CrossPoint Community News 03/08/2024

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
     Reminder 1: Daylight Savings is Sunday, March 10 – Spring Forward and lose an hour of sleep (but hopefully not your sanity).
     Reminder 2: We will be hosting “I am N” at church tonight, Friday, March 8. Since it is an online event, if you are a Friday Night online participant, it would be best for you to register individually – otherwise we run into issues trying to receive a livestream event and livestream it to you via zoom. You can register for free at  
     My plan is to start at 7:30 pm (using our normal link) with a welcome, brief announcements, and highs and lows. Then we will join online around 7:55 or so. The event itself goes until 10 pm, but we can end at 9:30, or you can depart at that time. 
     Let’s learn together how God is at work and how we can pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in places where they are persecuted for their faith. 
     We’ve been going through the book of Genesis in our Sunday worship. You may wonder what chapter 5 is all about. We won’t cover it in our sermon series, so let me give you some interpretive considerations as you read through Genesis 5. 
     First, this is a new section, telling you what happened to Adam and his descendants. While God had told Adam that he would surely die, he lived a really long time. I take this literally – that Adam did in fact live for 930 years. (If this was figurative, why the specificity on the numbers of years that the people in Adam’s family line lived?) 
     Second, I don’t think that all the people alive at the time lived as long as Adam and his descendants. I think that it is more likely that it was only Adam and his descendants (in the line of promise) who lived exceptionally long lives. The reason I think this is that God was marking out that this was the line of people through whom his promise would come. They were given extra length of days to continue to provide testimony to God’s mercy and God’s promises. 
      Third, (and this is more interesting than interpretive), but if you look at the years as literal, you’ll find that Enoch was taken by God after Noah was born. You’ll see that Lamech died just 5 years before the flood. You’ll see that Methusaleh (the oldest man recorded in the Bible) either died the same year as the flood, or died in the flood! 
     Additionally, please continue to pray for the nations of Israel and Ukraine. Pray that the wars would end. Here is a suggested list of prayers if you are at a loss for words in how to pray: And Thank you for kneeling on behalf of the people of Ukraine and Russia, Israel and Gaza and taking a stand (or a knee in prayer) against the forces of darkness in this present age. 

This Week (Mar. 8-14, 2024):

1. Tonight, March 8, 2024, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study is meeting from 7:30-9:30 to join the IamN event put on by Voice of the Martyrs. Join in person in Room A-218 or online via the following link at 7:30 pm: 
Meeting ID: 685 376 249   
Password: 840840   
Join by phone:  +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

2. HBtoo! will be gathering this coming Saturday Night (on March 8, 2024) at CBCGL at 5:30 pm. We will have time for a shared meal, a brief devotional, and then time for our study in “Marriage” by Paul Tripp. We’ll discuss the final daily commitment – which begins in the 15th chapter – and also have dessert. So please bring a dish to share (which would be enough to feed your family +1), and if you want, something for dessert.

Location: Location: Main Cafeteria (and MPR for kid’s games/activities).

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Living Stones Sunday School and Grace Ambassadors Sunday School are meeting this Sunday. The Grace Ambassadors will continue a discussion of “The Pilgrim’s Progress: Part 2”. The Living Stones will be studying an Overview of the NT in the Koinonia Room (A-216). They will use the following link for those who wish to join online this Sunday: 
Meeting ID: 491 248 585 
Password: 403767 
Join by phone: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 

3. This Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 11:25 am, our CrossPoint Community Service will start and Pastor Raymond Lee will be preaching. Pray for him! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:18; Psalm 34:5
Title: Don’t be a Stranger
Live stream via Youtube:

4. Each Wednesday, such as this week (March 13) at 7:45 pm, you are invited, encouraged, and requested to join our weekly prayer meeting. We will not grow in Christ without growing in our dependence on God through prayer. The link is found below in the section on prayer.

Administration / Events

1. We have a missions update (so check out the missions tab in the bulletin)! You can provide support for COCM (in England), for James Liang (at UConn), or pray for Candy Zhang who has been serving the Chinese student population in the UK for several years through COCM, primarily focused on investing in the areas of discipleship, evangelism, and preaching and teaching. Check out more via the missions tab!

2. The Ladies Fellowship (Keeping in Vertical) invites you to register to attend a one-day women’s retreat at Calvary Bible Church in Derry, NH either Friday, May 3 or Saturday, May 4, 2024 (a one-day event held on two separate days).

Online registration is available at ; Cost is $45 which includes breakfast, lunch and registration details.

EVENT DETAILS including the event schedule, a short bio on the speaker and important things to know can be found on the website noted above.

**PLEASE NOTE** Tickets are NONREFUNDABLE AND NONRETURNABLE (Feel free to sell or give your ticket to a friend if you register and can’t make it). Also, plan to register early as a WAITING LIST WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. Registration starts on the website February 19th. Financial aid is available upon request. For more info, please contact: jeannemic50 (at)

3. On March 17, CPC is responsible for preparing lunch and also cleaning up after lunch. If you’re able to serve during the worship service or serve after lunch (around 1:15 pm), please let Deacon John Huang know this weekend!

4. We will have our next baptism service on Easter (March 31). To be baptized, you must attend baptism class. If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Pastor Nathan Willems. Come to baptism class to learn why we baptize people, what is necessary for baptism, and what rights and responsibilities you have as someone who is baptized.

We also will have child dedication. If you’re interested in dedicating your child(ren), talk with Pastor Nathan!

5. Sunday Lunch Service is available at CBCGL with $5 lunches that are first-come, first-served. We’ll work at ending our service on time so that you can get lunch!

6. Also, sign up for the Easter Family festivities (March 30) via the QR code in the poster below!

7. All other announcements can be found here (in our CrossPoint Community bulletin). 

For Prayer:

1. From Bishop J.C. Ryle – “To be prayerless is to be Christless, Godless, and in the high road to destruction…It will always be found that when prayers are few, grace, strength, peace, and hope are small.” 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)

2. We’d be glad to pray for you. If you need prayer, you can submit your prayer request via the following link:

In Christ, your servant, SDG,
Rev. Dr. Nathan Willems
Associate Pastor of CrossPoint Community – A Ministry of CBCGL