ANNOUNCEMENTS / LINKS

Aspen Grove Meeting: 11:05am-12:15pm (site meetings end at 10:55am)

Site Meetings: WR Starts @ 9:15a, MH Starts @ 10:00a


Mercy Hill Time Off Request Form


Woodridge Time Off Request Form


The Highlands Time Off Request Form


Upcoming Schedule Change: 

June 13 at Mercy Hill (staff lunch & birthday affirmations), June 20 at Woodridge


Staff Lunch: 

6/13 (@MH), 7/25 (@WR), 

8/22 (@TH), 9/26 (@WR), 10/24 (@MH), 

11/28 (@WR), 12/19 (@TH)


Mondays with No Meetings: 

6/27, 7/4, 9/5, 12/26

*8/1 is at Mercy Hill because of Woodridge VBS


Monday Childcare Questions: 

Reach out to Steven Sayles at Woodridge (he is coordinating)


Aspen Grove Book Club (1st Monday, 12:30-1:30p):

August 1 - Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science

August 29 - Prayer in the Night (Christianity Today Book of the Year)


Speakers Meeting (2nd Monday, 12:30-2:00p): 

June 13 - Discuss Art of Teaching Module Module 1: Sessions 2-5, Listen to Caleb's Sermon

July 11 - Discuss Art of Teaching Module 1: Sessions 6-8, Listen to Aaron's Sermon

August 8 - Discuss Art of Teaching Module 1: Sessions 9-10, Listen to Brody's Sermon

September 12 - Discuss Art of Teaching Module 2: Sessions 2-4 (Vision for Preaching, Understanding Your Audience, Planning a Preaching Calendar), Listen to Paul's Sermon

October 10 - Discuss Art of Teaching Module 2: Sessions 5-7 (Preparing a Sermon Pts 1&2, Prayer), Listen to TBD Sermon

November 14 - Discuss Art of Teaching Module 3, Sessions 1-2 (Bryan Loritts & Charlie Dates), Listen to TBD Sermon

December 12 - Discuss Art of Teaching Module 3, Sessions 3-4 (Christine Caine & Jennie Allen), Listen to TBD Sermon

WORD OF THE DAY - 6.13.2022

GIFTED


having great special talent or ability


1 Peter 4:10 - As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace


PRACTICE DEVO APP

SONGS

  • We pray
    For Your Kingdom come
    We ask,
    For heaven on earth
    Wind, fire
    Quiet or loud
    Come have Your way, Lord

    Come like the wind
    Come like a fire
    Burn in our hearts
    Our one desire
    We wanna know You, God
    We wanna know You, God

    We long
    For dead men to rise
    Dry bones
    To come back to life
    Here, now
    Your glory revealed
    Come have your way, Lord

    We want You more than any other thing
    We have tasted and we've seen
    And we long for more
    We want You more than any other thing
    You are all we ever need
    All we are is Yours



  • He is jealous for me
    Love's like a hurricane, I am a tree
    Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
    When all of a sudden
    I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
    And I realize just how beautiful You are
    And how great Your affections are for me


    And oh, how He loves us, oh
    Oh, how He loves us
    How He loves us all

    And He is jealous for me
    Love's like a hurricane, I am a tree
    Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy
    When all of a sudden
    I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
    And I realize just how beautiful You are
    And how great Your affections are for me

    And, oh, how He loves us, oh
    Oh, how He loves us
    How He loves us all

    Yeah, He loves us
    Oh, how He loves us
    Oh, how He loves us
    Oh, how He loves

    And we are His portion and He is our prize
    Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes
    If His grace is an ocean, we're all sinking
    And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss
    And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
    I don't have time to maintain these regrets
    When I think about, the way...

    That He loves us
    Oh, how He loves us
    Oh, how He loves us
    Oh, how He loves

    Yeah, He loves us
    Oh, how He loves us
    Oh, how He loves us
    Oh, how He loves

    Yeah, He loves us
    Oh, how He loves us
    Oh, how He loves us
    Oh, how He loves


SITE REPORTS & PRAYER REQUESTS

THE HIGHLANDS

WOODRIDGE

MERCY HILL

Prayer

  • Take this time to receive prayer for personal and professional requests,  We minister out of our own connection to Christ, and this time and space is important to our ministry lives.  

  • During the site reports, each site will share specific prayer needs for the week.  

  • Praises and prayers from Togo: 


    Praise God that James, Jenna and Micah Roberts are fully funded and have one way plane tickets to Togo for July 1! 

    Pray for the Robert's family as they transition, say goodbye to friends and family, and start a new season of life together. 

    Pray for Mel Alderman, her health and MS diagnosis

    Pray for the deaf ministry - a gospel movement among the deaf

    Pray for the development of Deaf Togolese believers

TEACHING TIME: PSALM 119:17-32


How have you seen that cause and effect in your own life? What have you asked for and seen God provide in response?


What are you asking God to do in your life today?


As we’ve said from the start, this psalm centers on the importance of God’s Word in the lives of His people. And what we see in the first eight verses we’re studying in this session is an increasing awareness of our need for God to transform our posture toward His Word. Verse 33 begins with David asking the Lord to help him remain obedient to the end—a prayer we can all relate to.


As you compare your life before Christ and your life after coming to know Him, how has your perspective changed toward God’s Word?


In what ways have you grown more disciplined in “keeping” His Word? Where do you find yourself struggling with consistency?


A lot of times, our temptation is to pursue perfectionism believing our obedience will earn more of God’s favor, but David makes it clear here that God is the one who supplies us with the ability to obey. Even more, God leads us out of a compart- mentalized life and into wholehearted obedience.


Matt observed that all of us could confess ways in which our obedience to God is half-hearted. What are some areas in your life where you find full obedience most difficult?


What are some of the factors blocking that obedience? (Fear, pride, lack of understanding, etc.)