Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cypress Church Rummage Sale on Saturday March 31st

“Shop ‘til you drop” at the annual Cypress Church Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 31st from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Find toys, books, clothing, sports gear, furniture and maybe that “special treasure” you have been looking for. “Each year we have a wide selection of great bargains available. There should be something for just about everyone!” stated church member Bob Koehler.

The public is invited to this event at the Cypress Church main campus located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Proceeds from the Rummage Sale will support missions teams going to Ecuador, New Orleans, India and Mexico during the Summer of 2012.

This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, bless others through your purchases and also to un-clutter your garage and closets at the same time. Donations will be accepted on Thursday, March 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday March 30 from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. Please drop off unneeded clothing, furniture, books and household items (in nice condition) at the Cypress Church Gym (No TVs over 27 inches please). Information is available from Sue Frank at (714) 994-2055.

Cypress Church serves the entire northern Orange County area including the communities of Cypress, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, Anaheim and the surrounding area. Information about Cypress Church is available by phone at (714) 952-3001 or by email at info@cypresschurch.net. The church website is located at: http://www.cypresschurch.net/

Photo Caption: Valerie Ancheta, Mark Ancheta and Jim Miller of Cypress Church invite the community to shop at the annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 31st.

Cypress Church Plans Easter Week Activities for 2012

Easter is a very special time for Christians everywhere and Worship Leaders Suzanne McElderry and Jericho Almiranez of Cypress Church are planning ten worship services for the community during Easter week. The Easter season celebrations begin Palm Sunday which is on April 1st this year. There will be two services at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. The contemporary worship team and praise band will be joined by a horn section in leading the congregation. Palm Sunday will celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Pastor Mike McKay will present a message on the topic of “The Controversy of the Cross.”

This occasion, which occurred on April 6, 32 AD, was the symbol of Christ as Messiah and King. On that day, in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, Jesus rode into the city on a donkey while the people were crying out: “Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”

Cypress Church will celebrate Maundy Thursday, “The Redemption of the Cross,” with an evening Communion Service at 7:00 p.m. on April 5th. The theme will be a journey to the Upper Room the night before Jesus went to the cross. The term Maundy, meaning “mandate” or “command,” refers to the new command Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper. The congregation will sit around tables. The Worship Center will be transformed into a Last Supper-esque scene. Music and narration will lead worshippers on a journey to the “Upper Room.”

On Good Friday, April 6th, the worship service will focus on “The Beauty of the Cross” and Christ’s journey from the Upper Room to the Calvary. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., this powerful evening will tug at worshipper’s hearts as they remember what God did for everyone through the death of Jesus Christ. There will be live music, dramatic presentations and other creative elements.

Holy Saturday is celebrated on April 7th. The focus will be on “The Weight of the Cross.” This is an interactive experience to reflect on the Easter story and its significance as a family. Attendees may arrive at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. for a brief introduction to the various stations, followed by the opportunity to discuss, experience, and worship together or individually at their own pace.

Sunday, April 8th is Easter Sunday and there will be three Easter Sunday Worship Services at Cypress Church at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. This day will a great celebration as the contemporary choir and orchestra, directed by Jeff Sisil, lead the congregation in worshiping the Risen Savior. Senior Pastor Mike McKay will present a message entitled: “At The Crossroads – The Relief of the Cross.” There will be uplifting songs of praise as well as some old-favorites. “He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed!” The Cypress Church Children’s Ministry has special activities planned for kids on Easter Sunday including the Easter Story, games and a bounce house.

Cypress Church serves the entire northern Orange County area. The main campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. The public is invited to participate in all Easter Passion Week activities. Community residents may follow Cypress Church on Facebook and Twitter. Additional information is available at (714) 952-3001. The Cypress Church website is located at: http://www.cypresschurch.net/  and the church email is: info@cypresschurch.net.

Photo Caption #1: Pastor Mike McKay of Cypress Church will share an Easter message with the community entitled “At The Crossroads – The Relief of the Cross” on Sunday April 8th.

Photo Caption #2: Musician Jeff Sisil will lead the Cypress Church orchestra during Easter Week worship services at Cypress Church.

Photo Caption #3: The community is invited to Cypress Church on Maundy Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. to participate in a re-enactment of the Last Supper.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Caption #4: Cypress Church will offer the community 10 services during Easter Week beginning on Palm Sunday (April 1st) and continuing through Easter Sunday on April 8th.

Cypress Church Men To Host NFL Veteran Ed Tandy McGlasson

What does it take to be a father? Some insight into that agonizingly simple yet complex question may be provided at Cypress Church on Saturday, March 10th by Ed Tandy McGlasson. A former NFL player, speaker, encourager, author and pastor, McGlasson is a big man with a very big heart.

As a veteran of the National Football League, since his college days Ed has been – literally and figuratively – in the center of the action on the athletic fields of major stadiums all over America. As the starting center for the Rams and three other NFL teams in three of the nation’s biggest cities, he heard the cheers of huge crowds for many years. Ed details his life in his best-selling book “The Difference A Father Makes” – a book that has changed thousands of readers’ lives with nearly 200,000 copies sold since its release in 2004.

Ed will be the featured speaker at this month’s Cypress Church men’s breakfast which is open to the community. The Knights of the Holy Grill will be on hand to prepare some of their hearty fare. The breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Cypress Church located just east of Valley View at 6143 Ball Road in Cypress, CA. The suggested donation for the breakfast is $7 per person.

Cypress Church serves the cities of Buena Park, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Cerritos, Cypress, Garden Grove and the surrounding area. Bible studies and activities are available for all ages. Sunday services are held at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Information about the upcoming men’s breakfast is available from Todd Zuleger at (714) 448-1765 or email: tzuleger@sbcglobal.net. The Cypress Church office phone is: (714) 952-3001.

Photo Caption: NFL Football Veteran Ed Tandy McGlasson will be the featured speaker at the Cypress Church men’s breakfast on Saturday March 10th.