We have a group that meets at CLCC on the 1 st and 3 rd Thursdays of each month at 6:30 to wait on the Lord and pray with and for one another. We know that God has promised to hear us when we call to Him. Prayers are offered for health & healing, for our families, for our community, for our nation, and for God’s Kingdom to fill the earth. This time of prayer is open to anyone who wants to come. It is a time of
calling out to the Lord of all creation and listening for His heavenly whispers.
Sunday Morning Worship
Our life as believers is a process of being connected with God the Father, through His son Jesus, and being directed and empowered by His Spirit. When we gather for worship on Sunday mornings it is to declare God’s greatness, give thanks for His abundant help, and with hands raised in faith we reach out and touch His eternal life-giving presence. We know that He heals and gives strength to those who wait on Him. A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” We strive through worship and Biblical teachings to not just know about the Lord, but to encounter and know
Him. Our understanding of God (who is in fact inscrutable or beyond
comprehension) is critical to how we live and how we approach His throne. The Sunday morning gathering of believers is a time of waiting on, listening for, and making declarations unto the One who cares for us.
Youth Sunday Morning Training
God entrusts us with the amazing and wonderful gift of children. Part of our responsibility is to keep them safe, to watch over their health, and to train them in the way they should go. At CLCC we have a ministry that is intended to help parents in teaching their children some truths about the Lord and how we need to treat one another. We have a nursery for ages 0-2, toddlers 3-5, and pre-teens 6- 11. On Sunday mornings, all of the children stay in with their parents for worship and then they are released to their classes. They are taught Bible stories with hands on applications, music, and maybe a snack and some games.
4:13 Youth Ministry
Our youth meet the 1 st and 3 rd Fridays of each month for a time of fun, food, and friendship. There are two groups that meet separately: ages 5-11 and ages 12-17. The activities vary and have included: movies, bowling, game night, attending a Pirates games, lock-in at CLCC, roller skating, karaoke, ice skating, and more. CLCC covers the cost and all of the activities are free for the kids. Morgantown has great activities for College age students, but unfortunately there are not enough good safe activities for the younger students. Great friendships have developed and grown from these times of laughing and sharing. God is showing our youth that they can in fact do all things through the strength He provides. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Worship Team/Music Ministry
One of the primary reasons we join together on Sundays is to participate incorporate worship. Worship is not a preliminary or warm up for hearing a teaching. ‘Music’ itself does not automatically equal Worship. However, the
mention of worship causes us to have an image of musicians and singers uniting in song. Jesus told a woman, “the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.” Two things stand out in this passage:
1. True worship is rooted in having the right spirit and speaking words that are genuine, heartfelt, and not just religious repetitions.
2. The Father is seeking those who will worship Him in spirit and truth. I knew we were seeking Him, but He is seeking true worshippers. How cool is that?
Worship is a heart condition that involves adoration, sacrifice, and praise. When the heartfelt words we express are combined with the right rhythms and musical structure, the energy music produces can be emotionally charged and overpowering. We have a great and growing group of musicians and singers who help to usher us into God’s presence on Sunday mornings. At CLCC we use a combination of Traditional and Contemporary musical styles. Psalm 92 says simply, “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness
every night, On an instrument of ten strings, on the lute, and on the harp, with harmonious sound.” (I am fairly certain that by harp, the psalmist meant guitars.) When we offer praise and thanks, it is not just appropriate, it is GOOD! When we join together, it is to express out heart to Him with words of Thanks, Praise and Worship.