CrossPoint Community News 04/26/2024

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

     When was the last time you prayed for God to renew or revive our congregation? Why not pray for it today? Any worthwhile work that CPC can do is work that is done through God’s strength, according to God’s will, by God’s action, for God’s glory. But God does his work in and through his people.
     What would it take for you to ask God to renew and revive you? What is standing in the way of wholehearted devotion to Him?
     Let’s pay attention to our Lord and what He is doing. He has blessed us that we may be a blessing.

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 (Apr. 26-May 2, 2024):

1. Tonight, April 26, 2024, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study is meeting from 7:30-9:30 to study about Praying Faith. You can read Luke 11:1-13 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. The Grace Ambassadors will be learning how to do better personal study of the Bible. 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. HBtoo! will be gathering this coming Saturday Night (on Apr. 27, 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 bonus content – found in the 18th 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

4. This Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 11:25 am, our CrossPoint Community Worship Service will start and Pastor Nathan Willems will be preaching. Pray for him! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Text: Genesis 11:1-9
Title: Trouble in Babel
Live stream via Youtube:

5. Each Wednesday, such as this week (May 1) 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. In May, we’re making time for confession. 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 serving with COCM. She has shared a number of things to praise God for – as he has provided for their ministry to help people to know God and to better serve students. Pray for the work God is doing there!

2. Save the Date – April 28 – from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
CBCGL will host our annual State of the Church Meeting. Come to hear what is going across different ministries and have the opportunity to ask questions of ministry leaders. We also will welcome new members and ministry staff.

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. 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