Online service, 26th July
Welcome to our CP10 service online
Good morning and welcome to our Sunday service. Even though we are still unable to gather together in one physical location, CP10 continues to be a community of believers who seek to know the Lord Jesus better and to love others more deeply. Whether you are meeting with others or worshipping on your own at home, we hope you enjoy following the interactive format of our online service. Please contact our Pastor, Chadd Hafer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any prayer requests or feedback from the online service, or leave a comment at the end of the service.
Songs of worship
Since our focus today will be on encouraging one another as the family God, let us be uplifted as we sing of the bond and spiritual blessings we have together, with Christ as the head of the church. Our first song is ‘O Church Arise’.
Let us continue to give thanks for the grace we have received and the hope we have, which should fill our lives and overflow to others. Our next song is ‘Thanksgiving’, recorded by our CP10 music team.
1 & 2 Thessalonians series
Today we continue our new series in 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Living for Christ’s return. Our pastor, Chadd Hafer, will be speaking from (1 Thess. 3:5 – 13) about the importance of encouraging one another through our faith and love.
Church Development Project
The Diaconate has made the decision to proceed with the Croydon Park stage of the Church Development Project. We thank those who have given generously through offerings and interest-free loans. We are now in the position to commence the building works from September. It is by faith in God’s grace to us that we undertake this project, and our target completion date is April 2021. Please pray for God’s continued provision for the finances, the logistical planning by the contractors and for wholehearted unity as a church as we seek to grow God’s church for the future through this project. If you are able to help with storage of church items until April, please let one of the deacons know.
Be encouraged to read this week’s service bulletin for more announcements. Also, from this week, you will be able to find the bulletin as an attachment to your CP10 online service email.
This month’s mission spot is themed “Who wants to be a Missionary”. Thanks to Jason and Iris’ home group for preparing this.
Prayer is a wonderful gift, allowing us to freely speak with God. Today we will be praying for:
- Those in our church and wider community who are struggling with financial stress or mental/emotional struggles due to COVID restrictions and isolation.
- Other countries and their people that are struggling with containment and impacts of COVID e.g. India, South Africa, Brazil, Hong Kong, USA.
- The Lord to lead the church in appointing godly deacons for the next term.
- The Taiwan working class, that their hearts may be touched as they hear the gospel stories and their eyes opened to the inheritance that is theirs through Christ.
Financial giving towards gospel work is a way we Christians worship God in response to His generosity to us. This act of worship also reminds us of our dependence on Him to supply all our needs.
To our regular members, if you haven’t yet set up a regular electronic giving, we invite you now to prayerfully consider your response. Below are our weekly budget to support various ministries and details to direct your offerings.
- General fund: ($22,540)
- Mission fund: ($4,722)
- Building fund: (remaining target to raise $100,000)
Account number 482436244
Our next song is inspired by a verse from Philippians, another letter the Apostle Paul wrote, and reminds us of his singlemindedness for gospel work. As this is a long recording, please allow the first verse and chorus (approx. two minutes) of the video to play in the background while you do your online giving. You may join in singing at the second verse (2:07) and stop the video at 6:05.
Today’s bible reading is 1 Thessalonians 3:5 – 13. Following this, we will hear from Pastor Chadd who will give today’s talk.
1 Thessalonians 3:5-13 New International Version (NIV)
5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter had tempted you and that our labors might have been in vain.
Timothy’s Encouraging Report
6 But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you. 7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. 9 How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. 12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.
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Song of Response
Our final song reminds us of the encouragement we have from our brothers and sisters is Christ, as we in turn live out His Word and encourage others with our faith. Let’s sing ‘O How Good It Is’.
Thank you for joining our service today. We look forward to seeing you next week as Chadd takes us through the next part of our 1 Thessalonians series. As a reminder, please contact Pastor Chadd (email@example.com) if you have any prayer requests or feedback from today’s online service.