The Triune God Makes Himself Known
We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!

The Bible
All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God's redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm these additional Essential of our faith:

The Person and Work of Jesus
Jesus Christ, the living Word, become flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.

The Work of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. he convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.

Our Need
Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God's free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and received Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.

The Church
The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting, she awaits the return of her Lord.

Come Lord Jesus
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth-personally, visibly, and bodily - to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." (Rev. 22:20)

Our Mission
The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to 'Him who loved us and gave Himself for us,' He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. 'For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.' (Eph. 2:10)

March 18, 2020 - Cup Church COVID-19 Update

March 18, 2020 COVID-19 Update (Click Link to open as pdf)

 

March 18, 2020 - Cup Church COVID-19 Update

Cast all your anxiety on God, for he cares for you.  - 1 Peter 5:7

 

Worship online-only for next two Sundays; group meetings cancelled through March 31

 

Dear Cup family and friends,

As all of you know, the response to the coronavirus pandemic has been changing rapidly. Last week, we were told to keep group gatherings under 250 people, now that number has dropped to group gatherings no larger than 10. In an effort to be good citizens both in our country and toward the Lord, the Cup EPC session has made the following decisions:

  1. We will not be holding worship services together for the next two Sundays (March 22 and 29). We will reevaluate the situation at that time for April.
  2. No church group activities will be held in the building during the rest of March. We have also cancelled the Seder meal scheduled for April 7.
  3. We are allowing Christian Counseling Associates to continue to use the building at this time, with the understanding that they are observing the current COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings.
    We are currently allowing NA to continue to meet, provided they to observe the COVID-19 restrictions on group size, spacing, and cleansing following their meetings. All other groups are not to use the building through the rest of March.
  4. We will be posting a sermon and at least part of a worship service on the church webpage (cupepc.org). We are working out the details and will post these as they are worked out, but we are confident that much of our Sunday worship can be presented for you to join in online.
  5. We are encouraging our Elders to be in communication with our members and regular visitors, and I hope we can ALL be looking for ways to talk, email, or write to each other. Certainly, our older members need this, but many others are also facing difficult circumstances with jobs, health, or boredom. Let’s find ways to serve and bless each other!
  6. I am posting short devotional videos on my personal Facebook page, at least through the rest of Lent. Feel free to look at those, or ‘friend’ me if you haven’t done so already.
  7. WE HAVE ORDERED THE EASTER FLOWERS. Our hope is that we will be celebrating the Lord’s resurrection together on April 12, but even if we are not, we will have your flowers available for pick up on that weekend.

 

We will get through this together! God is still in charge, and I’ve already seen ways in which this challenging experience is bringing some people closer to each other – and to the Lord!

You can still reach us at the church office (724-843-1594).

Blessings,
Pastor Scott