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Baptism Letter May 29th

Dear Baptized Ones, This Sunday we are privileged to witness the baptisms of Judson and Wren Argo. Alicia and Tony deeply desire for both of them to one day put off their old selves through the death and cleansing blood of Christ and put on their new selves to be renewed in the knowledge of the image of their Creator in the resurrection of Christ. This powerful possibi...

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Communion Letter for May 22nd

As we approach the Lord's Table this Sunday, we should soberly consider Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 5 in preparation for the elements of grace in light of what is going on in the world around us and how we have been challenged in worship over the last few weeks. In this passage, Paul addresses a difficult set of circumstances in the Corinthian church that would not b...

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Baptism Letter, May 4th

Dear Baptized Ones, This Sunday we will have the joy of seeing Jake Anderson baptized. Chris and Michelle want this means of grace to serve Jake as he grows up as a sign of his need to repent of the sin that will come to him so naturally and receive the cleansing death and resurrection of Christ so as to walk in newness of life before the Lord. The Andersons are also ...

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Communion Letter for April 24th

Dear Family at Christ Community, This Sunday we have the joy of partaking of the Lord's Supper together. Our time in worship will deal with how the Fall affects our lives in terms of the work-Sabbath rhythm and yet does not have the final say. The bread and cup serve to remind us that Christ's redemptive work is finished granting Him rest at the right hand of the Fathe...

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Devotional: How We Are Designed to Live

This devotional is designed to encourage daily meditation and prayer in personal devotions and/or family worship. You are encouraged to use it the week prior to the associated sermon so that you and your family are prepared for worship. In addition to the Scriptures and associated questions, there are opportunities to pray for the various vocations represented in our chur...

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Baptism Letter, April 10th

Dear Baptized Ones, This Sunday we will have the blessing of witnessing the baptisms of David and Elizabeth Sauers. Their newly adoptive parents, Matt and Bethany Sauers, desire for them both to know God's sovereign redemptive work in both of their lives long before they could possibly know His love and work on their behalf. The story of their adoption starts long befo...

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Baptism Letter, March 27th

Dear Baptized Ones, This Sunday we will have the joy of seeing Steven Walters baptized. His parents, Tyler and Jessica, desire for him to know and live in the covenant promises of God and respond to God's call to faith in Christ. They confess both their and Steven's helplessness in being reconciled to God apart from His grace and the application of Christ's finished wor...

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March 20th Communion Letter

Dear Family at Christ Community, We have the privilege of celebrating the Lord's Supper this Sunday. Our service will focus on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of John in which he uniquely records the victorious declaration: "It is finished." John Calvin in his Commentary on John brilliantly captures what this means for us: "It is finished.Now this word...

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Easter Devotional

This devotional is designed to encourage daily meditation and prayer in personal devotions and/or family worship. In addition to the Scriptures and associated questions, there are opportunities to pray for the missionaries, church plants, and others going into ministry that we support through Faith Promise. We also have the opportunity to pray on Saturday to prepare oursel...

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February 14th Communion Letter

Dear Family at Christ Community, We will celebrate the Lord's Supper this Sunday as part of our worship service which will focus on Colossians 4:2-6. It is a passage that I return to often. Each time, I am challenged afresh by Paul's words as he calls us to be steadfast in prayer and watchful with thanksgiving. I, like many of you, am more like the disciples in the Gar...

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