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.
WE ARE WORSHIPPING IN-PERSON.
All mitigation restrictions have been removed.
SERMON FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 1, 2021
This week Pastor Alan Yudt shares a message entitled “God’s Great Faithfulness.”
MESSAGE FROM PASTOR GARY
Paul gave us the list of what is known of as the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5.22-23. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” It is a guess, but probably the reason that Paul began with “love” was because Jesus stated that love is the basis for the greatest commandments in the law. We read about this in Matthew 22.36-40. “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” As followers of Christ who are filled with the Holy Spirit we are commanded to love God and to love our neighbor.
Notice that our love for God is a love that is part of our entire being. It flows from our heart (our emotions) and our mind (our thoughts) and our soul (our personality, deeds and all that makes us human). We can’t just love God with our thoughts and not our emotions and deeds. Our love for God must be a total commitment to him. The reason is that God is totally committed to us in his love which was demonstrated in the death of Jesus for our sins.
Likewise, our love for others is also supposed to be a total commitment of love for everyone. That is who Jesus explained is our neighbor, everyone. This includes our family and closest friends, our general friends, our acquaintances, strangers we meet, and our enemies and everyone in between. We are to love as we have been loved by God. John wrote that we love because God first loved us. (1 John 4.19)
Since “love” is a part of the Fruit of the Spirit, this means that it is a part of our new self in Christ. Therefore, since it is a part of us, we need to demonstrate this love by putting it into practice and love God and everyone.
WORSHIP CELEBRATIONS ON AUGUST 8, 2021 – This coming Sunday we will look at the story of the Israelites crossing the Jordan River from Joshua 3-4. In this story we will learn how God leads us in our walk with him and be encouraged to take steps of faith in our spiritual journeys. The sermon is entitled, “Getting our Feet Wet.”
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:
WORSHIP CELEBRATIONS WILL INCLUDE MORE SONGS – Since we no longer have to wear masks, starting on August 8, both worship celebrations will include 5 songs or hymns. The celebrations times will go closer to an hour. The two key things that will continue for now are that the offering plates will remain in the front of the sanctuary and we will continue to utilize the communion kits.
ADULT SMALL GROUP STUDIES READINGS –
August 10, Tuesday, 10:00 AM – Satan: His past, present and future.
August 11, Wednesday – 6:30 PM – Ecclesiastes 12
ABWM FUNDRAISER FOR MISSIONARIES – As many of you are aware, the American Baptist Women’s Ministry supports a variety of missionaries. They support these with the help of each of us through various fundraisers. The next fundraiser will be a R & K Sub Sale. Order blanks will be available this coming Sunday. You can take a blank home and get orders from family and friends and coworkers. You can also order sandwiches for yourself on the order blank on the bulletin board. All orders and money will be due on September 8 and should be given to Lynda Kirkpatrick.
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