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Welcome Guest Speaker Bret Lamsma

The Good Samaritan
Luke Ch 10:25-37

Sunday Service will be Outside this Sunday!

The Good Samaritan

Welcome this Sunday to Pastor Bret Lamsma.  Bret is the Director of Faith Formation at 1st Christian Reformed Church in Denver.  Bret will be bringing a message on the Parable of the Good Samaritan on the theme of ‘Neighboring’ from Luke 10:25-37.  A perfect theme for Crestview Church as a core of our calling is neighboring well! 

Bret is married to Julie and they have two children, a son in 11th grade and a daughter in 8th grade.  He has been in ministry in California and Michigan with focus on youth and family.  Thank you Bret for making the trip up to Boulder and bringing us God’s word.   

Currently the weather looks good for another outdoor worship service – we will know more by Saturday.  If it’s dry outside and the temp in somewhere near 60 degrees, the plan is to take it outside!  

May the Lord bless you and keep you, fill you with his love and guide you in his ways,

Pastor Mark   

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Welcome Adie Johnson!

Welcome Adie Johnson!

Adie continues our series on the Holy Spirit by looking at the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer.  The text of emphasis will be Romans 8:18-30.  This is a powerful text where Paul waxes eloquent about the hope we have in Jesus.

Paul speaks about the reality we live in, here and now – a world where there are signs of bondage and decay while at the same time the redemption of Christ has come and the signs and hope of the renewal of all things are underway.

So what are we to do with the frustrations and hardships we and others experience on a daily basis?  Paul gives us wonderful instruction and encouragement to deal with these things.  Its wrapped up in the gift and work of the Holy Spirit, thank you Jesus!

As you read Romans 8:18-30 in preparation for Sunday, ask yourself, what is the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer?  See you Sunday at Crestview.

As I write this, we just arrived in Michigan for Morgan’s graduation as a registered nurse from Calvin College.  Two down, one to go!  See you all soon,

Pastor Mark

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Guest Speaker: Pastor George Saylor

Blog banner with the image of a highway and the word: "Journey" for the study of the Book of Matthew.

This week we welcome Pastor George Saylor bringing us a message from Matthew 14:13-21 where Jesus feeds the 5,000 (probably more like 15,000).  Its a fascinating story and George will be here to help unpack it for us.  I’ve always found it interesting that when the disciples come to Jesus wondering how all these people are going to be fed, he says to them, “You feed them.”  Now that is a powerful calling he gives to the disciples!  Read the text in preparation for this coming Sunday and you will be ready to dive in.

George and I have recently become friends as we both pastor in the same region of churches from our Classis and we both share a passion for mountain biking.  George and I hit it off on our Men’s Retreat to Moab this past year and have hit some more trails together since then.  We also have some connections together through a ministry organization called the Coalition for Christian Outreach that places campus ministers on college/university campus’s in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.  This was a part of our shared past.

   
Glad to have George here at Crestview!  He currently is pastoring Apex church, a church plant in Littleton, CO.

Deone and I want to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving.  May the Lord bless us with an attitude of gratitude for what he has done, is doing, and will continue to do in his world and in our lives together.  See you on the other side of Thanksgiving!

See you Sunday,

Pastor Mark