Creek's End Family & Friends,
We live in an undisputed digital age, the likes of which has never before occurred in the history of mankind! We as “social media conscious” humans enjoy taking “selfies” to share with our friends and colleagues, “tweeting” about our latest conquests or lack of them, “posting” our latest adventures complete with pictures, and generally using our online connections to gratify our need for social acceptance and personal validation. There is not necessarily anything wrong with this…society accepts this fact and we comply accordingly. If we are tired of our “selfie” we change it. If we are bored we “post”. If we need a pat on the back or a compliment, we brag in a cute way.
But, did you know that God was the original inventor of the “selfie”? Just read what the Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” (KJV) Of course, you may say, that means to speak to one another in a corporate setting such as the local congregation. But wait! Could it be that God knew we needed to speak some things to OURSELVES first before we could share them with someone else? Could it be that we needed to reinforce the goodness of God, His provision for us, His blessings in our lives, to OURSELVES so we could really get these facts into our spirits? Perhaps He really did invent the original “SELFIE”.
So, why not take just a moment today to speak to YOURSELF in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, meditating and singing about His love, goodness, power and greatness. Looking inward in reflective self-examination and introspection is not always a bad thing. After you have finished doing this then SHARE this love with someone nearby.
Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…
DIVINE DIRECTION CONCLUDES
The reason we are unhappy is because we live with unhappy outcomes. Bad outcomes are a result of some decisions that were based on a flawed belief system. You can’t re-decide something and expect a better outcome. You must renovate the belief system that caused that bad or wrong decision. That’s the key to a blessed life.
COMMUNITY IMPACT EVENT
This Sunday the Ladies Ministry is sponsoring
a Bake Sale in the Atrium. Proceeds go
towards the Ladies Ministry and the
Be sure to stop by and support them.
Our next baptism is scheduled for
February 18 in both services.
If you are interested or want
more information, contact
To date we have raised over $135,000 of the $150,000 needed to complete our projects. Electrical work, HVAC, and taping/floating sheetrock are nearing completion. Next up is the painting, ceiling installation, and flooring. More work has been done on the prayer garden as well. We will continue to leave this fund open until we raise the needed money to finish. You can still use the REACHING envelopes on Sundays or give at the Giving Kiosk or online.
AWANA is on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.
It is for children ages 2 years to 5th Grade.
We continue to grow each week.
For more information you can contact
Zumba classes are taught each Wednesday in
the Atrium at 7:00 PM. You can participate
for $5 per class or get a monthly deal. For
more information contact instructor Heather Leal
COMING SOON IN DIVINE DIRECTION
The choices you make today will lead you one way or another - but when you know who to trust, you'll always be headed in the Divine Direction. In this two week series, we will learn how to seek God's will for our lives and how He cares more about who we are than what we do.
Here is the remaining schedule…
FEBRUARY 25 – “A New Trajectory”
As we seek Divine Direction, it will become clear to us that God has a plan and purpose for EVERY Christ follower. That plan involves helping others find and maintain a close relationship with God. As Jesse Hicks takes on his new role as Discipleship Pastor, he will explain the importance of making disciples as part of God’s will for our lives.
PRAY FOR HAITI
NEW SERIES IN MARCH
Beginning March 4, we will begin a five-week sermon series looking at the last words of Jesus on the cross. From “why have You forsaken me” to “today you will be with me in paradise”, these words have deep meaning and can make a dynamic impact on our lives. Join us for the series Red Letter Day. Here is the schedule ...
We are not alone when we feel God has forgotten about us. Jesus felt the same way on the cross. But we can’t forget God’s faithfulness in the past or we will have no hope for the future.
MARCH 11 – “Father, Forgive Them”
Many of us have made a bad choice because someone hurt us – we have chosen not to forgive. But when we embrace the enormity of what Jesus did on the cross, we will discover that it was His way of forgiving us.
MARCH 18 – “I Thirst”
Thirst is a fundamental need. The human body will always respond to the lack of water. Our deepest and most fundamental need is a relationship with God. Yet we attempt to quench that thirst for God with other things. There is only one way to satisfy that thirst.
MARCH 25 – “It Is Finished”
Jesus did everything that God had sent Him to do. His mission was complete. But ours is not. We have unfinished business in the remaining time we have left on this earth. A lot of people start, but few finish.
APRIL 1 – “You Will Be With Me In Paradise”
No matter what you believe or what your religious conviction is – believer, agnostic, atheist, whatever – we all know that someday we are going to die. Yet we live as if it is not true. But Jesus’ last words to an unlikely criminal can give us a new perspective that can change the way we live – and what happens when we die.
MEET CREEK’S END
On March 7 at 7:30 PM, all guests and new attenders are invited to join us in the Café in the Atrium and meet our Ministry Team and hear me briefly share what Creek’s End is all about. The food and beverage are free, but we need your reservation. You can sign up online or on the Connection Card on Sundays. Come meet us and find out more about how you can be part of the Creek’s End Family.
See you this weekend,