Church News 8/12/2018

  1.  Church rebuilding fund Praise the Lord. We received $500.00 church construction pledges last Sunday. At this point, the total pledge is $1,559,109.00. The actual amount received is $1,522,529.00. Please continue to pray that our God will provide all we need and we will participate for the 2nd pledge. Please put “Building Construction Pledge” on the memo line of the check. Brothers and Sisters please put the pledge form or building construction offering check in the offering collection bags as tithes and offerings are collected during Sunday worship.
  2. Construction of building B has started therefore, all parents should remind their children to walk on pedestrian’s walkway and watch out for the pedestrians during church construction.
  3. Children Ministry: Children Ministry will train Sunday school teachers. If you do not have experience, you can start co-teaching with another teacher with experience.  If you have burden, please contact Minister Tom Chow and Brother Augustine Ho.
  4. Adult Sunday school classes’ 旧约诗歌智慧书如何带领组查经locations have been changed from Room A102 to first floor sanctuary and Room A207B to A209.
  5. Ladies Fellowship sincerely invite all sisters to join on 9/9 Mrs Preiscilla Lee’s lecture series. How to control and overcome all kinds of ‘anxiety, stress’ in life” (only one lecture) at 12:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. And lecture will start at 1 pm promptly at the up stair fellowship hall. Lecture will be in English.
  6. Living Water Center has been holding a fundraiser for homeless people until today. Please register on www.livingwaterslowell.org for donation or submit the donation or checks to “Living Waters Center of Hope”.
  7. 2018 UK short term mission trip for COCM year end gospel camp. Volunteer builders came to our church in last June have touched every one of us. Would you be willing to experience God’s guidance and presence in a mission trip? COCM yearend camp is the evangelical camps. Goals are to spread Gospel to seekers and sturdy the new believers’ faith. Camps’ dates are: Christmas Family Gospel Camp: 12/24 – 12/27. Send old and welcome new students gospel camp: 12/28-1/1. Welcome mature and loving Christians and families to participate the above camps. If you are willing to join this serving opportunity after praying, please email mission committee member Alsa shih, at cshih22@gmail.com.
  8. Church adult library invites co-workers to help with shelves, organize books, compile bibliographies, etc. If interest, contact Julia Mo (莫如蕙 978-985-6816).
  9. Kitchen ministry will stop providing lunch during the summer (6/24-9/2). Will resume on 9/9.
  10. Maryland Builders for Christ (MBFC) volunteer builders’ 2018 CBCGL T shirt can be purchased online. Please order on https://builders2018.itemorder.com/

Prayer Requests:

  1. Please pray for the US government, senate and congress leaders to have a respectful, righteous, merciful and humble heart to lead this country. Also, pray for American people to be walking in Christ’s path.
  2. Please pray for the hiring of Mandarin and Cantonese pastors. Ask our Lord to bring the right shepherds to us.
  3. Pray for the current job searching brothers and sisters.
  4. Andy and Leina’s third daughter Nazira ‘s second laser eye surgery was successfully performed. It will take a few more weeks to see how effective the surgery is. Please continue to pray for her full development of premature retinopathy.
  5. Praise the Lord. Brother Ray Gan broke his left hip during a fall his left leg has recovered quickly. Please pray for his speedy recovery and return to church soon.
  6. Praise the Lord. (Grace Zhu) 朱瑤萍 ‘s mother has started her dialysis last week. She could walk and feel better now.  Pray for her subsequent treatment and the wisdom of the doctors. Also pray for her acceptance of Christ.
  7. Pray for Mrs Chan Yee’s shoulder pain, weakness, high blood pressure and her 3 types of physical examination results.
  8. Pray for elder Sam’s brother-in-law 梅兆標 ‘s lung cancer related pain. Also pray for him to accept gospel. Please ask God to grant Amy and Sam to have wisdom to spread the gospel clearly to him.
  9. Please pray for elder Sam and Sister Amy’s mission trip.
  10. UML new students will arrive at US during the summer. Pray to our Father to guide our co-workers to unite together to contact and know them wisely. And welcome them to the Lord’s house.
  11. Please pray for the college teenagers and ask God to lead them to find the right church and fellowship.