The end of October is a highly valued time of the year to a very important segment of our community Ė our children! In an effort to provide an environment where children from all the community can come with adults and enjoy all the games, inflatables, popcorn, cookies and candy they can have! Our Harvest Hoedown Celebration has proved to be the most popular gift we can offer our area. Several hundred volunteers help to make this a great joy each October.
Best-selling Christian author and writer and preacher at Oak Hills Church, Max Lucado, will join us for our Sunday morning services at 8:30 and 10:30.
Max Lucado is a preacher with a storytellerís giftóa pastorís heart and a poetís pen. Maxís sermons begin at home with the congregation at Oak Hills Church, which he has led for more than 25 years. It is in this setting that his stories are first told, from a pastorís heart. Eventually some of these sermons and stories are refined and fashioned into books that are shared far beyond the walls of Oak Hills and the city limits of San Antonio, Texas. Maxís words have traveled around the world in more than 54 languages via more than 120 million individual products. Most of these products are books (92 million), which have now occupied spots on every major national bestseller list. Over the years Max Lucado has been featured in countless national media outlets, dubbed ďAmericaís PastorĒ by Readerís Digest, and even named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times.
On the weekend of November 8/9, Lincoln Brewster will be leading worship for all services. There will also be a Sunday evening concert in Three Crosses Sanctuary. Tickets are not required, but a love offering will be taken.
Lincoln Brewster began playing music at a young age and attained a level of success before he was 22 that many musicians never reach. But he realized very early in his career that he wanted more than success in this world. Lincoln wanted to play his guitar and sing songs that would help bring souls closer to ChristÖ he wanted his music to make a difference.
His love for what he does is obvious. When he steps in front of a room of full of people, he involves the audience in his music, teaching the songs to them, inviting them to sing along. He shares his heart like an open book and teaches as he plays, talking about his personal journey with God and the faithfulness heís found. As one woman put it, ďLincolnís music is life-changing. Itís so amazing to see how his music can bring Christ into a life, one song, just one time and it changes everything.Ē
Lincoln knows he is blessed. ďIím truly grateful to be able to do what I do. I know I donít deserve it, but I am committed to doing my best with what God has put before me.Ē
If you have a child 2 years old or younger we invite you to join us for our Baby Dedication Ceremony Sunday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m. in the New Harvest Sanctuary. A dedication class for parents will be Sunday, November 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the New Harvest Sancutary. Childcare will be available for this class. Reservations and class attendance are required. Dedication forms and class sign ups are available at the Nursery Information Desk. Deadline for registration is November 4. For more information contact Susan Quesenberry 615-896-4515 or Family Ministries
World Outreach Church welcomes Angus Buchan this November 23rd. Learn more here.
Angus Buchan, a farmer displaced from his native land of Zambia by both racial and political unrest, moved his family to South Africa for a better life. His first book, also a major motion picture, Faith Like Potatoes, is about his prayers that built a crop of untold proportion and got an entire nation to want to find out how. At a time when he was warned not to farm that year due to the massive drought in the land, Buchan stepped out on what he believed was instruction from heaven; his massive harvest of potatoes that year was nothing short of supernatural and provided powerful testimony to other farmers in the area. Buchan is an economic change agent, and his story shows how building dreams around God can result in grand results like no other.
Angus and Pastor Allen Jackson met several years ago in Jerusalem at the Feast of Tabernacles where they were both speakers. Their shared vision for ministry brought them together for a partnership to bring Buchanís menís conferences to the United States. These U.S. menís conferences have attracted thousands of men from our local community, across the country and abroad. Angus Buchan is scheduled to return to the United States and Tennessee on Sunday, November 23 Ė watch for details and information on wochurch.org, Facebook and Twitter.