11/3/16 Creekside Current



T H I S   W E E K:


Ladies’ Prayer & Fellowship:  Saturday, November 5th, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Join us at the church as we bring our prayer requests and praises to the Lord.


Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6th.  Remember to set your clocks back an hour as we ‘fall back’ this weekend!


International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church:  Sunday, November 6th, is a day set aside to remember those who are being persecuted for their faith around the world.  Find out how to pray for brothers and sisters who are suffering for Christ at www.persecution.com.


Sunday’s Worship Service:  As Pastor Torrey continues the “Lift” series, he will preach from Psalm 23 this Sunday, November 6th.


Creekside 101 will not meet this Sunday.  The class will meet on November 13th, and it will conclude on the 20th.


Election Candlelight Prayer Vigil begins at 5:00 p.m. this Sunday.  We will gather in the gravel parking lot, and you are welcome to bring a lawn chair if standing would be difficult.  Please join us as we seek God’s face in Thanksgiving, Confession and Petition for our nation. All ages are welcome; no childcare will be provided. 


U P C O M I N G:


Small Groups:  The small group curriculum for the week of November 6th is attached below.


Missionary Love Offering:  Each year we take a special offering for our missionaries who are serving down the street and across the world.  Your gifts offer encouragement and support, and they make a big difference at this time of year!  If you would like to donate, please write “missionary love offering” on your check or offering envelope.  The love offering will be collected through Sunday, November 27th.


Christmas Bags for Open Door:  Each year a team from Creekside provides 80 gift bags for the homeless they serve through Open Door Ministries in Denver.  This is made possible through your generous gifts, and we are looking forward to seeing how the Lord provides again this year.  Items needed:  gift cards for fast food places like McDonalds, Burger King, or Subway in the amount of $10-15, Christmas cookies, preferably homemade, and candy.  We need to receive everything no later than Sunday, December 11th, so we can prepare the bags for distribution before Christmas.  Please give gift cards to Bill Lueschen, David Braun, or Kathy Lindholm.  Cookies and candy can be marked “Open Door” and left in the kitchen.   


MOPS and MOMSnext: MOPS and MOMSnext meet twice a month on Wednesday mornings from 9:30—11:30 a.m., and childcare is provided.  The next meeting is at Creekside on Wednesday, November 9th.   You can register here


Men’s Breakfast:  Saturday, November 12th, 8:00—10:00 a.m.  Enjoy a hearty breakfast, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with brothers in Christ.

Seniors’ Luncheon: Saturday, November 12th, at noon.  If you are 60+, come to Creekside the 2nd Saturday of the month for lunch, fellowship and a devotional.  All seniors in Castle Rock and surrounding communities are welcome.


2nd Quarter Business Meeting:  Sunday, November 13th, 12:00 p.m.  Oral ministry reports and a financial update will be given.  Childcare, snacks, and water bottles will be provided.


“The Compassion Experience” is coming to Creekside (& all of Castle Rock) on November 18-21.  This will be a special opportunity for young and old to step into a 3rd world country and experience the transformation Compassion can bring to a child’s life.  Consider going through the Compassion Experience on Sunday, November 20th, while you are already here for church!  Reserve your spot by signing up here.  Walk-ins are also welcome.  If you would like to volunteer to help; click here to get more information.


Greater Big Weekend:  This year’s retreat will be even bigger and better than last year!  Students will have loads of fun staying in homes throughout the Castle Rock area and learning how to cultivate healthy relationships.  The retreat will start on Friday evening, November 18th, and end on Sunday morning, November 20th.  The cost is $25 for the first student in a family, and $12 for each additional student.  Sign up here if you plan to attend.


Annual Thanksgiving Dinner:  Sunday, November 20th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The Creekside family will celebrate Thanksgiving at Kirk Hall on the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  Turkey, ham, drinks, and paper goods will be provided.  Each family is asked to bring a side dish and a dessert. Please RSVP here so we know how many are coming and what you will bring.


 New Our Daily Bread Devotionals:  The newest edition (December-February) is available on the Connections counter in the foyer.


Worship Director:  If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the worship director position, the job description is located here on the website.


Church Office:  Call 303-688-3745 if you have questions about any of the above information.  Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.