Weekly Update: June 9, 2016

Dear family,

What a sweet time of worship we enjoyed on Sunday. I love worshiping with the Cross Creek family! In the sermon I talked about the family as "the frontline of mercy," focusing on the practice of Christian hospitality. If that's a subject that you're interesting in exploring more in-depth, I recommend Christine Pohl's wonderful book Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition

This Sunday we'll look at James 2 and consider mercy ministry as it's practiced in the local church. I'll draw attention to specific ways that you can participate in mercy ministry here at Cross Creek Church. We'll also have the privilege of welcoming some new members into our congregation!

Please remember Paul & Lisa in your prayers as they are enjoying a restful vacation in beautiful Denmark, as well as Shane and the youth team as they are ministering in Costa Rica. 

The youth missions team enjoying some early morning futbol at the Living Waters Children Ranch in Costa Rica on Wednesday.

The youth missions team enjoying some early morning futbol at the Living Waters Children Ranch in Costa Rica on Wednesday.

Men, this Saturday morning at 7:30 we'll have another Prayer Breakfast at the church. Women, the Summer Book Club starts Monday, June 13. Please also register for the Fall Retreat. You can find more information about registering and paying online here: http://crosscreek.us/women.

One final note: Our friends at Christ Church Intown (PCA) will be hosting a concert by The Welcome Wagon on Sunday, June 26th at 7:00pm.

The Welcome Wagon is a married couple, Rev. Vito Auto and his wife Monique, who play a style of indie folk and gospel music that is refreshingly plain. Their hymns are modest and melodic takes on a vast history of sacred song traditions. Tickets available at the door for a suggested donation of $10. Doors open at 6:30pm. 426 McDuff Ave S, Jacksonville FL 32254.

I'm a fan of The Welcome Wagon and played a role in getting this concert booked here in Jacksonville. Vito is a Presbyterian pastor whose Brooklyn church was planted through Redeemer (Tim Keller). Please consider joining us as we come out to support them.

See you Sunday!

Keith