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6/30/13 Final Crystal Cathedral Worship Service

6/30/13 Final Crystal Cathedral Worship Service

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see video at
www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-jfRgVNFAc
see jim kok retirement segment alone at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC3WszC1j90
...so this is it..the day finally comes..the last-ever Crystal Cathedral service after 33 years in the big glass church (since 1980) & since Robert H. Schuller started preaching from the top of a drive-in theatre in 1955 (58 years ago) , albeit the church will continue as will the Hour of Power but at a different location..about a mile away at what is now the old St. Callistus church (Roman Catholic), while the St. Callistus congregation will begin having their mass in the arboretum on the Crystal cathedral campus but last thing I heard there will not be any catholic mass in the Crystal cathedral (Or "Christ Cathedral" as it is now called until they completely restore everything and it adheres to catholic "standards"...and that may not be until 2015 ... ; anyways, Robbie Schuller (the grandson of the founder) led the final service and apparently is now the designated "senior pastor" , and Robert A. Schuller (Robbie's dad, and the son of the founder) was also present at the final service and read the scripture and gave the final benediction. Also Jim Kok was recognized for his many years of pastoral care & kindness services (see his portion alone at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC3WszC1j90 ), among other things...as his retirement was announced albeit he will apparently continue to volunteer his services for the church at the new location (Jim is a CRC ordained pastor who came to the Crystal Cathedral in 1984 to lead the pastoral care ministry, and he branched off into doing Care & Kindness ministry and conferences, & CPE (clinical pastoral education), among other things. The congregation gave him a standing ovation and the pastors presented a plaque of appreciation. There was also some beautiful music by various musicians (Dorothy Benham, and also the Baker brothers, as well as one of the graduates of the Crystal Cathedral school on piano)...also all the different departments and various volunteers were recognized. It was VERY hot ...hottest weekend of the year so far.. record heat around "the southland"...and I wondered why they didn't open the giant doors to let some breeze in...and then Bobby announced that the doors had just broken in the last week or so...and quipped "not our problem anymore"..and there was some group baptisms (not immersion style).. and Robby gave a final homily (sermon)... and then Robert A. Schuller gave the famous benediction of his father ... and that was THE END ! ...albeit they also had a "final ceremony" outside with the mayor of Garden Grove and other persons..which I didn't stay to attend (had to get another function)... ; meanwhile, construction on the arboreturm (not sure what they are doing) was actually in progress during the service..these are the contractors for the Roman Catholic diocese..apparently trying to get it ready for the St. Callistus congregation..

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see video at
www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-jfRgVNFAc
see jim kok retirement segment alone at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC3WszC1j90
...so this is it..the day finally comes..the last-ever Crystal Cathedral service after 33 years in the big glass church (since 1980) & since Robert H. Schuller started preaching from the top of a drive-in theatre in 1955 (58 years ago) , albeit the church will continue as will the Hour of Power but at a different location..about a mile away at what is now the old St. Callistus church (Roman Catholic), while the St. Callistus congregation will begin having their mass in the arboretum on the Crystal cathedral campus but last thing I heard there will not be any catholic mass in the Crystal cathedral (Or "Christ Cathedral" as it is now called until they completely restore everything and it adheres to catholic "standards"...and that may not be until 2015 ... ; anyways, Robbie Schuller (the grandson of the founder) led the final service and apparently is now the designated "senior pastor" , and Robert A. Schuller (Robbie's dad, and the son of the founder) was also present at the final service and read the scripture and gave the final benediction. Also Jim Kok was recognized for his many years of pastoral care & kindness services (see his portion alone at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC3WszC1j90 ), among other things...as his retirement was announced albeit he will apparently continue to volunteer his services for the church at the new location (Jim is a CRC ordained pastor who came to the Crystal Cathedral in 1984 to lead the pastoral care ministry, and he branched off into doing Care & Kindness ministry and conferences, & CPE (clinical pastoral education), among other things. The congregation gave him a standing ovation and the pastors presented a plaque of appreciation. There was also some beautiful music by various musicians (Dorothy Benham, and also the Baker brothers, as well as one of the graduates of the Crystal Cathedral school on piano)...also all the different departments and various volunteers were recognized. It was VERY hot ...hottest weekend of the year so far.. record heat around "the southland"...and I wondered why they didn't open the giant doors to let some breeze in...and then Bobby announced that the doors had just broken in the last week or so...and quipped "not our problem anymore"..and there was some group baptisms (not immersion style).. and Robby gave a final homily (sermon)... and then Robert A. Schuller gave the famous benediction of his father ... and that was THE END ! ...albeit they also had a "final ceremony" outside with the mayor of Garden Grove and other persons..which I didn't stay to attend (had to get another function)... ; meanwhile, construction on the arboreturm (not sure what they are doing) was actually in progress during the service..these are the contractors for the Roman Catholic diocese..apparently trying to get it ready for the St. Callistus congregation..

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FINAL CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL WORSHIP SERVICE, JUNE 30, 2013

Also see video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-jfRgVNFAc and see Jim Kok retirement segment at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC3WszC1j90

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“Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. 1 Corinthians 1:18

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He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside.” Job 23:10-11

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Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:15

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“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth.” Job
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“Jesus is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” Hebrews 7:25

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“It is written, "As surely as I live," says the Lord, "every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God." Romans 14:11

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“Since the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities -- his eternal power and divine nature -- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. “
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Jesus said, "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one." John
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“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
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“If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved…

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. …For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10

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“God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:17

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“I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Corinthians 1:10

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“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans
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“The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:17-18

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“God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10

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“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life in Christ has set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2

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“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

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“For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again. 2
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...with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God,

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...which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

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“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23-24

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“He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24

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“If, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life. Romans 5:10

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...so this is it..the day finally comes..the last-ever Crystal Cathedral service after 33 years in the big glass church (since 1980) & since Robert H. Schuller started preaching from the top of a drive-in theatre in 1955 (58 years ago) , albeit the church will continue as will the Hour of Power but at a different location..about a mile away at what is now the old St. Callistus church (Roman Catholic), while the St. Callistus congregation will begin having their mass in the arboretum on the Crystal cathedral campus but last thing I heard there will not be any catholic mass in the Crystal cathedral (Or "Christ Cathedral" as it is now called until they completely restore everything
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and it adheres to catholic "standards"...and that may not be until 2015 ... ; anyways, Robbie Schuller (the grandson of the founder) led the final service and apparently is now the designated "senior pastor" , and Robert A. Schuller (Robbie's dad, and the son of the founder) was also present at the final service and read the scripture and gave the final benediction. Also Jim Kok was recognized for his many years of pastoral care & kindness services (see his portion alone at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC3WszC1j90 ), among other things...as his retirement was announced albeit he will apparently
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continue to volunteer his services for the church at the new location (Jim is a CRC ordained pastor who came to the Crystal Cathedral in 1984 to lead the pastoral care ministry, and he branched off into doing Care & Kindness ministry and conferences, & CPE (clinical pastoral education), among other things. The congregation gave him a standing ovation and the pastors presented a plaque of appreciation. There was also some beautiful music by various musicians (Dorothy Benham, and also the Baker brothers, as well as one of the graduates of the Crystal
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Cathedral school on piano)...also all the different departments and various volunteers were recognized. It was VERY hot ...hottest weekend of the year so far.. record heat around "the southland"...and I wondered why they didn't open the giant doors to let some breeze in...and then Bobby announced that the doors had just broken in the last week or so...and quipped "not our problem anymore"..and there was some group baptisms (not immersion style).. and Robby gave a final homily (sermon)... and then Robert A. Schuller gave the famous benediction of his father ... and that was THE END !
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...albeit they also had a "final ceremony" outside with the mayor of Garden Grove and other persons..which I didn't stay to attend (had to get another function)... ; meanwhile, construction on the arboreturm (not sure what they are doing) was actually in progress during the service..these are the contractors for the Roman Catholic diocese..apparently trying to get it ready for the St. Callistus congregation.. ….once again, The Crystal Cathedral Congregation will continue to worship at a new location (one mile away at the old
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St. Callistus church) under the name of “Shepherd Grove Church”, and the Hour of Power will also continue to air with the same name. The Roman Catholic diocese are the new owners of the Crystal Cathedral campus and have renamed it the “Christ Cathedral.” The local Catholic congregation of St. Callistus will have their worship services & mass in the arboretum and will also continue their catholic school on the new premises. The glass cathedral will be not be used for future Catholic services until it has been refurbished and converted into appropriate Catholic decorum.
see jim kok retirement video segment alone at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC3WszC1j90

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THANKS for the MEMORIE S
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