Creek's End Family & Friends,
Inconsistency kills intimacy. When we allow the craziness or laziness of the world into our lives, we often find ourselves asking, “Why am I not as close to God as I want to be?” When we sacrifice consistency in our relationship with God, we not only begin to miss God, we begin to miss the work He is doing on our behalf.
The apostle Paul reminds us that even “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot disown Himself” (2 Timothy 2:13). God is always working in our lives, but if we don’t spend time tuning our hearts to His voice, we will miss when He speaks. Want to grow closer to God? Be consistent. Consistency brings us close.
Jesus said, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me” (John 15:4). To abide is to endure without yielding, to continue in a place, to remain stable. Abiding is simply spending time together, day in and day out. What many us of do instead is pop in for a quick chat with God when it’s convenient then disappear for weeks.
Consistency is the key to close relationship in our everyday lives and our spiritual lives. Consistency in our time with God starts with simple changes, but those simple changes can make a big impact. Find time to be alone. Set aside a time to spend with God every day without distractions.
Be consistent. If you can watch the same TV show every week, make it to the same job every day, or remember to eat, you’ve got what it takes to be consistent. God wants to spend time with us daily. When you are consistently in God's Word, you will only grow closer to Jesus!
Here is what is happening at Creek’s End…
THIS SUNDAY IN EVERYDAY DISCIPLE
You cannot tune in to certain voices or things for a long period of time and not have them impact the way you live your life. We think we can listen to anyone and anything and it won’t affect what we do or what we become. But the truth is, who and what you listen to over a consistent basis will eventually begin to influence the decisions you make. Our focus should be to listen to what Jesus would listen to. Join us Sunday for Ears Like Jesus.
TRIM HEALTHY LIFE GROUP
MEET CREEK'S END
It's not too late for guests and new attenders and families to join us on Sunday, September 26 at 9:30 AM and hear what Creek’s End is all about. A special breakfast will be provided as well so come meet us and find out more about how you can be involved. Sign up online at MEET CREEK'S END.
AWANA CLUBS IN FULL SWING
You can still sign up for AWANA as we have begun our fall semester. It is for children Ages 3 years to 5th Grade. They will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 – 8:00 PM beginning September 15. Awana is led by Ray & Kathy McNulty and supported by our Little Creek and Creek Kids Ministries. The cost for materials for the year is $50. You can sign up your child and pay online at www.creeksend.org.
COFFEE & CONVERSATION
LUNCHEON FOR WIDOWS & WIDOWERS
SECRET CHURCH COMING SOON
WOMEN’S BUNCO NIGHT
MEN’S LEAGUE TRUNK OR TREAT
Classic cars and bikes are needed for Trunk or Treat
at our local Chick Fil A on October 29. Bring your car
or bike and help us offer games and candy. It’s a great outreach to our community. For more information
COMING SOON IN EVERYDAY DISCIPLE
There used to be a building that stood on a hill in Jerusalem known as Solomon’s Temple. This building is a step along the path that prepared the people of God to become the temple - their crucial role in God’s plan to dwell with humanity. So what does an ancient building have to do with you? If you are a Christ-follower, it frames your entire spiritual life and calling. Do we need to rebuild that ancient building on the spot where it once stood in order to meet with God? Nope. He is calling you to function as a little temple every single day, wherever you are. Join us for the 6-week series “EVERYDAY DISCIPLE”. Here is the remaining schedule ...
OCTOBER 3 – “A MOUTH LIKE JESUS”
Our words are very powerful. They can either build others up, or tear others down. Our lives are impacted by our words, and how we treat one another verbally is a reflection of our relationship with our Heavenly Father. We need to stick to a standard of speaking: Is what I'm saying building others up according to their needs? If we are to be like Jesus, our words must match our walk.
OCTOBER 10 – “HANDS LIKE JESUS”
Throughout the ages and even in today’s culture, our hands represent power, strength and ability. God has given us our hands for His purposes and for the advancement of His kingdom. We are to ask ourselves the question: What could God do if I made my hands available for His use?
OCTOBER 17 – “A HEART LIKE JESUS”
Our words and expressions reflect our hearts. If we have spiritual heart problems, it will manifest itself in other areas. The people closest to us catch the shrapnel our hearts expose. By having “heart surgery”, we can learn to appreciate what God has given us. We need a heart like Jesus.
HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS OFFERING STARTS SOON
Our “Hope For The Holidays” Christmas Offering
will begin Sunday, October 3. You may give to this
offering any time between then and December 31.
Our goal is $10,000 and is dispersed into several areas.
Below are the projects your giving will go toward
in this special offering…
South Texas Children’s Home (STCH) – we will provide food from our Food Drive and every home on campus will receive a large gift basket, filled with gift cards, supplies and fun events for the house to do as a family. The Event will impact over 140 people. Creek’s End will travel to the campus on December 4th to provide the ministry event.
Living Water International – we will be making a donation to put in a water well in a community in desperate need of fresh water. It will impact the entire village. Living Water is one of the Creek’s End world mission partners.
Coreluv – we will make a donation to continue to care for the rescue and care of the orphan children in Haiti. It will provide housing, food, education and medical care for these wonderful children. Coreluv is one of the Creek’s End world mission partners.
Families In Need – we will be able to help any families in need this Christmas and beyond. Creek’s End helps families inside and outside our church, impacting our community every year. Through your support, it will provide food, gifts, supplies and hope for the hurting.
You may give online, at the Giving Kiosk, or with offering envelopes in the seat backs. Give generously, and be a part of bringing Hope for the Holidays to those in our community and around the world.
JOIN OUR TECH TEAM
If we are to obey Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations, then we must have some conversations – Gospel conversations. It can be intimidating but it’s not as hard as you think. SHARE ANYWHERE is a free online course that will give you the tools and confidence necessary to share God’s story and your story with someone who needs God in their story. You can learn at your own pace and when you are finished you will be equipped to have great Gospel conversations when the opportunities arise. Find the link on our website or click here: SHARE ANYWHERE.
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY
On our website we have made it easy to access materials that are available for Sunday for those who 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,