Newsletter Week of April 12

Good News for Wednesday, April 14

Pastor’s Piece

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   -Philippians 3:12-14

This is the counsel that the Apostle Paul provided the church at Philippi-  keep moving forward.  Keep growing in grace and in the knowledge and love of Jesus.  And in the verse right before this passage, Paul says that somehow, in trying to become more like Jesus, he hopes to share in Jesus’ resurrection.  Keep moving forward.  

Sometimes moving forward requires us to stop some things, or to let parts of our life go.  Often there are bad habits or patterns of behavior that we need to let go of.  But just as often the things that God asks us to let go of aren’t “bad,” they’re actually quite “good!”  It is much more difficult to let go of the good things in our lives in order to grow in our love for Jesus than it is to let go of our bad habits.  But this is exactly what Jesus requires of us time and time again- we must let go of one thing in order to grow in Him.  In the sermon on Sunday, we’ll be taking a look at our lives and the places and things that Jesus is calling us to let go of in order to grow in His grace and love. 

Also, I wanted to let you know that those who are joining us online can find us back on forthelake.online.church this week!  Thank you for transitioning to Facebook last week while we made some upgrades.  I’m sure you’ll appreciate the new look and sound of the livestream this week.  Join us in person or online at 9:30am, or you can also 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.

Get Involved
There are multiple volunteer opportunities available at Faithbridge Church. If you are ready to get plugged in to one of our ministry teams, contact the church office. Some of the opportunities include, video, audio, praise and worship, small groups, children’s ministry, and several others. Let us help you can find a place to connect, grow and serve at Faithbridge.

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.

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