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This Sunday: “The Knowledge of Our Lord”

Dear CrossPointe,

It was a blessing to hear from Herbie Newell last week. If you missed it, be sure to listen to his sermon, “The God Who Seeks the Outcast,” here.

This week we’re turning our attention to 2 Peter 1, in which the apostle exhorts his readers to be fruitful in the knowledge of the Lord. What is this knowledge? Where do we find it, and how can we steward it faithfully? These are particularly important questions for us today, and I’m eager to consider it with you!

While we wait for Sunday, here are some practical things you can do:

  • Pray for our church as we gather together this Sunday—that God would be glorified, the saints would be nourished, and unbelievers would come to faith.
  • Pray for our Children’s Ministry crew—that kids would hear the gospel and volunteers would be encouraged.
  • Read 2 Peter a few times.
  • Invite your neighbor to church and lunch afterward!

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Grace & peace,



Church offices will close at noon on Wed., Nov. 21, and reopen on Mon, Nov. 26.
Member Meeting (Dec. 2, 6–7:30 p.m.) || Before the year ends, we need to approve the budget for 2019. We’ll also hold a Q&A for elder candidates John Faught and John Illges. Childcare will be available.
Children’s Ministry Training (Dec. 9, 9 a.m.) || Let us equip you with everything you need to serve the children and families of CrossPointe! Childcare will be provided. Contact Cristin Wise to sign up.
KidKeeper Training (Dec. 9 & 12) || We’re refreshing KidKeeper policies and procedures and need all KKs (current or prospective) to attend one of two “re-orientations”—Dec. 9 after worship (lunch provided) or Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Childcare will not be provided. RSVP to Alyson Wiggins by Dec. 6.
Drop and Shop (Dec. 15, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.) || Do some shopping or take a break while we watch your kids, four years old through 5th grade! We’ll have games, crafts, lunch, and plenty of fun activities to enjoy together while you’re out. There is no cost, but we encourage everyone to donate a gift to Highland Church’s Christmas store (see below). RSVP to Cristin Wise.
Highland Church Christmas Store || We’re collecting toys for Highland Community Church to sell at a discount to people in their community. Between now and Dec. 21, you can drop off gifts in the foyer, where you can also sign up to help set up and run the store, wrap gifts, and even bake! Please select gifts from these wish-listsContact Cristin Wise with questions!
Youth Winter Retreat (Dec. 29–Jan. 1) || Ski ($290), snowboard ($300), or just hang out ($150) with us in Winterplace, W. Va. A $100 deposit is due by Thanksgiving with the total due Dec. 15. Register online. Contact Tyler Kirkpatrick if you have any questions or would like to sponsor a student.
CrossCon (Jan. 2–5) || All 18–25-year-olds are invited to join us in Louisville for this missions conference. Contact Springer Cain for more information.