Weekly News and Updates from Crestview Church
Crestview Info - January 21, 2016


Glorifying God

Message from Pastor Mark
My friends in Christ,  for that is what you are,
This Sunday Jacci Busch will be with us to bring us a message from Psalm 139, The Desire to be Known.  The Hebrew word for 'to know' in the Bible is Yada.  Not Yoda :), Yada.  Yoda may have knowledge of the force, but God's knowing (Yada) of all things goes far beyond Yoda.  It is an intimate word that describes God's complete knowing of us.  God's desire for us is to know him as he knows us.  Psalm 139 is an invitation to an intimate relationship with our Creator/Savior God.  After reading Psalm 139, ask yourself: Does this kind knowledge that God has of me bring comfort or fear?  How does David, the writer of this Psalm respond to God's knowing Him intimately? (vs. 23-24)         
On January 31st and Feb 7th, we will be focusing on the theme of FAITH.  To follow Christ is the call to a journey filled with invitation, challenge, discovery, and adventure.  To follow well, we will engage FAITH.  Hebrews 11 says, "Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."  Faith engages both mystery and knowledge, trust and community, word and deed.  In preparation for January 31st, read Hebrews 11.  A fun study exercise: Make a list of the outcomes or action verbs resulting from the faith of the people listed.  When finished with the chapter, read the list of outcomes... stunning!          

In Christ,
Pastor Mark

Second Offering for the Kriegers
A 2nd offering will be take this Sunday 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.

Children's Sunday School 10:15am  
Sunday School this year has been focusing on characters of the Old Testament. Ruth and Jackie have come up with a plan to help Crestview Children learn more in-depth about these characters.  This week's character is Ruth (Book of Ruth).
Download 10:20am
After the Sunday sermon, please get your coffee and join Jacci in the Fellowship Hall Library for a time of reflection and "unpacking" the sermon.

Becoming Like Christ

Crestview Memory Verses
During the first four months of 2016 our fellowship is committing Philippians 3:7-11 to memory.  Here is verse 7--do you have it memorized?:
What was to my profit I now consider loss
for the sake of Christ.

Prayer Cards
Thank Givings:
Eddy and I were blessed with jobs at BOHO thanks to Steve W.
-Eddy & Amelia Lenn

Prayer Request:
Please pray that Eddy and I will have patience and strength to deal with our new jobs & Eddy will continue to thrive through his disability.
-Eddy & Amelia Lenn

Building The Kingdom

Crestview Giving and Expenses update
For July through December 2015
Actual     | Budgeted      |  Over/(Under)
Giving     |   Giving         |   Budget
$100,288 | $127,000       |  ($22,831)

Actual     | Budgeted     | Over/(Under)
Expense | Expense       |  Budget
$86,649   | $126,876     | ($40,227)
Net Income
$17,520    |  $124          |  $17,396
For this fiscal year, our giving has not been meeting our budget.   Until now, our actual expenses have been below budget, because of not paying salary and benefits to a pastor.  Now that we have a pastor, our expenses have increased since we are paying salary and benefits.
The deacons ask that you prayerfully consider your giving, so that Crestview can faithfully implement its Mission and Vision, and support our valued staff members.  If you have any questions about the Crestview Budget, please contact Joe VanAndel.

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.

Volunteers in Action Fundraising Dinner
VIA will hold its spring fundraising "Servants Dinner" on Saturday evening, March 19 at the Arrowhead Golf Course Event Room.  Mark your calendar. Everyone is invited.
- Don Hansum, Director, Volunteers in Action, 303.713.9144, 

Save the Date
Sun. Jan. 24 - 2nd offering for The Kriegers
May 1-3 - Moab Men's Retreat

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


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