Tom’s Midweek Greeting
Crossroads Community Church
June 1, 2018
I’m really looking forward to getting Home Group started up next Wednesday for four weeks during June. I hope you’ll join us at the Rodriguez’s home (contact us for directions).
During June, instead of doing sermon discussion questions, we’re going to do a short study in New Testament book of Philippians. Philippians is a book about joy!
• “The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice.” Philippians 1:18
• “I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith.” Philippians 1:25
• “Make my joy complete.” Philippians 2:2
• “Even if I am being poured out like a drink offering,… I am glad and rejoice with all of you.” Philippians 2:17
• “Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord.” Philippians 3:1
• “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4
Yet, in the middle of this letter on joy, we also find Paul weeping (Philippians 3:18)! A real letter with real emotion … and a help for our real lives! Are you in need of finding the Lord’s joy again?
Wednesday, June 6:
• Small group prayer at 5:45.
• Home group / fellowship / study / snacks, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Home group is a great time for refreshment and connection. Part of the growth and healthy future of a church is found in the connections its people make during the week. Hope you’ll come receive from others, and be a blessing to others!
Other Dates & Reminders
This Sunday starting at 10:00 at the Y. We’ll be back in the book of Acts, looking at a difficult decision Paul made to return to Jerusalem, despite the counsel of friends not to go ! How does God lead us through difficult decisions? Acts 21. There will be Children’s Church for the kids during the sermon time. Thanks to those who are serving kids! Thanks to Erlinda, Glory, and Chosen Reicherd for your help with music these past two Sundays!
Church Night at the Griffons Game
This Sunday night, 7 pm, at Lyons Field across from the Y. Bring your Sunday morning bulletin! Admission is free!
Elders, we have a meeting scheduled for Monday at 7 pm. I look forward to our being together!
If you are able to help Julie Kemper in the hamburger stand this coming Thursday evening, June 7, for Gospel Night, please let her know! Crossroads has always had a good representation on this evening. Thanks for your help!
Next Sunday, June 10
Two changes for next Sunday, the 10th: First, there will be a pickleball tournament going on in the gym at the Y, so we will meet in the lobby. Second, I will be gone for my son Billy’s wedding, so Dave Wood will bring the morning message. Dave is a faithful servant of the Lord, and you’ll enjoy his teaching from God’s Word. I know he is looking forward to being with us again.
We’re planning to have a membership class for anyone interested in learning more about Crossroads Church on June 24th, at 6 pm, at my house. Please let me know if you’re interested. It will be an informal, discussion-oriented time together. Thank you!
Cards-Royals Game in KC
If you’re interested in going as a group to the St Louis – Kansas City baseball game at Kaufmann Stadium on August 10, there will be a sign-up sheet at church this Sunday. Tickets are $18 each. Bring a friend with you!
“Forgetting what lies behind, and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
— Philippians 3:13-14