Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of February 10, 2019


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Prayer Service – Wednesday, February 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 Acts 25. Come join us as we seek the Lord together!

Community Groups – Sunday, February 16th
Crossway’s Community Groups will meet on February 9th discussing Week 12 of our study, focusing on Romans 16:25-27. If you have any questions, see either pastor Doug or pastor Richard.

Baby Bottle Boomerang for Beacon of Hope – Sunday, February 16th
In honor of Sanctity of Life Sunday, Crossway has started our annual fundraiser for Beacon of Hope. Please place any bottles you have taken in the box under the back table today. Cash, checks, and loose change are all welcome! Please fill up what you take for this wonderful cause!

Crossway Women’s Book Study – Wednesday, February 19th
All 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 the implications of the gospel through The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield. During this meeting, we will be discussing chapter 5, “The Gospel Comes with a House Key.” Books are available on the back table for $7 (financial help is available if needed). 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.

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 7):
Numbers 11-30; Psalms 43-49

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
James 1:1-27

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!