Christmas Offering Update
First, on December 10th we are going to take our very first Christmas Offering. Our goal for this offering is to raise $25,000 towards our property fund. We are asking for everyone to pray how God might have them participate.
Second, We’ve already received our first gifts towards the Christmas offering. $500 has already come in. If you won’t be there on December 10th or already know what God might have you give then you can drop a check in the offering bucket on Sunday marked “Property Fund” or by giving through our online system.
Third, a VERY generous donor has given us a great gift! They are doing a matching donation for the first $5,000 given to the property fund. So if you give $1, they give $1. If you give $500, they give $500. If you give $1000, they give $1000.
Please be praying about how you might participate in CityView’s Christmas Offering.
The truth is that we all struggle with sinful fruit in our lives. You can’t just do battle with the fruit of sin any more than you can do battle with the symptoms of a deadly infection. The battle must be fought at the root of the problem. In an effort to be very applicable over the next couple weeks please submit some fruit (sinful actions) that you struggle with so that we can trace it back to the root.
THIS WILL BE COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS. We aren’t asking for ANY contact information and this will only be viewed by Pastor Jason.
CityView Church will be worshiping on Shadycrest’s campus this Sunday, September 3rd, at 10:30am. PISD is still responding to the storm, so we are moving the location. CityView will have our own separate worship service there. Please see the map below for where to park and where the service will be held. There will be CityView greeters to help direct. Children’s ministry will be available with our regular CityView volunteers.
Harvey is said to be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. We have seen much hurt and loss. Please bring friends, family, and neighbors. We look forward to gathering together to pray and worship.
Service Time: September 3, 2017 @ 10:30am
Location Change: Shadycrest Baptist Church – 3017 Yost Blvd, Pearland, TX 77581
Parking: Enter off of Hamm Rd. Park near the church office. See map below.
“For the first time ever”
That’s not a meaningless phrase. That’s the phrase being used by the National Weather Service to describe our Flash Flood Emergency here in Houston. There have been more than 1000 water rescues over night. As of this morning there have been 5 people die due to flooding. There have been between 20-30 inches of rain fall overnight. Flooding is rampant and the rain from Hurricane Harvey keeps coming. People in the 500 year floodplain are getting dangerously close to flooding. Please pray for Houston.
Here is some Scripture I’ve been praying this morning:
28 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
29 He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
31 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! – Psalm 107:28-31
We love this city. Here are some specifics to pray for:
- Pray for the path of Hurricane Harvey to move.
- Pray for the rain to stop so we can drain.
- Pray for first responders, doctors, and nurses as they minister.
- Pray for the poor in our area. Most are sheltered, but there is much to deal with after this.
- Pray for the city and surrounding areas.