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The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, Issue 38

“Taste and see that the LORD is good.” (Psalm 34:8) A friend of mine asked me when I was in the Philippines what I was really hankering for. "Turon," I told her. Turon is a ripe cooking banana sliced in half long ways and a piece of sweet jack fruit inserted between the halves. Then the banana put back together is rolled into a thin egg roll wrapper, and deep fried. You bite into a freshly cooked turon and your teeth first break the thin, crunchy egg roll wrapper, then dig into the soft banana that releases its savory and delicious sweetness topped with the nice and wonderful taste and texture of the jack fruit. Continued on page 2

October 17, 2012


Taste and See P. 1 Taste and See continued P. 2 Annual Fall Festival P. 3 Replenish Ladies Retreat Info P. 4 Body Life Info P. 4 Youth Ministries P. 5 College Ministries P. 5 Children’s Ministries P. 6 Ministries P. 7 Contact Info P. 7

Taste and See (continued) You can read my description of turon and you may have some idea about what it is and even imagine what it is like. But you will never know what it tastes like until you bite into it and savor it. A person can know about God, read about Him, have all kinds of information about Him, but until he has tasted and savored the delight of knowing Him and walking with Him, he really does not know God. And the only way a believer can do this is to know God through His Word and walk in the light of what God is showing him. “Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.” (Psalm 119:1, 2) “Let me understand the teaching of your precepts, then I will meditate on your wonders.” (Psalm 119:27)

“Direct me in the path of your commands, for there find delight.” (Psalm 119:35) “My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.” (Psalm 119:81) “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” (Psalm 42:1, 2) The Apostle Paul, who could have boasted about his pedigree, his education, his position in society, and even his money, wrote, “I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him” (Philippians 3:8, 9a) “Taste and see that the LORD is good.” Try Him. You would love Him. Lakan

How You Can Help: 

Bring bags of individually wrapped candies to be used as game prizes. Adopt one or more booths ($45 each). See bulletin insert for details or call the church office.

Bring cakes, cookies, pies for the popular Cake Walk Booth.

Volunteer to “man” a booth, help with set up and/or clean up.

Invite family, friends, acquaintances to attend.

FMI: Contact Philip Cross or the church office.

Location: Abilene, TX

Speaker: Kim Ransleben

Payment Schedule: Non-refundable deposit due by Nov. 1st— Next payment due by Dec. 1st— Final payment due by Jan. 1st— Total Cost:

$25 $25 $20 $70

Sundays, 6-7:30PM— 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) meet in the AWANA Assembly Room.



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

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-1734 Weston) FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 9495788

Outbreak: Wednesdays at 6:00PM CHBC Upstairs

Study: Hosea

We are having another exciting year in our KIDS’ CHOIR. It is open to all students grades K-5th. We meet Sunday evenings at 6PM in the AWANA Assembly Room. This year’s directors are Stacy Stephenson, Ashley Minor, and Amanda Shirley. Come join us as we learn our Christmas musical, “Signs of Christmas”!

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

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

October AWANA Calendar: 3— Sparks Store Night 10— T & T Store Night 17— Dot the Leader Night 24— Pumpkin Night (wear orange) 31— No Club— Fall Festival!

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

Given To Date:


Session 3: Oct. 26th

Cost for Course: $25 (single) $40 (couple)

Nursery for CHBC by reservation only

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: Online: 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.

10-07 10-14 10-21 10-28

1’s and 2’s: Taylor Stephenson/Presley Fisher B Haskins/Valton Lewallen Ashley Minor/Avery Brown Brad & Michon Grissom

3’s & 4’s: Rex & Josh Stephenson Cami Mariano/Bethany Cross Jackson/Allie Rike Brittany Guevara/Cameron Cross

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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