CrossPoint Community News 03/29/2024

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   
       Today is Good Friday. Throughout the passion week, we can see Jesus heading towards the end. He finished well, not cursing those who cursed him, not calling out false witnesses, but submitting to the will of the Father. On Good Friday, we remember the sacrifice that Christ made, the sacrifice He was and the sacrifice He perfected. Tonight, we focus on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Join us in the Fellowship Sanctuary (A101) @ 7:30 pm. 
       Crossway Publishers put together a number of videos 10 years ago. There is a video for each day from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. I don’t know if you got a chance to watch the videos from last week. But I’ve included Good Friday – Easter Sunday for you here.   
As you watch, listen, learn – consider not only what Christ did but why he did it.  
Easter Sunday – 
In case you haven’t heard, there are a number of other activities and resources available to you and your family this weekend. 
       For example, did you know that our very own Marina Lam has self-published a devotional book which she is making available to you for free via the Amazon Kindle app. It will be available for free beginning tomorrow through April 3. Here is a link if you are interested: 
       On Saturday, March 30, from 2 to 4 pm, CBCGL is hosting our annual Easter Family Festivities. There will be plenty of activities and joy for families, but the event if geared for children ages 3 to 12. So invite your neighbors and friends and their kids! Walk-in registrations are welcome.
       On Sunday, March 31st, we have our Easter Combined Worship Service, in the Main Sanctuary at 9:45 am. Following a brief intermission to set up the stage or for you to use the restroom, we will have our baptism service, with 6 or 7 people being baptized with 2 from the youth group. Immediately following the baptism service, you are encouraged to stay for lunch to share a meal with others from CrossPoint Community or with others from our church. Please welcome visitors (and even offer to pay for their lunch!). 
       Next weekend, on Sunday, April 7, CPC will have our bi-annual Town Hall Meeting. We will meet in the Community Hall (A-202) from 9:45 to 10:45 pm. For more information, see below in the announcements section. We will end a little early to be able to join the rest of the church in the main sanctuary for a Children’s and Youth Co-worker appreciation activity beginning at 10:50 am. 
       And on April 8th, from around 2:15 pm to 4:45 pm, with the peak happening around 3:30 pm, there will be a 93% solar eclipse here in MA. From what I understand it will be the only total solar eclipse visible in the Contiguous United States for the next 20 years. Please note, you’ll need special glasses to view the eclipse without damaging your eyes. 
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. 29 – Apr. 4, 2024):

1. Tonight, March 29, 2024, CrossPoint Community will have our Good Friday Service at 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Sanctuary. Please join us in person, but if you cannot, you can join us online via the YouTube livestream:

2. Sunday School is cancelled this week on March 31 so that we can join the Combined Worship Service and also have a baptism service.

3. This Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 9:45 am, our Easter Combined Worship Service will start and Pastor Nathan Willems will be preaching. Pray for me! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Text: John 20:24-31
Title: Blessed Belief
Live stream via Youtube:

4. Each Wednesday, such as this week (April 3) 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. We will have our next baptism service on Easter (March 31). Celebrate with the 5 brothers and sisters from the Mandarin congregation and the 2 from the youth who will be baptized this Sunday.

3. 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!

4. 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!

5. 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