Water parks are a major draw around the country at this time of year. My family has enjoyed spending the day at Slide Waters in Chelan -- in fact a trip there is my 24-year-old son's birthday wish!
A feature that's been added to many parks is a giant bucket that fills with 100+ gallons of water and then tips over to dump it's contents on the happily screaming folks below.
In John 7:38 Jesus said:
All around us every day, there are people we know and care about who a spiritually thirsty. The living water that they need is found in a relationship with Jesus, but they either don't know that or don't understand that they need it and will greatly benefit from it. That's where we come in.
This Sunday, August 7th, we'll be beginning a new sermon series entitled "Be the Church". We'll be talking about how Jesus has called us to bring others water, light, and salt -- all for the purpose of pointing people to a relationship with him. I hope you'll be able to join us.
Celebration BBQ for Tim and Melinda this Sunday
Plan on joining us for a celebration of Tim, Melinda, and Anika and the ministry that they've shared among us over the past 4 years.
Following worship this Sunday, August 7th, we'll enjoy a BBQ potluck and a time to thank them and wish them God's best as they head off to the next chapter of their lives over in the Skagit Valley. You're encouraged to write out a note of appreciation and blessing as we say "so long for now".
Sunday, August 21st, we won't be gathering in our building to hold a worship service. Instead, we'll be going out into our community to worship by serving!
At 9:00 that morning, we'll meet at the Twisp Community Center along with the congregation from Cascade Bible Church. We'll pray and then go out in teams to complete different projects for the elderly, the needy, friends, strangers, and our entire community. All of this will be done as a free gift to demonstrate God's love in practical ways - a perfect way to be "water, light, and salt"!
Although we've identified a number of projects, we're still open to suggestions. If you know of a good project that we could complete in a couple hours that morning, let me know. We'll need to know what specifically needs to be done, what materials/tools will be needed, and how many people would be needed.
Who knows what God may choose to do through our serving in Jesus' name? Be in prayer that hearts would be nudged closer to their loving creator.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church