Welcome to this church. We hope that what you find on these pages will entice you to visit us and get to know us up close and personally. We have a heart for Jesus the Christ, for one another, and for the community in which God has placed us. We have found strength, peace, love and hope in Jesus and we want to share this with you, so that you can enter into a dynamic relationship with Jesus. If you already know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, we want help you grow closer to him in fellowship and service. We are a church where everyone is welcome to worship, grow and minister.
SERMON FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
This week we will focus on what it means to have faith and works. Although we are not saved by our works, never the less they are necessary in being able to confess that we are saved. We will study how they work together in the sermon entitled “Workless Faith is Worthless Faith.”
From Pastor Gary
Today we come to the eighth aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit which is gentleness. There are many ways in which we should be gentle but the one we have the most problem with is our answers to other people. Sometimes in our frustration and impatience we have a tendency to snap back at people. In our anger we say things that we regret. The problem with all of this is that once we have spoken the words, we cannot take them back. We can apologize, but the words have already hurt and sometimes it takes a long time to heal. That is why Solomon wrote helpful advice in Proverbs 15.1, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Our anger responses will stir up anger and bitterness in the other person. What we need to do is keep our emotions in check. We need to be aware of our feelings of frustration, impatience and anger and we then need to control our responses. We need to think first about the words we are about to say and the tone of voice we are about to use in our answers. We need to change those harsh words into gentle words. I am not saying that this is easy. But I am saying it is necessary if we truly want to be a Christ follower who has compassion for others in the same way Christ does.
WORSHIP CELEBRATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 – This coming Sunday we will focus on what it means to control our tongues. The tongue although a small part of our body is powerful. It can do great good and it can do great harm. Once it is out of your mouth, you cannot take it back. The sermon is entitled “Watch What You Say.”
We continue to make every effort to upload the sermon around noon on Sunday, on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/colonialparkcommunitybaptistchurch
For archive sermons are on YouTube:
ADULT SMALL GROUP STUDIES READINGS –
September 28, Tuesday, 10:00 AM – 1 Peter 4
September 29, Wednesday – 6:30 PM – 1 Peter 4
NEXT ABWM FUNDRAISERS – All proceeds support our missionaries
Pasta Lunch – October 17, immediately following 11:00 Worship - donation
Boscov’s Friend Helping Friends Day – October 20 – Cards are available to picked up from Lynda Kirkpatrick
RADA cutlery, utensils and baking supplies and dishes. The catalog and
order forms are in the lobby at church. Stop in to pick up the order
form. Money and form are due on October 24.
TRUNK OR TREAT – We have not been able to do some of our typical outreach ministries because of COVID. Here is one that could be done safely. This ministry may be unfamiliar to some of you. This is how it works. You decide to decorate the back of your car (the open trunk) with a theme of your choosing. It can be anything (sports, Biblical, fall/autumn, movie characters etc.) We can help you find ideas (so can Google). We may also be able to help with some of the decorations you might need. If you do not want to provide a “trunk” you might donate candy for those who do participate to distribute. At this point Lower Paxton Township has set Sunday, October 31 (Halloween), 6-8. as Trick or Treat night. Calendar • Lower Paxton Township, PA • CivicEngage (lowerpaxton-pa.gov) There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. We are hoping to have at least 5-6 trunks in the Mauretania side parking lot. To help everyone remain safe, we are asking that all participants will put the candy in the visitor’s bucket or bag instead of them grabbing the candy. All participants should wear masks, sanitize frequently and/or wear gloves.
GIANT GIFT CARDS – We have not reminded you in a while that Giant Gift cards, which can be used in the grocery store and at the gas pump are still available for purchase through our American Baptist Women’s Ministry. When you purchase these gift cards, ABWM receives 5% of the purchase which they use totally to support their missions and missionaries. If you would like to purchase any gift cards please see, or call Anna.
TITHES AND OFFERINGS – We want to thank all of you for your continued faithfulness to the ministry of Christ through sending in your tithes and offerings. For those attending our in-person worship celebrations you will be able to place tithes and offerings in an offering plate in the front of the sanctuary on Sundays. For those not ready to attend yet, you can continue to mail them, or drop them off in the church mailbox.
FOOD DONATIONS – We encourage you to continue to donate food for the local food pantry. If you would like to donate food, please bring your food to the church and they will be taken down to Calvary UMC. The third Sunday of the month will still be Food Bank Sunday.
God Bless each of you.
How To Become a Follower of Jesus
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10.9
Becoming a follower of Jesus Christ requires repenting of your sins, and believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose again to forgive you of those sins and entering into a relationship with Him.
If you are ready to become a follower of Jesus Christ pray this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose again from the dead. I turn my life over to You. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.
For more information about your new life in Jesus Christ, contact us at the church.
Ways to Accept Christ