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Announcements, June 24, 2016

Dear CrossPointe,

Our text this week, Daniel 9, contains one of the most debated and complex passages in the Bible. Most of the chapter is a prayer of repentance and lament by Daniel for his people. It is a beautiful example of intercession by Daniel as he pleads to God for mercy on Israel.

And then, in verses 24–27, the angel Gabriel brings a prophecy about “the seventy weeks.” To say this passage is complex is an understatement! Over the centuries there have been many different interpretations of this passage, so we’ll try to make sense of some of the major views. Ultimately, my hope is that we all get the overarching point of this text: Jesus is coming again and will make all things right.

Read Daniel 9 a few times before Sunday. Looking forward to unpacking it with you!

Grace and peace,


MWF (June 29, 5:45–7:30 p.m.) || Learn about the Holy Spirit and related topics! Dinner ($5/person) will start at 5:45 p.m., followed by teaching at 6:30. Childcare will also be provided! RSVP to Molly Copley. This series ends on July 27 (skipping July 6).

Children’s Ministry Training (July 10, 9 a.m.) || We need roughly 30 people to start serving in order to be fully “staffed” on Sunday mornings! (Volunteers serve only 8–10 times/year.) Ask a Children’s Ministry Room Lead for an application today or just e-mail Cristin Wise to sign up.

“One Another” Member Meeting (July 10, 6–7:30 p.m.) || Every other month, CrossPointe’s members gather to discuss matters pertinent to church life, pray for one another, and affirm new members. Childcare is always available, and non-members are welcome to attend.

Register Today for Vacation Bible School (July 11–15, 9 a.m.–noon) || Mark your calendar for VBS! It will be open to rising K–5th graders for a suggested donation of $20, the proceeds of which will support Clement Arts. To register your child(ren), click here.

Child Dedication (July 24; class, July 17, 9 a.m.) || If you would like to dedicate to the Lord your newborn or newly adopted child during the worship service on July 24, please contact Robert Ward. There is a prerequisite class the Sunday before (July 17 at 9 a.m.) in Classroom A.