Congrats to the Seahawks! We’re going to the Super Bowl! Some of our staff and board are big Niners fans, so my condolences to you. It was a great matchup!
We had an incredible Sunday as well! I am VERY excited to say that we announced our new Battle Ground youth pastors, Mat and Janell Marbrey. They will be heading up our youth ministry launch in early March. I will take some time to blog more specifically, but long story short, this is an amazing opportunity for North Creek, teenagers, and our community. More to come!
Over at Hazel Dell we had a packed house in both services. Everyone is enjoying our new location and we are getting comfortable with our new systems. Thank you for helping us at every turn! We have such a great church that sees a need and meets it. That is a healthy body of Christ and I love it! Over the next few weeks we will be running on all cylinders and have all of our volunteers trained.
New to North Creek and want to volunteer? Both campuses need a few things right now. Hazel Dell needs Kid’s Checkin and Greeting help to accommodate the facility change. Battle Ground needs Tiny Town and Media workers. If none of that sounds like you, sign up for something else as we are growing all the time and want you involved! You can sign up at www.coffeechurch.com.
We are neck deep in the book of Ephesians. Would you take some time and pray this Scripture over your family and friends:
Ephesians 1:15-19a NIV
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people,
16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe….
By the way, if you are ready to get baptized, we would love to schedule a date to celebrate with you! We have a hot tub that we set up, so anytime is the perfect time! You can sign up for that as well at www.coffeechurch.com.
Our Hazel Dell youth ministry had 114 people in the building on Thursday…WOW! That’s awesome and we love teenagers! Do me a favor and tell them hello on Sundays. The world seems to look at teenagers as aliens from another planet, but North Creek sees them as one of our most valuable groups! And let Kris Gray know how much you appreciate what she does! Youth ministry is a battlefield like none other. We love you, Kris and team!!!
We are still crunching the 2013 financial numbers, but we do know that we ended the year in the black with margin. Thank you for giving to North Creek! We will be having our Annual Business meeting soon to let you see where and how your money impacted lives in our community and world.
All cylinders are running at full speed right now with lots of exciting things in store. Would you pray that God gives us favor and wisdom? We love pastoring, but we covet your prayers as we do so.
God bless you…and the Seahawks! 😉