Weekly Update: September 21, 2015

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. - John 4:23 (ESV)

Dear Family,

In my sermon yesterday, I stated that ministry exists for one ultimate purpose - to create true worshipers. True worship is found in Jesus Christ with the gospel as its focal point. Thus, every area of ministry that Cross Creek is engaged (youth, men's, women's, children, missions, church planting, etc.) is primarily for the transforming power of the gospel to create true worshipers. Ministry is not the ends but the means that the Lord uses to draw his people to himself.

Our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America, has a page on its website devoted to assisting Syrian refugees. If such a mercy ministry touches your heart, please go to the following link for further information: https://www.mtw.org/projects/details/Syrian-Refugees

Attention All Ladies!! Women's Bible Study "REBUILD: A Study in Nehemiah" will begin on Tuesday, September 22.  9:30 a.m. and 7 pm. Also, there will be a Ladies Night Out on September 28, 6:30 PM at Benito's Italian Cafe (115 Hampton Point Drive/SR210, St Augustine).

Please mark your calendar for our Fall Festival scheduled for October 24.

Please consider attending and bringing a friend to Christianity Explored. Christianity Explored will be held 7-8:45 pm Tuesday evenings beginning on October 6th through November 18th. For further information, please go to our website: http://crosscreek.us/christianity-explored/

Keith will continue our series in Mark's Gospel this Sunday.

Blessings,

Paul