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The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, Issue 16

April 17, 2012

Better than prime rib and gravy! When David was in hiding from King Saul who was trying to kill him, he had a chance to kill Saul but did not. After sparing Saul's life, David complained to the king, “They have now driven me from my share in the LORD's inheritance.” You would think that David was talking about his privileged position as Saul's leading general, or the prestige and fame of his military accomplishments, or the comforts of the palace, or maybe even his family and friends like Jonathan. But that was not what he meant. “They have now driven me from my share in the LORD’s inheritance and have said, ‘Go, serve other gods.’ Now do not let my blood fall to the ground far from the presence of the LORD.” (1 Samuel 26:19, 20)

IN THIS ISSUE: Better than prime rib and gravy! P. 1 Better than prime rib... cont. P. 2 Mission Trip Silent Auction P. 2 Preteen Retreat Dessert Auction P. 3 Children’s Ministries P. 3 Youth Ministries P. 4 College Ministries P. 4 Relocation P. 5 Ministries P. 5

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Better than prime rib and gravy! (continued from page 1) When David spoke of his inheritance, he was talking about the presence of the LORD. When I look back at the last month when I had been off work, there are two things that I treasured the most-- one was the time I got to spend with Kim, and the other was the leisurely time I got to spend with the LORD reading his Word, going for long walks with him in prayer, and getting to think through and process the things he was showing me in his Word. We all go through tough times in our lives. We live in a fallen world where problems, hardships, frustrations, sickness, and death are part of the mix. But we cannot be defined by our circumstances. Circumstances in life do not make us, they simply reveal who we are. And who we are is based on our relationship with God through his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Who we are is the very life of Christ in us. And there is nothing better or sweeter than that life.

When you read the Psalms, or about Daniel, or Jeremiah, or Paul, they understood something about God and life in God that too often escapes us today. No matter what they were going through, their delight and joy was found in God alone. The times I have spent in prayer this last month, I have prayed for our church and other evangelical churches in San Angelo that we will understand and experience this life. Then the message of the Good News that anyone can have this life through Christ will simply spill out of our own lives, onto the lives of our family and friends and neighbors. The kind of life that David knew and experienced. Listen to what his heart cried out for when his own son Absalom was trying to kill him: “God—you're my God! I can't get enough of you! I've worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts... In your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains... I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy; I smack my lips. It's time to shout praises!” (Psalm 63:1, 3, 5)


SILENT AUCTION MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER! Items will be displayed on Sunday, April 15th in the foyer. You may look at items throughout the week by coming to the church office. Instructions for the Silent Auction will be available on Sunday, April 22nd. Bidding will begin Sunday, April 22nd and end on Sunday, April 29th at 12:30PM. Winning bids will be announced following the close of bidding on April 29th.

Sunday, May 6th during the Morning Worship. Proceeds will go toward the Preteen Summer Retreat! Winning bids will be announced following morning worship. FMI: Contact Tracy Torbett or Philip Cross.

Children’s Ministries

WEEKLY MEETINGS: Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM Classes for all ages Preschool—5th Grade Kids on Fire Choir: Sundays at 6:00PM CHBC AWANA room Grades K-5th Grade

Sunday, May 6th, during the Morning Worship Service

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: 04-18 04-25 05-02 05-09 05-16 05-20

Regular Club Night GRAND PRIX RACE NIGHT! T&T Silent Auction Mothers’ Night AWANA Year Celebration AWANA Awards (Sunday)

AWANA stands for "approved workmen are not ashamed". This wonderful, international children's program provides a clear, consistent presentation of the gospel through-

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


Weekly Meetings

MFuge 2012: June 11-16 Cost: $375 At MFuge you can roll your sleeves up and get ready to jump right into ministry…our highly tranied FUGE staffers will take care of the details and facilitate the planning for each day. During the day students will be challenged and stretched as individuals; in the evenings, you’ll have an opportunity to build group unity over dinner, worship, fellowships and Church Group Devotions.

Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM CHBC Upstairs Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM Various Homes Outbreak: Wednesdays at 6:00PM CHBC Upstairs Current Study: Eyes Open

New Youth Sunday School Study

College Ministries Weekly Meetings: Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM (in the College Room) Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM (Various Homes) Pause: Wednesdays at 8:00PM (Siefker’s Home-1734 Weston) New College Sunday School Study

FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 949-5788

Given To Date:

$23114.00 For more information on Men’s and Women’s Small Groups, check the website, the foyer information table, or call the church office.

HOW TO CONTACT US: 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: Online:

DEACON OF THE WEEK: These men are responsible for hospital visitation the month of March and are available to anyone who has needs. Apr 01 John Bilberry………...942-1012 Apr 08 Jerry Walls….………...944-1876 Apr 15 Fred Rike……………...227-4208 Apr 22 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: 04-22 Ross & Savannah Powell 04-29 Rex Stephenson/Brittany Guevara

3’s & 4’s: Kira Connel/Tara Weber Taylor Stephenson/Presley Fisher

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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:

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