The Leaders . . .

Author: Pastor Joel
September 22, 2017

Last Sunday we began a new sermon series titled, "It's a Revolution." Our message on Sunday is "The Leaders," and is based on Luke 5:1-11 and Mark 1:16-20. Jesus came to bring a revolution. However, the revolution is rooted in what God already did. Luke makes sure to show Jesus as the new Moses who then conveys his authority to the leaders, the disciples. The disciples were his agents operating under his authority, bringing his message. And so are we, Christians! Do you bring the correct message? Do you do so under his authority?

Sunday is Name Tag Sunday, we will receive an offering for Faith and Action and have the privilege of witnessing infant baptism. 

CONGRATULATIONS PASTOR SIANG HUP who sustained his interview with Classis Illiana on Tuesday! Pastor Hup will be installed at a worship service soon in Indianapolis. Pathway Church, who will hold his ministerial credentials, will be invited to participate. More information to follow soon. 

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 to sign up or for more information, (219) 558-0573. We will carpool together; you won’t want to miss it!

SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY:  SIGN UP ON SUNDAY – You have an opportunity to join a weekly Sunday afternoon Small Group Bible Study on the Psalms beginning on Sunday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m. in St. John, Indiana. This will be an open Bible discussion group. No DVD teaching. It’s open to all ages; no Bible knowledge is needed. Please do bring your Bible! We will NOT meet on major school breaks or around the holidays. Sign up on Sunday or call the church office with questions, (219) 558-0573.

JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP KICK-OFF – The Junior High Youth Group will begin their season with a kick-off THIS Sunday, September 24 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Crown Point, Indiana. Hope to see you Sunday!

HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH – You are invited to Hope Community Church's weekly worship service THIS Sunday, September 24 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. 

WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY – The Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study will meet again Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. in St. John. Please note the date change because of some conflicts on October 4. Our current study is The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. We will be viewing the DVD segment, “Belt of Truth.” If you need a book to do the homework after segment 1, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573. It’s not too late to join this Bible Study! 

WOMEN'S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet NEXT Friday, September 29 from 9:15 am. - 11:15 am. in St. John. Our study is "Entrusted" by Beth Moore. In this 6 session study of II Timothy, Beth Moore will encourage women to guard what God has entrusted to them, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and mentor younger generations of women just as Paul discipled Timothy. Because in moments of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness. We would love to have you join us! Here are our other dates through early December:  October 13, October 27, November 3, November 17 and December 1. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (219) 558-0573.

                             Sunday, October 8, 2:30 p.m. at Park Place 
               Worship featuring kids’ use of musical gifts: 2:30-2:45 p.m.
                                 Snack and Game Time: 3:15-4:00 p.m.
                               Worship Theme: “God Takes Care of Us.”
Pastor Joel will do a ten minute children-oriented message.
Children’s participation: Any child who wants to play a piece or sing a solo should let Pastor Joel know by October 5. This is an ideal time for a child to play a first 1-2 minute piece before the service begins. Any child who wants to help lead singing will be invited to the front to lead, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” and “This is My Father’s World.” No practice will be necessary; just come up when signaled. After the service, fellowship time will include homemade goodies by Park Place grandparents and Wii bowling, checkers, bingo, and puzzles. Thanks from Pastor Joel to all the Pathway children, moms and Park Place grandparents who agreed to greet, play, lead games, bake goodies, and help. We’re going to have a great time!

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH LEADER NEEDED – Are you zany, young at heart, relational, joyful, crazy, and impulsive? Or, some combination of anything that includes “willing?” You are needed to join our high school youth leader team! Pathway has an amazing group of high school teens that needs you to enjoy them. It’s low commitment, four hours per month on Sunday late afternoons. One Sunday per month is a lesson (you need not teach, but can if you want). The other is an activity. A bit of admin assistance is a priority. Contact the ever young at heart Rachel Davids, She will mold this opportunity to match your gifts and passions.  

NEXT FAMILY NIGHT - MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 11 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Cedar Lake, Indiana. We will roast hot dogs, take a hay ride, play games (pink and blue), and carve pumpkins. This is a rain or shine event. 

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, or the office, You don’t have to be a member to participate.

NEW BLOG POSTED THIS MORNING – Pastor Joel posted a new blog this morning entitled, "Extreme Weather; A Sovereign, Good God, and Modern Skepticism." What's the Christian explanation for a good, all powerful God allowing massive storms to decimate? Christian actor Kirk Cameron takes a great stab at an answer. Note the counter jabs by an author critiquing Kirk's explanation. It is posted on under the Resources Tab, under JZ's A To Z Blog. You may also click on the following link:

ELIM'S DUTCH FESTIVAL is TOMORROW, Saturday, September 23, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. With free admission, free parking, and fun activities for all ages, this year’s Dutch Festival is sure to become an annual highlight for your family! Held on the grounds of Elim Christian Services (13020 S. Central Avenue, Palos Heights, IL), the event features great food, shopping, entertainment, and a farmer’s market. All proceeds directly impact the children and adults of Elim.




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Crown Point Christian School
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St. John, Indiana 46373









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