Next Service: Mar. 1 @ 10:30am

Neighborhood News – August 23, 2018

Hi church Family!

This past few weeks, I have been considering what it means to be a community. Every community has glue that holds it together.
The fans who gather at CenturyLink Field on Sundays this fall are glued together by a love for the Seahawks. This time of year, the Olympics and Cascades are filled with people who are glued together with a love for the outdoors and explorations. I know of a group of folks who get together every Wednesday at Shari’s because the share a hankering for conversation and pie.
Our community at Crossroads is no different — we also have a glue. Only our glue has a name, because the glue for our community is a person: Jesus. He is the center piece at the table of faith where He invites sinners (like us) to come and eat. What’s more, He comes to our tables and eats with us, just like He did Levi (Matthew 9:9-10).
Everyone eats and drinks, that is, if they want to keep from dying. But you don’t have to eat with others to survive. Anyone can eat alone. Lots of people do. I wonder if that is why Jesus came to our table, and then invited us to eat and drink from His. He knows that eating and drinking together is a means to truly living. His invitation is much more than avoidance of death. It is an invitation to embrace living by being invited to the Table by the Author of Life.
This Sunday, there is a table that is being set at our Fellowship Feast. We will all bring food of different kinds, and different tastes. We will eat meat and vegetables and fruit and more. We will drink tea and water and such. But there will also be a Feast happening in our midst, because there will be more than just food in our midst. Our Glue will be there, too. In our conversation. In our laughter. In our stories. In our hearts, feeding us and nourishing us with Bread from heaven.
So, as you cut, as you chop, as you cook, know that you are preparing for more than just meal. We are preparing for a Feast that I pray will nourish us to become truly alive, to walk the streets of our neighborhoods and hallways of our workplaces as living, breathing invitations to the Feast where all are invited, and all are welcome.
Hope to see you Sunday,
Pastor Sam

Events

Fellowship Feast  (All Church Cook Out)

Sunday, August 26th @ 12:00pm outside by the Youth Wing (weather permitting)

The church will provide burgers and hot dogs.  Please bring a dish to share.

 

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, September 9th in Johnson Hall

Please join us to go over the budget and reflect on God’s faithfulness over the past year as we look to the coming year!

 

All Church Family Camp

Sunday, September 2- Monday, September 3 @ Wilderness NW Camp

After service we will all head to Wilderness NW Camp for a meal and camp out activities!  Sign up in the Lobby for camping and so we know how much food to prepare. RV, tent sites, and cabins are available.

 

Instructional Assistant for Wonders of Learning

Wonders of Learning is looking for an Instructional Assistant.  The job averages 25 hours per week.

If anyone would like more information, please contact the WOL office by wol@crossroadscma.com or call at (360)337-1978.

 

CNC Youth Schedule

Wednesday, August 29th: Hike, Location-Gold Creek Trail. Time: TBD

Parents, please watch for an email or contact Pastor Sam about logistics. Also, to each student MUST have a Parent Consent Form filled out and on file.

 

Rockin’ Seniors Events (Seniors 50+)

9/12 11:30am Sue and Ken’s House for Potluck Picnic

10/10 11:30am Harvest Party Potato Bar Lunch, Johnson Hall

Sign up at the Welcome Desk for all of these activities

 

Great Commission Women

Saturday, September 22 9:30am-3:30pm at Anchor Church, Tacoma
$30/person

We are invited for a day of connecting, worshiping, and considering how our God can use you right now and right where you are.  Please sign up and pay in the Lobby by September 9th. We will carpool from CNC. If you have questions, please contact Megan in the Church Office: staff@crossroadscma.com.

 

Adult Classes

Discipleship Class – “A Workshop on Philemon”
Begins again September 16th, 9:00am in Johnson Hall

Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday nights Room 111 at 6:30pm

Women’s Bible Study
“This Was Your Life!” by Rick Howard and Jamie Lash
Tuesdays, June 12- September 11 at 11:00am to 1:00pm in Room 113
Free! No book needed.