Community of ChristChurch
Faith News Update for February 20, 2020

February 23rd, 2020

9:30 am Sunday Worship 
with Holy Communion

Mark 8:27-9:8


Pastor David is out of the office this week. He will be back for Sunday worship. 

Pastor Bob Stebe (Hillsboro Presbyterian Church) will cover pastoral emergency calls while Pastor David is away. Call the office (503-617-9526) & press 4.
Know anyone that might want a free piano?

This piano has been well loved for many many years and is now residing in our gym closet. It's in rough shape. One of the keys sticks. Several key are chipped. The finish is cracked, maybe repainted, dinged up. No bench.'s super solid and maybe has some value for someone who will appreciate it or wants an old piano in their living room. Email if you have a lead. Here is the listing on

2020 Lenten Book Study

We will be reading and discussing:
One Coin Found by Emmy Kegler

Find a copy with your local bookseller here.

 After worship
March 1st through April 5th


The stories of Scripture are for everyone. No exceptions.


Emmy Kegler has a complicated relationship with the Bible. As a queer woman who grew up in both conservative Evangelical and progressive Protestant churches, she knows too well how Scripture can be used to wound and exclude. And yet, the stories of Scripture continue to captivate and inspire her--both as a person of faith and as a pastor to a congregation. So she set out to fall in love with the Bible, wrestling with the stories inside, where she met a God who continues to seek us out--appearing again and again as a voice, a presence, and a promise.


Whenever we are pushed to the edges, our voices silenced, or our stories dismissed, God goes out after us--seeking us until we are found again. And God is seeking out those whose voices we too quickly silence and dismiss, too. Because God's story is a story of welcome and acceptance for everyone--no exceptions.


Kegler shows us that even when we feel like lost and dusty coins--rusted from others' indifference, misspent and misused--God picks up a broom and sweeps every corner of creation to find us.

 Lenten Global Service Project 2020: Baby Care Kits 

We are collecting items March 1st through Easter, April 12th.

Baby Care kits are shipped to countries where women in poverty bring babies into a world with little or nothing to care for them. These kits will contain basics like blankets for warmth and soap to keep baby clean.


We will have a packaging party after worship to get the kits ready for shipment (date TBA). Leave items in the Commons starting March 1st. Thanks to Shirley Dinger for leading us again! Pick up a flyer with items needed in the commons.


Upcoming community events:
Westside Queer Resource Center Community Interest Meeting
Saturday, Feb 22nd 10:30am - noon

Pacific University
Full details here
Community of ChristChurch

This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here.
Please join us!
Sunday morning worship at 9:30 AM 

5170 NE Five Oaks Drive Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 617-9526
Typical office hours: Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am - 4pm  

Pastor David Eppelsheimer            

Administrative & Communications Coordinator, Rachael Jans

Prayer Requests


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