Note from Pastor Terry | 4.4.20
May this email find you blessed, protected and flourishing in this season as we
continue to pray for the healing and health of our world.
I wanted to update you on a few things that are coming up.
our service tomorrow. As we continue to
look at five days of Jesus' Passion week, we will be stepping into John
13. We will conclude the teaching time with a brief time of communion before
Pastor Dustin comes to lead our Creekside KidZ in their lesson time.
Please prepare to have some communion emblems ready for this time. You
may say, "I don't
have any crackers or juice!" Not a problem, find some
substitutes. These are only symbols to represent. THE most memorable
communion service I ever led was at a youth retreat I led with 50
students. And yes, I forgot the communion emblems! Question: Should
I cancel communion or get creative? I chose the latter. I found the
answer in liters of Coke and a bag of frosted speckled Animal
Crackers. It is here I learned that
it's never about the emblems we serve but the heart we bring to Jesus
as we remember and celebrate His work on the cross on our behalf.
Easter week. This past week, I
realized that in the midst of everything taking place in our world, this won't
necessarily be a diminished Easter. As a matter of fact, church
attendance nationwide is probably increased due to online availability.
People uncomfortable to go to church now watch from the comfy confines of their
home recliner while dressed in P.J's and eating Coca Puffs. Why should it
be any different for Easter?!
So, I'm enlisting you to be a part of a couple things:
- Would you
invite people to our Easter Online service? We will have invites you
can send from our Creekside App and our website. the best way is
still giving a phone call to give them needed information and invite to
watch. People still need hope. Everyone still needs Jesus in
inviting you to join me in taking some time during this upcoming week to
fast, beginning Monday. The focus is on Easter Sunday that we
invite and see people coming to Jesus; A virus vaccine and
saved lives until then. I've attached a sheet with a brief fly-by on
some scriptural points and practical aspects on fasting. Everyone can
participate on some level. I'd love to hear from you If you engage.
putting together a prayer team for this to assist me and I can give some
other specific prayer points for this season. If you feel the Lord nudging
you in this area of prayer ministry, please let me know and you can join me tomorrow
afternoon on a ZOOM meeting at 3:00pm. Just download zoom at
zoom.com and use the following information to sign on. The meeting
will be under an hour where I give some prayer points and we spend some
time in prayer.
Prayer Meeting | April 5 at 3PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 997 716 869
If you don't have computer for ZOOM APP - Dial by your location
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Okay, that is enough for now. Let's EXPECT A GREAT EASTER! It's the
most unique Easter yet. It seems like the least exciting ever. BUT,
I anticipate Jesus to do a great work through all of it! Please
pray! Please invite!
Thank you for your faithfulness in giving, such a blessing during this
season. And please, if we can assist you in this season in some way,
please let us know [Monique@creekside.org] and we will do all we can to serve
you and yours.
Jesus has resurrected!
Jesus is still on the throne!
Prayer changes things...especially us!
You're loved and missed!
Can't wait to gather together again!
Lord, keep us until that time!
[Download Fasting Point Here]