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The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, Issue 33

September 04, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:

Praying for Rain... There is nothing more basic to our physical existence than water. Our city leaders are alarmed, as we all should be, over the water levels in our lakes. There are measures that all of us can take to conserve water without having to wait for a cue from our city leaders. Simple things like shorter showers, less or no outside watering, and making sure we do not have leaks. Continued on page 2

Praying for Rain P. 1 Praying for Rain continued P. 2 Fall BodyLife Info P. 3 The Tabernacle Experience P. 4 Youth Ministries P. 5 College Ministries P. 5 Lee Middle School Supply Drive P. 5 Children’s Ministries P. 6 Wedding Celebrations P. 7 Ministries P. 7 Contact Info P. 7


Praying For Rain (Continued) We also need to be praying and asking God for rain. By praying, I do not mean that we employ “techniques” that have “worked” in the past. God is not some divine genie at our beck and call. He does not respond to incantations and sorcery, even if they are punctuated by “In the name of Jesus!” We as believers need to humble ourselves before the LORD and recognize that He and He alone is able to provide us with rain, and with anything that we need. We simply ask because He alone can give us rain.

“Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies themselves send down showers? No, it is you, O LORD our God. Therefore our hope is in you, for you are the one who does all this.” (Jeremiah 14:22) There are times that God sent famine and drought to force people to repent of their sins and return to Him.

“'I gave you empty stomachs in every city and lack of bread in every town, yet you have not returned to me,' declares the LORD. 'I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up. People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me,' declares the LORD.” God always wants us to acknowledge Him, to turn to Him for everything. For us never to forget Him. We need water, we need rain. We need to humbly ask the Lord for His gift of rain. Lakan


Sundays, beginning September 9th— Fall BodyLife Evening Home Groups: “Encountering the Gospel’s Power” HOST HOMES: 201 Churchill (Sam & Tracy Trobett) Led by: Sam Torbett & Rex Stephenson 6706 Grand Canal (James & Nina Reid) Led by: James Reid & Philip Cross 1525 S. Van Buren (John & Paige Southwell) Led by: Ryan Connel 2639 Parkview (J.T. & Michelle Smith) Led by: Andrew Siefker 2102 Johnson (Church) Led by: John Bilberry Church nursery is available for Birth-PreK children of BodyLife participants. Nursery open from 5:45PM—8:00PM Kid’s Choir (Gr. K-5th) resumes also! They meet in the AWANA Assembly Room.


College Ministries Weekly Meetings:

YOUTH MINISTRIES

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) FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 9495788

LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE Sponsored by CHBC Youth! Supplies Needed: Composition Books Brad & Pocket Folders Packages of Notebook Paper Pens Pencils Receptacles for donations are in the foyer, office hallway, and upstairs in the youth room.

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

Study: Hosea

Join us this evening for the first official PAUSE of the Fall Semester. Food, fellowship and fun! If you need a ride, we will meet at the church by the green van at 7:45PM. Come and bring a friend!


We’re looking forward to another exciting year in our KIDS’ CHOIR. It is open to all students grades K-5th. We will meet Sunday evenings at 6PM in the AWANA Assembly Room beginning Sept 9th. This year’s directors are Stacy Stephenson, Ashley Minor, and Amanda Shirley.

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

First Clubs Night for the Fall is tonight at 6PM!

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

September AWANA Calendar: 5— First Clubs Night 12— Adopt-A-Club Night AWANA Clubs— 19— School Spirit Night AWANA stands for "approved workmen are not ashamed". This wonderful, international children's program provides a clear, 26— Crazy Hair Night 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


Given To Date:

$25032.92 Saturday, September 8th— Wedding Reception celebrating the marriages of Josh & Lindsay Mariano and Cole & Rachel Calloway 2833 College Hills (formerly Second Baptist) 2-4 PM (Come-n-Go)

In lieu of gifts, there will be a Gift Card & Money Tree

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: info@collegehillsbc.org Online: www.collegehillsbc.org Look us up on:

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: Jackson/Allie Rike Brittany Guevara/Cameron Cross Kira Connel/Tara Weber Erik Tharp & Mable Chote Rob & Brandi Larmon

3’s & 4’s: Avery Brown Brad & Michon Grissom Ross & Savannah Powell Raymond & Jessalyn Cherry Jessie Rike/Stephen Guevara

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


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