Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of May 20, 2019


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Prayer Service – Wednesday, May 22
Crossway will gather together for a time of corporate prayer from 6:30-8:00 pm. We believe it is critical for the church to pray together for our members, for our community, and for our global missionaries (Acts 2:42, Eph 6:16-20, Col 4:2-4, 2 Thess 3:1). Come join us as we seek the Lord together.

Memorial Day Picnic – Sunday, May 26
Following the morning service, we will meet together at Crossway for our annual Memorial Day picnic. We will provide hot dogs. Please bring a dish to pass, and plan on a good time of food and fellowship.

Special Called Members’ Meeting – Sunday, June 2
There will be a brief, special called members’ meeting following the morning service on Sunday, June 2. This meeting will be to vote on three issues. 1. The voting threshold for ratifying the sale of Crossway’s property; 2. The sale of Crossway’s property; and 3. The nominations from the elders of the committee looking into the future location of Crossway Christian Church.

Crossway Women’s Book Discussion – Wednesday, June 5
Women are invited to Panera Bread here in Bay City at 7:00 pm to read and discuss Jen Wilkin’s book Women of the Word. Copies of the book are available for $5 on the back table. There is also a study guide available for those who do not yet have it. Ladies, take advantage of this opportunity for a time of prayer, fellowship, and discussion of a portion of the book. If you are interested, please see Breanne Wallaker or Jenny LaBo.

Rock the Block Sign-Up
On the back bulletin board, there is a sign up sheet for all members who would like to help with Rock the Block, our annual vacation Bible school held at Bangor Downs (August 4-9). This year, the theme is going to be “Rock the Block – Holiday Edition” and will focus on the story of Jesus as told through the holidays of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Thanksgiving. There will be a brief informative meeting after our worship on June 9. For more information, see an elder or Kelly Studer.

Daily Bible Reading Plan
Each year Crossway puts forward a Bible reading plan, and this year will be no exception. We believe that the best way to grow in the Lord and to mature in the faith is to be constantly filling your mind with the word of God. In order to facilitate this, Crossway is again using the Bible Project’s reading plan and videos. The videos are a helpful way to see the importance of each book, and to give helpful background material needed to better understand them. Look for posts each week, and keep reading! The most recent post is available here.

Nursery Workers
For those who are looking for a place to serve, we are currently looking to add nursery workers to the schedule. We think that serving families in this way is important, and we need to do the best we can to share the labor so that others might be able to be in worship on Sunday mornings frequently. If you are able to help, and are a member, please see one of the elders or Al Tremble.

Ministry Opportunities
One of the ways we show our love for one another in the body of Christ is to serve the church in its various functions. There are many opportunities for members to serve the church here at Crossway. These opportunities include: cleaning, mowing, transportation, soundboard, music, security, and fellowship meals. If you would like to engage in one of these areas, please see one of the elders and they can direct you to the ministry contact person.

TOGETHER IN WORD AND PRAYER:

Bible Project Reading Plan (Week 21):
Job 4-31, Psalms 136-142

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
John 7:1-13

Prayer for Missions: Pray for both NAMB and the IMB. Pray that those who lead our mission organizations will do so in integrity and holiness. Pray that our missionaries would have a zeal to win the lost, and hold fast to the gospel once and for all passed down to the saints.

Prayer for the World: Pray for our military. Pray that God might keep them safe in the midst of the danger that they routinely encounter. Pray that they might pursue their objectives with purity and a love for mankind. Pray for those who have served previously, knowing the sacrifice they have made, that God might use such service for the propagation of the gospel.

Prayer for Ministries: Pray for local BABA churches Bethany, Community, and Emmanuel. Pray that the gospel might be preached with vigor and zeal and heard with earnest ears. Pray that the leaders of these churches shepherd their flocks well, and that their people make their service joyful. Pray that they might reap a glorious harvest for the glory of the name of Jesus Christ our Lord!