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UPCOMING EVENT:


Grandma Sally and Oscar - LIVE!

Saturday, September 11th

from 1pm to 3pm



Grandma Sally (ventriloquist) and Oscar, her sidekick, have traveled worldwide, from cruise ships to concert halls.


This Saturday, Sept 11th, they will be at Peyton Community Church. The first hour Grandma Sally and Oscar will be performing for you. Afterwards, there will be some refreshments to enjoy, games to play, and treats to take home.


For all ages, young and old


See a video of them on our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Peyton-Community-Church-1495048190800003/videos










Covid-19 Update 8/2/20


You may be interested in knowing the Biblical support for Peyton Community Church's position for keeping the church open.   We agree with John MacArthur's statement at Grace Community Church in California which provides the Biblical support for keeping the church open. Below are highlights of his statement.


A Biblical Case for the Church’s Duty to Remain Open

by John MacArthur


Christ is Lord of all. He is the one true head of the church (Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18). He is also King of kings—sovereign over every earthly authority (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16)....As His people, we are subject to His will and commands as revealed in Scripture. Therefore we cannot and will not acquiesce to a government-imposed moratorium on our weekly congregational worship or other regular corporate gatherings. Compliance would be disobedience to our Lord’s clear commands....


God has established three institutions within human society: the family, the state, and the church. Each institution has a sphere of authority with jurisdictional limits that must be respected...Church leaders’ authority (which is delegated to them by Christ) is limited to church matters. And government is specifically tasked with the oversight and protection of civic peace and well-being within the boundaries of a nation or community. God has not granted civic rulers authority over the doctrine, practice, or polity of the church. The biblical framework limits the authority of each institution to its specific jurisdiction...


When any one of the three institutions exceeds the bounds of its jurisdiction it is the duty of the other institutions to curtail that overreach. Therefore, when any government official issues orders regulating worship (such as bans on singing, caps on attendance, or prohibitions against gatherings and services), he steps outside the legitimate bounds of his God-ordained authority as a civic official and arrogates to himself authority that God expressly grants only to the Lord Jesus Christ as sovereign over His Kingdom, which is the church. His rule is mediated to local churches through those pastors and elders who teach His Word (Matthew 16:18–19; 2 Timothy 3:16–4:2)...


Jesus drew a stark distinction between those two kingdoms when He said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's” (Mark 12:17). Our Lord Himself always rendered to Caesar what was Caesar's, but He never offered to Caesar what belongs solely to God...


As pastors and elders, we cannot hand over to earthly authorities any privilege or power that belongs solely to Christ as head of His church. Pastors and elders are the ones to whom Christ has given the duty and the right to exercise His spiritual authority in the church (1 Peter 5:1–4; Hebrews 13:7, 17)—and Scripture alone defines how and whom they are to serve (1 Corinthians 4:1–4). They have no duty to follow orders from a civil government attempting to regulate the worship or governance of the church.


Our argument therefore is purposely not grounded in the First Amendment; it is based on the same biblical principles that the Amendment itself is founded upon. The exercise of true religion is a divine duty given to men and women created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26–27; Acts 4:18–20; 5:29; cf. Matthew 22:16–22). In other words, freedom of worship is a command of God, not a privilege granted by the state...

As government policy moves further away from biblical principles, and as legal and political pressures against the church intensify, we must recognize that the Lord may be using these pressures as means of purging to reveal the true church. Succumbing to governmental overreach may cause churches to remain closed indefinitely. How can the true church of Jesus Christ distinguish herself in such a hostile climate? There is only one way: bold allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ...

To government officials, we respectfully say with the apostles, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge” (Acts 4:19). And our unhesitating reply to that question is the same as the apostles’: “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).

Addendum

However, because we could not possibly have known the true severity of the virus, and because we care about people as our Lord did, we believe guarding public health against serious contagions is a rightful function of Christians as well as civil government. Therefore, we voluntarily followed the initial recommendations of our government. It is, of course, legitimate for Christians to abstain from the assembly of saints temporarily in the face of illness or an imminent threat to public health.

But we are now more than twenty weeks into the unrelieved restrictions. It is apparent that those original projections of death were wrong and the virus is nowhere near as dangerous as originally feared. Still, roughly forty percent of the year has passed with our church essentially unable to gather in a normal way. Pastors’ ability to shepherd their flocks has been severely curtailed. The unity and influence of the church has been threatened. Opportunities for believers to serve and minister to one another have been missed. And the suffering of Christians who are troubled, fearful, distressed, infirm, or otherwise in urgent need of fellowship and encouragement has been magnified beyond anything that could reasonably be considered just or necessary. Major public events that were planned for 2021 are already being canceled, signaling that officials are preparing to keep restrictions in place into next year and beyond. That forces churches to choose between the clear command of our Lord and the government officials. Therefore, following the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, we gladly choose to obey Him.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions are concerns.


Pastor Keith
719-215-1333 (church office)
keith@peytoncommunitychurch.org


Covid-19 Update 7/16/20


Just wanted reach out and give you an update on the church.  First of all, we are OPEN. Sunday service, women's prayer ministry, Bible study, and men's prayer ministry are taking place at their regularly scheduled days and times.

 

 

Since our congregation is particularly vulnerable to this virus, we are taking some additional precautions.  We have ordered some pre-filled communion cups with wafers.  We have also ordered 3 touchless hand sanitizer stations to place at the entrances to the Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and the Parsonage.  

 

I would like to thank you for mailing in your tithes and offerings to the church.  I know that this might be a difficult time financially for some of you due to all of the business closures. Your generous support of the church is greatly appreciated.

 

"The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace."  Numbers 6:24-26

 


Pastor Keith

719-215-1333 (church office)

keith@peytoncommunitychurch.org

              





Peyton Community Church is a body of believers who worship, praise and adore our God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Peyton, Colorado.


God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.   John 4:24












The Peyton Community Church building is in the process of being restored. The restoration began in 2014 and is close to being finished.  There has been a tremendous outpouring of support from the community.  We appreciate everyone who has donated their time and effort in helping restore God's church.  The Lord has truly blessed this church as a place to worship and hear the gospel preached in Peyton, Colorado.