I hope you have had a great week!
We are excited about celebrating Easter together as a community. On March 31st we will be having two services: one at 9am and the other at 11am. At 10am there will be a time of food, fellowship and an Easter egg hunt for the kids. As we celebrate the risen Savior, our prayer is that you and your family would draw close together and remember the beauty of the gospel, the attitude of Jesus in embracing the cross for you, and the hope that only He gives.
There are a few other things going on around the Park that we want you to know about:
Exodus Community Group Leaders: Community Groups at the Park track with the Sunday sermons. Starting in April we are going to begin studying the book of Exodus. Any time we start a new book of the bible we engage our community to find out if anyone would like to start a new group. Since community is a core value of the Park, we encourage everyone to get into a Community Group. If there isn’t one that connects to you, start one! It isn’t as hard as you may think. If you are interested in finding out more, contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving the Servants on 3.23.13: At the Park we believe that faith must be put into action. One way this shows up is by serving our city. Brandon Griffin is a local fire fighter and emergency responder and has a big heart for the police, fire, rescue, and hospital communities. His model is simple: bake or buy delicious food and take it to those who serve us every day.
This month, our plan is to hit Fire Station 21 – (5537 S Flores, SAN ANTONIO TX 78205) with some goodies to show one of the busiest stations in our town a little love. Meet Brandon there @ 10:30 with some sorta goodies & we’ll let these men & women know how much we appreciate them. Hope to see you there! Contact Brandon at email@example.com
Starting Point on 4.7.13: 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, Starting Point is your next step in getting connected and I want to encourage you to join us right after service on Sunday, April 7th. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Missional Partner Spotlight: At the Park we partner with individuals and organizations around our city and the world to extend the great message of the gospel through words and actions. We pray for these partners as well as help fund many of their projects, initiatives, and personal needs. For a complete list of our current partners go to: http://theparksa.org/ministry-partners/
Embassy of Hope is a faith-based, 501(c)3, non-profit organization that seeks to raise awareness about the issues of human trafficking and provide services to at-risk youth and exploited young women, ages 16-24. This is an issue that is gaining more awareness but is still relatively unknown to the majority of the population.
Embassy of Hope is having an Art Show Benefit fundraiser on April 7th, Sunday, from 1 – 6 pm. Dr. Natalie Hughson, psychiatrist and the artist, is from the Ukraine and was the first art theorist in the Ukraine. She is now a professor at one of the universities in Arizona. Her book, Psychology of Creativity has sold thousands of copies. There will be live harp music and food. Tickets are a donation of $20 and they will also have sponsor packets available. The tickets and a portion of the sales from any artwork will benefit EOH.
For more information go to: http://www.embassyofhopecenter.org/
Please join us in praying and supporting the work being done through Embassy of Hope!
Luke Teaching Series: This Sunday we will continue our study of Luke 22. One way to get more out of Sunday mornings is to read ahead before coming. So read through Luke 22 a couple of times and come ready to take some notes.
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/
We look forward to all He will do in this new year. See you Sunday!