Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of December 3, 2017


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Crossway Christmas Party – Today, Dec 3
We will be having our annual Christmas party this year at the Brubaker’s home (1319 Kirkland Dr, Midland). It will be an open house format, so feel free to come and go as you please. It will be from 5-8pm. Please sign up on the main bulletin board so we can have a rough idea on how many people to expect.

Flyers for Bangor Downs Bible Club – Thursday, December 7
We will be passing out flyers for Bangor downs bible club on Thursday December 7 at 4:30 pm. We will meet outside the clubhouse – If you can help please join us.

Monthly Prayer Service & Bangor Downs Bible Club – Saturday, December 9
Join us at 9:00am as we gather together to seek the Lord’s glory in corporate prayer. After the Morning Prayer Service, we will head over to Bangor Downs and set-up, beginning the club at 10:30am. In addition to our regular ministry team, all members are welcome to come and help.

Carol Singing at Bangor Downs – Saturday, Dec 16
We will be singing traditional carols to some of the families from the Bible Club. Meet at the church at 6:00 pm and we will car pool to Bangor Downs. Please bring a dozen cookies to share with the families. Afterward we will have pizza and fellowship together back at the church. Open to everyone who enjoys singing carols.

Christmas Eve Sunday School Breakfast – Sunday, Dec 24
This Christmas Eve we will gather together during the Sunday School hour to enjoy a light breakfast, fellowship, scripture reading, singing, and prayer. This will include all ages – there will be no children’s class or nursery at this time. Please plan on joining us that morning to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

TOGETHER IN WORD AND PRAYER:

Scripture Memory:
“I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.” (Gal 2:21)

Bible Reading Journey (Dec 3-9):
2 Chr 2-9, 1 Jn 2-5, 2 Jn, 3 Jn, Jude, Nahum 1-3, Hab 1-3, Zeph 1, Luke 17-23

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
Matthew 1:18-25

Local Prayer:
Pray for our outreach at Bangor Downs. Pray that during the upcoming Christmas season we can reach the children and their families with the gospel. Pray that God works in hearts and minds, and that we have opportunities to show the love of Christ to our neighbors.

Global Prayer:
Suodi in China

For centuries the Suodi have been caught up in violence, slavery, and warfare with their Nosu neighbors and between respective clans of Suodi. The Suodi are engaged in a wide variety of occupations, including trading, farming, and animal husbandry. In the past many Suodi were opium addicts – a vice that is slowly resurfacing among Suodi youth. A complex form of polytheism is practiced by the Suodi. They worship a host of deities and spirits, hoping their devotion will prevent disaster coming upon their families and villages. They also believe in Yasomu, an all-powerful deity, and they keep ancestral tablets.

The Suodi people have a long history of violence and darkness.

Most members of this group have yet to hear the Gospel for the first time. Pray for the availability of the unadulterated message of Christ to each individual in the Suodi community.

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38

Global Prayer can be found at Joshua Project – Unreached People Group of the Day