Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas @ Cypress ... Services & Reminder

Hope to see you TONIGHT at 6:00 pm for the second of seven identical Christmas Eve services at Cypress! 

There will be NO morning service at our Alton Darby campus on Sunday (12/23) but we invite you to attend a special morning service at our Dublin campus at 10 am.  Our Alton Darby Christmas service times for Sunday are: 3:00 & 5:00 pm.

See below for the remainder of our Christmas service times: 

 Christmas Service Times
Alton Darby Campus:
 Saturday, December 22 - 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 23 - 3:00 & 5:00 pm
Monday, December 24 - 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 pm

Dublin Campus:
 Special Sunday morning service - December 23 - 10 am

Have a blessed Christmas! Pastor Ken

Thursday, December 20, 2012

ONE INVITATION AWAY ... just imagine!

I’m sitting here at Tim Horton’s (between meetings) and I’m amazed at how busy the drive-thru has been with non-stop traffic. All different shapes, models, and colors of cars…some look worn and dull, others are bright and shiny. Of course, I’m describing the cars, but one could say nearly the same thing about the people driving them.  

As I’ve been praying between meetings, my mind has wandered to a simple question. I wonder how many of the people, who have visited this drive-thru in the past hour, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? How many are in need of hope? How many are in crisis…relationally, physically, financially?

A few of the faces are familiar, however, I realize I don’t know the majority of these people…but, I do know these things are true:
  • Jesus Christ died for every person who has gone through the drive-thru during the past hour.
  • God desires for those of us who believe in and follow Him to share His story so that others may investigate for themselves.
  • Many of these people are ONE INVITATION AWAY from experiencing LIFE like they never imagined!
Keep Praying and Keep Inviting…see you at one of our Christmas services!
Christmas at Cypress:
Friday, December 21 - 7 pm
Saturday, December 22 - 6 pm
Sunday, December 23 - 3 & 5 pm
Monday, December 24 - 3, 5 & 7 pm
A special service at our Dublin campus
Sunday morning, December 23, at 10 am.
Let’s celebrate the greatest gift ever given!
Pastor Ken

Friday, December 14, 2012

Greatest news of all time!

I want you to think of the greatest news you’ve ever received…what was it?
A few possibilities: 

  • It’s a boy / girl!
  • Yes, I will marry you!
  • You got the job!
  • The test results came back normal!
This weekend, we will examine what scripture says is the greatest news of all time. It opens the door for each of us to live a JOY-filled life, right here, right now. If JOY has been a struggle, DO NOT MISS THIS WEEKEND! If you know someone who could use a fresh encounter of JOY, BRING THEM WITH YOU.

The Cypress response to our food drive goal = Mission Accomplished...overwhelming!! I will announce the total and we will celebrate what God is doing, in and through the church, to impact our communities.

See you soon,
Pastor Ken

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Top 10 Reasons to INVITE a Friend to Christmas Eve Service @ Cypress!

  1. If they say…“I don’t normally go to church,” you can say…“Great! You will have lots of company because everyone who doesn’t go to church shows up on Christmas Eve!”
  2. Where else will you hear the Trans-Siberian Orchestra without buying a ticket?
  3. It’s an opportunity to quiet oneself and gain perspective during an extremely busy time of year.
  4. You get to sing along, or at least hum along, to familiar Christmas carolsJ
  5. You will have the opportunity to be a part of changing lives in El Salvador.
  6. “Mary, Did You Know?” by Wilson…you can thank me nowJ
  7. Jingle Jam - a fun “kid-centered” experience after each Christmas Eve Service.
  8. The kids will have an amazing time riding on the hay wagon, from the parking lot to the front door!
  9. You could play a role in helping shape eternity.
  10. By investing and inviting, you are doing your part to honor Christ, the King…the true expression of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, and HOPE!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Don't miss ... Two BIG reasons to be here this weekend!

This is shaping up to be the absolute best Christmas season we’ve ever experienced together at Cypress!  There are two BIG reasons to get here early this weekend:
  1. FOOD DRIVE- Bring your food drive donations, as we express love in a tangible way, to help meet the needs of people in the Dublin, Hilliard, and Westland areas.  Over 250 families will have FOOD TO EAT, this Christmas, because of your generosity
  2. SOCKS & UNDERWEAR ~ not what you want, but what you need… The office got a call this week asking if the socks and underwear donations had to be new or could they be used!  We are not collecting socks and underwear.  If we were, yes, they would need to be new…too funnyJ While preparing for this weekend, I’ve been challenged by a passage of scripture that I’ve never used before during the Christmas season.  Wear your track shoes…we have a lot of ground to cover.  We will never think about the LOVE of Christ, expressed at Christmas, the same way ever again!
Amazing things are planned for the kids this weekend.  We’ll also be celebrating communion, and I’ll be referencing a number one song from 1964…anyone want to take a guess?  I think we may sing it together during the teaching this weekendJ

See you soon,
Pastor Ken