The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, issue 11
March 14, 2012
this issue Not In Neutral P.1 Not In Neutral (cont.) P.2 Preteen Garage Sale P.2 Agape ministries P. 3 Lottie Moon update P.3 Focus on the Cross P.3 Childrenâ€™s Ministries Info P.4
FROM LAKANâ€Ś Not in Neutral. What would be your birthday wish if you were about to turn 91?
Student Ministries Info P.5 Silent Auction P.6 Men and Women Small Groups
I could hear shuffling inside the house after I rang the door bell. I was not sure if Roy heard the bell, because it was taking him longer than usual to come to the door. Then I heard him fumbling with the door knob, and the door opened and the familiar smiling face greeted me. The Reverend Roy Heimbecker ushered me into the living room. We sat down and visited about family, about life, about our Lord Jesus. I have known Roy for all the years he has been in San Angelo. He and his wife Mary had pastored in the Chicago area until they retired. But they did not really retire. Mary, when she was still living, even though confined to a wheel chair, led ladies' Bible study groups. Mary was known for making homemade jelly, and she would put scripture passages on the outside of the jar and give them away.
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P.6 Contact Info P.6 Relocation Fund P.7 Upcoming Events P.7 Deacon of the Week P. 7 Extended Session Schedule P. 7 Baby Shower! P. 7 Staff and Office Hours P.7
From Lakan... Continued from page 1 She also used to cut pictures out of magazines and paste them on cards she made and send them to people for encouragement. I was with them on one occasion at the hospital waiting room when Mary saw a distraught family. She asked Roy, whom she affectionately called “Rev,” to wheel her to the family. She visited with the family and led them in prayer. She and Roy would call people if they did not see them at the worship service to make sure they are doing okay. Roy at 90 still goes to church every Sunday and Wednesday. He still leads a Bible study at the
County jail. I could sense his heart breaking as he talked about his neighbors who do not know our Lord Jesus. It did not surprise me that his passion for the Lord has not diminished over the years but has in fact intensified. Like so many times in the over twenty years that I have known Roy, we bowed our heads in prayer before I left. There was a sacredness about that place, about that moment, because for me it was a familiar experience and place with God. I cannot remember the number of times Roy and I had been on our knees, while Mary sat on her wheel chair, as we prayed for our churches, for people, for family. Now with a quavering
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PRETEEN RETREAT FUNDRAISER April 13-14, 2012
voice and a heart that more than ever beats strong for his Lord, Roy prays that God will not allow his life to be in neutral. That God will let him continue to share Jesus with his neighbors, with others. Roy could have prayed for a lot of things. He could have prayed for an even longer life. But he prayed that his life will not be in neutral. He prayed to be used of the Lord until his dying breath. Roy is “good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.” (Acts 11:24) King Jesus, grace your Church with more Roy Heimbeckers.
Our Preteen Students are having a fundraising Garage Sale to help them raise funds for their Summer Retreat! If you have items you would like to donate for the sale, please bring them by the church. If you need help getting them here, please contact Philip Cross at the church office.
On the last Sunday of each month we receive the Lord’s Supper. On that Sunday we will also ask for donations to our Agape Ministries. These ministries give us the opportunity to help those in need. With your help, we can provide food boxes as well as supplying needed clothing, and help in other areas.
Please bring canned and/or nonperishable items with you as you come to worship with us Sunday, March 25th. There will be a box in the foyer where you may place your items. You may also give a special offering to these ministries by placing it in the offering plate marked Agape. Of course you are welcome to bring canned goods/non-perishables by the church office anytime! “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18
For three Given to Date:
Sunday, April 1st
$11000.00 $ 6815.00
We are not only having fun learning songs and preparing our Spring
Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM Classes for all ages Preschool—5th Grade
Musical which we will present May 6th, we are also having fun learning “Firm Foundations: Creation to Christ” under the leadership of Stacy Stephenson and her wonderful team.
Kids on Fire Choir: Sundays at 6:00PM CHBC AWANA room Grades K-5th Grade AWANA Clubs: Wednesdays at 6:00PM Preschool—5th Grade
FMI: Contact Philip Cross at 277-7980 or the Church office 949-5788
AWANA Clubs— CLUB CALENDAR: 03-14 No Club-Spring Break
AWANA stands for "approved workmen are not ashamed". This wonderful, international children's program provides a clear, consistent presentation of the gospel through--
03-21 Mission Letter Night 03-28 Guest Speaker (Change Night) 04-04 Resurrection Night 04-11 Store Night for Sparks 04-18 Regular Club Night 04-25 GRAND PRIX RACE NIGHT!
Bible memory – our cornerstone • Circle games exclusive to Awana • A fun approach to learning God’s Word • Leadership training that is second to none • The church leaders of tomorrow trained to serve today • Evangelistic focus designed to reach unchurched youth and their families
The youth are doing a four week series called “Live Different” on what the Bible says about sex and holiness.
They will be doing the study
Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM CHBC Upstairs
on Wednesday evenings during Outbreak. Plan to join the group on
Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM Various Homes
Wednesdays at 6PM upstairs in the Youth Room and bring a friend with you!
Outbreak: Wednesdays at 6:00PM CHBC Upstairs Current Study: Romans
MARCH 23-25 Youth Disciple Now Weekend is an incredible opportunity for students to grow in their faith.
College Ministries Weekly Meetings:
It is a mini-camp experience, but it is local.
Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM (in the College Room)
Join us and experience challenging teaching, passionate worship, times of hanging out in your host homes with other students and wild fun!
Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM (Various Homes) Pause: Wednesdays at 8:00PM (Siefker’s Home-1734 Weston) FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 949-5788
SILENT AUCTION! How to contact us:
Philippines Mission Trip Silent Auction & Spaghetti Luncheon Fundraiser is Sunday, April 1st in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the morning service. If you have an item you would like to donate for the auction, please contact Ryan Connel, Stacy Stephenson or Travis Lawrence.
By Mail: College Hills Baptist Church 2102 Johnson Ave San Angelo TX 76904 By Phone: 325.949.5788 By Fax: 325.949.6877 By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.collegehillsbc.org Look us up on:
For more information on Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s Small Groups, check the website, the foyer information table, or call the church office.
Given To Date:
Upcoming Events: March: 12-16—School Spring Break 18—Pray for Three Focus CLT Mtg -4PM Parent/Youth Team Mtg-5PM 23-25—Youth D-Now Weekend 25th—Pray for Three Focus Lord’s Supper & Agape Sunday 28th—Pray for Three Focus April: 1st—Focus on the Cross Sunday Silent Auction & Spaghetti Luncheon Fundraiser 8th—Resurrection Sunday 13-14—PreTeen Garage Sale
Precept Class: Revelation Part 4 Tuesdays 9-11AM in the Fellowship Hall with teacher, Candy Blackwood
DEACON OF THE WEEK: These men are responsible for hospital visitation the month of March and are available to anyone who has needs. Mar 04 John Bilberry………...942-1012 Mar 11 Jerry Walls….………...944-1876 Mar 18 Fred Rike……………...227-4208 Mar 25 Charles Harrison..…..653-4386
Extended Session Workers:
We appreciate all our extended session workers. Please be in your place by 10:20AM so you can be there before the children arrive. Please call Cathy Blair at 405-496-5769 if you are unable to work your extended session or if you have any questions.
1’s and 2’s: 03-04 Kira Connel/ Tara Weber 03-11 Taylor Stephenson/Presley Fisher 03-18 Gayle Bryan/Jordan Fisher 03-25 Rob & Brandi Larmon
3’s & 4’s: Ross & Savannah Powell Rex Stephenson/Brittany Guevara Raymond & Jessalyn Cherry Jessie Rike/Stephen Guevara
Baby Boy Shower Honoring Ashley Minor Saturday, March 31st 2PM in the Fellowship Hall
Ashley is registered at Target
YOUR CHURCH STAFF: Lakan Mariano………………….Senior Pastor Philip Cross…..Family & Education Pastor Ryan Connel……………..Pastor to Students Micah Mariano……………..Worship Pastor Cynthia Hickey………....Ministry Assistant CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday—Thursday: 8:30AM—4:00PM Friday: 9:00AM—4:00PM Lunch Break: Noon— 1:00PM