Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of January 14, 2018


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Quarterly Members’ Meeting – Sunday, January 20th
Our quarterly member’s meeting will take place on January 20 immediately following the morning worship service. Please plan on bringing a dish to pass, enjoy fellowship, and hear reports about various ministries in the church. In addition, we will be voting on deacon nominees (Josh LaBo, Rick Streu, and Kelly Studer), reaffirming Gene Keysor to the deaconate, and membership for Caleb and Jennifer Clark. All members are encouraged to come and vote on matters pertaining to Crossway.

Prayer Service – Wednesday, January 23rd
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.

Crossway Women’s Book Discussion – Wednesday, February 6th
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. 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.

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.

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 first 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 3):
Genesis 46-50; Exodus 1-15; Psalms 15-21

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
Haggai 1

Local Prayer:
Pray for the local Beacon of Hope ministry as they seek to serve pregnant mothers and young mothers. Pray for both the physical and spiritual needs of the families, and pray they are open to the message of the gospel.

Global Prayer:
Pray for our church planting partners in the Philippines, Pastor Jun and Pastor Ramon. Pray that they have opportunities to share the gospel with local Filipinos, and that God would work in the hearts of those they are serving. Pray for them as they engage in a variety outreach programs (school assemblies, prison ministry, feeding programs), and that churches would be planted to the glory of Gods.