This Sunday, August 26, is GET OUT and SERVE Community Sunday!!!
"For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power." 1 Corinthians 2:2-5
This Community Sunday was inspired by these words and from our conviction as a faith community that we want a “demonstration of the Spirit’s power” to come from inside the walls of our faith family home and OUT into the neighborhoods, parks, businesses, homes, communities and world around us.
One of the primary ways we invite “a demonstration of the Spirit’s power” is through prayer. PRAYER IS KINGDOM SERVICE!
If we determine to help people follow Jesus together with us, we must GET THE HOLY SPIRIT OUT AHEAD of us so that we know that all faith that comes “does not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”
So, we are going to GET OUT and SERVE together, working side by side, and using Prayer as our Kingdom Tool!
We will begin our service in the auditorium, and then everyone will have an opportunity to Get Out and Serve by choosing one of the service teams listed below, each of which will have designated prayer times, Bible verses that engage our children and families, and opportunities for community connections. We will serve for about 45 -50 minutes. We will then regroup in the auditorium for a light, finger food lunch and sharing time. Can’t wait to hear our stories!!!!
Let’s PRAY now for “a demonstration of the Spirit’s power” in and with us on Sunday so we may see faith that rests on the power of God grow in us, and out from us into our neighbors, into Portland and into this whole world for Jesus’ Glory!
Your Community Sunday Team
Service Team Choices:
Campus, Disc Golf Course Spruce up Team: John Muirhead and Team
This team will do light physical work outside and need gardening gloves and will have two designated prayer times.
Children's Ministry Partner Team: Sally Bland
This team will be inside in our Children's area helping with resource cleaning and re-stocking needs and will have three designated prayer times and chairs for sitting.
3 Prayer Walk Teams:
A. Inside Prayer Walk: Laurel Nordlund
This team will walk in and around our building praying for all of the ministries and all others who use our building each week.
B. Two Outside Prayer Walk Teams:
These teams will walk out into our neighborhoods on a prayer walk which will involve uphill and downhill streets, so wear comfortable shoes.
• Team A: Scott Family
Top entrance Shadow Hills apartments, Stephen’s Creek Crossing/Jewish CC, Top of hill behind church on Nebraska
• Team B: Bettinger Family
Lower parking lot Habitat houses, Wilson HS, Top Entrance Shadow Hills apartments.