Announcements

Volunteers Needed to Decorate


 

We need volunteers to help decorate the church on Saturday, November 28th at 9 AM. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mask. Meet at the church! It should be a fun morning! 

 




Friendly Goat




Final Exam




Life is Hard




Holy Ground




Seeking God's Will




Living God News




God So Loved




The Great Commandment




Wings




Children of God




Romans 8:28




Rejoice




Great Is Thy Faithfulness




Michael’s Mind 

October - 2020

I write today to reiterate the gratitude to God I hold for the privilege of serving as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church. Our fellowship is part of a great heritage of women and men who were united in establishing this witness for Jesus Christ in San Antonio, Texas. It is also an adventure in faith to overcome the challenges of these times. COVID-19 and our responses to it has altered many of the ways we have understood what it means to be a witness for Christ through the ministries of the church. Things have changed in how we greet one another, how we communicate behind masks, how we share in Communion.

I want to be clear: I am aware that there are many who are very cautious among us. I appreciate how you seek to keep you and your loved ones safe while remaining faithful to your devotion to God. As we journey through this time of pandemic, social unrest, political partisanship... I pray that our unity will be found in our Christian walk. I encourage our members and friends who have strong reasons to be concerned and take extra precautions to avoid judging those that do things differently. Likewise, I am counting on the younger and healthier among us who are less restricted in social life to honor and respect those who are not.

We are carefully and confidently adjusting our methods in the “how to” of witnessing in worship and service as a church. We do not need to adjust our acknowledgement that our trust in God and the call to live a Christ-like life remain at the heart of who we are as disciples of Jesus. Our church has a long tradition of tolerance and acceptance of differing interpretations of what it means to live a Christian life during times of change. Barton W. Stone, one of the founders of the Restoration Movement that gave birth to the Christian Church, wrote what has become a motto of the Disciples of Christ:

“In essentials, unity;
In non-essentials, liberty; In all things, LOVE.”

As long as the virus is a threat to the membership of our church family, we will do all we can to be safe, strong, prayerful and loving. Blessings and peace,

MichaelP

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Experiencing life abundant through worshipping God, connecting with each other and the community, and serving others.




Jesus and John




I Can Do All Things




Rhinoceros




Communication




Grumbling




The J Word




So, Forgive




Justice or Revenge




Shame




Disagreements




Rock and Stumbling Stone




On-Site Worship is Back




Freedom of Religion




Remember Your Creator




As a Fire is Meant for Burning

We want to thank Michelle Ester, Paige Henserling, Raymond Alcantara and Gid De La Rosa for their anthem this Sunday, As a Fire Is Meant for Burning, words by Ruth Duck and harmonization by Ronald A. Nelson. Special thanks to Gid De La Rosa for his time and talent in editing and mixing the anthem.

CREDIT: Permission to stream this service music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # M-400639. All rights reserved. As a Fire Is Meant for Burning, words by Ruth Duck and harmonization by Ronald A. Nelson. Words © GIA Publications, Inc.; harm. ©1978 Lutheran Book of Worship.




Stretch Out Your Hand




Great is Your Faith




"When Jesus the Healer Passed Through Galilee"

We want to thank Michelle Ester and Gid De La Rosa for their anthem this Sunday, "When Jesus the Healer Passed Through Galilee" by Peter D. Smith. Special thanks to Gid De La Rosa for his time and talent in editing and mixing the anthem.

CREDIT:
Permission to stream this service music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # M-400639.  All rights reserved.  When Jesus The Healer Passed Through Galilee  by  Peter D. Smith.  Words and Music - ©1978 Stainer & Bell Ltd.

 




Lost and Found




Fear Not




"Give to the Winds Thy Fears"




Peace Makers




Miracles




"For the Bread Which You Have Broken"

"For the Bread Which You Have Broken" brought to you by the Central Christian Chancel Choir. Thank you to Michelle Ester, Paige Henserling, Raymond Alcantara and Gid De La Rose for singing. 

Permission to stream this service music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # M-400639. All rights reserved. Music by V. Earle Copes and text by Louis FitzGerald Benson. Music © 1966, renewed 1988 Hope Publishing Company.




I Am By the Bread




The Kingdom Looks for You




"The Kingdom of God"

Credit:
Permission to stream this service music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # M-400639. Music by Austin C. Lovelace, 1985 and words by Gracia Grindal, 1985. © 1987 Hope Publishing Co.




Three Measures




Weeds and Wheat

Thank you for joining us for fellowship with Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. 




"Sois la Semilla"

Sois la Semilla (You Are the Seed) by Cesareo Gabaraín
Performed by Gid De La Rosa, Central Christian Church Choir, San Antonio, Texas



Credit: Permission to stream this service music obtained from ONE LICENSE, License # M-400639. © 1979 Ediciones Paulinas (sole US agent: OCP Publications); trans. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House; harm. © 1987 Skinner Cháves-Melo




"Almighty God, Your Word is Cast"

LISTEN to Michelle Ester, Soprano, Central Christian Church Choir, as she sings "Almighty God, Your Word is Cast" accompanied by Douglas R. Boyer, Choral Director & Minister of Music, Central Christian Church on the piano. Thank you Michelle and Doug, and to you for joining us here.

"Almighty God, Your Word is Cast" by Roy Johnson Music @1986 by GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
 




I Stand By the Door

LISTEN to our mid-week message of hope and inspiration with Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. Stay connected here and thank you for joining us. 




A Sower Went Out to Sow

Join us for fellowship with Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. We hope to see you in-person when we are able to open up the sanctuary again. Keep checking here for updates.




A Prayer for Help

Listen to our mid-week message of hope and inspiration from Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. Send to a friend or family member who needs to hear this.




"Come to Me"

WATCH THIS "Come to Me" by Liam Lawton, arr. Paul A. Tate Copyright (c) 2009 by Sumerset Recordings and GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Performed by Gid De La Rosa, Central Christian Church Choir Member.




A Whack on the Head




Christ's Peace

 




Father's Day

WATCH THIS: Father's Day message. Our doors are OPEN for worship every Sunday at 10:50 am. Everyone is welcome to join. We look forward to welcoming you!




Love Your Enemies




"A Man Named Laughter"




We Are Open

Our doors are open! Watch our Wednesday devotion and update from Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




Pentecost Celebration

Today we celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the church. Are you wearing red? Here's Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




What's in Your Cup?

A message of hope and encouragement from Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. Listen in and share with your friends and family. 




Meaningful Life

It's getting close to opening up The Sanctuary for worship again. We hope to see you in person on Sunday, May 31st. Listen to this message and devotion from Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. 




"A Hymn of Glory, Let us Sing"

Michelle Ester, Choir Member, Central Christian Church, singing “A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing.” 




Encourage One Other

How do we encourage others? Here's Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. 




Joyful Countenance

Finding joy with Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. 




Bound Together

Welcome to Central Christian Church. Enjoy fellowship and Sunday Worship with us.




More About Jesus

This Wednesday's message of hope and inspiration for you to listen to and share with your friends and family.




"If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments"

It's time for a musical treat from our choir members Jacob Crisp and Ashley Logan as they sing "If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments" by Thomas Tallis accompanied on piano by Douglas R. Boyer, Choral Director & Minister of Music, Central Christian Church.




Social Distance

Listen in and enjoy words of encouragement and hope with Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




Encourage One Other

Listen to these words of encouragement and hope from Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




I am The Good Shepard

Enjoy fellowship, encouragement and hope with Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




Praise to the Lord

We have another musical treat for you to enjoy. Here's Praise to the Lord sung by Ashley Logan and Jacob Crisp, accompanied by Douglas R. Boyer, Choral Director & Minister of Music, Central Christian Church.




Starting to Love

A message from Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




Having Faith

Gather around to worship and enjoy fellowship with Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




"Seeing"

"Seeing" for you to watch this Sunday, or anyday. 




Fairest Lord Jesus

Michelle Ester from Central Christian Church Choir sings "Fairest Lord Jesus."




A Family Meal

A message from Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




Easter is Not a One and Done

A prayer for you today.




Convinced of Truth

A story for you this Sunday, or any day of the week. Gather around and listen in. 




Amazing Grace

Susan Ashley Simpson-Obregon sings Amazing Grace accompanied by Douglas R. Boyer, Choral Director & Minister of Music, Central Christian Church.




Trust God

A resurrection message for this Wednesday!




The Glory of Easter

Life is restored! It's Easter Sunday! Here's Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




Rise Up, My Heart, With Gladness

Gid De La Rosa has been singing at Central Christian Church for three years. This Easter Sunday he brings us “Rise Up, My Heart, With Gladness” composed by J.S. Bach, accompanied by Douglas R. Boyer, Choral Director & Minister of Music, Central Christian Church.

 




Easter Sunday: Kum Ba Yah

Susan Ashley Simpson singing Kum Ba Yah played by Douglas R. Boyer, Choral Director & Minister of Music, Central Christian Church.




7 Last Sayings of Jesus

This Good Friday Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church takes us through the final moments of Jesus's life.

 




The Wednesday of Holy Week

Jesus was in Bethany the Wednesday of Holy Week. But what was he doing and what was going through his mind in the lead up to his death? Here’s Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




Palm Sunday Prayer

We may be at home this Palm Sunday but we can still pray together. Let’s pray.




Palm Sunday

What’s the story of Palm Sunday, otherwise known as Passion Sunday? What happened and how can we relate it to today? Here’s Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. 




Michelle Ester - “Were You There?”

Michelle Ester is a music major in voice at Texas Lutheran University.  She has been singing with the Central Christian Chancel Choir for over 2 years.  Her birthday happens to fall on Easter Sunday, and we celebrate with her.  This Palm Sunday she's singing "Were You There?" for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. We hope to see you all soon. 




The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled
A message from our pastor, Dr. Michael Passmore, as we enter Holy week.




Ezekiel 37 - Valley of Dry Bones

Ezekiel 37 - Valley of Dry Bones
 

There are words of promise in the scripture reading from the prophet Ezekiel. Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church, San Antonio, shares words of hope, promise and our need to have confidence in God.

 

 




Making Lemonade out of Lemons

Lemonade out of lemons? Love can abound during these times. 

Watch this message from pastor Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church.




Sunday Devotional - March 22

Today we COME TO YOU! 
Scoop up your family, or friends who are at home with you, and watch today’s devotional from our pastor Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church. Then re-watch again, at your convenience.
 




Prayers from The Sanctuary - March 22

Join us for prayers from the Sanctuary right here, from our pastor Dr. Michael Scott Passmore, Senior Minister, Central Christian Church, San Antonio. Let’s pray together.

 




Children's Moment - March 22

Gather around kids. Today's Children's Moment is brought to you by Jessica Villarreal, Children's Ministry Director, Central Christian Church. What did you learn about the boy named David? Why was he important?




IN-PERSON SERVICES CANCELLED


 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
RE: "IN-PERSON SERVICES" CANCELLED

Dear family and friends of Central Christian Church: 

Government agencies, federal, state and local, are united in ordering or recommending that gatherings of people be limited in size to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in communities. As a ministry leader and congregational pastor, I am facing the challenge of rethinking how we can be the church in this unique time and place in history. I thoroughly enjoyed our worship service last Sunday. I feel, still, that it was a worthy decision to meet. I also came to an awareness that our freedom and desire to worship as a faith family must be balanced with our responsibility to and for the community in which we serve. 

Having been in conversation with leadership on the Executive Committee of the church, a decision has been reached to CANCEL FOR A PERIOD THE "IN-PERSON SERVICES" of the church. The Elders, Board of Stewards and the Executive Committee will continue to meet at the church as scheduled or called.

We will not operate out of a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). We will not let our anxiety (Philippians 4:6) supersede our trust in the power of God. We will communicate with one another during this time through email and telephone and text and cards and letters and face book. I will post, several times a week, prayers, devotional thoughts, announcements, calendar events in video on our face book page as well as the church website. 

Email to: michaelpassmore@cccsa.org or on Facebook. My cell number is 210-294-2611. My prayers will be with you all until we meet again.

Blessings, courage and peace,

Dr. Michael S. Passmore
Senior Minister




Covid-19 - UPDATE


 

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be posting frequent updates here and in congregational e-mail updates. 

  • Child Care Center is currently open.
  • Anyone entering the building will be subject to a temperature check at the door.
  • Keypad at the front entryway is being disinfected after each use.
  • Additional cleaning/disinfecting is in place.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the building.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Stay home when sick.

We pray for our medical professionals on the front lines risking their own health caring for the sick.

 

 




Lenten Resource Guide


 

Need a resource for daily Lenten meditations? Check out this online resource including daily readings and meditations.

 




Central Christian Church Endowment Fund

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:

The Endowment Fund is accepting applications from individuals who plan to enter college or who are already attending college for the purpose of earning a degree. Preference is given to members of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who plan to enter the ministry or a church-related vocation; however, all who are interested may apply. The number of scholarships awarded each year depends upon funds available.

 

Applications must be received in the church office NO LATER THAN MAY 31 in order to be considered for the following fall semester.

 

More Information

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