Announcements


August online services

posted Aug 2, 2020, 7:13 PM by CBC Admin   [ updated ]

Watch this announcement space for links to the video sermons as they become available.

Sermons are now recorded live and posted before 5pm on the current Sunday.


Services
During this new phase of return to worship under some restrictions for safety, CBC will continue to provide online worship for those who count themselves in vulnerable or potentially contagious condition or who for other reasons are not able to attend worship in the sanctuary.

As each family gathers in your homes for a time of worship, heads of household, please make it a priority as a symbol of our unity as a body of believers to lead your family through the order of service in the bulletin, including the video links with music and sermon.


Sunday morning—August 2 - Communion Service

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-08-02.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4l7EszwacC1KKnWgYVZL2dn

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/iPE589u4C1Q  (Christian Winter, guest speaker)

Sunday morning—August 9

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-08-09.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4k78TaZWvPH2v9Z3RYujgB5

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/_zZu2Q8ecDM (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

Sunday morning—August 16

Special Outdoor Service at Michindoh Campground

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-08-16.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons:

    Video sermon:   (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)






July Online Services

posted Jun 30, 2020, 5:33 PM by CBC Admin   [ updated Aug 2, 2020, 7:04 PM ]

(Watch this announcement space for links to the video sermons as they become available)


Services
During this new phase of return to worship under some restrictions for safety, CBC will continue to provide online worship for those who count themselves in vulnerable or potentially contagious condition or who for other reasons are not able to attend worship in the sanctuary.

As each family gathers in your homes for a time of worship, heads of household, please make it a priority as a symbol of our unity as a body of believers to lead your family through the order of service in the bulletin, including the video links with music and sermon.


Sunday morning—July 5 - Communion Service

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-07-05.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4lzT1biOLeV91HT1JNqCxdR

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/fSr3FX9jM2c  (Leonard White, Elder)

Beginning on July 12, sermons will be recorded live and posted before 5pm on the current Sunday.

Sunday morning—July 12

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-07-12.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4mVF768A3ncUQUOcNNWozDp

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/-VBraJh_yxU  (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

Sunday morning—July 19

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-07-19.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4mEn3bjz4e_HHm_Zh2aUJEF

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/oJ64mJ_wNHI  (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

Sunday morning—July 26

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-07-26.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4mqnFDBBpAuo7TJEa3afITi

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/YQp-Sk5TVP8 (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

Return to worship in the sanctuary: June 21

posted Jun 13, 2020, 8:27 PM by CBC Admin   [ updated Jun 18, 2020, 8:13 AM ]

June 11, 2020

Dear College Baptist Church Family & Friends,

Thank you for your continued prayers for the Elders, who met again on June 9 to discuss the possibility of resuming indoor worship services. Thank you also for your feedback in the congregational survey. Not only were your responses helpful in considering when and how we might gather, they were also helpful for us as we seek to shepherd this particular flock during these unique times. And thank you for your patience up to this point and into the future.

After much prayerful deliberation, we are pleased to announce that we plan to resume indoor worship services at College Baptist Church on Sunday, June 21 at 10:00 AM. The service will last approximately one hour—including all the typical elements of our worship services, but with a limited amount of congregation singing and a shorter sermon. The nursery will not be staffed, but will be available for parents with infants and toddlers. Children’s Church will not meet for the foreseeable future. We anticipate celebrating Communion on July 5.

We respect those of you who are not yet comfortable gathering indoors for worship services. In order that you may worship at home, we will continue to provide a bulletin with music and sermon video links. The sermon will be broadcast live via YouTube on Sunday mornings at approximately 10:20 AM and archived on YouTube later that afternoon.

Should you plan to gather with us, please read and follow the guidelines below to promote the health and safety of our entire congregation—especially the most vulnerable.

1. Please stay at home if you are sick. While we will miss your presence, we do not want you to further compromise your own health or endanger the health of those in attendance.
2. Please consider using the front doors on Manning Street to enter and exit the building. These doors will be propped open and/or staffed by ushers to minimize physical contact. Handicapped individuals are welcome to use the ramp on the north side of the building.
3. Please practice physical-distancing—allowing 6 feet between your household and others. Please do NOT offer handshakes and hugs. Instead offer a smile and a wave.
4. Please make your way directly to your seat. Every other pew will be roped off on the main level to promote physical distancing. Balcony seating and Upper Vestry seating will be available as well. After the benediction, please exit the building to fellowship outdoors according to the physical distancing guidelines above.
5. Please place your offering in one of the offering plates in the rear of the sanctuary OR make your gift online at www.collegebaptist.org by clicking the green “Give” button. While we will have an instrumental or special music offertory, we will not pass a plate.
6. Please feel free to wear a face mask. Face masks are recommended, but not required.
7. Please minimize the use of our restrooms by planning in advance.
8. Hand sanitizer will be available in the Narthex and the sanctuary will be thoroughly cleaned between services.

With these guidelines in place, we recognize that things will not yet be normal. However, we believe this is a meaningful step toward normalcy. So, we thank you in advance for your cooperation. Now, more than ever, is a time to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit. Please take some time to prayerfully reflect on these words as you prepare to gather for worship on June 21.

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:22-25

For God’s Glory and Your Good,
Pastor Ben for the Elders

Some added words of instruction and explanation:

 

  • For those who are not able to gather with us at this time, please watch for an email and website announcement on Saturday with the bulletin and sermon link. We have decided against live-streaming, so you will be able to watch the pre-recorded sermon at the time most convenient for you.
  • Many of you might wonder what the sanctuary will look like, so click here < http://www.westblade.info/CBC/images/2020-06-CBC-Sanctuary-Pictures.pdf > to see a couple of pictures. For most of you, this will be the first time you get to see our newly re-upholstered pews! Notice that every other row is roped off. Notice also that in addition to Balcony seating, the Upper Vestry is available for those who desire more distancing.
  • Parents are encouraged to bring writing/drawing materials to occupy your youngest children, since we will not be making the children’s bags and clipboards available.
  • We will not be serving coffee for the foreseeable future.
  • The Elders will act as greeters and ushers. Bulletins will be placed in the pews to minimize contact. Our regularly scheduled ushers/greeters will be contacted when we decide to resume your regular duties.

 

Please don’t hesitate to email or call with questions or concerns.


June Online Service Information

posted Jun 6, 2020, 11:38 PM by CBC Admin   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 5:22 PM ]

(Watch this announcement space for links to the video sermons as they become available)


Services
As state-mandated restrictions continue into June with updates anticipated almost daily, College Baptist continues our morning services in online format through Sunday, June 14, worshiping together in physical isolation but in spiritual union. A return to gathered worship is scheduled to begin June 21, with continuing provision of online worship for those who count themselves in vulnerable or potentially contagious condition. Worship in the sanctuary will still for some indefinite time involve measures to ensure the health and safety of our congregation and community.

As each family gathers in your homes for a time of worship, heads of household, please make it a priority as a symbol of our unity as a body of believers to lead your family through the order of service in the bulletin, including the video links with music and sermon.


Sunday morning—June 7

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-06-07.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4nRXunmdpMeaQ9alyPyZgp-

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/wxmmxW77VnA  (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)


Sunday morning—June 14

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-06-14.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4mJ_TrU5cmxaYQdyKj5AtHH

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/ooep9pNjP48  (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

Sunday morning—June 21

Return to gathered (safely distanced) worship in the sanctuary at 10:00am!

For those who still prefer to worship at home, please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-06-21.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4kKFD_1AkCG-Ve4E9mqvZCI

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/NcIfn9NbTPI  (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)


Sunday morning—June 28

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-06-28.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4l8KutTB7houmUgsPOhHjE-

    Video sermon:  https://youtu.be/Xyju23qr6pI (Rev. Don Westblade)

May Online Service Information

posted May 2, 2020, 8:50 PM by CBC Admin   [ updated May 30, 2020, 8:59 PM ]

(Watch this announcement space for links to the video sermons as they become available)


Services
As state-mandated restrictions continue into May with updates anticipated by the 28th, College Baptist will likely continue our morning services in online format at least through Sunday, May 31, still worshiping together in physical isolation but in spiritual union. Our path back to gathered worship after that will depend upon developments in state orders and, even as official restrictions relax, may for some indefinite time involve voluntary measures to ensure the health and safety of our congregation and community.

As each family gathers in your homes for a time of worship, heads of household, please make it a priority as a symbol of our unity as a body of believers to lead your family through the order of service in the bulletin, including the video links with music and sermon.


Sunday morning—May 3

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-05-03.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4kwVi9vT-WhK_3DOL-azSou

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/XFTGfX7OaSo  (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

Sunday morning–May 10

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-05-10.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4nSn7GXvpX59MWm5CW67DMj

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/7X3EOIHeab4

Sunday morning–May 17

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-05-17.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4kN6CKY9UuFCSmEGIuDuVzV

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/SZtYdF3zsDI

Sunday morning–May 24

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-05-24.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4ljZYvt9MyLPPFooNmeOAS8

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/9flzkgwaXn8

Sunday morning–May 31

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-05-31.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4liw9HTHO4F7ehPI2S_TASi

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/wAfGscRef9k

April online service information

posted Apr 18, 2020, 6:33 PM by CBC Admin   [ updated Apr 25, 2020, 6:27 PM ]

(Watch this announcement space for links to the video sermons as they become available)


Services
With eager hope for the joy of worshiping in gathered community when state-mandated restrictions are lifted, during the remainder of April following Easter we are continuing through Luke 24, worshiping together in physical isolation but in spiritual union.

As each family gathers in your homes for a time of worship, heads of household, please make it a priority as a symbol of our unity as a body of believers to lead your family through the order of service in the bulletin, including the video links with music and sermon.


Sunday morning—April 19

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-04-19.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4lLQkvpVpXVrn62pX5fnkSs

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/z1QhTVXPdSs  (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

Sunday morning–April 26

Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Bulletin/Order of Service: http://www.westblade.info/CBC/Bulletin/2020-04-26.pdf

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4nZwRY1i-GaDP-P9r4pMlkA

    Video sermon:https://youtu.be/e-lHt344hfY

May the word of Christ dwell in us richly!

Pastor Ben


Holy Week Worship Schedule and Links

posted Apr 9, 2020, 9:15 AM by CBC Admin   [ updated Apr 11, 2020, 6:15 PM ]

(Watch this announcement space for links to the video sermons as they become available)


Maundy Thursday—April 9

An email with selected songs, video Scripture readings from the Elders, and a short video sermon will be sent by 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 9.  Please schedule 45 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.  (Please note that we will not be attempting to administer Communion online.)

    Video scripture readings (Lk 22:1-23): https://youtu.be/TdkohnkcUW4  (Elders, Leonard White & Jared Maxwell)

    Video sermon: https://youtu.be/F5lURoWXn1k   (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

 

Good Friday—April 10

An email with selected songs, video Scripture readings from the Elders, and a short video sermon will be sent by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 10.  Please schedule 45 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Video scripture readings (Lk 22:24 – 23:49): < https://youtu.be/seyGBqrDbec > (Elders, Scott Allen & Don Westblade)
    Video sermon:< https://youtu.be/auGZln9e414 >  (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

 

Easter Sunrise Hymn Sing via Zoom—April 12 at 6:45 AM

In lieu of our Sunrise Service, we will “gather” via Zoom to sing some classic Resurrection hymns, led by Alexander Green on guitar.  Please click here to join the Zoom meeting at 6:45 AM Eastern Time.  You may need the following information as well: Meeting ID: 491 404 5012; Password: 644477.  An email with the link to the call and lyrics to selected songs will be sent by 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 11.  For your convenience, lyrics will also be projected to your screen during the Zoom call.

 

Easter—April 12

An email with selected songs, video Scripture readings from the congregation, and a video sermon will be sent by 10:00 PM on Saturday, April 11.  Please schedule 60 minutes to gather for worship with those in your household.

    Recording of the Easter Song (Ellen Juroe and Kristi Gautsche): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VLrfCnFMZqFQbETClSZmuoPU87qq7vfp/view?ts=5e911ffe

    Full playlist of songs and sermons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFIpKQr_wi4kgj8XIb-7ffzAY2NXoxZiT

    Video Sermon: https://youtu.be/xrPL-ZrZge4  (Pastor Ben Cuthbert)

 

May the word of Christ dwell in us richly!

Pastor Ben

Readings and Reflections for Holy Week

posted Apr 6, 2020, 5:42 AM by CBC Admin

Holy Week 2020 Readings & Reflections
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.   -Colossians 3:16

Monday, April 6—The Tears of Jesus
• Reading: Luke 19:41-48
• Reflection: Jesus wept over Jerusalem because the Jews didn’t recognize his “visitation” as the arrival of the Messiah—God’s only chosen King. Are there unbelievers in your life for whom you should be weeping—especially in light of the deadly circumstances of our day? Spend some time praying for them to surrender to Jesus as King.

Tuesday, April 7—The Authority of Jesus
• Reading: Luke 20:1-21:4
• Reflection: The enemies of Jesus—including the religious rulers of his day—constantly questioned his authority. But Jesus never fell for their tricks. He is the authoritative King about whom David wrote in Psalm 110 (quoted in Luke 20:42-43). Are there any areas of your life that you struggle to yield to Jesus’ authority? Take a moment to confess those things and bow in humble submission to the Lord Jesus.

Wednesday, April 8—The Return of Jesus
• Reading: Luke 21:5-21:38
• Reflection: Jesus taught about his end-times return as the Son of Man, who will come with power and glory in the midst of crisis. The coronavirus crisis reminds us that we live (generally speaking) in the end times and that Jesus’ return is imminent. In what ways ought you be less “weighed down” with cares of this life and more prepared for Jesus’ return?

Thursday, April 9—Maundy Thursday—The Table of Jesus
• Reading: Luke 22:1-23
• Reflection: Jesus set the Passover table for his disciples before he suffered as the ultimate Passover lamb—whose body would be broken and whose blood would be shed as the once-and-for-all new covenant sacrifice. Take some time to remember the incredible cost of your salvation—purchased by Jesus and extended to you as a gift of free grace.

Friday, April 10—Good Friday—The Death of Jesus
• Reading: Luke 22:24-23:49
• Reflection: Jesus’ prayer on the Mount of Olives is the ultimate prayer of honest faith. “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” Jesus honestly asked that he might be spared the cup of suffering on the cross of Calvary, but he showed ultimate trust in his loving Father’s will. Are you in the habit of praying this way? Take some time to pray with honest faith about your desires in submission to God’s will about the circumstances of your life and our world today.

Saturday, April 11—The Grave of Jesus
• Reading: Luke 23:50-56
• Reflection: The grave of Jesus reminds us of the reality of Jesus’ death. The women would not have returned with expensive spices and ointments to embalm his body, if Jesus were not really dead. Consider the sorrow of the women who saw the body of Jesus laid in the tomb—especially in light of all their dashed hopes of Jesus as the Messianic King. Let this be a reminder that without the resurrection, there is no hope.

Sunday, April 12—Easter Sunday—The Resurrection of Jesus
• Reading: Luke 24:1-12
• Reflection: The resurrection of Jesus came to pass just as he had previously told his disciples in Galilee. This means that not only is the resurrection miraculous, it also stands as evidence of Jesus’ trustworthiness. Are there promises in the Bible—maybe especially the words of Jesus—that you have doubted? How does the resurrection as a fulfillment of Jesus’ predictions encourage you to believe in the promises of God recorded in the Bible?

For the sake of King Jesus,

Pastor Ben

Palm Sunday, 2020

posted Apr 4, 2020, 7:41 PM by CBC Admin

Services
With eager hope for the joy of worshiping in gathered community in next year's Easter season, this April we will, as in March, be worshiping in physical isolation but spiritual union throughout the significant days of the coming week. In the course of this week we remember our Lord's entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, his Last Supper with his disciples on Maundy Thursday, his death on Good Friday, and his glorious resurrection on Easter morning.

For each of these services, the church will provide via email an order of service bulletin with scripture readings and hymns and a link to a  pre-recorded sermon, so that you may gather in your homes for a time of worship. Heads of household, please make this a priority as a symbol of our unity as a body of believers. Watch the announcements on this webpage for details of coming services.

For Palm Sunday, here is the information that will enable you to unite in worship in spite of our separate locations:
    April 5, Palm Sunday sermon link:   https://youtu.be/97Upi-TDYWY

College Baptist Church has a tradition of a children’s palm processional to the classic hymn, “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” on Palm Sunday to celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  We will miss enjoying this together; but we want to encourage families to re-create the processional at home 

 

Here are some tips for you to get prepared:

March Coronavirus Update

posted Mar 21, 2020, 4:05 PM by CBC Admin   [ updated Mar 28, 2020, 6:17 PM ]

Services
We will NOT gather at the church building for the next two Sundays—March 22 & 29. Instead, we will provide an order of service bulletin and a pre-recorded sermon via email so that you may gather in your homes for a time of worship. Heads of household, please make this a priority as a symbol of our unity as a body of believers.
    March 22 sermon link:   https://youtu.be/hRGL1lg_eUE
    March 29 sermon link:  https://youtu.be/ymkLvW75klU


Given the significance of Palm Sunday & Easter— April 5 & April 12 respectively—we have not yet made an official decision regarding our plans for those dates and our special services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

Smaller Gatherings
All regularly scheduled activities outside of our Sunday morning worship service have been cancelled until further notice. This includes the following: Sunday School, Youth Group, Monday Evening Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies, Tidings of Comfort, Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study, Growth Groups, OWLS, Senior Luncheon, Daughters of the King Luncheon, & Jail Ministry.

Pastoral Care
As usual, Pastor Ben is available by cell phone and email, please don’t hesitate to contact him with pastoral care needs. Please feel free to contact Jared Maxwell about youth ministry, as we remain committed to supporting our teens during these challenging days.

Office Hours
The church office will be closed until further notice. However, essential duties are being carried out by administrative staff. Feel free to contact Amy Weber at office@collegebaptist.org or Joanna Young at finance@collegebaptist.org with any secretarial or bookkeeping questions.

Giving
You may continue to present your tithes and offerings to the Lord by mailing donations to the church OR by making a gift online by clicking on the green button in the left sidebar. The church mailing address is in the heading of this web page.

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