CBCGL EM News 05/07/2021

by | May 7, 2021 | Announcement, CrossPoint Community Ministry | 0 comments

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Here’s a little sermon preview for Mother’s Day (May 9):

What are you preparing for? Are you preparing anything special for Mother’s Day? I know that some people here are preparing for graduation! They have completed the work and are being recognized or have been recognized as graduates this weekend. I’m preparing for things. For example, I’m preparing to do a project with college students this summer. I’m also working with the leaders in the English congregation to prepare for a more consistent return to church! We prepare for all sorts of things. For example, maybe you are preparing for taxes. Normally, the government says that April 15th is the day to pay your taxes. But this year, due to the pandemic, they gave people until May 17th. So, if you haven’t done your taxes yet, you will be preparing those in the coming days…”

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One thing you can prepare are communion elements – we will have communion together this Sunday!

Next weekend, Sunday 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. To help us prepare, 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 (May 7 – May 13, 2021):

1. Tonight, May 7, 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 community. Join us!


Meeting ID: 685 376 249

Password: 840840

Join by phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

2. EM Sunday School and YAs Sunday School – on May 9 – are meeting again at 9:45 am.

  1. The Young Adults are meeting in small groups this week: Formed for Justice is meeting Sunday morning; Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and Boundaries are meeting on Tuesday Night.
  2. The “Essentials of World Missions” Sunday School continues this Sunday via the following link:
    Meeting ID: 491 248 585
    Password: 403767
    Join by phone:+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

3. This Sunday, May 9, Pastor Nathan Willems will be preaching. Pray for him!

  1. Text: Matthew 3:1-12
  2. Title: Prepare the Way
  3. Live stream via Youtube: http://cbcgl.org/resources/live-stream/
  4. Coworker reminder.
  5. Please prepare elements at home for communion!

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4. The Ladies Fellowship will meet on May 16. The meeting will be done online. HsiaoFang MacDonald will be presenting the second message “Pray through Psalms”

5. Tuesday Night Alpha began on March 23. We are 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

Password: 233191

6. 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.

7. 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

8. All other announcements can be found here (in our English Ministry bulletin).

For Prayer:

  1. Our time in prayer shows what we think about God! Do you see your need of Him? Or are you trying to live this life without / apart from Him? Please join our Wednesday night prayer meeting (7:45 – 9:15 pm) even if you can’t participate the whole time.
    Meeting ID: 758 587 937
    Password: 030086
    Join by phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

    Young Adults Prayer Meeting: Wednesday night @ 7:45 – 9:30 pm –
    Meeting ID: 868 9398 2884
    Password: 197791

  2. Here is our list of prayer and service requests. The service request tab is for brothers and sisters to ask for assistance or announce any give-away items. It is an attempt from EM to reach out and take care of those in need among us. You may also enter yours via the provided link:

    In Christ, your servant, SDG,
    Nathan Willems