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Crestview Info - January 7, 2016

 

 
Glorifying God
 
Message from Pastor Mark
Crestview Family, 
Yes!  Sunday is coming - and I can't wait to worship our Lord together.  This Sunday is Part 2 of our Mission/Vision series:Becoming Like Christ!  Our text is Philippians 1:3-11.  As you read the text in preparation for Sunday, ask yourself these two questions: Is 'Becoming Like Christ' something that happens quickly or is it a journey - more like a process?  (Where do you see evidence for this answer in the text?)  And what does becoming like Christ look like?  (Again, do you see some answers to this question in the text?)  See you Sunday!
 
By the way, several of you followed up last weeks sermon on Glorifying God with questions, one being: How do I know if something is an idol in my life?  There will be a tool in your bulletin this Sunday that will help you in discerning what potentially could be functioning as an idol in your own life.  
 
In Christ,
Pastor Mark

Children's Sunday School 10:15am
Sunday School will resume this coming Sunday.  Ruth and Jackie have worked hard to create a special environment for our children to learn about the Lord who loves them.  

Download 10:20am
After the Sunday sermon, please get your coffee and join Mark in the Fellowship Hall Library for a time of reflection and "unpacking" the sermon.

January 24: Second offering
A 2nd offering will be take on January 24 for Stephen and Hillary Krieger, our missionaries spreading the Gospel in the United Kingdom on the University of Birmingham campus.  Click here to view their recent newsletter.

 
Becoming Like Christ

Requests for Prayer
Please pray for Carol Ackerman, a former Crestview member.  Carol had a bad fall down stairs, breaking her ankle and splintering leg bones.  She is in PowerBack Rehabilitation Center in Lafayette.
- M & J Van Andel

Please pray for Pastor Mark who left Boulder at 2pm today to drive to Des Moines, Iowa to pick up his van*.  Ask for dry, safe roads and stamina to last through the 18 hour round trip (he will stop and get a hotel room tonight).
*If you have not yet heard about the epic breakdown he had in Adaire, Iowa last week, you should ask him about it. 
- Debbie

Discipleship Training - an Amazing Opportunity for Crestview
PLEASE NOTE that Crestview will pay the fee to attend this (great!) training course.
One of our Healthy Church initiatives is to learn about, and excel in, Discipleship.  We have a great opportunity for interested church members.  There is a 3DM Discipleship and Mission Workshop January 28-30, beginning at 2pm on Thursday, January 28 and concluding at 12:30pm on Saturday, January 30th in Littleton (we’ll be carpooling).  This workshop provides an opportunity for us to be introduced to the disciple-making tools and resources of 3DM and the Learning Community process being supported by the Together in Mission / Front Range initiative, funded in part by Classis Rocky Mountain (that’s OUR church’s regional council).  This workshop provides an opportunity to experience the tools and strategies field-tested over the past two decades to train leaders in developing a disciple-making culture.    Mark has been involved with 3DM and will be returning early to Colorado to take this workshop.  We’re looking for others who have a heart for this ministry.  

If you are interested, please contact Muffie VanAndel (303) 444-7036 or margaret.vanandel@gmail.com by January 15.


Building The Kingdom

Snowshoe Trip
Free snowshoe outing!  If you’ve ever wanted to try snowshoeing, here’s your chance.
Winter Trails Day is a free snowshoe festival with hundreds of demo snowshoes for adults and children; advice from snowshoe experts, demos snowshoes to try out and outdoor gear displays. 
 
Please invite friends and neighbors
 
Where:  Bear Lake Park & Ride, Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain Park
When: January 16, 2016.  10am to 3pm
Price: Free with National Park Entrance Fee/Pass
What to Bring:  Food, water, warm boots, driver’s license for registration, National Park Pass (if you have one)
 
Meet at church at 8:45AM, leave at 9:00AM.
 
Call Joe VanAndel, 303-817-8843 with any questions.  Please call Joe or email joe.vanandel@gmail.com so we know who is coming.
 
Newsletter from the CRC Denomination
Want to find out the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims? Want to see what CRC's World Renew is doing to help after the Christmas floods and tornadoes?  How about reading about evangelism via vegetables (The Table--a Denver Home Missions ministry).  All this and more in the CRC News Service weekly newsletter.  Click here to view a copy or cut and past:  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5d0a468ccba985c5b0985464e&id=e2f39ba899&e=2722b495b3 into your browser.

Crestview Missions
Crestview supports missionaries and missions all over the world.  Click HERE for an overview of programs supported by Crestview.  Please remember to pray for our missionaries and those that we partner with to do the work of the kingdom.


Save the Date
Sat., Jan. 16 - Snowshoe Trip, Rocky Mt. National Park
Sun. Jan. 24 - 2nd offering for The Kriegers

Remember that all current and future Crestview events can be viewed on the Calendar

 

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