Members of the English Congregation,
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” – Paul, 1 Timothy 2:1-4
The events of this past week call us not to worry or fear, but to prayer. We need to seek God’s mercy and grace for our nation’s leaders. Pray that those in leadership would do what they are in the position to do, to serve the people of our nation, and not serve their own interests. Pray that we would be able to lead a peaceful and quiet life – not one where we insist that our party won or that “such-and-such” is or is not our president. The quiet life is not a silent life. We are still to be witnesses. We are to live godly and dignified lives so that we can have credibility as witnesses.
Why do I talk about witnessing? It’s because God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. The truth is that we need Jesus. We need his presence and grace and love. We need the Holy Spirit to fill us, not so that we can have power, but so that we can use the power we have to serve others. We need God’s grace to pray for those in authority, even when we disagree with them or their policies. Will you commit, with me, to praying for “all who are in high positions”?
This Week (Jan. 8-14, 2021):
1. Tonight, (Jan. 8, 2021) there is Friday Night Bible Study is back on. We are studying Romans 12:3-16. Join us to see why we must be committed to the church and what that looks like!
2. EM Sunday School – is back in session.
Topic: CBCGL EM Sunday Class “52 Major Stories of the Bible” (9:45 am – 11:00 am):
Dial-in from your phone: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 491 248 585
3. YAs Sunday School (via Microsoft Teams) https://bit.ly/2AiOyLX
- The YAs Sunday School signup sheet is here.
4. Please join the CBCGL 2021 installation service for new Church Leaders at 11 am this Sunday, January 10.
Please join the English service live stream link a little earlier, at 11 am:http://cbcgl.org/resources/live-stream/
5. This Sunday, Pastor Raymond Lee will be sharing God’s word with us. Pray for him!
- Live stream via Youtube: http://cbcgl.org/resources/live-stream/
- Title: Living Out God’s Magnificent Word
- Text: Joshua 1:8, Hebrews 4:12
- Coworker reminder.
- Also, we will be celebrating communion. Please prepare elements in advance!
Administration / Events:
6. SIGN UP! The Office is updating the church directory for 2021. Your information will be protected and stored in our secure Microsoft Office system for church member access only. Each member and regular attendee is requested to complete this form. To do so, please follow the link below: (It takes less than 5 minutes. Do it now.)
7. CBCGL’s COVID-19 waiver form has been posted online at http://bit.ly/cbcgl-covid19-waiver
You are required to complete this form if you plan to participate in any in-person church activities.
8. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join our Alpha Course on Tuesday Night 8:00 to 9:00 pm (EST) (Asia Wednesday Morning 9:00 am – 10:00 am).
Contact: Marina Lam
Join Zoom Meeting [US Night EST Tuesday 8:00 PM/Asia Wednesday Morning 9:00AM]
Meeting ID: 820 8069 5483
Dial by phone:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
9. All other announcement items can be found here.
- Prayer is an essential part of the Christian life! Please jo