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Mission Possible! Cypress Church Rummage Sale on May 10th

Mission Possible! Cypress Church Rummage Sale on May 10th:

Make a global impact at the annual Cypress Church rummage sale on Saturday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
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All proceeds from the sale go directly to support the mission’s teams. This year kids and adults from Cypress Church are going to help rebuild places, put on Vacation Bible camps, meet with indigenous leaders and much more. There will be teams travelling to New Orleans, the jungles of Ecuador, India and also Mexico.

Your donations are welcomed. If you have items to donate, please do so at Cypress Church on Thursday, May 8 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, May 9 from 12 Noon until 9:00 p.m.

The Cypress Church main campus is located at 6143 Ball Road, Cypress. For more information, please call (714) 952-3001. Visit Cypress Church online at www.cypresschurch.net or connect on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo Caption: You can have a global impact at the annual Cypress Church Missions Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The church helps families around the globe in places like Ecuador, Mexico, New Orleans and India.

Community Invited to celebrate Easter Week at Cypress Church

Community Invited to celebrate Easter Week at Cypress Church:

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Easter is a special time for Christians around the globe and the Pastors and Staff at Cypress Church are planning seven worship services for the community during Easter week 2014.

Easter season celebrations at Cypress Church begin on Palm Sunday, April 13th at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with a message entitled “Challenged by the Cross.” There will be a Maundy Thursday service on April 17th at 6:30 p.m. on the topic “Connected by the Cross.” On Good Friday, April 18th there will be a special service at 7:00 p.m. with a message called: “Troubled by the Cross.”

Three worship services will be available on Easter Sunday, April 20th at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. We invite you to come prepared for some inspiring music and a message of hope, “Refreshed by the Cross.”

Pastor Mike McKay says: “The cross is an interesting symbol for though it was an instrument of execution, Christians around the world for centuries have held it as a high holy symbol of faith. It has adorned paintings, been in graven into wood, carved out of stone, pounded into armor, and crafted into jewelry, because of the powerful meaning of the cross.”

“The Cross of Christ has and can have a great impact and influence in our lives,” Mike continues. “This Easter week we will be talking about the cross of Christ as we are: Challenged by the Cross” on Palm Sunday… Connected by the Cross on Maundy Thursday… “Troubled by the Cross” on Good Friday…and Refreshed by the Cross Easter Sunday April 20.”

Throughout Easter Week Cypress Church will be following the path of a fairly unknown disciple of Jesus. This particular disciple was not a shining star or one who was revered as a big hero of the faith in The Bible. He actually kept his faith more to himself; some even called him a secret disciple.

This “secret” disciple was growing in his belief of Jesus as the Christ and was seeking to follow Jesus’ teachings and way of life, yet he did not jump right in and use his gifts of leadership, knowledge, and resources right away. He did not come forward until after he was changed by the powerful cross of Jesus.  When you visit Cypress Church this Easter Week you will “meet” this disciple and you may even be inspired by his faith.

The Cypress Church main campus is located at 6143 Ball Road in Cypress, CA just east of Valley View. More information is available by calling (714) 952-3001 or online at http://www.cypresschurch.net.

 

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Photo Caption #1 (top): “The Cross of Christ has and can have a great impact and influence in our lives.” Pastor Mike McKay. The community is invited to celebrate Easter Week at Cypress Church.

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Photo Caption #2: Cypress Church Worship Pastor Nathan Baldwin and Worship Team member Gabriel Fieger will lead the community in songs of praise during Easter Week at Cypress Church.

Cypress Church Resolves to “Love Like Jesus”

It’s that time again! What time is that? Well, each year in January it is traditional to make a New Year’s Resolution. This year Cypress Church has resolved to “Love Like Jesus.”

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Exactly what does it mean to “Love Like Jesus?” In His own words, Jesus said that He… “did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” His love expressed itself in service.

“Love Like Jesus” at Cypress Church is a six week focus on spiritual growth through service. The congregation will focus on being people of loving action. People who serve their families, church, community and also the world.

The campaign begins on Sunday, January 13th. Each week on Sunday there will be a special Bible based message on the topic of Jesus and how to love as he did. These five messages are titled: Loved by Jesus, Love Your Family, Love Your Church, Love Your Community, and Love Your World.

The sixth and final Sunday of the campaign, February 17th, the church will have a brief gathering in the morning and then the congregation will go out and serve in the community during the afternoon.

Everyone in the cities of Cypress, Buena Park and the surrounding area is invited to participate in this time of learning, growth and service. In addition to the Sunday Bible study messages there will be opportunities to connect with friends and neighbors in Community Life Groups that meet in homes in local neighborhoods. The church has also created a special devotional guide to help each individual discover more every day about service during the months of January and February. The devotional guide is drawn primarily from the Bible Book of Mark.

The goal of this special six week focus period is to encourage a life style change where individuals actively seek opportunities to serve others around them. This could happen in homes, families, schools, community groups, the workplace or just about anywhere people find themselves.

Cypress Church Senior Pastor Mike McKay hopes that everyone who participates in the campaign will truly experience the love that Jesus has for them, join with others in the Cypress Church family, and then “…let that love flow out to others as we serve them.”

More information about Cypress Church and the “Love Like Jesus” spiritual growth campaign is available by calling the church office at (714) 952-3001. Sunday services are held at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the main campus located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View in Cypress. The church website may be found at http://www.cypresschurch.net.

Photo Caption #1 (top): Pastor Mike McKay invites community residents to join the “Love Like Jesus” spiritual growth campaign starting in January at Cypress Church.

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Photo Caption #2: Community relations coordinators George and Lynn Pardon are looking for volunteers to join them in serving local cities during the “Love Like Jesus” campaign at Cypress Church.

Cypress Church Volunteers Build Home for Needy Family

Early this summer a team of volunteers from Cypress Church travelled on a six day mission trip to serve disadvantaged residents in the Ensenada, Mexico area. There were ten Orange County residents in the group from three different families. The mission trip was led by Dan Punkay and Justin McElderry. Other participants included Lori, Andrew and Natalie Punkay; Suzanne, Eliana, Vivian and Cael McElderry; and Tom Frank. All age groups from elementary school to adults were represented.

This is the sixth year that volunteers from Cypress Church have partnered with YUGO Ministries to assist the community of Lomas Bonitas. This neighborhood is located in the mountains on the edge of Ensenada.

The community of Lomas Bonitas is unique in that the residents are immigrants from southern Mexico. There is no running water or natural gas service. The local wage is about $6.00 for a full day of labor. The roads are dirt and in very poor condition. While the parents are working, local pastors Juan and Karina Ambrocio provide programs for the children in town.

Most families do not own homes, but live in one room structures provided for them by the local church, “Centro Cristiano Jehova Jire,” and Yugo Ministries. This year the Cypress Church team partnered with a family of three who were in need, helping them build a small home, complete with a full roof. The family’s previous home was particle board with a tarp over the top. In addition to building, the volunteers also assisted with a neighborhood feeding center for children.

Andrew Punkay gave the Wednesday evening sermon in Spanish at “Centro Cristiano Jehova Jire.” When asked to describe the focus of this trip, Cypress Church Associate Pastor Takeshi Takazawa stated: “This ministry effort is specially designed for volunteers to work together as a family unit to serve people in need and develop relationships.”

Yugo Ministries has been taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Mexico since 1964. They train and host youth, adult and family teams from the U.S. and Canada to work in cross-cultural evangelistic, construction, and mercy ministry efforts.

Cypress Church partners with missions organizations around the globe to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ to the world with actions as well as words. This summer other teams from the Cypress area have traveled to Ecuador, India and New Orleans to assist needy individuals and families.

Information about global mission opportunities is available at (714) 952-3001 or email: info@cypresschurch.net. The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Worship services are held on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Bible studies and activities for all ages are available. The church website is located at: http://www.cypresschurch.net/

Photo Caption #1: Families from Cypress Church working alongside their counterparts in Lomas Bonitas, Mexico to build a new home.

Photo Caption #2: Ten Orange County residents ranging from grade school age to adults assisted local residents and YUGO Ministries in Mexico this summer.

Photo Caption #3: A needy family in Mexico has moved from a living under a tarp to a new home as a result of volunteers from Cypress Church serving others in the Name of Jesus.

Bicycle Maintenance and Training Ride on August 4th

Time to bring the old bike out of the garage, dust it off, and fill up those tires. Team Cypress Church invites you to join them for a bicycle maintenance and training ride on Saturday, August 4, 2012 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Our team of seasoned bicycle riders will be set up in the Cypress Church parking lot to help you air up your tires, lube your chain, and also take care of some minor bike maintenance to help you get pedaling again.

After everyone has their bikes ready to roll, the team plans a short training ride. Please note that all riders must wear a helmet regardless of age.

Team Cypress Church has many activities of interest to area cyclists. If you are on Facebook you may join the Team Cypress Church Cycling Ministry group at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/341205513054/

For additional information about our Bicycle Maintenance and Training Ride you may contact Gerald Torres at (714) 329-8588 or email: 1bikeking@gmail.com.

The Cypress Church main campus is located at 6143 Ball Rd. in Cypress, CA 90630. Sunday services are at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Church information is available at (714) 952-3001 or visit the website at: http://www.cypresschurch.net/

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.