The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, Issue 28
July 10, 2012
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR OUR SONâ€Ś The words of encouragement from God the Father to Jesus at his baptism and right before Jesus started his public ministry have always challenged me. As Jesus came up out of the water, the voice of the Father was heard: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." (Luke 3:22) "You are my Son" speaks of Jesus' identity. ""Whom I love" shows the Father's affection for his Son. "With you I am well pleased" was the Father's affirmation of Jesus. Continued on page 2
IN THIS ISSUE: Words of Encouragement P. 1 Encouragement continued P. 2 The Tabernacle Experience P. 3 Youth Ministries P. 4 College Ministries P. 4 Childrenâ€™s Ministries P. 5 Ministries P. 6 Contact Info P. 6
Words of Encouragement for Our Son (Continued) If God the Father saw fit to encourage Jesus, the perfect God-man, at a watershed point of his life, how much more should we, earthly dads, and parents, encourage our children at those important times in their lives. And so, my wife Kim and I wrote such a letter of encouragement to our son Josh, and I read it to him at his and Lindsay's wedding rehearsal dinner, in front of family and friends. Then Kim and I, together with Lindsay's parents, grandfather, and Josh's grandfather, gathered around Josh and Lindsay, and Wallace Bruce, Josh's grandfather, led us in praying over Josh and Lindsay. The following is what we wrote for Josh: Josh, today you will pledge your love and your life to Lindsay Tugman and the two of you will be husband and wife. God has been very gracious to you to allow you to see and experience his faithfulness in some great adventures you got to experience as a single man, and in allowing hardships and trials even in the midst of those great adventures, so that you will always trust God and depend on him. Today, God is giving you the greatest gift that he can give you next to your salvation: a beautiful and godly wife in Lindsay who will walk with you through life's adventures and trials. God has purposed that the two of you together, as husband and wife, will be the reflection of his image. Josh, from infancy to where you are today, we have prayed for you, loved you, nurtured you, challenged you, encouraged you, and did our best to teach you and show you the beauty and majesty of our Lord Jesus Christ. And God has rewarded us by allowing us to see his work in your heart and in your life. You have been a blessing to us, your parents, and to your family.
Today, we release you to be the kind of man God has called you to be. We release you to be the kind of husband to Lindsay that will honor our God. You will always be our son, but you will never be our little boy again. Josh, always remember that the Lord your God is your foundation, your strength, your purpose, your delight. “Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD. The LORD bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life! May you see your children's children!” (Psalm 128) Josh, always love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. The LORD promised, “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:14-16) Your very satisfied, fulfilled and grateful parents, Mon & Dad July 7, 2012
HIRED HAND FUNDRAISER! The youth are hiring out! If you have cleaning, mowing, babysitting, supervised repairs or painting that needs to be done, please let us know. Your support is much appreciated!
College Ministries Weekly Meetings: Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM (in the College Room)
Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM CHBC Upstairs Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM Various Homes
Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM (Various Homes) Pause: Wednesdays at 8:00PM (Siefkerâ€™s Home-1734 Weston) * Pause will resume in the Fall! FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 9495788
Outbreak (Summer Edition): Wednesdays at 6:00PM CHBC Upstairs Each week will be a different focus and activity! HEB CAMP: July 19-22
HEB Youth Camp July 19thâ€”22nd Cost: $60 Non-Refundable Deposit: $20
Speaker: Tony Doland Worship Leader: Kenny Greenwood We have very limited space so we are asking you to pay a $20 deposit to reserve your spot at camp. Thanks for understanding and get those deposits in as soon as possible.
We are now accepting donations for our next Garage Sale which will be held this weekend, July 1314. You may bring items to the church throughout the week and place them in the library. If you would like to help with the garage sale, please contact Philip Cross. Thanks to all who helped at our Summer BreakOut at the Southside Boys and Girls Club. Because you cared, we were able to share the gospel with over 250 students and several accepted Christ as their Savior! Pray with us as we continue to build our relationship with these students and the workers at the Boys and Girls Club.
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
July 11th—Game Night Bring your favorite board/card game!
FMI: Contact Philip Cross at 277-7980 or the Church office 949-5788
July 18th—Water Park Day in Big Spring You will need $5 for your ticket & any snack money you want to bring. Also bring a sack lunch to eat on the way, sunscreen and a towel. We will leave the church at noon and return at 7:15.
CLUB CALENDAR: We will resume Wednesday AWANA Clubs in the Fall. Meanwhile, join us on Wednesdays 6-7:30PM for Children’s Summer Wednesdays!
AWANA Clubs— 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
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HOW TO CONTACT US: By Mail: College Hills Baptist Church 2102 Johnson Ave San Angelo TX 76904
SUNDAYS: 9:30AM—Fellowship Hall
By Phone: 325.949.5788
6:00PM—Family Home Groups
By Fax: 325.949.6877 By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Lakan, Kim & College Hills Baptist Church, Thank you for honoring my dear husband in sending the lovely flowers. You blessed my heart greatly. In Christ’s Love, Pat Gentry & family
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ELDERS AND DEACONS:
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
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.
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1’s and 2’s: Rob & Brandi Larmon B Haskins/Valton Lewallen Beth Harrison/Avery Brown Brad & Michon Grissom Ross & Savannah Powell
3’s & 4’s: Jessie Rike/Stephen Guevara Cami Mariano/Bethany Cross Jackson/Allie Rike Brittany Guevara/Jordan Fisher Kira Connel/Tara Weber
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: Noon— 1:00PM