Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday Everyone! 

From the Leadership Team


SUNDAY – AUGUST 13, 2017
  8:15 AM               Set-Up Begins
  8:45 AM               Praise Team Practice
10:00 AM               Service Begins - "The Harmony of Christian Faith and Scientific Pursuit"
 - Building Fund Offering
​​                               - Pathway Summer Kids Will Meet

  7:00 PM                Elders Will Meet

  6:00 PM                Deacons Will Meet

10:00 AM               MomsConnect Park Play Date at Homestead Acres Park in St. John, IN

SUNDAY – AUGUST 20, 2017
  8:15 AM               Set Up Begins
  8:45 AM               Praise Team Practice
10:00 AM               Service Begins - "The Harmony of Christian Faith and Scientific Pursuit"
                               - Pathway Summer Kids Will Meet               

On Sunday we continue in our current sermon series, "The Harmony of Christian Faith and Scientific Pursuit." Our message is titled, "Plain to See," and is based on Romans 1:14-21.

BUILDING FUND OFFERING SUNDAY - "There is a time for everything," according to Ecclesiastes 3:1, "and a season for every activity under heaven."  Your leadership and building teams believe "the time to build" is getting closer. To prepare, Pathway is taking a building fund offering every 2nd Sunday of the month. Please give so we can prepare for the time!

MOMSCONNECT PLAY DATE – Thursday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. is our Last Summer Play Date at Homestead Acres Park, 9877 Olcott, St John, Indiana. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks or even lunch!! Contact the church office at (219) 558-0573 for more details or questions.

NEW BLOG POSTED LAST FRIDAY MORNING – See the new blog entry from “JZ’s A to Z.” It’s written by Tom Kamp. When Greg Kelley of World Mission pinch hit preached at Pathway on June 25, Tom Kamp was shocked to see his former suitemate delivering the message. Tom hadn’t seen Greg since freshman year. Then Greg launched into a story how he didn’t know Christ when at Calvin College and no one had witnessed to him. . . . Tom picks it up from there in the blog post. You can read it at pathwaycrc.org under the “Resource” tab. Click “JZ’s A To Z Blog” or simply click on the following link to read it:  http://www.pathwaycrc.org/blog_new.aspx?viewblogguid=ed0e14f2-60fe-4cf5-8ce8-4b0deebb0dbf&parentnavigationid=40991​. 

GREETERS NEEDED – Sunday morning greeters are needed to simply stand inside the gym, greet the arrivals and hand them a bulletin. You only need to arrive Sunday morning at approximately 9:40 a.m. No experience needed; just a smile and a hello! If someone is a visitor, be sure to introduce yourselves (name tags will be provided for you) and welcome them to Pathway. An easy job for couples. If you need more information or would like to be added to the greeter list, let the church office know, pathwayadmin@pathwaycrc.org. You will be notified when it's your turn to greet.

ONLINE GIVING – Are you interested in online giving? Please visit our website and click on the "Give" tab for complete instructions or simply click on this link: http://www.pathwaycrc.org/giving
Donations can be easily designated for the general and building funds of Pathway.​

NEW SUPPORT GROUP – "Dad, Mom, I'm Gay." Are you wondering how to biblically love and support a child who wrestles with homosexuality? Light the Path is a new confidential support group for Christian parents of adult children with same sex attraction. Our goal is to support each other through prayer and friendship as we seek truth, redemption, and submission to God’s will in our lives as well as theirs. If you are praying for your child to be redeemed, please join us. For more information send a confidential email to lightthepath.net@gmail.com.   

“Everything exposed by the light becomes visible --and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’” ~Ephesians 5:13-14  

Please remember to check out our website, http://www.pathwaycrc.org/, for more information on all our programs and opportunities.

Are you following @Pathway_CRC and @PastorJoelZ on Twitter, liking Pathway on Facebook, or following Pathway_CRC on Instagram yet?

Opportunities to Serve

THIS afternoon, August 11, is the St. John Corn Roast from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., on the lawn of the Outpatient Community Center. Come out for a fun evening and some delicious corn! 

There are two more weeks to fill your Change Your World Boxes for World Mission. Ken has completed 2000 miles on the Appalachian Trail and is nearing the end. He also posts awesome pictures and updates on Facebook! 

THANK YOU to those that donated school supplies and offered financial assistance for the Elim Hope Packs. They are very grateful for our support! 

Mommy's Haven Benefit and Car/Bike Show is Saturday, August 26 from 11-3 p.m. at Faith Church, 100 West 81st Avenue, Dyer. Registration is $20 per vehicle. There will be train rides, food, raffles, inflatables; just something for everyone. For more information, call 844.94HAVEN or visit www.mommyshaven.org

​If you have any questions on the above opportunities, contact Terri at pathwayoutreach@pathwaycrc.org.​

From Pastor Joel

So last week you encountered a dreary, overwhelmed pastor saddened that he had reached his limit of "science and faith go together because all truth is God’s truth." I am frustrated that so much scientific evidence points toward a gentle geological change that results in snail fossils on mountaintops rather than worldwide flood lifting the shells. However, you also heard my evaluation that Dr. Andrew Snelling’s geological case for a worldwide flood, while rejected by many in the scientific community, seems plausible to this non-scientific guy. I’m saddened with the increasing portion of the Christian community who accepts Genesis 1-11 as largely myth due to scientific discoveries. I can accept an old earth, but I struggle deeply with Adam, Eve, and Noah as archetypes rather than historical figures. I realize that some Christians see it differently and hold to the same high view of scripture (see biologos.org). I’ve always tended to accept a simple interpretation of scripture. That’s growing more difficult with the growing complexities of scientific discovery. 

One listener, sensing my frustration, mentioned that I forgot the fourth option when science and faith don’t seemingly align. “Wait for science to change its view again.” That helped me. Scientific theory is a moving target.  

Sunday’s message is largely a testimony of a man who came to Christ through science. Some say that science trumps Christian faith. Sunday we learn that science can steer one toward the Creator.   

Next week we’ll explore the Jonah story. Is a fish swallowing a man incompatible with science? one side or the other, or perhaps on both. 

Reminder:  You may catch any message you may have missed at pathwaycrc.org

In case you didn't have a chance to read the latest blog written by Tom Kamp and published last Friday, here is the link again:  http://www.pathwaycrc.org/blog_new.aspx?viewblogguid=ed0e14f2-60fe-4cf5-8ce8-4b0deebb0dbf&parentnavigationid=40991.

Remember to follow me on Twitter @PastorJoelZ.

See you on Sunday,

Pastor Joel and the Leadership Team




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