We have a new sign! When you come to worship this Sunday (in person, sign-up link below), you’ll get a chance to see the new sign. Thanks to the people at CBCGL who put in the work to plan, design, order and install this on behalf of our church!
A new sign can be beneficial. The newness of it, the visibility of it, the prominence of it all work to let people know that a church – our church – can be found in this location. I do know that signage can be used by God to bring people into the church. I’ve heard testimonies from former members that they drove by and saw our old sign and felt God leading them to check it out. It’s great to have an updated sign.
But a word of caution. A sign doesn’t replace our witness. A sign doesn’t enhance our witness. A sign provides information, though it doesn’t speak as a witness. The work of witnessing belongs to you and me – members of the body of Christ. We have been given the task of being a witness in the places we go. The way that we live our lives and the good works that we do enhance our witness. We might have information about our church, but we are to do more than simply tell people about our church. We are to share with others the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the fact that they are welcome to join the family of God.
One great thing about this sign is that it is near the entrance and exit. As I look at it, and head out from church, I am hoping to be reminded that you and I are better witnesses than the new sign.
This 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. Please sign up to join us in-person! Here is the link for that: https://forms.gle/mUsX6xAyiTmxiFto6
Now is the time to make your opinion known. The English Ministry Leadership is requesting that you vote on your prayerfully preferred name for our ministry. Select the name of your choice by May 21, at noon. You can do so here: https://forms.office.com/r/HfRjLd4qGq
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 14 – May 20, 2021):
1. Tonight, May 14, 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 bearing fruit. 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 16 – are meeting again at 9:45 am.
- The Young Adults are meeting as a large group this week: They will be continuing the discussion of the book “Radical” by David Platt.
- 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 16, Pastor Raymond Lee will be preaching. Pray for him!
- Text: Exodus 20:2-17
- Title: The Ten Commandments and Modern Life (3)
- Live stream via Youtube: https://www.cbcgl.org/resources/live-stream/
- Coworker reminder.
Administration / Events
4. The Ladies Fellowship will meet on May 16 at 2 pm. 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
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).
In Christ, your servant, SDG,