Hello, church family! Here’s what you need to know for this week...
CELEBRATING | STUDENT OVERNIGHTER
This past weekend over 50 students and 20 leaders came together for our first ever student Overnighter event. Sound City Students ministry partnered with Cross & Crown Church for this fun outreach event. It was very encouraging to have so many non-Christian students in attendance as well, giving them the opportunity to hear the gospel, while hanging out at church and having a great time as well. It was an amazing outreach opportunity and this week we're celebrating this evidence of God's grace to us, along with all the other great things we're seeing God do to move the students at Sound City along in knowing, loving and living for Jesus.
THIS WEEK AT SOUND CITY BIBLE CHURCH
THIS SUNDAY’S SERMON | GOSPEL OF JOHN | JOHN 2:13–25
This week, as we continue our journey through the Gospel of John, we enter into the second half of chapter two, where John records Jesus' cleansing of the temple. In this story Jesus' divine nature and identity continue to be revealed little by little, a messianic prophecy is fulfilled (see Ps. 69:9), and signs again point people to belief in Jesus. Come join us as we dig into all this and more, this Sunday, as we work our way through John 2:13–25 together.
THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 | RECOMMENDATION PACKET RESPONSES DUE FROM COVENANT MEMBERS
A few weeks ago, we announced to our Covenant Members the first nine people to be considered for deaconship at Sound City Bible Church (and one new candidate for the Financial Accountability Team as well). If you are a Covenant Member and have not yet looked through the recommendation packet that was emailed out, please take a few minutes to do so now (but no later than October 28th — next Saturday). We highly value your input and voice on decisions like these, and we thank you for your investment.
THIS SUNDAY, 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. Come join us, this 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.
COMING SOON | MARK YOUR CALENDARS
NOVEMBER 5 | REMINDER, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME "FALL BACK"
Just a reminder that on Sunday, November 5, at 2am, the next daylight savings time shift occurs.
This time of year we fall back making it 1am local time instead of 2am. So make sure you set your clocks back one hour, before going to bed on Saturday if you want to make it to church services at the right time.
NOVEMBER 12, 3PM–5PM | STUDENT MINISTRY SCAVENGER HUNT
We've got another fun Student Ministry event coming up soon! For all you 6th-12th graders, come meet up with us at the church offices in Lynnwood (4720 200th Street SW, Suite 200) at 3:00pm for a Student Ministry Scavenger Hunt! Our Student Ministry leaders will be driving the students all over the Lynnwood/Alderwood area for this little adventure, which will end at 5pm over at Yogurtland in Lynnwood (19620 WA-99 #103). Students, invite your friends, and bring along a little cash to treat yourself to some frozen yogurt after the hunt.
NOVEMBER 12 | FINAL CONNECT GROUP MEETING OF 2017
During the holiday season, which is fast approaching, our Connect Group will be pressing pause to take it's own Thanksgiving break and Christmas vacation as well. On Sunday, November 12, from 3pm–5pm, we'll be hosting the final Connect Group gathering of this year, and then we'll be kicking things off again on Sunday, January 7, 2018. If you're new to the church, or not currently part of a Community Group, and want to learn more and/or register for Connect Group, click the button below.
NOVEMBER 19 — SAVE THE DATE | FAMILY GATHERING & POTLUCK
Mark your calendars now for Sunday, November 19 for our upcoming Church Family Gathering at Lynnwood High School after our morning services. We’ll start with a potluck at 12:30, and then the meeting portion of our time (back in the theater) will follow, between 1:30pm–3:00pm.
We’ll be providing church and ministry updates, looking at what’s ahead, celebrating all that God’s been doing in and through Sound City Bible Church, and spending some time in prayer as well. While this meeting is primarily for those already committed to the church as Covenant Members and those pursuing membership in the near future, all those who call Sound City home are encouraged to attend.
Since it's almost Reformation Day, for this week's featured resource(s), here's a link to a five-part blog series on the Five Solas of the Reformation—which were popularized by the Reformation fathers and used variously in their written works in the 16th century. The Solas summon the church to never lose focus on her most central truths: Scripture alone, faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone, and for God's glory alone. Enjoy!
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.