In the month of June, we will kick off a part two of Pastor Rodney preaching on themes from his sabbatical and training for a marathon. Pastor Rodney and his family traveled to Michigan, Out West to many National Parks in Arizona, Utah, and California, and eventually finished their travel and training in Greece. One portion of this work was to run together and train for a marathon, but second portion was to do this within the beauty of God's creation. For the month of June (June 10, 17, and 24th), we will be worshiping outside on our church lawn (weather permitting) and looking at a deeper discovery of God's creation and our lives as disciples in that creation. We encourage you to join us for this outdoor worship and celebration of God's creation! Parkside is a place where you belong!
June 10, 2018
Texts: Romans 1:19-20
Title: “Creation Reflects God”
Focus: Paul teaches us that what we see in creation reveals who God is. Creation is a “Book,” revealing something about its author. Like all acts of reading, this book requires interpretation, but we find God throughout the story. Who God is and how God works is woven into the creation that God has made.
Function: When we recognize God’s presence in the world, we recognize how we are called to care for the world and partake in it, as image bearers of God. The first step is recognizing that God’s fingerprints are everywhere, and we are called to live in creation with this in mind.
June 17, 2018
Texts: Psalm 8
Title: “We are Creators with God”
Focus: God invites us to care for creation by actively creating and re-creating the world that we live in together. The Spirit is actively part of this creation and re-creation story. Our redemption is the Spirit working within us to share the kingdom of God—the world made new in Christ.
Function: As Creators with God, redeemed and re-made by the Spirit of God, we are called to love and care for creation, to reflect the God we discover in creation (and Scripture). We are called to relieve the suffering, care for the world, marvel at its wonders, celebrate its goodness, admire its beauty, and invite others to do the same.
June 24, 2018
Texts: This Sunday we will worship with our brothers and sisters from Mt. Zion Baptist Church. We invite you to join us, as their praise team will join our praise team to lead worship, and Rev. Bell will be our guest preacher for worship. We look forward to this wonderful experience of worship and fellowship.