CrossPoint Community News 03/22/2024

by | Mar 22, 2024 | Announcement, CrossPoint Community Ministry, FrontPage-News | 0 comments

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
       This Friday marks one week until Good Friday. Beginning on Sunday, which is Palm Sunday, churches around the world remember and celebrate Passion Week. I’m glad for you to understand better the events leading up to the crucifixion of Christ. To help with that, 10 years ago, Crossway put together a number of videos. There is a video for each day from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. I’ve included Sunday-Thursday for you here. I’ll send the remaining three videos next week.  
       As you watch, listen, learn – consider not only what Christ did but why he did it.  
Palm Sunday –   
Wednesday –   
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. 22-28, 2024):

1. Tonight, March 22, 2024, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study is meeting from 7:30-9:30 to study a cry for justice (and if we have time, why Abortion is a gospel issue). You can read Psalm 10 to prepare in advance. 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. The Living Stones Sunday School and Grace Ambassadors Sunday School are meeting this Sunday. Some of the Grace Ambassadors will be sharing their stories of pilgrimage in Christ. 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 24, 2024, at 11:25 am, our CrossPoint Community Service will start and Pastor Nathan Willems will be preaching. Pray for me! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Text: Mark 11:1-11
Title: Unlike Any Other
Live stream via Youtube:

4. Each Wednesday, such as this week (March 27) 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 registration to attend a one-day women’s retreat at Calvary Bible Church in Derry, NH either Friday, May 3 or Saturday, May 4, 2024 is full. Hope you signed up! For more info, please contact: jeannemic50 (at)

3. 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!

4. 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!

5. We have our bi-annual CrossPoint Community Town Hall Meeting on April 7 during the Sunday School hour (9:45 am to 10:45 am) in the Community Hall (A-202). If you have comments or questions in advance, please let us know in the following form: We look forward to hearing from you!

6. 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