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Discipleship Resources for December 16, 2021

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CHBC Family and Friends,

Enjoy these resources over the weekend as you prepare for a week of holiday festivities and travel, or as you settle in for a quiet week, looking for a way to reflect on what is truly important.

Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor

CHBC Weekly December 12, 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. What does it mean to be Mission-Minded? It does not mean simply having mission trips or increasing giving to the Cooperative Program. Mission-Minded means we understand the church has a mission. God has given the church a purpose, and that purpose is the spread of the fame of God to the ends of the earth. It is to spread God’s glory to all people in all places, and to do so until Christ returns. That mission drives everything the church does from its weekly services and ministries, to how it plans its budget, and how it functions within its community and the world. When we gather locally, we understand we have a universal and global purpose. 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

 

Angel Tree – Christmas Party (December 11, 10 AM – Noon)

Please see the information and details about our party for the children and care takers of these incarcerated parents. The gifts you have bought will be given, snacks will be served, and the gospel will be shared. Click this link for details and to register to serve: CHBC Angel Tree Party

 

Worship Ministry Christmas Service – Sunday, December 12 at 5 PM

A highlight of the Christmas season at CHBC is the annual night of Christmas music presented by the CHBC Worship Ministry. This is a night to bring the CHBC congregation and community together while the CHBC Worship Choir, Worship Band, and Orchestra lead the gathered congregation in worship focusing on the Incarnation of Christ. Please invite a friend or family member and be present to enjoy this moment to reflect on our Savior’s birth.

 

Worship Choir to Sing at Village on the Park

On Saturday, December 11, at 6 PM the CHBC Worship Choir will be singing for the residents of Village on the Park, a retirement and assisted living village in South OKC. They will bless the residents of this community with songs, carols, and treats. Pray for this outreach to a special part of the OKC community.

 

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 in the Memo Lind 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Sunday Nights for CHBC

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.

  • December 12 – CHBC Worship Ministry Christmas Night of Worship
  • December 19 – Power for Kids Christmas Musical
  • December 26 – No Evening Worship

 

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 9, 1793, Christian journalist Noah Webster publishes the first issue of American Minerva, the first daily newspaper in New York City. Learn more about what happened on this date in church history by following this link: Today in Church History.

 

Prayer

Our Savior born from humble beginnings was truly God’s vine, and the source of eternal life. Pray that our lives would bear the fruit of abiding in Him.

John 15:5, 8

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”

Mark D. DeMoss, Senior Pastor

     Capitol Hill Baptist Church

     Equipping…Exalting…Extending

            For the Glory of God

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