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Pastor Mark's Weekly Update - January 13, 2017

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Dear CHBC Family and Friends,

This coming Sunday we begin the Winter and Spring Semester of CHBC Equip Classes.  This has become a vital part of discipleship ministry at Capitol Hill. 

Our 5 PM Sunday nights have become a time where the church body is able to involved in a variety of serving and learning ministries, as well as be able to reconnect in relationship with one another for one more time on Sunday evening. 

A full list of opportunities are on the website at www.chbchurch.org, under the “Ministries” tab, and scrolling down to “Equip Classes”. 

One of the classes this semester is our Membership Class, Explore CHBC.  We are providing the course during the Equip Class schedule so that current members, not just prospective members, may take part as well.  The information about the gospel, the church, and CHBC will be beneficial to people who are new to CHBC, or who have been here for many years.  Of course, don’t forget about the opportunities for your children, as well as the other class choices.

When you arrive Sunday morning, I am asking that you come prepared to serve others.  Take time Saturday night to think about how you can be present in your Sunday School class, and in worship not only for what God wants to do in your life, but also for how God wants to use you to minister to others.  Arrive God focused and others centered.  That takes intentional effort.  We are naturally self-focused.  Let’s all arrive ready to prefer others over ourselves, and to make God the audience and object of our worship. 

With the potential for bad weather it is a good opportunity to remind you of the process we go through in order to determine if we need to alter our schedule or cancel any of our scheduled activities.  Here is some information that I hope you will find helpful.  Realize that these are rarely easy decisions, but we try to be thoughtful and prayerful as we consider what is best for everyone.  We appreciate your understanding of the difficult decisions we make in regards to the ever fluctuating Oklahoma weather.  Our procedure is as follows:

The Pastoral Staff will be in contact with other local churches:

  • Southern Hills Baptist Church
  • FBC Moore
  • Eagle Heights Church
  • Emmaus Baptist Church

Pastoral Staff will be consulting with:

  • Local Weather Stations
  • Buildings  & Grounds Team Leader
  • Chairman of Deacons

Decisions will be announced according to the following schedule:

  • For Sunday Mornings – decisions will be announced no later than 6:30 AM
  • For Sunday Nights – decisions will be announced no later than 3:00 PM
  • For Wednesday Nights – decisions will be announced no later than 4:00 PM

How Will You Be Informed of Changes or Cancellations?

  • Mass Text Message – sign up for alerts by sending a text to the number 81010 and putting in the body of your text message “@4bb4h”
  • Mass Email Message – visit the website at chbchurch.org, and scroll down until you see the button “Get Email and Text Updates”; click that button and follow the instructions
  • Local Television Stations
  • Twitter – use your Twitter account to follow Capitol Hill on Twitter @chbchurch_okc
  • Facebook – follow the church Facebook page by searching “Capitol Hill Baptist Church OKC”  
  • Website – chbchurch.org

Of course we hope the weather is great and we are able to worship together this week.  I hope you have a good weekend, and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

You can download Sunday's bulletin here.

Pastor Aaron's Weekly Update - 12/31/2016

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Happy New Year, Capitol Hill! 

I just wanted to remind you of a few things today.

1. We will be having a regular schedule tomorrow morning, with Sunday School at 9:00 am and our Worship Service at 10:15. You can download the bulletin here.

2. As Pastor Mark is still away, I will be filling the pulpit and preaching from Mark 4:35-41. I'm excited to share with you from that passage!

3. Immediately after the service, we are taking down Christmas decorations. If everyone pitches in, we can knock it out in less than an hour.

4. We will have printed Bible Reading Plans available tomorrow for the new year. You can also see and download a few options that we recommend here.

5. There is no evening service tomorrow. Enjoy your afternoon! Also, church offices are closed on Monday.

6. Among other things, I am thankful for CHBC this year and the Lord's faithfulness in and through you. Thus, the last stanza of the hymn below has been on my mind today.

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come;
be thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.

Looking forward to worshiping with you tomorrow. 

In Christ,

Pastor Aaron

 

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