Our God cares about the nations. He has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world (1 John 4:14), not just the Savior of you and me. God’s name is to be made great among the nations (cf. Psalm 67). One of the Sunday schools in the English Ministry is discussing World Missions for the next few months. We are talking about the work that God is doing in the world, even today. One of the Wednesday Night prayer meeting groups has been taking time to pray for Muslims because it is Ramadan. Please join us in praying that Muslims would know Jesus as more than just a prophet. Pray that they would know him as He truly is – the Light of the World, the sinless Savior, and the kind King over all and more!
If you want to know more about what God is doing in Mexico, one of the missionary families our church supports will be sharing in English with the Mandarin congregation tonight. The sharing begins at 7:30 via zoom. If you want the link, please e-mail Pastor Willems.
Another way of understanding what needs there are globally for missionaries can be found here: https://stratus.earth/?fbclid=IwAR0ZGFBqVBverjw5faD18HC-VJYjhJGrECFRDUOKv4IoGia9YfofcWespRs. This is a website that is packed with content about the needs of a specific place – particularly as it relates to access to the gospel.
Do you know the needs? Are you eager to learn more? Or do you need to pray that God would open your heart and eyes to care for those who don’t know Him?
Also, please don’t forget to let us know your opinion regarding the naming of the English congregation. So far, we have 16 responses. The form is open through today. Please let your opinion be known. To do that, we would like you to vote (by the end of today, April 30) via the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/H8xcZdy4bf
This weekend, Sunday May 2nd, and two weeks later, May 16, we plan to worship together in-person. Whether you’re vaccinated or not, please come! We’ll be wearing face masks and practicing social distancing. Please sign up to join us in-person! Here is the link for that: https://forms.gle/mUsX6xAyiTmxiFto6
Last but not least, Angie and I really do want to get to know you better. The Kingdom of God is not about programs; it’s about people! To get to know you better, we are scheduling conversations with the members and regular attendees of the English ministry. If you get an e-mail from us or a call from us, please do respond! If you want to sign up on your own, please use the following link. (You may need to copy this link and paste it into your browser.)
This Week (April 30 – May 6, 2021):
1. Tonight, (April 30, 2021) we will have Friday Night Bible Study. Join us at 7:30 as we take time to sing, share/study regarding the topic of prayer. Join us!
Meeting ID: 685 376 249
Join by phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
2. EM Sunday School and YAs Sunday School – on May 2 – are meting again at 9:45 am.
- The Young Adults are meeting as a large group this week: Radical by David Platt – Discussion
- The “Essentials of World Missions” Sunday School continues this Sunday via the following link:
Meeting ID: 491 248 585
Join by phone:+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
3. This Sunday, May 2, Pastor Nathan Willems will be preaching. Pray for him!
- Text: Luke 22:39-53
- Title: Agony and Admonition
- Live stream via Youtube: http://cbcgl.org/resources/live-stream/
- Coworker reminder.
Administration / Events
1. Tuesday Night Alpha began on March 23. It is meeting weekly on Tuesday nights, from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Pray for God’s work in and through Alpha and invite your friends. The zoom link can be found here:
Meeting ID: 820 8069 5483
2. CBCGL’s COVID-19 waiver form can be found at http://bit.ly/cbcgl-covid19-waiver
You are required to have completed this form and follow its guidance if you plan to participate in any in-person church activities.
3. Calling all VBS volunteers! It’s that time of year again! Our church will be hosting VBS 2021 from August 9th-13th. Looking for adult and youth volunteers who are willing to serve in VBS this year! Please apply using the link provided. Thank you! Here is the link: https://bit.ly/3eq9S4a
4. All other announcements can be found here (in our English Ministry bulletin).