I know you missed our update last week. You'll have to forgive me! I was in Honduras where the connection was iffy and time was limited. But we're back after a great time training Honduran pastors. So encouraging to see God moving outside of what we typically see! Sometimes we get caught sitting still or perhaps so busy and we often forget that this amazing God we serve is much bigger than what we can see. He is moving and at work all around the world. In the physical things we can't see and in those "life things" we can't see. He is over all and all we see and don't see is underneath Him. God is big, it's time we believe that and apply that to our lives. Smiles would be much easier to come by with thinking right? Joy and Peace are found here, knowing that God knows, is in control, is continually working things for the good of those who know and love Him and He is not surprised by anything.
(forgive me there, a little sneak peak into Sunday night's sermon.)
Last night we finished up our series "What in the World." This series is needed, helpful, and encouraging. Why? Because as a 45 year old man I still struggle with identity, worth and purpose. I'm sure you do too. It seems we constantly are surveying our lives and asking "What in the World?" We get a minute of rest and we ask questions like "what am I doing with my life?" and the like. This is no way to live life. And for as much as we are asking these questions I firmly believe students are continually seeking to know what their purpose is, where their value and worth are found and they are often seeking this out and finding these things in everything other than God. So again, this series is needed, helpful and encouraging.
God has not left us without information, details on how to live a life that is GREATER than we could ever pull off on our own. We don't have to ask the questions "what in the world" without quickly recalling the answer. There is much joy, hope and purpose to be found in Christ and we see all this from His Word to us, the Bible.
The sermon notes are attached, pray it encourages you and informs you as to what we're leading your students through.
OK, a little change in our Hangout this week. Listen up for the details and feel free to text, call or email with any questions.
WHEN - This Saturday from 3:30p to 9:00p
Let's say NO LATER THAN 9PM. Students can come and go at anytime. This is not a be here at (time) and it's over at (time.) This is a "we'll be swimming, eating, hanging out, watch football from 3:30p to 9:00p so feel free to come and do that with us. Bring a towel for swimming, food for sharing (girls) and drink for sharing (guys). Not swimming? Represent your team!
WHERE - The Altman Home (10 Logan Ridge Drive, Carrollton, 30116)
Please do not park in the road. This makes traffic a little dangerous coming into the neighborhood. Feel free to park in the grass and then if necessary the road at the bottom. Just be sure you get half your car in the yard if parking at the bottom. Safety First! No need for Meg Wilson to have to work on Saturday by filing your claim!
WHAT - Swimming, Eating, Watching, Hanging
MEET & GREET (SUNDAY)
We have to postpone for the last few weeks due to other events but we're going to be out in the foyers for this Sunday ONLY. What does that mean and Why should you come see us.
ANYONE PLACING A SUMMER CAMP DEPOSIT WILL GET A REDUCED PRICE.
So please come see us at both the upper foyer welcome desks as well as the CAFE. We'll have workers ready to meet you and connect with you.
Know someone who is attending, with students, and not yet connected? This would be a great time for you to share this email and the fact that they can meet us. WE WANT TO MEET THEM. Can you help us? See ya Saturday and then Sunday!
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.