Health Happenings:
Mental Health and Grief During a Pandemic and Times of Uncertainty. 
- By Amy Taylor BSN, RN

We can feel grief due to a variety of situations. Most often we think, of course, of the loss of a loved one, and these are certainly often the most grief-filled experiences we have. However, grief over loss also exists as a result of loss of normalcy, loss of a job, a relationship and dealing with any change in life. Any period of trauma or event can result in grief.

We are living in a very strange time. To go from living our lives as we normally would to everything shutting down in a matter of days, is a lot for people to process. Whether it is a loss of job, working from home with kids also at home who require supervision, canceling travel, isolation from loved ones, etc. Any and all of this can cause grief. Some of us believe the government has handled this well and some of us think it was an overreaction. Some of us think we should get back to normal quickly while others believe we are moving too fast.

No matter what your viewpoint is politically or otherwise, we are all suffering some grief right now. There is dissent between those still taking precautions and those that aren’t. Many are returning to work, but not all job losses are temporary. Wearing masks is hot and continuing to be “on guard” is frankly exhausting. “Back to normal” might not ever be as it was before this pandemic That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Good things that came out of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic were the development of vaccines and increased awareness of the need for public health funding. There will be some positives that will come out of this time period, even if we can’t imagine what they are right now. As a church family we have found new ways to communicate with and support each other. We are succeeding in this battle even if it isn’t over and it doesn’t feel like it. Still, we need to allow ourselves to grieve our losses. What is your grief?!?


At times like this we may use short-term energy relievers like overeating or drinking too much alcohol. We might spend more time on social media. Some of our stress relievers can end up causing us grief in the long run. When people ask how you are, do you automatically say “fine?” Fine can actually mean: Feelings inside not expressed. Is this you? Take some time to process how you are feeling. What will you remember about this time? What do you like about this time? What do you miss during this time? Talk with your friends and family. Encourage others to tell their story. We need to help each other through this, it is definitely what Jesus would do

Be safe and stay healthy!
Blessings,
Amy Taylor BSN, RN

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Prayer Walk

Since ancient times no one has heard,
no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

Isaiah 64:4

As the conclusion to our Restoration Road series, you are invited to journey in prayer together with other travelers. In keeping with our desire to be used by God to bring restoration and renewal to our church and our community, we will be visiting 10 different sites on our campus, each for a special prayer focus. 

 

The church staff has posted on the website specific times during the week that they will be hosting the prayer walk, should you like to join them. Any groups larger than 10 will be divided so all can maintain appropriate social distancing on the walk. 

Of course, you are welcome to come alone or with others anytime during the week to do the walk on your own. Signs will be positioned around the campus identifying each prayer station. Guides are available in front of the sanctuary at station 1 as well as the Church Office. Alternatively Click Here  for an online version. 

If you are unable to visit our campus and would like to take a virtual prayer walk, Click Here

Since God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him, let us wait in faith as we walk together. 

 For the Staff Schedule, Please Contact the Church office: 614-882-2347

Sunday, September 20  – 9:30 Contemporary

Thank you for joining us in worship this morning! Here are the congregational lyrics and prayers for our 9:30 Contemporary Drive-in service.
You can tune into the service at 89.5 FM on your car radio.

The King is Here

The earth is awakening,
The mountains are trembling,
The oceans hold their breath
For this holy moment.

The heavens stand to their feet
As life like a river springs
Up from a thirsty land;
Collision of God and man.

And "Holy, Holy" is the cry
Of saints and sinners reconciled.

Chorus:
Sing, sing it out. Let the earth resound,
For the King is here, the King is here. (oh)
Shout, shout it out for the hope we've found,
For the King is here, the King is here.

The darkness is breaking now,
Drowned out in a sea of stars.
Your Church is rising up
With fire that can't be stopped.

And "Holy, Holy" is the cry
Of saints and sinners reconciled.

Chorus

And "Holy, Holy" is the cry
That floods the heavens, fills the skies.
From the earth unto the throne,
Eternal praise to Him belongs. (REPEAT)

Chorus (2x)

Oh, the King is here, the King is here.
For the King is here, the King is here.

What a Beautiful Name

You were the Word at the beginning,
One with God the Lord Most High.
Your hidden glory in creation,
Now revealed in You, our Christ.

What a beautiful Name it is,
What a beautiful Name it is,
The Name of Jesus Christ, my King.
What a beautiful Name it is,
Nothing compares to this.
What a beautiful Name it is, The Name of Jesus.

You didn't want heaven without us,
So Jesus, You brought heaven down.
My sin was great, Your love was greater;
What could separate us now?

What a wonderful Name it is,
What a wonderful Name it is,
The Name of Jesus Christ, my King.
What a wonderful Name it is,
Nothing compares to this.
What a wonderful Name it is, The Name of Jesus.
What a wonderful Name it is, The Name of Jesus.

Death could not hold You, The veil tore before You.
You silence the boast of sin and grave.
The heavens are roaring The praise of Your glory
For You are raised to life again.

You have no rival, You have no equal.
Now and forever God You reign.
Yours is the kingdom, Yours is the glory.
Yours is the Name above all names.

What a powerful Name it is,
What a powerful Name it is,
The Name of Jesus Christ, my King.
What a powerful Name it is,
Nothing can stand against.
What a powerful Name it is, The Name of Jesus.

What a powerful Name it is, The Name of Jesus.
What a powerful Name it is, The Name of Jesus.

Message: Inside Out  (1 Peter 1:13-21)

The Father's House

Sometimes on this journey
I get lost in my mistakes.
What looks to me like weakness
Is a canvas for Your strength.
My story isn't over; my story's just begun.
Failure won't define me,
'Cause that's what my Father does.
Failure won't define me,
'Cause that's what my Father does.

Chorus:
Oo, lay your burdens down,
Oo, here in the Father's house.
Check your shame at the door,
'Cause it ain't welcome anymore.
Oo, you're in the Father's house.

Arrival's not the endgame;
The journey's where You are.
You never wanted perfect;
You just wanted my heart.
And the story isn't over
If the story isn’t good.
Failure's never final
When the Father's in the room.
Failure's never final
When the Father's in the room.

Chorus

Prodigals come home,
the helpless find hope;
Love is on the move
When the Father's in the room.
Prison doors fling wide,
the dead come to life;
Love is on the move
When the Father's in the room.
Miracles take place,
the cynical find faith;
Love is breaking through
When the Father's in the room.
Jericho walls are quaking,
Strongholds now are shaking;
Love is breaking through
When the Father's in the room.
Love is breaking through
When the Father's in the room.

Chorus

Friend of God

Who am I, that You are mindful of me?
That You hear me when I call?
Is it true that You are thinking of me?
How You love me, it's amazing.
(It’s amazing, it’s amazing!)

Chorus
I am a friend of God, I am a friend of God.
I am a friend of God, He calls (You call) me friend.
(REPEAT)

Who am I, that You are mindful of me?
That You hear me when I call?
Is it true that You are thinking of me?
How You love me, it's amazing.
(It’s amazing, it’s amazing!) Chorus

God Almighty, Lord of Glory,
You have called me friend. (REPEAT)

Chorus

"The King is Here" by Corey Voss and Rhyan Shirley
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"The Father's House" by Benjamin Hastings, Cory Asbury and Ethan Hulse
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Sunday, September 20 – 8:00am

Thank you for joining us in worship this morning! Here are the congregational lyrics and prayers for our 8:00am All Church Worship service. You can tune into the service at 89.5 FM on your car radio.

Responsive Call to Worship: (Psalm 33)

Leader: Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

People: Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Leader: For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.

People: The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. 

Leader: We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.

People: In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

All: May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who wert, and art, and evermore shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinfulness Thy glory may not see,
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name, in earth and sky and sea;
Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Unison and Silent Prayers of Confession

Holy God, you see into our hearts. You see the true selves we try to hide from others, the sins we fear would destroy our images, the evils that lurk so deep within us we can scarcely name them, the unholy habits that have been with us so long that they no longer prick our consciences. But you also see in us Jesus Christ, the Holy One who took on our sin and covers us in his righteousness. Forgive us for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Response: Lord, I Want to Be a Christian | vs. 3

Lord, I want to be more holy In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be more holy In my heart.
In my heart, In my heart,
Lord, I want to be more holy In my heart. Amen.

Message: Inside Out. (1 Peter 1:13-21)

Pastor Malcolm Davis

Take Time to Be Holy

Take time to be holy,
Speak oft with the Lord;
Abide in Him always,
And feed on His Word.
Make friends of God’s children,
Help those who are weak,
Forgetting in nothing
His blessing to seek.

Take time to be holy,
The world rushes on;
Spend much time in secret,
With Jesus alone.
By looking to Jesus,
Like Him you shall be;
Your friends in your conduct
His likeness shall see.

Take time to be holy,
Let Him be your guide;
And run not before Him,
Whatever betide.
In joy or in sorrow,
Still follow the Lord,
And, looking to Jesus,
Still trust in His Word.

Take time to be holy,
Be calm in your soul,
Each thought and each motive
Beneath His control.
Thus led by His Spirit
To fountains of love,
You soon will be fitted
For service above.

Offering

Shall We Gather By The River- Spiritual
Ann Marie Robinson, piano

Closing Hymn: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

All Hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all!

Let every kindred, every tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,
And crown Him Lord of all;
To Him all majesty ascribe,
And crown Him Lord of all!

O that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
And crown Him Lord of all;
We’ll join the everlasting song,
And crown Him Lord of all!

 

 

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Daily Scripture

21 September 2020

  • Joel 2:23
    “Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”

Sunday

Drive In Worship - 9:30 AM

Livestream Worship - 9:30 AM

Directions
975 S. Sunbury Rd.
Westerville, OH  43081

614-882-2347
EMAIL@ccpc.us