One of the Core Values at the Park is community. When you read about the early church in Acts 2 you see a group of people who are doing life together, living with a sense of collective purpose, and being a visible presence in their city. Faith is personal, it is not private. God works in us as we do life with others.
If you are looking for people to connect with, our Sunday morning community is a great place to start. But that is what it is…a start. If you don’t have a group of friends that you meet with, pray with, study the scriptures with, and serve with I would strongly encourage you to begin to layout a plan for yourself to see these things become rhythms in your life. In the gospel of John, Chapter 13, Jesus tells his followers that the world will know that we love Him by how we love one another. This is community. There is a hope that binds us together and is contagious to the world around us.
The Park has several groups you can check out at: http://theparksa.org/community-groups/
There are a few other things going on around the Park that we want you to know about:
Serving the Servants: From STS leader Brandon Griffin: “Two things that are near and dear to my heart are the ER staffs of our local hospitals & specifically St. Luke’s Labor & Delivery staff. They’ve helped Hannah & I through the delivery and postpartum care of Nolan, Quinn, & Sydney Lee. So if you have some free time Saturday morning (5/4/13) & feel like loving on someone, just because, meet me in the main reception area at St. Luke’s this Saturday morning and we’ll hit both the ER and L&D staff, letting them know just how much we appreciate them. Bring some tasty food to give to these folks!
If you can’t make it on Saturday, 5/6/13 is National Nursing Day. So if you know someone that has chosen this very very difficult profession as their career, buy them a coffee or something that day to say thanks for what you do.”
Email Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
When: Saturday morning, 5/4/13 at 10:30am in main reception area
Where: 7930 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, TX 78229
Baptisms @ The Park: On Sunday afternoon, May 19th we will be having a time of food and fellowship as we celebrate baptism. Jeff and Jana Galt will be hosting this event at their home from 2-5pm. We have done this several times at the Galt’s and it is a great time for everyone! After baptisms please feel free and go for a swim!
Baptism is a step of obedience and is an outward sign of an inward change by the grace of God. Jesus was baptized by John and before ascending to heaven commanded his followers to go and preach the gospel and baptize all of those who would come to faith. If you have questions about baptism or would like to sign up, please email us at email@example.com or talk to Chris or Scott on a Sunday.
Exodus Community Groups: Community Groups at the Park track with the Sunday sermons. This Sunday we are going to be studying Chapters 12-13 of 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 join a new group. Since community is a core value of the Park, we encourage everyone to get into a Community Group. You can find a current list of groups at: http://theparksa.org/community-groups/
If you have questions, contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Communion this Sunday @ The Park: On the first Sunday of every month, we take communion together as a community to remember Jesus and his life, death and resurrection. We have peace with God through Jesus and this is something we value highly as we exist to know Him and make Him known. We hope you can join us in this celebration … now we’ve even included a gluten-free bread dish in each basket for those who would benefit by it. See you Sunday!
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/
Christian Assistance Ministries is a non-profit organization in the heart of San Antonio that exists to share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis. Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) is a cooperative ministry founded in 1977 by nine downtown San Antonio churches. The goal was to offer temporary assistance to individuals and families in crisis situations, alleviating the duplication of services by banding together to form one centrally located social service agency.
Dawn White leads the charge at CAM and does an amazing job instilling passion to so many and modeling servant leadership in our city.
If you have any questions about CAM please contact them at:
Read Exodus 12-13
a couple of times this weekend and come ready to take some notes.
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you Sunday!