Happy Birthday, Precious Mother of Mine!

2 Timothy 1:5 (MSG) “That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you!”

Mother’s Day weekend 2016 is upon us and I’d like to wish all who qualify under that honorable title a very Happy Mother’s Day!

My own precious mother, Janice Haymon, will be celebrating her 75th birthday this very same weekend (5/7) and I’d like to express a deep and heartfelt thanksgiving to the Lord for her. Love is portrayed in far too many ways to recount in one short article. However, a major area of demonstration comes with the word “attentive.” All through my growing up years, I could always count on my mother watching out for the welfare of my siblings and I in every possible way. As time went by, as is a part of life, her attentiveness shifted from all-encompassing as babies and small children through the phases of necessary attention until even now. At my advanced age of 51, she is still happily attentive and engaged in the things that she knows are important to us. I’m thankful for her attention to our children. As you may know, she has 13 grandchildren! Her attentiveness to each of them is remarkable. They know beyond the shadow of a doubt that whether far or near, she is constantly thinking about them and loving them.

Mother, thank you for being a wonderful and godly example of true Christian motherhood! I love you. I hope this birthday/Mother’s Day combination is the happiest and most memorable ever!

I’m thankful for two more mothers God has placed in my life: my amazing wife, LaRonda, and her sweet mother, Sis. Gayle. I wish them a Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

Mothers are strong links in the generational chain. Today we find a mighty and deeply spiritual generation of apostolics who are that way because, like Timothy  of the New Testament, we have faithful mothers!

Keep scrolling for details regarding events this weekend through next week.

We are on the cusp of one of the most anointed and Holy Spirit-infused weeks of this entire year!

Pastor Haymon


5/7, Monthly Music Ministry Rehearsals:

  • 2:30 PM-Musicians;
  • 3:00 PM-Orchestra;
  • 4:00 PM-Mass choir;
  • 5:00 PM-Ensemble. 

5/8, Mother’s Day Celebration, 9AM-10:00AM:

CAC Unbound Youth Retreat, Thursday-Saturday


Guest Speaker for the Retreat (as well as Tuesday and Sunday Revival Services), Rev. Jason Gallion, Indianapolis, IN. 

What?! Another Snowy Weekend!?

“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?” (Job 38:22)
(I feel almost like saying, “Yes, Lord! We’ve reached our quota for this winter!” Smiles.)

As you’ve heard me say, I am really ready for the Spring to fully “spring!” Surely, it won’t be long until all of this snow is gone for a good half of the year! In the meantime, here we are, facing yet another storm with double digit inch accumulations across the front range. With that in mind, we are maintaining our current church activity schedule (posted to www.cacdenver.org) but would like to be sure that everybody is notified in the event of potential weather-related changes. The only cancellation, as of this message, is the Youth door-to-door outreach originally scheduled for Saturday.

Times like these are where our new online church community, FellowshipOne, will really shine. As you may recall, last Sunday was the deadline for logging in and setting up your personal profile. We will begin rolling out communications with this system during the current storm. Please be sure you have signed in (click here) and made personal entries regarding your birthday (for age groups), postal address, and your preferred email address and cell number for receiving vital church alerts and notifications. IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE PERSONAL NOTIFICATIONS. (As we transition, be sure to check your “spam” email folder for any mistaken messages from FellowshipOne). Thank you for making this a priority!

CHURCH WIDE PRAYER WEEK IS HERE! Sunday is May 1st, so be sure you’ve signed up for a daily time slot for prayer on our CAC 24-hour Prayer Chain. We have a fresh listing of names and times at http://www.cacdenver.org for handy reference.

“What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15).

Beginning Sunday, as a church family, we can hardly wait for our personally committed timeslot to seek the Lord! Why is that? Because, as we hit our knees, we pray with the understanding that “God shall supply all our need according to His riches in glory!” As we were informed in our breakout Bible study groups last Tuesday, God is “on the job and ready to meet our needs” no matter what they are! Are you feeling at a distance from Jesus? Pray! Are you lacking material sufficiency? Pray! Are you facing danger? Pray! Stories of needs, prayers, and God’s responses are abundant in the Bible. (Click here to access the Prayer Bible Study handout).You’ll want to make reference to our study as you pray, noting the areas of personal need that you indicated. MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING! DON’T MISS OUT BY PRAYERLESSNESS!

If you need help with any of the above sign-ups and technologies, please contact my secretary, Sis. Katrina Glover at Katrina.Glover@cacdenver.org. She’s a major blessing to CAC!

Thank you for your attention and for your faithfulness!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Haymon
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Specific church prayer needs are as follows:
Bro. Christian Avant has shipped out for Basic Training in San Diego to further his career. Pray for his safekeeping and for his wife, Sis. Cortney.
Baby Joseph Sala has experienced improvements in his stability since we prayed last Tuesday night! Please keep holding him up, praying specifically for heart surgery in the next week or so, Lord willing.

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Upcoming events:





UnBound Youth Ministries Retreat with Rev. Jason Gallion and family:

God’s Prayer Promises

By clicking on the image below, you can access our a handy worksheet for personal study and devotion (a handout used at CAC Worship and the Word on Tuesday, March 26, 2016). We especially encourage you to prayerfully fill in the far right column “My Need for…” for future reference. Let’s pray together for miraculous intervention during our churchwide prayer week, the first week of May 2016, and BEYOND!

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Prayer Chart Link

CAC Upcoming: Something For Everyone!

It has been a busy yet fulfilling week at CAC! We welcome our resident missionaries back home from Athens, Greece. Don and Jared Haymon were a tremendous blessing at the international church youth revival in the heart of that city last week. Here is a collage of just a few pictures resulting from an anointed trip. We’re very thankful to report that several received the gift of the Holy Ghost during their services.

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I’m personally very grateful and honored by the 15 or so chaplains who showed up at the chaplaincy deployment meeting on Wednesday night.  For those of you who missed the meeting, there will be updates and opportunities forthcoming. As for those who attended, many signed up to begin active-duty both in CAC and beyond our four walls in the general public.  Never forget, the church should never be measured by its seating capacity, but rather by it’s SENDING capacity! I’m so very grateful for the laborers who are entering into an exciting new field of harvest in the world of Chaplaincy.


A TINY bit of housekeeping before we move on…. Please click on the image below to be directed to our new CAC Membership system, FellowshipOne. If you have not already, please “sign up” at the resulting page. By so doing, you’ll be sure to receive all future communication from CAC. You’ll also have access to your personal and family profile for online giving as well as the ability to monitor and edit your contact information and privacy preferences. We need this to be completed by tomorrow, April 23rd, in order to begin eliminating other costly and outdated databases and communication systems. Thank you!

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The rest of this blog is pictorial. Please carefully peruse the following panels for information and details with regard to upcoming events and activities. There is something for everyone, so don’t allow yourself to be isolated! The body of Christ at CAC is moving forward in apostolic revival… Are you coming with us? 🙏😇👍

 


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For more details, please contact our youth leadership, Bro. John or Sis. Sarah Bolen.

 


 

 

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Pastor’s Friday Update: Confidence.

CONFIDENCE… A WORD THAT CAN BE TRACED TO LATIN ROOTS MEANING: “ASSURANCE BASED ON INSUFFICIENT GROUNDS.” WHAT A REVELATION! FAITH, TRUST, ASSURANCE IN GOD DEFIES LOGIC AND SCIENTIFIC FACTS! WE SIMPLY TRUST GOD, EVEN WHEN THROWN IN THE FIERY FURNACE, THE FURIOUS, CRASHING WAVES OF THE SEA, AND/OR THE LION’S DEN! OUR CONFIDENCE IS IN THINGS NOT SEEN AND THINGS HOPED FOR. GOD WILL NEVER FAIL US!

May you be encouraged to step out in faith today, as you consider this short Bible passage:

Hebrews 10:35 (KJV)
“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.”

Noah had insufficient grounds to build the ark; Moses had insufficient grounds to raise his rod over the Red Sea; David had insufficient evidence to sling the smooth stone at Goliath; Gideon’s 300 men had insufficient grounds to break their clay pots and yell, “The sword of the Lord!” Today, you’ll have many opportunities to encounter the hesitation of the flesh over insufficient grounds to act, speak, or decide. Be not afraid and keep a tight grip on your confidence in Almighty God!

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Here are a few snapshots of the latest CAC news:

  
My sons, and CAC representatives, Don and Jared, arrived safely in Athens to be greeted by a thoughtful entourage. The local church is excited for their ministry during their annual Youth Crusade. They will be hosting music workshops, leading worship, and ministering the Word. Both are engaging in street evangelism as they invite the general public to join the services. Please pray for a mighty Holy Ghost outpouring through this weekend. Pray for the participating churches to be edified and for souls to be saved!

  
Thank God for worldwide revival, also happening right here in Denver, Colorado! Such a deep move of the Spirit accompanied Sis. Veri Branco’s baptism on Thursday! Congratulations to she and her family on Jesus’ Name revelation and baptism! We love this precious family. You’ll find them a delight, if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to meet them.
 

If you haven’t received an invitation email, or if you want to start a new personal CAC profile, please click on the graphic above to be directed to our new self-service membership portal. (Be sure to use the “sign up” button on the bottom of the screen.) We are making every effort to make your online connection with CAC, including contribution records, attendance records, as well as all registration records, as close as a few clicks away! Once you have completed this sign-in process, you’ll be set! Only when you change phone numbers, addresses, or download contribution statements, etc., will you need to log back in. Naturally, anytime you wish to confirm or compare your records with the CAC administration offices, it’ll be quick and easy. Thank you for your participation and cooperation in bringing your personal CAC records up-to-date! 
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BAKE SALE ALERT! 🙂 The Unbound Youth Ministry of CAC will be fundraising this Sunday with a tantalizing assortment of baked goods. Come ready to worship, hear the Word, and take home a tasty treat in support of our awesome youth group!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY (FRIDAY, 4/15) TO BRO. TOM SCHIRMER! You are loved and admired by your CAC family.

PRAYER FOCUS: It remains urgent that we hold baby Joseph Sala before the Lord in prayer. Currently hospitalized and in critical care, he’s needing the stabilizing hand of the Lord to steady his cardiovascular system and bring peace to his family. God has already worked many miracles surrounding his situation for which we’re so very grateful.

Both Bro. Bill Mellott and Sis. Linda Appenfelder are recovering well from their respective surgeries this week. Sis. Melissa Avant and Sis. Melissa Reed are recovering nicely from their respective surgeries last week. (Whew! It’s been an active couple of weeks for medical needs! God is coming through and demonstrating His amazing power to heal and deliver.)

Can hardly wait to see you on Sunday, along with a friend who’s never been to CAC before! 🙂

I pray God’s best and richest upon CAC as we move onward and upward in God-sent prayer and revival!

Pastor Haymon

A quick Pastor Haymon update… Forward!

 Can you imagine the misery of trying to worship freely and deeply in a church where the pastor is constantly judged, criticized, and put to task for his words and decisions?

Praise God, CAC has the beautiful distinction of being “the friendliest church in Denver,” while being the senior apostolic church in the metro area, even in the State of Colorado. God has been good to constantly send His approval, blessing, and Presence, which is more than enough to unite the serious and the mature in their worship and walk with God. 

I will forever be grateful for our amazing congregational gathering on Tuesday evening, April 5th. Wow! Depth and spiritual guidance on every level!

I would like to go on record with my deep gratitude to my father for once again bringing us his outstanding message: “Pentecost At The Crossroads.” Thankfully, it is recorded online for those who may have missed the service. I recommend that you do what I did, go back and listen to the archive, accessible via our church website. At the first part, while I was away preaching to our youth breakout, he said, “Your pastor is not on trial.” That phrase has been resonating with me ever since I heard it. I fully know that those were some seriously God-gifted words. 

I can hardly imagine the misery of attending a church where the pastor is on trial, whether in a formal legal sense or in a quietly personal unspoken sense. Talk about uncertainty! Talk about division! Talk about confusion! Yikes. Sounds like a place that needs to “pray through!” I can say that I’d not long want to worship, work, or walk with God in such an environment. 

The main reason I so deeply appreciate those words, “your pastor is not on trial,” is because they resonate with true New Tetament principles which are not popular in our generation. Here are a just a few embedded in the Rock of God’s Logos:

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (KJV) And we beseech you, brethren, to know [perceive, pay attention to] them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
[13] And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 

1 Peter 5:5-6 (KJV)
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
[6] Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time

One more…

Hebrews 13:17 (NCV)
Obey your leaders and act under their authority. They are watching over you, because they are responsible for your souls. Obey them so that they will do this work with joy, not sadness. It will not help you to make their work hard. 

Truly, to put a God-ordained pastor on trial is to arrogantly strip God of his position as the Final Judge and attempt to take it upon ourselves–a position for which none of us has passed the Bar. 

THIS IS WHY CAC ENJOYS LASTING HOLY GHOST POWER AND UNCOMMON LONGEVITY…. OUR JUDGE IS JESUS! We wholeheartedly and collectively defer judgment to him who alone sees everything!

2 Corinthians 5:10 (ESV)
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. 

CAC, as your senior pastor for nearly 20 years, it is my distinct and sobering honor to stand ready to give account to God. I think what Elder Haymon really had in mind was giving everyone a “joy boost” in recognizing the correct accountability direction. As saint, you get the joy of a clean and profitable record of account given to God; as pastor, I get the amazing joy of continued peace, strength, and cooperation by the most exciting and wonderful congregation in the world!

In a few closing words, it is on balance to acknowledge that times, places, people, and situations may arise that attempt to defy logic and agreement. Our approach in those times is the most crucial ingredient to a successful navigation back into peaceful waters. Once again referring to the wise counsel of Elder Haymon’s message last Tuesday night, “the most important thing we can do is pray!” Why do we seem to default so easily to the almost cliché idealism of prayer? The reason is simple: God is the only One to whom we should carry our grievances, our concerns, and anything that could stir strife among the Body of Christ. Think about it, a growing church will keep a pastor’s schedule extremely full if he has to spend time and go to the effort of going “on defense.”  (This is not to say that I do not love chatting and communing with God’s people. I would say there are very few pastors who are more approachable than I!) Take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there!

As for a bit of housekeeping… Don’t forget that tonight, Friday, May April 8, at 7:00 PM, is a mass choir rehearsal with Bro. Mark Yandris. Whether you can or cannot sing, if you have even the slightest interest or have been engaged in the past, feel free to join in this joyful group of happy and anointed singers! 

I am excited to hear the new songs and experience the refreshing presence of the Lord this coming Sunday morning and Sunday night with Bro. Yandris. Revival is here!

Don’t forget the youth Carwash fundraiser tomorrow in the CAC main driveway, from  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

May God bless each of you, your households, and your livelihoods.

Yours for the best present and future we can possibly imagine, in Jesus Christ,

Pastor Don Haymon

Rev. Wade Bass, CAC Midweek Guest Speaker, 3/15/16, 7:30 PM

You’ll not want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear an outstanding preacher of the gospel grace our pulpit. Rev. Wade Bass, Ocala, FL, is a highly sought-after speaker throughout the Pentecostal ranks. Bring a guest. Mark your calendar and don’t let anything interfere with your attendance!