All right, God, you win

Dear friends,

As I did last time, I have posted a blog entry for my reflection of this week’s ETB study on Exodus 14:13-28.  Check it out when you get a chance.

There will not be Wednesday prayer meeting at church today.  You are encouraged to set apart some time for family devotion.  In my blog, I suggested checking out the movie The Case for Christ, recently made available on Red Box.  It is a beautifully made film and my family was so blessed watching it this Sunday evening.

There will be regular adult fellowship on Friday.  We will be studying lesson 2.

On Saturday, New Life Toastmaster will hold a special joint area humorous/evaluation speech context.  Please read Marina Lam’s prayer requests for details.

To facilitate communication across ministries at CBCGL, we are piloting a subdomain site, news.lowell.church.  Going forward, ministry newsletters from the pastoral staff and the information found in the weekly bulletins will be all there.  Please check that out and bookmark it.  Tell me what you think!

Blessings,

Gideon Lee

English Ministry Pastor, CBCGL

English Ministry Weekly Update 9/15/2017

Starting this week, we are piloting a new announcement delivery format using Sway.  You can find our weekend update here:  

Weekly News Update from English Ministry

Please tell me what you think of this platform when you get a chance.  Thank you and I hope to see you at church this weekend!

Blessings,

Gideon Lee

English Ministry Pastor, CBCGL

p.s. As always, feel free to spread the word by forwarding our newsletter to friends and colleagues!

周末家書 9/15

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感谢主,谢颖刚长老在刚过的主日中,带来激动人心的信息,不但给慕道朋友一个新的观点看人生,也提醒所有信徒,信仰生活要「玩真的」。

我们对主的真诚,是一切信仰生活的基础,这个层次的生命成长,必须建基于与主的联合。这个主日9/17,许基康长老会用约翰福音15:1-8来宣讲「與生命的主联合」这个重要真理,请您一定要出席聆听神的话语,如果能先阅读经文,一定对信息更有共鸣。 Continue reading “周末家書 9/15”

Liberation from the gods

Beginning this week, I’ll place my weekly reflection of the ETB topic on my personal blog to shorten my email newsletter.  This Sunday, I will preach on Exodus 12:1-13.  See my blog entry “Liberation from the gods” for some background thoughts.  As I noted there, pay special attention to the verse Exodus 12:12: “For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and animal. Against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am Yahweh” (World English Bible).  My message will center on that verse.  Please also note that a free resource for group study from LifeWay is found here.  The personal study guide is also helpful.  You can purchase a copy at church for $2.5.  As always, don’t wait till Sunday morning to study the text.  Catch up at least to chapter 12 in your reading of Exodus.  The more you study the text ahead of time, the more you will appreciate the message!

Tonight, we will have prayer meeting at church.  As I noted last week, I’d like to encourage everyone to restore the habit of setting apart some quality time for personal and group prayer during the week.  That way, we can devote more time to studying and practicing the Word on Sunday.  I want to give a praise report for a smooth and well-attended welcoming party for international students at Fusion Lowell last Saturday.  There is another gathering for the Chinese student fellowship coming up this Saturday.  Please lift that up in prayer!  As always, please keep praying for the building project.  And if you have not been following Marina’s Local Mission prayer newsletter, bookmark this on your browser. 

For those who have been to the summer retreat, I’d like to request your help in filling out an online questionnaire.  It should only take about 5 minutes.  It will be tremendously helpful for the planning of next year’s retreat.

The adult fellowship will resume this Friday.  Since we missed two Fridays, there is some catch-up to do and we will be doing lesson 1.

Thank you and I hope to see you at church this week!

Blessings,

Gideon Lee

English Ministry Pastor, CBCGL