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C o l l e g e H i l l s B a p ti s t C h u r c h

Parched. Sebastian, our Pekingese, started barking, then cowered under the dining table. What startled and frightened him were the loud peals of thunder and flashes of lightning as the storm began to dump much needed rain in San Angelo last night. This is the third significant rainfall San Angelo has had in less than two weeks. Already on one-on-one conversations and on Facebook you hear and read people's concerns about our lack of water. Like God is oblivious to our condition. The Israelites grumbled and complained in the wilderness because they were afraid of what they thought was the uncertainty of God providing for them. They missed the consistency of their Egyptian cafeteria food. God provided them with the bread of angels every day. Then they complained about lack of meat. God provided them with quail. They complained about lack of water. The Israelites saw the power of God in Egypt. They experienced walking on dry land with the massive walls of the Red Sea on either side of them. They saw God defeat the sophisticated Egyptian army pursuing them. And they still complained. We are not much different. Continued on page 2 Volume 3, Issue 18

May 15, 2013

In this issue: From the Pastor


Children’s Ministries


From the Pastor continued: Parched


Youth Ministries


College Ministries




AWANA Clubs Awards The Prodigal Clown Church Cook Out


Contact Information

Parched (continued) We see so much of God's goodness and grace and love and still we complain. Like the Israelites we tend to see only as far as our needs. We can't seem to lift our gaze to see the God who can meet all our needs and who had proven Himself faithful. We see our parched land. God sees our parched hearts. “I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither; so two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied; yet you did not return to me,” declares the LORD. Amos 4:7-8 Our greatest need is not for water. Our greatest need is to repent and turn back to the Lord. God dropped food from heaven. He made water gush forth out of a rock. He can make it rain so that our throats and the dry land can be refreshed. But more than that, He wants us to see Him for who He is and repent of our rebellion and sins so that our hearts will be refreshed. “For I will pour water on the thirsty ground and send streams coursing through the parched earth. I will pour my Spirit into your descendants and my blessing on your children. They shall sprout like grass on the prairie, like willows alongside creeks. This one will say, ‘I am GOD’s,’ and another will go by the name Jacob; That one will write on his hand ‘GOD’s property’— and be proud to be called Israel.” Isaiah 40:3-5, The Message


Sunday, May 19th During the Morning Worship our Children’s Choir Presents: Sunday, May 19th During the Morning Worship At 10:45AM

Meets Sundays at 6:00PM in the AWANA Room for all Kids Grades K-5 We are presenting our Spring Musical: “ Sunday, May 19th During the Morning Worship! Special Practice: May 18th 9AM—1PM

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 AWANA Clubs: Wednesdays at 6:00PM Preschool—5th Grade FMI: Contact Philip Cross at 277-7980 or the Church office 949-5788

Club Calendar: 05-15—Finish Your Sections Night! 05-19—AWANA Awards During the 10:45AM Morning Worship Service! 05-22—Grand Prix & End of Year Party

Awana Clubs meet Wednesdays 6-7:30PM

All Students K-5th Grade are welcome! 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

YOUTH MINISTRIES Weekly Meetings Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM CHBC Upstairs Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM Various Homes Outbreak: Wednesdays at 6:00PM CHBC Upstairs

For More Information: Contact: Ryan Connel at: 325-949-5788 or 325-227-1778 Email:

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-1734Weston) FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 949-5788

By Mail: College Hills Baptist Church 2102 Johnson Ave San Angelo TX 76904 By Phone: 325.949.5788

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BodyLife Home Groups meet Sunday evenings at 6PM. All groups are open to anyone, so choose one and join us! Host Homes:

By Fax: 325.949.6877 By Email:


201 Churchill (Sam & Tracy Torbett) 6706 Grand Canal (James & Nina Reid) 4414 Grayburg (Gayle Bryan) 2102 Johnson (Church) 2639 Parkview (J.T. & Michelle Smith) 1525 S Van Buren (John & Paige Southwell)

Led by: Sam Torbett & Rex Stephenson Led by: James Reid & Philip Cross Led by: Lakan Mariano Led by: John Bilberry Led by: Andrew Siefker Led by: Ryan Connel

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YOUR CHURCH STAFF: Lakan Mariano: Senior Pastor

These men are responsible for hospital visitation and are available to anyone who has needs. Elder Fred Rike…….….....227-4208 Deacon John Bilberry……....942-1012 Elder Rex Stephenson….942-9537 Deacon Charles Harrison....653-4386 Elder Andrew Siefker…...212-4410 Deacon Jerry Walls………..…944-1876

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

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 Philip Cross @325-277-7980 if you are unable to work your extended session or if you have any questions. 1’s and 2’s: 05-19 Ashley Minor/Avery Brown 05-26 Michon Grissom/Erica Reeves 06-02 Carey Reeves/Zach Speciale 06-09 Savanna Powell/Kyla Reid

3’s & 4’s: Cami Mariano/Careissy Reeves Brittany Guevara/Cameron Cross Rhiannon Kelso/Michelle Smith Kira Connel/Tara Weber

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