Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of September 16, 2019


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Crossway Women’s Book Study – September 18th
Women are invited to Panera Bread in Bay City at 7:00 pm for a time of encouragement and prayer as we seek to deepen our understanding of God’s Word through a study of 1 Thessalonians. This week, we will be preparing for and thinking through 1 Thessalonians 4. Study guides are available for free on the back table. We look forward to a time of prayer, fellowship, and discussion of God’s Word! If you have questions, please see Breanne Wallaker or Jenny LaBo.

Community Group Shutdown/Kickoff – September 22nd
Those who are involved in our Community Groups are welcome to come and join us at Crossway at 5 p.m. as we bring to a close the study in Gospel Deeps and kickoff our new study in the book of Romans. If you plan to attend this, please bring a snack or dessert; Crossway will provide pizzas for the meeting.

Prayer Service – Wednesday, September 25th
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). This week, we will be reading and praying through Acts 17. Come join us as we seek the Lord together!

Community Groups – Sunday, September 29th
If you are a member of Crossway, we would love for you to be part of a Community Group. These groups meet in order to encourage and strengthen one another in Christ, to bear one another’s burdens in prayer and in practice, and to learn about the deep things of God. This week we will be meeting to discussing chapter 1 of our study through the book of Romans.  The study guide is available on the back table ($5). If you have any questions, see either pastor Doug or pastor Richard. Please come and join us!

Volunteer Helpers Needed
We are currently in need of volunteers in two areas: assistance in maintaining our lawn and helping in the nursery. If you are a member and would like to volunteer in these areas, please see Kelly Studer (nursery volunteers), or Josh LaBo or Rick Streu (for lawn maintenance).

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.

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 38):
John 5-21; Psalms 105-111

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
Acts 26:1-29

Prayer for Missions: Pray for our NAMB Missionary Shakil, his wife Angela and his family in Hamtramck, Michigan. They are ministering to Pakistani Muslims that are located in this community and are in desperate need of God’s Word. Pray that relationships are formed, that the gospel penetrates the community, and churches are planted among this people group.

Prayer for the World: Pray for our local universities, including especially the students and the professors. Pray that what is taught accords with the truth, and honors God. Pray for revival in the academic fields of America. Pray for the faith of many who enter places of learning that are set against the gospel.

Prayer for Ministries: Pray for our local BABA sister church Sunrise and our Associational Missionary Dave Roberts and his wife Melissa. Pray that Dave leads our association to greater unity and partnership in the gospel. 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!