ANNOUNCEMENTS / LINKS

Schedule Reminder:

Mondays, June 7-August 30 (except 7/5 and 8/2)

11:05am-12:00pm (site meetings 9:30am-10:55am)


Staff Lunch: 

12:00-12:30pm (7/26, 8/23)


Mark Your Calendar Summer 2022:

The Highlands Super Hero Camp: May 23-25

Woodridge Super Hero Camp: May 31-June 2

Mercy Hill VBS: June 27-30

The Highlands VBS: July 18-21

Woodridge VBS: August 1-4

Mercy Hill Super Hero Camp: August 23-25


Mark Your Calendar Fall 2021: 

Tuesday, October 5, Staff Experiences and Evening Women's Living Intentionally with JoAnn Lyons

November 19-20, Parenting Conference by Mark Gregston (author of Tough Guys and Drama Queens)


Monday Childcare Questions: 

Reach out to Alex Lindstrom at The Highlands (she is coordinating this summer)

WORD OF THE DAY - 7.19.21

THANKFUL

[thangk-fuhl]


feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative

adjective


Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! 

1 Chronicles 16:34


Take a moment to reflect on what you've been given by God, and give thanks to him for those gifts. 


Father, great is your love and faithfulness. Create in me a thankful heart, one that knows that every good thing comes form you alone. You deserve all the praise for what You have done, and I give you my praise and give thanks now. Thank you for your many blessings.

In Jesus' Name, Amen


PRACTICE DEVO APP

SONG LYRICS

  • I've carried a burden

    For too long on my own

    I wasn't created

    To bear it alone

    I hear Your invitation

    To let it all go

    Yeah, I see it now

    I'm laying it down

    And I know that I need You


    I run to the Father

    I fall into grace

    I'm done with the hiding

    No reason to wait

    My heart needs a surgeon

    My soul needs a friend

    So I'll run to the Father

    Again and again

    And again and again

    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh


    You saw my condition

    Had a plan from the start

    Your Son for redemption

    The price for my heart

    And I don't have a context

    For that kind of love

    I don't understand

    I can't comprehend

    All I know is I need You


    I run to the Father

    I fall into grace

    I'm done with the hiding

    No reason to wait

    My heart needs a surgeon

    My soul needs a friend

    So I'll run to the Father

    Again and again

    And again and again


    Oh-oh, oh-oh, again and again

    And again and again

    Oh-oh, oh-oh (oh-oh)


    My heart has been in Your sights

    Long before my first breath

    Running into Your arms

    Is running to life from death

    And I feel this rush deep in my chest

    Your mercy is calling out

    Just as I am You pull me in

    And I know I need You now


    I run to the Father

    I fall into grace

    I'm done with the hiding

    No reason to wait

    My heart needs a surgeon

    My soul needs a friend

    So I'll run to the Father

    Again and again


    I run to the Father

    I fall into grace

    I'm done with the hiding

    No reason to wait

    And my heart found a surgeon

    My soul found a friend

    So I'll run to the Father

    Again and again

    And again and again


    Oh-oh, oh-oh, again and again

    And again and again

    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

    Again and again

  • You are here, moving in our midst

    I worship You

    I worship You


    You are here, working in this place

    I worship You

    I worship You


    You are here, moving in our midst

    I worship You

    I worship You


    You are here, working in this place

    I worship You

    I worship You


    You are

    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are


    You are

    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are


    You are here, touching every heart

    I worship You

    I worship You


    You are here, healing every heart

    I worship You (Jesus)

    I worship You (you turning lives around)


    You are here, oh, turning lives around

    I worship You

    I worship You (You mended every heart)


    You are here, mending every heart

    I worship You

    I worship You


    And You are

    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are


    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are

    You are


    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are (it's who you are, Jesus, yeah)


    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are (sing that is who you are)


    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are (my Jesus)


    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are (My Jesus)


    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are (yes it is yeah, it's who you are)


    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are


    Let's sing this together, even when I don't see it, c'mon, even when

    Even when I don't see it, You're working

    Even when I don't feel it, You're working

    You never stop, You never stop working

    You never stop, You never stop working (c'mon)


    Even when I don't see it, You're working

    Even when I don't feel it, You're working

    You never stop, You never stop working

    You never stop, You never stop working


    Even when I don't see it, You're working

    Even when I don't feel it, You're working

    You never stop, You never stop working

    You never stop, You never stop working


    Even when I don't see it, You're working

    Even when I don't feel it, You're working

    You never stop, You never stop working

    You never stop, You never stop working (you're the way maker, yeah)


    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are

    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are


    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are


    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are


    Miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are


    You are

    Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper

    Light in the darkness, my God

    That is who You are


    Oh his name is above, his name is above depression

    His name is above loneliness

    Oh his name is above disease, oh his name is above cancer

    His name is above every other name, listen listen


    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are (Jesus)


    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are

    That is who You are

SITE REPORTS

Woodridge Student Trip to Utah

TEACHING TIME

Writing a Lament


SMALL GROUP TIME

How are you feeling and why?


Pray for each other.



If you have time, talk about

gratitude and lamentation. 


Are you good at gratitude? 

What do you do to remember

what you are thankful for?


What was the experience of writing a lamentation like for you?