Welcome, church

we welcome you back for one of two services this Sunday


RSVP not necessary & no masks are required


Both services will have Children's Ministry; face masks are not required, but you please wear at your own discretion


9:30 AM ► Worship Service + Children's Ministry

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11:00 AM ► Worship Service + Children's Ministry



a message from Pastor Greg

aug 26, 2020

Hello Church,


Once again we find ourselves making decisions based on what is best for our family and for ourselves as individuals. If you are looking to evacuate please go west towards San Antonio. The storm will move north northeast so Interstate 45 to Dallas or Highway 59/69 will not necessarily be in your best interest. If you are planning to stay put please make sure you secure all loose objects in your yard.


We are on the dry side of the storm so there will be minimal impact on the majority of us in Fort Bend County assuming the storm stays on his current track. Any shift in the track could be a big difference and impact as we all know. So stay on guard!!

Once again this is a similar track to hurricane Rita in 2005. If you remember that storm we had very little impact and Rita was the most powerful storm in the Gulf.

Once the storm is gone and we assess road conditions we may take a team to Lake Charles Louisiana in and assist a sister church with any needs.

Please note the following in regards to our church services and our church ministry partners

1) Thursday evening worship at 7 PM is still on, NOT CANCELED. The storm will quickly move north and be near Southern Arkansas by Thursday evening.

2) Sunday worship services are on normal schedule of 9:30 AM and 11 AM. Back to School Sunday and first Grade Bibles so will go on as planned

3) Creekside Christian Academy will close early today at 3:30p and will reopen tomorrow and Friday

4) Springer Gymnastics/Student Care will close early today at 3:30p will be closed tomorrow and will likely reopen on Friday.

See you Thursday or Sunday morning!!


I love this church, I'm praying for you

Greg

Don't forget Facebook Live each Sunday at 9:30a. Join us from your own home or campground, beach etc.

Pastor Greg on "the grip of fear"

Here we are with the predicted second surge! I'm quite aware of fears, (I am almost repeating email content from two months ago) but I don't live by the grip of fear. I hope this statement makes sense. I make this statement in humble sincerity. 


2 Timothy 1:7 says "for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" as well as John 14:27, "...Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid". It's the "sound mind" phrase that first arrests my attention. Sound mind means the fear has been weighed, wrestled with, faced, understood yet dismissed because of a spirit of "calm". Ah! that's it. Not ignored or stick our head in the sand, but rather faced, measured and dismissed because of a "calm" that God has given us.


The night before open-heart surgery I slept like a baby! It was the best night sleep of the previous 7 days in the hospital. I was completely content. I remember as I was being strapped down to a surgical table and discussing the procedure, I could be afraid or remain calm. My heart would be taken out to have a hole cut in it to excise a tumor. My heart's new hole would then be patched with bovine material, then everything would be reconnected...easy as cake. A scientist from Space X was quoted, "there are a 1,000 things that can happen when you ignite a space rocket...only one has a good outcome". So it is, I remember thinking a thousand things can happen in the next 4 hours in this operating room, only one is good.


Finally, don't forget the Apostle Paul's words in Philippians 1:20-23 "For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don't know which is better, I'm torn between two desires..."


Of the Philippian verse above I'm struck by a second phrase. I highlighted it for you in bold and italicized it for you, "but if I live..." what a strange, bold, courageous, exciting and opportunistic statement. I have always hated the old brimstone and fire statement, "if you die tonight do you know where you will go? Heaven or hell?" I've always liked the other statement, "if you don't die tonight, how will you live for tomorrow...?" 


We are all wrestling with this Covid thing. We aren't out of the woods and in the "all clear". But rather in the midst of it all, the thick of it all, I'd still rather live in the confidence of my Lord. After wrestling and measuring it, I'll choose a spirit of calm". And as I live, I'll live with courage. I hope you will choose these two perspectives as well.