Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Santa Paula Church of Christ – Fly Eagles Fly!
“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like [the Philadelphia] eagles” (Isaiah 40:31).
Eric Liddell, gold medal winner of the 1924 Olympics preached, “Where does the power come from? It comes from within”. It was this little portion of his sermon Liddell preached when he decided not to race on the Sabbath (a Sunday) and forfeited his chances to qualify for a gold medal in 100-yard dash.
Liddell’s specialty was the 100-yard dash. In 1923 he set a British record in that race at 9.7 seconds, which wasn’t broken for twenty-three years. This crisis occurred at the Paris Olympics, when Liddell learned that the qualifying heat for the 100-yard race was scheduled on a Sunday. Despite heavy pressure to run Sunday from the Olympic Committee and the Prince of Wales, he withdrew from the race and followed his conviction of refusing to break the Sabbath.
As I read this above quote, I thought of a scene from the movie, Chariots of Fire, that shows Liddell preaching his sermon on the Sunday he refused to run. The sermon was from Isaiah Chapter 40:15-31.
“15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; … 17 Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing. … he continues on 21 Have you not heard” Has it not been told to you from the beginning? … 28 The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary … 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” Isaiah 40:15-31.
What an appropriate text from a great athlete of God. I do not know about you … the words of hope of the 2,500-year-old prophet still resonates today, “those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like [the Philadelphia] eagles.” Fly Eagles fly!
Start your Sunday by honoring God on this Sabbath and joining us in church this Sunday. The Santa Paula Church of Christ worship begins at 9:00 a.m. in Spanish and 10:45 a.m. in English.
January 13, 2019
Communion for January……. Blaskey Family
Greeters: January 13th …. Doris & Peggy
Order of Worship
Worship Leader: Ken Ary
Songs: The Steadfast Love of the Lord (#123)
Just a Closer Walk with Thee (#406)
Opening Prayer: Bob Russell
Songs: He Lives (#346)
Let the Beauty of Jesus Be Seen (#722)
Lords Supper: Tony Atilano/Marcus Ketterman
Song: Stand Up, Stand Up, for Jesus (#648)
Sermon: Ramon Castillo- “Listening”-4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses! “And Moses said, “Here I am.”5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:4-5
Song of Invitation: Trust and Obey (#915)
Announcements/Closing Prayer: Rey Jimenez Sr.
There is a potluck/baby shower today after service. It’s a boy for Monica Fernandez. Everyone is invited to attend.
Our monthly business meeting is today Sunday Jan. 13th at 4:00 p.m.
There will be a Women’s Bible study on Thursday Jan.17th at 6:00 p.m. here at the church building.
There will be a Men’s Leadership meeting on Sunday Jan. 27th after service.
The Lions Club eye event will be on Feb. 16th from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. here at the church.
The dates for the City of Children trip are, Feb.23-25. Those interested in going see Ken Ary.
There is a newsletter update from Lindsey Russell in China at the front entrance of the church.
SCHEDULE OF WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDIES
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