WORSHIP

Worship is an activity that touches every area of our lives, and it is central to what we are about at Cedar Creek Bible Church. We strive to bring every aspect of our services into conformity to the teachings of God’s Word, and we attempt to live out its precepts before the world around us. 
 
 
 

 

 

GROW

We believe the call to discipleship is a lifelong pursuit, and we are committed to helping one another grow continually toward an authentic Christlikeness that includes both head knowledge and life application. The sufficiency of scripture is the foundation of our ministry, and we try to live and grow by it.
 
 
 

 

 

SERVE

Since Christ so willingly served us by giving himself for our sins, it is our goal to freely give ourselves to serve one another and to advance the work of Christ’s kingdom in the world. We encourage all our members to invest themselves wholeheartedly into ministry and joyfully use their gifts for the edification of the body. 
 
 
 

Home Study for Wednesday, June 3

 
1980s trivia (try to answer without Google): what sitcom used the following as part of its theme song?
 
Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down a road and back again
Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant
 
As a pastor, I (Pastor Norton) have been impressed over the past 11 weeks by the value of your friendship, both to me and to one another. I could have learned this from the Old Testament book of Proverbs, but it apparently took a coronavirus pandemic and a long absence from church together for me to get this.
 
Open your Bible with me to Proverbs and consider the following:
 
Read Proverbs 27:5-9. What can good friends do for you?
 
Read Proverbs 17:17. What kind of friend have you been? Have you been a faithful friend in both prosperity and adversity? How does this compare to the kind of friend Jesus is to us? (You can either read Luke 7:36-50 (a response by Jesus to the criticism of the Pharisees in verse 34) or sing through the words of the hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” if you need a reminder.)
 
A project for today: Sing through the hymn “Our Great Savior” (sometimes called “Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners”).
 
Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.
 
Refrain:
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah, what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.
 
Jesus! what a strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in him;
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my strength, my victory wins. [Refrain]
 
Jesus! what a help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my comfort, helps my soul. [Refrain]
 
Jesus! what a guide and keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night overtakes me,
He, my pilot, hears my cry. [Refrain]
 
Jesus! I do now receive him,
More than all in him I find;
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am his, and he is mine. [Refrain]
 
A project for this week: Send a note this week (text, email, or an old fashioned hand-written letter) to a friend, thanking him (or her) for being a friend. Take time to articulate how this friendship has been used by God for your good and for His glory.
 
 
As new resources are made available, older studies will be posted here.
 

 Reopening Plan for Sunday, June 7

May 31, 2020

 
Cedar Creek Bible Church Family:
 
Our deacons met today and decided to begin holding church services Sunday, June 7. We will hold a Sunday morning service at 11:00, a Sunday evening service at 6:00, and a Wednesday evening service at 7:00. We will not have a Sunday School hour, and we will not have any Children’s Church classes for now. We will not staff a nursery at this time.
 
The CDC, in their Interim Guidelines for Communities of Faith, recommends the wearing of cloth face coverings when social distancing is difficult. We trust our people to act responsibly regarding masks. Please do not let the “mask / no mask” debate impair the unity of this local church.
 
CCBC will promote social distancing by roping off every other pew. There will not be a greeter handing out bulletins. We will place bulletins and prayer prompters on the pews before the service.
 
We will not pass offering plates during the morning service. For now, there will be offering plates available as you exit the auditorium after the morning service.
 
There will be congregational singing at CCBC. There will not be a choir or a Sunday morning band for now.
 
We will have abundant sources of hand sanitizer available, and strongly encourage that you continue to practice good hand washing habits.
 
We are committed to thoroughly cleaning high-contact surfaces between all services. We will remove hymnbooks and church Bibles from the pews. 
 
Please be patient with us. We are attempting to watch out for the congregation’s health–spiritual and physical. The CCBC deacons will meet again in two weeks to assess how we need to further adapt our practices to this fast-changing situation.
 
If you don’t feel comfortable attending currently, please do not be afraid that we will judge you. Only you can understand your particular fears, concerns, and needs. If you think you may be sick, please stay home. 
 
We, eleven deacons at CCBC, welcome your comments and questions. We love you, and are eager to see how God brings glory to Himself in the weeks and months to come.
 
A PDF version of this information is available here: Church Reopening Plan (June 7, 2020)
 

Current Series

 
We are currently studying 1 Timothy on Sunday mornings and Matthew on Sunday evenings. Please make plans to join us when our usual services resume!
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