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The Messenger GOD'S WORK By Lakan Mariano

Sin weighs you down. King David groaned under the weight of his sin. “There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin. For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me” (Psalm 36:3-4). Like poison, his sin was killing him from the inside out. “When I kept it all inside, my bones turned to powder, my words became daylong groans. The pressure never let up; all the juices of my life dried up” (Psalm 32:3-4, MSG). David knew what he needed. He needed God. He needed what only God could do. “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10). “Create” (bara), is the same word used in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Man can make or form things but only God can create. Eugene Peterson's The Message captures this sense. “God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.” Only God can do that. Only in Christ can that be done. Relief and freedom can only come from Christ freeing us from our sins. In This Issue


From the Pastor AWANA Clubs Events & Upcoming Dates Ministry Opportunity Youth Ministries College Ministries Contact Information

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 12:00 – 12:55 PM Room Behind the Church Office

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The Messenger Vacation Bible School Meeting May 5 after church, Fellowship Hall This meeting is for anyone interested in helping with Vacation Bible School this year.

Weekly Meetings: Sunday School: Sunday - 9:30am Preschool-5th Grade

Vacation Bible School will be held at the Boys & Girls Club Every Tuesday in June & July (except July 4th week)

Extended Session: Sunday - 10:45am Birth-Preschool Summer Activities for Kids Wednesdays - 6:00pm

Come join us at the meeting to get all the details!

FMI: Contact Philip Cross 277-7980 or @ the Church

Monthly Mission Prayer Time & Fellowship Tuesday April 16 at 6pm 3229 Canyon Creek Drive

FMI: Chel, Connie or Stacy

Please bring a finger food to share.

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 Philip Cross @ 277-7980 if you are unable to work your extended session or if you have any questions.

Extended Session Schedule: 04/21

Rachel Calloway

Victoria Elder


Misty Fine

Cami Mariano


Esther Bream

Nathan Stephenson

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Mission Prayer Night, 6:00 p.m. Stephenson’s


Good Friday, School Holiday


Men’s Breakfast, 7:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall


Resurrection Sunday


Ladies Dinner Out, La Chilanga 6:00 p.m.


Sunday Funday for Youth 2 to 4 p.m. Youth Fundraiser, Dessert Auction, (before & after church)


CLT Meeting

CHBC Women’s Ministry

“It’s Him, Not Me!” Ladies' Conference College Hills Baptist Church Saturday May 18th 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Speakers: Candy Blackwood and Patsy Steele Cost is $15.00 includes a box lunch from Chick-Fil-A The Deadline to sign up is extended until Sunday May 12th. Sign up in the Foyer on Sundays after church or come by the church office. Payment is due at registration. FMI: Patsy Steele, Laura Jackson, Pam Luce

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Invite someone to Resurrection Sunday Service April 21 10:45 a.m.

Foster Care Closet

It is so exciting to see God work through our Closet to touch the lives of children and adults alike. We helped 10 kids in January We helped 7 in February. We helped 21 in March.

If you are interested in helping out with the Foster Closet contact Rhiannon Kelso (325234-0452) or Michelle Smith (325-656-0208) Current Need: Gift cards to Ross, Burkes, Marshall’s, & Mastercard/Visa cards area always welcome. Thank you for giving so we can give! We care for the orphaned and vulnerable because we have been greatly cared for by Jesus: The gospel is our why. ~Jason Johnson Blog

Ladies Dinner Out La Chilanga 2424 Vanderventer

April 23 at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Debra Miller 325-656-4697 Invite a friend & join us!

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Youth Events On 4/28 Dessert Auction Fundraiser before & after church Come prepared to bid on some great desserts & help out our youth!

Sunday Funday 2 to 4 p.m.

CHBC Fellowship Hall

See Trevor for details

Get Involved: Youth Ministry Sundays: Bible Study - 9:30am Upstairs Youth Room Wednesdays: Outbreak - 6:00pm

Wednesdays: "Release" Bible Study & Fellowship (at the Hub) ……………......................6:30pm Fridays: English International Bible Study 6:00-8:00pm (College Hills Fellowship Hall) Sundays: Bible Study ………………… ……...... 9:30am Worship……………………......….......10:45am BodyLife College Home Group…6:00pm (Calloway’s)

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The Messenger HOW TO CONTACT US: By Mail: College Hills Baptist Church 2102 Johnson Avenue San Angelo TX 76904

By Phone: 325.949.5788


Home Groups

BodyLife Home Groups meet each Sunday evening at 6pm in host homes throughout the city to share a meal, join in fellowship, study the Word of God and pray for one another.

By Fax: 325.949.6877

All groups are open to anyone, so choose one and join us!

By Email:

Host Homes:


1223 JUNE LANE (TOM & ESTHER BREAM) at 5PM LED BY TOM BREAM 3229 CANYON CREEK DR (Rex A& Stacy Stephenson) at 6pm Led by: Jimmy Allen & Rex Stephenson 201 CHURCHILL BLVD (Sam Tracy Torbett) at 6pm Led by: Philip Cross & James Reid

YOUR CHURCH STAFF: Lakan Mariano: Senior Pastor Philip Cross: Family & Education Pastor Trevor Hanson: Student Pastor Cole Calloway: Worship Pastor

Maggie Gonzales: Ministry Assistant

2639 PARKVIEW (JT & Chel Smith) at 6PM LED BY: JT SMITH 305 S. GARRETT ST (College) at 6pm Led by: Cole Calloway Childcare for Birth-PreK available at church nursery

ELDERS AND DEACONS: These men are responsible for hospital visitation and are available to anyone who has needs. Elder Fred Rike…….….. 227-4208

Deacon Charles Harrison...653-4386


Elder Andrew Siefker…...212-4410

Deacon Jerry Walls……...944-1876


Elder Rex Stephenson…..942-9537


Lunch Break: Noon—1:00PM

Elder Scott Steele (562) 665-1349 Elder JT Smith……….... 656-6205

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