May 13, 2020

How are you doing during this time of quarantine? Have your days run together and become routine? I know we are anxious to be back to "normal," and I assure you that the church staff and leadership is working to find a way for us to gather safely as a church family.

In the meantime, we encourage you to interact with us through  our Facebook page, and to connect with others through the weekly Bible study opportunities. Although we cannot gather at our church building, we still need to come together as a church for study, fellowship, and connection. For more information on ways to engage online, please visit our website.
Graduate Recognition

We are Searching for ALL our GRADUATES! If you have a college or high school graduate this year, please email Michelle  with the information as soon as possible. We need name, school, parents, grandparents, degree information, and a photo. We realize that graduation will not happen on its original date this year, but we want to know and acknowledge the graduates this month. The deadline for submissions is NEXT MONDAY, May 18.
A Note from Ben
“One of the advantages of pure congregational singing is that you can join in the singing whether you have a voice or not. The disadvantage is that your neighbor can do the same.” – Charles Dudley Warner

Congregational singing is a wonderful activity that allows the church to unify in lifting music to God in worship, expressing our adoration, praise, thanksgiving, need, and love to God. Congregational singing also poses a challenge to each person singing. “Do I really mean the words that I am saying?”, “Do I really believe the message within this song?”, or much like Scripture being pulled out of context, “Do I know the background of the song when it was written?” These challenges should not keep us from singing just as much as challenges with repeating memorized prayers should not keep you from praying. Instead, they should cause you to think through these questions while you sing and help you to examine your walk with Christ and how each song develops your devotion to God. The next time you sing along, think on these questions. Do your best to not let your mind fall into a repetitive behavior but examine the meaning and praise God with an awakened spirit.  
Lifeway Magazines and Devotionals
The May editions of these publications are available for pick up at the church. The boxes have been placed outside the front doors, beneath the carport. Feel free to swing by at any time to get whatever copies you want/need. You may also pick up some copies to share with friends or to deliver to others who may be interested. If you are unable to pick up a copy but would like one, please contact the church office and we will make arrangements to get one to you.
This Sunday @ Baring Cross
Join us on Facebook Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for the livestream of this week's worship service. We will then post the service on our website at 11 a.m. Derek will be preaching from Romans this week. We hope to see you online!

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