Sunday, May 19th, 2024 – Pentecost Sunday

Please join at 9:30 for Sunday School led by Jeff Rumbaugh.

10:30 Worship here in person. Also view live on Facebook. 

Diane Fischer will lead us into Liturgy.

Mary Lou Kimmons will provide Children’s Sermon.

This Sunday we welcome Paula Kelso as our Pulpit Supply. 

She will read Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1–8; John 3:1-17.

for her sermon titled “One in Three”   

CSPC NEWS:

The Deacon meeting will be Monday, June 10th at 6:00 PM.

Session will meet Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM

If you or you know of someone that would like to share their musical/singing talents with us during the summer, please contact the office.

Reminder you may still turn in your Stewardship and Time & Talent forms, you can drop them in the offering plate, or bring them to the office.

Extra offering envelopes for 2024 are available in the office.

The Christos Center supports our community by supplementing food to those in need. We are seeing more families who need our help. Personal hygiene items cannot be purchased with food stamps. The board members would like to provide bar soap too each of our clients. I would like to make this an ongoing project for our congregation.    Diane Fischer, Christos Board Member

Be sure to visit the Lending Library in the hallway!  The Care and Fellowship Committee invites you to TAKE A BOOK, BRING A BOOK and pass them on or return them.  Religious or not!  There are several new additions to the library.  The shelves are full, waiting for you to find your perfect reflection book, bible, nice daily devotional books.

Household Prayer: Morning

Life-giving God, awaken me to your threefold presence in the world this day that I may share your love with others as freely as you have done for us in Christ. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Abba, I give thanks for the immeasurable gifts of this day, above all, for the gift of your love made known in Christ. How grateful I am that by his love I am counted as a precious member of your family. Mere words cannot convey the wonder of this love. Amen.

Question for Reflection:

Jesus invites us to be born from above to receive new and abundant life. Salvation, or abundant life, is understood as a present reality in the Gospel of John. If the gift of God’s love made known to us in Christ through the Spirit is stirred up by gratitude, what daily practice could increase your sense of gratitude? How could a simple practice of thanking God at any given moment in the day enliven your experience of salvation?

Scripture Sunday May 26 : Isaiah 6:1–8; John 3:1-17

Isaiah 6:1–8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.” The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke.

And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

John 3:1-17

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things? “Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

This is the Word of the Lord…..Thanks be to God.

                                                           

Committee Volunteer Sign up sheets are in the office. If you would like to sign up, call or email the church office for more details.  The committees are:

     Care & Fellowship – To care for the congregation, provide for fellowship and to improve communication.

     Christian Education – Recruits teachers, helpers, chooses curriculum for children and youth, makes   suggestions for Adult education, and encourages attendance.

     Outreach – This committee is focused on evangelism and outreach: brainstorming and creating events or opportunities that might reach those outside our church or spread the gospel.

     Personnel – Establishing policies and procedures for church employment that comply with federal, state, and local laws, where applicable.  Participate in staff relations to support staff members.

     Property – Help with the administration, maintenance, and areas of responsibility associated with the church building and grounds.

     Stewardship & Finance – Oversee activities related to financial support of church, including annual  stewardship campaign, special campaigns for designated projects and communicating with  church members regarding the use of the funds collected.

     Worship – Helps acquiring people for Children’s Time, Liturgists and Special Music. Help in making decisions for Worship and Special Services.

Deacon’s Meeting is the second Monday every month at 6:00 pm

Choir Rehearsals are Wednesdays, at 5:30 PM.

Session meets the third Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm

Fellowship Group meets the second & fourth Thursdays of the month at 7:00 PM. Call the office or Pastor Joel for more details.

Coffee is ready at Sundays at 9:20; coffee and light snack is available on the first Sunday of each month. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30. Worship with us in person or on Facebook Live at 10:30 AM.
All are invited and welcome here at Coates Street Presbyterian Church.

Preparing Thanksgiving noodles:

Making homemade Noodles for the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

If you or someone you know would like to share their musical talents for Special Music, please let us know!

If you would like to purchase the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Too Funny!” in which Wallis Landrum wrote a story “This Time in Latin” and is included the book.  The book can be purchased for $15, of which all proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the church.  Contact Wally at 660-676-6760 for your copy today!


 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who dwell in it.    For He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.         Psalm 24:1-2

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CHURCH NEWS & NOTES

Extra copies of the 2021 CSPC directory are available on the table in the hall or in the office.   If you would like one mailed to you, please call, or email the office.

If your contact information has changed, please contact the church office to make sure that we have their most recent info: address, phone numbers, and email.  You can call or email the office, or sign the red folders in the Sanctuary with your information.

Please remember to keep in contact with your loved ones, the elderly and anyone that you know that may need some help in this time of uncertainty.  It may just be as simple as calling to see if they need some groceries or other necessities.  Call the Church office if you need help, or know of someone that does to see if one of our volunteers can help!

Be sure to get a copy of “These Days, Daily Devotions for Living by Faith” and/or “The Upper Room, Where the world meets to pray”.  Free copies are available on the table in hall.

The Lending Library in the hallway is waiting for you to see what is available!  The Care and Fellowship Committee invites you to TAKE A BOOK, BRING A BOOK and pass them on or return them.  Religious or not!  There are several new additions to the library.  The shelves are full, waiting for you to find your perfect reflection book, bible, nice daily devotional books.  

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To watch past Worship Services, log into our Facebook at:

 https://www.facebook.com/Coates-Street-Presbyterian-Church-2470642886504869

We Seek to Know Christ’s Love and Minister in His Name

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Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and glory, forever.

Amen.

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CSPC DEACON NEWS:

The Deacons BLESSING BOX is located outside of the church by the parking lot entrance.  This blessing box is for people to leave what they can and take what they need.  Some of the items that can be left in the blessing box is canned goods, soups, fruits and vegetables; nonperishable food items.  Hygiene products, feminine items, soap, shampoo, coats, gloves for winter, small household items and much more.

The Deacons are requesting yarn and plastic knitting needles and crochet hooks for the inmates at the Prison, who are making stocking hats, etc. for the Veterans living on the streets and homeless children.  This is a very worthy cause.  Their supplies are getting low, so any donations will be greatly appreciated!  Phyllis delivered the supplies to the prison.

Consider Time, Talent and Stewardship in Your Church.                                                                                                    Time: if you have free time to help with different projects in and around the church, contact the office.                 Talent:  Always looking for talented people to be involved. Do you know someone that would like to play the organ, piano, or other instrument during worship, want to be liturgist, or present Children’s time, let us know!       Stewardship:  Donations and contributions can be made in several different ways. If you come to Worship in Person, you may drop your offering in the offering trays.  If you join us on Facebook live, press the donate button, No Fees applied.  Contact your bank and have automatic payments set up to be mailed.  Continue to mail your offerings per U.S. Post Office.