Newsletter Week of April 5

Good News for Wednesday, April 7

Pastor’s Piece

It was so great to see so many familiar faces on Sunday!  And I won’t tell you who, but I even saw someone jumping up and down because they were so excited that they saw their friend!  For Kristen and myself, I can say that it was truly great to worship with our Faithbridge family.  I also know that many of you were worshipping from home for a variety of reasons. 

*Online folks- please know that we love you and that I was jumping up and down inside just thinking about how we were all celebrating our risen Savior together.  And thank you for your continued patience as we get the kinks worked out with the livestream.  I’m positive that it’ll get better every week for the next 3 or 4 weeks with the improvements that we’ve been making!

This week we are starting a new sermon series that I’ve titled “In the Garden” where we will be looking into some of the times that Jesus taught his listeners about God by sharing agricultural stories and metaphors.  This week we are going to talk about how the change Jesus wants in each of our hearts (aka discipleship) can truly start as small as a tiny seed.  We’ve all got something that God is still trying to teach us and change in our lives, but that change might very well be easier than you think- if you let God in.    

We will continue to provide a livestream of the service at 9:30am on Sundays at 9:30am at forthelake.online.church!  And you can view the recording of the service later (usually by 6pm on Sunday night) on our website faithbridgelakechurch.com

Blessings in the wilderness,

Pastor Andy Blacksher

Connect, Grow and Serve…

Back Again this summer! 

As we look toward a brighter summer, we are pleased to announce that Ignite All-Day Summer Camp will return to Faithbridge Church this July 19-23, 2021.  The cost is $75 and is open to all kids 6-12.  

It is a blast for the kids!  If you have a potential camper in your family or your neighborhood, I encourage you to sign up soon. Scholarships are available by contacting the church office.  In the weeks and months ahead there will be more information available about how you can help bless these children through scholarships and volunteer opportunities. 
Register Now!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
If you would be available to help with this outreach, there is a sign-up sheet in the church lobby, or you can contact the church office at office@faithbridgelakechurch.com.

THE FAITHBRIDGE HOSPITALITY TEAM IS READY TO GO
Have you ever noticed the smiling faces that greet everyone who enters Faithbridge each Sunday morning? Those are members of our Hospitality Team.  If you’d be interested in smiling for others on Sunday mornings, please contact the church office for more information about becoming a member of the team.
We need your smile! 🙂

JOIN THE VIDEO MINISTRY
We are getting excited about the prospect of in-person services again.  For those who still want to worship remotely, we will have a new advanced video system so the services can be live-streamed, in addition to recording.  We are looking for several volunteers to help operate the new equipment.  If you are concerned about dealing with new technology, no need. We will provide all the training you’ll need.  Please contact the church office or Larry Melville if you’d be interested in being part of this new ministry, or if you’d just like more information.  Thanks and God bless. 

By our Prayers…

Please remember the following people and situations in your prayers this week:

The Albert Family – at the passing of their wife and mother, Terry. Please pray for Dan, Cindy and the rest of the family.  Notes of concern can be sent to 329 Bristol Bay Drive,  Unit 2A, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Christy McField – Debbie Geasley’s sister-in-law who has breast cancer.
Darrell Monday – Darrell is starting new medications, all while he and Myrna are trying to settle into a new home.
Fred Moore – Danny Moore’s nephew as he continues chemo and radiation treatments.

(To be included in this list, please reply to this email or contact the church office.)