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July
2018

Special Performance Sunday, July 15

City Church is proud to feature a special performance by Cindertalk along with the City Church Choir on July 15th, 2018. Cindertalk is the moniker of Jonny Rodgers, best known for his skill in playing an array of tuned wine glasses (also known as glass harp). A veteran church musician as well as composer, producer and performer, Jonny will be joining the City Church Choir on July 15th to perform specially commissioned arrangements of traditional hymns.
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June
2018

Guest Speakers this July

Things often calm down over the summer: School’s out, vacations get planned, and the pace of life slows down a bit. While that’s true for a lot of us, City Church is also kicking into high gear this summer, with events from a Pride Barbeque to Giants outings to conversations about the afterlife over Creole food. We’ve also got a great group of guest speakers lined up to teach us throughout the month of July, and wanted to share a bit more about them. We are looking forward to seeing you throughout the summer! Riana Shaw Robinson (July 8) ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:40-42 40They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews. 41Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. 42And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation, and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. Today we wait by Jesus’ tomb. Ask God to help us feel how deeply we need that tomb to be opened, and for Jesus to be alive. Pray that we would long and hope for ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:37 37And again another passage of scripture says, “They will look on the one whom they have pierced.” Thank God today for the deep, deep love of Jesus. As we look on the one who was pierced for our sin, ask Jesus to help us begin to feel “how wide and long and high and deep” his love for us is.
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:30 30When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. In his death, Jesus finished the work that he came to do: delivering our broken, wayward creation back into the hands of our loving God by absorbing all of our anger and sin and fear into himself. Quietly reflect on this, and give him your loving praise.
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:25-27 25And that is what the soldiers did. Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home. From the cross, Jesus continued to care for those he loved. Today, give God thanks for his unstoppable, ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:20-22 20Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. 21Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’”22Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.” Pray for everyone who will be attending Holy Week and Easter services for the first time, or for the first time in years. Pray every person will hear the good news of Jesus ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:16-18 16Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus;17and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. 18There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. Pray for Christians around the world who are walking with Jesus through Holy Week. Ask God to help us slow down and sit at Golgotha for the week, keeping our eyes on Jesus and his cross.
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March
2018

Individual Scripture Meditation Guide : Mar 25

Each day, find a quiet place, take five deep breaths, and invite the Spirit to be your guide. Read the passage slowly, out loud if possible. Engage it through the lens of the day, taking notes if helpful. To close, always return to deep breathing and rest for a few quiet minutes in God’s all-loving presence. WEEKLY SCRIPTURE: March 18 - 24 | Expectations John 19:16b-22 16Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus; 17and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:19-21 19Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” 20Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. 21Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” When Jesus is “lifted up,” his throne is a cross. Picture Jesus enthroned on the cross today, and give him thanks ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:15 15They cried out, “Away with him! Away with him! Crucify him!” Pilate asked them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but the emperor.” Pray for Christian leaders — and for everyone who follows Jesus — to stay faithful to Jesus and keep him as their king. Ask God to protect them from the temptation to seek power or walk away from Jesus’ ways.
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:14-15 14Now it was the day of Preparation for the Passover; and it was about noon. He said to the Jews, “Here is your King!” 15They cried out, “Away with him! Away with him! Crucify him!” Pilate asked them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but the emperor.” Jesus is handed over to his enemies - the Roman soldiers - by his very own people, the same people he worshiped with and lived among. Have you ever been betrayed by someone close? Ask Jesus for a taste of his comfort and the ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:8 8Now when Pilate heard this, he was more afraid than ever. Pilate was afraid. When we see what it cost Jesus to live out God’s love on earth, we may be afraid too. Pray for Jesus to send his Spirit of comfort and courage so that we can live and die safely in his love.
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:6-7 6When the chief priests and the police saw him, they shouted, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him; I find no case against him.” 7The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has claimed to be the Son of God.” It’s so easy to get swept up with a crowd, and to go along with a large group even when it is wrong. Jesus knows this. Pray for forgiveness today for the times you’ve gone along with something wrong because it was easier ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:6-7 6When the chief priests and the police saw him, they shouted, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him; I find no case against him.” 7The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has claimed to be the Son of God.” The whole crowd is calling for Jesus to die. Pray for people who are mistreated and harmed by large groups — for people who get blamed for being different, for being a different race or religion, or for speaking the ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:4-5 4Pilate went out again and said to them, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no case against him.” 5So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” When Jesus is mocked, he absorbs it without fighting back. Pray today to become someone who fights violence with nonviolence. Ask Jesus for his strength, which can receive suffering without hitting back and turn it into forgiveness and love.
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March
2018

Individual Scripture Meditation Guide : Mar 18

Each day, find a quiet place, take five deep breaths, and invite the Spirit to be your guide. Read the passage slowly, out loud if possible. Engage it through the lens of the day, taking notes if helpful. To close, always return to deep breathing and rest for a few quiet minutes in God’s all-loving presence. WEEKLY SCRIPTURE: March 18 - 24 | Condemnation John 19:1-16a 1Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe. 3They kept coming ...
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 19:1-3 1Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe. 3They kept coming up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and striking him on the face. Jesus suffers at the hands of a crowd. Pray today for all who are set apart and bullied, mocked, pushed around, or hurt. Pray for those who do the bullying: ask God to help them turn around and stand up for their victims.
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 18:39-40 39But you have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover. Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” 40They shouted in reply, “Not this man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a bandit. Pilate found no case against Jesus, but released Barabbas the bandit. Pray today for all who, like Jesus, suffer because power in this world is unfair.
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March
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 18:37-38 37Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” 38Pilate asked him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no case against him. Jesus came into the world to testify to the truth: this world belongs to and is beloved by God. Ask God to help all of us — from small children to mighty people in ...

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