Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of January 27, 2019


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Community Groups – Sunday, February 2nd
Crossway’s Community Groups will meet on February 2nd discussing Week 10 of our study, focusing on Romans 12-13. If you have any questions, see either pastor Doug or pastor Richard.

Crossway Women’s Book Study – Wednesday, February 5th
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.

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!

Baby Bottle Boomerang for Beacon of Hope
In honor of Sanctity of Life Sunday, Crossway will start our annual fundraiser for Beacon of Hope. During the rest of January through the Sunday after Valentine’s day (February 16) please place any loose change you might have into the baby bottle and bring them filled back to Marilyn Schubert. We will deliver the proceeds to Beacon. The baby bottles are available for pick up on the back table. Please fill up what you take for this wonderful cause!

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 5):
Exodus 35-40; Leviticus 1-18; Psalms 29-35

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
John 12:12-19

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!