Posts with the category “from-the-pastor-s-desk”

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CPC’s New Parking Lot
February 20th, 2024
CPC’s New Parking Lot“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to ser...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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3 Reflections on the Daddy-Daughter Dance
February 13th, 2024
3 Reflections on the Daddy-Daughter Dance“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” –Proverbs 22:6 Fatherhood is central to the Biblical story and cent...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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The Importance of Hospitality in Ministry
February 6th, 2024
The Importance of Hospitality in Ministry“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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5 Prayers for CPC in 2024
December 27th, 2023
5 Prayers for CPC in 2024“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Building Project Phase 1 – Office Move
December 19th, 2023
Building Project Phase 1 – Office MoveLast Sunday at CPC, the Session announced Phase 1 of our new building project. This first phase will consist of moving the church office into a portable on-site o...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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An Abundant Ministry Part 5 – A Blessing Is Given
December 12th, 2023
An Abundant Ministry Part 5 – A Blessing Is Given“And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disci...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Extend an Invitation“82% of people would come to church if a friend invited them.”
December 5th, 2023
Extend an Invitation“82% of people would come to church if a friend invited them.”-Results of a Lifeway Research Poll Does the statistic cited above shock you? It certainly shocked me the first time I...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Giving Tuesday – A New Way to Give
November 28th, 2023
Giving Tuesday – A New Way to Give“On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.” -1 Corint...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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An Abundant Ministry Part 4 – Preparations Are Made
November 14th, 2023
An Abundant Ministry Part 4 – Preparations Are Made“There were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, ‘Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.’ And they did so, and had them ...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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An Abundant Ministry: Part 3 – A Command Is Given
October 31st, 2023
An Abundant Ministry:Part 3 – A Command Is Given“But he said to them, ‘You give them something to eat.’ They said, ‘We have no more than five loaves and two fish – unless we are to go and buy food for...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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An Abundant Ministry: Part 2 – A Need Arises
October 24th, 2023
An Abundant Ministry: Part 2 – A Need Arises“Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, ‘Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodgi...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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An Abundant Ministry: Part 1 - People Gather
October 17th, 2023
An Abundant Ministry:Part 1 - People Gather“And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida. When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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What Do Pastors Do All Week? Part 2
September 26th, 2023
What Do Pastors Do All Week?Part 2“This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order.” –Titus 1:5 Last week I began answering the question, “What do pastors do all week?”...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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What Do Pastors Do All Week? Part. 1
September 20th, 2023
What Do Pastors Do All Week?Part 1“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching . . . practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all my s...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Church Questions
September 12th, 2023
Church Questions“If recent trends in religious switching continue, Christians could makeup less than half of the U.S. population within a few decades.” -Pew Research Center Both data and experience te...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Dry Grass and Dry Bones
August 29th, 2023
Dry Grass and Dry Bones“The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among ...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Volunteer Spotlight – AV Team
August 22nd, 2023
Volunteer Spotlight – AV Team“On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret . . . getting into one of the boats, which was ...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Why Wednesdays?
August 15th, 2023
Why Wednesdays?“When there is no growth, there is no life. Those Christians, therefore ,who are most diligent in attending upon the Word in public and private, will be the most likely to progress in p...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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3 Ways You Can Help On Sunday
August 8th, 2023
3 Ways You Can Help On Sunday“Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” -1 Peter 4:9-10  On ...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Catechism
July 25th, 2023
Catechism“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” - Luke 6:40 A new school year is about to begin. It seems appropriate, therefore, to be ...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Have We Neglected Our Baptismal Vows?
July 18th, 2023
Have We Neglected Our Baptismal Vows?“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” – Mark 10:14 Weston Blaha is an EPC pastor in Marshall, Texas and a dear...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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The Need for Christian Mentoring
July 11th, 2023
The Need for Christian Mentoring“Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would rise up, and each would stand at his tent door, and watch Moses until he had gone into the tent.” –Exodus 33:...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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3 Reflections on General Assembly 2023
June 27th, 2023
3 Reflections on General Assembly 2023“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.”-Psalm 133:1The EPC held it’s annual denominational meeting in Denver, Colorado. We met to wors...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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The Need for Patience in Evangelism
June 13th, 2023
The Need for Patience in Evangelism“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season, we will reap, if we do not give up.”-Galatians 6:9 As many of you know, my wife Shannon and I have a ten...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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3 Reasons to Volunteer for VBS
June 5th, 2023
3 Reasons to Volunteer for VBS“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children.”-Deuteronomy 6:6-7Vacation Bible School is quickly app...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Reaching for Hope
May 23rd, 2023
Reaching for Hope“Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit! ’And having said this, He breathed His last.” - Luke 23:46 These last weeks defy descrip...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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3 Habits to Maintain This Summer
May 15th, 2023
3 Habits to Maintain This Summer“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works ,not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all t...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Parking - A Praise and A Request
April 17th, 2023
Parking - A Praise and A Request“Behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not.”...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Volunteer Spotlight: Kitchen Crew
March 28th, 2023
Volunteer Spotlight – Kitchen Crew“Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun.”-Ecclesiastes 5:18Hospital...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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3 Problems With Worship Today
March 20th, 2023
“When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of my courts?” –Isaiah 1:12The book of Isaiah was written as a wake up call to God’s chosen people. The Israelites were a dee...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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3 Reflections on the Daddy-Daughter Dance
March 7th, 2023
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom all fatherhood in heaven and on earth is named.” –Ephesians 3:14-15Ephesians teaches us that human fathers are to model their fatherhood on...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann
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Grace, Grace, God's Grace
February 8th, 2023
Grace, Grace, God’s Grace“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8Last Tuesday night, the historic EPC church at Port Gibson, Mississippi wa...  Read More
by Tiffany Vann

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