Here is the flow of our Good Friday service tomorrow at 7 p.m. Please join as we come together to remember Christ’s sacrifice to pay for our sins.
This Fathomless Love
Hallelujah, What a Savior
Your Blood Ran Down
Matthew 27:1-2, 11-31
What Have We Done
When I Survey
written by Rick Gamache
During the last three songs you are invited to come to the table when you are ready and take the Lord’s supper. You are welcome to this table if you have trusted in Jesus’ substitutionary death on your behalf to pay the penalty of your sins, and are seeking to follow Him and obey His commandments.
Jesus, Thank You
It Is Finished
The Order of Service is also available as a PDF
February 19 2013 at 9:58 am 0 Comments
Here’s a recap of Sunday, February 17, to help us all remember and review:
We celebrated the gospel:
Holy, Holy, Holy
O My Soul, Arise
Communion – as communion was distributed, we had members read from 1 Peter 2:22-25: Philippians 2:6-11; Col 2:13-15; Heb 10:1-2a, 12-17 and Psalm 103:1-5, 8, 22
Before the Throne
We remembered God’s personal care for us through the gospel:
We welcomed guests and shared news in our church life.
We responded and were sent into the world:
Resources for your Family and Care Group:
• Sermon Outline and Application Questions
Kids in Discovery Land learned about Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream (Lesson 72 in Long Story Short) from Daniel 2:1-49.
12:13 students studied John 1:14-18: God became what we are to show us who he is.
February 3 2013 at 4:08 pm 0 Comments
For some years we have named meeting rooms in the church after different pastors and theologians. In keeping with this practice, when the Pastors College relocated last year, we began reflecting on a new name for the classroom space where pastors have been receiving training for over a decade. We landed on the idea of both honoring a woman and highlighting the priority of missions for our church. And that led us to choose the name “Jim and Elisabeth Elliot Room.”
Missionary Jim Elliot was martyred along with four other men in 1956 while seeking to proclaim the gospel to the Auca tribe (now known as Huaorani) in Ecuador. This tribe was known to be dangerous and unaccepting of outsiders, but Jim and Elisabeth were eager to reach them with the gospel despite the danger. A now famous journal entry of Jim’s summed up his view of their mission work: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” After her husband’s death, Elisabeth and other missionaries were able to continue the work among the Huaorani.
Elisabeth has been a true blessing to the body of Christ since her missions work and has ministered to our church and the wider body of Christ in many ways through her articles, books and conferences.
We will be sending Elisabeth a letter soon to communicate our church’s gratefulness for her and let her know that we’ve named this room in honor of Jim and her. If you haven’t read it, we recommend her book, Through Gates of Splendor, available in our church bookstore, where she tells about the entire experience with the Huaorani.
January 22 2013 at 5:58 pm 0 Comments
Mark Lauterbach brought greetings and thanks from his home church when he preached here this past Sunday—on video. The clip featured Mark and fellow pastor Ken Burdette sharing their thanks for Covenant Life’s partnership, especially in helping make it possible for Grace Church San Diego/North County to multiply and send roughly a third of their people to plant a new church in San Diego’s East County area last fall.
We thank the Lord for these brothers and sisters and for the gift of our cross-continental preaching exchange! Read our post from October of last year for more on the relationship between our churches.
January 22 2013 at 1:51 pm 0 Comments
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January 14 2013 at 9:46 pm 3 Comments
We’ve prepared an updated webpage about our new church constitution to help you know what’s coming in the new year and give you a picture of the process we’ve walked through to date. We invite you to browse the information we’ve put together; we’ll keep updating it over the next few months to help you stay informed as we move into the final steps leading to ratification.
Two things are coming up next month that we’d like to highlight here: First, on February 1, we plan to make a new draft of the constitution available to the congregation. This draft will reflect changes made since the first public draft was distributed at the June 28 members meeting. Many of the changes have come in response to helpful feedback from members via e-mail, last summer’s Coffee and Conversation meetings, and dialogue at the “Constitution 101” Sunday classes last September. Thank you to everyone for your invaluable help!
Second, on February 10 at 6 p.m. we will be holding a Coffee and Conversation session to discuss the latest draft and receive your input. We invite every member to attend and engage with the thought, prayer and hard work that’s going into this important document.
If you would like to submit notes or feedback in advance of the meeting, please use the form below, or contact us directly. Your prayers, ideas and feedback are making a wonderful difference.
May God be glorified as we complete the constitution process!
The Pastoral Team