April 15, 2018 ~ Happening this Week

CARE GROUPS MEET Our Franklin and N. Smithfield care groups meet this week. Franklin Care Group   | Wednesday 7:30 pm No. Smithfield Care Group    | Friday 7:00 pm MINISTRY TEAM LEADER MTG Date Change: Our next Ministry Team Leader Meeting will be Sunday, May 6that 12 pm. HUMAN TRAFFICKING NIGHT Please join us Sunday, May 6th at 7 pm for a night to raise awareness about human trafficking. We will also be collecting items for the Bags of Hope ministry that helps the women. CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED Our office will be closed April 16-21st....

April 8, 2018 ~ Happening this Week

THIS WEEK AT CROSSWAY Here’s what is going on in the life of Crossway this week Family Meeting    | Wednesday 7:30 pm Equip   | Saturday 8:30 am CALENDARS We have printed calendars in the lobby that are available for everyone. Take one home today!  FAMILY MEETING There will be an important family meeting Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30pm. This meeting is for the members of our church only. Our pastors will be updating our membership on some important ministry developments.  MINISTRY TEAM LEADER MTG Date Change: Our next Ministry Team Leader Meeting will be Sunday, May 6that 12 pm....

April 1 2018 ~ Happening this Week

Happy Easter ~ our Lord is risen!  Below are the this weeks announcements: CARE GROUPS The Franklin & No. Smithfield Care Groups will be meeting this week. See the lobby for more information and directions. CORPORATE PRAYER Join us Saturday at 8 am as we pray for our congregation & our community!  MEN’S STUDY GROUP We are finishing our study of the first eight chapters of Romans, Ch. 8:18-39. Come join us! Reminder: we start at 9 am.   —HAPPENING THIS WEEK — Franklin Care Group | Wednesday 7:30pm North Smithfield Care Group | Friday 7:30pm Corporate Prayer | Saturday 8:00am Men’s Study Group | Saturday...

Weekly Announcements ~ March 26, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS: MAUNDY THURSDAY Join us for singing and communion in worship at our Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, March 29th at 7:30pm. EASTER RECEPTION On Easter Sunday, April 1st, our Easter reception will start at 9:40am. The service will start at 10:10am.  FAMILY MEETING There will be an important family meeting Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30pm. We would ask every adult member to be in attendance. Our pastors will be updating our membership on some important ministry developments. MINISTRY TEAM LEADER MTG Our next Ministry Team Leader Meeting will be Sunday, April 22nd at 12 pm after church.  ~HAPPENING THIS WEEK ~ Here’s what is going on in the life of Crossway this week: Easter Choir Rehearsal | Monday 7:30pm Maundy Thursday Service | Thursday 7:30pm Easter Reception | Sunday...

What Is Reformation Day?

Content originally posted by Stephen Nichols at www.ligonier.org.  Click here to see the original post. A single event on a single day changed the world. It was October 31, 1517. Brother Martin, a monk and a scholar, had struggled for years with his church, the church in Rome. He had been greatly disturbed by an unprecedented indulgence sale. The story has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. Let’s meet the cast. First, there is the young bishop—too young by church laws—Albert of Mainz. Not only was he bishop over two bishoprics, he desired an additional archbishopric over Mainz. This too was against church laws. So Albert appealed to the Pope in Rome, Leo X. From the De Medici family, Leo X greedily allowed his tastes to exceed his financial resources. Enter the artists and sculptors, Raphael and Michelangelo. When Albert of Mainz appealed for a papal dispensation, Leo X was ready to deal. Albert, with the papal blessing, would sell indulgences for past, present, and future sins. All of this sickened the monk, Martin Luther. Can we buy our way into heaven? Luther had to speak out. But why October 31? November 1 held a special place in the church calendar as All Soul’s Day. On November 1, 1517, a massive exhibit of newly acquired relics would be on display at Wittenberg, Luther’s home city. Pilgrims would come from all over, genuflect before the relics, and take hundreds, if not thousands, of years off time in purgatory. Luther’s soul grew even more vexed. None of this seemed right. Martin Luther, a scholar, took quill in hand, dipped it in his...