ Luke 10:1-22 If Jesus was fully human, what does that make us? Then and Now Jesus instructs his followers to not engage in fulfilling the Great Commission until they have been empowered by the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:45-49 Acts 1:4-5 There is a growing consensus among biblical scholars that The Acts of the Apostles was ill-named and more accurately should have been entitled The Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Apostles. Acts, as it is commonly referred to in more contemporary translations, reiterates over and over that the Holy Spirit is the common, operative component in the lives and ministries of Jesus’ followers (e.g. Acts 3:12, 4:8, 4:31, 4:33, etc.). The Lessons to be Learned 1. God provides the ____________ 1Cor. 12:4-11 2. Don’t Set ____________ Up 1 Cor. 10:13 3. Heed Paul’s ____________ Eph. 5:18b Corrie ten Boom’s Take Away from Ephesians 5:18b “…Instead, let the Holy Spirit fill and control you.” (NLT) “… Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” (NIV) Beware of leaking ~ Refuel Daily Ask ~ Seek ~ Knock “… how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.” Luke 11:9-13 (v.13) The four gospels are each written, by the providence of God, to a different audience for a different purpose to give a unique perspective upon the life of Jesus the Christ. (Open Bible) Author : Luke is the only non-Jewish contributor to the New Testament (NT). He is the most prolific writer of the N.T., whose two works--his Gospel account and its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles-- make up 28% of the entire NT. A physician by occupation, he became the Apostle Paul’s personal physician and joined him at Troas during the Second Missionary Journey. Paul refers to him as “the beloved physician” (Colossians 4:14). He travelled with Paul to Philippi and appears to have stayed there until Paul returned on the Third Missionary Journey and then accompanied Paul back to Jerusalem and eventually Rome. Most scholars believe that the “we” references in Acts are Luke’s way of referring to himself and Paul (16:10-17, 20:5-21:18, 27:1-28:16). Recipients: Luke addresses his material to a man by the name of Theophilus (Luke 1:3, Acts 1:1), who appears to be a person of social standing since he is referred to as “most excellent” (Luke 1:3). Many speculate that Theophilus may have been a Roman official and some believe there is a sub-theme to remove any suspicions of Roman subversive behavior in Jesus’ arrest and death, thus the notation three times to Pilate making reference to Jesus’ innocence (Luke 23:4, 14, 20-22). Tradition holds that Theophilus was personally responsible for the publication and circulation of Luke and Acts throughout the Roman Empire. Emphasis: Luke’s intent is to provide his reader(s) with a documented, historical account of Jesus’ life and teachings (Luke 1:3-4) and the development of the early church (Acts 1:1ff.) Key phrases then are “it happened” and “it came to pass.” Luke, as a highly educated individual, presents Jesus in the context of the Greek ideal of human perfection. He makes it very clear that Jesus is a light for the Gentiles (2:32) coming to save all mankind (3:6), especially those who are victims of any form of suffering (4:18-19).
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