This Sunday, January 17, the Worship service will continue to be inside the building.  You will still need to wear a mask and abide by the 6’ social distancing.  Hand sanitizer is available. 

Children’s church will continue as they have been doing with all precautions in place (mask wearing, 6 ft distance, sanitizing).

 

CHURCH IN THE SANCTUARY

10:00 am

 

BRING YOUR BIBLE

 

The service is still being LIVE-STREAMED.

 Kern County is back in the state’s PURPLE TIER for coronavirus transmission.  The tier system is based on the number of cases per 100,000 people.  We need to be under 7% total cases and our positivity rate under 8%.   This is to ensure having the appropriate number of hospitilazion ICU beds available, if needed.  Our rates remain above 7% and 8% which keeps us in the purple tier.  So if you are in the vulnerable group, you may want to watch the services from home.  Purple Tier means the county needs to place limits on the number of people gathering to prevent widespread transmission of the virus.  That includes all type of gatherings, even places of worship. 

 

Wednesdays Live-Stream Bible Study at 6:45 pm

The brochure, “Discovering Church Membership”,

is available on the church’s webpage.

 

 

The FIRST FIVE with Pastor Brody is daily on the church web page.

 

 

Connect Page: https://cacc.churchtrac.com/

Web page: https://www.chesteravenuechurch.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ChesterAvenueCommunityChurch/

Email: seccacc1509@gmail.com

 

Office hours:   The Pastors and secretary are still working from home.  Kathy goes to the church Tues - Fri to check on mail, phone calls, and emails. 

You can tithe through the web page electronically or by mailing your check or money order to the church office.  Checks, by request of the bank, are to be made out to CHESTER AVENUE COMMUNITY CHURCH.  Thank you for your consideration.

Chester Avenue Community Church

1509 South Chester Avenue           

Bakersfield, CA 93304-4606           

Telephone:  661-831-7312 

 

Please let us know whenever your contact details change.

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PRAISE REPORTS JANUARY 10

· Thank you God that you continue to sustain and protect us from financial disaster.

· Thank you for your Sovereignty over our nation despite the circumstances.

· We praise you God for meeting the needs of the sick we put before you and those who need your healing grace. 

  PRAYER REQUESTS JANUARY 10

· Semya House’s (Doreen’s granddaughter) ended up having surgery last Thursday,  Jan 7 to remove a mass from her arm. 

  Please pray for her and the family as they wait for test results on the mass.

· Laurie Handley still has lung issues and a cough.

· Barbara Schwerdetfager has doctors appointments.  Pray for her and Don to get needed answers.

· Sherril Mahlum is yet having problems with an eye infection.

· Louie, Laura Jones’s step-dad, is out of the hospital recovering from covid.

· Kathy Fultz has been sick since Monday.  Please keep her in your prayers.

· Pray for Pastors Lawrence and Linda who have covid-19.  He is very critical.

· Also pray for Jane Gundry, who has a mass on her neck and being tested for lymphoma.

· The virus cases are now at an all-time high.  Pray for all those afflicted and for all those working in hospitals—including John

  Hallum, Diana Tugwell’s son.

· Pray for your church Pastors and leaders to be encouraged and strengthened emotionally, physically, and spiritually.  Pray

  for God’s wisdom and unity!

· Pray for our nation — that He will show us the path to peace and unity. Pray that the leaders and people of our nation will put

  themselves under His submission and His alone.

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SERMON SUMMARY JANUARY 10, 2021

“Enduring Hostility”  by Pastor Keith

1.  We are running a race and sometimes fall or get tripped up.         Hebrews 12:1-3

2.  We can become weary and fainthearted from stumbling.                Proverbs 24:16

3.  Godly endurance comes from the Lord.             Isaiah 40 

           People come and go, but His word stands.  No one can compare with God.  He is above princes.  God does not

           grow weary.  He gives power to the faint.  Wait on the Lord!

4.  Persecution cannot stop God.  He uses it.         Acts 8:1-8

I WONDER WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH POLITICAL STRIFE

I WONDER WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH THIS PANDEMIC STRIFE

I WONDER WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH ALL THIS RACIAL STRIFE

I WONDER WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH ALL OF THIS MORAL STRIFE

I WONDER WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH YOUR STUMBLING

I WONDER WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH YOUR BEING TRIPPED

 

YOU HAVE A CHOICE,  

WEARINESS AND FAINTHEARTEDNESS

OR WONDER AND WAITING ON AN AMAZING GOD!

 

but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 

 

Hebrews 12:3 (ESV)

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

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JANUARY 17, 2121

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Week 42

(Our fiscal year begins on April 1, 2020)

  

EMERGENCY BUDGET

 

(Normally, we have an annual meeting in early April to approve a proposed budget for the year.  Due to the pandemic, we did not hold an annual meeting and didn't know how the pandemic would affect us financially.  So the elders adopted what we call and "EMERGENCY BUDGET" which maintains most of the previous budget.)

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

INCOME:

 

November:    $17,850.85

 

December:    $21,910.47

 

January;     $4,141.46

 

 

​Fiscal Year:  $138,082.64

 

 

​Budget Goal:  $137,551.72

 

EXPENSES:   $158,663.45

 

 

CASH ON HAND:

 

 

​Savings:      $13,082.67

​Checking:  $10,764.82

 

Your faithfulness is greatly appreciated.