Weekly Announcements – 10.19.2011 (Archive)
October 19, 2011
When was the last time someone was amazed by your boldness?
I am truly grateful for the humbling privilege to lead this community. On Sunday, MikeWiens said he was encouraged by my boldness to obey Jesus in launching this new church community. I would quickly add that it was a bold step for many of you to say “yes” to Jesus and join me in this adventure. It was a bold step for Faith Covenant to say “yes” to commit $50,000 and celebrate with 22 people/families to go on a restoration mission. It may be a bold step each time you step out of your house/apartment/room to live for Jesus. I believe that if we continue to truly know who Jesus is and choose to follow him each day, then “boldness” will continue to be what others see.
If you are sensing boldness is not something that people see in your life, talk to God about it. I would not recommend simply trying to find some boldness. True boldness is not self-generated; it comes from being with Jesus (see Acts 4:13). Boldness is a byproduct of knowing who Jesus truly is.
I echo what Eric Langmaack challenged our life groups with this week: to take a step of boldness and personally invite someone to your life group and/or to worship this coming Sunday. Perhaps the people you have been praying for this past week? Make a personal invitation with a phone call, a knock on their front door or just casual personal interaction. The personal connection and invitation can be very powerful.
Pray for great things this week. Pray that boldness would be a natural overflow of our lives with Jesus.
P.S. Thank you for the gift last week!
Getting to Know Us Lunch
Want to know a bit more about Restoration and who makes up the Restoration family? If so, we’ve got a spot for you at our next Geting to Know Us Lunch. This is a chance for you to talk with the pastor and a few other members of the Restoration Family over a slice of pizza. Please RSVP to Janae Barriuso firstname.lastname@example.org and join us on Sunday, October 30 at Noon (after the service) for the next Getting to Know Us lunch. See you there!
Women’s Retreat Planning Meeting
We’ll be meeting on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Janae Barriuso’s house: 505 Interlachen Road, Burnsville. All women are invited! Call Janae at 952-435-6430 with any questions.
Mark your calendars for our next Fellowship Dinners on Saturday evening, November 12. Enjoy a potluck-style meal in the home of someone from Restoration and get to know a few more people. RSVP to Janae Barrisuso at email@example.com or 952-435-6430. All family members are invited!
Westview Elementary School is still looking for a few ABC Teachers. There are 16 kindergartners who do not know their alphabet yet and they need our help! The school is looking for adults or high school students to work with these kids for 30 consecutive school days from 2:30-3:30 p.m. (15 minutes with 4 kids). You can commit to one or more days per week. You can start this week and work with the kids until November 23. Not available from 2:30-3:30? Westview is also looking for tutors in the Leap to Literacy Volunteer Program. Volunteers are needed to work on a regular (weekly) basis with a kindergarten or first grade student in a one-on-one situation to support literacy (both reading and writing). A time commitment of 30 minutes up to 2 hours on your volunteering day can be flexible with your schedule. Leap to Literacy will run from October through mid-May. On-site training, continual support and materials are provided. Morning and afternoon time slots are available. Lots of volunteers would be a huge help to the school.
Contact Carrie Boyum at CarrieBoyum@restorationcov.org or 952-736-3639 for more information or to sign-up.
Life groups launched during the beginning of October. We’ve had a wonderful response! Thank you to those of you who made a commitment to be part of a group this fall and to the hosts and leaders of the groups. We would love to have everyone at Restoration be part of a life group. If you are interested in joining a life group, please contact Jon Boyum firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-736-3639.
Men’s & Women’s Groups
The groups listed below are ongoing groups that recently started new material. Anyone is welcome to join!
Saturday Men’s Group
The Saturday Men’s Life Group recently started working through the book “The Life you Always Wanted” by John Ortberg. They meet at Big Apple Bagels in Apple Valley on Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. Contact Chad White at ChadWhite@restorationcov.org for more information.
Thursday Men’s Group
The second Men’s Life Group is bi-weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. They will be reading through the book of John in the Bible. Contact Jeff Waldron at 612-916-0540 or email@example.com to join or if you want more information. Meeting address is 10433 Johnson Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55437. If you’ve ever wanted to study the Bible, now’s a great time to start!
Thursday Women’s Group
Do you ever find yourself just believing in God, rather than believing God? This is the group for you. The women’s group meets at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays. They are going through “Believing God” by Beth Moore. Contact Rebecca at RebeccaWhite@restorationcov.
High School Student Group
What: Weekly Youth Group (9-12 grades)
When: Thursday Nights from 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Located at Woodridge Apartments – 1st Floor Community Room: 3255 Coachman Rd. Eagan 55121
Questions? Call or text Louie Washleski at 952-261-7523
Middle School Group
What: Student Group (grades 6-8)
When: Thursday Nights from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Where: Meeting at the Paré’s house: 273 Walnut Lane, Apple Valley 55124
Questions? Call or text Louie Washleski at 952-261-7523
Missed a Message?
Ifyou missed a Sunday, you can check out our webpage or iTunes podcast and listen in. We’ll also have some “next text” sheets coming soon as a way for you or your life group to continue letting God’s word to work in your life.
Join us on Sunday
Join us this Sunday as we continue the sermon series The Marks of a Follower. We meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Hayes Community and Senior Center in Apple Valley (14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124). We’d love for you to join us!
M.O.M.S. Program – Beautiful You Event
The M.O.M.S. Program is hosting a women’s fall event on Saturday, November 5 with a brunch, fashion show & inspirational speaker at Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville. All proceeds benefit the M.O.M.S. Program, which is a faith based mentoring program serving single mothers and their children in Dakota and Scott County. Click here for a more information and a detailed brochure.
Happy Birthday this week to Andrew Gluck, Carrie Webb and Adriann Drenk!
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