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  • 1. Good Friday, April 10 Service & Communion 7:00 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 12 Sunrise Service 7-7:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
  • 2. T x s l’ e a Hodem T e“ a eo Op r t n ” h B s f e ai s o Young adult men and up. Looking for a fun Me ’ Miity i a g e t o p ru i ns nsr s ra p o t nt y night of skill, fellowship and refreshments? for CFC men to meet on a regular basis C me e jy pa ig t e c r g me “ e a o no lyn h ad a Txs to challenge and encourage each other H l’m, o S t r a ,Ma c 7 b gn ig ode ” n au d y rh e inn i t er C r t n fi . T e “ a e o n h i hi i s a at h h Bs f at 8:00 p.m. at CFC. The cost is $2.00 per O eain ”wi b t eq atr me ’ p rt so l e h u rel l y ns person to help pay for snacks and drinks. breakfasts. If you are a young adult There will be no money involved with the male or older, and would like to be a card games, just chips and skill! Be sure to part of this exciting ministry here at invite a friend. If you have poker chips CFC see below the upcoming breakfasts bring them along. For additional information and activities. Contact Pastor Bobby at or to sign up contact Andy Deck by March 4 717-299-6505 ext. 105 for more infor- at 399-0272 or adacd@verizon.net. mation. C C Me ’ S fb l S g -up F n s o t al i n Quarterly Breakfasts—Saturdays 8a.m.-10:00 a.m. C Cs me ’ mo ie fs pth s f ali F’ ns df d a t i i c ot l sb April 25 expanding to two teams this year. To make August 1 ti jmp we a e lo ig fr“ul n p r hs u , r o kn o fl a d at November 7 t r” a wela “i-is” G me b gn iss me l s fln . a s e i l Activities April 20 through mid July. This is a great S t Ma c 7 T x s H l‘m (hp a. , rh ea ode c is opportunity to get to know more CFCers. only) Invite a friend! This ministry is much more Sat., April 25 Paintball 10:30 a.m. than playing ball. It is building relationships, with others and God. Deadline for sign-up is C re tMe ’ Gr u S u y u rn ns o p t d Sunday, March 15. You can sign up on the Character Assassins Connection Card. Please be sure to include Wednesdays 6:30 a.m. breakfast @ name, address, email, cell and home num- CFC bers, and what position you would like to March 4 play. For additional information or to hand Me ’ B b eS u y ns il t d in your sign-up, Brian Woodfill will be avail- 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. @ able after the services in the upstairs lobby. G r D mm’ h u e wi D n T d . ay i s os tho od If you cannot commit to being part of the Contact Gary at 898-9062. for details. team, financial donations are also welcome to help purchase needed equipment. For additional information contact Brian Woodfill at 519-6989, bwwood- fill@gmail.com or Jason Eckman at 201-5186, aeckman@jrrinc.com.
  • 3. Wo ns ns y me’Miirt F r o a’Wo n o Tdy s ma ! A tn in alwo n T e wo ns miity a C C i tkn o a n w lo ! A e y u lo ig fr tteo l me ! h me ’ nsr t F s a ig n e o k r o o kn o connection with other women in the church? Are you longing for interactive Bible studies which interest women? Are you desiring a fun and safe environment to invite unchurched friends? If your answer is yes, t e weh v a pa efry u B gn ig ti mo t y u wi satt s ea v rie n sfr“ if e d hn ae lc o o ! e inn hs nh o l tr o e d et me t o G r r n s l s li U l td”T i i o r e n met C CsWo nsMiity a disal b u c a gn h at, h n ig ni e . hs s u n w a mi o F’ me ’ nsr, n t la o t h n ig e rs c a gn ’ lives, one girlfriend at a time. Our first Girlfriends Unlimited event will be Saturday, March 28, facilitated by Ruth Hinerdeer. Doors open at 8:00, session 8:30-10:00 a.m. You will enjoy a breakfast kick-off, followed by an interactive s s ino “ ry r f m t eH a t Wh t sp a e?Wh t o st eBbes ya o t ry r Wh r, y e so n P a es r o h e r. ” a i ry r a d e h il a b u p a e? ee wh , how, should I pray? Sign up on the Connection Card in the bulletin. Cost is $5.00 which can be deposited in the drop-off box located on the Ministry Information Desk. Be sure to invite a friend to enjoy the morning and be encouraged in your prayer lives. O Fia e e ig A r 2 ,G r r n sU l td wi h s a e e ig o fn a d ce t i c l d “ ly n r y v nn , p i 4 if e d ni e d l li mi l o t n v nn f u n rai t al Ca l vy e Pa . T i ng twi icu e ma y a p css c a p tey l h s a k ,g me ,a d ds u so o o r ly” hs ih l n ld l n s e t u h s otr, i t n c s a s n ic s in f u g H a e l F t e a o r otr I wi b a e e t h t o wo ’wa t omis e v ny ah r s u P t . t l e n v n t a y u nt n t e l s! Saturday, May 30, will be another breakfast which will feature an interactive discussion lead by Faith H ge c l d“d n i T et F i wi tl a o t u tu ie t ya C r t nwo n ily al I e t y h f ” at l ak b u o r r e d n i s h i i e t . hl t sa me . GF will host several events throughout the year. Many fun times with lots of laughter; but also times for s aig p a ig lann f m o rL r . h r , ryn , e r ig r n o u o d Wec ntwatfry u t ji i ti n w a v n u e G r r n s a ’ i o o o on n hs e d e t r! if e d li U l td C a gn H at, h n igLv s O eG r r n a aTme” ni e …” h n ig e rs C a gn ie , n if e d t i ! mi li “ o t H m wh i a l t d i Nw o i o s be o o mme s rby mo e al h twe a k o i gn ,a c r ig t hsp we a ua l r l ta s r ma ie c odn o i o r that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all g n rt n …”E h sa s3 2 e e ai s o p e in : 0 Jessica Smith is the Girlfriends Unlimited Coordinator. Any questions contact jsmithcfc@verizon.net or 392-3792.
  • 4. A note from Bobby Parschauer Interim Pastor God is real, no matter how I feel Wh tt d wh n G d i s e t S .J h o t e C o s c l i “ h d r ng to t e co s; H n i aoo e o s i n? t o n f h l r s al t T e ak ih f h r s ” e r s N u n “ h s rieo a s n e ”A W. o e, T es rieo t eng t I y ur a kn G d “ y ” o we , T e evc f b e c ; . T z r “ h evc f h ih . f o ’ s ig o Wh ? ” e y ur n t h f s: o ’ o te i t e r Why do you hide your face and forget our misery and oppression? Ps. 44:24 You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy? Ps. 43:2 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me? Ps. 88:14 Yes it is real; at times God may seem ever so distant. You may begin to think that you have sinned too mu h a d n w H i a g ywi y u P r a sy u t iky u d ntd s reH sn an s b c u eoh r c, n o es nr t o . eh p o hn o o ’ e ev i e r e s e a s t e h people are doing more important things that require His attention. Well here is a good process for you to pray through: 1. Is there any known, unconfessed sin in your heart? Ask God to bring things to your mind, with a will- ing heart to act upon what He tells you. If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. Ps. 66:18. Know, that even with unconfessed sin, God is still near, but perhaps He will not hear. 2. Affirm by faith that you have received fullness in Christ (Col. 2:10), and therefore the nearness of God in your life is not contingent upon your performance as a Christian? You may feel like God is dis- tn , u H swod r gtu :H b 1 : “ will never leave you, nor forsake you.” a tb t i rs i re e . 3 5 I n 3 U d rtn t a feig g o a o tle i n tt e s me a b ig i t e mide o G dswi. T ee . n esa d h t e ln od bu i s o h a f s en n h dl f o’ l hrl aet swh nG dwisy ut waki d rn s , n H i n t la e wh ny utyt “ ri me eo l o o l n ak e s a d e s o pe s d e o r o light your own l torches”ise do tu t gHm i t ed r t s n ta f r sin i n h ak i . me Isaiah the prophet writes: Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God. 11 But now, all you who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches, go, walk in the light of your fires and of the torches you have set ablaze. This is what you shall receive from my hand: You will lie down in torment. Isa. 50:10-11 Please know today, that God is real, no matter how you feel. Pray through the process; wait on Him and find that, in time, He will renew your strength. 5R Resource Center Makeover S n a , rh 2 , F ’ R s u c C n e wi b o e ig al rr s cin i a dt n t t eb o sa d u d y Mac 9 C Cs e o re e tr l e p nn l i ay e t b o n d io o h o k n i s p l swe h v frs l.Alirr maeil wi b a albe t C C r t b ro a d rt r a n u pi e a e o ae ll ay b tr s l e v i l o F e’ o o r w n eu n t o a l a s c s. o t Wewi b gnt b i C r t nrs u c sfr mal ru su is c i rnsvd o a wel sg e t l e i o ul h i i e o re o s lg o p t de , hl e ’ ie s s la ra l d sa d inspirational books that you may just want to borrow and read. If you have any materials you wish to donate, please drop them off at the bookstore at anytime. We need your help to build our inventory. All materials will be reviewed by our pastoral and elder staff to assure we are offering only resources that reflect our core values. Any questions, see Jodi Mahute or Ruth Bernhardt in the bookstore on Sundays. Facelifts at CFC Parts of CFC are undergoing facelifts! Stop by the nursing lounge to notice some renovations there. Within the month, the Café will be experiencing expansion by extending into the mini-auditorium. This will help accommodate more people who want to chat and drink coffee and alleviate congestion in the c re t aéa e . F ’ Wo nsMiityi as tkn o an w lo , e drcin Wh t ne ct g u rn C f ra C Cs me ’ nsr s l a ig n o e o k n w i t ! a a x in eo i time to be here at CFC!
  • 5. The Worship Team is very excited to be working on a new music project to be released in the Spring! T eesn q e t n i mymidt a G d ral be s d o rc u c wi g e tmu iin a d wewa t o h r’ o u si n o n h t o e l ls e u h rh t ra y h sca s n nt be good stewards of this talent. As we have been walking through the book of Colossians together as a church, our team has been writing original music in response to the passage for each week. The goal is to provide a music resource to our church to help remind us of what God was teaching us during this series. My prayer is that God will continue to use our Worship Team for His glory and that He would pour out songs for the local church that draw us into deeper relationship with Him. We will keep you posted on the details of this new project and hope that it will be a blessing to you as it has been to us. Chuck Gibson Worship Director cgibsoncfc@verizon.net www.communityfellowship.com Coffee House at Family Service C C sC mmu i C f F’ o nt a é y A CFC Family Service will be held Friday, March 6 Sunday, March 29 at 10:15 a.m. 7:00-10:00 p.m. fau ig t e C i rns C or T i e tr nh hl e ’ h i d . hs will be a great time for us to meet and worship A ut ng t u ! o d l ih o t C met C CsC f a drlx s o F ’ aé n ea , together. unwind from the week. Sip a cup of coffee, tea Childcare will be available the entire service or hot chocolate and enjoy the sounds of live downstairs. Children 3 and up stay in the music as you socialize with old friends, make service and will be dismissed to their classes new friends, play games or just soak in the at- before the sermon. mosphere. Bring a friend or two or three! Bring your favorite game. If you have games Network Seminar you no longer play and would like to donate for Come and discover your spiritual gifts, personal use at future coffee house events, please drop style, and God-given passion for serving in the them off in the kitchen prior to March 6. Any body of Christ. The Network Seminar, being additional information, contact Soni Friedman held on Saturday, March 14, 8:30-12 noon, will 464-3399 or Becky Velazquez 669-1397. help you do just that! This is an exciting and fresh approach to finding how God has designed LOCAL MUSIC, GLOBAL THINKING you to serve with the right people, in the right place, for the right reasons, and at the right T e “ n ”i c n et@ t e C a lo Cu o h Mit n o c r h h mee n lb n time. If you have never known what your spiri- Saturday, March 21. Proceeds are to benefit tual giftings are, this is an adventure that you LOVE146. The concert is for all ages and begins will not want to miss! Childcare will be provided. at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at Sign up on the Connection Card i td ys n oa’ the door. Please contact Mike or Kelly Towers for bulletin. For more info contact Jessica Smith at more information. 917-9995. jsmithcfc@verizon.net.
  • 6. March 2009 Event Calendar Sun. 1 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Senior High Mon. 2 7:00 p.m. Junior High Fri. 6 CFC Coffee House & Music 7:00 p.m. Sat. 7 8 0 p m. n sMi ityT x sHode : 0 . Me ’ nsr e a l ’m Sun. 8 10:15 a.m. Worship Service & Communion Daylight Savings Time! 6:30 p.m. Senior High Mon. 9 7:00 p.m. Junior High Sat. 14 8:30-1:00 Network Seminar Sun. 15 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Senior High Mon. 16 7:00 p.m. Junior High Sat. 21 9:00-noon Carenet Bake-a-thon 7:00 Love146 Benefit Concert @ Chameleon Sun. 22 10:15 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Senior High Mon. 23 7:00 p.m. Junior High Sat. 28 8 0 am. o n sMi ityB e k a t : 0 . W me ’ nsr r a f s Sun. 29 10:15 a.m. Family Worship Service Resource Library Grand Opening Prayer Requests Let us continue to pray for: Pastor Bobby as he continues to teach on the Word of God. Praise for the ministry partnerships we have here at CFC. Pray for the kick-o f f e p a eo W o n sMi ity S t, r h 2 . fo n w h s f me ’ n s r , a . Ma c 8 P as f rt ee i e c o Go ’ mo e n i o rc u c . r ie o h vd n e f ds v me t n u h r h P a f rMe ’ Mi itye e t c mi g u . yt e d a me o o rc u c a d ry o n s n s r v n s o n p Ma h y r w n f u h rh n outside of CFC. Praise for various health issues with some of our congregation that God has de- livered and recovered. Pray for the success of CFC Coffee House, Network Seminar, Carenet bake-a-thon and the benefit concert at the Chameleon. Praise for all the wonderful books donated for our up-and-coming library. Prayer for all those who have lost their jobs, or been cut back here at CFC that God will continue to provide for them and show them direction. Think and pray about who you could invite to our Good Friday and Easter Sunday Service.
  • 7. F the rising of the sun rom to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised! Psalm 113:3