| We will be holding an All-Church Meeting this Sunday, April 12 instead of our normal worship service. We will spend time as a whole church and find worship and relationship together for our English and Chinese congregations. This will be an opportunity to bridge our congregations.
Our hope for the meeting is to gain a healthier, more unified understanding of how we coexist and make up CECD together and discover where we really are as a church in terms of harmony and building God’s kingdom together.
During this meeting, there will be a time of sharing. We encourage everyone to come with an offering of how they feel about the other congregation. This sharing needs to be the truth with love. Some questions to consider in your sharing are:
1) What is your overall opinion of the Chinese congregation? How would you describe them?
2) Are you aware of the current amount of interaction? Are you satisfied with that amount?
3) How deep of a relationship do you want between our congregations? How important is that to you?
4) What do you wish we knew about the Chinese congregation?
5) What do you wish the Chinese congregation knew about us?
We pray for bold honesty, humble reflection and a willingness to just listen and know where each other are. While some sharing may hurt and trigger people’s defense mechanisms, we pray for mercy and grace. Without getting on the same page, it will be very difficult to make improvements in any area without hitting the barriers that exist because of how our congregations are or are not working together. Please come and help us move forward!
| Hang Out. Connect. Do Life. The worship duo All Sons and Daughters will be coming to CCU on April 23rd. Join us for an incredible night of worship! Tickets are $15. Contact Vincent for more information 303 548 3695.
| Hang Out. Connect. Do Life. The Colorado Rockies is hosting Faith Day on Sunday, July 26 at 2:10 pm at Coors Field. We have an opportunity to pre-order seats for $13. Please RSVP on Facebook by April 19th. Contact Xiao for more information. 303 518 0926
Lent | The season of Lent is a spiritual time and journey to prepare us as we enter the remembrance and celebration of Good Friday and Easter. It is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of giving up and taking up: giving up what distracts us to create space to hear and respond to God; taking up habits and disciplines that revive, renew, and reawaken our attention to God’s presence and working.
Consider something to give up and/or take up during this season.
If you are looking for a devotional, try https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/83-lent-for-everyone
We will be offering communion every week during lent as well as space after our service for personal time with God and prayer.
March 23-27 Solidarity Fast |
As a church, we will be participating in a solidarity fast for five days, to eat as half the world’s population eats—on less than two dollars a day. We do this to grow in capacity for compassion, mercy, and justice. Consider participating in this spiritual exercise to grow your heart for those who hunger.
March 25 Solidarity Prayer gathering |
We will gather in the midst of our fast to be in community and prayer. Come and gather to sing, pray, lament, and find support in our fast together. 7pm at Josh & Tina’s: 10163 E. 29th Ave. Denver CO 80238
March 29 Palm Sunday
April 3 Good Friday Tenebrae Service |
Our English congregation will remember Good Friday April 3rd together in a Tenebrae service (Latin for “shadows”). Time and location TBA.
April 5 Easter Sunday Celebration
Easter Egg Hunt 4/5 | It’s that time of year again! The annual Easter egg hunt!! Please join us on April 5th at 12:30pm on the CECD lawn to watch your kids hunt for eggs filled with candy, toys and other treats. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andrew or Connie Leung @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there! Don’t forget your cameras!
RightNow Media | We have sent invites for a resource for our church. It is streaming video library of Bible study materials, sermons & messages, and training material, as well as children’s video programming. Videos include those from Francis Chan, David Platt, Andy Stanley, and even VeggieTales. We hope that people would take advantage of this resource and be able to use this to grow in their relationship with God. If you would like to receive an invite, go HERE.