When Fixing Is Not Enough . . .

Author: Pastor Joel
October 06, 2017


TOMORROW, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, from 8:00 a.m. - noon is our Faith and Action Firewood Opportunity. Calling everyone 7th grade and up to assist with splitting, packaging and stacking of firewood at the Crete wood splitting site. Come when you can; leave when you must. The wood lot doesn't have an exact address. It is best to use Universal Steel's address located at 225 W. Burville Road in Crete for GPS. Upon your arrival to Universal Steel, follow these directions:  At Hartman and Burville Road, go South on Hartman. Hartman dead ends into a field . . . turn right on a stone road. You will go back about 1/4 mile and then turn right through a gate and go all the way to the back of the lot. Look for Faith and Action signs to guide you!

On Sunday we continue in our current sermon series, "It's a Revolution." Our message is "When Fixing is Not Enough" and is based on Luke 5:17-26. Do we really want to get well or do we just want the pain to stop? Again our nation was hit by another tragedy, and the temptation is to pray “Stop the bad stuff, Lord. Give us the good stuff.” However, what if Jesus answers our deepest needs rather than simply eliminating the pain? Remember, He came to usher in the season of the Lord’s favor! This is more than stopping the bad stuff and giving us the good. It’s fixing our greatest problem.

BUILDING FUND OFFERING THIS SUNDAY – "There is a time for everything," according to Ecclesiastes 3:1, "and a season for every activity under heaven.” Your leadership and building teams believe "the time to build" is getting closer. To prepare, Pathway is taking a building fund offering every 2nd Sunday of the month. Please give so we can prepare for the time!

      - As Pathway Church grows, it is possible that the deacons will be asked to
        provide assistance to more families in need. In order to be proactive, the
        deacons will be scheduling benevolent fund offerings on the 5th Sundays of 
        the month (4 times per year).
        The first scheduled benevolent offering will be Sunday, October 29.

      - The deacons would like to remind the congregation that there is a giving  
         option on the church website (pathwaycrc.org). There are currently four  
         choices for giving: General Fund, Building Fund, Mission Fund, and 
         Benevolent Fund.

                           THIS Sunday, October 8, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Park Place 
                                        Worship Theme: “God Takes Care of Us.”
                                             We would love to have ALL attend!
Come support Pathway's children as they lead in worship. Then enjoy snack time and games with Park Place friends. The service will be focused on children and will be 45 minutes. The games and snacks will also be 45 minutes.
Kids, if you are willing to play an instrument or sing a solo, please let Pastor Joel know TODAY, (219) 558-0573 or pastorjoel@pathwaycrc.org
Adults, we want children to have an entry level experience in leading worship. This will not be polished!
Kids, if you want to come up front and help lead singing, we’ll be doing:
     - This is My Fathers World
     - He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands
     - Jesus Loves Me / Jesus Loves the Little Children
     - What a Friend We Have in Jesus??

HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH – You are invited to Hope Community Church's weekly worship service THIS Sunday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m. using the facilities of the First Church of the Nazarene, 18210 Clark Road, Lowell, Indiana (located directly behind the Strack & Van Til on Rt. 2/Main Street). Drop by for a visit to support this infant congregation. 

FALL FEST:  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Cedar Lake, Indiana –
- You are welcome to arrive earlier and take a walk in the woods or skip stones in
   the pond.
- Bring lawn chairs!
- Hot dogs, brats, chili, and drinks will be provided.
- Come decorate a pumpkin, take a hay ride, sit by a fire, enjoy long time friends,
   and meet  new friends. Pink and Blue will enjoy some game time as well.
- This event is rain or shine.
- Pathway signs will mark the farm entrance.

WOMEN'S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet Friday, October 13 from 9:15 am. - 11:15 am. in St. John. Our study is "Entrusted" by Beth Moore. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS – We are so blessed to have so many people who are committed to the spiritual upbringing of the children in our church. In order to ensure the safety of the kids at Pathway, we will be having a Mandatory Training Meeting following the service NEXT Sunday, October 15. We will discuss safety procedures, ways to lead the kids well, and answer any questions you might have. This meeting is for ALL volunteers in Pathway Kids, Nursery, Youth Groups, Catechism, and Family Night who did not attend a training meeting last year. Your service to the kids of Pathway is greatly appreciated!

POTLUCK SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 – All are invited to join us on Sunday, October 29 following the service for our fall potluck. Please bring a side dish, salad, or main dish to share. Drinks and dessert will be provided.  

YOUTH PRAISE TEAM – Calling all youth! If you have musical gifts of singing or playing an instrument, we’d like you to play in the youth praise band on October 29. Contact Paul Siemer, pathwayworship@pathwaycrc.org or the office, pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org. You don’t have to be a member to participate.

COMMUNION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 – We will celebrate Holy Communion, have a youth praise team, take a benevolence offering and have our fall potluck following the worship service. It will also be Name Tag Sunday and Catechism and Pathway Kids will NOT meet.?

CALLING ALL LADIES FOR AN ASPIRE CONFERENCE – Looking for a night of laughs, girl time and worship? Join us as we attend an Aspire Conference on Sunday, November 12 at Heartland Christian Center in Valparaiso. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Tickets are $20. Sign up on Sunday or contact the church office at (219) 558-0573 to purchase tickets. We will carpool together; you won’t want to miss it!

- November 23, Thanksgiving Day Service at 9:00 a.m.
  Deliver meals at 9:45 a.m. Nursery provided. 
  Invite your family and friends to worship and then deliver meals with us.

This year the St. John Chamber of Commerce will join us in meal delivery. Pathway will again deliver and pay for our 500 meals. The Chamber is helping with an additional 1000 meals. Pathway, this is big that our local business owners will join us! Joel and Terri have spent the last 2 years building relationships with the Chamber. This is the fruit of that effort. Make sure to meet some new friends that day. Meal delivery should be finished for most by 11:30 a.m. so you can enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends.

- December 17, Candlelight Service at 5:00 p.m. Nursery provided.

- Sunday, December 24, 10:00 a.m. Service.
  (There will be no evening Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Service.)




Worshiping At

Crown Point Christian School
Sunday 10:00 AM
10550 Park Place
St. John, Indiana 46373









Office Location
11101 W. 97th Lane
St. John, Indiana 46373

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 62
St. John, Indiana 46373