Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Information on Church Picnic this Sunday

At this Sunday's (July 1st) church picnic we are going to have what they call in the Carolinas a Low Country Boil. Others call it a Shrimp boil or, if you are in Louisiana, a crawfish boil (substituting crawfish for shrimp).

Here's how we are going to do it. The church will purchase the shrimp, because getting the right shrimp is the most important part of the boil. Then, we will ask $5 per adult (or child who eats like an adult - no more than $15 per family) to pay for your share of the shrimp. In addition, each family is asked to bring 1lb (or one package) of polish kielbasa sausage, a 5lb sack of new potatoes, or a two packs of frozen mini ears of corn on the cob (like shown here). Beyond that, the church will provide plates, napkins, utensils, lemonade and water. Bring your own beer/wine/etc. and each family should bring some sort of desert.

In order to make sure we have all our bases covered, click on this link to go to a spreadsheet to RSVP (so that we know how much shrimp to get) and sign up for what to bring.

The beauty of this kind of picnic is that you don't have to prepare anything. Just bring the ingredients and Tommy and Pastor Tim will boil them up for you.

One more important thing: please be at the picnic by five with your ingredients so that we can eat at six. We have to boil those potatoes, corn and sausage before we eat them, so please be there at five. There will be horseshoes, washers, and bocce among other games to play.

Oh, and one more thing: invite your friends and neighbors. We want to share God's blessings with them!

Please see this blog post for more information on the location of the picnic.

Men's Bible Study This Wednesday

For our first men's bible study this week, please read the first two chapters of A Table in the Mist by Pastor Jeff Meyers. You can also re-listen to Pastor LeCroy's sermon from two weeks ago (June 17th) that covers the material in these two chapters. (This sermon will be made available on our sermon audio site later in the day Tuesday. Click here.)

The study will be held at Pastor LeCroy's home: 2103 Iris Dr., Columbia, MO 65202 @ 7:00PM. We will have fellowship, prayer, and discussion on the text. Please invite friends and also bring tobacco of your preference if the mood hits us (and the weather is not too hot).

Friday, June 15, 2012

Church Picnic, July 1st

Christ Our King will be having a picnic on Sunday, July 1st from 4PM at the Burford Shelter in Cosmo Park:  http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/Parks/Cosmo_Park/cosmoparkshelters.php#burford

Well start picnicking at 4, but we'll plan on eating around 6PM or so. This picnic will be BYOeverything, but plan on bringing sides and deserts to share and provide a little extra in case of visitors. The church will provide the fire to cook the meat along with plates, napkins, utensils, and condiments.

Please bring lawn games or any other outdoor activity you may like. There seems to be a horse shoe pit next to the shelter, so someone may want to bring horse shoes. Bocce would also be fun. There is also a playground immediately adjacent to the shelter.

Also, as always, please think about any friends you would like to bring along.

A map of the park can be seen here:
Burford shelter is shelter #4.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Men's Bible Study Beginning June 27th

Christ Our King will begin a weekly Men's Bible Study beginning Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00PM at Pastor LeCroy's home.

We will be reading the book A Table in the Mist, which is a study on the book of Ecclesiastes. This will also roughly follow the sermon series that Pastor LeCroy will be preaching through this summer.

We will have a time of prayer, bible study, and fellowship. Please come and invite any friends you know who may be interested.

The book will be made available to buy at church in the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Two New Hymns for Sunday

We are going to try something different in worship this Sunday. We are going to have guitar accompaniment and sing two new songs. Some of you will know these songs, because they are from the RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) Hymnbook and have been recorded by a group called Indelible Grace.

The first hymn is The Church's One Foundation. Sheet music for the melody and the words can be found here: http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/lead/churchsonefoundationCAPO.pdf
a recording of the song to listen to can be found here: http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/demos/Church%27sOneFoundThe.mp3

The second hymn is Jesus, with Thy Church Abide. Sheet music can be found here: http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/lead/jesuswiththychurchCAPO.pdf
and a recording of the hymn here: http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/demos/JesusWithThyChurchAbide.mp3

Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these hymns so that we can worship together exuberantly this Sunday!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Reminder: Sunday School Is Out For Summer!

This is just a reminder that our Sunday School will be taking a break for the months of June, July, and August.

Thank you so much to all our teachers for all your hard work with our children. Especially, we would like to thank Anne Lloyd for her work to lead the Sunday School program at Christ Our King.

So, beginning this Sunday, June 3, there will be no Sunday School. We will see you all, very rested and on-time, for 10:00AM Sunday Worship!