Friday, November 7, 2014

A Legacy of Integrity

Last Sunday was a great start to our Legacy series! I was super excited to get to preach to so many people because what we’re talking about is important. One family after church said, “Pastor Ben, I’m really glad we’re talking about these kinds of things. We need to be reminded what it’s really all about.”

So let’s keep it going this Sunday so that the legacy we pass on will be sound. This week we’ll be talking about integrity. What is it? What can you do when your integrity has been compromised? How can you yet leave a legacy of integrity? Join us Sunday for part 2 of our series!

*Special Missions Conversation This Sunday – As part of our upcoming capital campaign for our ministry center, we plan to include a significant Missions component. So this Sunday, November 9th, all of you are invited to join us in theater #6 before church at 8:09 am for a special 45 minute conversation regarding a couple different options for supporting Missions. We will be choosing to support one specific Home Missions opportunity and one specific World Missions opportunity. We’d like you to help us decide.

So here are the Home Missions options and here are the World Missions options that we will be talking about and choosing from. If you cannot make it Sunday, please take a look at these ahead of time and if you have any opinion, please express it to Jeff Guenther before Sunday morning.

Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal – Sunday evening, November 23rd. Join us for fun, music, and good food as we celebrate God’s blessings over the past year and look forward to his blessings in the next. Entertainment begins around 4 pm, and dinner will be served at 5. Suggested donation is $10 per adult and $6 per child (8 and under). RSVPs must be received by Monday, November 17th. To RSVP please contact Sammi Goodger / 414-731-3741.

Operation Jesus Cares – Remember that Tuesday morning, December 16th will be our annual Christmas project with Christ-St Peter’s school. We’re raising $2,000 for putting together Christmas care packages for one of the lowest income neighborhoods on the Southside of Milwaukee. We work with the elementary school kids from Christ-St Peter’s school to put these packages together and then deliver them door to door in their neighborhood. So we get to show people that we care about them, and more importantly, that Jesus cares about them, as many of them struggle through another holiday season.  So please mark the date on your calendar, and consider volunteering for this event! If you have young kids, they are welcome to come as well.  To donate to the project, simply use your OJC envelope or make an online donation through the church website.

Create Your Own Personal/Family Crest Challenge – Don’t forget that during this Legacy series, you all are invited to create your own persona/family crest, or coat-of-arms, picturing the things that are most important to you and that you want to pass on. Details about the challenge as well as the coat-of-arms template can be found here. Please feel free to email your family crest to Pastor Ben whenever you complete it! And...everyone who submits an entry will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a restaurant gift card handed out after church on Sunday, November 23rd!

My sermon from last Sunday can be found here on our website. Leave a Legacy…pass it on!

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

PS - PDF attachments are included for the Home Mission opportunities, World Mission opportunities, and the Personal/Family Crest challenge

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