Happy Thanksgiving! I know it was yesterday but we all know the celebration continues today as we move happily into the “leftovers” phase! I hope you have had a great time with family, friends, feast, or just some time off to relax.
Thank you so much for donating socks and underwear to Christian Assistance Ministry this past Sunday. I dropped off the donations last Monday and was told to pass on a huge thanks to you from CAM. These items are a big need right now and your gifts are going to go a long way. If you would like to find out more about CAM go to www.christianassistanceministry.org
When it comes to thankfulness, there have been a couple of verses that I have been thinking about this week and I wanted to share them:1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” The thing that jumps out at me here is the word “all” of course. There are “some” circumstances that are easier than others to give thanks. The other verse is found in Psalm 7:17; “I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.” The Lord is righteous. Because of this, I give Him thanks. This is a bit of a paradigm shift for me because it shows me that the basis for giving God thanks is found in His own righteousness. I often give Him thanks as a result of something He has done for me. This is great, but not complete it seems. Do we thank God for being who He is and having the character He has? Perfect in all His ways. Righteous. Awesome in power.
Romans Teaching Series: Check out Romans 14 for this coming Sunday. A great way to get more out of the message is to read before coming. So, read chapter 14 several times before Sunday. Go!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!