Church Highlights – The week of July 12, 2021
Prayer Service – Wednesday, August 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). Along with other prayer requests, we will be reading and praying through the Psalms. Come join us as we seek the Lord together!
Women’s Bible Study – Thursday, September 2nd
All women are invited to come to the next Bible study on Thursday, September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will be continuing our study of Philippians. If you have any questions, or plan on attending, please see Jenny LaBo. We hope to see you there!
Special Called Members’ Meeting – Sunday, September 5th
There will be a brief, special called members’ meeting following the morning service on Sunday, June 27th. This meeting will be to vote on membership for Noah and Sarah House as well as Greg and Sue Boese. If you have not yet, please get to know them!
Fall Picnic – Sunday, September 5th
We will be having our annual Fall Picnic immediately following the morning worship service on Sunday, September 5th here on Crossway’s property. Everyone is welcome to attend. The church will provide hot dogs. If possible, please bring a dish to pass.
If you are a member of Crossway, we would like to remind you of the prayer page that you can access on our website, found here. This is a wonderful tool to keep up with the prayer needs of your brothers and sisters here at Crossway. It is password protected to maintain confidentiality; if you need the password, please contact Pastor Doug. If there are any changes that need to be made, or additions, please pass them along to Bob Taylor, our deacon of Member Care (989-928-3893).
As Crossway continues to grow, so does the need for help in many areas. One of the greatest needs we have right now is help in the nursery. If you are a member of Crossway, and would like to volunteer your time and service in this area, please see Al Tremble. Thank 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 years past, Crossway has used the Bible Project’s reading plan and videos (which we still highly recommend!). This year, in order to change things up a bit, we will be using a different reading plan, which focuses on providing reading for 5 days out of the week, allowing for some time to catch up if needed. The plans will be available in the front foyer, or online here. Be resolute this year to read and enjoy God’s gracious word!
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:
5-Day Reading Plan (Week 34):
Isaiah 7-22; Matthew 26-28; 1 Corinthians 1-2; Psalms 22, 62, 118
Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
Prayer for Missions: Pray for Shanghai International Bible Church (SIBC). Pray that SIBC would maintain faithfulness to Christ in a culture, and a country, opposed to the gospel and those churches who rightly preach it. Pray for her leaders, that they might be steadfast and wise. And pray for the Spirit of Christ to dwell richly amongst them, that many to come to know Christ through their ministry.
Prayer for the World: Pray for our Federal Government. We should pray that our government acts to promote peace, justice, and not hinder the progress of the gospel. Pray for our federal leaders, that they lead us with civility, godliness, and wisdom. Pray for those you disagree with, that the Spirit of God might lead all people to repentance.
Prayer for Ministries: Pray for local churches, especially those not associated with us through BABA. Pray that these churches might preach the gospel truly, with full conviction and sincerity. Pray that their people might be filled with a knowledge of the Lord, and that the Spirit might lead them into all truth.