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Worship Service for September 20, 2020

WELCOME

Good morning. Welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online video presentation. I thank my wife, Gail, for being behind the camera as we speak and Lindsay Brandenburg for receiving and posting these files to YouTube so that you can participate.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Since we changed our worship time to 9:30 am, I will remain after worship until 12 noon for those of you who wish to drop off your offering. You may place it in the box that is located in the lobby.

If you prefer to send your offering in the mail, the address is

CrossPointe Community Church
P. O. Box 126
Chippewa Lake, OH 44215-0126

Our leaders met last Sunday and decided that until further notice we would continue to meet at 9:30am. And we invited you to make your voice heard in this regard. Please email me and let me know what you would prefer; 9:30 am or 10:30 am.

This Friday is the last Sunday of the month and therefore is our Free Community Meal. John and Amy are preparing pork chops, rice pilaf and a vegetable; yum! If you like to volunteer to help serve the meal drive-in style, let me or Gail know.

On Sunday, October 4th right after worship Captain Noftz of the Chippewa Lafayette Fire Department is arranging for whoever wishes to be trained on how to use the AED heartbeat restorer that is mounted in our sanctuary. Please consider taking this training. Who knows, it might save someone’s life.

Once again, let us open our hearts to praising and hearing the Word of the Lord by reading through the worship service. Please take advantage of the opportunity to read, pause, reflect and pray when you feel led. I hope you also noticed that most of this service is also available in video format on the same page where you accessed this.

CALL TO WORSHIP

But let all who take refuge in You rejoice;
let them sing joyful praises forever.
Spread Your protection over them,
that all who love Your name may be filled with joy.
For You bless the godly, O Lord;
You surround them with Your shield of love.

Psalm 5:11-12
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Overture to Joy

Worship Service for September 13, 2020

WELCOME

Good morning. Welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online video presentation. I thank my wife, Gail, for being behind the camera as we speak and Lindsay Brandenburg for receiving and posting these files to YouTube so that you can participate.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Since we changed our worship time to 9:30 am, I will remain after worship until 12 noon for those of you who wish to drop off your offering. You may place it in the box that is located in the lobby.

If you prefer to send your offering in the mail, the address is

CrossPointe Community Church
P. O. Box 126
Chippewa Lake, OH 44215-0126

Our Church leaders will be meeting today after worship to discuss, among other things, when to return to a 10:30 am start. I will include their decision in Wednesday’s e-mail. By the way, if you don’t receive my weekly e-mail and would like to, let me know at randykmeyer@hotmail.com.

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Eucharist

Worship Service for September 6, 2020

WELCOME

Good morning. Welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online video presentation. I thank my wife, Gail, for being behind the camera as I speak and Lindsay Brandenburg for receiving and posting these files to Youtube so that you can participate.

Meanwhile, our church leaders are moving toward being able to live-stream so that what you see will be taking place live on Sunday mornings, rather than seeing a recording made on Friday afternoons.

Allow me to pray for you who are reading this:

Dear Lord, I am grateful for all those who have decided to gather for worship in this way. We are grateful for the technology and the volunteers who make this possible. I pray, Lord, for those who are watching from the safety of their homes. I pray that even though they have not gathered with others to worship that they will be conscious of the bond of unity with their other sisters and brothers in Christ at CrossPointe. As Jesus prayed, we are one with You and therefore one with one another regardless if we share the same space. And I pray that You will keep us together in this way until it becomes possible for us to all see each other face to face.

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Hope in You

Worship Service for August 30, 2020

WELCOME

I pray that your time spent here on CrossPointe’s website will rejuvenate and reinvigorate your faith in the Risen Lord Jesus to more confidently and hopefully face the difficult days in which we are presently living.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thanks to all who participated in this past Wednesday’s Prayer Vigil.

And thank you to all who so generously purchased groceries for the Church-at-the-Lake Food Pantry. Jay Bair picked up what we had last week because they were very low. And so anything else that comes our way today will be greatly appreciated.

Since we changed our worship time to 9:30 am, I will remain after worship until 12 noon for those of you who wish to drop off your offering. You may place it in the box that is located in the lobby.

If you prefer to send your offering in the mail, the address is

CrossPointe Community Church
P. O. Box 126
Chippewa Lake, OH 44215-0126

Lastly, next week is Communion Sunday.

Once again, let us open our hearts to praising and hearing the Word of the Lord by reading through the worship service. Please take advantage of the opportunity to read, pause, reflect, and pray when you feel led. I hope you also noticed that most of this service is also available in video format on the same page where you accessed this.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it. It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place. I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

I Corinthians 15:1-4
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Hope in Tough Times

Worship Service for August 23, 2020

WELCOME

I pray that your time spent here on CrossPointe’s website will rejuvenate and reinvigorate your faith in the Risen Lord Jesus to more confidently and hopefully face the difficult days in which we are presently living.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our next 12 Hour Prayer Vigil is Wednesday from 7 am to 7 pm. The church leaders are suggesting we pray for three things:

  1. prayers for healing
  2. that will people will respond to our invitation for them to participate
    in our upcoming Grief Share ministry
  3. for our schools to reopen safely

You may sign up for one or more 20 minute time intervals by clicking on the link: https://crosspointeprayervigil.youcanbook.me/

Click the remaining time or times you desire.

Next Sunday is a fifth Sunday and you know what that means. That’s when we not only gather for worship but we also Gather to Scatter in order to accomplish our purpose of “Sharing God’s Grace with Our Community.” We have learned that the Food Pantry at the Church-at-the-Lake is running dangerously low. Therefore; be encouraged to bring in any of the food items listed below. You may drop these off at the church today or the next Sunday by noon.

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Hope in Humility

Worship Service for August 16, 2020

WELCOME

I have a riddle for you that introduces the topic for today:
Why is the solitary lion humble?
It has no pride. Lol!

I pray that your time spent here on CrossPointe’s website will rejuvenate and reinvigorate your faith in the Risen Lord Jesus to more confidently and hopefully face the difficult days in which we are presently living.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

August 30th is a fifth Sunday and you know what that means. That’s when we not only gather for worship but we also Gather to Scatter in order to accomplish our purpose of “Sharing God’s Grace with Our Community.” We have learned that the Food Pantry at the Church-at-the Lake is running dangerously low. Therefore; be encouraged to bring in any of the food items listed below.

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Canned Ravioli
  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Canned Chili
  • Canned Soup with Beef
    (folks pour it over noodles or rice to make a meal)
  • Small packages of white Rice
  • Spaghetti Sauce (jar ready to use)
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables (other than green beans)
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Pancake Mix
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly

You may drop these off at the church today by noon, and/or either of the next two Sundays by noon.

For those who come Sunday the 30th and are willing and able, we hope to do a little clean up around the pavilion. More on this next week.

I already have 5 persons who will start the new Disciple class this September. If you are interested or know someone who is, let me know about it.

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Hope in Discipleship

Worship Service for August 9, 2020

WELCOME

I pray that your time spent here on CrossPointe’s website will rejuvenate and reinvigorate your faith in the Risen Lord Jesus to more confidently and hopefully face the difficult days in which we are presently living.

“Randy, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints at CrossPointe, and who are faithful in Christ Jesus; grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:1-2).

Other than my substituting Randy for Paul and CrossPointe for Ephesus, that is how Paul begins his letter to the Ephesians.

What, me an apostle? Not any more than any of you. The word ‘apostle’ simply means ‘one who is sent,’ anyone who is sent to others with a message. That’s all Christians. Jesus said to His disciples, “As the Father has sent Me, so send I you” (John 20:17). Apostles all!

What, you a bunch of saints? Not any more than me. The word ‘saint’ literally means ‘one set apart for a special purpose.’ That’s all Christians. All Christians are set apart for the special purpose of glorifying God by serving others.

Who’da thunk it? Apostles and saints. But that’s what we are!

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Hope in Assurance

Worship Service for August 2, 2020

WELCOME

I pray that your time spent here on CrossPointe’s website will rejuvenate and reinvigorate your faith in the Risen Lord Jesus to more confidently and hopefully face the difficult days in which we are presently living.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Since we changed our worship time to 9:30 am, I will remain after worship until 12 noon for those of you who wish to drop off your offering. You may place it in the box that is located in the lobby.

If you prefer to send your offering in the mail, the address is

CrossPointe Community Church
P. O. Box 126
Chippewa Lake, OH 44215-0126

Today, as always on the first Sunday of the month, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion together. I want to assure all of us that you do not have to be a member of CrossPointe to do so. Everyone in Christ is welcome. So, if you’d like to participate, if you haven’t already, I would advise you to pause this video and prepare your communion elements so that you are ready when after today’s message we will partake of the sacrament.

Once again, let us open our hearts to praising and hearing the Word of the Lord by reading through the worship service. Please take advantage of the opportunity to read, pause, reflect and pray when you feel led. I hope you also noticed that most of this service is also available in video format on the same page where you accessed this.

CALL TO WORSHIP

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14
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Hope in Suffering

Worship Service for July 26, 2020

WELCOME

I pray that your time spent here on CrossPointe’s website will rejuvenate and reinvigorate your faith in the Risen Lord Jesus to more confidently and hopefully face the difficult days in which we are presently living.

During an impassioned sermon about death and final judgement, a pastor said forcefully, “Each member of this church is going to die and face judgement.” Glancing down at the front pew, he noticed a man with a big smile on his face. The minister repeated his point louder. “Each member of this church is going to die and face judgement!” The man nodded and smiled even more. This really got the preacher wound up. He pounded the pulpit emphatically as he came to the conclusion of his sermon and repeated, “Each member of this church is going to die and face judgement!!!” Everyone else in the church was looking somber, but this guy in front continued to grin from ear to ear. After the service was over, the preacher made a beeline for the man. “I don’t get it, whenever I said, ‘Each member of this church is going to die, and face judgment’ your smile got bigger. What’s up with you?” The man said, “I’m not a member of this church.”

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