Announcements

Worship Services LIVESTREAM ONLY


 

Until further notice, we will be live streaming our worship services on Facebook Live or our YouTube Channel at 10am every Sunday. Join us at www.facebook.com/christpres/live or on our YouTube Channel We encourage you to comment and participate in worship. Join us LIVE and Host a Watch Party to put the live stream on your feed and invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us.

Worship Bulletins are available on the ONLINE WORSHIP and STUDIES page.

After the service, the video will be available on our Facebook page. The full worship service and just the sermon will be posted later in the day to our Youtube Channel. You can access the most recent recording worship at the bottom of our home page.

 

TIPS for PARTICIPATING in ONLINE WORSHIP: As you participate in our livestream worship service, we encourage you to worship at home just as you would if we were all gathered together.

1. Remove Distractions: Turn off your smart phone and other devices that you are not using. Find a place and posture in your home that allows you to devout your full attention to our faithful and loving Triune God.

2. Audibly Participate in all corporate prayers, confessions and singing.

4. Use the comments section to pass the peace of Christ, pass on prayer requests, and any questions regarding the sermon.

5. Bible Open and Take notes: Be an active listener and engaged in the sermon

6. Invite others and Share Livestream on your Facebook Feed




Day of Lament, Fasting, and Prayer


 

June 8--We will be joining with other congregations around the EPC for a day of Lament, Fasting and Prayer.

A message from Tom Werner, Moderator of the 38th General Assembly, calling for June 8, 2020, as a Day of Lament, Fasting, and Prayer:

Recent events surrounding the wrongful deaths of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minnesota demonstrate the persistence of severe racial injustices in the United States. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church laments the turmoil our nation is suffering as a result of these and other injustices, and the hurt—property loss, injury, and death—that is visited on those who are responsible by their actions and those who are not responsible but who are hurt as a consequence of sin. In times of national crisis and tragedy, the EPC turns to God and His Word for direction and encouragement.

Genesis 1:27 declares God created man in His own image. As bearers of God’s image, all people share in divine dignity and are equal before Him. Racism is an abomination to God. It distorts, diminishes, defames, and destroys those whom God in His goodness created in His image.

The idea or ideology that one race is superior to another is antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s love in Jesus Christ casts out the fear that generates hatred (1 John 4:18). Christ’s work on the cross has torn down the dividing wall of hostility and hatred so that we are no longer enemies of God and no longer enemies of one another (Ephesians 2:14-18). A key calling of the church of Jesus Christ is the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:11-20). The church looks forward to the day when believers “from every nation, tribe, people, and language” will join as one and celebrate the redeeming work of Jesus Christ together (Revelation 7:9-10).

Because of the clear testimony of God’s Word, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church unambiguously declares that racism in any form is an abomination to the God who created all races and is antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church condemns racism and calls to repentance all individuals, groups, and structures that advocate it.

In response, the National Leadership Team has called all members of our churches to a Day of Lament, Fasting, and Prayer on Monday, June 8, 2020.




Book Study with Pastor Tracy


 

Join Pastor Tracy on Tuesday nights at 7pm via zoom for a book study and discussion. We will be reading and discussing John Perkin's "One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love." Email Pastor Tracy (tracy@christ-pres.org) if you are interested in joining the book club and want the zoom link.




Kids Bible School


 

Our normal Sunday School time for Kids is shifting to Saturday. We will be using a secure zoom link with password, please reach out to the email below to get the secure link if you are interested.

Saturdays:




Women's Bible Study, "Jonah"


 

Interruptions. They're aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. But how we handle interruptions actually tell us more about ourselves. What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city. Join the Women as the study the book of Jonah on Monday nights, 7pm via Zoom. All Woman are invited. Contact Jessica Johnson for more details.




Zoom Bible Studies & Prayer Meetings


 

During the week we are holding several Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings via Zoom. Check out the weekly schedule and access links via our calendar page or the ONLINE WORSHIP & STUDIES page.

You can video aspect of Zoom with your laptop or smartphone. You can also dial into a Zoom meeting only with audio via your phone.

Tutorials on how to use Zoom are also on the bottom of the ONLINE WORSHIP & STUDIES page.




ANTICIPATE Morning Prayer Campaign


 

Join us daily, starting on Monday, March 23 as we ANTICIPATE renewal in our congregation. Print out the pray guide with us and pray daily as we grow together in a community. Pastor Tracy will be doing a daily devotional and prayer Monday thru Friday via Facebook Live at 8am.

ANTICIPATE PRAYER GUIDE Week 11  (June 1 to 5)  (CLICK HERE)




Wake Up and Worship with Patrice


 

Join Patrice Monday thru Friday as she leads us in worship. Go to www.facebook.com/christpres

Or to our Youtube Channel to find previous entries and days. https://www.youtube.com/c/christpresbyterianchurchspringfieldma




Theo Reads A Book


 

Join us weekly on our Facebook page as Theo and Pastor Tracy read a book together. Be careful Theo might try to eat it. The most recent Theo Reads a Book are downloaded on our Youtube Channel. Check out the weekly schedule on our ONLINE WORSHIP & STUDIES page or Calendar.




Subscribe, Like & Follow Us at Facebook & Youtube


 

Stay connected with us Facebook and our Youtube Channel. Please subscribe, follow, like and promote our pages and channels. Invite your friends to like our page and channel.

New content will be added every day to engage and encourage you while we are socially distant from each other.