Good morning!

I hope you have had a great week!

One of the Core beliefs of the Park is that the Bible is God’s Word, authored by Him and is the standard by which followers of Jesus are called to live. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” It is a great reminder for me today that the words contained in the Bible are from God to me, breathed into existence by the Creator of all things, so that I might be ready to do all that He has called me to do. The question we must wrestle with continually is: Am I “in” His word? Do I know it and able to teach it? Do I consider myself to be in training? The implications for us (and the world around us) are too big to not consider and respond to the eternal value of having His Word with us today.

 

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There is a lot going on around the Park these days and we want to make sure you don’t miss a beat. Check out the following events and opportunities to serve:

 

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Serving the Servants: Check out this event that is happening tomorrow!:

From Brandon: “Alright everybody, this month is going to be way different than what we normally do. I think God puts us in our different places in life for His specific reasons, and a lot of the time we don’t understand why. Now that I’m on the ambulance, I get to see a ton of nursing home residents. These men and women need some loving on – and that’s what we plan on doing. We’ll arrive at 2 and have a ice cream social with the residents (I’ll bring all the stuff), and then time permitting we’ll play some board games or dominoes. Another option that the even coordinator told me today is that the men and women really enjoy making cards for our service people — so that’ll be another option. You don’t have to bring anything, just show up and spend some time with these well deserving people. Few things are more fun than sitting and talking with folks that have been alive 2 and 3 times longer than we’ve been here. I hope to see you then. Let me know if you have any questions, and kids are welcome — actually very much encouraged.”

When: Saturday, June 15th @ 2pm

Where: Sterling House 13303 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio, TX 78247

Questions: Email Brandon

 

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Camp Diasozo Fundraiser Update: This past Sunday, June 9th, we had a great time of food and fellowship in support of the Carnline family and their launching out of Camp Diasozo. The vision of this camp is to minister to kids who have been diagnosed with scleroderma or morphea and their families. The camp will provide year-round activities like horseback riding, swimming, and hiking. If you would like to find out more or donate to the cause, go to: www.CampDiasozo.org

 

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PARENTS!– Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 30th 4-6 PM for a Family Ministries Parenting event. We are delighted to be hosting Jason Raitz, who will share his thoughts on the “The Sacredness of Parenting”. “We’ll discover the infinite love God has for His children and how He calls us to love them.” He is a great communicator and we know you will enjoy it! To make it even better, it’s free and we will have babysitters for the kids. Sign up with Jen at jen@theparksa.org to receive the evite with all the details.

 

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Heads up! Serve at Blueprint this Summer: This Missional Partner of the Park serves the city of San Antonio by focusing on residential renewal projects in the inner city of San Antonio. Through their hard work and commitment, the staff of Blueprint has established relationships with homeowners all over the city and are sharing the hope of Jesus through the work they do. As part of their work, every summer youth groups come to San Antonio to work on homes. They are housed and fed at the Blueprint facility. Local churches have the opportunity to prepare and serve dinner meals to these campers. If you are interested in serving, the Park has taken a week and would love for you to volunteer on one or several nights that week. Details are below:
When: The week of June 23rd – Sunday thru Thursday – from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: 2926 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210
To sign up: email Sarah here

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Exodus Community Groups: Community Groups at the Park track with the Sunday sermons. This Sunday we are going to be studying Chapter 18 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 HERE.

If you have questions, contact Chris.
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Starting Point on 6.23.13: 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, June 23rd. Questions? Email Chris

 

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Read Exodus 20 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!

Chris

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