Waterbrook News from Pastor Jeff for 6-4-10

Greetings Friends!

It’s hot enough for a popsicle! So, that’s what we did this week at the 507 building – we passed out popsicles to students walking home from Burnett Jr. High and Harrison Intermediate past our property. We’re helping cool them off on their way home. We did it Wednesdday, and again Thursday as school got out. Students in Wylie and many other districts are now out for the summer. Hooray!

Here’s some Waterbrook News for this week…

Sunday, June 6th, in our worship service we’ll be recognizing our graduates. This will include a slide show of our high school graduates, but we’ll also be recognizing those who’ve graduated college, graduate studies or anything else this year. Make sure those graduates join us Sunday morning as we celebrate with their accomplishments and pray for them as they move forward.

Our WAVE Jr. High students are leading us in a Food Drive to start the summer. They’re collecting cans of tuna and jars of peanut butter for the Community Christian Care Center. Items may be brought each Sunday in June to our worship services and will be taken to the Care Center the first of July. Maybe you could determine how much tuna or peanut butter would be required to feed your family for a meal or week, and bring that equivalent to provide a meal(s) for a family in need. Look for the banner and drop off box in the lobby at Dodd Elementary on Sundays in June.

Speaking of students, our RUSH high school students are celebrating the start of summer (and school being out) with a Sock-Hop at the 507 next Wednesday, June 9th. Students should sign up and pay their $10 (covers food and drinks) with Noelle Massey by this Sunday. Be sure to get your best 50’s outfit ready!

OPPORTUNITIES for GIVING: I have a praise and two special needs I want to share with you.

PRAISE! We’re very thankful for consistent giving by our Waterbrook family as we’ve moved farther into 2010. You may recall we started the year with giving below budget needs, but have turned that around in the last couple months. We have been meeting our budget needs on a monthly basis. Thank you for your faithfulness to God’s work through our congregation. We need to continue with that level of giving and will hopefully make up what we were short the first few months of 2010.

NEED #1 – Due to some new government regulations, we’re going to have to cease use of our current cordless microphones this month. (It has to do with changes in frequency assignments by the FCC and congress.) We’d like to replace the two we regularly use. This includes the handheld wireless microphone (usually used by Pastor Don to lead singing, and for announcements, etc.) and the preaching over-ear microphone (used by whomever is preaching). Cost for replacements will be around $1,200-1,400.

NEED #2 – We currently have five people signed up to go on the mission trip to Colombia this summer with E3. Two sets of the participants are family members – Pastor Don & daughter Mikayla Moore, and Mark McCune & daughter Kaitlin. Fundraising is difficult when multiple members of the same family go on trips. Carlos Lucatero is also scheduled to go on this mission trip.

If you’d like to help with any of these needs, above your regular giving and building fund obligations, please contact the individuals or Pastor Don Moore for more information.

It was pointed out to me, by more than one person, I mentioned last Sunday that I wouldn’t be at Waterbrook this weekend, but I never said why or where I’d be. I’m easily distracted, even during announcements. Let me finish my statement…because I’ll be preaching at Gateway Community Church this Sunday, June 6th, as a favor for Pastor Blake Switzer; who you’ll recall did one of the messages for us during the “I Love My Church” series last month. I’ll be sharing a greeting from our church family to theirs on your behalf. I’m sorry I’ll be missing the third message in Pastor Stephen’s current series from the Sermon on the Mount. (I peeked, and saw the title for this Sunday’s sermon is, “But People ARE the Reason I Do What I Do”. Intriguing…)

MORE NEWS…If you didn’t get a copy of the June newsletter last Sunday, click this link to read this month’s newsletter online at Waterbrook.org. (Read Newsletter by Clicking Here)

Thanks for your support, prayer, and love! I love and pray for all of you. I hope you’re praying for me, because, as I’ve said before – You get the pastor you pray for!

Jeff

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