Hello, church family! Here’s what you need to know for this week...
CELEBRATING | MISSIONS & EVANGELISM
This past Sunday was a special day of intentionality and focus on ministry areas that we know are near and dear to the heart of God. During the 11am service we hosted our first interest meeting for our 2018 Mission Trip to Vicente Guerrero, Mexico. A couple dozen gathered for this meeting to talk about the trip to come, and to hear stories about last year's trip from Kyle & Brittany Hackett and Pastor Doug & Linda Freyberg.
Later Sunday afternoon, at the church offices, we hosted our second evangelism training event of the past few months, specifically focusing on how to have gospel conversations with younger children. Nearly fifty were in attendance—learning how to share gospel truths with children, and gaining experience in using a few simple evangelism tools as well.
Please join us this week in prayerful celebration for these evidences of God's grace to us, and for God's ongoing work in increasing our commitment to being Jesus' witnesses both locally and around the world (Acts 1:8).
THIS WEEK AT SOUND CITY BIBLE CHURCH
THIS SUNDAY’S SERMON | GOSPEL OF JOHN | JOHN 1:19–34
This Sunday we’ll be looking at John 1:19-34 and the life of John the Baptist (not the John who wrote this gospel…confusing, we know). In this passage, we will see how the unique life of John the Baptist actually serves as a fitting model and example for us to follow as fellow disciples of Jesus. He is courageous in spite of opposition, he stands out as unique in his culture, and he clearly knows his identity and role. But most importantly, John consistently takes the attention off of himself and points it toward Jesus. Join us on Sunday as we look at the life and ministry of this unique man!
COMING SOON | MARK YOUR CALENDARS
OCTOBER 20–21 | STUDENT MINISTRY OVERNIGHT EVENT
Our first ever Student Ministry overnighter is coming up next month, on Friday October 20! Sound City Students and Cross and Crown Church are partnering for this awesome fall event, and all students currently in grades 6-12 are invited to join us.
The event will be hosted at Cross and Crown Church, where students will enjoy a pizza dinner, ice cream sundaes, several hours of fun games (including laser tag), singing and worship, and so much more! The cost is $10 per student, and each student will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. If your son/daughter has food allergies or preferences please plan accordingly.
OCTOBER 29 | COVENANT MEMBERSHIP INTEREST MEETING
If you call Sound City Bible Church home, and you’ve not yet joined us as a Covenant Member, then we’d like to invite you to learn more about membership at Sound City. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, October 29, during the 11am service, when we’ll be hosting our next information meeting for those interested in Covenant Membership at Sound City Bible Church. Pastor Shane will gather with those participating at 11am at the tables just up from the coffee area in the foyer. In the mean time, you can review the step-by-step, self-paced, Covenant Membership process by following the link below.
For this week's featured resource(s) we've gathered up a couple really helpful reads related to the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas last week. Join us in prayer this week for the hundreds of families impacted by these events, perhaps especially for those who have lost loved ones in the shooting. Use these resources to encourage your own heart, and to prepare yourself to help others find and draw near to Jesus even amongst all the evidences of evil in our world.
KIDS MINISTRY | SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
Our Kids Ministry has a really good problem—there’s tons of kids that show up every single week to learn about Jesus! But the problem we’re facing as we grow, is not always having enough Kids Ministry Team members to serve all the kids showing up each week. That means we could really use your help. We’d invite you to prayerfully consider if God might be asking you to join this awesome team of volunteers committed to helping all the kids of Sound City to increasingly know, love, and live for Jesus. Please prayerfully consider serving in this important ministry, then when you’re ready, fill out the Kids Ministry application.