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Sunday September 25, 2022

What to Expect

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Sunday mornings are casual and contemporary. Stop by the Welcome Desk for a small gift for our first time guests.

Worship Service

Service begins with a welcome from Pastor Carl and a few announcements. Worship begins with our praise band leading several songs One of our traditions is to join in communion each Sunday, all who trust in Jesus are invited to participate. The message is usually 25-35 minutes long and after a closing song and prayer, the pastor will be at the sanctuary door if you’d like to meet him.


We encourage you to share with us those times in your life when you need someone to walk along side you. Fill out a Prayer and Praise card or you can contact the office 937.390.2424. To be on the prayer list fill out a Prayer List card and you will receive weekly prayer updates.

Kids Ministry

Children are our future. Here at Central we value children and families. It’s our vision to be a place where children and youth will come to personally know and experience Christ’s love and truth, and to be equipped to serve Him in our community. Our nursery, toddlers, pre-school, and K-3 rooms open at 10:15am. 4th-6th grade children stay with their parents in the sanctuary and dismissed before sermon.

Order of Service & Sermon Outline

Order of Service

Welcome and Call to Worship

Pastor Carl Ruby

Congregational Praise

Great Are You Lord

Here I Am to Worship

Scripture Reading

Matt 14:22-33 Read by Nicole Clem


Pastor Carl Ruby

Congregational Praise

Amazing Grace

The Lord’s Table

Open Communion for all who follow Jesus


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Congregation Praise

I Speak Jesus


Sermon Outline

Known by God, Psalm 139 

The Big Idea: God knows us more intimately than we know ourselves, and he loves us.

Truth # 1 - God knows us. Ps 139:1-4

Truth # 2 - God is with us.  Ps 139:5-12

Truth # 3 - God designed us.  Ps 139:13-18

Truth # 4 - God is capable of handling any who oppose us. Ps 139:19-24

More resources

The Bible Project/Overview of Psalms   

The Bible project/Bible Study on Psalms

Kidwise Video for older children/Psalm 139

Media City Church Video for younger children/Bible Study on Psalm 139

Coming Up at Central


Please continue to pray for members of our church who are unable to be with us due to health or other circumstance. This week please pray for Sharon Crisler.

Events today:

Tonight 5:30pm - C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce Book  
The Great Divorce book discussion with Greg Belliveau will be held in conference room at 5:30 pm

This Week

Monday@12:00pm Locker Room
Zoom Bible Study with Jeff Cook                          
Senior Bible Study                                                          
Men’s Basketball (age 15 and up)                    
Prayer meeting in the Prayer Chapel
Band of Brothers

Upcoming Events

New Sunday School class: Beginning October 2nd, Kevin Sprinkle will lead a Bible study on the book of Ephesians. Class will be held in the conference room at 9:30 am prior to worship service.

New Online Bible Study Starting on September 26 at 8:30pm. Dr. Jeff Cook will be doing a Zoom Bible study called The Story: Part 1. Jeff will lead us through a grand overview of the Old Testament  with a focus on how it sets the stage for Christ. It will include candid discussion of some  of the challenging aspects of the Old Testament including its accounts of violence, misogyny, racism, and nationalism that are still very relevant today. A link to the study will on our website.

New Youth Ministry Coming  We are brainstorming about the beginning of a new ministry focused on junior high and high-school students. If you have a child grade 7-12 please let Erin Armstrong know via email to erin.armstrong@ccspringfield.org.  We will be gathering input from parents and students before the launch.

October Events:  Trunk or Treat will be held October 29, 3-5 pm. More details to follow.

November Events:  November 8th Election day Cinnamon Roll Baking. We need volunteers to help prepare the rolls. Please email Julia Black at julia.black@ccspringfield.org if you have an interest in helping.  More details to follow.  


Visit the church calendar and see more events.

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Contact Church Staff

Carl Ruby
Senior Pastor


Elana Elmore
Worship Leader


Erin Armstrong
Kid's Ministry Director


Suzanne Slagell
Office Manager



Julia Black


Laurie Nott
Church Bookeeper


Annie Baisden
Church Custodian


Jodi White
Director of Celebration Station


Board of Elders
Micah Wagner, Louis Agresta, Heather Hahn, Suzanne Slusher, Kevin Sprinkle
Office Hours
Monday thru Friday — 9:00am - 1:30pm
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