Upcoming Holiday Events and Schedule
- Jingle Jam| December 11
- Blueprint Gift Delivery| December 11
- Christmas Eve Service| December 24 @ 5pm
- No Service| December 25
- No Service| January 1
- Service Resumes | January 8
- Friday Morning Prayer | Every Friday
Advent Devotional: Hope
The Thrill of Hope, a Weary World Rejoices!
It often feels like the world can’t get much worse. Our 24-hour news cycle fills us with constant doom and gloom, and our social media feeds are designed to grip us with fear and insecurity. Economic anxiety, culture wars, political unrest- it’s no wonder we are weary.
My very favorite Christmas hymn is “O Holy Night .“Whenever I sing, “The thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices!” my eyes fill with tears. It would be easy for us to feel disheartened about our futures. We can combat the temptation to let negativity take hold of our hearts and minds because of the hope and joy we find as we expectantly wait on the arrival of Jesus. He alone is the balm for our worn-out souls. Optimism and happiness are fleeting as our circumstances change, but our sources of hope and joy are steadfast because they are found in Jesus.
As we celebrate Christmas and prepare for another year, I pray that we can rest in the hope and joy of our newborn King.
We are excited to share The Park Communities 2022 Annual Report. 2022 for The Park Community has been a year of committing to new rhythms, gathering weekly in person and on-line for worship, launching new organizations for the city, meeting new families and investing deeply in our neighborhoods. This has been a year of huge steps of faith that we trust will bear fruit in the years to come. We hope you will take some time to read through this year’s Annul Report.
Financial Update 2022
YTD thru Oct Actual Giving = $391,113
YTD thru Oct Budgeted Giving = $483,339
Over/(Under) Budget Amount = ($92,226)
As we end the year, we invite you to consider a financial gift to the Park. There are many things to celebrate about 2022 as well as look forward to in 2023. Check out our annual report here. It may also be helpful to know that 20% of the annual church budget is realized in the month of December each year. Would you help launch us into next year? Any gift received or postmarked on or before December 31 will be tax deductible.
You can give in the following ways:
Online via Breeze
Mail a check:
PO BOX 781669
SA TX 78278
Thank you for your generosity!
Jingle Jam This Sunday
Jingle Jam- The Big Give is finally here! This Sunday, December 11th at 8:45am everyone is invited to dress up in their best Christmas festive outfit for a holly jolly time! We will have a light breakfast and a Christmas party for the entire family. See you there!
Did you know every Sunday we have a time of community before service? Starting at 9:30am we have tacos and coffee available in the sanctuary. We hope you will join us to say hello, catch up, or pray before service.
Daily Scripture Reading
We hope you are continuing to join us in daily scripture reading. We long to see a work of God in our church and in our city. What might the Spirit do in us if we are committed to daily reading together? Join us and let’s see what God will do.
The passages are chosen to coincide with our sermon series. The reading plan is set up so that there’s no “catching up” to do. If you miss a day, just pick up on the next one! Follow along with the readings using a Bible or The Park App or online. Jump in and get started! Establish a regular time and place to help you get into a prayerful state of mind more consistently.
Prayer at The Park
If you have a prayer request you would like us to pray for, we are available for prayer on Sunday morning during service. We also have a way for you to submit prayer request at any time via our Church Form. Prayer request can be confidential or can be shared with our staff to be prayed over. Click here to submit a prayer request.
Friday Morning Prayer
Join us every Friday at 7:30am at the Beacon House. Doors open at 7:15am and coffee will be available. We start at 7:30am with a short lectio divina, then pray ACTS prayer together and close with communion. We are done roughly around 8am. For questions you can contact Kyle Isenhower at email@example.com.
If you are in need of counseling of any sort, mentoring, assistance meeting a need, or prayer, we want to come along side you to assist in these things. To find out more on our Care Ministry you can click here.
Stay in Contact
If you are experiencing any hardships we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Morning Live-Streaming
If you will be joining us online, click here to view the live-stream service.