Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of March 18, 2019


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Crossway Women’s Book Discussion – Wednesday, March 20
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. There is also a study guide available for those who do not yet have it. 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.

Prayer Service – Wednesday, March 27
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.

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 9):
1 Samuel 1-24; Psalms 78-84

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
John 5:30-47

Prayer for Missions: Pray for our Tyler, Lauren, and their children as they serve as IMB missionaries in Southeast Asia. Pray for their local partners as they work together to minister to the seven local people groups who have not hear the name of Jesus. Pray for opportunities for them to share the gospel, and pray this would result in fruit in the hearts and lives of many individuals.

Prayer for the World: Pray for our and state governments here in Michigan. Pray that all our elected leaders might lead well, so that so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. Pray that the Spirit might bring conviction and repentance to all, that justice may be pursued, and holiness adored in all things.

Prayer for Ministries: Pray for local ministry Good Samaritan Rescue Mission. Pray that the spiritual and physical needs are met in this community as the love of Christ is shown, that the gospel is preached clearly, and that hearts and lives are changed.