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CHBC Weekly October 29, 2021

Worship at CHBC – A Reminder

The church is not a building people meet together in, but a people who gather to worship Jesus Christ as Lord. The members of CHBC exists in covenant relationship to one another in order to accomplish three things in the life of every member. These three things work together cyclically. They are not steps or stages, but a process. They are to equip believers, exalt Christ, and extend the gospel. All three are happening simultaneously and are an agent in the pursuit of each purpose. A believer who is being equipped to follow Christ, will be in pursuit of exalting Christ, and sharing the gospel. As the gospel is extended, new believers will result, which means there are new people exalting Christ and needing to be equipped or discipled. We joyfully pursue these three purposes, because God’s greatest joy is our greatest pursuit.

Please remember:

  • Be aware of your own health as you prepare to come to Sunday School and worship
  • Worship with us online if you are experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, or other transmissible illnesses
  • While you are present wash your hands, and do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth

 

Ways to Give your Tithes and Offerings

  • CHBC Giving Online – if you need assistance with online giving, please contact the church office at 405-799-9799 during regular office hours (8:30-4:30, M-T, and 8:30-12:30, F)
  • During worship in the CHBC Offering Boxes
  • Mail to 304 SW 134th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170
  • Drop off to Church Office during regular office hours at the mailing address above

 

Sunday Nights for CHBC in the Fall

Put these special nights of worship and ministry on your calendar and plan to be with your church family for a special fall and holiday season.

  • October 31 – Greet and Treat
  • November 7 – International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church
  • November 14 – Sunday School Leaders Meeting
  • November 21 – Thanksgiving Banquet & World Missions Kick-Off
  • November 28 – Decorate CHBC Campus for Christmas
  • December 5 – Christmas Carols and CHBC Christmas Fellowship
  • December 12 – CHBC Worship Ministry Christmas Night of Worship
  • December 19 – Power for Kids Christmas Musical
  • December 26 – No Evening Worship

 

Greet and Treat

This Sunday morning please pick up bags for Greet and Treat in the foyer. Then plan to walk your neighborhood, knock on doors, and Greet and Treat your neighbors. Or plan to make your home inviting to those trick-or-treaters and bless them with our Greet and Treat bags. Either way we can be in the community, loving our neighbors, and planting seeds for the gospel.

 

IDOP – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 7, 2021, at 5 PM we will have a special evening event in order to learn more about persecution around the world, and to pray for brothers and sisters in Christ who face persecution at its most severe levels. You can participate by being present or buying items to place in one of the Action Packs. An Action Pack is large plastic bag filled with specific items that will be sent overseas to a persecuted person or family by Voice of the Martyrs. You can get the list of items for an Action Pack at the Welcome Center or see it attached on one of the Mission Donation Trunks.

 

Explore CHBC – November 7, 14, 21

Explore CHBC is a membership orientation class designed to help people exploring the process of membership at Capitol Hill. Any guest is invited to attend this three-week orientation led by Pastor Mark. An overview of biblical membership, the history of CHBC, and the vision of CHBC will be shared. If you are considering membership at CHBC please plan to attend each of these classes on Sunday mornings at 9 AM. The class meets in the church conference room.

 

Thanksgiving Fellowship, Sunday, November 21 at 5 PM

Each year CHBC gathers on the Sunday night before Thanksgiving to express our thanks for one another. This year that will occur as a churchwide fellowship. The turkey, drinks, and pie will be provided. Members, please bring your favorite thanksgiving meal side dish. We will eat together in thanks for God’s goodness and blessing. The meal will begin at 5 PM.

 

Scripture of the Month

Each week CHBC says aloud a passage of Scripture during our morning worship gathering. This is done for two reasons. First, we are commanded in Scripture to encourage one another with the Word of God. Second, we want to emphasize the spiritual discipline of Scripture memory. The Scripture we will say and memorize for the month of September is Romans 5:12, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned—”  You can receive a text to your phone with this verse set to music by texting the word “CHBCVERSE” to the number (302) 207-SONG (7664).

 

A Moment in Church History

On October 28, 312 and 1636 two major events of church history occur. In 312 Constantine goes into battle defeating his enemy and becoming Roman Emperor. His soldiers mark their shields with a cross because Constantine claims he was told in a dream to do so by Christ. He is the first Roman Emperor to embrace Christianity. In 1936 on this same day, Harvard University is established for the purpose of training ministers. Learn more about what happened on this date in church history by following this link: Today in Church History.

 

Prayer

1 Peter 1:24-25

“For, “All flesh is like grass, And all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, And the flower falls off, But the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word which was preached to you.”

 

 

Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor

     Capitol Hill Baptist Church

     Equipping…Exalting…Extending

            For the Glory of God

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Discipleship Resources for October 28, 2021

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CHBC Family and Friends,

Please take some time over the next few days and check out these helpful resources. We hope these articles and podcasts will aid you in your own discipleship, or as you disciple your children, and friends.

Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor

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