Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Please join me in the following prayer. (Due to copyright laws, I cannot reproduce the text in this post, but you can go to the following website, and pray with me!)
Also, please continue to pray for the nation of Ukraine. Here is a suggested list of prayers if you are at a loss for words in how to pray: https://send.org/story/hh_pray_for_ukraine. 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 (Jan. 13 – Jan. 19, 2023):
1. Tonight, Jan. 13, 2022, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study is meeting from 7:30-9:30 to study about Security in Place of Fear. You can read Romans 8:28-39 in preparation for this time of fellowship and study. Join in person in Room A-216 or online via the following link:
Meeting ID: 685 376 249
Join by phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
Also, the Empower Fellowship will be meeting in the Empower Room (A-201A) beginning at 7:30 pm!
2. The Living Stones Sunday School, Grace Ambassadors, and Empower Sunday School classes are meeting on Jan. 15.
a. The Grace Ambassadors (Young Adults) will be meeting at 9:45 am (in-person in Room A-202)! We will be taking time to discuss the next chapter in Keller’s book “Prayer.” More info is found on the YAs Messenger Chat. For further info, contact Liu Jiang.
b. “Understanding the Old Testament” Sunday School is this Sunday at 9:45 in-person (Room A-216) and online via the following link:
Meeting ID: 491 248 585
Join by phone: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
c. Empower (Current College-aged) Students will have Sunday School at 9:45 am in Room A-223. There will also be Game Night at the Willems’ Home at 8 pm.
3. This Sunday, Jan. 15, 2022, at 11:25 am, Pastor Nathan Willems will be preaching. Pray for him! Join us for worship at CBCGL! You can also watch the live stream if you wish!
a. Text: Luke 11:5-8
b. Title: Persistent Prayer
c. Live stream via Youtube: https://www.cbcgl.org/live-stream/
4. Each Wednesday, such as this week (Jan. 18th) at 7:45 pm, you are invited, encouraged, and requested to join our weekly prayer meeting. We’ll spend time praying for our missionaries as well as praying for CrossPoint Community. The link is found below in the section on prayer.
Administration / Events
1. 2023 CrossPoint Community Soup and Bread Luncheon (This Sunday!)
a. Please join us on January 15th, from 12:30 – 2:00pm in Room A202 (Building A – 2nd Floor) and Room A201 (overflow). You can sign up below for food to bring and to help with setup and/or clean up. https://lowellchurch.sharepoint.com/:x:/s/english/EeqUaTcZ-q5DrDOXE0BmZxsBJKHDUTLE0j_6YDZ_IlkADw
2. CBCGL’s COVID-19 guidance has been updated. We still are following CDC guidance for travel and participation in activities following travel or exposure to a positive case. We are also tracking community spread. If we are in a high risk of community spread, we recommend mask wearing to church activities.
a. Please note, you are recommended, but not required to wear facemasks to church.
3. Sunday Lunch Service is back at CBCGL on Jan. 8th with $5 lunchboxes! To place an order, please use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/252v4yvf Orders need to be placed by Friday at 11 pm 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.
4. We have a missions update! This week, we have an update from J and J who are serving in Southeast Asia. They are working on discipleship training and establishing groups of individuals who can lead discipleship trainings across different countries. They also have praises! Please check the missions tab in our bulletin to read through these reports and learn how you can support our missionaries.
5. All other announcements can be found here (in our CrossPoint Community bulletin).
1. Our time in prayer shows what we think about God! Do you see your need of Him? Or are you trying to live this life without / apart from Him? 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
Join by phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
2. Here is our list of prayer and service requests. The service request tab is for brothers and sisters to ask for assistance or announce any give-away items. It is an attempt from CPC to reach out and take care of those in need among us. You may also enter yours via the provided link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U64MLIp-EpQ8YKfIpHzBNR_3tceMaOxrchnfbqlkcpU/edit?ts=5e851f21#gid=0
You can also do so via the following link: https://www.cbcgl.org/pray/
In Christ, your servant, SDG,
Rev. Dr. Nathan Willems
Associate Pastor of CrossPoint Community – A Ministry of CBCGL