Creek's End Family & Friends,
Everything I learned about God I learned in Vacation Bible School. Well, not everything, but I learned a lot. It gave me a great spiritual foundation that eventually led me into ministry. Our 2nd Annual VBS will take place July 10-13 from 9:00-12:30, and it’s called "The Great Discovery". It will be for kids ages 4 through 5th grade.
Here are some reasons VBS is so important…
- One of the largest outreach events for our church
- An ideal setting for a ministry because more people will be on the church campus during VBS than at any other time
- More people have come to know Jesus as Savior than any single church event
- 52 percent of pastors who decided as kids to follow Jesus did so while at a children’s summer camp/VBS.
- 25 to 28 percent of all baptisms are direct results of VBS
- It is LOADS of fun for the kids
Here is what is happening at Creek’s End . . .
SAMSON SERIES CONCLUDES
What do you do when you know you’ve blown it? How do you deal with wasted opportunities, saying things you shouldn’t, doing things you shouldn’t? Just because you’ve failed at something doesn’t mean you’re a failure. There are just some “pillars” you need to push down in order to have a better future. Join us Sunday for Failing Forward.
REACHING PROJECT UPDATE
We now have a timeline for the new building. Construction will begin around August 1 and should be complete by the end of this year. Our REACHING goal is $150,000 by August 27. So far we have collected over $85,000. It’s amazing what God can do when we show Him our ridiculous faith. What can you sacrifice for the next two months to invest in eternity? It’s the little things that add up. On our website you can watch our progress of giving each week as well as make a donation online. Here is the link: REACHING PROJECT
NEW ABS SERIES “FIVE THINGS GOD USES TO GROW YOUR FAITH”
Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was with you. Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good. In other words, imagine what it would be like to have perfect faith. In this 6-part series, we’re building a biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith. It’s not too late to come and join people just like you who want to study the Bible and do life together. No sign up necessary, just show up at 9:30 or 11:00. There is a class for you.
As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, all of us know that freedom of religion is one of the liberties we enjoy as Americans. We have many religions represented here in America. But all religions point to three things: you ought to . . . you don't . . . you're toast. Religion is all about following the rules, but Jesus had something different in mind. He is more interested in us following Him than following the rules. In fact, he makes a pretty bold promise for those who choose relationship over rules. In this message, I will challenge us to rethink how we approach God. Join us July 2 for Free.
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.
Our Giving Station in the Atrium allows you to give tithes and offerings, buy books and sermon CD’s, and pay for events at Creek’s End by using your debit or credit card. It’s convenient and easy to use. Available Sunday through Thursday and at special events.
KIDS CAMP SIGN UP
This summer, students who have just completed 3rd grade through 6th grade are invited to join us July 29-Aug 2 for Over the Edge Preteen Camp! You can now sign up and pay for camp on the website: creeksend.org/connections/children. Cost for camp this year is $270. To reserve a spot, we need a $50 deposit per person now. A 2nd payment of $115 per person is due on or before June 25th. The final payment of $105 per person is due by July 23rd.
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS STARTS JULY 9
History, poetry, prayer, song, chant, prophecy - Psalms runs the gamut when it comes to the kind of content covered in the Bible. Psalms takes us through the spectrum of human experience, and shows us that no matter what we go through, there is a God who listens to those who call on Him. He walks beside us, goes before us, encamps around us, reigns above us, and dwells among us. Join us for our summer team teaching series that will help us discover God is God, and we should praise Him. Here is the schedule …
JULY 9 – PSALM 90
Time is our most valuable asset. We wear watches, we glance at the clock or our phones so we don't lose track of time. Yet there's something more important than knowing what time it is . . . it's knowing what to do with our time. To open this series, Lead Pastor Bobby Martin will show us from this psalm a context for time that perhaps we’ve never thought of.
JULY 16 – PSALM 107
“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!” There is no person too far for God to reach. Those who come to God all come by grace because of His great love. In this Psalm Student Pastor Jesse Hicks teaches as we look at our own story of redemption and remember to give thanks for His great love!
JULY 23 – PSALM 139
We are taught that God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. Three big words with big meaning and we can see those three traits in many things, but what does it mean in our lives and in our relationship with God? In this Psalm, Young Adult Pastor Wade Henderson will explore how God’s power, presence and perception can impact us and our daily lives.
JULY 30 – PSALM 23
“How does God want me to respond to the anxiety in my life?” Well, like all the great questions of life, Scripture affords us an answer. This time it comes from the life of David. Community Pastor Tim Seippel will show us in this Psalm that there is a constructive, God-honoring way to respond to anxiety in our lives.
AUGUST 6 – PSALM 15
It doesn’t take a whole lot to have a mountain top experience with God. But what does it take to stay there? Evidently, there are certain requirements for us to “dwell on His holy hill.” In this Psalm Lead Pastor Bobby Martin will show us what it takes to live in God’s presence on a regular basis.
AUGUST 13 – PSALM 73
“Why, God?” It is a question we all ask eventually as we look at the world around us and witness great injustice. Sometimes we are even tempted to shake our fists at God. In this Psalm, Student Pastor Jesse Hicks will help us explore that part of our nature as well as be called to remember the truth of God's character upon which we can stand and be confident.
AUGUST 20 – PSALM 19
There are two things that speak loudly about God: His creation and His Word. If we are looking and listening, God will reveal Himself to us in incredible ways through nature and through Scripture. Young Adult Pastor Wade Henderson will show us in this Psalm how God speaks both visually and verbally to those who seek Him.
AUGUST 27 – PSALM 78
The philosopher, essayist, and novelist George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In this psalm, Community Pastor Tim Seippel helps us discover that what happens in the past – good or bad – should serve to help us in our relationship with God in the future. Knowing God’s precepts gives us a foundation to overcome our past mistakes and teach our children how to avoid them.
BLOOD DRIVE COMING SOON
Our next blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, July 30 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Each donor will receive a free beach towel. Red cell, plasma, and whole blood donations are accepted. You can sign up for a time at the Information Desk in the Atrium or choose a time online at the new digital donor registration website.
See you this weekend,