CrossPoint Community News 12/22/2023

by | Dec 22, 2023 | Announcement, CrossPoint Community Ministry, FrontPage-News | 0 comments

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
       “Come and worship, Come and Worship, Worship Christ our Newborn King!” 
       On Dec. 24, CrossPoint Community will join the whole church for our annual combined Christmas worship service beginning at 9:45 in the main sanctuary. [Friendly reminder, it is Cold/Flu/COVID season. So mask up, if you are concerned for your health or you are following CDC guidance. Let’s not make our Christmas services a super-spreader event!] 
       At 11:25 am, we will have a baptism service where 16 individuals (12 of them are youth) will profess faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Please stay to celebrate with our brothers and sisters in Christ! 
       At 7:00 pm, CrossPoint Community will host a candlelight Christmas Eve service in the main sanctuary. You’re welcome to join us for this lessons and carols service as we worship Jesus, the light of the world. 
       On Dec. 31, we will have a get to know you Sunday School hour. Regular Sunday schools are cancelled. And we will have a worship service at 11:25 am. 
       Did you know that you are invited to a dumpling making party / game night / prayer meeting mash-up on Dec. 31st? It starts at 6 pm and goes until 12:15 am (so that we can pray together into the New Year). The space is limited to the first 20 people who sign-up. Sign-up by contacting me, Pastor Nathan. I’ll let you know the location and what to bring! 
       Did you know that you have two more Sundays to make your year-end contribution to CBCGL? Many people give at the end of the year, which helps to close our budget deficit. But we need regular giving from our members to sustain and strengthen the work of ministry at CBCGL. Consider giving regularly and generously in 2024. Don’t know where to start? Just ask! I’m glad to tell you how to get started. 
Finally, 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 Palestine and taking a stand (or a knee in prayer) against the forces of darkness in this present age.

Through the end of 2023 (Dec. 22-31, 2023):

1. Tonight, Dec. 22, and next week, Dec. 29 – The Living Stones Friday Night Fellowship is taking a break for the holidays. See you in person or online on Jan. 5.

2. The Living Stones Sunday School and Grace Ambassadors Sunday School are taking a break on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31st. See you on Jan. 7!

3. This Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023, at 9:45 am, Pastor Sean Lee will be preaching. Pray for him! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Live stream via Youtube:

4. Each Wednesday, such as this week (Dec. 27) 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 Gordon and Maggie who are serving in France.

2. Save the Date: Christmas Eve Services – Dec. 24 – happen at 9:45 am, followed by a baptism service around 11:15 am, with a Candlelight service at 7 pm.

3. See the information above for an invitation to a dumpling making, game night, prayer meeting party on New Years Eve, starting at 6 pm on Dec. 31st! Let Pastor Nathan know if you are coming!

4. Sunday Lunch Service is available at CBCGL with $5 lunchboxes, beginning again on Jan. 7, 2024. 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:

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