What does a church do when the weather gets nasty?


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Sunday morning staff parking lot

It was snowy. It was icy. It was the next step in the great ADVENTure. Did you miss it? 

Last weekend was a wintry mess. However, since the Lead Pastor grew up in the Midwest, drives a 4 wheel-drive pickup truck, and thinks snow is a non-event, we went ahead with all three weekend gatherings. Many of you (about 40%) chose to play it safe and stay at home. If you did that, you missed an important step in our journey toward the Great ADVENTure this Christmas season. I know some of you will listen to the podcast. And many more of you will think about listening to the podcast, but will get distracted by everything else on your to-do list, and never get around to it. So for you, I’m offering the 90 second condensed version of the next step.

  • Week 1: Worship Fully (Advent is an invitation to the presence and powerful work of God.)
  • Week 2: Spend Less (Advent is a threat to every other kingdom, including the kingdom of more.)
  • Last week: Give More

What? HOW is that possible? Great question. Here’s what we learned last weekend:

We give more by giving gifts that truly matter. And Advent is the model for giving gifts that matter. It’s a gift that matters for three key reasons:

  1. Advent is the message from God, “I am with you.” We can model that message, and “give more” this year by giving our time.
  2. Advent is the message, “I am for you.” We can model that message, and “give more” this year by giving words of life.
  3. Advent is the message, “I will help you.” We can model that message, and “give more” this year by giving grace.

Want to know more? And want to hear some great stories of how this looks in real life? Then check out the podcast. Then bring the whole family and join us this weekend for an unforgettable “Family Xperience” presented by PowerHouse!

-Pastor Mark 

P.S. If we need to cancel weekend services due to inclement weather, we’ll notify you by email, we’ll put the information on our web site, and we’ll indicate that on our main phone line. Check any of those for up-to-the-minute changes.  

People trying to drive to Seneca Creek to hear Mark preach. :)

People trying to drive to Seneca Creek to hear Mark preach. 🙂

Posted on December 12, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks, Mark! Perfect post (I was in absentium). Love the photo caption!

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