So much to celebrate over our Easter weekend! Thank you to our incredible team of volunteers who serve faithfully to provide a great environment for so many people to experience the love of Jesus. My heart is full as I reflect on the privilege it is to be a part of this church and each of your lives!
Our Good Friday was off the hook with our baptism service as we dunked 14 people. You can see a bunch of pictures on our Facebook page at North Creek – The Coffee Church. Each story was incredible to hear as God is truly and deeply changing lives. My family’s personal moment was watching my daughter, Delaney, baptize her friend, Laurie. She was a big part of Laurie coming to church and was thrilled to be a part of that moment with her. The other part of the story is that Laurie then invited her friend Kira who was also baptized on Friday. That’s people being the church!
Easter Sunday we had 330 people who joined us in giving honor to our Resurrected King. Matt and Rachel wrote an gorgeous song about True Love to go with our theme and Mark preached a great message out of Matthew. Our Deaf Church had a huge potluck to celebrate as well. It was an awesome morning!
In our kid’s class we had 9 kids raise their hand to accept Jesus. WHOOO HOOO!!!! That’s why we get up in the morning. Then they all got eggs with candy and stickers on their way out of the door.
We also took an offering for Charity Water to help provide clean water for people all around the world. We’ll have the final total soon as we tally up all the giving, but we’ll be right around $7000, which is PHENOMENAL! So thankful we are part of a generous church. You are still welcome to give at www.coffeechurch.com under the Be Present link.
In the middle of all of the chaos of Good Friday and Easter we also had a gymnastics meet on Saturday for Kennedy in Kennewick, WA. We made the whirlwind trip in between our baptism service and our Easter service. She had a strong meet and walked away with first place all around, which was awesome! She also placed in all other four events – 1st on beam, 2nd on vault, and 3rd on floor and bars. Proud of my little athlete who gives all the glory to Jesus!
I ended the weekend with a full cup and long nap to recuperate from all the excitement. Now I’m ready to dig in, watch our church grow, and continue to change the world with the message of Jesus. Let’s do this!