Church Highlights

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Church Highlights – The week of November 12, 2018


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Prayer Service – Wednesday, November 14th
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.

Thanksgiving Fellowship — Sunday, November 18th
Every year, Crossway gathers together in thanksgiving to God for the salvation he has provided as well as the church fellowship he has brought us into. Following the morning service we will gather for a time of lunch and fellowship. Look for a sign-up for what to bring on the church’s main notice board.

Special Called Member’s Meeting – Sunday, November 25th
There will be a brief, special called member’s meeting following the morning service on Sunday, November 25th. This meeting will be to vote on the proposed 2019 budget. The budget, along with an explanation of the proposed changes, can be found on the back table.

Crossway Christmas Party – Sunday, December 2nd
We will be having our annual Christmas party this year at Crossway. It will be an open house format, so feel free to come and go as you please. The party will be from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Crossway Women’s Book Discussion – December 5th
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!

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.

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 (November 5-11):
Galatians 3-6; Ephesians 1-6; Philippians 1-4; Psalms 6-12

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text:
John 3:22-36

Local Prayer:
Pray for the local Beacon of Hope ministry as they seek to serve pregnant mothers and young mothers. Pray for both the physical and spiritual needs of the families, and pray they are open to the message of the gospel.

Global Prayer:
Pray for our church planting partners in the Philippines, Pastor Jun and Pastor Ramon. Pray that they have opportunities to share the gospel with local Filipinos, and that God would work in the hearts of those they are serving. Pray for them as they engage in a variety outreach programs (school assemblies, prison ministry, feeding programs), and that churches would be planted to the glory of God.