Wednesday, April 28, 2010

National Day of Prayer at Cypress Church on May 6th

Cypress Church invites the community to join others across the nation in praying for the great needs around us and the furtherance of the great freedoms we experience in our country. This exciting night marks the 59th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer and will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm. The nationwide theme for this day is *Prayer For Such A Time As This.*

*In this time of economic and spiritual crisis the need for a solid commitment to prayer is absolutely essential for our nation,* stated Prayer Ministry Leader Jim Whitney. The goal of this special night is to gather together in unity seeking our All-Powerful God as we discover and pray for the needs of our nation and community.

The entire community is encouraged to come to Cypress Church on Thursday, May 6th at 7:00 pm to pray for our nation, our community and our government leaders. This is the *Year of Worship* at Cypress Church and prayer is a vital part of worshipping God.

Cypress Church holds a weekly prayer meeting every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Sunday worship is at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. More information about the National Day of Prayer is available by phone at (714) 952-3001. The Cypress Church web site is located at:

Photo Caption: Cypress Church Prayer Ministry Leader Jim Whitney calls on all Americans to pray for our country. *In this time of economic and spiritual crisis the need for a solid commitment to prayer is absolutely essential for our nation.*

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jason Squires Leads Worship At Cypress Church

Christian singer and songwriter Jason Squires was featured as the guest worship leader at Cypress Church on Sunday, April 11, 2010. Jason has been touring on behalf of World Vision since 2006. He led the congregation in the worship songs *Mighty to Save,* *Shout to the Lord* and other praise and worship tunes.

During Jason’s travels he has been to Mexico and Peru as well as California, Oregon and Washington. He and his wife Kacee live in Woodland near Sacramento. Jason is a graduate from the music and worship studies program at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California.

Acoustic guitar music and Christian vocals are the heart and soul of Jason Squires’ repertoire. His music is featured on many internet downloading sites including: iTunes, Yahoo music and Verizon. Jason has produced three CD music albums. His first was *Here Am I* released in 2005, followed by the release of *Send Me* in 2007. His most recent work is the album *Renewed* which went public on September 11, 2009.

The primary purpose for Jason and Kacee*s visit to Cypress Church was to encourage local residents to support needy children through the ministry of the World Vision organization. Jason and Kacee personally sponsor five orphans from Brazil, Myanmar, Tanzania, Indonesia and Peru.

Information about the music and ministry of Jason Squires is available on the internet at: Information about sponsoring needy children through World Vision is available by email at:

Cypress Church is committed to global as well as community missions and service. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. at 6143 Ball Road. Information is available at (714) 952-3001 or follow Cypress Church on Facebook, Twitter or Livestream.

Photo Caption: Christian artist Jason Squires from Woodland, CA was the guest worship leader at Cypress Church on April 11th. Jason and his wife Kacee travel on behalf of the World Vision organization and encourage others to sponsor needy children.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Staycation Weekend Planned At Cypress Church

Have you ever wondered if you are settling for less than this life has to offer? Do you feel a longing for more? Would you like to discover how to lead an overflowing and abundant life? These are the questions that will be addressed on *Staycation* weekend at Cypress Church.

Cypress Church will sponsor *Cypress Staycation* on Friday and Saturday, April 23rd and 24th, at the church campus located at 6143 Ball Rd just east of Valley View. This event is planned for ladies ages 18 to 80 (and beyond) to connect with current friends, make new friends and also to connect with God.

This exciting weekend will begin on Friday night April 23rd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Staycation team member Suzanne McElderry explained: “Our goal is to provide lots of chances to interact with each other and to decompress from our hectic and stressful lives through much-needed girltime, singing, reflection and inspiration from God's Word."

The fun will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning with breakfast in the *Staycation* Cafe. Then from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon there will be opportunities to meet up with friends and make new ones. Activities will include singing, praying and engaging in God's word together while seeking to understand one of Jesus’ last conversations with His disciples from Chapter 15 of the Gospel of John.

The *Staycation* CafĂ© will feature a Taco Bar lunch for all. Then there will be free time to explore the many activities available to choose from. At 3:00 p.m. there will be another chance to connect with God through teaching, communion, worship and testimonies. “Staycation” will conclude at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Those who attend will be able to leave fully filled and refreshed both spiritually and physically.

The cost for this two day event is $20. Reservations may be made by calling the Cypress Church office at (714) 952-3001) or email: Reservations will be accepted until April 22nd. The public is invited to connect with Cypress Church on Facebook, Twitter and Livestream. Sunday worship is at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m.

Photo Caption: *Cypress Staycation* is a two day getaway event planned for Friday and Saturday April 23rd and 24th at Cypress Church.
Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cypress Men Gather for Annual Golf Tournament

Get your foursome ready! It's time to golf! The annual Cypress Church Men’s Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 17th at Birch Hills Golf Course in Brea. The cost is $55 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls, lunch, snacks and prizes.

Cypress Church has many activities available for men in the northern Orange County area. There is a basketball game on Saturday mornings from 7 to 9 a.m. Men’s Bible Study Fellowship meets Monday evenings starting at 6:55 p.m. The Knights of the Holy Grill meet on a regular basis to provide service to local community groups.

The Cypress Church campus is located at 6154 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday Bible study and worship is at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Information about the Golf Tournament and other activities for men is available from Todd Zuleger at (714) 448-1765 or email

Photo Caption: Men from Cypress Church invite others from the community to gather with them for their Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 17th at Birch Hills Golf Course in Brea.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cypress Church Celebrates Easter Week

Cypress Church began their celebration of the Easter season with special Palm Sunday services on March 28th. The contemporary worship team and praise band joined with a string ensemble and horn section in leading the congregation. Palm Sunday celebrated the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. 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.” At Cypress Church the Sunday School children led a parade in the aisles waving palm fronds.

Cypress Church Student Ministries, in conjunction with other area churches, sponsored Collective Voice Community Worship on Tuesday, March 30th. The focus of this experience was on Passion Week events climaxing with the victory won by Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. Jesus’ finished work on Calvary allows Christians to experience new life and this new life is available to all who believe in Jesus. Maundy Thursday is celebrated with an evening Communion Service at 7:00 p.m. on April 1st. The theme is the journey to the Upper Room the night before Jesus went to the cross. The term Maundy, means *mandate* or *command,* and refers to the new command Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper.

On Good Friday, April 2nd, the worship service will focus on Christ’s journey from the Upper Room to the Cross. 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. The Worship Center will be dark with an occasional candle penetrating the shadows. There will be live music, video presentations and other creative elements.

Sunday, April 4th 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 praise band lead the congregation in worshiping the Risen Savior. Senior Pastor Mike McKay will present a message about Jesus and His resurrection. 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. These will include a presentation of the story of Easter, exciting games and an egg hunt.

The Cypress Church 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 and the public may also subscribe to the online version of the monthly *Connections* magazine. Additional information is available at (714) 952-3001. The Cypress Church website is located at: The church email is:

Photo Caption: The contemporary worship team led the congregation in song on Palm Sunday at Cypress Church. There will be three worship services on Easter Sunday, April 4th.
Bible teaching from Pastor Mike McKay available at:
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Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001