Happy Easter!!! I pray your weekend was full of joy, hope, and peace in the resurrection of Jesus! I love the story of a crucified and risen Savior. And honestly, Saturday is my favorite part…it’s the day where Jesus-followers felt alone and abandoned…but the next day changed everything. It is my reminder when I feel alone, tomorrow is a new day with a new hope!
We had an amazing Good Friday service at our Battle Ground campus. About 160 people joined us in a night filled with music, reminders, and communion. We spent time remembering that our sin has been nailed to a cross and we are free!
Thank you to our worship department for an incredible amount of work and prayer to make that evening a success. We are grateful for your hearts and talents. We appreciate each of you and are grateful to partner with you to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus!
We headed into Sunday with a beautiful sunny day and four great services with a total of 450 people joining us. We celebrated with a couple dozen people who raised their hands to declare a personal “Comeback” to Jesus!
Our Deaf Church included an Easter play to visually show the power of the resurrection story! They had a packed service and a potluck afterward to celebrate together. Pastor Jim got to pray with a man who wanted Jesus in his heart as well…that’s what it is all about!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who worked on Easter Sunday. We are “Door Holders” in the house of God to allow other people to walk in and hear the message. We appreciate your time and energy that makes North Creek what it is!
Our KidCity classes knocked it out of the park with stations that walked them through the story of God, each with tactile objectives to help our kids learn the story in a hands-on way. We have great kid’s ministries!
On top of all of the Easter excitement, our youth ministry at Hazel Dell turned 5 years old on Thursday! Happy Birthday to the Difference! You are an amazing group of teenagers and we love you!
And on to the next thing! Our small groups launch in about a month and we are looking for leaders. The summer semester is SUPER fun to lead…anything goes…Bible study, dinner group, workout group, hiking group, ANYTHING that gets our people connecting in healthy relationships. They are also short at only 6-8 weeks long, so it is a short and fun commitment. Throw your idea out to Kari at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so we can get you equipped to facilitate. Thank you for being a part of investing in people!
Whew! Our family is gearing up for my daughter’s gymnastics State Meet this weekend, so we are still in full-speed mode. We can’t wait to watch her shine!
Thanks for being a great church! Isn’t it profound to have the privilege to tell the world about Jesus?