This Weekend

Creek's End Family & Friends,

I was reading recently about a young ensign who had made his first trip on a destroyer. He had impeccable training, so the Captain assigned him the duty to maneuver the destroyer out of the harbor. It was his first endeavor to do such a thing and he wanted to do it right.

In seconds, the deck was buzzing with action and everything was moving like a Swiss clock. They were on their way in record time when someone came to the young ensign and said, “You have a message from the Captain.” The message read, “You’ve done an excellent job, but there is an unwritten rule you’ve overlooked. The next time you set sail, make certain the Captain is on board!”

The Bible says Jesus is our Captain. Hebrews 2:10 says “For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” No matter how wise your plans or how capable your skills, before you set sail anywhere in 2018, you had better make certain that the Captain is on board.

Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…

SERIES GET OFF YOUR DONKEY CONTINUES

Every person we encounter in our lives is someone for whom Christ died. When we live our lives with this in the forefront of our thinking, we realize that ALL people have immeasurable value to God. Join us Sunday for Red, Yellow, Black & White.

NEW ABS STUDY

We just began a new series in Adult Bible Study called “Discovering God’s Will”. It is an 8-week series communicating that God has a wonderful and fulfilling vision for your life. Determining God’s will can be a difficult process, especially when you need to make a decision quickly. This series will take you through the important steps of decision making. We have classes for all ages at both hours. No need to sign up, just show up.

PRAY FOR HAITI

Please pray for our
missions team that
will be in Haiti
January 15-19.

DISCIPLE NOW IS COMING SOON

D-Now is February 1-4 this year. It’s for students 6th grade and up. Cost is $70 which includes t-shirt, food, and all events. Speaker is Josh Mackey and Worship Leader is Tim Darst. You can sign up and pay online at this link: D-NOW 2018. For more information contact Jesse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEN’S RETREAT

Sign up has begun for our annual Men's Retreat, February 9-11. It will be at Trinity Pines this time. This year’s theme is “The Blue Print”, God’s design for our lives. Special Guest Speaker is Greg Johnson of Restoration Church. The cost is $85 for one night or $99 for two nights. You can register by clicking on the following the link: Men's Retreat 2018. For more information contact Jerry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

REACHING UPDATE

To date we have raised over $128,000 of the $150,000 needed to complete our projects. We will continue to leave this fund open until we raise the needed money to finish. You can still use the REACHING envelopes on Sundays or give at the Giving Kiosk or online.

AWANAS

AWANA is on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.
It is for children ages 2 years to 5th Grade.
We continue to grow each week.
For more information you can contact
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MENTORS NEEDED

Our mentoring efforts have expanded to two high schools
and we need mentors. If you can give an hour out of your week to help a young person to make wise decisions, we need you. Training is available. Please contact Tim Seippel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer.

COMING SOON IN GET OFF YOUR DONKEY

Good Samaritans. The world needs more of them – people who won’t ignore or pass up the needs of those hurting – but those who get off their donkey and do something. In this four part series, I talk about the responsibility of Christ followers when it comes to seeing the needs of those around us and what we need to do about it. Here is the remaining schedule…

JANUARY 21 – “THE BIG PICTURE”
Sometimes we need to stop and re-examine the beliefs we have regarding our purpose in life. God desires that we believe He has a purpose for our life and He longs for us to participate in all He is up to in this world. Our participation will leave us with a feeling of joy and a sense of purpose. We just have to see the big picture.

JANUARY 28 – “JEZI RENMEN TIMOUN PITI YO”
In Haitian Creole it means “Jesus loves little children”. And the Sunday School song says He loves ALL the children of the world. Join us as Mike Reizner, Founder and President of our Missions Partner CORELUV, tells us how we can help defend the orphan – not just in Haiti, but also in places like Dominican Republic, Uganda and India.

See you this weekend,