IN REFLECTION

This past week we had the priviledge of hearing from pastor Scott Nicoll from Countryside. His message from 2 Chron. 2:1-29 challenged us to respond to the overwhelming circumstances of life not in fear, but in faith. The response of Jehoshaphat in prayer and utter dependance upon God models for us the kind of trust we ought to have in God. He is faithful, He keeps His promises, and He always wins. This week, can you truthfully say "our eyes are on you," or are you anxious or self-reliant? Let's not forget the exhortation to "Believe in the LORD your God." The battle is not ours, it belongs to Him.

If you would like to listen to this sermon, you can find it here.

IN PREPARATION

This Sunday we will be looking at Mark 10:46-52. The reason we send this information out each week is because we believe that both the preaching and receiving of the word is a spiritual matter. As such, we want to pray for the Holy Spirit to work and prepare our hearts. When we come to sing, we want to offer whole-hearted worship. When we interact with each other, we want to selflessly love and serve. None of these things happen by accident! So take some time this week to read the text, pray for those teaching and leading, pray for those visiting, and pray that we would come spiritually awake and eager to lay aside all distractions as Christ is exalted in our midst.

MEN'S EVENT

Jeff Terrell is the pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Olathe and has invited our men to attend a men's event next Monday (April 25) that his dad, former Royal Jerry Terrell will be speaking at. Jerry was my first Sunday School teacher and was the Royals players' rep during the strike in the 80's. He was the only rep that voted "no" to the strike and has a great testimony. We encourage you to attend and up will need to sign up. The event starts at 6:30 and a BBQ meal will be provided (suggested $5 donation). Craig Miller is planning to attend and has offered to lead a group out there. Click here to sign up and find out more information.

JR CAMP

The time has arrived to register for 2016 Junior Camp. Junior camp is for children who will be ages 8–12 by August 15th of this year. The dates for this year’s camp are August 1–5. The cost is $225.00 per camper, ($25 is due at registration). If you are in need of scholarship assistance please contact Pastor Bryan Neal as it is our desire that any child that wishes to attend camp has the opportunity to do so. You may register online at cside.org or via the registration form included on the flyer that will be available Sunday morning on the back table.