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Discipleship Resources for December 23, 2021

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CHBC Family and Friends,

Merry Christmas! May these resources be a blessing to you over the holiday weekend and during the last week of 2021. God bless you, and Happy New Year!

Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor

CHBC Weekly for December 17, 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. Three piers, three pillars, and three purposes. This is why and how CHBC functions. The Three Pillars are: Biblically-Modeled, Mission-Minded, and Multi-Cultural. The church’s unity is best displayed through its diversity. We desire a church made up of people from different backgrounds who are formed into one new culture in Jesus Christ. As we gather, 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

 

AWAY in a Mango – Power for Kids Christmas Musical

Sunday night at 5 PM. A delight for the church each Christmas season is to watch the children in Power for Kids perform an annual Christmas Musical. The Power leadership does such a wonderful job selecting the musical and preparing our children, so that the church is given an opportunity to observe the truths of Christmas through the eyes of children.

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering & The World Missions Offering

You have two ways to support missionaries around the world through CHBC. During December you can give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Make a gift of any amount with a check, cash, or by giving online (choose Lottie Moon in the drop-down window). Make use of the Lottie Moon post office by giving Christmas cards to church family and donating the expense of the stamps to Lottie Moon. (All checks should be written to CHBC, and on the Memo Line it should indicate if the gift is for “Lottie Moon” or “World Missions.”)

 

You can also choose to give to The World Missions Offering. This supports International Missions, as well as North American Missions, Voice of the Martyrs, and the Tomlinson’s whose work is primarily in Thailand. Go to this page on the website to give your tithe, or a special offering to missions: Give at CHBC.

 

Members’ Meeting on December 19 following AM Worship

Each year the church votes on a church budget. A Budget and Finance Committee is elected annually to oversee the approved budgets, and to prepare a proposal for the next year budget. Our committee has worked diligently since October to gather budget requests and bring to the church a proposed budget for 2022. That budget will be available for church members to review on December 12. The meeting to discuss and approve the 2022 budget will occur on December 19, immediately following the morning worship service.

 

No Wednesday Services or Ministries on December 22 and December 29

 

Christmas Eve Service- Dec. 24 at 5 PM

Do not forget to plan your Christmas Eve to include the CHBC Christmas Eve Service. This special tradition will last from 5 – 6 PM. The whole community is welcome, so please invite your family, friends, or co-workers.

 

No Sunday School on December 26

As a way to give our Sunday School Leaders a break the week of Christmas, we will not have Sunday School on December 26. We will have our worship service at 10:15 AM as regularly scheduled. Please enjoy a little rest that morning and bring your family to worship. No evening services will be held on December 26.

 

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 December is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  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 December 16, 1897, African American delegates gather in the Shiloh Baptist church of Washington, DC, to organize the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention, later known as Lott Carey Baptist Home and Foreign Mission Convention. Learn more about what happened on this date in church history by following this link: Today in Church History.

 

Prayer

When God calls us to do what seems so impossible, are we as responsive as Mary? Consider her words, and with whatever you face today, exalt the Lord.

Luke 1:46-47

“And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord, 47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.”

Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor

     Capitol Hill Baptist Church

     Equipping…Exalting…Extending

            For the Glory of God

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