Update from Pastor Jeremy – November 11, 2022
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- Volunteer at Living Nativity
- Get your Living Nativity tickets
- We’re hiring a Next Gen Director
Hello Creekside family. This is Pastor Jeremy with a quick video message for you.
Well, it’s officially Christmas time. The snow is flying out there, it’s hard to believe that this is happening already. I specifically moved away from Saskatchewan for this reason, but you know, ’tis the season I guess. And so all the people are excited about putting up their Christmas trees. Anyways, this is not what the message is about or the video… just going on a tangent because there’s snow outside.
Hopefully you enjoyed this past week’s sermon as we looked at the question that Jesus asked, “do you want to get well?” to the man who is sitting at the side of the pool of Bethsaida. And we see this man who is just simply focused on this one circumstance changing in his life, which is that pool being stirred by that angel so he can then enter into it and hopefully be healed. And he’s so focused on that, that Jesus is right there with him, having conversation with him. And Jesus asked the question, “do you want to get well?” And the man is like, “I do, but I just can’t get in the pool.” And the reality is that Jesus tells that man to take his mat, to get up and walk. And the beauty of that sermon, of this story, is that we see obviously there’s healing within Christ. It causes us to focus and turn our attention onto Him, knowing that He’s there right beside us. And sometimes, actually a lot of times, we need to take our eyes off of that circumstance and just hoping that something’s going to change and forget that the one who can bring the change, the one who can change our perspective and the one who can step into the situation is right there with us. And His name is Jesus. And so if you miss this weekend’s past sermon, I think I said that right, you can click on the link on this email and it will take you to the sermon.
This Sunday, my beautiful wife, she’s going to be speaking, and she’s going to be looking at the question where Jesus asked, “how many loaves do we have?” And so I’m excited for her to be up there. She’s excited to bring the word to you this Sunday.
As I mentioned, the snow, the tangent at the beginning, obviously Christmas is happening. It’s getting close and we have Living Nativity that is going to be less than a month away when we get to this Sunday. And so we need volunteers. And so I encourage you to sign up to volunteer. Throughout October we heard lots of stories of people within our campus and in our network who have volunteered, and just the impact it’s had on their life. And so we need you to make this happen. And we’re excited for Living Nativity to be bigger than, you know, it’s been the last couple of years. And so sign up to help. Also sign up to get your tickets to come. They don’t cost anything. We are just wanting to make sure that it’s a comfortable amount in each service, where it’s comfortable then to park too outside, and so please sign up. Coordinate with your families on what is the best service and what will be the funniest one or the most impactful one. You can choose. And so, Living Nativity is happening, please sign up and volunteer.
Lastly, we have a job posting and you’ve heard that we, for the last two weeks we’ve announced it, it’s our Next Gen Director that we are looking for Creekside. And this is for our kids and youth, all together. We are looking for someone to lead those in that age demographic. So we need you to pray. Continue to bring this into your prayer time with Christ. Continue to talk to those within your family who maybe have some connections and let them know like, hey, we’re looking for this and we want to see this position filled. And I am hopeful and believing that the right person is going to come along to our campus, or maybe they’re even in our campus already, to take on this role.
So that’s all I got. Hopefully, you know what, you just didn’t get focused on my tangent about snow, but there was a lot more good stuff in this email video. So thanks. See you Sunday.