CREC WORSHIP CANCELLED - Jan. 13

CREC Family,

Today’s worship service and fellowship dinner are CANCELLED due to weather.

We will not be having a live stream, but we encourage you to take time today to read God’s Word, listen to a sermon, and sing praise to God in your homes.

Enjoy the snow, and stay warm!

Snow Day Hymns:
Psalm 29: O You Mighty, Give the Lord – CC 53
Psalm 148: From Heav’n O Praise the Lord – CC 192
Come, Ye Thankful People Come – CC 284
All Creatures of Our God and King – CC 288
In the Bleak Midwinter

Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2019 by Webmaster

Epiphany: The Light of Kings

Isaiah 60:3 called kings to the brightness of the rising of the Lord’s King. Psalm 72:11 said, “May all kings fall down before him.” Eph. 3:9-10 talks about bringing God’s age-old plan to light before rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. Matthew 2:1-12 contrasts two kingly responses to Jesus’ birth. When the light of the world is born as the King of the Jews, the Wise Men respond straight out of the pages of Isaiah, bringing gold and frankincense. Herod responded with a murderous rage that left Rachel’s daughters weeping for their children.Kings are drawn by the light to…

Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 by CJ Bowen

Christmas I: Growing in Favor

Pastor’s ColumnChristmas I: Growing in FavorCJ BowenOne of the most striking things about today’s texts is how they set Samuel and Jesus side by side as those who grow in stature and in favor with God and men. Although we know a great deal about Jesus’ birth and later ministry, we don’t know very much about His childhood. Because of this link, though, we do have a point of reference: Jesus’ childhood was something like Samuel’s.Both boys had surprising birth stories: Samuel’s mother Hannah was barren, Jesus’ mother Mary was a virgin. Humanly speaking, neither birth should’ve…

Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 by CJ Bowen