Been burning the candle this week it seems. Here is the weekly Email bright and early.
We have officially kicked off the fall ministry year at Crestview Church with a pancake breakfast blowout, a Profession of Faith celebration, and an outdoor service, even had a bouncy castle for the kids. I’ve had this feeling all week, “Well… what now?”
Its similar to the feeling I get when anticipating a vacation, having the vacation, and then waking up on Monday morning to clock into work. It’s similar to training for a big race, actually racing, and then 2-4 days later getting on the bike and saying to myself, “What am I doing this for?” Its similar to celebrating a birthday and thinking, “Is anything really any different?”
This Sunday is self-proclaimed mission/vision Sunday. Every fall (September) and every New Year (January) we will have a message at Crestview that reorients us to purpose. It helps us answer the questions, “Why do we exist and what is Crestview all about?” “Why follow Jesus and what does it mean and look like?”
I would like to take a week to address the answer to these questions by taking a closer look at discipleship. In our study of Matthew, Jesus is calling disciples to himself – people who will follow him. He is calling people to live for and live in the Kingdom of God. For us today, what does that mean?
I want to get a little bit more specific on Sunday to answer these questions in the context of Crestview Church. How does discipleship and following Jesus take on real meaning and tangible participation at Crestview church?
The Power of One. I’m going to invite you and challenge you in one worship, one ‘going deeper’, one service, and one engagement in ‘neighboring’. We will be celebrating communion this Sunday as a family of faith as well.
See you Sunday!
Our fall kickoff is this Sunday, September 10th! We are starting early at 8:45am with a pancake, sausage and fruit breakfast with coffee, chai, and orange juice too! Everything will be provided for you.
We will ease into a morning outdoor worship service at 9:30am with neighboring stories, a Profession of Faith by Jonathon Lawson, and a reenactment of the Sermon on the Mount. There will be further fellowship time after the service with games and a bouncy castle too! Be there or be square!
What to Bring? Yourself! Your family! Your neighbors! And a blanket if you want to relax on the lawn. Chairs will be available for those who prefer some more back support.
How can you help? Come early at 7:30am to help with needed setup of tables, sound equipment, stage, chairs, or help flip some pancakes and roll some sausage. If you can come early, contact Debbie Ash and let us know, we’ve got a job for you: 303-939-9053.
See you Sunday!