“that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ” 1 John 1:3

This past Sunday, when Scott announced that throughout the next 5 weeks we will be working through the book of 1 John, he gave the challenge that we should read through the entirety of 1 John every day for the next 5 weeks to see the impact that continuously spending time in the Word would impact our lives.
The really cool thing about continuously immersing yourself in scripture over and over again is the effect that it has on your mind, your attitude, and your heart; the words of the scriptures begin to be what is running through your head, or coming out of your mouth as you go along with your day- similar to the effect that song lyrics have on you when you hear a song over and over (and over, and over) again. When the language of scripture becomes your own personal language, you begin to hear the words of God that relate to various experiences or conversations you have throughout the day, and you are able to be in continuous fellowship with God and with other believers.

If you haven’t given Scott’s challenge a shot, I highly encourage you to do so, and see how over the next 4 weeks the language of your mind and your heart change, and to see how you begin to apply scripture to your life in a personal way.

~Contributed by Charlie Hughes


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:



Job Opportunity in Family Ministries @ The Park:

Park Family Ministries is hiring! We are looking for someone who has a passion for families and kids to lead our Sunday morning classes. It’s part time and a link to the job description and application is below. Check it out if you are interested in applying or pass it along!



Children’s Hunger Fund – Back to School Pak:

Join us immediately after church THIS SUNDAY (August 18th) to help pack backpacks with Children Hunger Fund. Going back to school is an exciting time each fall but can also prove to be a little expensive. CHF helps families in need by providing school supplies and backpacks. If you know a family who could greatly benefit by one of these packs please let us know. Our goal is to pack 300 backpacks. Please join us for about 15-20 minutes after service to make this happen!
Email Chris for more details.



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 click HERE.


Kari Kurz is the local area director (Northwest) for YoungLife. Here is a little bit about the organization:
Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
To find out more about YoungLife, go to their website: www.younglife.org/us
Kari would love to talk with you more about how to support the work she does here in San Antonio. Click here to contact her.




Join or Start a Community Group: Community Groups at the Park track with the Sunday sermons. We are wrapping up our study of Exodus over the next 2 weeks and then will be launching into a new study in mid-August. Since community is a core value of the Park, we encourage everyone to get into a Community Group. Also, we are always praying for new groups to start. If you are looking for community, sometimes the best avenue to take is to be the one who initiates it by opening up your home and seeing what God will do. If you are interested in starting a new group for the next sermon series, please email Chris at the link below. You can find a current list of groups HERE.
If you have questions, contact Chris.



Starting Point on 8.25.13: 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, August 25th. Questions? Email Chris




Have a great weekend, read 1 John, and we look forward to seeing you Sunday at Huebner Elementary!


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