God provides?!

Dear friends,

Friday already! You can find the weekend update of the English ministry here.  As noted there, Min. Patrick Lin will preach at the English service this coming Sunday and his sermon title is “God provides?!”  We will observe the Lord’s supper and have the regularly scheduled Sunday school classes.  Those who are not part of any Sunday school classes are encouraged to join the monthly prayer meeting happening at the Sunday school hour.

Please be reminded that we will have the regularly scheduled adult Friday night fellowship at church 7:45pm tonight.  However, most of the other fellowships in CBCGL, including youths and children, will NOT meet.

I hope to see you at church this weekend!

Blessings,

Gideon Lee

English Ministry Pastor, CBCGL

Let’s not grumble about stuffs

Dear friends,

This coming Sunday, Min. Patrick Lin will bring us a message on Exod. 16.  My reflection for the topic of the week is found here.

We will have regular Wednesday prayer meeting tonight.  According to the church calendar, families are supposed to pair up for worship this Friday evening.  However, the English adult bible study will meet this Friday because we are already a few weeks behind schedule.  I encourage you to find an evening to worship with your family.

Have a blessed week!

Gideon Lee

English Ministry Pastor, CBCGL

English Ministry Weekend Update 9/22/2017

Dear friends,

The weekend news update of the English ministry is available.  Check it out!

As always, if you have announcements or testimonies that you want to share with the CBCGL community, please contact me.  In addition to the weekly email newsletters of the English ministry, we are piloting a news.lowell.church blog for sharing information across ministries.

I hope to see you at church this weekend!

Blessings,

Gideon Lee

English Ministry Pastor, CBCGL

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!

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