Man…I’m not sure how to sum up yesterday. Emotional might be the best word for it!
If you didn’t get to be a part of our service, it will be posted at www.coffeechurch.com by tomorrow. It is literally Mark and I’s heart poured out for a new building in Hazel Dell. But it’s not just a building…it’s a movement. Join us…it’s a big one.
We’ve been in ministry long enough to know what unity produces. Yesterday was inspiring for me because everyone jumped onto a vision with a tenacity that I didn’t expect. It was one of those rare and beautiful moments where a group of people all said at the same time, “I’m in. Not just a litte bit, but all of who I am.” What CAN’T God do with that?!?!?
We partnered our message yesterday with a prayer time at the “new” building on 78th. Awesome! We brought sidewalk chalk for the kids to write messages to Jesus. I’ll post some pictures soon because they were incredible! There is nothing like watching 80 people call out to Jesus and then break out in song to Jesus. I was crying the whole time.
One of our first financial gifts for our dream was given by Drew. He’s in 2nd grade and he gave $15.10 yesterday. I don’t normally post people’s giving on my blog, but that one is inspiring! I also had some teenagers tell me they were going to play guitar in Esther Short park and panhandle for Jesus…whatever it takes!
We had a lot of people ask us how we are paying the bills this month as we give up our salary for our project. Yeah, I don’t know. We didn’t think through that. We feel like God asked us to do it, so what else matters? That being said, we are coming over for dinner. When do you want us?
I was crazy tired by last night. I took two naps between 5:00 and 10:30 pm and then I went to bed. Today is a little foggy, but much better! Coffee, relaxing, and catching up is on the agenda for today.
One week until Easter! Invite someone to church! It will be a great weekend. Services times are 9:00, 10:15 and 11:30 am. Take note that NONE of those times are our regular services. We are packing three in one morning to pack our church full of people. I can’t wait!
We have an annoucement as well…Corey and Julie are transitioning out of North Creek. The move from Seattle was a little trickier to navigate than expected, so they will be staying up north and finding a local church family. Please take a moment and thank them for serving with us – firstname.lastname@example.org. We are very appreciative of the systems they have layed out for us. As we navigate that transition and figure out the long term plan, Matt, Alissa, and Tiffany will be leading us in worship under the umbrella of Chris’ ministry responsibilities. If you are interested in being a part of the worship team, contact Chris at email@example.com. We’d love to have you!
Ok, that’s all! Let’s go change a world…