First of all, thanks to everyone who participated in our Good Neighbor Project this past Sunday. We had over 50 people from both Parkside Fellowship and Bedrock Community Church, who came together to love our community through serving. Many of you gathered at the high school, where you cleaned out a ceramics room and picked up trash around the campus. Others of you met at the church in order to sort and fill 72 backpacks with much-needed school supplies. Thanks to all those who donated school supplies, we could not have completed this project without your generosity. Great job everyone!
Has it ever occurred to you that Jesus launched the church, not while people were singing or while someone was preaching, but while people were praying? In the first two chapters of Acts, the disciples were doing nothing but waiting on God to move. As the late expositor Harry Ironside once stated, "When God is going to do some great thing He moves the hearts of people to pray. He stirs them up to pray in view of that which He is about to do so that they might be prepared for it." Just like these early disciples, I want to invite you to set aside time this next week for self-examination through prayer and supplication, so that we might be ready for the tremendous thing that God is going to do in our church.
To help facilitate your time of prayer, beginning Tuesday, September 7th through Friday, September 10th, the Fireside Room will be open from 9:00am to 6:00pm each day for individuals/couples/families to come and pray. Each day will have a different prayer focus. These include: love, humility, courage/strength, wisdom/discernment and hope. There will be a communion table, kneeling options, chairs, a table with Bibles labeled with specific scripture based on the days focus and other elements to help guide you during your prayer time.
As you consider joining others in our church family for a week of focused prayer, I want to share with you James 5:13-14,16
"Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you...Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results."
Please join us this Sunday at 9:30am, as we take a deep dive into the prayer of Nehemiah found in Nehemiah 1:5-11. Prior to our 9:30am service, consider joining us at 8:45am in Pastor Doug's office, for a special time of praying for Parkside and the other churches that meet on our campus.
As we gather for our in-person service, Parkside church staff and leadership will be wearing masks and we are asking everyone to do the same. Please consider joining us this weekend. We were created by God to worship and praise Him together, in community, so plan on being at Parkside this Sunday at 9:30am and don't forget your mask!
Also, for those that are not able to join us in-person, you can still join us online
After the service, at 10:45am, we invite you to join our "after-church" discipleship class on the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation unveils the glory of Jesus Christ. Written by the Apostle John, Revelation is a reminder to remain faithful and trust God, even when things around us don't make sense.
See class details below:
Discipleship Study: Revelation (The Christian's Ultimate Victory)
10:45am to 11:45am
See you Sunday.
This Sunday, August 29th, Parkside Fellowship will partner with Bedrock Community Church for our 4th Annual Good Neighbor Project.
This year will look a little bit different than past years.
NOTE: Please join us in the Worship Center at 9:30am for a brief time of singing (led by the Bedrock worship team), scripture reading and prayer. DO NOT go directly to Beaverton High School.
Also new this year is an on-campus option for those who are not able to work at the high school. Over the past 3 weeks, we have been collecting school supplies. On Sunday, you will have the opportunity to help pack 72 backpacks, that have been donated by the North American Mission Board, with these essential school supplies. Once completed, these backpacks will be delivered directly to Beaverton High School, where they will be distributed to students in need.
For those of you that are planning to serve at BHS, we will plan to leave immediately following our worship time. The goal is to be at the high school around 10:00am. Our project for the day includes cleaning the ceramics room and picking up trash around campus.
For the ceramics room clean-up, we will be doing the following: cleaning plastic tubs, wiping down tables and chairs, cleaning ceramic tiles and supplies, cleaning-out cabinets, etc. Please come ready to possibly get a little dirty and wet, as we will be using hoses and sponges to clean the clay off of the plastic bins and the other ceramic supplies. If you can, please bring a sponge and rag. I will have extra available for those who are not able to bring these items. We could also use a power-washer if anyone has one and would like to bring it. We will also need volunteers to walk the campus and pick-up trash.
If you have any questions, please email Pastor Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider joining us in our Worship Center this Sunday, August 29th at 9:30am, as we strive to bring love and hope to our community.
Don't forget to wear a mask. I will have plenty of hand sanitizer and water.
Hi Parkside Family.
This Sunday, August 30th, Parkside Fellowship will join 5 other churches in our community for the 3rd Annual Good Neighbor Project.
I am excited to see that we already have 17 people signed up to serve at Beaverton High School (BHS). If you haven't yet signed-up, it's not too late! You can still join us by emailing me at email@example.com and letting me know how many from your family will be coming.
For those of you that are planning to join us at BHS, we will be meeting near the front entrance to the school at 9:30am. From there, we will walk over to the football stadium, where we will be repairing and painting benches and weeding. The day will conclude at noon with a prayer walk around the campus as we pray for the administration, teachers and students. Don't forget to wear a mask. I will have plenty of hand sanitizer and water.
Because we understand some of you may not feel comfortable gathering together in a group, Roger and I have developed some ideas on how you could still join us this Sunday for our Good Neighbor Project; but instead of driving to BHS, we encourage you to simply walk across the street and serve those in your immediate neighborhood. Some things you could do include: pick up trash, write an encouraging note to your neighbor, do a prayer walk around your neighborhood, drop off some baked goodies on someone's porch with a note of encouragement or simply get out a lawn chair, sit in your driveway and say "Hi" to people as they walk by. You might even ask if you can pray for them. The point is for you to share the love of Jesus through simple random acts of kindness.
To help you reach your neighborhood, Roger and I are offering to drop off encouragement cards to anyone who would like some. These cards could be used to write notes to your friends and neighbors, letting them know that you are thinking about and praying for them during this crazy season. If you would like us to drop off some cards to you, simply reply to this email with how many cards you might want and either Roger or myself will contact you and schedule a time to drop them off at your house.
For those who would like to do a prayerwalk around your neighborhood, Pastor Roger has put together some resources to help you pray for your neighborhood. If you are interested in receiving these resources, email Pastor Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though this year's Good Neighbor Project may look a little different, our goal is still the same..."to love your neighbor as yourself".
Please consider joining us this Sunday, August 30th, as we seek to bring love and hope to our community.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor