Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you, but I have been learning a lot during the Romans series. For this week, there is a verse that has really stood out. It’s Romans 12:12 and it says this:

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

So, learning is one thing. Doing is something very different.

I talked to my wife Lauren about this verse this week and we both confessed that all 3 of those things can be a challenge for us. In many ways, when we sense things are not as we would prefer, we would rather give up hope, get irritated, and pray later…as an after-thought. Maybe that is something you would say is true for you. Maybe not. But as I read Romans over and over, I can’t help but come to realization of how incredibly grateful I am for the Word of God. I am thankful that it is anything but a self-help book. It is living and active and serves to not only teach (and remind) us of truth, but it also calls us to live it out by faith in the power of the Spirit. Learning is one thing, but the doing, the living it out…now that’s where the fun begins.

Here is the latest news around the Park:

Starting Point on 11/11/12: What is Starting Point? We do this meeting once a month and it is designed to be a time where you get to find out more about the Park; it’s history, vision, values, etc. It is also a time where you can come with questions and we hope to provide clarity. Most questions get answered through the material that we cover, but not always. So, whether you are new or have been coming for a while, I want to encourage you to join us right after service Sunday, November 11th, for Starting Point. Questions? Email chris@theparksa.org

Undies/Socks drive with Christian Assistance Ministry: CAM is a local partner of the Park. CAM’s mission is to assist homeless and low-income families in San Antonio, Texas, with food, clothing, financial services and counseling. At the Park, we’ve decided to do a special Thanksgiving drive with them this year. On Sunday, November 18th, we will be collecting underwear and socks for all ages and sizes. We need you to bring these items on the 18th and let’s bless our community in a tangible way!

Online Giving: People tend to ask us how to give financially at the Park. Since we don’t pass a plate, you can drop your donation in the box as you come into the cafeteria on Sundays. Or, you can give online at www.theparksa.org. Thank you for giving financially! If you have questions email Chris at chris@theparksa.org.

Volunteering on Sundays: As our community continues to grow, there are always needs with regard to volunteering on Sundays. We ask people for a once-a-month commitment to reinforce the fact that your primary ministry exists outside of Sunday mornings. If we all take one Sunday per month, we can keep that focus alive. Interested to jump in on Sundays in Family Ministries or Set-Up/Take-down? Email Scott at scott@theparksa.org.

Romans Teaching Series: Check out Romans 12 for this coming Sunday. A great way to get more out of the message is to read before coming. So, read chapter 12 several times before Sunday. Go!


Staff Highlight:

At the Park, all of our staff people are bi-vocational and we want to support them in any way possible. So, we will be letting you know who these amazing people are and what they do. Help us spread the word on these folks!

Kyle Isenhower is one of the Co-Founders of the Park and also runs his own production business called Isenhower Productions. Kyle has created much of the content you see on Sundays and can usually be found by the sound board and computers. He is extremely talented, creative, and professional. He designed our current website which is amazing and easy to navigate.

If you haven’t met Kyle on a Sunday, you should change that this week!

Find out more about Kyle’s work at: http://www.isenhowerproductions.com/


See you at 10am this Sunday at Huebner Elementary!