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Newsletter 9/22/2016

Genesis 3: The Fall:  Marred and Broken
The expression 'drinking from a firehose' might describe what we have been experiencing in this series so far. The Bible paints a picture with broad strokes in just the first three chapters of the first book.  After the creation of the heavens and the earth and the wonder and beauty of the creation of humanity, we don't even have time to breathe before chaos breaks out.  
The fact that we only have three chapters to describe creation and the fall into sin tells us something important.  The rest of the Bible, all 66 books, tell the story of God's plan of redemption.  
This weeks message is a sobering one... one we must hear and understand.  The fall into sin is a very important 'starting point' when it comes to faith and life.  The story of the fall reveals much about why the world is the way it is.  It speaks volumes about why we experience the brokenness in our world today.  One chapter of the Bible can't tell us everything, yet it tells us much of what we need to know about sin and our need for God.  
Read chapter three of Genesis for preparation this week.  As you read, what do you notice?  How does Satan change God's words and instructions to Adam and Eve?  Its interesting that God asks questions of Adam and Eve that I'm sure God already knows the answer.  Why might God ask the questions he does of Adam and Eve?  What might he be after?  
See you Sunday,
Pastor Mark
Prayer Guidance from Nehemiah 9&10 
You are encouraged to click HERE to view a prayer guide based on Nehemiah 9-10 from this past week's sermon.  It gives guidance for anyone to pray to God. 

Message Schedule for Fall, 2016
9/25/16       Biblical Worldview: The Fall: Marred and Broken    Genesis 3
10/2/16       Biblical Worldview: Redemption: In Christ Alone     Various Texts
10/9/16       Biblical Worldview: The End of all Things               Revelation 21
10/16/16     Seven Hebrew Ways to Praise                            Various OT Texts

Download Schedule for Fall, 2016
After the service on Sunday, we will meet in the Gathering Room for "Download." The current series is titled, "What does it mean to be Christian and what does 'reformed' mean?"  Roger Tinklenberg will continue his excellent lecture from last Sunday giving us some foundational church history. In the weeks to follow we will explore key grounding beliefs of Christianity and why they are important for our daily life today.    

What it means to be Christian and ‘Reformed?’
September 25th    History: Why are we Protestants?             Roger Tinklenberg
October  2nd        History: Creeds and Confessions              Pastor Mark
October  9th         3 Main Reformed Faith Expressions          Deone Quist
October 16th         What we believe: Doctrinalist                   Roger Tinklenberg
October 23rd         What we believe: Pietist                          Pastor Mark
October 30th         What we believe: Transformationist          Deone Quist
Sunday School Schedule for Fall, 2016
Sunday School starts at 10:45 A.M. We are still in need of just two more volunteers for Sunday School classes.  Please pray that God will call to the hearts of those who are willing to teach  (see the announcement below :)
Our children's ministry is still in need of 2 more volunteers! We would like to have each volunteer help 2x a month for a class, so that all teachers can alternate teaching weeks. The lessons are pre-planned and written in the Dwell curriculum - no preparation needed from teachers. Plus: it is great spending time with our youth and getting to know them! Thank you and if willing, please email Jackie ASAP
Thanks :)

Surprise Birthday Card Shower!
The office received an email from Arlene Stellinga, a sister of Ann Feikema (former member of Crestview Church).  Ann's 75th birthday is coming up and her family will be celebrating the occasion with her in October.  As a special surprise, they would love to have a bunch of birthday cards from friends and family to give to Ann at her party.  

This is a surprise so please send your birthday card, by October 1st, to 
Arlene Stelllinga 
834 Eagle Drive
Rock Valley, IA   51247  

Women's fellowship 
Invitation for all women interested in connecting with other women who are eager to gather together to engage God's Word while engaging in prayer and fellowship. Beginning this week, each Wednesday we will gather at 9:30 a.m. at the church for Daybreak, a weekly women's gathering.  Come and join us! 

Interested in joining the Community / Bridge team? 
The Community / Bridge team is one of the four ministry teams being formed under the Healthy Church initiative.  This team is responsible for social activities of the church, such as our BBQs, Bridge events, etc.  This team is also responsible for Service projects, such as BOHO.  For Crestview to be healthy, we need to nourish our existing members while always reaching out towards others, offering God's grace and love.  If interested, please contact Muffie VanAndel, (303) 444-7036 or

Tangled on Tanglewood: Knit and crochet group
The purpose of this group is to create community around something we enjoy while  learning to authentically live out our faith.  If this sounds good to you but don't know how to knit or crochet, that's okay.  I love to teach and have taught knitting and crochet for BVSD LifeLong Learning.  Anyone over 14 welcome.  For more info please text Eileen at 720 244-6024 or email me at
Community Garden Plans at Crestview
Over the last few months a garden committee, (Mark, Deone, Jess, Eleanor and Eileen) have been looking into the possibility of a community garden on Crestview's large plot of land. We are still in the planning stages and would welcome feedback, comments and anyone interested in becoming more involved - either in the planning process, or tending a plot next year. 

Please keep this project in your prayers - that we can build not just garden plots, but lasting relationships and community as well. And that there may be many opportunities to extend God's love and grace to our corner of Boulder. 

Jess & Danny to do Light the Night Walk
OK, the day has ALMOST arrived!  Danny and Jess will be doing the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in Denver next Thursday, September 29.  The walk is to raise money for blood cancer patient treatments.  One of their really good friends, Zoe, had leukemia and is in remission but still needs to take a pill every day for the rest of her life.  (Zoe also works for the local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Denver.)  If you are interested in sponsoring Jess and/or Dan for this very good cause that would be “awesome.”  Just click on their fund raising pages below:
Fund Danny Here
Fund Jess Here

If anyone is interested in participating in the event, please contact Danny at and he will send you more information.

CRC Newsletter for 9/21/2016
Click HERE to view the current copy of the Christian Reformed Church Newsletter. 

Habitat for Humanity--Death in the Family
You may have read in the Daily Camera the sad story of James Biar who died of a brain aneurysm this past week.  James' life is one of incredible courage and achievement.  He leaves behind his wife, Rachel, and their four children who live in a house built by Habitat for Humanity.  To read James' story and/or make a donation to help the family, click HERE to go to the GoFundMe page.  

Empty Prescription Bottles STILL Needed
Terry Maker is still collecting 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!!

James and Sheryl Cloyd, missionary friends of Crestview who have recently moved from Alsace to Strasbourg, France.  Click HERE to read their latest newsletter.

Save the Date
Oct. 22 - Movie Night at Crestview

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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