The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, Issue 29
July 26, 2012
No surprise. .. First, it was Boston's mayor Thomas M. Menino denying Chick-fil-A permit to open a store. Then Mayor Rahm Emanuel does the same thing in Chicago blocking the chicken sandwich chain's expansion in their city. “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values,” the Chicago mayor said Wednesday. Continued on page 2
IN THIS ISSUE:
No Surprise P. 1
No Surprise continued P. 2 The Tabernacle Experience P. 3 Lake outreach P. 4 College Summer Fun P. 4 Diabetes Program P. 4 Youth Ministries P. 5 College Ministries P. 5 Children’s Ministries P. 6 Ministries P. 7 Contact Info P. 7
No Surprise (Continued) In an interview with Baptist Press, Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A president, said the company was "guilty as charged" in supporting the "biblical definition of the family unit." The kind of reaction that Mr. Cathy received, and the backlash with which his company is threatened, is no surprise. In his statement, as far as what I read in the press, he simply affirmed his biblical convictions about marriage being between a man and a woman. Jesus said to his disciples, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me.” (John 15:19-21) We, as followers of Christ, must not be shocked when the world reacts like it is supposed to. In fact, the problem is not so much that the lost world acts like the lost world, but the problem is when the church seeks acceptance from the world. The message of the gospel-- that man is hopelessly in sin deserving of divine wrath, but God manifested his love for us in this: that while we were still hopelessly in sin, Christ died for us-is offensive to the world. The gospel is subversive to the cultural and spiritual status quo. We as believers have been given the joyous task of proclaiming this gospel. The gospel is good, because what man cannot do, God did. But the world
hates the first part of this good news, that we are all sinners. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened... Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves... For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” (Romans 1:18-21; 24; 26-27) The gospel is offensive. The world will react negatively. Believers cannot simply wring their hands. We must love our lost friends and neighbors, gay and straight, and pray for them, share the good news of Jesus Christ with them. We must walk with Christ daily so that like the disciples of the first church, “we cannot help but speak the things we have seen and heard” about the Lord Jesus Christ.
LAKE OUTREACH COOKOUT SUNDAY, AUG. 12TH 4pm @ Lake Nasworthy Church will provide burgers, hot dogs, and drinks. Please bring sides and desserts. Be sure to bring enough to share with those we reach out to.
College Student Summer Fun Nights: Every Wednesday Night at 8pm College Hills Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
August August August August
1st— Movie, Popcorn, and Sno-Cones 8th— Video Scavenger Hunt and S’Mores 15th—Minute To Win It and Nachos 22nd—Open Mic Talent Night and Coffee House
Tom Green County Diabetes Statistics:
Lifestyle Modifications to Help Prevent and Manage Diabetes
Richard Plum, RN-BSN Student Angelo State University
I was ill and you cared for me (Mt. 25:36)
Thursday, August 2nd @7PM in the Fellowship Hall Rick Plum
12,000 or 1 out of 8 people have diabetes Expected to be 1 out of 6 people by 2020 35% have pre-diabetes (35,000 residents) High amputation rate (twice as high in San Angelo as the national rate)
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) 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
Weekly Meetings Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM CHBC Upstairs Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM Various Homes 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 Thanks so much for your prayers and support for our youth and leaders who were at beautiful HEB Foundation Camp this past weekend near Leakey Texas. It was a wonderful time of fun, great food, spiritual growth, and unity. Best of all, we saw four precious souls come to know Christ as their personal Savior and Lord!
WOW! What a great garage sale we had! We raised over $1000 to help with our Preteen Summer Retreat expenses. Please pray for the youth and workers that will be leaving early Monday morning, July 30th for DFW. 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.
Be sure to join us each Wednesday 6-7:30PM during the summer.
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
LEADER INFO: We will have our annual training AWANA Clubs— sessions on August 22nd and AWANA stands for "approved workmen are not ashamed". 29th . Please make plans NOW This wonderful, international children's program provides a clear, to join us for these important consistent presentation of the gospel through-sessions.
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 By Phone: 325.949.5788 By Fax: 325.949.6877 By Email: email@example.com
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6:00PM—Family Home Groups
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 405496-5769 if you are unable to work your extended session or if you have any questions.
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1’s and 2’s: Ross & Savannah Powell Raymond & Jessalyn Cherry Jessie Rike/Stephen Guevara Rex & Josh Stephenson Cami Mariano/Bethany Cross
3’s & 4’s: Kira Connel/Tara Weber Erik Tharp & Mabel Chote Rob & Brandi Larmon Taylor Stephenson/Presley Fisher B Haskins/Valton Lewallen
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