Friday, March 5, 2021
A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR DANIE
What is the process we are following in the time of transition to get through it? Transition is indeed a process – yet it is a journey without a map, or sequential tasks. And there are no short cuts. I too, feel a sense of urgency to help Columbia get through the process of transition, yet I know that being unnecessarily hurried will serve nobody well. Jesus, the Head of his Church, still rules and loves all of us very much! It will be OK.
Faith doesn’t spring up in us one day, but it develops and “percolates.” Faith grows through not only the stories from the bible that we hear and tell, but also through the stories we tell about how faith in the Christ has changed us and our local practice of faith in Columbia. As we hear and tell stories, we are changed, with a new appreciation for who we are and how we echo God’s promises to us in action. It is the same with our appreciation and understanding of ministry in Columbia.
For now, I listen to stories. And we tell stories. The staff, the Session, and hopefully, soon, every member of Columbia will have the opportunity to share stories.
Please continue to email me or make an appointment to meet with me in person, if you are comfortable. This is your journey, and I am trying to get you safely to the other side.
- In-person worship services are at 5:00PM on Saturdays and 10:30AM on Sundays.
- Doors will open 10 minutes prior to the start of each service; please remain in your car until doors are open.
- This weekend we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper, so, if you will be coming to worship, please bring your own elements of bread and wine or grape juice – or make sure you have them ready if you are worshipping at home.
- The link for online worship is: https://columbiapresbyterian.org/media/worship_videos
HOLY WEEK & EASTER CELEBRATION
Good Friday Prayer Walk
Join us on Friday, April 2, for a Good Friday Prayer Walk through the Stations of the Cross. Meditate, contemplate and pray as you encounter Christ’s final moments through art and guided meditation. Drop into the Sanctuary at your leisure on Good Friday between noon-8PM.
Easter Worship Schedule & RSVPs
Celebrate the Risen Christ on Sunday, April 4! In-person worship services will be offered at 7:30AM, 9AM, and 10:30AM. Reservations are required to ensure proper social distancing. To reserve your seats Click Here.
An online worship service will also be available via the church website. Please note that there will be no Saturday evening service on Easter weekend, April 3.
ALL CHURCH EVENT
Work Camp Virtual Auction – Register Now!
Click Here to Register for all aspects of the Work Camp Virtual Auction.
Schedule of Events:
- Now – Registration, Pre-Auction Sponsorships, Raffle Ticket & Snack Pack purchases
- Friday, March 5 @ 5pm – Silent Auction bidding begins (ends during the Live Auction)
- Sunday, March 14 @ 2pm – Live Auction begins via Zoom
- Monday, March 15 @ 4pm-6:30pm – Local item pick up at CPC Main Church Building
Basic Gateways to Empowered Ministry
April 14-17, 2021
Join us for the Dunamis-based series that focuses on worldview, spiritual reality, and the nature and work of the Holy Spirit. We will study the nature of the Spirit’s power and pray for a renewed infilling with the Holy Spirit.
Whether you have reached a place in your Christian faith or ministry where it feels like you are trying to do too much on your own, or you are simply curious or skeptical about the nature and work of the Holy Spirit for today, this conference is a fantastic way to begin your journey in cooperating with the work of God.
You may attend online via Zoom or in-person. If attending online, the cost is $20 for those desiring a printed Gateways manual, or $10 for those desiring a digital Gateways manual. There is no registration fee for those attending onsite and a Gateways student manual is provided.
To register or get more details, click here PRMI (Presbyterian Reformed Ministry International). For questions, contact Gina Nie at email@example.com or 360-666-2737, or Scott Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-694-7549.
Summer Internship Applications – Due March 8
The summer internship program allows students to explore their call to ministry and develop their leadership gifts. Volunteer positions are available for students who have completed their freshman year of high school, and a limited number of paid positions are available for high school graduates and older. Internship applications may be completed online and must be submitted by Monday, March 8. Click Here to begin your Online Application. If you would like to submit a physical application, please email email@example.com and she will be happy to send you one.
High School Winter Retreat
The High School Winter Retreat is a few weeks away! Join us on Saturday, March 27, 10:30am-3:30pm at Trout Creek Bible Camp for outdoor fun! The cost is $50, but scholarships are available. Please contact Lydia or Katie with any questions. Registrations and Medical Release forms can be found on the church website, Click Here.
We are in need of empty and clean soup cans for a craft for VBS. Simply place them in the container located in the Gathering Area or the church office. Thank you.
Many thanks to all who have contributed to the Deacons Fund and Deacons Food Drive. We were able to supply McLoughlin Middle School with much-needed composition books, mechanical pencils and pencil lead as students returned to school. For Marshall Elementary we secured water bottles from Why Racing, since kids can’t use the drinking fountains right now; pencil sharpeners to keep little hands off the classroom ones; and snacks for kids who come to school hungry. For the families in need at both schools, we supplied gift cards to WinCo and Fred Meyer. Your help is spreading Jesus’ love in our neighborhood!
Clark County is working hard to cover everyone in Groups 1a and 1b with vaccination appointments. They are recommending that you register at their site https://clark.wa.gov/public-health/covid-19-vaccine and claim they will communicate with you as they work through the list. Please know it does not matter what healthcare plan you are a member of.
If you want to be more proactive, follow this link: https://covid19vaccinecenterlocator.uhc.com/cvcl. Thanks to Jerry Hofer for this resource. There may well be some duplication of what you find at Clark Country’s website, but it’s another option.
If you do not have internet access or cannot make an online appointment, call this number, set aside for scheduling assistance: (253) 259-6312.
Haiti Foundation of Hope Update
Political unrest still ravages in Haiti. The effect is felt throughout the entire country. Because of CPC’s prayers and financial support, Pastor Delamy and his team were able to travel to Gros-Morne (a smaller village north of Terre Blanche) and found needed supplies. CPC’s financial partnership has allowed the Haitian leadership to purchase additional food to give hope to families who are suffering more than normal. The funds from the Alternative Christmas Market brought hope to Haiti. Thank you CPC for your prayers and financial support.
Here are three prayer requests:
- Pray for the political unrest to greatly subside. This has been a massive problem in the country for over 2 years.
- Pray for continued success of the Clinic of Hope. Many hospitals are not operating (or operating on a limited scale). The Clinic of Hope has brought hope to many over the past few years.
- Pray for the board of directors as they work on a new strategic plan that will guide our leadership.
Spring Gathering — “Great is Thy Faithfulness” — March 20
We’d love to have you come to tea, virtually of course, on Saturday, March 20, at 12:00PM, to celebrate the first day of spring with your Columbia Presbyterian sisters! Featuring our own Annette de Beer as guest speaker, we will also have time to get acquainted and reacquainted with both old and new friends. To join us, or for any questions, please contact Karen Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week’s VIRTUAL Events…
Sun, Mar 7
09:00 AM Chaos and Creation (to join, contact Terry Hurley,
07:00 PM Lenten Reflection (to join, contact Terry Hurley,
Tue, Mar 9
07:00 AM Tuesday Men’s Westside Bible Study (to join, contact Bill
07:15 AM Tuesday Men’s Eastside Bible Study (to join, contact Dick
09:30 AM GIFT (to join, contact Sheri Borrevik, email@example.com)
09:30 AM Precept (to join, contact Karen Wheeler,
04:00 PM Trustees
05:00 PM Youth Team Meeting
05:30 PM PMT
07:00 PM Guys/Kids Campout Planning Team
Wed, Mar 10
10:00 AM PW Coordinating Team
06:00 PM GIFT Lite@Nite (to join, contact Rachel Grice, firstname.lastname@example.org)
06:30 PM Being a Disciple of Jesus (to join, contact Terry Hurley,
Fri, Mar 12
09:00 AM Men’s Bible Study (to join, contact Dave Cram,
12:00 PM Women’s Bible Study (to join, contact Linda Johnson,
Sat, Mar 13
09:00 AM Dunamis Meeting
10:00 AM Ruth Circle Coffee (to join, contact Karen Wheeler,
If You Need to Reach Us…
Main Office (Mon – Fri 8:30 – 4:30) 360-694-7549