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Week of October 4, 2020
Thank God for Jesus!
As we learned from last week’s bulletin, the consequences of sin are dreadful and deadly to the human soul. And if we continue to live with unconfessed sins, we put ourselves in a dangerous state of being separated from God. Nobody in their right mind should want that for themselves. 

The scriptures warn us that “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1: 8)
Even though the Christian does not go around “intentionally” sinning, he/she will sin. As long as we are in our fleshly bodies (be it through our thoughts, our words or our actions) we are bound to commit sin. It is inevitable, because of the sinful nature that exists within our fleshy mortal bodies.

The difference between the saved (the born again Christian) and the unsaved is that the saved are conscientiously trying not to habitually, deliberately and easily commit sin. And when they do sin, they have an “Advocate” and His name is Jesus. 

Thank God for Jesus! “And if anyone sins, we have an an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteousness; and He is the propitiation first our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.” (1 John 2: 1 -2) 

Thank God for Jesus! For it is through Jesus and Jesus only that our sins can be forgiven and forgotten! For it is through Jesus that we are saved. For it is through Jesus that we can receive eternal life if we remain faithful until the end. And it is through Jesus that we get to know and experience what true love is! 

Thank God for Jesus and for the forgiveness of our sins!

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
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Service and Class Schedule
Reopen 2
Our church building is open for worship Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

Those who plan to attend the service in person must complete and submit an online attendance form by Friday of each week. The medical questions on the form are optional, but if you can answer yes to any of them, we ask that you refrain from attending worship in person out of consideration for the health and well-being of others. A link to the form is included below, and is texted each week to all members who have signed up to receive text alerts. If you are unable to complete the form online, please text or call Sis. Wendy Craigwell at 617-980-7830. 

We will continue to live-stream the worship service at 11 a.m. each Sunday for those unable to attend in person (link below).
 
For those attending in person, remember that face masks are required (no vented masks allowed), and social distancing protocols will be followed. If you plan to attend in person, please also remember to bring your communion cups, which were distributed earlier this month.

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 one of the links below to join us for the worship livestream on Facebook on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.
 
Connect via the link on the church website:
 
Or go directly to Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to view the live stream on Facebook)
 


We will continue to conduct Tuesday Prayer Night and Mid-Week Bible Class via conference call until further notice (details below).
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.
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
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Mature in Heart Ministry
Men's Retreat
CANCELLED: This year's Men's Retreat, scheduled for November 12-14, has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns with the spread of COVID-19
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)
Youth & Family Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Calendar: September 2020
Special Events
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) 9:30am
  • Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am at the church building. 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)
  • 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)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd & 4th 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