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The electronic edition of the newspaper USA Today  has a daily featurethat appears underthe headingFive Things You Need to Know _____.  If it’s Monday, then the heading is 5 Things You Need to Know Monday. If it’s Tuesday, then the heading is 5 Things You Need to Know Tuesday.  This continues throughout the week. And while there are certainly more than 5 news items or stories that appear each day in USA TODAY, the editors select 5 items every day about which they believe their readers should at least be somewhat aware.

 So here are Five Things You Need to Know (about CBC) This Week:

1. We are continuing our sermon series on the “(Be) Attitudes” (Matthew 5:1-12). We have challenged each other to learn the 8 Beatitudes by heart (and even more importantly to incorporate them into our lives). This coming Sunday’s beatitude is “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9).

2. Our Minister of Youth Search Committee continues to meet regularly as we prayerfully seek God’s guidance in calling a new Minister of Youth. We have conducted “SKYPE” interviews with 4 candidates and have “brought in” 3 candidates for face to face interviews with our committee. We have been extremely impressed with the talented and committed candidates that we have met through our search process. Continue to pray for our Search Committee as we continue with this important search. And continue to pray for Ryan and Maria Herrington who are doing tremendous work and ministry as our interim Ministers of Youth!

3. Remember our 16 newly installed/ordained deacons who are beginning a three year term of deacon service. The 10 recently ordained deacons are: Mona Carpenter, Jeanne Carr, Hunter Ledbetter, Joanna Lile, Barbara Martin, Rebecca Miller, Dorie Raybuck, Kathy Ritter, Jeanne Robinson, and Brad Scroggin. The recently nstalled deacons (who have previously served CBC as deacons) are: Buck Brennan, Phyllis Combs, Clark Hale, Tom Kelly, H.K. Kingkade, and Joye Smith.

4. These 16 servant leaders join 32 others who are continuing deacon service. Our deacon officers for the coming church year are Jerome Browne (Chair);  Fran Rohlfing (Vice-Chair);  and Dianne Crouch (Secretary).

5.   Mark Sunday September 27 on your calendar. The 11:00 o’clock worship service that day will be a “Service of Psalms, Songs, and Spiritual Songs” and will feature music from our Sanctuary Choir as well as our Children’s Choirs.  Sunday October 4th is WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY. We will have one combined worship service that day at 11:00 o’clock in the sanctuary as we observe the Lord’s Supper.

Well, there you have it: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week. Above all, know that God loves you and that our Lord calls each of us to share His Love.

 

Blessings,

Bob