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Week of January 10, 2021
What Fragrance Do You Have On?
Don’t we like it when people notice and like the cologne or perfume we put on for the day? And doesn’t it bother us a little, when they don’t like the smell of our cologne or perfume? To some, it may be too strong; for others too light.  It all comes down to one’s personal preference and sense of smell. 
There are some smells we all can agree on. For example, the smell of a newborn will always smell good and the smell of a dead corpse left unattended for some time will always smell bad.  The two have very distinct odors; one that is pleasant; the other repulsive and offensive. 
When it comes to Christians, the apostle Paul writes, In 2 Corinthians 2: 15 -16, that “Christians are the fragrance of Christ to God to those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life.”
Christians who imitate the life of Christ will always smell like a “newborn” to those being saved. Their presence is a pleasant reminder of what is good and innocent in life, because they practice “…being blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom they shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life…” (Phil. 2: 14-16)
But to a nonbeliever, the presence of a Christian is going to be an “offensive” odor, an odor of death, because nonbelievers reject and deny the Christian’s testimony with regard to the gospel being the good news (the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus for our sins). And their faith in the Lord’s power to save those who trust and obey Him. 
Since we are the aroma of Christ, every day we are to walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, we too are to be an offering and sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” (Eph. 5: 2) 
And so, the next time someone asks you what is the fragrance that you are wearing, because it smells really nice, tell them it’s called; Jesus! And it comes in: love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, hope, and sacrifice! 
 
In Him, 
Bro. Craigwell
Elders
Leon Cort
Mark Craigwell
Martin Samuel
Minister
Mark Craigwell

Assistant Minister
Denver Simmons
Deacons
Raleigh Gallington
Anthony Johnson
Gregory Johnson
Carlfred Malcolm
Albert Martin, Jr.
Walter Maxwell
Richard Meuse
Barry Person
Jason Reid
James Wade, Sr.
News & Notes
Midweek Bible Study
Lesson 1 (Weeks 1-4)
We are the Fragrance of Christ
(2 Corinthians 2:12-17)
via freeconferencecall.com
(See remote class schedule below for connection info and link)
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Sympathy: We extend our sympathy to Sis Lynne Davis of the Milton congregation in the passing of her mother, Sis. Doris Hunter, who passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, January 8, 2021. Please keep the Davis family in prayer.

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Worship Service Schedule

Our Sunday Worship will be by livestream only, Sundays at 11 a.m., until further notice

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE TRANSITIONED OUR SUNDAY 11 AM WORSHIP LIVESTREAM TO YOUTUBE.

Only the media team and those brothers on the order of service will be onsite at the church building for worship service each Sunday. All others are encouraged to join us at 11 a.m. for the livestream on our YouTube channel (link below)

Giving: We encourage members to continue using e-giving via the Paypal link on the church website, or to mail their offerings to the church building. Use the following link to access e-giving:
 
Use the link below to join us for our worship livestream on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. 
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Remote Class Schedule
REMINDER: Please remember to mute your phone or computer when joining any of the above conference calls to avoid interrupting the class or service you are entering, particularly if you are joining the call after the event has started.
Prayer Requests
Please note that some of the ministries listed below are meeting via Zoom or freeconferencecall.com during the state of emergency. Check with your ministry coordinator(s) for remote meeting schedules. The ministries will resume their regular schedules once the state of emergency has been lifted. 
Current & Upcoming Events
No announcements at this time.
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Mature in Heart Ministry
Men Take Note
No announcements at this time.
New England Lectureship
No announcements at this time.
Retention Ministry
The next Retention Ministry meeting will be via Zoom. Date and time TBA.
Support Groups
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
This month's devotional will be this upcoming Sunday, January 10th at 6pm. Please email yamscoc@gmail.com for the Zoom meeting link. We look forward to you joining us!
Youth & Family Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Calendar: January 2021
Special Events
1/23 - Community Outreach, 10 a.m.
Ministry Meetings - Please contact your ministry coordinator for remote meeting schedules.
Weekly Events - ALL SERVICES, CLASSES, & MEETINGS NORMALLY HELD AT THE CHURCH BUILDING ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, except as noted below:
  • Sunday Bible Class (all ages) See above for connection info and times for individual classes.
  • Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am. via livestream on Facebook. See above for details.
  • Evening Worship Service, 5pm (1st Sunday of the month)
  • Spiritual Development Class 5pm (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • Men's/Women's Classes, 5pm (4th Sunday of the month)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd Sunday of the month at 6pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Mature in Heart Women's Prayer (Tuesdays @ 10:30am) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Prayer Meeting (Tuesdays @ 7pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Mid-Week Bible Study (Wednesdays @ 6:30pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Congregational Song Practice, 3rd Wed. 6:30pm
  • Mature in Heart Quilting (Thursdays 10:30-12)
  • Healing Hearts (Thursdays @6:15pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Choral Group Rehearsal (Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Couple's Ministry (Fridays @ 7 pm)
  • Women's Prayer (Saturdays 9:30am) VIA TELECONFERENCE (Connection info above)
  • Ministers/Elders/Deacons Wives Meeting, (3rd Saturday @10 am) VIA ZOOM
  • Women's Saturday Bible Study (4th Saturday @ 10:30am)

Please note that there are no evening services or classes on the 3rd or 5th Sundays of the month.
Plan of Salvation
Church of Christ in Roxbury
81 Walnut Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-5826