This Weekend

Creek's End Family & Friends,

Nothing damages our dignity like stumbling! I have seen people, dressed to the hilt, stumble and fall flat on their faces as they were walking at church. I have witnessed serious and gifted musicians, stepping up to with music in hand, stumble and fall as the sheets of music sailed like leaves in an October breeze. I've watched a sure and winning touchdown by a fleet split-end - nobody within fifteen yards - foiled by a stumble.

I've looked on as brides and grooms stumbled in unison … as a marching band stumbled in formation … as shoppers stumbled in stores … as rigid Marine officers stumbled while inspecting the troops … as elite, elegant ladies stumbled on stage … as emcees got tangled in mike wires and stumbled off stage … as cap and gown grads stumbled to their knees receiving their diplomas…even the President of the United States.

And can't you remember when you have stumbled? Nothing is more humiliating or embarrassing than spilling our dignity as we fall flat on our pride. The first thing we do is take a quick look around to see who might have noticed. We long to become invisible. Some of my stumbling experiences make me shudder just to call them to mind.

But do you know something? Almost without exception the response of onlookers is sympathy … identification with the embarrassment … mutual ache … a deep sense of inner support. In fact, the immediate response is to help the stumbler back to his feet. I cannot remember a single occasion when anyone who stumbled was held down or stepped on by those nearby. I recall that there was instant concern for their hurt feelings and their physical welfare. I also recall that everyone who tripped got right back on his feet, shrugged off the momentary humiliation, and forged ahead. There's something to be learned, my friend, in all this business of stumbling.

James 3:2 tells us “We all stumble in many ways…” What's he saying? Nobody's perfect … to stumble is normal … a fact of life … an act that guarantees our humanness. He goes on to mention that we often stumble in what we say. When it comes to the tongue, we blow it! He also says that stumbling brings guilt … even if it is in one small area. That is so true!

Perhaps you have just stumbled as you read this today. You feel guilty, you feel like a failure. You wish like crazy you had never opened your mouth … or done what you did … or responded like that. You're miserable, discouraged, and you'd like to hide, or better still - crawl off and die. No! Get up out of that pool of self-pity, brush off the dirt with the promise of God's forgiveness - and move on!

Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…

NEW SERIES “TROUBLED HEARTS” CONTINUES SUNDAY

What do you do with feelings of anger? Anger can very quickly lead to unproductive and very destructive sin, but is the emotion of anger in and of itself, a sin? It could be that many relationships today are hurting because people are letting their anger drive them to sin. In this message we’ll discover how Jesus dealt with anger and how we can be angry in a way that honors God. Join us for A Heart That Is Angry this Sunday.

FIRST WEDNESDAY

Fasting and prayer are a necessity for Christians, to enable them to seek the face of God wholly. We deny our carnal nature in order to fulfill the desires of God. Our next First Wednesday Fasting & Prayer day is May 5. We invite you to join us to fast and pray from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. A guide will be available online to take you through specific topics for which to pray.

MEN’S LEAGUE EVENT

All men are invited to join us for the Men’s League Corn Hole Tournament on Friday, May 7 at 6:30 PM. We’ll have food and lots of fun and fellowship. This event is free but we need you to register for food count. You can register online at this link: MEN'S LEAGUE CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT For more information contact Jerry Calhoon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BAPTISM SUNDAY

Our next Baptism Sunday is scheduled for
Mother’s Day. If you would like to participate
or need more information please contact
Tim Seippel at tseippel@creeksend.
Baptism class will be held Wednesday,
May 5, at 6:30 PM.

BABY DEDICATION

As is our tradition, we have Baby Dedication
on Mother’s Day which is May 9.
To participate, please contact
Little Creek Director Angi Laird
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or speak with her on Sundays.

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

From Mother’s Day until Father’s Day we are having a Baby Bottle Change Fundraiser for Pregnancy Assistance Center North. When you fill a bottle with cash, checks and change, you enable women to receive no-cost medical care and education that is empowering. Much more, you give them the opportunity to hear the message of new life in Christ! You can pick up your bottle at anytime in the Atrium and take it home to collect your loose change. For more information contact Ashleigh Thiergood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HUNGRY FOR HOPE AT THE CREEK

Hungry for Hope is an event that will be held from May 15th at 11:00 AM until May 16th at 1:00 PM. It will be located at The Church at Creek’s End. Students will pledge to go without food for 24 hours to raise money for Living Water International which provides water wells and sanitation in underdeveloped communities around the globe. Money will be raised by receiving pledges leading up to the event. Deadline for sign up is May 10th. Deadline to collect pledges is May 15th. You can sign up online at this link: HUNGRY FOR HOPE. For more information contact Jesse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WOMEN’S WEEKEND

All ladies are invited to a weekend of worship, fellowship, and inspiration May 21-22 on the Creek’s End campus. The cost is $50 which includes food and activities. You can sign up at this link: WOMEN'S WEEKEND. Contact Christi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

TRIM HEALTHY LIFE GROUP

Are you tired of feeling sluggish and out of control of your health? We CAN take control of our health! Let’s do it TOGETHER, and according to God’s original health plan! This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 PM. The next meeting is May 5. Contact Cheryl Witty for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SUMMER MISSION TRIP

Our summer mission trip will be June 20 – 24 and we will be working at South Texas Children’s Home as well as Last Chance Ministries in San Antonio. Cost is $225. An interview is required to participate in this trip. For more information contact Tim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CAMP DATES SET

Mark your calendars for summer camps!
Kid’s Camp (grades 3-5 completed) is
June 26-30 at Trinity Pines.
Student Camp is July 12-16 at
Pineywoods. Be watching for details.

COMING SOON IN “TROUBLED HEARTS”

Jesus wept. It’s the shortest sentence in the Bible but it reveals so much about who Jesus was. He was not aloof, or distant from the people he met. He was present. He wept. He felt…deeply. The Bible shows us many examples of Jesus’s emotions: love, compassion, righteous anger, sadness, and more. In this series, we’ll look at how Jesus processed emotions and how following His example can help us see how our TROUBLED HEARTS can be used to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives. Here is the remaining schedule….

MAY 9 – “A HEART THAT IS ANXIOUS” Anxiety. It can be physiological, it can be emotional, it can be situational, it can even be spiritual. And when we feel anxious, we ask questions like: Am I failing God? Have I let God down? Is it a sin to be anxious? We do know that hours before He was crucified, Jesus felt overwhelming anxiety. His response may help us find relief from what we are feeling in our troubled heart.

MAY 16 – “A HEART THAT IS EXHAUSTED” Did Jesus ever get tired? Yes, He did, just as we all do. Even though he was perfect, His body still needed rest. The attention from the crowds kept him busy. When he healed people, it cost him strength and energy. We can identify with the heart of Jesus when we pull away now and then to rest in and commune quietly with our Heavenly Father.


ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY

On our website we have made it easy to access materials that are available for Sunday for those sho still cannot worship on campus. This link SUNDAY RESOURCES will take you to all the links you need – Sermon notes, Bible Study video, Live Stream, prayer requests, online giving and a Connection Card.


See you this weekend,