(Announcements for 10/17/2021)
HYBRID SUNDAY SERVICES
Praise God that after over a year of online services, our church has now reopened for a hybrid of online and in-person Sunday service and Sunday School! To attend our 9 AM Sunday Worship Service and/or 11 AM Sunday School in-person, please register every week at cbcwla.org/bethere. Registration for each week will be open from Wednesdays at 8 AM to Saturdays at 12 PM. Once you register, you will receive an email providing more details. For more information, please visit cbcwla.org/home/en/blog/ec-reopening-arrangements/.
To attend our services live online, please tune-in to our 9 AM Sunday Worship Service live-stream at english.cbcwla.org/live. We also have a Zoom open at english.cbcwla.org/gather if you would like to watch the service live-stream together. Sunday School is at 11 AM also on english.cbcwla.org/gather.
Praise God that five brothers and sisters have signed up for baptisms! They are currently in the interview process so please keep them in your prayers. The baptism ceremony will take place outdoors at church on Sunday (10/31) at 1:45 PM. The church will rearrange the ceremony in response to COVID-19. Brothers and sisters are welcome to come in-person to observe or attend online at cbcwla.org/meet where the ceremony will be broadcast.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
The annual church membership renewal period is currently ongoing and will close by the end of this month. If you are currently a member and interested in renewing your membership, you should have received an email with more information. Or, you can renew your membership at cbcwla.org/members2021 from 10/1 to 10/31. The link will only be open in the month of October.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Pastor Nick or an English Ministry Team member for more information.
The church is beginning to create a church budget for 2022. If there are still any unreported ministry-related expenses, please report them to cbcwla.org/expense as soon as possible so that our coworkers can have a more accurate record of expenditures. Thank you!
CALL FOR COWORKERS
Have you been waiting for opportunities to get involved in our church community? Do you want to find out what spiritual gifts God has given you to serve his church? We are calling for coworkers in many areas of ministry, including ushers, presiders, Lord’s Supper servers, and Sunday School teachers. Help us reopen to in-person services by serving in these areas. There are also opportunities to serve with translation, fellowship coordinating, youth ministry, worship ministry, and more. Contact Pastor Nick ([email protected]) for more information. To serve on the usher/welcome team ministry, please contact Jill Liu ([email protected]).
REQUEST LORD’S SUPPER ELEMENTS IN ADVANCE
We observe the Lord’s Supper the first Sunday of each month. Since all services are online, baptized believers who wish to partake of the Lord’s Supper will need to request or prepare elements in advance. Single serve packets of elements may be requested one quarter at a time from a regional district leader. Please indicate the number of baptized believers in your household when making your request. You’ll be given enough packets for three months at a time. The current district leaders by region are: Susa Chen (west: Santa Monica and near church), Mengshan Peng (east), Danxi Zou (south), Alight Tsai (south of the 105), Joseph Huang (north). All directions are relative to the church building.
ATTENDANCE & CONTACT FORM
Got a prayer request to share? Want to give some encouragement to those who are serving? We have a new online feedback form here. Please also take a minute to fill out the form each week that you worship in the company of others, to help us get a more accurate sense of who we’re reaching through the live stream worship service. Thank you!
MEET & GREET
Join us for an informal time to hangout via Zoom after Worship Service and Sunday School in the Sunday School Zoom meeting. The link is in the YouTube video description. Be sure your display name includes your first and last name so we know who you are and can let you into the meeting!
Because we cannot gather physically, the offering will be online via Zelle. To give using Zelle, use the email address [email protected]cbcwla.org as the recipient. More information can be found here. Please add “English Congregation or (“EC”) ” on your electronic or check offerings’ memo section. Donations via Zelle are tax-deductible, and the Accounting Office will include these gifts in a year-end receipt to the name registered on your Zelle-linked bank account.