Weekly Pastor Letter

September 3, 2013

Dear Friends of Hephatha,

It is that time of year when families are coming home from vacations, and children and youth are going back to school in anticipation of a brand new start in a grade higher than last year.

Our church is also anticipating the upcoming season as we prepare for Advent, The Living Nativity, and the Do Something campaign prepares for the Christmas season (yes, I said Christmas), and ministry teams look for new ways to reach out into our community as well as involve more people from our congregation.

This e-mail is being sent out with the intent of sharing the message of getting involved in ministry in some way if you aren’t already!  We have a variety of opportunities available and recognize everyone may not have the same interest, but there are many ways to serve the Savior in the Hephatha family.  God has a great purpose for you.  Here are some wonderful ways for you to get connected:

  • Parent’s Informational Meeting-Wednesday, September 4, 7-8 p.m., Hephatha Church
  • Confirmation classes begin-Wednesday, September 11, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Hephatha Church
  • Membership Class-I Have Good News For You!-Wednesday, September 11, 7-8 p.m., Church
  • Men’s Ministry-Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study, 2nd & 4th Thursdays, starting September 12, 7:15-8:00 a.m., Pastor’s Office
  • Youth Ministry-Middle School- Rooted-Monday, September 9, 7:00 p.m., Timothy Potthoff, Youth Room
  • Youth Ministry-High School-Uprising-Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Timothy Potthoff, Youth Room
  • Marriage & Family-Experiencing God’s Dream For Your Marriage”-September 26, October 24, November 14, 7-8 p.m., Fellowship Hall
  • Fellowship-Trip To San Juan Capistrano Mission-September 28, Saturday, 10-3 p.m.
  • Nativity Planning Meeting-September 8, Sunday, 12:00 p.m., Youth Room
  • Youth Parking Lot Fundraiser-September 13, 14, 15, Friday through Sunday
  • Experience Israel-Pastor Arthur & Barbara invite you to tour Israel in November 2014 For those that are interested the informational meeting is September 8, Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall
  • Open in the Word-Dr. Dave Rueter leads this study, Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Youth Center
As we begin to make announcements and share news of available ministry opportunities, please consider seriously and prayerfully areas of interest.  I don’t believe God will ever place us in an area of service we are not fulfilled in spite of the hard work that may be involved.

If you need help discovering your place of service, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Warm Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Arthur Andrews


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