Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Santa Paula Church of Christ (SPCC)
Greet and Be Greeted
“Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:21)
As we come to Paul, the apostle of Christ’s, closing remarks, there is one thing all his goodbye’s have in common, they all mention personal companions and Jesus Christ.
Ephesians ends with these words: “Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (6:23)
Colossians closes 10 My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas... 11 Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings... 12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings... 14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings (4:10-14);
Philemon windups by saying “23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. 24 So do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas & Luke, my fellow workers” (Philemon 1:23-24);
Colossians concludes with these remarks, “21 Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. 22 All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household” (Col. 4:21-22).
Greetings and saying goodbyes are all an important functions in Paul’s letter’s and so should they be in our ministry’s. I know of churches that intentionally greet honored guests (visitors) before they even enter the church building. Their greeter’s stand in front of the church serve coffee, greet guests and members in the parking lot and they even escort them into the building. All this before they sit down. My point, that having an intentional welcoming ministry sure makes people feel good and we as good vessels on earth should do the same. Amen!
Let us remember, that when we gather weekly, it is because of Jesus, that we need to be more inviting.
This week our Sermon Series end: “Greet and Be Greeted” (Philippians 4:21-23). We are located at 276 W. Santa Paula Street, (across from the cemetery). Our Sunday morning worship begins at 9:00 a.m. in Spanish and 10:45 a.m. in English. The English Bible begins at 9:45 a.m. and the Spanish Bible class at 11:00 a.m. Coffee and donuts provided, for early birds. Our Wednesday Bible Study starts at 7:00 p.m.
God, Bless You,
Dr. Robert Perez
October 13, 219
CoCommunion for October…Danielle
Greeters: Mike & Kristie
Order of Worship
Worship Leader: Ken Ary
Songs: Oh, How I Love Jesus (#574)
Fairest Lord Jesus (#288)
Opening Prayer: Ramon Castillo
Song: When My Love to Christ Grows Weak (#350)
Lords Supper: Alex Castro
Song: When Upon Life’s Billows (#742)
Sermon: Robert Perez- Greet and Be Greeted “Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus”- (Phil. 4:21)
Song of Invitation: He Leadeth Me (#410)
Announcements/Closing Prayer: Ray Blaskey
We are collecting candy for Hallelujah Night, there will be a group giving out candy in the front of the church on October 31st see Bob for more information. There is a box at the front entrance of the church.
There is a business meeting today Sunday October 13th after service.
3rd Sunday singing will be hosted by Fillmore church of Christ on Sunday October 20th at 2:30 p.m.
There will be a Men’s Leadership meeting on Sunday October 27th at 1:00 p.m.
José Bravo Jr.-10/26
Ken & Gloria Ary-10/26
SCHEDULE OF WORSHIP
Bible Study and Fellowship
Sunday Morning Spanish
Spanish Worship- 9:00 a.m.
Spanish Bible Study-10:45 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts 9:00 a.m-9:30 a.m.
English Bible Class: 9:45 a.m.
Worship in English: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible study:
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
English and Spanish
Santa Paula Church of Christ
276 W. Santa Paula St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Office: (805)525-3645 Fax: (805)525-7195
English Minister: Robert Perez
Spanish Minister Virgilio Garcia
Secretary: Stacy Salazar