Sermons

Dealing with the Dilemma of Unanswered Prayer

Worship Service for January 24, 2021

WELCOME

Good morning and welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online worship presentation. I thank God for all of you and for the opportunity to spend these moments with you. If you’d like to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you. You can e-mail me at randykmeyer@hotmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jim and Lindsay Brandenburg have been making sure we are able to provide video worship each Sunday. This includes not only knitting together and posting it on our website, but also preparing and recording the music.

Speaking of recording music, they have recorded a Christmas Album containing 15 of our favorites. They are making it available to you for free in two ways. (1) You can e-mail then and they will make you a CD or, (2) use this link which will take you to JumpShare, where you can listen to and/or download the album to your computer or phone. Thanks Jim and Lindsay!

Our Community Dinner is scheduled for the following Friday, January 29th. Thanks to John and Amy, roasted apricot chicken, roasted potatoes, mixed veggies, and baked cinnamon-sugar donuts will please and satisfy all who come. Yum! Thus far, Alan and Vanna Robbins and Sheri Back have volunteered to carry food to drive-ups. If you would like to join them, let me know.

Next Sunday is Gather to Scatter Sunday. Obviously, we will not be going out into the community to work side by side. Here’s how we will observe it. First, representatives from the Lion’s Club, SHC, and the Church at the Lake will be making video appearances to remind us how we are fulfilling our purpose of Sharing God’s Grace with our Community. In addition, the Church at the Lake Food Pantry is in need of the following supplies: canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned soup with beef, bar soap, shampoo, and toilet paper. You can bring these items to the church this Sunday between 10 and 1:00 pm or the 31st between 10 am and noon. Once again, a chance to fulfill our mission! Yah!!

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Prayer Warriors

Worship Service for January 17, 2021

WELCOME

Good morning and welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online worship presentation. I thank God for all of you and for the opportunity to spend these moments with you. If you’d like to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you. You can e-mail me at randykmeyer@hotmail.com.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Christ is also the head of the church, which is His body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So He is first in everything. For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through Him, God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

This includes you who were once far away from God. You were His enemies, separated from Him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now He has reconciled you to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before Him without a single fault.

Colossians 1:18-22
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Great Power, Wonderful Results

Worship Service for January 10, 2021

WELCOME

Good morning and welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s on-line video presentation. I thank God for all of you and for the opportunity to spend these moments with you. If you’d like to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you. You can e-mail me at randykmeyer@hotmail.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I am hopeful that we will be able to announce soon a date for returning to in-person worship.

If any of you are interested in doing a 13-week survey of the New Testament, I have three people who will be gathering with me on Thursdays to do just that. I realize that some of you may want to do this, but because of the coronavirus cannot. I understand. Be aware, those who do come will be wearing masks and sitting six feet apart. If we have too many to do that, we will revert to a zoom format.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’

Psalm 91:1-2

The New Testament warns that Christians have three enemies: the world, the flesh, and the devil. Left to our own devices, we would wilt against these three formidable foes. That is why Martin Luther, the leader of the Protestant Reformation, wrote the song we are about to sing. It was his intention to remind us of what the Psalmist proclaimed: He is our refuge and fortress.

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One Word: Pray

Worship Service for January 3, 2021

WELCOME

Good morning and welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online video presentation. I thank God for all of you and for the opportunity to spend these moments with you. If you’d like to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you. You can e-mail me at randykmeyer@hotmail.com.

By the way, Happy New Year! Welcome to 2021.

They say an optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in, while a pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

In that regard, I think it’s safe to say that all of us are pessimists! 2020 started out with so much promise, but ended up being the year everyone wants to forget. People will still be talking about 2020 twenty years from now.

To lighten the mood a little:

They say New York City has the best New Year’s celebration, but I say it’s overrated. Every year they drop the ball.

Q: What do farmers give their wives at midnight on New Year’s Eve?
A: Hogs and kisses!

At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to lose 15 pounds. Only 20 more to go!

Q: What were snowmen doing on New Year’s Eve?
A: Chilling out.

Some astronauts wanted to have a New Year’s party on the moon, but they didn’t planet in time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I am so excited, pleased, and thankful to announce to you that the final tally for the Special Christmas Offering was $12,025! Once again, these contributions will enable CrossPointe to remain current with our financial obligations. I thank You for your response to the challenge. I thank God for stirring your hearts to give. In the midst of a somewhat muted by COVID Christmas season, you have given all of us at CrossPointe a reason to rejoice in that that the Giver of every good and perfect gift is alive and well in our midst.

To remind us of that reality, we will, on this first Sunday of the New Year, as indeed, on the first Sunday of every month, be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion. So, if you haven’t, let me encourage you to pause so that you can prepare whatever you are going to use as symbols of Christ’s body and blood.

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How to Celebrate Christmas All Year Long

Worship Service for December 27, 2020

WELCOME

Good morning and welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s last Sunday of 2020 (yah!) online video presentation. I thank God for all of you and for the opportunity to spend these moments with you. If you’d like to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you. You can e-mail me at randykmeyer@hotmail.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gail and I are recording this service on Monday, December 22nd, the day after recording the Christmas Eve service. If you tuned into that service last Thursday you heard that thus far we had received over $ 9,000 towards our special Christmas Offering! And I have a hunch that not all of those gifts had come in as of last Monday. When we get a final figure this coming week, I will pass along the wonderful news!

Once again, these contributions will enable CrossPointe to remain current with our financial obligations. And I thank You for your response to the challenge. I thank God for stirring your hearts to give. And I thank God for each of you. In the midst of a somewhat muted by CoVid Christmas season, you have given all of us at CrossPointe a reason to rejoice in that that the Giver of every good and perfect gift is alive and well in our midst. And is not that the Christmas Message: “The virgin will give birth to a Son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which means, God with us!’” (Isaiah 7:14).

CALL TO WORSHIP

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, to whom he was engaged, who was now expecting a child. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

Luke 2:1-7
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Are You Still Going Down?

Worship Service for December 24, 2020

WELCOME

Good day/evening and welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online video Christmas Eve presentation. I thank God for all of you and for the opportunity to spend these moments with you. If you’d like to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you. You can e-mail me at randykmeyer@hotmail.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

As for announcements, I just want to express my appreciation and gratitude to you, the CrossPointe family. When we offered the opportunity to fill Thanksgiving boxes with food, you responded generously. When the call went out to help folks with our Christmas Adopt-a-Family you were there. Last Friday, we were blessed to be able to serve 53 dinners at our monthly Community Meal. I thank God for the blessing of being a Community Church. And I thank God for your participation in this, our purpose, to Share God’s Grace with Our Community.

Then we asked God for a Christmas miracle for an in-house finance need, and God granted our request, working, as He always does, through people like you. If you are not sitting down, you may want to. We have thus far received $15,200 for our special Christmas Offering. And if you are sitting, now you can jump with joy! These contributions will enable CrossPointe to remain current with our financial obligations. And I thank You for your response to the challenge. I thank God for stirring your hearts to give. And I thank God for each of you. In the midst of a somewhat muted by COVID Christmas, you have given all of us at CrossPointe a reason to rejoice in that the Giver of every good and perfect gift is alive and well in our midst. And isn’t that the Christmas Message?

The virgin will give birth to a Son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which means, God with us!

Isaiah 7:14
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Christmas Unexpected

Worship Service for December 20, 2020

WELCOME

Good morning. Welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online video presentation. I thank God for all of you and for the opportunity to spend these moments with you. If you’d like to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you. You can e-mail me at randykmeyer@hotmail.com.

As I mentioned last Sunday, someone once said, “Tis the season to be jolly!”

Are you ready for a few more of the 40 Jolly Christmas Puns That Will Make You Fa-La-La-Laugh Out Loud; THESE FUNNY CHRISTMAS PUNS WILL SLEIGH YOU!

  1. What do you call a party for snowmen? A snowball.
  2. Why did Santa put a clock in his sleigh? He wanted to see time fly!
  3. What did Adam say on the day before Christmas? It’s Christmas, Eve!
  4. Reindeer don’t go to school—they’re elf taught.
  5. What do you call an elf who runs away from Santa’s Workshop?
    A rebel without a Claus!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I will be at the church today 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

Thanks for responding to our Adopt-a-Family program. I will be at the church from 10 to noon today for you to drop items off. Thank you for your generosity.

There will be a complete Christmas Eve worship service available on our website Thursday that you can tune into anytime over the holiday.

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Skipping Christmas

Worship Service for December 13, 2020

WELCOME

Good morning. Welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online video presentation. I thank God for all of you and for the opportunity to spend these moments with you. If you’d like to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you. You can e-mail me at randykmeyer@hotmail.com.

Someone once said, “Tis the season . . . to be jolly!”

So I found an on-line article titled:

40 Jolly Christmas Puns That Will Make You Fa-La-La-Laugh Out Loud
THESE FUNNY CHRISTMAS PUNS WILL SLEIGH YOU!

  1. What do you call a party for snowmen? A snowball.
  2. What genre of music do elves love to listen to? Wrap.
  3. What did Santa name his dog? Santa Paws!
  4. What is Santa’s favorite breakfast food? Snow-flakes.
  5. What did one ornament say to another? “I like hanging with you.”
  6. What do you call Santa when he accidentally falls into the fireplace?
    Krisp Kringle.
  7. How do sheep greet each other during the holidays? Fleece Navidad!
  8. How do the elves clean Santa’s sleigh on the day after Christmas?
    They use Santa-tizer!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I will be at the church today 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

Because one family we contacted declined, we are only adopting three rather than four families for Christmas. You were e-mailed concerning the particulars and Suz Lemmon has made me aware that you folks are already responding to the need. We will have until December 20th to bring these items to the church for distribution. I will be at the church from 10:00 to noon on Sundays and from noon to 3:00 pm on Wednesdays for you to drop items off. Thank you for your generosity.

Please note that this month’s Community Meal will take place this coming Friday, December 18th. As always we are looking for volunteers to help in carrying the food from the kitchen to the cars.

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Exiles Come Home

Worship Service for December 6, 2020

WELCOME

Good morning. Welcome to CrossPointe Community Church’s online video presentation. It is good to be seen again. I thank you, my friends, for your understanding and support of me taking some time away from my worship leading responsibilities. As a result, I was able to get some rest and accomplish some personal business that has been simmering on my back burner for far too long.

I thank God for all of you and for the opportunity to spend these moments with you. If you’d like to reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you. You can e-mail me at randykmeyer@hotmail.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I will be at the church today 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

I want to thank you again for your generosity in filling 15 Thanksgiving Boxes. We can only imagine how grateful those folks were as they sat down to enjoy what you all provided.

We will be adopting four families for Christmas. At the present time, we know there are 11 children that range in age from three to 17. We will e-mail you as soon as we have specifics on clothing sizes, etc. We will have until December 20th to bring these items to the church for distribution.

Please note that this month’s Community Meal will take place a week early. That would be December 18th.

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