Worship this Sunday morning at the Community Center, 200 N. Ash Street
We’ll gather again this Sunday morning at 10:00 for worship and fellowship at the Community Center, 200 N. Ash Street (next to the library). Please use the doors on the Southeast side of the building. These are the doors that go directly into the classroom wing of the building. I hope to see you there!
In fact, it seems that the Lord has answered our prayers for a “landing place”! The Community Center is open to letting us meet there regularly on Sunday mornings while we grow and look for a more permanent place. I look forward to good times of worship and fellowship at the Community Center this winter. Thanks to everyone who has prayed and looked for options for us! Thanks to God for putting our need on the heart of the new director at the Community Center, and others in city government who have offered us the use of this facility! Let’s continue to pray for God’s long-term provision for a home for Crossroads. If the Lord is moving you to contribute to our Building Fund, please mark your offering as being designated specifically for that purpose. Thank you!
Genesis 13 — How to Persevere
Our need to persevere is a constant part of the fabric of our life. We must persevere at our work, through relational challenges, in ministry opportunities; we persevere in order to reach goals, to serve others, and to fulfill our calling in life. This Sunday in Genesis 13 we’ll see how Abraham persevered while his nephew Lot began a slow downward spiral. Let’s discover four keys to persevering in this chapter of Genesis. Don’t forget that if you can’t be with us in person, the sermon is available on the Crossroads Facebook page, on my personal Facebook page, and on the Tom Rea YouTube channel.
In the Bible, we read that we should consider it a joy when we face trials in life (James 1:1-12). Someone has put it this way: “Ask not, ‘How can I get out of this?’ but ask instead, ‘What can I get out of this?'”
God is a help to us as we persevere through life and wind our way toward heaven!
Thanksgiving Dinner, November 21
Please contact Michaela Walker (417-684-3118) if you haven’t signed up yet for part of the Thanksgiving meal on Sunday, November 21, following the worship service. We are in need of sides, drinks, desserts, and bread. Meat will be provided. Mark your calendars for this good time of fellowship, and plan to invite a friend!
Needs at Cottey College
Cottey College is looking for a person / family that would house a student from Texas this winter. This is a quiet student who doesn’t have any animal allergies. If you would like to bless this student, would you please contact Erica Sigauke, the Cottey campus chaplain, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Erica also has, in her new offices at the counseling center (building nearest to Woods Supermarket) a food and clothing pantry for Cottey students. If you would like to help stock up the food pantry with some food items (or clothing items) that you think college students might like, please let Erica know and she would be glad to work with you on that. Thank you!
Concert this evening at Cottey
I’ve been working with the Chamber Singers at Cottey College this fall, and tonight will be their fall concert. You’re invited to attend in the Missouri Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center on the west side of the Cottey campus. The concert starts at 7:30 and will feature music from France and from China. The vocal music students will have recitals as well on Sunday, November 21, at 3 pm, and on Monday, November 22, at 7 pm, also in the recital hall and open to the public.
I’m enjoying a weekly time of prayer early on Thursday mornings with Pastors Mickey and Robin Russell, from Nevada Assembly of God, and Pastor Jeff Robinson and his wife Tina, of First Christian Church. We pray primarily for the city of Nevada, but also for each other. I wonder — do you have a regular prayer partner? I’m finding this time of prayer (not overly long — about 45 minutes) to be a refreshing part of my week. Maybe God would like to place you in a similar situation as we enter this winter season and persevere together!
I hope to see you this Sunday at 10:00 at the Community Center!