This past November, Parkside Fellowship celebrated 67 years of ministry in Beaverton. If you look around, a lot has changed over the last 67 years, and with changes comes "Mission" or "Purpose" drift. The reality is, over time, it is easy for a church to forget who they are, why they exist and what they are supposed to be about.
This is exactly what happened to the temple in Jerusalem. As Jesus began his final week here on earth, he decided to visit the temple, and when he did, he quickly discovered that the priests and religious leaders had lost sight of God's original vision for the temple. According to the prophet Isaiah, and Jesus himself, the temple was to be a place of worship and prayer. A place for God to be exalted. Instead, it had become a place to buy and sell goods, while stealing from the poor. In short, it had become a place for one's own personal pleasure.
Join us this Sunday at 9:30am as we embark on a four week journey focusing on who we are and what we do. As we look to the future and embrace where God is taking us as Calvary Parkside, we will take time to look back at the core values on which this church was founded. Core values (core commitments) designed to grow us and shape us into the likeness of Jesus.
This Sunday, we will focus on the first core value of worship God passionately. The church exists for God, to glorify God, to worship God. When God's people gather to worship Him passionately, God things start occurring. God blesses those who gather to magnify and exalt His name. It's why we exist as individuals and as a church. Join us this Sunday at 9:30am as we worship God passionately...together!
NOTE: This Sunday, following the service, our adult Sunday School class will resume its study in the book of Acts. This is a great study as we enter a new year and recommit ourselves to going, showing and telling the gospel boldly (one of our core values)!
Praying for one another helps us to connect with one another authentically (a core value).
See you Sunday.