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Digital Service Guide

Highlights

Snacks for Success

Month of October
Donating single-serving snacks is a simple and tangible way to support frontline workers and the students in our community. Throughout the month of October, you can donate single-serving, store-bought snack items to help pave the way to success for these kids.
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Crave 2021

Oct. 29-30
CRAVE is a conference taking place in Mauston, WI seeking to ignite a passion for Jesus in the next generation. For students in grades 5-12, their desire for everyone that comes is that they would find the freedom, purpose, and passion that only God can provide-and that they would live a life devoted daily to God.
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Child Dedication Class

Oct. 24
The Child Dedication Class is a prerequisite for participating in a Child Dedication Service. We will talk about the parent's role and responsibility in raising their child to know Jesus, discuss practical ways parents can weave faith into their daily lives, and review the process for dedicating a child at Crosspoint.
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Missions Lunch

Oct. 31
For the past four years, we have partnered with Envision El Salvador. Join us Sunday, October 31, as we hear from Tony Escalante, Director of Envision, El Salvador, about God's work through this amazing ministry. Tony will be interviewed during our service. Following the service we will host a lunch to support this ministry and hear more about Gods work through Envision. We will offer a question and answer time as we share a meal together. Please register so that we know how much food to prepare.
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OASD Mentors

In partnership with OASD, Crosspoint is again mentoring elementary and middle school students who are referred to us by their school social workers. This opportunity is a way for Crosspoint to answer a need in our community. Simply sharing lunch with students or recess at their school enables a trusting mentor relationship to develop. Mentors are able to schedule these visits according to time in their schedules. If you're interested, you can reach out to us with the button below.
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Suicide Prevention Training

Nov. 3
We're excited to partner with the Oconomowoc Police Department to help train volunteers, parents, and anyone else interested in how to recognize and respond to someone who is at risk for suicide. QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1.5 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. The training is $3 to cover the cost of the booklet you will receive.
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United Night

Nov. 3
United Night is how the entire student ministry connects! Once a month, Middle School and High School students gather together at church to celebrate what God is doing in their lives. Students will experience God through worship, be challenged by His word, and have fun in community as they learn how to engage their faith and the world around us. There’s no need to sign up for anything, just come on out and have a great time! See you there!
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Blended Family Mixer

Nov. 13
If you are a parent who has or is introducing a stepparent or a single parent who is navigating a shared custody arrangement, this is a community for you!
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Moms By Design

Alternate Tuesdays
Moms with children of all ages are invited to join us as we grow as women who desire to know and follow Christ. We meet every other week during the school year for engaging speakers, encouragement and friendship. Childcare is available for a nominal fee.
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Giving
Giving online is simple and secure. Whether you’d like to give a single gift, or schedule ongoing giving, you can do it all here.
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Message

Unity In Diversity

Margo Fieseler
The local church is God’s plan A for life change in any community.

Ephesians 4:15

We will grow to become in every respect, the mature body of Him who is the head, that is Christ.

Big Idea

The body of Christ is only as healthy as its individual members are, therefore, each part has to do its part.

1 Corinthians 12:12-14

For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many.

The fact of unity: One body…many members.
Even so, there is great diversity in the body of Jesus Christ, both in appearance and function, yet each member has a common root and a common goal.

1 Corinthians 12:15-20

If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.

Not only is diversity in the body of Jesus Christ acceptable, it is essential.

1 Corinthians 12:21-26

And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

We should care for one another because we are all part of the same body. It means to have a heart towards, and sympathy with, our fellow members, though they be different. Unity in diversity.

1 Corinthians 12: 25-27 MSG

The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance. You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are! You must never forget this.

Big Idea

The body of Christ is only as healthy as its individual members are, therefore, each part has to do its part.

Action Steps

  1. Has there ever been a time when you compared your “part” of the body of Christ to another “part” of the body of Christ? And desired the gift God gave them?
    If so, confess it to God. Ask Him to use you.
  2. Do you have a heart towards, and sympathy with, a fellow member of the body of Christ, though they be different?
    If you struggle with that, God already knows, so tell Him and ask Him to change your heart.
  3. Are you listening and obeying the Head of the body? If so, you will help  keep the body healthy, functioning well as a whole. As the Head of each believer, Christ not only desires to develop your inner life but also to direct and empower your activity.
    If not, take a moment to confess your lack of desire to obey Him in everything and ask Him to take His rightful place in your life.
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