Thursday, January 29, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday

Come to the Lubbers's house on Sunday February 1st for the Super Bowl. Game starts at 5pm, so feel free to start showing up after 4pm. Bring game food and feel free to bring friends. The house isn't huge, but we can squeeze together in fellowship. :-)

Potluck dinner as usual.

1609 Alabama Ave S
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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Monday, January 26, 2009

This Week, 1/26-2/2

+++Monday, 1/26
4:30 Prayer at Christiansen's
+++Tuesday, 1/27
6:00 Prayer at Hospitality Room
+++Sunday, 2/1
5:00 Potluck in Alfors followed
by New Wineskins/Launch Team

+Wed., February 4 at 7 pm Celebrate Recovery Discussion in Hospitality Room
+Sat., February 7 from 10 am to noon in the gym and balcony

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Celebration in the Making!

Mark your calendars:

On Sunday, March 1 from 2:00-4:00, we will be throwing a baby shower for our own Claudia and Baby Weis in Alfors Hall!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ministry Leaders Meeting

A communication meeting was held this morning for checking in with various ministries around Park Free. Bob couldn't attend, but he wrote a really nice summary of the New Wineskins ministry. (Maybe he could post it here?) Travis and I were there representing youth and children's ministry, so we fielded a few questions on behalf of the launch team. It seems that the traditional ministry at Park might benefit from getting to know us a little better. It was suggested to me after the meeting that maybe we use one of the available bulletin boards to introduce the members of the team and post updates on the work and vision. Does a little bit of cut-and-paste sound fun to anyone else? (Perhaps we can also issue a general invitation to visit on a Sunday evening and to read the blog for regular updates?)

Monday, January 12, 2009

This Week, Jan. 1/11-1/18

+++Monday 11
4:30 pm Prayer at Christiansens
5:30 pm Open Gym Planning

+++Tuesday 12
6:00 am Prayer in Hospitality Rm


+Get your Marriage Weekend tickets from Bob and Laurie if you have not already done so.
+Park Free Quarterly Business Meeting on Monday, Jan.19 at 7 pm in Alfors Hall.
+Night of worship, Sunday, Feb. 8 at Park.
+Follow this link for more info on the Chris Tomlin concert in St. Paul at 7 pm on March 29.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Josh in Japan

The following is a letter I received after Josh Singleton returned from his trip to Japan. If you recall, he grew up at Park Free and we prayed for him while he was serving. I thought you might enjoy the update. -k

As most of you know I went on a Jesus Film Distribution missions trip to Japan in early December. This trip was an amazing experience for me, as well as very fruitful. I was a part of a team of 12 people from all over the States and one from England. The youngest member of our team was 6 months old (was our team leader's kid) and the oldest being in their 60's.
Our primary goal for the trip was to distribute Christmas CDs. We did this just outside the Tachikawa train station. We all wore Christmas hats and handed the CD to people coming and going from the station. In the course of 6 days we passed out over 16,500 CDs, which is a huge number for the time we had. God really work though us there allowing us to hand out so many CDs. We also partnered with the local church to hand out fliers for an elementary school Christmas party. Three members of our group attended and helped with the actual party. One other thing we did was attend a Campus Crusade meeting at one of the local universities. I had a great time there and also got to talk with the current STINT team now serving there. This really helped me fully realize that this is where God is calling me to right now. I am now applying to go on a STINT (a year long missions trip).
We didn't have much time to see the sites or take in the culture but we did manage to find a little bit of free time. The first thing we did was we got to visit a Buddhist temple. When inside we watched people come and go to offer prayers. They could either get this paper that had a prayer on it or just toss money into a big metal grate which was raised off the ground. This reminded me of a wishing well and they did not know our God. We were able to do was visit a Japanese bath house. This was a big culture shock at first. But in the end was well worth the visit.
I would just like to thank you all so much for your prayers and would like to ask for your continued prayers as I am in the process of applying to go on STINT.

Thank you,

Josh Singleton