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Pastor Mark's Weekly Update - November 23, 2018

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Thanksgiving

As you receive this we have just finished Thanksgiving.  To me this has become the overlooked holiday of the year.  Halloween gets tons of attention, and Christmas pretty much takes up the entire season of fall.  Thanksgiving is a day that seems to slip in between and is probably best known for its overeating and football watching.  The Christian is to live with a heart of thanks.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 reminds us to give thanks in everything.  1Chronicles 16 is a song of thanks go God.  In the book of Nehemiah there were worshipers assigned the responsibility of giving thanks.  The Psalms are full of songs of thanksgivings.  Do not let the day of thanks be gone.  Endeavor in your life to be a person of thanks, not just a person who celebrates Thanksgiving.

 

1 Church in 2 Languages

November 25, 2018 we will be in combined worship with English and Spanish speaking parts of our congregation worshiping not just at the same time, but in the same room.  Being a combined language church is sometimes difficult, but is helpful to our growth in learning to prefer others above ourselves, and is expressive of a global mentality. Heaven will be filled with people from every language.  I am thankful to taste that when we join our languages into one service.

 

Plan Your Sundays

Here is some helpful information that will help you know what to expect on upcoming Sundays.  The Holidays make things a little different, so we want to help you be aware of what to expect so you can plan, and include friends, neighbors and family in your plans.

  • Decorate the Building for Christmas – CHBC, we will be decorating the building for the Christmas holidays on November 25, 2018, following the10:15 AM service.  Come for Sunday School and worship, and then plan to grab a quick lunch or stay and help before heading off to lunch.  Morning times are normal.  Power 4 Kids schedule is normal.  No evening service.
  • December 2, 2018 – Sunday Morning will have a regular schedule.  No evening service, just Power 4 Kids rehearsals will be taking place
  • Power 4 Kids presents “Wrapping All the Way” – December 9, 2018, Sunday morning will have a regular schedule.  At 5 PM we will enjoy the presentation of our Children’s worship ministry, Power 4 Kids, as they present their annual Christmas musical.  This is a wonderful time to support our young adults, our Children’s Worship Ministry leadership, and our children.  Invite friends and family to a fun and meaningful night.
  • Adult Christmas Worship Presentation – December 16, 2018, Sunday morning will have a regular schedule.  At 5 PM the Adult Worship Choir, Orchestra, and band will present an evening of Christmas worship.  Your neighbors are much more likely to attend a Christmas event at your church than an Easter Sunday service.  This would be the night to invite your neighbors or unchurched family.
  • Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 2018 at 5 PM.  Because of this special service, there will be no evening service on December 23rd.

 

 Click here for the bulletin in English.

Click here for the bulletin in Spanish.

Mark D. DeMoss

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Equipping…Exalting…Extending

For the Glory of God

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Pastor Mark's Weekly Update - November 16, 2018

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Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse

This Sunday morning is the last chance to drop off your filled shoe box.  Our student ministry will have lunch, sort the boxes and deliver them to a distribution site to be sent overseas to children in need, and who need to hear the gospel.  If you wonder why we participate in Operation Christmas Child, watch this short video: Alyona’s Story.  You can also click on the header above to see more about Operation Christmas Child.  Instructions are located at the table in the main hallway where you can pick up a box, or drop off your filled boxes. 

 

CHBC Holiday Traditions

Thanks-for-Giving Dinner: If you paid for a reservation for this meal, it will be held this Sunday evening, November 18, 2018, at 5 PM in the Activity Center.  This is a night of fellowship and reflection of thanks for all that God has done through His faithful servants at CHBC.

1 Church in 2 Languages Service: A fairly new tradition for CHBC is having a combined English and Spanish service on the Sunday morning following Thanksgiving. We are grateful to serve the God of all peoples. We look forward to sharing worship together on that Sunday morning (November 25, 2018 at 10:15 AM).

Decorating the Church: The Sunday afternoon following Thanksgiving CHBC comes together to decorate our campus for Christmas.  Following the morning service many will stay around and begin decorating.  Some grab a quick lunch and come back to help decorate and clean up.  This is always a fun afternoon, and it replaces the evening service or Bible Study. (11.25.18)

Power for Kids Musical: Power for Kids is our children’s worship ministry program.  Led by many faithful adults and students, this group works each fall to prepare a Christmas musical for our church and community.  It is their desire to bring a program that will be entertaining and Christ-centered.  This is a great night for you to invite friends and family to come hear about why Jesus came to earth.  The program will be at 5 PM on December 9, 2018.

Adult Choir and Orchestra Christmas Service: Interim Worship Pastor, Dale Griffin, the CHBC Worship Choir, Worship Band, and Orchestra have been preparing for a Christmas night of worship on December 16, 2018.  Join us at 5 PM for our annual Christmas Worship Presentation.  This is always a meaningful night of Christmas music.

Christmas Eve Service: December 24, 2018 at 5 PM.  CHBC’s annual Christmas Eve Service.  Invite your neighbors, friends, and family members to come together for music and Scripture.

 

 Click here for Sunday's Bulletin in Spanish.

Click here for Sunday's Bulletin in English.

 

Mark D. DeMoss

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Equipping…Exalting…Extending

For the Glory of God

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