F ro m t h e Pa s t o r . . .
C o l l e g e H i l l s B a p ti s t C h u r c h
Ms. Robbie. Her frame may have been diminished by persistent battles with illness and creeping age, but her spirit remained strong. Her determination suffered some not from the lack of focus and zeal but from the confusion that accompanies those afflicted with Alzheimer. But while she had those moments when she knew she was supposed to know something and did not, she was able to recognize to the very end that which matters the most—her family and her friends. Robbie Haggard, always “Ms. Robbie” to so many us at church, went to be with our Savior Jesus Christ last Wednesday, October 23. It was a bit strange to host her funeral meal in the Fellowship Hall without her busily moving about in the kitchen, making sure everything was done properly. Everything in their right place. The place spic-and-span. Ms. Robbie's last three words, said to her daughter Susan, encapsulated what defined her life the most: “I love you.” She lived and breathed family. Her love for her husband Rudy and their daughters oozed out of her. She and Rudy were so close that it is hard for most of us at church to say one name without saying the other: Rudy and Robbie. Or as I affectionately called them, “Roddy and Ruby.” Her joys and sorrows were so much tied to what was going on in her family. Continued on p.2 Volume 3, Issue 41
OCTOBER 29, 2013
In this issue: From the Pastor From the Pastor continued
My Hope America
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Contact Information Ministry Information
From the Pastor continued…. Ms. Robbie's love extended to her church family. And she faithfully expressed it in ways her generation learned to express it—in service. There are so many things in our church that remind me of Ms. Robbie's love and service. The mints in the basket at the front of the auditorium. Rudy started bringing those as far back as I can remember, and when he died, Ms. Robbie made sure the mints kept coming. The chair rails at the office. The kitchen cabinets. The Bibles and supplies at the back of the pews. There are many walls in the church that if you look close enough would reveal her fingerprints because she painted them. Ms. Robbie's pumpkin rolls will be missed by the church staff. Even as she got older and weaker and we discouraged her from making them she labored to get them done before Christmas. It was one of the many ways she expressed her love for us. There will always be a million little things that will remind me of Rudy and Robbie. I have been privileged not only to have been their pastor but also their friend. I am so glad that Ms. Robbie's physical struggles the last few years are not even a memory to her now that she is in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. We said goodbye to her yesterday at her memorial service. But I knew it was a temporary goodbye. For I will see her again. And Rudy. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Reminders: Fall Festival this Thursday, October 31. Pray, then come and help and visit with people. Speak to them about Christ. Billy Graham Outreach November 10. Pray for lost family and friends and invite over to your house. I have been praying that God will give you the joy of seeing some of those you invite come to Christ. Annual Thanksgiving Dinner November 17. Invite some of the same people you invited the week before to this time of thanksgiving and fellowship. You will be treated to a musical journey and then Christ will be shared.
There is still time for you to help us make this outreach a success! You can sponsor a game booth at $45 each! You can bring bags of individually wrapped candy! You can bring cakes, cookies, cupcakes, etc. for our Cakewalk! You can come Thursday morning to help set up! You can come Thursday evening and work a game booth or mingle with our guests! You can stay afterwards and help clean everything up! Bring your money donations, candy, and items for the Cakewalk by the church office during regular hours (8:30AMâ€”4PM) through Thursday! If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, please contact Philip Cross in the church office or at 277-7980.
There is still time for you to participate in this tremendous outreach opportunity Would you consider being a “Matthew Home” and inviting 10 friends/ co-workers, etc. to your home for some food, a time of sharing, and a Gospel presentation via DVD? If so, please contact one of our staff members. Our target date is Sunday, November 10, 2013 during our BodyLife Home Group Time but if that doesn’t work for you, you can do it anytime. You will receive all the materials needed free of charge and any training needed. FMI: www.myhopewithbillygraham.org
What is “My Hope”? At its heart, this outreach is friends sharing Jesus with friends. It’s simple: INVITE your friends and neighbors who don’t know Jesus Christ to your home for a meal or dessert—or gather them at your favorite hangout. WATCH one of several new evangelistic programs featuring lifechanging testimonies and powerful messages from Billy Graham. SHARE briefly how Jesus gave you hope and tell what He is doing in your life today. (or ask someone you know to share) ASK your friends if they would like to make the same decision you did to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and pray with them. The apostle Matthew invited people into his home to meet Jesus. (Matthew 9:9-10). Now you can join concerned Christians across America who will also invite friends and family into their homes, or another gathering place, so that they can hear the life-changing message of the Gospel. Millions of people have done it. So can you!
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, November 17, 2013 Glenn Middle School Cafeteria 5:00PM Main Dishes are Catered
Cost: $4 per person/ $16 per family We are inviting the families from the Southside Boys and Girls Club as our guests!
We will have a list of families that you can sponsor, give a personal invitation to and sit with at our Thanksgiving meal.
If your last name begins with: A-M please bring side dishes N-Z please bring desserts
Be sure to bring enough for your family plus at least one more family so we will have plenty for our guests!
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
AWANA CLUBS MEET WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30PM ALL STUDENTS K-5TH GRADE ARE WELCOME!
Club Calendar: 10-30: Pumpkin Night 11-06: Camo/Beard Night 11-13 Potato Head Night 11-20 Give Thanks Night 11-27 No Club
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
MINISTRIES 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
FMI: Contact Ryan Connel 325-277-1778 or 325-949-5788 email@example.com
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 (Connel’s Home-30 Clare)
Wednesdays at 7PM 1734 Weston (Siefker’s home)
FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 949-5788
College Outreach Saturday, November 23rd
By Mail: College Hills Baptist Church 2102 Johnson Ave San Angelo TX 76904 By Phone: 325.949.5788
Given To Date:
HOW TO CONTACT US:
BodyLife Home Groups meet Sunday evenings at 6PM. All groups are open to anyone, so choose one and join us! Fall Host Homes:
By Fax: 325.949.6877 By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look us up on:
2404 Lindenwood (Logan & Grace Pooler) 2837 Canyon Creek (Fred & Kim Rike) 208 Edinburgh (Lakan & Kim Mariano) 2102 Johnson (Church) 2639 Parkview (J.T. & Michelle Smith) 1525 S Van Buren (John & Paige Southwell) 30 Clare (Ryan & Kira Connel)
Led by: Sam Torbett & Rex Stephenson Led by: James Reid & Philip Cross Led by: Lakan Mariano Led by: John Bilberry Led by: Andrew Siefker Led by: Ryan Connel (1st & 3rd Sundays) Led by: Ryan Connel (2nd & 4th Sundays)
ELDERS AND DEACONS:
YOUR CHURCH STAFF: Lakan Mariano: Senior Pastor
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
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
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 @325277-7980 if you are unable to work your extended session or if you have any questions. 1’s and 2’s: 11-03 Rex Stephenson 11-10 Cameron Cross 11-17 Zach Speciale 11-24 Kaylee Rutherford
3’s & 4’s: Taylor Stephenson Tara Weber Rhiannon Kelso Perri Brown