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Connection Card Thanks for joining us! If you’re visiting, we’d love to meet you! Please fill out this card, detach it, and place it in the offering plate.

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This Week @ Central Learn more at www.centralpres. com/calendar Sunday

Prayer Prayer Room, 8:30am CCO Central 9am Worship 9:00 & 10:45am Brunch Fellowship Hall, 9:30am

Tuesday Tank Top Tuesday 1pm

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Wednesday Kids' Night Out 5pm

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Giving to Central is easier than ever! Simply text CENTRALPRES to 77977. You can make a one-time or recurring gift in about a minute. You can also give securely on our website at www. centralpres. com/giving. Tear Here

Upcoming Events, News, & More To learn more, visit or call 314-727-2777 This is the last week for Kids' Night Out! Kids' Night Out is a VBS format held each Wednesday night in July. For more information, visit, or contact Karen Brown ([email protected] or 314-7272777). One last Tank Top Tuesday, this week! This Tuesday we will be meeting in the Student Center from 1-4pm for games, crafts, snacks, and fellowship. We hope to see you there! If you would like more information, contact Matt Woodson ([email protected] If you are a rising 6th-12th grader, we invite you to attend the youth membership class. The membership class will walk you through what we believe as well as inform you on the EPC and what it means to be a member of Central. For more information, please contact Jenn Anderson ([email protected] or 314-727-2777). On Tuesday, August 20, at 11:45am, Women in Ministry is hosting their annual Summer Luncheon: “Meet Me in St. Louis." Come and enjoy a wonderful summer luncheon and hear historical details

commemorating the 1904 world’s Fair in St. Louis from guest speaker Bill Wichman. All women are invited, and the cost to attend is $15. For more information or to learn how to register, contact Jeanne Kuhlman ([email protected]).


We are currently looking for volunteers with experience running sound to help with our tech ministry. If you are interested or want to learn more, please stop by the sound booth before or after a service or contact Pam Smith ([email protected] Has God been faithful to you? How have you seen the Lord be faithful to your church? We would LOVE to hear your stories! Throughout this year of celebrating God’s faithfulness to Central for 175 years, we want to glorify and honor him by sharing stories of God at work in the lives of his people. To share yours, please visit www. If you are visiting with us, welcome! We're thrilled you are here. Be sure to stop by the Fellowship Hall on the lower level from 9:30-11am for a free and delicious brunch!


July 28, 2019

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An Irresistable Faith Two weeks ago, Pastor Ben preached to us on the Lord's Prayer--specifically what it means to pray to our heavenly father "Thy kingdom come." Praying for God's kingdom to come is not something we sit around waiting for. Jesus himself calls us to be a light to the world and to be a bright, shining city on a hill that all might see the beauty and wonder of God's kingdom. Praying for God's kingdom means for God to work with and through us for the restoration of all things.

entitled Irresistible Faith in wich he explores the question "What if Christians became the best advertisement for Jesus?" This book will be the focus of a very special series of talks here at Central led by Pastor Scott Sauls in November. The talks will be held on Friday, November 1, from 7-8:30pm, and on Saturday, November 2, from 10-11:30am.

Jesus told his disciples to be fishers of men, and he calls us to the same. We do not necessarily need to be fishermen, but in every aspect of our lives, what we do should be done for the glory of God and his kingdom. The city on a hill isn't meant to be looked at from a distance, but rather it is a warm and inviting destination.

Pastor Scott is the Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Prior to that, he was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he worked alongside Dr. Timothy Keller. He has also planted churches, including Riverside Church in Webster Groves. Pastor Scott attended Covenant Seminary, and we are very excited to welcome him to Central as he joins us in thinking through the questions posed in his book.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to really understand and grasp how we can really be that shining city that the world willingly turns to and longs to go to. Pastor Scott Sauls, a longtime friend of Pastor Clay, has published a powerful book

If you would like more information on this upcoming event, or if you want to learn more about other events we are hosting as part of our year-long 175th anniversary celebration, please visit www.

The Importance of Prayer

The Samaritan Group

Why is prayer so important? Why should I pray? How do I pray? If you have asked these or similar questions, you are not alone. We all struggle with the concept of prayer, and this summer we are working through the answers to these questions in our sermon series "Prayer."

Did you know that any of the following symptoms may indicate an anxiety disorder: constant muscle tension, sleep problems, self-doubt, excessive worry, compulsive behaviors, and/ or panic?

Already, we have learned a lot as a church about the importance of prayer. Prayer is a powerful way for us to talk to and build a relationship with our heavenly Father, and we were blessed last Sunday when we got to hear from missionary Malia Bridwell. Malia told us how incredibly grateful she is for our prayers, and she mentioned the impact prayer has had on her church in France. We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings this summer as we continue our prayer series. If you are in need of prayer, please use the tearoff panel to the right and drop your requests into the offering plate. There is a prayer team that meets at 8am each Sunday in the Prayer Room off the Davis lobby, and we offer intercessory prayer immediately after both morning services in the Prayer Room.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness states that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the U. S. Millions of adults and children are suffering. An anxiety disorder can keep an individual and/or family from joining a Church worship or fellowship time, cause missed work and school days and raise questions about where God is in the midst of their suffering. The Samaritan Group meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday, from 1011:30am to share a focused devotional, an educational segment, and a sharing & prayer time for families and friends of those who care for someone with a mental illness. You are invited to attend if you have concerns for someone with a mental health issue. Questions, please call or email Pat Grace (314-974-2338 or [email protected]).

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PRAYER REQUEST Central’s Bible Reading Plan

Monday, July 29 [ Isaiah 57-59 [ Psalm 103 [ 2 Peter 3 Tuesday, July 30

At Central, we believe in and depend upon the power of prayer. If you have a specific need or concern for which you would like prayer, please describe it below, tear off this panel, and drop it in the offering plate. The officers and intercessors covenant to pray for your requests as long as you desire. All requests will be treated as confidential. Name (optional):

[ Isaiah 60-62 [ John 1 Wednesday, July 31 [ Isaiah 63-64 [ Psalm 107 [ John 2 Thursday, August 1 [ Isaiah 65-66 [ Psalm 62 [ John 3 Friday, August 2 [ 2 Kings 21 [ 2 Chronicles 33 [ John 4 Saturday, August 3 [ Nahum 1-3 [ John 5 Sunday, August 4 [ 2 Kings 22 [ 2 Chronicles 34 [ John 6 Tear Here

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