Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of August 10, 2020


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Prayer Service – Wednesday, August 12th
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 4. Come join us as we seek the Lord together!

Worship at 603 W. Pearl Ave.  – Sunday, August 16th
Unless there are major changes to policy that are currently unexpected, we will be meeting for worship at our new building at 603 W. Pearl Ave. next Sunday morning! We are hoping that we will be able to have everything necessary set up for our morning worship to go forward as normal, although we ask for your patience in the matter. Please be praying for the first part of our move, and our worship at the new building, this upcoming week!

Furthermore, 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 currently will not be able to have nursery this Sunday, although we will provide rooms for parents and children during the sermon, if necessary. We are working on getting a nursery space up and running 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!

Special Called Members’ Meeting – Sunday, August 23rd
Briefly after the service on Sunday, August 23rd, we will be having a members’ meeting to discuss and vote on the budgets for both the Moving and Renovation Committees. We hope to have these budget proposals out to the membership prior to next Sunday’s service.

Volunteers Needed
As we prepare to move to our new location, volunteers for many tasks are needed. If you are willing to help, or have items that might be of assistance to the move, please see Jenny LaBo, Ashley Randall, or Michelle Stevens. Crossway thanks you!

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 33):
1 Chronicles 25-28; 2 Chronicles 1-24; Psalms 70-76

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Prayer for Missions: Pray for the Brubakers. Pray for their ministry while in China to both the international community there and the Chinese nationals they will meet. Pray that they might love their neighbors through the gospel, and that God would give them boldness and opportunity to tell of his great work in Christ.

Prayer for the World: Pray for our judicial system. Pray that justice might roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Pray that our judges would consider the great weight of the task that sits before them and be impartial in all their ways. Pray that justice is accomplished for the poor and the least of us.

Prayer for Ministries: Pray for local BABA churches Lighthouse, and New Hope. 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!