Prayer and praise will be our power house: ‘“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” We urge all believers to raise up the church in prayers, expecting God to move and act. Jesus says the harvest is already plentiful but we must pray (Mt 9:38). Let us continue the habit of spending time with God daily. Let CCC to be a house of prayer for all peoples.
Pray for brothers and sisters in Christ:
- For healing and strength for those with ongoing medical treatment, chronic pain, or hospitalization. May they and their family members find peace and courage as they trust God.
- Thank God for the staff and volunteers who keep daily operations and programs of the church running.
- Thank God for ministry coworkers willing to learn the new a/v system in the sanctuary.
- Pray that God will comfort those who mourn.
- Pray for the newcomers who came to the Restaurant Fellowship outreach – ask God to encourage them to be persevering seekers.
- Pray for our children embarking on summer vacation – may they have a summer of rejuvenation after several months of serious study.
- Pray for those contemplating church membership – that the Holy Spirit will lead them to clear understanding about eternity.
Pray for needs of the church:
- Pray that we may focus our prayers and activities on reaching out. The theme – Building a People for God’s Kingdom: Making Christ Known – continues for this year. Pray that we each make it a priority to share Christ.
- Pray for a smooth transition to our newly renovated worship spaces.
- Pray for a clear understanding of how God wants us to develop leadership and handle administration in our church.
- Pray for Summer Retreat planning as the church family prepares to grow in their relationship with Christ.
- Pray for the camp that our short-term missioners may impart the love and word of God among the students, teacher aides and parents.
- Pray for energy, unity and resolve in accomplishing the goals of CCC.
This Week’s Sermon Reflection:
- How many people at church know about the things that God has done in my life?
- How many people outside of church know about the things that God has done in my life?
- What are ways in which we can share more of what God is doing in our life?
1. NEXT SUNDAY we will celebrate Father’s Day and honor graduates. The regular three worship services will be held.
- 9:45 am Cantonese, Sanctuary
- 10:45 am Mandarin, Hung Memorial Hall
- 11:00 am English, Sanctuary
You still have time to send a note to email@example.com or the church office in order to name any high school or college graduate in the bulletin.
2. MEMBERSHIP CLASSES will be forming after the summer is over. If you are interested in baptism or transfer of membership into the church family, please contact one of the pastors.
3. ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL[E] During the month of June, Sunday School class will be devoted to CCC members sharing their testimonies and stories. Come and draw closer to your brothers and sisters in Christ.
4. SANCTUARY RENOVATION PROJECT The majority of the sanctuary renovation is completed except for adjustments and finishing touches. The storage and classroom project on the south side of the building and the replacement of three air conditioner units in the townhouse will take about a week more to complete. Appreciation is expressed to all who contributed to the project and for those who made a tremendous effort to get ready for last week’s first service in the renovated sanctuary. Praise to the Lord!
5. WORKSHOP ON SHARING CHINATOWN STORIES Join others in sharing their stories about life in Chinatown on Friday, June 29 from 6-8 pm. The book American Chinatown by Bonnie will be the focus of discussion. All are invited to participate and share their experiences. Cosponsored by OCA-DC, C.A.C.A., 1882 Project, and Chinatown Service Center.
6. SAT PREP CLASSES Students preparing to take PSAT or SAT tests in the fall are welcome to join the review classes to be held this summer on Sundays starting July 1, 2012. See the flyer on the bulletin board.
7. CCC ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK - Follow CCC news on twitter: #cccdc1935 (https://twitter.com/#!/CCCDC1935) and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cccdc1935 to see both announcements and photos as well as to network with others online. You may also go to the web page www.cccdc.com or link to it with the QR code found on the calendar page.
8. URBANA CONFERENCE Urbana is a student missions conference for college students and young adults. The purpose of Urbana is to compel a generation of passionate young adults to give their lives for Christ’s global mission. It started in 1946 and is held every 3 years, gathering together approximately 18,000 people from the US and around the world. This year, the conference is scheduled for December 27-31st in St. Louis, MO. For more information, contact Mei-Ye or Pastor Sam or check out the following site: https://urbana.org/urbana-12/whats-urbana. Early registration (and discount) ends on June 30. A group from CCC is planning to go.
9. PARKING CHANGE Please note the entrance to the Altman lot at 4th and K Streets where we have privileges to park on the weekends with a proper identification on the dashboard has a new entrance on 4th Street (rather than K Street). For more information, see Andre at the front door.
10. SUMMER PLANNING – SAVE THESE DATES!
- Annual Picnic – July 8. Invite your friends. Sign-up in the HMH. Extra flyers available in the literature rack.
- Summer Retreat is August 3-5. Details to come.