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Announcements, Sept. 16, 2016

Dear CrossPointe,

Our text this week, 1 Timothy 3:8–13, is a continuation of Paul’s qualifications for church leadership, specifically the role of deacons. A deacon is a servant of the church, tasked with caring for the logistical and physical needs of the congregation, which in turn paves the way for the ministry of the Word.

While this text addresses the specific office or role of deacon (servant) in the church, the idea of Christians serving one another is woven throughout the New Testament. Take a moment to read thorough 1 Timothy 3:8–13 a few times before Sunday and pray with me that we would strive to be a church full of servants.

See you Sunday!

Brad

Sunday Morning Classes (Sundays, 9 a.m., starting Sept. 18) || Classes will last 8–10 weeks, and childcare will be available. E-mail Molly Copley to sign up! Our Fall classes are:
- “Foundations of the Faith” (taught by Reuben Moyana)
- “Pursuing Joy” (a study of Lloyd-Jones’ Spiritual Depression, taught by Robert Ward and Joseph Davis)

Ladies’ Lunch (Sept. 20, noon) || Join us for lunch ($5 Chicken Salad Chick) and fellowship as we study Jerry Bridges’ The Transforming Power of the Gospel. Childcare will be available starting at 10 a.m. RSVP for food and/or childcare by contacting Molly Copley.

Connect ‘16 (Sept. 23, 5:45–10 p.m.; Sept. 24, 9 a.m.–12:45 p.m.) || Our annual women’s retreat begins Friday night with Cry Out, a nationwide prayer event for women. There will be break-out sessions on Saturday morning. Both sessions include a meal, and childcare will be provided for those who need it. Sign up in the foyer or online.

Starting Pointe (Oct. 1–2) || Membership in the local church is where Gospel, Community, and Mission intersect. Whether you’re interested in joining or just want to know more about CrossPointe, please join us for this two-session class (Sat., 9 a.m.–noon; Sun., 5–7:30 p.m.). We’ll provide childcare as well as food at both sessions. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!

Women’s Study: Colossians (Mon., 9:30–11 a.m., began Sept. 12) || The group will use a study by John MacArthur as a guide. Contact Melany Raborn to sign up and request childcare!

Men’s Study: Knowing God (Thurs., 7–8 a.m., began Sept. 15) || Meet at CrossPointe to study J. I. Packer’s classic book, Knowing God. Cecil Cheves will be leading the group. Sign up by contacting him.

Women’s Study: Missional Motherhood (Thurs., 9:30–11 a.m., Sept. 15–Oct. 20) || Study Gloria Furman’s helpful book on the “everyday ministry of motherhood.” Workbooks are available for purchase ($13). If you’d like more information, e-mail Amy Ward. To sign up for the class or request childcare, please contact Molly Copley.