(Announcements for 05/29/2021)
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 information.
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. There is also a pre-service prayer at english.cbcwla.org/gather at 8:30 AM.
Sunday School at 11 AM also on english.cbcwla.org/gather.
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]).
MINISTRY UPDATE MEETING
There will be a Ministry Update Meeting today at 1:45 PM, via cbcwla.org/meet. All brothers and sisters are welcome to attend. Sister Ishen will be sharing on “Loving Others in Fellowship.” If you are a fellowship leader, you will be requested to give a brief report on your fellowship after the meeting.
Praise God that 14 of our brothers and sisters have registered for this summer’s YSMP (8 from English Congregation and 6 from Chinese Congregation)! Please keep these 14 brothers and sisters in prayer as they prepare for the short-term mission trip to Arizona.
RETREAT (June 25-27)
Mark your calendars for our annual summer retreat! It will take place from Friday, 6/25, to Sunday, 6/27. Our speaker will be Pastor Nick Lee and he will be speaking on our annual church theme, “Love God and Love People.” Please keep the preparations for retreat in prayer! This year’s retreat will be hybrid—online with a few spots available for in-person attendance. The retreat is free. Register at cbcwla.org/retreat. The deadline to register is 6/18.
“ABIDING IN THE LORD” DEVOTIONALS
The New Testament Bible Reading Class from the Chinese Congregation has been reading through the four Gospels, and Pastor Mickey has been posting daily devotionals to accompany their progress. The devotionals can be found here. The last devotionals will be posted this week, by 6/10. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making it available for us!
The next baptisms will take place in July. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and want to get baptized, please contact Pastor Nick or a member of EMT. The last day to sign up is 7/4. The church will rearrange the ceremony in response to COVID-19.
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.