CrossPoint Community News 09/08/2023

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
     September is a time for new beginnings. We have new Sunday School starting for the Grace Ambassadors – studying the Christian life through a discussion of the second best-selling Christian book – “The Pilgrim’s Progress.”  
HBtoo! (our Saturday night Family Fellowship) meets for the first time tomorrow on Sept. 9 at 5:30 pm. This year, we’ll be doing a study on Marriage, using a book by Paul Tripp.  
     On September 17, we likely will be using the Fellowship Sanctuary, in the Fellowship Building (Bldg A) for our worship service. The reason is that the Mandarin and Cantonese congregations will have joint service with a special speaker who is likely to draw a large crowd. So, to avoid congestion in the hallways and to enable us to start our worship on time, I’ve suggested to use the Fellowship Sanctuary. Join us in this new space for our worship service! 
     We are once again collecting new/used electronics for donation to Let the Needy Smile – a Christian ministry in Uganda. Collections begin this week and last until Oct. 8. If you need help resetting your device and erasing your data, we can help with that too! For more information see the second page of the church announcements in our bulletin. 
     You also should know that our church is presently seeking three pastors: A Cantonese Pastor, A Youth Pastor, and A Senior Pastor. Search committees have been formed for each, and we are seeking candidates. Please pray for God to raise up leaders for our church! He is faithful. He will do it. 
     Also, please continue to pray for the nation of Ukraine. Pray that they would cease bringing the war to Russia – because there are no winners in a war. Here is a suggested list of prayers if you are at a loss for words in how to pray: Thank you for kneeling on behalf of the people of Ukraine and Russia, and taking a stand (or a knee in prayer) against the forces of darkness in this present age. 

This Week (Sept. 8 - Sept. 14, 2023):

1. Tonight, Sept. 8, 2023, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study is meeting from 7:30-9:30 to begin a study of a life lived for God. Join in person in Room A-216 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 begin a discussion of “The Pilgrim’s Progress” in the Community Hall (A-202). The Living Stones will be studying the Theology and Practice of Evangelism in the Koinonia Room (A-216). They will use the following link for those who wish to join online: 
Meeting ID: 491 248 585 
Password: 403767 
Join by phone: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 

3. This Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, at 11:25 am, Elder Jeremy Wu will be preaching. Pray for him! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Text: Acts 27:1-44
Title: Changing Tides
Live stream via Youtube:

4. Each Wednesday, such as this week (Sept. 13) 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 from the bulletin)! You can provide support for COCM (in England), for James Liang (at UConn), or Rob and Lisa MacEwan equipping church leaders and making disciples in the Netherlands.

2. We are once again collecting new or used electronics to support the work of Benjamin Owino and Let the Needy Smile (in Uganda). Collections are from Sept. 3 to Oct. 8. For more information, check out the church announcement tab in the bulletin (Second Page).

3. Did you know that our buildings have been named/renamed? Check out the church announcement tab in the bulletin for more information.

4. Sunday Lunch Service is available at CBCGL with $5 lunchboxes beginning, this Sunday, Sept. 10! To place an order, please use the following link: Orders are preferred to be placed as soon as you know, but need to be placed by Saturday night so that the kitchen can prepare the correct amount of food. Note: The selection which states “Number of Meals” refers to the cooked food/lunch box/Chinese food option.

5. All other announcements can be found here (in our CrossPoint Community bulletin).

For Prayer:

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. We meet online:
Meeting ID: 758 587 937
Password: 030086
Join by phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

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