New Life, New Sermon Series, New Connections...
WOW! What a celebration of God's grace we had on the beach last Sunday! We filled up East Beach and saw God move in the hearts of people leaning into the adventure of faith. We witnessed the Holy Spirit breaking down walls, calling people closer to Himself and challenging people to take their next step of faith as we baptized 11 friends into our community! Church on the beach is always a special time to be together. Make sure to go online and check out some of the stories and the message Jon boldly spoke.
THIS SUNDAY we start a brand new sermon series on the Lord's Prayer! I'm super excited about what God is going to do in our lives as we dive into this prayer. Maybe if you're like me, you’ve heard and said the Lord's Prayer for years and years, but never really taken a deeper look at it or let it shape your prayer life.
Just like the disciples, we are going to be asking Jesus to "teach us to pray" together. We are going to take an in depth look at the pattern, the purpose and the basis for prayer. My hope is that God will take us on a journey of getting closer to Him by changing us through this process and with this beautiful prayer. Prayer is tough, unnatural and difficult, but it is the pathway to grow closer to God and to be shaped and molded by Him. Come, Lord Jesus!
IF YOU HAVE NOT had a chance to check out an Area Bible Study, we want to encourage you to go one this summer! We have 4 weeks left! There are 5 locations so you can pick which ever works best for you. Also, the downtown group at The Loft has childcare every week for those of you who need it.
We’ve heard some wonderful stories of people connecting, meeting new people, and engaging in rich discussions on prayer. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share some time with people in your neighborhood.
LASTLY, If you did not hear, Oceanhills ended our fiscal year in the black thanks to your partnership and generosity. Praise God! We are able to move forward with some new initiatives and dreams thanks to your giving! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
God is moving through our community and we truly believe He has more He wants to do in and through us! During summer months we encourage people to help us by signing up for recurring giving through Pushpay. Simply text "oceanhills" to 77977 and it takes about a minute. You are making a difference in this city and the helping to bring God's Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Hope to see you Sunday!
Pastor Jono Shaffer