There will not be a regular service at the YMCA on Sunday. As you have heard for the past few weeks, we are having Break-Out Church. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to a great worship experience this weekend!
Please be in prayer for all those in leadership of this exciting event.
We are coming up on the second Sunday of Lent. This week our scripture focus will be:
Also, don't forget that we are not meeting at The YMCA this Sunday due to a swim meet there. Instead, we are having Break-Out Church!
This past week has been an exciting one for The Well! The work on the new building continues, planning for Break-Out Sunday and lives are being changed through the work of our Father. It was such an honor to see the hearts that have been changed during our baptism service on Sunday. Below are a few pictures capturing those events.
It often seems like Sunday after Sunday you get the same things. Some songs, prayer, scripture, a message, coffee and rolls. Don't get me wrong, I love all of those things, and we do our best to keep our services fresh, Biblically grounded and relevant to your life. But every once in awhile it is good to mix things up. This is why I am excited about Break-out Sunday on February 24th. By meeting in various homes around Huntington, not only will we be able to meet some people who have just been familiar faces, we can start to build the kind of relationships that will carry The Well into the future as a relational church.
Some questions that have been asked are "What about kids? What will we do with them?" The answer is simple. Worship with them. I love how we do children's ministry on Sundays at The Well, but on days like today, our children can see that scripture reading, prayer, messages, and The Lord's table are part of what we will do. One day they will be out of kids ministry and sitting next to us in the rows. Days like Break-out Sunday begin to teach them and start conversations in the home about Christ and the goal of the church. So what if your child squirms or makes a little noise. Don't feel self conscious. Jesus drew the little children to him, and you shouldn't worry about their participation in church today, either. It is a beautiful thing for all generations of God's church to worship together.
Other than a few intentional elements, the service will be informal in nature and shorter than usual. The time before the service and the time at the end will be incredibly beneficial in getting to know one another. Even though this is far from normal for many of us, I could not be more excited about the impact that it is going to have on our church community. The teachers and musicians for each site are readily preparing and I hope you are too. May God bless us as we Break-Out!
Be sure to sign up for a Break-Out location by this coming Sunday 2/17. The sign up sheets will be located on the table near the entrance of the gym. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here or contact Josh at email@example.com or Marvin at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to worshipping with you!
As the building project and the future of The Well becomes now, we are in a time of making important decisions. The leadership (staff and elders) would appreciate prayer for wisdom as we do our best to be good stewards with what God has entrusted us, both financially and as disciples, spiritual leaders.
Here are specific ways you could be praying for The Well:
These are exciting times for our church. Thank you so much for your commitment to prayer!
In this message, Jesus returns to his home town and reads from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. He reveals that this scripture is fulfilled in him. More than that however, Jesus reveals his mission. Joining Him in his mission is the responsibility of the Church.
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