Christ can sympathize with our weaknesses because He was human and can relate to us. Imagine the creator of the universe willingly entering into humanity as a baby, having His diaper changed, going through puberty, and living through the aches and pains of human existence. He had a human mind, will, and emotions yet all without sin. Can you imagine? He became man in full, so that he might save us in full. That is an encouraging truth. Be confident today that Christ knows what you are going through because He has been there. Trust Him and take your burdens to Him.
In the weariness of our not-normal world, Jesus is our thrill of hope. In an effort to reach out to our neighbors, we have put together packets to handout. Each packet has a Christmas themed postcard, a gospel tract, and some chocolates for you to use to build a bridge with those around us. If you would like some of these, let us know or stop by the Commons.
An outreach packet is meant to be a tool. And like any tool, it doesn’t do the work for you but helps make the work easier. It is meant to create an open door to hopefully have a gospel conversation. The real work is the Holy Spirit empowering you to proclaim the good news of hope in Jesus. So we want to give you resources and training. The podcast above will hopefully give you confidence to not just live out the gospel but to also verbally proclaim it.
A LITURGY FOR A TIME
OF WIDESPREAD SUFFERING
Last Sunday Sam prayed a liturgical prayer from a book of prayers called Every Moment Holy. Here is a sample of the prayer titled, “A Liturgy for a Time of Widespread Suffering:”
Christ Our King,
Our world is overtaken by unexpected
calamity, and by a host of attending fears,
worries, and insecurities.
We witness suffering, confusion, and
hardship multiplied around us, and we find
ourselves swept up in these same anxieties and
troubles, dismayed by so many uncertainties.
MALAWI CHRISTMAS GIVING DRIVE
The Christmas season is a time of giving, both to friends and family and to those in need. COVID has inconvenienced us in many ways that have been legitimately hard, but we must remember that many people are suffering in ways well beyond what we have experienced. Robert Manda, church planting Pastor and President of the Pastoral Training Institute of Africa (PTIA), reports that about 2.8 million people in Malawi are facing terrible hunger, in part, because of how the virus has crippled the economy. So throughout the month of December, we are encouraging over and above generosity to be directed to hunger alleviation for our brothers and sisters in Malawi.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
DECEMBER 24TH @ THE YMCA, 4PM
We will continue to explore comfort in the heart of Christ by gathering together on December 24th for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the YMCA at 4pm. As we have done in the past, we will be taking up an offering for the CPC Women’s Health Resource. This has especially been a difficult year for small ministries. The CPC is facing a $24,000 deficit for 2020, so this will be an opportunity for KCC to help give hope to women facing unwanted or unplanned pregnancies. There will be no childcare, but we will stream to Facebook Live.
CURRENT PRAYER REQUEST:
COVID-19 – Please pray for those who either currently have, recently had, or are recovering from COVID-19: Landy Retcher, Amelia Parks, Brent and Grace Froelich, the Gerens, Chris Boeyink’s parents.
Sick/Surgery – Dean Andres, Rex Wreede, Marilyn Smith, Maya Hogan, Claire McMaster, Mary Hoffman, and Eron Mosier have all recently gone through surgery and are in the process for recovery for surgery or sickness. Please pray for continued healing and strength.
Eron Mosier – Eron has been suffering from salmonella poisoning and appreciates your prayers for her recovery.
Grieving – Please also keep in mind those who recently lost loved one, especially during the holiday season: Tim and Marie Cantu (Marie’s mother, Tim’s father), Jessica Schoenhals (mother), Craig Spotts (mother), Bert Shiarla (father), Angie Tovar (mother)
Shackow family – Joey has COVID-19 and is having a hard time recovering.
Lina Avila (girlfriend of Tim and Marie Cantu’s son) – having preventative surgery for cancer in January.
If you need prayer for anything, we would love to pray for you. Click the button below and fill out the form and we will pray for you.
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