Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of October 19, 2020


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Crossway Work-Day – Saturday, October 24th
Crossway is planning on having a work-day on Saturday, October 24th at 9 a.m. to help with a few items of maintenance and cleaning around the church. This will include some skilled work, as well as general cleaning and yard work. The more who can help, the easier the task will be! There is a sign-up sheet posted in the foyer. Please see Rick Streu or Toby Stevens for more information.

Worship – Sunday, October 25th
Unless there are major changes to policy that are currently unexpected, we will be meeting for worship next Sunday morning. Remember also, that although our new building is larger, we will still be cautious with our meetings – while we are no longer requiring masks, we strongly recommend their use, and ask for those who attend to keep a strict a 6-foot social distance. We will be running a temporary nursery in the Hall, and will be having security check in periodically during the service. We are working on getting a nursery space up and running in the Sanctuary building for future services. We will continue to update these policies, and make those changes known, as our situation unfolds.  Until we feel that it is safe and prudent, we will provide no Sunday School. If you have any questions, please ask pastor Doug!

Prayer Service – Wednesday, October 28th
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 Revelation 9. Come join us as we seek the Lord together!

Crossway’s Harvest Festival – Saturday, November 7th
This fall, on November 7th, Crossway will be having a Harvest Festival, which will include games and crafts for kids, warm cider and donuts, and some information about Crossway for the community. We feel like this is a good way to introduce ourselves to our new neighbors, so please plan on coming! The festival will be from 3-5:30, weather permitting. The sign-up sheet is in the foyer. If you have any questions or suggestions please see either Kelly Studer or Laura Sweet.

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 on our main page, and keep reading!

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 43):
Romans 5-16; 1 Corinthians 1-2; Psalms 135-141

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
John 17:20-26

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 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!