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GCBC News - September 20


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Call to Worship: Matthew 28:18-20
A Mighty Fortress

O Great God

Sermon: "Christ's Superiority & Sovereignty" (Colossians 2:8-15)
Preacher: Phil Layton

Response in Songs and Baptisms (see more below on baptism): 
Wonderful, Merciful, Savior

Galatians 5:24-26




  • Baptisms! We praise God for the baptisms that will take place this Sunday - Sept. 20th! We get to proclaim what He has done, and will soon welcome these dear ones to our church as members as well. 
  • Note: Sunday services will be inside but the baptisms at the end of the service will be outside on lower campus so all can gather together in one place to witness and encourage in person. This will be the general area where we did the last baptism, with rooom to spread out for those who are uncomfortable with crowds or being indoors. The baptisms will take place between 10:00 and 10:30 AM and we plan to post the baptism video that day for those who can't make it. We would encourage any who would want to bring their own lunch to stay afterwards and enjoy fellowship on the lower campus  
  • Adventure Club: Adventure Club will begin on September 24th starting at 6:15 PM. Please bring your student to the downstairs portion of the north building. We will end the evening at 8:00 PM. During that time, you will also receive a revised schedule for the rest of the nights Adventure Club runs
  • Conferences: Click the link tosign up for the "Sacramento Gospel Conference" with Immanuel Baptist Church and Conrad Mbewe (limited seating!), and here for details about "The Man of God Conference" with H.B Charles - a great time of fellwoship for our men!
  • Blogs: head on over to our Pastor's Blog to see more on "Black Lives Matter", and a link to our Sunday evening "Question & Answer" audio from two weeks ago.  


  • Missions Giving for September: "Compassion for Congo"

Equipping Classes:

Sunday Sign-Up:

  • We've updated our safety guidance for moving inside, so please be sure to read that prior to Sunday so you know what to expect (see video below for visual!). 
  • Even with poor air quality, we recognize that some of you feel more comfortable worshipping outside; to that end we are providing seating in the shade for anyone who would prefer to be outdoors with livestream video.
  • Take a moment to Sign-up for this Sunday's service -- this helps plan for seating, and keep conncted with folks who we maybe haven't seen in a while.

Giving Update

  • We will be providing brief church financial update here, to give a sense for how we are doing in our giving to support the needs of gospel work taking place in and through our Body. Through the sacrificial giving of the saints of GCBC, the Lord has been faithful in these unprecedented months to provide for our needs and for the needs of others. Keep praying for our missionaries, and for glad and generous hearts!
      General Fund       August Need       August Giving
      $99,558       $46,703       $55,065