This Weekend

Creek's End Family & Friends,

I recently celebrated my 59th birthday. The number 59 to me is just a weird number. It’s an odd number, as well as a prime number. You don’t see the number a lot on sports jerseys. It just seems so insignificant. So I recently tried to search for meaning in this number to make me feel better about turning this ripe old age.

I could not find one single book in the Bible that has only 59 chapters. However, there are three chapters in the Bible that have 59 verses, one in the Old Testament and two in the New Testament. Leviticus 13:59 talks about leprosy, Luke 12:59 talks about judgement, and John 8:59 is about throwing stones at Jesus. Psalm 59 and Isaiah 59 are both pretty gloomy. Not a great spin on the number 59.

However, I did discover something positive. In Gematria, which is Hebrew numerology, the number 59 is "נט" or "nt," which spells the name Natalie. Hebrew usually omits vowels. While a few letters can be used as vowels, all letters are consonants. Natalie means birth; more specifically it means Christmas. And I LOVE Christmas!

So I guess the number 59 isn’t so insignificant after all. After all, I was born in 1959 (yes, next year is a BIG one) and Christmas shows me that God has given this old guy a significant purpose in life. I now live 59 miles from where I first met my wife. I had my 5 children in a span of 9 years (February 1982 – February 1991). And would you believe the distance from the church to my house is … 5.9 miles? It’s actually 6.3 but I had you there for a moment.

There are some pretty cool 5:9’s in the Bible, too. Revelation 5:9 is one of my favorites – “And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.’”

What’s my point? My point is, that just like me, your life is significant to God, no matter your age. Each birthday is a reminder that God has a plan and purpose for your life. Each day is a reminder He isn’t finished with you yet. Never forget that.

Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…

“TELL A GOOD STORY" CONTINUES

You love Christ, and you love people. But do you know where to start in sharing Jesus with them? Would you like to have the confidence to engage people in life changing conversations? Pastor and author Donnie Anthony will share the importance of telling our story, and how we can share Jesus fearlessly.

HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS CHRISTMAS OFFERING

It’s time for our annual Christmas offering which will be taken from October 7 until December 31. Our goal is $15,000. Below are the projects this money goes toward to bring hope during the Holiday season…

  • The South Texas Children’s Home (STCH)
  • KISD Therapeutic Education Program
  • CORELUV Orphanage in Haiti
  • Underprivileged families in our community
  • Mission work in Northeast India

You may give online, at the Giving Kiosk, or with offering envelopes in the seat backs.

RADIANT WOMEN MONTHLY MEETING

Creek's End Women's Ministry offers a monthly meeting that provides an opportunity for the women of our church to gather for a time of fellowship, teaching, sharing & prayer. We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. Sign up at this link: RADIANT WOMEN MONTHLY MEETING to let us know you're interested in attending our next meeting. Contact Kelsey Burns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about our Women's Ministry activities.

WOMEN’S EVENT "UNCLUTTERED" COMING IN NOVEMBER

Are you overwhelmed, embarrassed or frustrated by the clutter that has overtaken your house and your life? Are you tired of moving it around, making paths through it, paying for it, and maintaining it? Is it robbing you of your peace, your joy, and your relationships? If so, then join us on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and discover how to unclutter your heart and home to make room for what matters most. Speaker, teacher, and professional organizer, Liana George, will share personal and biblical examples that will encourage our hearts, inspire us to make changes and show us that it is possible to have an uncluttered and organized life! The cost is $10 per person and you can sign up at this link: UNCLUTTERED or contact Kelsey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

MEN’S LEAGUE

Men’s League has a monthly fellowship on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM. All men are invited to join us. Please sign up online so we can get a food count.
For more information contact Jerry Calhoon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

STUDENT MINISTRY HAS A NEW NAME, NEW SCHEDULE, & NEW EVENT

The Student Ministry under our Student Pastor Josh Mackey has a new name. From now on it will no longer be Pulse but “eTHREE” Student Ministry. eTHREE is based off of our vision statement for youth ministry. It is as follows:

“We want every student to graduate from our ministry ENLIGHTENED about the Word of God, ENCOURAGED to continue walking with God, and EMPOWERED to do His will.”

On Sunday, the meeting time for Students has been changed to 11:00 AM only. They are encouraged to worship with their parents in the 9:30 service and go to group time in The Warehouse at 11:00. Parents, you can attend worship at 9:30 and join an Adult Bible Study at 11:00. That way you and your student are both worshipping and growing deeper in God’s Word.

The new event for Students is the FALL OLYMPICS on Saturday, October 20 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This will be an annual event and we want your student to participate. Cost is $15 and includes food and tshirt. For more information contact Josh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AWANA

Awana is a children’s program which impacts and shapes the lives of millions of kids and adults worldwide through proven resources and expertise that help families develop lifelong disciples of Christ. It is for children Ages 2 years to 5th Grade. They meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 – 8:00 PM. For more information contact Jimmy Green at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

We need at least 100 people to subscribe to our channel. Subscribing is free and easy. Just go to this link: YOUTUBE and click on the “subscribe” icon. Then send the link to family and friends and ask them to subscribe to us. Don’t miss any of our videos!

COMING SOON IN "TELL A GOOD STORY"

Throughout the Bible there are moments where telling a story made a major impact on the world. When we follow the examples given to us in God’s Word, we’ll find that our gospel-centered stories can lead others to meet Jesus, remind us of our heavenly Father’s faithfulness, and give us courage to live out a life of faith. Join us for this 3-part series. Here is the remaining schedule ...

OCTOBER 21 – “THEIR STORY”
God is giving our church a new mission opportunity. Soon we will be partnering with the For All Mankind Movement (FAAM) in an effort to reach India for Christ. We will be hearing from Kevin Philips, founder and director of FAAM and discover how we can use our story to help the people of India find their story

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL

Our annual Fall Festival will be Sunday, October 28, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Enjoy blowups, games, a cakewalk and food as well as many other fun activities. There is lots of fun for the whole family. Candy donations are needed for this event. Look for the Grocery Cart in the Atrium and bring candy donations at any time.

NEW SERIES “MONSTERS” STARTS OCTOBER 28

We all face spiritual monsters. These monsters seek to
devour our faith, pulling us away from the victory we have
in Christ. This series highlights four different “monsters” Christians must battle as they seek to live faithful lives of obedience to God.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS WORKSHOP COMING SOON

It has been said, "He who buries his talent is making a grave mistake." How true this statement is for so many Christians. God has given each believer a spiritual gift that He wants us to use for His glory, but we often don't use it. We may deny that we actually have a spiritual gift or if we do acknowledge it, we may doubt its usefulness to glorify God, and then just bury it. But we must realize that God wants us to be involved with His work. He is so gracious that by His Holy Spirit He freely distributes gifts to all who are saved. He not only wants us to know our spiritual gifts, but He expects us to grow in them each day. Join us for this special workshop on Sunday, November 4 at 9:30 AM and discover the spiritual gifts God has given you. Sign up online at www.creeksend.org and take the spiritual gifts test, and then bring the results to the workshop.

MEET CREEK’S END

All guests and new attenders and families are invited to join us on Sunday, November 11 at 9:30 AM and meet our Ministry Team and hear us briefly share what Creek’s End is all about. A special breakfast will be served but we need your reservation. Come meet us and find out more about how you can be involved. You can sign up online at www.creeksend.org or on the connection card on Sundays.

See you this weekend,