It's A Revolution . . .

Author: Pastor Joel
September 15, 2017

On Sunday, I will begin a new sermon series titled, "It's a Revolution." Our message Sunday is Home Town Announcement -- Then, a Riot with Intent to Kill." Our scripture passages are Luke 4:14-30.

In this first message of the sermon series, a hick town guy announces to his peeps that he’s going to change the world. They blow up on him, but he escapes. That’s Sunday’s scripture and message. Over the next few weeks, we will explore just how radical and visionary Jesus’ plan is, not just for them, but for us NOW. You are invited to join the revolution as led by Jesus and told by Luke. I will dip into some Jewish rabbinical teaching stuff that shows just how amazing Jesus is, and why we should want to follow Him. 

It was good to be renewed at our communion service last Sunday. Our next communion service will be October 29. It will also be a youth Sunday musically. There will be a benevolence offering and a fall potluck.

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 and purchase tickets at the back information table. We will carpool together; you won’t want to miss it!

SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITY – Mark Barnes will lead a Sunday afternoon small group starting in late September/early October on the Psalms. 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! Place and time to be determined. Contact the church office for more Information, (219) 558-0573.

HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH – You are invited to Hope Community Church's weekly worship service THIS Sunday, September 17 in Lowell. Pastor Joel will bring the message! The services are at 4:00 p.m. at 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. 

        Planning Meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Park Place
                                                         in their meeting room!
                                             (Trudy, receptionist, will direct you!)
                We are looking for a couple moms and kids to help with planning.
                                     See Pastor Joel if you are interested.  
THE SERVICE PLAN:  The service will be centered on kids, worship songs, and hymns. Most of the service will be singing and/or interactivity worship like reading favorite Bible passages, or reporting on the coolest things we’ve seen God do. There will be a short 10 minute message on a topic for the season. Children with musical gifts of singing and/or instruments are invited to participate. After a 45 minute service, there will be homemade snacks (please Park Place friends!), and games. The goal is to mix young and old, and allow a format for worship that encourages the young in their faith and music development with encouragement from Park Place friends. 
                                               Mark the Calendar!
                       Our first Park Place Service is October 8 at 2:30 pm.

NEXT FAMILY NIGHT - LOCK IN ON YOUR CALENDAR – Wednesday, October 11 from 6 – 8 PM in Cedar Lake, Indiana. We will enjoy pumpkin carving, a hay ride, roasting hot dogs over a fire, and a pink game/blue game!  

WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY – The Women's Wednesday Evening Bible Study will meet Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. in St. John. We will be discussing The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer:  All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you:  your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, The Armor of God study is for you. The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer's inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory, (7 sessions). We will meet on the first and third Wednesdays.  Please call the church office at (219) 559-0573 if you are interested in joining. We welcome all new and returning women to study with us!!!! 

ELIM DUTCH FESTIVAL is on 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.

JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP KICK-OFF – The Junior High Youth Group will begin their season with a kick-off on Sunday, September 24 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., in Crown Point, Indiana. We look forward to a new season, having fun with your kids, and getting to know them better!

WOMEN'S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet Friday, September 29 at 9:15 am. in St. John. Please call the church office at (219) 558-0573 if you are interested in obtaining materials and also to let us know if you will need childcare. We will be studying "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 is our schedule up until the beginning of December:  October 13, October 27, November 3, November 17 and December 1. 

NEW BLOG POSTED THIS MORNING – Pastor Joel posted a new blog this morning entitled, "Zuidema, Hup, and the Burmese -- What's Up?" It is posted on under the Resources Tab, under JZ's A To Z Blog. You may also click on the folllowing link:

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.




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









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

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