CrossPoint Community News 07/05/2024

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   
     Happy Independence Day weekend! This Friday, CrossPoint Community does not have regular Friday Night Bible Study, though Empower is meeting at my home for a night of fellowship. Enjoy the night off! 
     Also, in case you want to see CBCGL march in the July 4th parade, here is a link to the Chelmsford Road Race and Parade video. CBCGL shows up around 2 hours into the video.  
     Did you know that discipleship is helping others to become more like Jesus? Make time in your schedule to disciple someone else within or outside of our congregation.  I recommend about one hour per week – just talking through life, checking in on Spiritual disciplines, sharing lessons learned as you have followed Christ. Who will you invest in before the end of this summer? 
     Do you have used electronics or musical instruments just sitting at home? We are blessed to be a blessing. If you find old electronics or forgotten musical instruments at home, you can bring them to church to be collected for Pastor Benjamin Owino of Let the Needy Smile. He has returned to the States for a season to revisit churches and renew connections to continue to support his ministry to AIDS orphans and churches in Eastern Uganda. If you need help with wiping your personal info from your device, let us know. Provide your passcode/password so we can access your device and we’ll have Joshua Zhang help you with it. 
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 (July 5-July 11, 2024):

1. Tonight, July 5, 2024, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study and the Grace Ambassador Bible Study (A216) are both taking a break. Only the Empower Fellowship will be meeting at Pastor Nathan’s home.

2. CrossPoint Community Summer Sunday School continues this Sunday – July 7. We will be doing a study on Christian Civility from Richard Mouw’s book – Uncommon Decency. We will meet in the Community Hall (A-202). Those who wish to join online this Sunday can use the following link:  Meeting ID: 491 248 585 
Password: 403767 
Join by phone: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 

3. This Sunday, July 7, 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 27:1-40
Title: Carpe Benedictio
Live stream via Youtube:

4. Each Wednesday, such as this coming week (July 10) 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 July, we’ll be taking time to praise God for his character and attributes. 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 James Liang (at UConn), or pray for Gordon and Maggie who are serving in France. They are seeing people coming to Christ, and setting up an outreach event with teenagers, and taking time to rest this summer. Pray for them!

2. Heads up! Next weekend, July 12-14, the Mandarin congregation will be having their Mandarin Retreat (at CBCGL). CPC will aid them in their retreat by changing our worship service location on July 14. Please make your way to the Fellowship Sanctuary on July 14 for normal worship service.

3. Sunday Lunch Service is available at CBCGL with $5 lunches that are first-come, first-served. Lunch service will resume again in September.

4. From now to August 25 – CPC will have a combined Sunday School discussing Christian Civility. If you don’t know what that is, come and learn! And if you do know what that is, come and practice it!

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