Special Notice

To our local community and church visitors who are in a higher risk category:
During this time of social distancing, you may find that you have a need for help with things like picking up a prescription or a few grocery items. Email your need to the church, and it will be sent out to the deacons (church members have deacons and should communicate with them directly) and the church body, and we will work with you to help. Use prayer@cresthill.org.

April Prayer Calendar

1 – Pray for Governor Larry Hogan and his staff as he leads our great state through the Covid-19 Crisis. Action item: Send Gov. Hogan a note of encouragement.
 
2 – World Autism Awareness Day: Pray for families with members having autism, agencies and churches like ours working with these families, The Banquet Network, and BCMD Special Needs Initiative. Action Item: Go on-line and read a blog/post/book on autism to be better equipped to minister.
 
3 – Fasting Friday (6am-6pm) Please fast and pray for an end to Covid-19, healing for all suffering from having contracted the disease and strength and health for all medical caregivers. Pray for US Congress members from Maryland: Anthony Brown, Elijah Cummings, John Delaney, Andy Harris, Steny Hoyer, Jamie Raskin, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Trone. Action Item: Go to their website and send them an email thanking them for their public service and let them know you are praying for them.
 
4 – Pray for local fire/EMT professionals and health care professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) Action Item: Express your appreciation to a fire/EMT professional or medical professional today!
 
5 – Palm Sunday – Pray that we will prepare our hearts for Easter, inviting others to Christ to Cresthill. Action Item: Invite someone to join you in worship through our live stream.
 
6 – Pray for military personnel, their families, active and veterans. Action Item: Show tangible love for our military today.
 
7 – Pray for the ministry of the Bowie Crofton Pregnancy Center. Action Item: Make a donation today!
 
8 – Passover – Let us pray for our Jewish neighbors and friends as they observe Passover. Action Item: Go online, find your nearest synagogue, and send them a note of love and encouragement.
 
9 – Maundy Thursday – Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we will not be meeting together this evening. Please go to www.Cresthill.org to download a copy of our 2019 service and observe Tenebrae.
 
10 – Fasting Friday (6 m-6pm) – Good Friday: Please fast and pray for an end to Covid-19, healing for all suffering from having contracted the disease and strength and health for all medical caregivers. Let us give thanks for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus! Action Item: Communicate Jesus today through an act of random kindness.

11 – Pray for College Campus Ministries like InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Nakhia Grays) and Lighthouse Campus Ministry Directors, and Bowie State University. Action Item: Go online and send them a note of           encouragement.

12 – Easter Sunday – Come, let us celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus!  Action Item:  Contact someone you know, and invite them to worship with you on our livestream  service today at 10:30 am.  Find the service at our Facebook page or on our Webpage. 

13 – Pray for SBC NAMB Missionaries who serve in North America. Action Item: Go to the NAMB Website and send them a note of encouragement.

14 – Pray for the Bowie Food Pantry.  Action Item: Make a donation today!

15 – Pray for SBC IMBM Missionaries who serve around the world (like our own Greg and Aimee Freeze, Guinea, West Africa.) Acton Item: Write a check to Cresthill and designate it to “Freese Fund” today!

16 – Pray for Dr. Kevin Smith, Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.  Action Item: Send Kevin a note of                       encouragement, KSmith@bcmd.org.

17 Fasting Friday (6am-6pm) Please fast and pray for an end to Covid-19, healing for all suffering from having contracted the disease and strength and health for all medical caregivers.   Pray for our Mission Partners OMM (Nicaragua, Central America), Steve and Sylvia Wetherbee, Directors; and Building Hope Ministries (India, Nepal) Mike Callahan, Director.  Action Item: Make a donation to OMM and/or BHM today!

18 Pray for J.D. Greear, President of the Southern Baptist Convention.   Action Item:  Go to jdgreear.com and send J.D. a tweet of                             encouragement.

19 – Pray for Christian Artists impacting the Kingdom of Christ, like Jamie Grace and Brian Reith, who have been at Cresthill.  Action Item:  Watch an on-line concert from a Christian Artist and support them by purchasing a download of their music or merchandise.

20 – Pray for the ministry of Centre Pointe Counseling, and for a new     counselor at our location.  Action Item: Go online and make a donation today!

21 – Pray for Dr. Harold Phillips, President of BC/MD. Action Item: Send Harold a note of encouragement. Email: hphilips@pvbchurch.com or Twitter: @pastorphillips.

22 – Earth Day – Let us pray for the stewardship of God’s wonderful         creation.  Action Item:  Make a commitment today to reduce your carbon footprint on this planet!

23 – Pray for The Banquet Network of churches, partnering together to reach the special needs community.  (Cresthill is a partnering member!) Action Item: Go to thebanquetnetwork.com, listen to a podcast, and      become better equipped  and empowered to be Jesus to our special needs communities! 

24Fasting Friday (6am-6pm):Please fast and pray for an end to Covid-19, healing for all suffering from having contracted the disease and strength and health for all medical caregivers.   Pray for Cresthill members who have answered the call to Christian Ministry (Please see our Ministry Tree!) example: Tom Stolle, Bruce Conley, John Walker, Frank Shelton, etc.       Action Item: Go online and send someone on our tree an encouraging note today!

25 Pray for local schools in our communities, teachers, students, administrators, coaches, etc. Action Item: Go to the website of a school in our community, select an educator, send them a note of encouragement.

26 – Pray for an opportunity to be “Jesus with skin on” toay. Action Item: Practice a random act of kindness.
 
27 – Pray for the Convention staff of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware:  Dr. Kevin Smith, Tom Stolle, Rosalie Chesley, Iris White, Denise DuBois, Reggie Davis, Margot Painter, Adron Dozat, Michael Crawford, Rolando Castro, James Choi, Dan Hyun, Mark Dooley, Randy Millwood, Ellen Udovich, June Holland, John Gauger, Niki Taylor, Melody Knox, Blake Hardcastle, Jessica Senasack, Amy Smith, Sharon Mager, and Michael Mattar.  Action Item: Go to the BCMD .org staff directory and send someone an encouragement today!

28  – Pray that our Worship today goes higher, farther, and deeper than ever before!  “Open our eyes Lord, We want to see Jesus!” Action Item: Worship with your “praise on” prepared to learn, grow, serve and worship with abandon whether we are able to do it on campus or have to stream online!

29 –  Pray for local law enforcement officers.  Action Item: Express your appreciation to a law enforcement officer today!30 – Pray for our Media Ministry, reaching beyond our walls reaching the 4 corners of the globe!  Action Item:  Volunteer to serve as God leads you in this ministry.  Contact Peter Bagnell at AVTech@Cresthill.org today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How can we pray for you?  Email your prayer requests to prayer@cresthill.org.In your email, please indicate whether you want the request to just go to the Senior Pastor, the Prayer Team, or the church body.
 
During this time of social distancing, you may find that you have a need for help with things like picking up a prescription or a few grocery items. Email your need to the church, and it will be sent out to the deacons (church members have deacons and should communicate with them directly) and the church body, and we will work with you to help. Use prayer@cresthill.org.