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Crestview Newsletter 7/7/2016

Nehemiah 2
This past week we kicked off a new sermon series on Nehemiah/Ezra.  We saw that God gave Nehemiah a burden - to see the shame and vulnerability of God's people removed.  The shame of God's people was related to the destruction of Jerusalem, it's temple and walls, and the exile of the people to Assyria and Persia. The destruction and exile of the people was directly related to their disobedience.  So God places a burden on Nehemiah's heart to restore the people's relationship with God through repentance, renewal, and rebuilding.  Hope is about to be reborn.  
If you missed last weeks message over the holiday weekend, I encourage you to get on line and listen to the setup message to the series.  Go to and click on the messages tab.  You will see it there.  You will receive some history and background to the time of Nehemiah/Ezra that will be helpful moving forward in the series.  
This week: Nehemiah 2.  Nehemiah is a good example of Godly character.  As you read chapter 2, what character traits does Nehemiah live out?  What is Nehemiah's first reaction when confronted with a challenge? (Clue: it has to do with getting on your knees.)  Notice as you read the movements of the story: Making his 'burden' known, prayer, and then asking for what he needs.  
In chapter 2 the King of Persia asks Nehemiah a question, "What is it you want?"  This is a powerful question.  In our lives today, this could be a question that comes to us directly from God, "What is it you want?"  Just as the King of Persia has the power to grant Nehemiah's request, so God has the power to grant ours.  So if we are asked this question by God, how would we answer?  Has God given us a 'burden' in our life that restores others in a right relationship with God or with others?  When Nehemiah's burden is clarified - he makes it known, he prays, and then he moves forward with action.    
Has God laid a 'burden' on you?  Not a weight that weighs us down, rather, a God-given passion to right something that is wrong?  
Special Download this Sunday: How to begin creating a 'Rule of Life'.
See you Sunday!   
Pastor Mark
Special Download scheduled for Sunday
As a follow up on the sermon series we just completed, "Drawing Near to God," we will have Download following the worship service on July 10th to further discuss how you can craft, create, and implement a Rule of Life of your own.   

Results of the Congregational Meeting
Last Sunday, June 26, we met after the service for our annual Congregational Meeting.  During the meeting the 2016-17 budget was approved unanimously. New elders and deacons are:

Sue Scheeres
Marty Huisjen

Ross Holland
Margaret VanAndel

Those who have completed their service on Council are Dave VandenBerg, Roger Tinklenberg (Elders), and Joe VanAndel (Deacon).  The thanks of the entire fellowship of Crestview Church goes out to Dave, Roger, and Joe for their dedication and diligent efforts on behalf of the people of Crestview to God's glory.
Pastor Mark Installation Service and Brunch
On Sunday, July 17, Mark Quist will be officially installed as pastor of Crestview Church. We will praise God for His mercy and blessings on our Fellowship through His gift to us of the Quist Family.

To make this a proper celebration before the Lord, we will have a feast (brunch) afterwards in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a dish to pass--whatever you would like to bring (i.e., egg dish, fruit, cheesecake....). And, of course, if you can't bring a dish then please be sure to bring yourself!  

Dessert Night at the Quist's

Crestview Honcho's, Homies, Hipsters, and Hippies, (or just plain Human):
We had a great first night of dessert at the Quists (20 people!)  Sign up for any of the remaining evenings (7:00-8:30pm) listed below by calling Mark and Deone, M: 616-566-
8201 or D: 616-566-4595, or emailing:  

OR click on the link below to sign up on line…/18KIuAC7RK9s-IrpP6qudVc…/viewform…

Dates available:
Sunday July 10th
Sunday July 24th
Sunday Aug 7th
Tuesday Aug 9th
Sunday Aug 14th 

See you soon in the Crestview hood,
Mark and Deone

Crestview Facebook Page
Hey, have you looked at the Crestview Facebook page lately?  Jackie does a great job of posting photos of all the various events (i.e., Bike to Work Day BBQ, Quists Movein Party, etc.) plus the latest "look" for the Sanctuary.  It is certainly worth checking out at

Sign up for Crestview camping!
Three weeks to go!  Everyone who would like to go camping but has not yet signed up for the splendid camping trip on July 29-31, it is time to send that email to Eleanor! 
We have camp sites reserved in beautiful Golden Gate State Park, just 50 minutes drive from Boulder.  If camping isn’t your thing, then plan to come for the day on Saturday. All you will miss is 2 nights of questionable sleep. There will be vaguely organized activities during the day on Saturday, all accessible straight from the campsite (hiking, biking (road and mountain), fishing and of course hanging out at camp). We will have our Crestview service in God’s amazing outdoors around 5pm on Saturday.  Crestview will cover the cost of the campsite, you will be responsible for the park entry fee ($7 per day). Invite your outdoor loving neighbors!
Email Eleanor to reserve your spot. ( ……….first come, first served. (Include number of people, number of vehicles, currently we have tent only sites – let me know if a camper/RV site is needed)

CRC Newsletter for 7/6/2016
Click HERE to view the current copy of the Christian Reformed Church Newsletter. 

Empty Prescription Bottles Needed
Terry Maker has asked for empty prescription bottles for an art project she is working on.  All sizes needed. Feel free to black out the name on the bottle with a black marker.  You can leave your donations in the church office. Thank you!!

Message from the Library
Launched in April 2016, the new Digital Library gives free, online access for CRC churches and members to hundreds of Faith Alive Christian Resources titles—including curriculum, Bible studies, and more. This one-year pilot program, made possible by your church’s support of Ministry Shares, will maximize the use and ministry impact of Faith Alive’s resources throughout the denomination. With the Digital Library, you and everyone in your church can access hundreds of resources in a more convenient way—any time of the day or night, from anywhere, on any device connected to the web. To get started, log in or create an account at
- Barb Tinklenberg

VBS at East Boulder Baptist Church, July 11-14
Hello Crestview Families -
A nearby church is offering summer Vacation Bible School open to neighborhood kids at no cost. Click HERE to view the description page on EBBC's website. 
- Jackie LaMaire

Save the Date
July 10 - Special Download after Service: Developing a Rule of Life
July 17 - Pastor Mark Installation Celebration & Brunch
July 29-31 - Crestview Camping, Golden Gate State Park

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

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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