Life Group Tomorrow
Join us for Life Group tomorrow night at 7pm via Zoom. In our discussion this week, we will be finishing up the book of Philippians and starting to discuss Colossians. Check your email today for the link to join the meeting.
This Sunday would be a great time to catch up on the Sunday messages Pastor Ben recorded for this past summer. You could also rewatch or relisten to an older message. You can find all of the video messages on CHC’s YouTube channel, and our church website has an audio archive of past Sunday messages.
Monthly Prayer Meeting
On Sunday, October 17th, at 9:00 am, please join us for our monthly prayer meeting in the main sanctuary. Spending time praying together is life-giving and encouraging! Please note that this prayer meeting will be prayer-focused (no message, no worship), and there will not be childcare provided. Please remember to wear a properly fitted mask and remain physically distanced from people not in your household. Weather permitting, we will be hanging out at Roosevelt Park (across the street from the church building) after the prayer meeting.
- October 7th, 7pm Virtual Life Group
- October 14th, 7pm Virtual Life Group
- October 17th, 9am In-Person Prayer Meeting
- October 21st, 7pm Virtual Life Group
- October 24th, 10:30 am Outdoor Gathering
- October 28th, 7pm Virtual Life Group
- November 4th, 7pm Virtual Life Group
- November 7th, 9am In-Person Church Service
Good to Know
Worship Spotify Playlist
Heard us play a song during worship that you loved but weren’t able to find later? Abby Vazquez put together a Spotify playlist of worship songs that we sing frequently at CHC. Click here for the playlist.
Do you prefer to use a Bible app on your phone during church services and meetings? Connect to the church’s updated Wifi for better connectivity. The password is HampdenChurch3449.
In Colossians 1, we read the guidance for people who are following Jesus. They are faithful. They are known for showing love to people who are across cultural lines. This love of theirs came from a confident hope that Jesus Christ prepares a place in Heaven. It is a love from the Holy Spirit. Paul writes to the church in Colosse, just 100 miles from Ephesus. We don’t know if he had ever visited. This church started in the home of Philemon about the same time that the Ephesian church started. Paul writes to refute false teaching about the person and work of Jesus. “Grace and peace, agape love for all people, faith, and confident hope”. This is a list of values that are of great importance. They are phrases commonly used to describe thriving local churches. The Colossians show a supernatural love for others, as a result of receiving the Good News of Jesus. Paul & Timothy are praying that God would give the Colossians spiritual wisdom, understanding, endurance, joy, patience, and an ability to recognize the guidance of God. Jesus is our redemption, ransom, visible image of God who existed before human time, the head of the church body and the peacemaker. Jesus is the one who brought us (who were once far from God) into the presence of God. We must continue to “believe this truth and stand firmly in it”. Just like the Colossians, we should read this passage and let its truth shape our perspective. It brings us to the reality of who Jesus is.
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