Hello, Crossroads Family!
This Sunday we’ll start a 4-part sermon series about Hope. We need hope — in our lives and in the world — and God offers us hope through a relationship with Him: hope for relationships; hope amid adversity; hope for all people. This Sunday we’ll discover what is the source of our hope. The text will be Romans 15:1-13 where the word “hope” is mentioned four times. I hope you’ll plan to join the church family this Sunday morning at 10:00 at the Community Center.
American author and lecturer Dale Carnegie (born in Maryville, Missouri) once said, “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” As we’ll discover in this series, we’re far from having no hope at all; as believers in Christ, we have abundant, constant hope!
Things Going On…
Home Bible Study
Mark Tice invites all of us to the Bible study group meeting at his house tomorrow night at 7 pm. The study will be about Martin Luther, as we near the 506th anniversary (October 31) of Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany, lighting the flame of the Protestant Reformation. Mark has reached out to his neighbors to be a part of these studies on the first and third Thursday of each month and would love for you to join them if you’re able. *Contact us for more information*
This Sunday is the last day for you to nominate yourself or someone else to be on the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will have the task of finding a candidate to be voted on for next year’s Elder Board. Thanks for considering this opportunity to be used by God. Please speak to one of the elders if you have a person to recommend.
Dave and Kim Reedy invite the church family and friends to a wiener roast and hayride at their farm on Saturday, October 28. Come for food and fellowship starting at 4:30. If you can bring a side dish and/or drink, that would be helpful. Also lawn chairs if you’re able! Thanks, Dave & Kim!
We’ve received an exciting update this week from Tyrell and Rachel Shoemaker and their family concerning their new ministries in Chicago — CarePortal which is helping churches connect with schools to support children and families in need ; and J29 Homes where young people are being trained (and discipled) to build homes in their own neighborhoods for people in need. If you don’t receive the Shoemakers’ newsletter, please feel free to contact Tyrell at email@example.com. Thanks for praying for all our Crossroads missionaries — Jesse & Erica McCallister and family in Berlin ; Colin Welch in Paris ; and Tyrell & Rachel and family in Chicago.
He brought me forth into a broad place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me.
— Psalm 18:19