Join us Friday, March 25th at 6:00pm for a contemplative worship service. We will spend an hour reflecting on the question, “Why did Jesus have to die?” We will sing, study Scripture, and partake of communion together. Childcare provided for kids 0-3yrs.
Dear missio: Kids Families,
We are so excited to announce a really simple and practical way for our children and families to be on mission this month!! February is the month of “love.” Our culture tells us to look inward, that love is a feeling. Yet, as Christ followers, we know the greatest example of love was a gift; the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross for us! So, we want to partner with you as parents to disciple your children to push the LOVE of Jesus beyond ourselves!
We will be serving St. Francis hospital by providing toys, stuffed animals, and blankets for the pediatric department! The hospital would love for each kid that is admitted or has an extended stay to have a toy, stuffed animal, or blanket. To that end, we will be collecting NEW toys, stuffed animals, and blankets for all ages; infant on up. The hospital is not particularly picky, but nothing that makes a lot of noise. Examples include; teething toys, dolls, super heroes, small Lego sets; something that can be enjoyed in a hospital bed. Please keep all tags on.
Please prayerfully consider going on mission with us this and following Christ’s example as we give!!! Donations can be brought to church on Saturday nights from now until the end of the month!! Also, if you are interested in bring your children to the hospital when we drop the items off, please contact me!
Doing life on mission together!
missio: Kids Director
Ash Wednesday, February 10th, marks the beginning of the season of Lent for the Church calendar. Lent is the 46 days leading up to Easter that the Church has historically set aside to intentionally prepare our hearts for celebrating the Resurrection. This year our church will be engaging a devotional entitled “Journey to the Cross.”
The intentionality required to complete the devotional is well worth it. Please consider joining us as we prepare our hearts for the most amazing time of year, Easter!
You can download a PDF of the devotional here.
Come celebrate the birth of our Savior with a candlelight Christmas Eve service. We will gather at Woodmen Hills Elementary School from 5:00-6:00 to sing, read, and spend time in community.
We will have a hot cocoa bar and a special presentation from missio: Kids!
Visitors and family members are certainly welcome! Hope to see you there!
Here’s 3 Things You Should Know
Here’s your weekly newsletter from missio Dei: Falcon! This is our attempt to keep everyone updated on important happenings around our church.
1. Operation Christmas Child.
This year we are participating in the toy drive for Operation Christmas Child as a way to show Jesus’ love to children in need. This Saturday is the second to last week we will be collecting items for the shoebox drive, so make sure to bring your donations to church Saturday! For more info on what to bring click here.
2. 5:30 Prayer.
Every Saturday we gather at 5:30 to pray for the upcoming service. This time is open to anyone who wishes to come pray corporately for the church. We’d love to see you there!
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On the evening of October 31st we will not gather at Woodmen Hills Elementary for our regular service. Instead we will be hosting three neighborhood costume parties in Falcon! The parties will be held at:
- 9641 Beryl Drive (Meridian Ranch)
- 7528 Soane Grove (The Courtyards at Woodmen Hills)
- 6868 Hidden Haven Way (The Gables at Falcon Highlands)
The festivities begin at 6:00, and there will be cotton candy, hot chocolate, apple cider, music, yard games, and a atmosphere of fun! Bring a friend and come celebrate Reformation Day (Or Halloween) with us!
As a church we have always sought to be a place that is prayerfully dependent upon God. To that end, we are opening up a pre-service time of prayer for anyone and everyone who is interested in seeking God and asking for His blessing upon the upcoming worship gathering. So, every Saturday whoever is available will gather at 5:30 in the gym to pray over the church service. We would love to see you there!
The mission of every Christian is to be a disciple of Jesus who makes disciples of Jesus. Unfortunately, the term “discipleship” has come to be associated, in many Christian’s minds, with an optional activity that only certain A-team Christians engage in. The reality, however, is that if you are a follower of Jesus you are a disciple called to make more disciples. The question, though, is how well are we doing at this task?
After a lot of prayer I feel that it is time for us as the men in our church to step up and become more intentional about how we engage in our own discipleship, as well as become more intentional about how we make new disciples of Jesus, how we go about mission in our spheres of influence. So to that end, here’s the plan (because we are men and we like plans)…
Beginning Tuesday, September 15th at 6:00am the men of the church will be gathering every other week (on the weeks that community groups don’t meet) to focus on becoming stronger men of faith and becoming more confident in how we share our faith with others. Notice that I said the “men of the church” will be gathering, because the boys will still be at home sleeping off their video game induced hangovers…
Wow, that sounds offensive! You bet, because we’re men and we like to be challenged, right?! Men need a cause to fight for, and without a worthy cause we become passive, lazy, and lethargic. Satan is pretty good at convincing us that pursuing pleasure is more important than pursuing holiness, that Bible studies are something our wives do, and that if we talk about our faith at work we’ll look like a gigantic weirdo. Meanwhile, God is using, and has always used, men who are aware of their weakness before Him to make a difference in their families, communities, and workplaces. This uncharacteristically abrasive email is hopefully a challenge for all of us to be those men, not the boys who leave the work of discipleship to their wives worried that Jesus might ask us to be less obsessed with football and more obsessed with Him. The reason you are receiving this email is because I know that you are up for the challenge!
We’re calling this morning gathering Boot Camp, because we want to make sure we realize that this training is for the spiritual war we are in, and because those of us who haven’t gone through a real boot camp like to use the phrase to make us feel more masculine than we really are (to all our service men, I sincerely apologize). By signing up for Boot Camp we are committing to a 15 week (8 morning meetings) process where we will read a chapter of the Bible everyday, study in depth the book of Titus to see how it challenges and equips us, commit to praying missionally every day, and look for opportunities to take what we are learning and disciple others.
So if this sounds like something you want to sign up for just let me know by responding to this email or calling me (719.216.2612). I firmly believe that this could be a catalyzing time for us as men and as a church, and am excited to see what God does through those who are humble enough to seek Him and hard working enough to make it a priority. Feel free to pass this on to anyone else outside of our church who may be interested.