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The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church

Volume 4, Issue 20

June 03, 2014

God's Faithfulness In Our Journey My heart overflows with thanksgiving and praise to our Lord for the abundance of the blessings and grace He showered us through you, our church family. Thank you! I am excited to share with you this Sunday some of the things God has been showing me through this journey with Kim's illness and death. The following is part of what I will share this Sunday: "Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old. She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her. Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites. He said, 'I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.'" (Genesis 23:1-4) The heart compulsion of believers should always be the proclamation of who God is. In the good times and the bad. In life and in death. Abraham's first impulse when he and his family arrived in Canaan was to declare to the people there his God. "There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD" (Genesis 12:8). Continued on page 2


From the Pastor continued


Mariano Family Benefit Ladies’ Bible Study/ Father’s Day

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rediscovering the Joy of Family


Grace Based Parenting Conference


Children’s Ministry Info PreTeen Camp Info

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Youth Ministry Info


College Ministry Info


Contact Information Ministries Information Extended Session Schedule


In this issue

From the Pastor

God's Faithfulness In Our Journey (continued) Martin Luther translated the word "call" as "preached" (Allen P. Ross, Bible Knowledge Commentary). It is the same word used in Exodus 34:5 translated "proclaimed": "Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and PROCLAIMED his name, the LORD. And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation� (Exodus 34:5-7). Everywhere Abraham went in Canaan his first order of business was to build an altar. This was against the backdrop of the numerous altars dedicated to the pagan gods. He wanted to proclaim to the people that Yahweh was the One and only true God. The culture of his time dictated that Abraham bury Sarah in his land of origin, in Chaldea. But God promised him and his descendants the land of Canaan. The act of burying Sarah in the Promised Land was a statement "in the presence of all the Hittites who had come to the gate of the city" (Genesis 23:18) that he was trusting the faithfulness of his God to carry out His promise. It was a proclamation of who his God was. It is easy to declare that God is good when things are going well. It is the test of our faith to see and proclaim that God is good no matter what is going on in our lives. In life and in death. The goodness of God is not defined by our circumstances. Nor our emotions. God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is a good God. Believers' life purpose is to enjoy Him and to "proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Peter 2:9).


Ladies’ Bible Study & Prayer Group Wednesdays at 6-7:30PM in the “Bride’s Room” off the church foyer

Summer Study: A Precept, 40 Minute, No Homework Study by Kay Arthur: “The Power of Knowing God” All Ladies are welcome! Nursery is available

Join us Sunday, June 15, 2014 9:30AM Sunday School 10:45AM Morning Worship (special gift for all Dads) Noon Hearty Family Lunch in the Fellowship Hall

Sunday morning series:

June 15th: Will the Real Men Please Stand Up? NOTE: If you missed any of this series, you can access it by going to our website and clicking on “podcast” . If you’d like a CD copy of a particular sermon, please contact the church office at 325-949-5788.

I t ’s n e ve r t o o e a r l y to start raising truly great kids... a n d i t ’s n e ve r t o o late. Every Parent wants to raise great kids, yet often we fall short of our dreams. Sometimes we’re just too busy and distracted. Some of us had less than ideal role models. Some of us are working at it, but we just don’t have a good game plan. Are you willing to invest one day in order to empower your kids... forever? With God’s help and a plan, you can raise truly great kids. This conference is a gracebased, character-driven model to nurture confident and cooperative kids-and have a great time in the process.

Parenting is the biggest job you will ever do. Give it your best. This fun, fast-paced conference delves into: 

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What it takes to raise kids in the midst of busy lives. Practical ways to take the fear out and put the fun back into parenting Preparing your child’s heart to receive God’s plan Turning heartache to hope with your rebellious child How to bring out the best in your strong-willed child Creating an environment of love and respect Giving your child tools to practically deal with their culture How to lead your child to be a great adult

When it comes to parenting, the days are long... but the years are short.

WEEKLY MEETINGS: Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM Classes for all ages Preschool—5th Grade

AWANA Clubs: Wednesdays at 6:00PM Preschool—5th Grade

FMI: Contact Philip Cross at 277-7980 or the Church office 949-5788

Children’s Choir: Wednesdays 5-6PM (meal included). For Grades K-5th *Choir resumes in the Fall!

Summer Wednesday Kids’ Club begins Wednesday, June 4th, at 6:00PM. Be sure to be here! (for K-5th Grade) Tuesdays this summer we will be going to the movies again! You can meet us at the church at 9:30 or the theatre at 9:45. All shows are $1 each or we have purchased 10 cards for $5 each that will get you into all 10 movies. Please let Philip know if you want to purchase a card for the summer.

June 10th

June 17th

June 24th

July 1st

PreTeen Camp

This camp is for those who have completed 3rd-6th grade

Highland lakes camp In Spicewood, TX (near Austin)

July 17th—20th, 2014 Cost: $225

$50 deposit due NOW if paid by June 1st Look them up at: Highland Lakes Preteen Camp


Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM CHBC Upstairs Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM Various Homes Outbreak: Wednesdays at 6:00PM CHBC Upstairs FMI: Contact Ryan Connel 325-277-1778 or 325-949-5788

June 8-14, 2014

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

Resumes in the Fall

Sundays at 9:30am

Given To Date:


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

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

By Phone: 325.949.5788 By Fax: 325.949.6877 By Email:


284 Amistad (Rex & Stacy Stephenson) Led by: Rex Stephenson & Jimmy Allen 2102 Johnson (Church) Led by: Amalia Guevara 2639 Parkview (J.T. & Michelle Smith) Led by: Andrew Siefker 4410 Wellington #407 (John & Paige Southwell) Led by: Ryan Connel 3934 High Meadow (Philip & Karen Cross) Led by: Philip Cross *the group that usually meets @ the Rikes’ home will join the group at the Cross home during the summer

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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 Andrew Siefker…...212-4410 Deacon Charles Harrison....653-4386 Elder Rex Stephenson….942-9537 Deacon Jerry Walls………..…944-1876

Senior Pastor

Philip Cross: Family & Education Pastor

Ryan Connel: Pastor to Students

Micah Mariano: Worship Pastor

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.

Cynthia Hickey: Ministry Assistant

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday—Thursday: 8:30AM—4:00PM Friday: 9:00AM—4:00PM Lunch Break: Noon— 1:00PM

1’s and 2’s:

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Kaylee Rutherford Kira Connel Jessie Rike Zach Speciale Cameron Cross

3’s & 4’s:

Michon Grissom Taylor Stephenson Gina Puckett Rhiannon Kelso Shannon Lacy

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