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A New Lenten Tradition

Posted by Bill Lovell on

I am going to propose to the Session that we make it a new annual tradition at Christ Church Carrollton to conduct a full evacuation drill at least one Sunday each Lent. Our first evacuation drill has been planned for this coming Sunday, March 17, immediately following the 10:30 service. What...

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Pray & Guard

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The book of Nehemiah tells the story of a Jewish exile who was tasked by God to lead the Jewish people in rebuilding the holy city of Jerusalem. There were enemies all around them who opposed God's purpose and sought to steal and kill and cause confusion. In Nehemiah 4:9, Nehemiah said that...

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Lent 2019

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Lent 2019 begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. We will mark the day with our traditional Ash Wednesday Service with imposition of ashes, beginning at 7pm in the church. Please join us. This year, as we reflect on our sin and mortality, always in the light of the gospel, Lent will highlight...

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State of the Church

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Our annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 17, was a great opportunity to reflect on last year (with gratitude to God) and to think and pray about next year (with hope and confidence). After electing two outstanding new officers, Larry Perry as Ruling Eder and Josh Wyman as Deacon, I...

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Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

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One of the highlights of this coming Sunday's Annual Congregational Meeting will be the election of a new Deacon and a new Ruling Elder. Last Spring the members of the church nominated three candidates—Brian Laird, Larry Perry, and Josh Wyman—to begin the process of preparation...

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God Is Pro-Life, and So Are We

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Posted by Bill Lovell on

I've been thinking a lot lately about the holiness of human life. Maybe it's because we marked Sanctity of Human Life Sunday just a few weeks ago on January 20. Maybe it's because of recent highly-publicized legislation in New York which opened the door for expanded abortion rights up to the...

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Reflections on Stan

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My friend Stan Hampton died last week. He'd been sick for a long time, but his death still wound up catching me by surprise. In the end, it wasn't his weak heart that got him, but a series of other health issues that I hardly even understand—involving an infection, a brain hemorrhage, and...

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A Prayer Tool for Christ Church

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In response to several recent requests, we have set up a new tool to share prayer requests at Christ Church Carrollton using an innovative app called Echo. You can learn more about it by clicking on this link. Echo was actually suggested to me by two people—Dalton Dallas and webmaster...

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Parakaleo at Christ Church

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Christ Church is planning and implementing an intensive accountability and discipleship program called Parakaleo. Taking its name from the Greek word for encouragement, Parakaleo is our church's way to minister to qualified and motivated new friends whom God brings to us. It's the...

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Reading the Bible in 2019

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Reading the Bible every day, and prayerfully reflecting on it, is a discipline every Christian should cultivate. You might think daily Bible reading would be something a preacher (like me) would do as a sort of job requirement, but to be honest I'm not nearly as disciplined about it as I ought...

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