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Pastor Mark's Weekly Update September 5, 2019

Love Your Neighbor
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 5 PM, we will be practicing what we preach.  We claim to be a church that wants to make disciples that live by the Great Commandment and fulfills the Great Commission.  Love Your Neighbor is a strategic way to put that pursuit into practice.  You can participate by hosting your neighbors to your home, by partnering with another family as they host at their home, providing food to friends who are hosting at their home, or coming to the church to pray for our neighborhood outreach. 

Associate Pastor Search
Many of you know that the Personnel Committee will be presenting a new search team to the church for a new Associate Pastor of Students and Families.  We will also be hearing an update very soon from our search team for the Associate Pastor of Worship.  Be in prayer during this time of transition.  We are excited about the future pastors God will be providing for CHBC. 

CHBC Equipping, Exalting and Extending this Fall

  • Love Your Neighbor – Sept. 8 at 5 PM (Homes and Church Prayer)
  • CHBC Explore – Orientation for Membership to CHBC (Sept. 8, 15, 22)
  • Haunt Old Town - Oct. 26
  • Greet and Treat/Love Your Neighbor – Oct. 31, Neighborhood outreach during Halloween
  • ENGAGEnow – A Conference hosted at CHBC focused on engaging the culture with the gospel.

CHBC Explore
September 8, 15, 22 at 9 AM in the Conference Room.
CHBC Explore is the membership orientation class for CHBC.  We have the conviction that membership matters.  Because of that conviction we want each member to be fully acquainted with who we are, what we believe, and how to engage in life with CHBC.  As a guest you are invited to see what it means to be a church committed to equipping, exalting and extending for the glory of God.  The next CHBC Explore Classes will begin on September 8 at 9 AM.  The class will occur three consecutive Sundays at 9 AM in the conference room.

Resolved
“Resolved, whenever I do any conspicuously evil action, to trace it back, till I come to the original cause; and then both carefully endeavor to do so no more, and to fight and pray with all my might against the original of it.” (Edwards, 1723) Do you wage war with your sin?  If you want to, it begins with this exercise.  Find the root, repent, and pray for God’s help and holiness by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Do not forget the acronym CAR in fighting your sin:
C – Confess the sin before God (and others when appropriate)
A – Agree that God does forgive sin by the power of shed blood of Christ on the cross
R – Request God’s help through the Holy Spirit to not continue in this sinful way

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    Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor

         Capitol Hill Baptist Church

     Equipping…Exalting…Extending

              For the Glory of God

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Pastor Mark's Weekly Update August 29, 2019

Church Picnic and Tailgate
Sunday night is our Labor Day picnic.  With the OU game being televised, we will have viewing access available in Solomon’s Porch for those that want to stay around the church for fellowship but still watch or check in on the game.  The church will provide hotdogs and hamburgers.  Please bring side dishes, toppings, and desserts. 

Church Clothing Sale
This is the last week to purchase church logo clothing.  You can pick up an order form in the foyer, pay at the table or leave your money and order form in the slot next to the Financial Office.  Fall and Winter clothes will be offered beginning in October.

Love Your Neighbor
I have already begun to hear testimonies of gospel conversations that have happened because of Love Your Neighbor.  I am also hearing about neighbors reaching out to the hosts for help with their children or other needs.  This is a sign that trust, and relationships are being built.  Biblical hospitality takes time, but it has eternal rewards.
The next Love Your Neighbor opportunity is Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 5 PM.  Consider using your driveway as a gathering place for your neighbors, so that you can get to know one another.  We are encouraging you to make strangers into friends, and friends into family.  If you cannot be a place to host, consider helping at another home, or being at the church to pray. 

Connect Groups
On Wednesday nights at CHBC there is a lot going on.  AWANA involves a very large number of children and volunteers.  Our Worship Ministry has rehearsals, our Student Ministry has a time of worship and Bible Study, the Hispanic Ministry has a prayer and Bible Study, the College Students have a home book study, and we have Connect Groups.  Connect Groups are for all adults not serving during the 6-7:25 PM time period.  We meet in Room 221 for a time of worship, and small group discussion based on the sermon from Sunday.  The purpose of these groups is simple: connect with God and one another.  The strategy is simple: music, sermon application by answering questions developed by Pastor Mark, and praying for one another. Come join a Connect Group this Wednesday night. 

CHBC Explore
September 8, 15, 22 at 9 AM in the Conference Room.  CHBC Explore is the membership orientation class for CHBC.  We have the conviction that membership matters.  Because of that conviction we want each member to be fully acquainted with who we are, what we believe, and how to engage in life with CHBC.  As a guest you are invited to see what it means to be a church committed to equipping, exalting and extending for the glory of God.  The next CHBC Explore Classes will begin on September 8 at 9 AM.  The class will occur three consecutive Sundays at 9 AM in the conference room.

Resolved
“Resolved, that no other end but religion, shall have any influence at all on any of my actions; and that no action shall be, in the least circumstance, any otherwise that the religious end will carry it.” (Edwards, 1723) In today’s world we usually speak negatively of religion and emphasize that Christianity is a relationship.  However, religion is a good thing.  Religiosity is a problem, but we are religious beings who are made in order to bring God glory in all things.  Pursue that with passion.

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Pastor Mark D. DeMoss

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Equipping... Exalting... Extending 

For the Glory of God 

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