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  Phil Hays

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Phillip Hays

Looking Forward!

"For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God." — Hebrews 11:10 (NIV)

It's good news! Recently, we got word that our house in Oswego sold and will "close" on August 15th! Plus, Lori and I made an offer on a home in Edmond, which is scheduled to close on August 22nd! God is good! We are LOOKING FORWARD to our new home. There is nothing like looking forwardit can be so exciting, so full of hope!

Will you LOOK FORWARD with me?

Sunday, August 17th, at 10:15! The "Looking Forward Ministry Fair!" We are planning a very special worship service and prayer emphasis! Will you join us in asking the Lord's direction for our lives and service? God has both called and privileged us to serve Him!

An older man was once honored for rescuing a woman who had fallen from a cruise ship in a storm. People were so impressed to see him jump into the water and save her! At the recognition banquet, he got up and proclaimed, "I only have one thing to say who pushed me?"

Let's be willing! Are you looking forward to what God is calling you to do?

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. — Ephesians 2:10 Here are a few ideas we're working onlet's see where the Lord takes them! (There will be a complete list of ministry needs/ideas available August 10th and August 17th.)

• Prayer Advocates: People to pray with those who come forward on Sunday mornings.

• Neighborhood Prayer Walks: We could organize in teams and pray for the neighborhoods surrounding the church, etc.

• Make your Home a Lighthouse of Prayer: Choose 3 - 5 neighbors and pray for their families. Ask your neighbors if they have a need that you can pray for.

• Senior Adult Activities Leaders: Plan and lead events/outings for the church family.

• Be on the team to organize and lead activities at our Kickoff Sunday, September 7th!

• 4 X 4 Fellowship Group: Join with 3 other families in a 4 X 4 fellowship group, meeting once a month for three months.

• Trunk or Treat Event: Join a team to sponsor and host a Trunk or Treat event at the church on Friday, October 31!

Will you LOOK FORWARD with the Body of Christ (His Church)?

Sunday, September 7th at 10:15! This will be our fall Get- Back-to-Church Kick-off Sunday! We are planning a very special time of LOOKING FORWARD! This day promises to be special with worship, new beginnings, fun, and food! It's a great day to invite your friends and neighbors!

In Christ, we have so much to look forward to! This forward focus not only gives us hope because we see the gates of Heaven, it also empowers us to live fully aware of God's reality! God uses the idea of "looking forward" to empower to change and growth! God is good!

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you LOOK FORWARD to the day of God and speed its coming.

That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise, we are LOOKING FORWARD to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. So then, dear friends, since you are LOOKING FORWARD to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless, and at peace with him. — 2 Peter 3:11-14



P.S. Be sure to check out the new insert in the bulletin this Sunday. Linda has done a great job with the prayer list, daily

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