The Broadcaster Online
Week of March 7, 2021
THE SAWDUST IN OUR
SPIRITUAL DIET
The story is told of a thrifty man who one day decided to save money on donkey feed. Every day, he would add increasing amounts of sawdust into the donkey’s feed. Because the process was gradual, the donkey did not notice any difference as he cleaned up his manger. The man’s plan was working well, until the donkey suddenly died because of living on 100% sawdust.

Similarly, spiritual food that contains the pure Word of God, once mixed with worldly sawdust [watered-down or social gospel], will eventually lead to spiritual death (2 Peter 2). It is indeed sad to see some members of the church act as though they cannot understand why so many spiritually malnourished Christians die [abandon the Lord’s church] even after being members of the church for many years.

The Psalmist tells us that God’s word is “lamp” to the feet and a “light” to one’s pathway (Psalm 119:105; cf. Proverbs 6:23). However, how can members of the Lord’s body make application of that “light” in their everyday living, if they remain ignorant of that light? (Hebrews 5:12-14). What is the use of chiding weak Christians about their little faith, if spiritually strong Christians do not teach them enough of the pure Word for them to be able to develop strong faith? (Psalm 51:12-13; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 2:1-2).

All of the church pep-rallies, sermons, and lectures about Christian duty, won’t do much good for weak-in-the-faith Christians, until they are taught the pure word of God (Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 19:7-8).
Brethren, if there is any sawdust in our spiritual diet, we need to get rid of it, and start feeding our spiritually weak brethren, the pure “milk” of the Word (1 Peter 2:2), gradually bringing them up to the “strong meat” of the Word (Hebrews 5:14 KJV), so they might grow into spiritually mature workers for the Lord and His church (1 Peter 2:1-2; Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Peter 3:18; Colossians 1:3-10).

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
Wedding Livestream March 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
While we wish we were celebrating in person, COVID had other plans. Please save the date and join our Virtual wedding ceremony.
Molly and Marcus are registered at Target and Amazon
Education Ministry Meeting: Monday, March 8th at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Connection info: Click here to connect. Connection has also been sent to members of the Education Ministry.

TextAlertz: If you are signed up to receive church text blasts via textalertz, but have stopped receiving the blasts, please email Sis. Gallington at ggallington@gmail.com so she can troubleshoot the issue.

Please keep us updated: Please keep us apprised of any changes to your address, phone number and email address so that we can maintain an accurate database of member information. Please notify Sis Nagarajah at enagarajah@gmail.com or Sis Gallington at ggallington@gmail.com of any changes to your contact information.

Don't Miss Out! Please scroll through the entire e-bulletin each week to be certain not to miss any important announcements or links. Many items are repeated each week, but there are also new announcements that you'll miss if you don't scroll through the entire bulletin.

See the following sections below for new/updated announcements.
  • Latest on COVID-19 - Vaccine available for Phase 1 and those 65 & older
  • Current and Upcoming Events -
  • Communion Supplies Distribution
  • March Community Outreach
  • Housing Lottery for first-time homebuyers
  • Eversource Job Opportunities
  • Sojourner House Job Opportunities
  • New England Lectureship - Save the Date
  • Youth & Family Ministry
  • College search info for high school students
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Youth Symposium, March 13, 2021
Midweek Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
The Fragrance of Our Ministry
Part 1 - Ministers of a New Covenant
(2 Corinthians 3:1-18)
via freeconferencecall.com
(See remote class schedule below for connection info and link)
Worship Service Schedule

Sunday Morning Worship is via livestream on YouTube Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

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. 
Current & Upcoming Events
Use these links for more information:
Click here for more information
Click here for application
Important Links
Latest on COVID-19
COVID-19: Although COVID numbers are going down in Massachusetts, please continue to exercise vigilance in observing recommended safety protocols, e.g., wash your hands frequently, wear a mask whenever you are around people who are not part of your immediate household, in both public and private settings, do not travel unless absolutely necessary, keep your distance, and self-quarantine for the recommended amount of time if you contract or are exposed to COVID-19. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel with the roll out of multiple vaccines, for now, the pandemic rages on, and it is not time to relax our vigilance in limiting its spread.
Reminder: Please remember that cloth face masks or coverings are required in all public places, including for outdoor activities. Please also remember to launder your cloth facemasks and/or coverings regularly, wash your hands frequently, and practice social distancing.
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
Click here to donate funds via the congregation's e-giving link. To earmark your donation for Community Outreach, please let Bro. Gallington know via email at mrcg13@hotmail.com so that he can properly allocate the funds to Community Outreach.
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
Retention Ministry
The next Retention Ministry meeting will be via Zoom. Date and time TBA.
Support Groups
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
Youth & Family Ministry
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will host their annual National Youth Symposium on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. CST (9 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST) The program is for youth ages 8-18 and will include workshops on STEM, Health/Wellness, Social Justice, Money Matters and The Culture. The event is free, but registration is required. Thank you to Sis. Nagarajah for bringing this event to our attention. Click anywhere in the image above for more information and to register.
Calendar: March 2021
Special Events
3/20 - Cort/Odima Wedding, 3pm (see above for details)
3/27 - Community Outreach, 10am
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