the Messenger COLLEGE HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN ANGELO TX
Volume 1, issue 7
April 13, 2011
Mark Your April Calendar:
Willing Hearts. Many of you turned in your pledge cards last Sunday, and several of you told me that while you didn’t turn yours in, you would gladly and generously give towards the $150,000.00 we are trying to raise to purchase a piece of property. We can trust God to guide our every step and to provide for the needs that we have through the generous gifts of his people. I am personally excited to see what God has in store for us. Over the years, God has shown us both his guid-
ance and his provision. Even recently, God has generously provided for the air-conditioning needs for our preschool and the Fellowship Hall, and for the needs of our team going to the MSV (Mindanao Strategic Vision) Conference in southern Philippines. Your willingness and generosity were God’s means to supply these needs. In Exodus 35, when Moses was giving the Jewish people instructions on building the tabernacle, he said, “Everyone who is willing to bring to the LORD an
offering…” (v. 5) “everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the LORD for the work…” (v. 21) “All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought…” (v. 22) “Those presenting an offering of silver or bronze brought it as an offering to the LORD…” (v. 24) “And all the women who were willing…” (v. 26) “All the Israelite men and women who were willing brought to the LORD freewill offerings for all the work the LORD Continued on page 3
17TH—FOCUS ON THE CROSS 17TH—CLT MTG. 4PM 21ST—CROCKETT OUTREACH LUNCH 22ND—OFFICE CLOSED 24TH—RESURRECTION SUNDAY
Inside this issue: MFUGE FUNDRAISER 2 PRAY AND PLAY AWANA CLUBS WILLING HEARTS
MEN’S BREAKFAST & WORKDAY
LOOKING AHEAD SUNDAY EVENING MINISTRIES
the Messenger Focus On the Cross and Resurrection Sunday
17th—Focus On the Cross
Invite family and friends to attend
14th— Resurrection Sunday
2011 Widows Plus Banquet Hosted by College Hills Baptist Church
Saturday, April 30th 5:00PM Zentner’s Daughter RSVP to church office by Monday, April 25th Clubs meet Wednesdays 6-7:30PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
AWANAS AND OTHER
CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PLEASE CONTACT
04-06—Bible Book Madness 04-13—Sparks Store Night 04-20—Resurrection Night 04-27—GRAND PRIX (work on cars early!)
PHILIP CROSS AT THE CHURCH OFFICE 949-5788 OR 2777980 .
Volume 1, issue 7 Moving Forward
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through Moses had commanded them to do” (v. 29) “… and every skilled person to whom the LORD had given ability and who was willing to come and do the work” (36:2) So what was the result of God’s provision through the willing hearts of his people? “The people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning. So all the skilled craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left their work and said to Moses, „The people are bringing
more than enough for doing the work the LORD commanded to be done.‟ “Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: „No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.‟ And so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.” (Exodus 36:3b-7) Moses told them to STOP giving! I always thought that it would be so neat to be able to tell our church to stop giving for something, but never really thought it would happen. Until we began to see what the Holy Spirit was doing in south-
ern Philippines. With the needs of the whole mission team plus the needs of the frontliners more than sufficiently provided for one year, I had to get up in front of the church and say, “You can stop giving!” The same God who supplied the needs for the tabernacle through the willing hearts of his people was the same God who has provided for our needs in the past through your willing hearts. And he still wants to do the same through you today as we move forward.
the Messenger Kids on Fire Choir presents—
Sunday May 1st 10:45AM Setting the Foundation— SENIOR ADULT DAY AT HEART OF TEXAS BAPTIST ENCAMPMENT, BROWNWOOD
Sunday Evening at College Hills Our Spring Semester Sunday Evening Home Groups meet each Sunday at 6PM.
Our Children’s Choir meets each Sunday evening from 6-7:30PM.
We are studying “The Shadow”.
We welcome all children grades K-5th grade.
Check the foyer information table for a list of Host Homes. A nursery is available for children BirthPreschool for those attending the Evening Home Groups. The church nursery is open from 5:30-8PM on Sunday evenings. Page 4
Currently we are working on our Spring musical (presented May 1st), “Happily Forever After”.
Volume 1, issue 7 Men’s Small Groups
Coming Soon to CHBC
Women’s Small Groups
04-17 Focus on the Cross Lord’s Supper CLT Meeting
For more information on Men’s and Women’s Small Groups, please check the website, the foyer information table or call the church office.
04-22 Church Office Closed 04-24 Resurrection Sunday No Evening Activities
Precept Class: Isaiah Part 1 Tuesdays 9-11AM in the Fellowship Hall For More Info: Contact Candy Blackwood
05-01 College Graduation Recognitions Kid’s Choir Spring Musical 05-08 Mother’s Day
FMI on Student Ministries, contact Ryan Connel
DEACONS OF THE WEEK
(These men are responsible for hospital visitation the month of April and are available to anyone who has needs.) Apr. 03 Jerry Walls……….……..944-1876 Apr. 17 John Bilberry……………..942-1012 Apr. 10 Charles Harrison…………653-4386 Apr. 24 Bob Gilliam………………655-6067
05-14 Philippine Mission Trip 05-22 High School Grad Recognitions AWANA Awards 05-29 Memorial Day Recognitions Lord’s Supper Mission Trip Report 05-30 Offices Closed
Extended Session Workers for April
We appreciate all our extended session workers! 2’s&3’s: 4’s&5’s: 03-27 Beth Harrison/Avery Brown Cami Mariano/Bethany Cross 04-03 Rex Stephenson/Brittany Guevara Jackson/Allie Rike 04-10 Candy Worley/Jordan Fisher Kira Connel/Tara Weber 04-17 Lickliters/Josh Stephenson Taylor Stephenson/Presley Fisher 04-24 Rutherford/Stephen Guevara Amber Minor/Jacob Reid NOTE: Extended Session Workers should be in their places by 10:25AM each Sunday. If you are unable to fulfill your obligation, please immediately contact Cathy Blair @405-496-5769. Thanks for your cooperation. 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: 8:30 AM—Noon/ 1:00 PM—4:00 PM Page 5 Friday: 9:00AM—Noon/ 1:00PM—4:00PM
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