CrossPoint Community News 05/10/2024

by | May 10, 2024 | Announcement, CrossPoint Community Ministry, FrontPage-News | 0 comments

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   
       Timothy was a blessed man. Not only did he have Paul as a mentor / older brother in the faith. He had the word of God taught to him from childhood. His first teachers / disciplers were those women of his household – His mother Eunice and his grandmother Lois (2 Tim. 1:5). The faith they had was passed through the generations to Timothy. I’m sure Timothy knew their love. But because of them, he knew the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Their faith lived on in Timothy who shepherded the church in Ephesus.  
       Moms, consider, you don’t know the generational blessings you are passing on when you point your kids to Jesus. He is your sufficient and glorious Savior. And he is the Lord of all who call upon his name, including those who come to faith as a result of your life and witness, and that of your kids and grandkids. 
       For those of you who have moms, take some time to show your appreciation and love on Mother’s Day, which is happening this coming Sunday. And thank God for the moms you know who point others to Jesus! 
       One quick announcement: Please save the date for June 2. Pastor Sean Lee has applied for the Senior Pastor position at our church. He is presently serving as the Acting Senior Pastor (on a Council-appointed yearly basis). But if CBCGL calls him, he would serve as the Senior Pastor for at least one term (about 3 years). On June 2, we will have a Roundtable discussion with him during the Sunday School hour – from 9:45 to 11 am. This is for all of CPC and LYF in the Chapel (2nd floor Sanctuary). Looking forward to our time together!  
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 (May 10-16, 2024):

1. Tonight, May 10, 2024, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study is meeting from 7:30-9:30 to study about Confident Faith (or online will be discussing Maturing Faith). You can read Luke 12:22-34 (if you’ll be in person)/ Luke 17:1-10 (if you’re online) 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)

Empower Fellowship (A201A) and the Grace Ambassador Bible Study (A218) will also be meeting!

2. The Living Stones Sunday School and Grace Ambassadors /Empower Sunday School are meeting this Sunday. The Grace Ambassadors / Empower Fellowship will be learning how to do better personal study of the Bible. The Living Stones will be wrapping up their study in Hebrews which is part of the 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, May 12, 2024, at 11:25 am, our CrossPoint Community Worship Service will start and Pastor Sean Lee will be preaching. Pray for him! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Text: Colossians 3:12-21
Title: God’s Family
Live stream via Youtube:

4. Each Wednesday, such as this week (May 15) 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 corporate 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 Tim and Judy Shine – who are reaching out to international students in Pittsburgh. They have seen some come to faith and have other activities to share the gospel across cultural lines! Pray that they would get the support they need to continue the work. 

2. 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!   

3. May 18 – from 2 to 4 pm – CPC will be doing our Spring Cleaning (of rooms A201A and B, A202, A216, and A218 – and if time, the Bridge between Bldgs A and B). We hope you can make it to wipe things down (to remove the dust), sweep the floor and mop (to remove the dirt), and to do this once thorough cleaning of our building. 

4. May 19 – CPC is tasked with cleaning the cafeteria. Let’s roll up our sleeves and make the cafeteria spic and span. (This will be a great warm up for…) 

5. May 19 – @ 2 pm – via the Heart Pond Trail – Youth 5k for 5k – Fundraiser for Short Term Missions. Pay the $20 entry fee (or more – since it is a fundraiser) and go for a great walk with brothers and sisters from church on the Sunday afternoon of May 19. For more information, sign-up with Elder Charles Wang or Deacon Rick He. Or check out this website:

6. Save the Date – Senior Pastor Round Table – June 2nd – During the Sunday School Hour (9:45 to 11 am) in the Chapel – CPC and LYF will join for a time to talk with/interview Pastor Sean Lee (who is the Council-approved candidate for the role of Senior Pastor). This is a time for the congregation to ask questions before we vote as a whole church congregation on calling him to serve as our Senior Pastor (since presently he is Acting Senior Pastor, as appointed by the Council). Please pray for discernment and wisdom as we seek God’s will together. 

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