Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of July 16, 2018


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Community Groups – Sunday, July 22nd
This week our Community Groups begin to read and think through Mark Dever’s Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. A study guide is available on the back table of the church for our first reading, and a full book will be made available next Sunday. If you currently are not a part of a community group, this would be the perfect time to join one! Contact the elders, and we would gladly help you find a group that would be best for you.

Prayer Service – Wednesday, July 25th
We at Crossway 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). We believe that by meeting mid-week, it will help us to better fulfill the Bible’s commands regarding prayer, and help build community as we seek the Lord together. Come and join us as we pray through the Bible, and pray for the needs of our church and our community! If you have any questions, please see one of the elders.

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.

Crossway Women’s Book Discussion – Beginning July 18th
Beginning on July 18th, women are invited to Panera Bread here in Bay City at 7 p.m. to read and discuss Jen Wilkin’s book None Like Him. The meeting will be for a time of prayer, fellowship, and discussion of a portion of the book. If you are interested, please see Breanne Wallaker or Tracy Brubaker. Books are available for those who would like them; a $5 donation is asked for those who can provide it. The meetings will occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Take this opportunity to gather for fellowship and learn about the greatness of our God!

Rock the Block – August 5-8
The Crossway VBS event “Rock the Block” will be held again this year at Bangor Downs on August 5th-8th from 6:30-8:00 pm each evening. If you would like to help and have not yet signed up, please see Kelly Studer.

TOGETHER IN WORD AND PRAYER:

Bible Project Reading Plan (July 16-22):
Ezekiel 37-48, Ezra 1-10, Nehemiah 1-3, Psalm 42-48

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Local Prayer:
Pray for our outreach program at Center Ridge Arms. Pray for opportunities to connect with the residents, show them love, and share the gospel. Pray that many receive the truth of Christ and turn to him in repentance and faith.

Global Prayer:
Pray for our IMB missionaries Ernest, Elizabeth, and their children as they serve in the Middle East. Pray for opportunities to connect with the Tuareg people. Pray for opportunities for them to share the gospel, and pray this would result in fruit in the hearts and lives of many individuals.