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October 27, 2016

Last week we began our journey into the Book of Ruth with Naomi in deep loss with the death of her husband and both her sons.  She sees her life through the lens of deep grief, to the point of renaming herself 'Mara', meaning 'bitter'.  When Ruth and Orpah, her daughter-in-laws are given the option to return to their own people, Orpah returns to her people but Ruth stays with Naomi.  Chapter 1 began with 'famine' in the land of Moab and ends with Naomi and Ruth arriving in Bethlehem, which means 'house of bread' at the beginning of the barley harvest.  Yes - this is foreshadowing.

As we continue into chapter 2 this week, we will see Ruth make a gutsy, risk taking step of love to provide for Naomi.  Behind the scenes, God is at work through the circumstances of everyday life in Bethlehem.  We are going to meet a new character this week - Boaz.  As the story of Ruth unfolds, we will see God's blessings flow through the extraordinary obedience of followers of God (Ruth and Boaz) to fulfill God's law of love.  

As you read chapter 2 of Ruth in preparation for Sunday, ask yourself these questions:  Is Ruth taking a risk by going out into the field alone as a foreigner?  How is it risky?  What are the ways that Boaz shows 'hesed' (loving kindness) to Ruth (and Naomi)?  I count at least 6 ways!      Where does God show up in chapter 2?  (Think about ways that God shows up in subversive and behind the scene kind of ways!)  

I love this book of the Bible. Join us Sunday as we reflect on the ancient text and wonder about how it speaks to us today - Shalom!  

Pastor Mark    

October 30: Sunday School Pumpkin Party during worship service!

Message Schedule for Fall, 2016
The Book of Ruth
10/30         Hesed Meets Hesed                                                Ruth 2 
11/06         A Holy Risk Taker                                                     Ruth 3
11/13         DId You See Jesus?                                                 Ruth 4

11/20         Guest Speaker: Doug Kennedy

Download Schedule for Fall, 2016
What We Believe
10/30         Pietist                             Pastor Mark
11/06         Transformationist           Deone Quist

How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth!
11/13         Our view of Scripture
11/20         Message Reflection         Doug Kennedy

This Sunday is the kid's Pumpkin Party during worship service!

An Operation Christmas Child donation box will be put in the fellowship room starting this Sunday.

Teen Sunday School class is now being called "Teen Loft" per their idea.
Save The Date
Oct 30 - Sunday School Pumpkin Party during worship service
Nov 6  -  Church Directory Photos taken after service
Nov 6  -  Youth Bronco Game Night at the Quist home, 6 pm
Nov 12 - Church Work Day 9 - Noon
Nov 20 - Hymn Sunday

Nov 27 - Christmas Choir Rehearsal begins

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

We are a community of faith glorifying God, becoming like Christ, and building God's Kingdom. Because of God’s incredible love for us, we love one another deeply and share the hope we have in Jesus. By the Power of the Holy Spirit, we do this through: * Life-giving worship * Teaching God’s Word * Caring for one another * Serving our neighbors * Engaging our community * Sharing our resources.

We look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!
Crestview Church
3665 Madison Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 444-5780
Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m.


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