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May 23-24, 2020

開卷有益 - 梁廷益牧師

陣亡將士紀念日的祈禱

在新冠疫情大流行下,美國大流行死亡人數已達10萬人,並在繼續攀升。整個國家,像世界上許多其他國家一樣,已經受到整個危機的損害。經濟崩潰,許多家庭破裂,發展停滯,生活支離破碎。這可能是整個國家停下來思考我們與造物主的關係的時刻。請他幫助我們度過這次歷史難關。

明天就是「陣亡將士紀念日」,記念過去為這自由的國土爭戰而犧牲的軍人們。我想起了葛培理博士在2001年「全國祈禱日」寫下的這段禱文。今天,我們希望你們和我一起感謝這個偉大的國家,祈禱這個國家靈裡的復興,回轉、重新把焦點放施恩的上帝身上。

他為美國所寫的著名祈禱,讓我們也一起以心中的禱告去細閱:

我們的天父,我們的上帝,我們因你對我們國家的恩典,我們贊美你,你賜給我們遠遠超過我們應得的福氣。然而,我們知道,美國並非事事順利。我們非常需要道德和屬靈上的更新,來幫助我們面對我們所面臨的許多問題。讓我們對罪敏感 。求你幫助我們在悔改和信心上歸向你。求你使我們的腳站在你的公義和平安的路上。今天,我們為我們國家的領導人祈禱。求你給他們智慧,讓他們有智慧分辨什麼是正確的,並且有勇氣去實行。你曾說:『以耶和華為神的、那國是有福的。』 但願這次是美國的一個新時代的開始,因為我們謙卑地承認你是我們的救主和主宰。我們以你的聖名祈禱,阿門。

「以耶和華為神的,那國是有福的!他所揀選為自己產業的,那民是有福的!」(詩 33:12,新譯本)

「這稱為我名下的子民,若是謙卑、禱告、尋求我的面,轉離他們的惡行,我必從天上垂聽,赦免他們的罪,醫治他們的地。」 (歷代志下 7:14,新譯本)

 

你的牧者,

梁廷益


教牧報告

秦潤祥傳道(Pastor Anders Chun)已獲聘為匯點教會Zone Pastor,負責Tracy分堂事工。任期由今年6月1日開始。如教會成員對此聘請有任何異議或疑慮,請在5月24日前將簽名的書面聲明送交教會信託委員。

秦潤祥個人簡介:

秦潤祥生於香港,1996年移民到美國。2003年畢業於美國戴維斯加大(UC Davis),主修電腦科學工程系(Computer Science)。畢業後曾回國創業並尋找商機,活躍於深圳和廣州約有四年時間。這也是其人生的轉淚點,萌生了在虛空中尋找大智慧的意念。蒙神保守帶領,及後回到美國認識主耶穌基督,於2014年8月在Milpitas Crosspoint受浸。浸禮後蒙神呼召,成為了神學生。秦潤祥將於2020五月正式畢業於Gateway Seminary。在讀書期間,他也回應在Tracy植堂的召命,於2015正式踏上建堂之路。在母會的大力支持下,Tracy匯點教會在2019年三月正式成立。

秦潤祥和他的太太(Zan)育有兩女:大女兒秦沛晴(Aza) 和 「小女兒」秦沛慈 (Chichi: 毛小孩)。


Jacob 剛剛在金門神學院完成了道學碩士課程的第二年。在匯點教會事奉之前,他在 Vallejo 的 Castlewood 浸信會擔任實習神學生。在進入神學院培訓之前,Jacob 曾在美國空軍擔任公共事務專家超過8年,建立和培養美國空軍與媒體和公眾的關係。他被授予了許多服役的獎項,包括成就獎章、良好行為獎章,和年度軍事服務人員奬。Jacob 、他的妻子和兒子將在今年夏天搬到 Livermore,並將在我們的東部地區(Pleasanton and Tracy)擔任英語和學生事工牧師(部份時間)。


匯點活動

匯點 101- 認識匯點教會 (國語)

想知道矽谷匯點教會成立的始末?想明白匯點所傳講的福音和持守的信仰?想了解匯點的異象、策略和組織?本課必可幫助你有更全面的認識。

這次的匯點101會分為二節,於三段時間網上授課:
Session 1 – Jun 3 Wednesday : 8pm-9:30pm
Session 2 – Jun 10 Wednesday : 8pm-9:30pm

詳情及報名


失業援助計劃中文申請

如果您是自僱人士,並受到冠狀病毒措施的影響,並且失去了工作或工作時間,現在加州EDD大流行病失業援助計劃(Pandemic Unemployment Assistance)可以為您提供經濟援助。

教會現在提供中文服務,幫助有需要人士了解和申請有關援助。

請使用以下連結進行預約

服務預約

有關教會其他就業支援服務,歡迎聯絡教會辦事處。


招募食物派送義工

教會和「安老自助處」合作,現招募大量義工,負責派發食物給居於三藩市中半島,因疫情不能外出的老人家。希能匯點人能施予援手。

詳情及報名


每天靈修讀經計劃

每日更新的經文和靈修短片:
 xpt.church/daily


家庭退修會(取消)

8/21 (五) – 8/23 (日)
Mt Hermon Conference Center

因疫情關係,退修會取消。有關退款和其他安排,請聯絡Pastor Gideon Lee.


網上祈禱會

xpt.church/PrayerMeetings


代禱日程

親愛的匯點人:

「到那時候,凡求告耶和華名的就必得救」(約珥書 2:32).  「然而,」保羅問羅馬人「人未曾信他,怎能求他呢?未曾聽見他,怎能信他呢?沒有傳道的,怎能聽見呢?」(羅10:14) 傳福音的人是必須的! 但為什麼保羅說他們的「腳」是美麗的呢? 如果他們要傳福音, 聲線美麗豈不是更加要緊?  很簡單: 因為傳福音首先要「去 」, 不僅是穿山越嶺, 也是超越文化. 可能他們的聲音不算太美, 譬如說有很多外國口音, 他們的腳步聲卻已經是最美麗的!  我們熱切盼望「回」到教會聚會, 讓我們也祈求「去」到未得之民當中宣講福音.

李業基牧師

星期日

Crosspoint: 為教會準備的重開計劃及安排祈禱,求主幫助我們能安全地重開,聚會時沒有病毒的傳播。(我們仍需要等候政府給予重開的批准)

星期一: 羅馬書 9

Tracy: 請為國語事工節目「匯點好福音」禱告。感謝神讓我們能夠以最小的人力物力來完成,求神使用此節目,讓更多國語家庭能透過節目,在疫情中都能認識主耶穌基督的救恩。

星期二: 羅馬書 10

Peninsula: 在這疫情期間,為我們的教會,特別是我們的半島分堂,能被喚醒和復興; 祈求所有匯點人都能「曉得萬事都互相效力」。

星期三: 羅馬書 11

Pleasanton: 請為長者禱告。在居家令期間,求神保守他們的心靈,賜他們喜樂和幫助他們安然入睡。

星期四: 羅馬書 12

Milpitas: 請為我們在居家抗疫期間的小組禱告。求神使用我們的小組去建立匯點人的信心。

星期五: 羅馬書 13

Pleasanton: We have submitted our preschool CUP application last week for the preliminary review from the City of Pleasanton.  Pray that the application process will be smooth and quick.

星期六

Milpitas: 為所有即將完成學年,繼續在勤奮學習當中的學生禱告。


奉獻報告

2020年預算:$ 5,244,578
每月預算所需:$ 437,048.17
本月累積奉獻:$165,274.80

何為奉獻?
奉獻乃基督徒回饋神豐盛恩典和無比大愛的表示,為經常在匯點聚會的信徒而設立,新朋友無需勉強參與。

網上奉獻
捐獻者可以用 Credit/Debit Card 或ACH (eCheck) 作日常、宣教或其它特別奉獻。

網上奉獻

Word of Leung - Rev. Ting Leung

A Memorial Day Prayer

Under the pandemic, the death toll in our nation has reached 100,000, and is still climbing.  The whole nation, like many other nations in the world, has been impaired by the whole crisis.  Economy is ruined, many families broken, development halted, life shattered.  It may be a time that the whole nation pauses and thinks about our relationship with our Creator.  Ask Him for help to lead us through this difficult time. 

As we celebrated Memorial Day tomorrow, we are reminded of those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and our prosperity.  This day also reminds me of this short but powerful prayer, written by the late Dr. Billy Graham,  on the “National Day of Prayer” in 2001. Today, I hope you will join me in giving thanks for this great nation and praying for spiritual renewal while you are reading it. 

Billy Graham’s famous Prayer for the Nation:

Our Father and Our God, we praise You for Your goodness to our nation, giving us blessings far beyond what we deserve. Yet we know all is not right with America. We deeply need a moral and spiritual renewal to help us meet the many problems we face. Convict us of sin. Help us to turn to You in repentance and faith. Set our feet on the path of Your righteousness and peace. We pray today for our nation’s leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage to do it. You have said, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” May this be a new era for America, as we humble ourselves and acknowledge You alone as our Savior and Lord. This we pray in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,  the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!”(Psalms 33:12, ESV)

if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”(2 Chronicles 7:14)

 

Your Pastor,

Ting Y Leung


Special Announcements

Pastor Anders Chun has accepted our offer to be the Zone Pastor at the Tracy Campus, and will start on June 1st, 2020. If there is any legitimate objections or major concerns about this offer, please send your written statement with signature to the church trustees by May 24th, 2020.

Anders Chun was born in HK and immigrated to the US since 1996. He graduated from U.C. Davis in 2003 with a bachelor degree in Computer Science. After graduation he spent a few years in China seeking for entrepreneurial opportunities. This was a major transition point of his life when he realized “Everything is meaningless” and he longed to seek for a wisdom to guide him to live a meaningful life. He finally came back to the US, found Jesus to be his savior, committed to give Him his life and baptized in Crosspoint Church August 2014. Soon after baptism he also answered to God’s calling to study at seminary when he turned 34. He is now studying at Gateway seminary and is expected to graduate in 2019. At the same time he was also prompted to start a church planting project in Tracy in winter 2015. Under the supervision of Crosspoint Church, the Tracy campus is finally planted in March 2019.
Anders and his wife Zan have a daughter named Aza.


Jacob just finished the second year of his Mdiv program at Gateway Seminary. Before going Crosspoint Church, he served at Castlewood Baptist Church in Vallejo as a Studnet Intern.  Jacob had been a Public Affairs Specialists for the US Air Force for over 8 years before his seminary training, building and cultivating relationships with media and the public.  He has been awarded numerous medals from the US Air Force, including Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Military Service Person of the Year.  Jacob, his wife and son are moving to Livermore this summer, and will serve as the English and Student pastor(part time) in our Eastern Region(Pleasanton and Tracy).

Crosspoint Happenings

Emergency Home-Delivered Meal Program

Crosspoint is working with Self-Help for Elderly to recruit volunteers to delivery food to seniors who are impacted by the lockdown in Peninsula and SF areas.  For more details and sign up please visit the follow link

More info & Sign-up


Daily Devotion and Bible Reading

Daily scripture and devotion video can be found at:
 xpt.church/daily


Family Retreat (Canceled)

8/21 (Fri) – 8/23 (Sun)
Mt Hermon Conference Center

For refunds and other arrangements please contact Pastor Gideon Lee.


Online Prayer Meeting


Prayer Meetings


PRAYING FOR ONE ANOTHER

Dear Crosspointers,

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Joel 2:32).  “But,” Paul wrote to the Romans (10:14), “how can they call on the one they not believed in? And how can they believe in the one whom they have not heard?”  Evangelists are necessary!  But why did Paul say that their feet are beautiful? If their mission is to preach, shouldn’t Paul say that their voices are beautiful instead?  It is because evangelists must go, not just geographically, but culturally.  Even when their voices are not as beautiful because they speak with a foreign accent, their beautiful feet more than make up for that.  As we plan to COME back to church, let’s also pray for new places to GO!

Blessings,

Pastor Gideon Lee

Sunday

Crosspoint: Pray for reopening plan and related arrangement. Pray that the church can reopen safely and without any COVID-19 virus infection. (We still have to wait for the government to announce the reopening permission)

Monday: Romans 9

Tracy: Pray for our new show “The voice of Xpt”. Praise the Lord that we may finish the project with the least amount of manpower. May God use this program to glorify Himself, so that more non-believing mandarin families may know Jesus Christ through us, even in this pandemic.

Tuesday: Romans 10

Peninsula: Pray for a sincere awakening and revival of our Church, particularly our Campus, during this pandemic;  pray that all Crosspointers will walk ‘according to His purpose.’

Wednesday: Romans 11

Pleasanton: Please pray for the elder. During the SIP, may God protect their mind and soul, grant them joy and give them a peaceful sleep.

Thursday: Romans 12

Milpitas: Please pray for our life group during the SIP. Pray that God will use our life group to grow Crosspointers’ faith.

Friday: Romans 13

Pleasanton: 我們已經在上週提交了preschool 的CUP申請,以供Pleasanton市進行初步審核。祈求申請過程會順利和迅速。

Saturday

Milpitas: Please pray for all the students as they’re wrapping up the school year to be diligent in their studies.


Offering Report

2020 Budget: $ 5,244,578.00
Goal of this month : $ 437,048.17
Offering of this month : $ 165,274.80

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