What an incredible time we had at Watermark Weekend! Over 2000 people were present to celebrate as over 150 people made their faith public by being baptized. The weather forecast did not look good and rain was falling hard in areas close to Wichita but God stepped in and did a miracle and moved the storm around us! To God be the Glory! It’s pretty rare for a Kansas storm to move west but that is exactly what happened today. It was pouring rain in Newton just north of us and was headed right towards us but God stepped in and had other plans.
Special thanks to all our awesome volunteers who did an outstanding job to help put on this celebration. We couldn’t have done it without you. I won’t ever forget this day of celebration of new life through Christ. If you attended Watermark and God is working on you to make your faith public, remember that we are planning to do additional baptisms next Sunday during our regualar services at 9:30 and 11:00. Just go online or call the church office to get more information.
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tents are up
Here we are just a few days away from Watermark Weekend at NewSpring Church. Plans are being carried out and the excitement is building. We have nearly 150 people who plan to take the next step by following the Lord in baptism this Sunday. Isn’t that just exciting? All this week I’ve had the privilege of talking to many children about baptism and what it means to participate in this great weekend. Keep praying for good weather and that all the projects that need to be done will be finished on time. Tomorrow the tents will be put up and the landscaping around the pool will be installed. Don’t forget to bring a chair for yourself and a couple extras if you have them for our guests to use. This is going to be a weekend that you and your family don’t want to miss! I can’t wait until Sunday…don’t forget there will be only one service at 10:30 a.m.
Also, don’t forget if you would like to help in Judgement House you can go to our website www.newspring.org and click on the JH icon. Don’t delay because we would like to end sign up by next weekend. The script this year is titled “Unexpected” and we are praying that God will use it to His glory to see many people accept Christ.
This month in Route 252 we are learning about honor and what the Bible says about giving honor to people in our lives. The story this week was about Jesus’ first miracle and how he turned water into wine but also how he showed honor to his mother and how the servants showed honor to Jesus and how we should show honor to people around us. So part of the fun was to dress up a couple of small group leaders as “brides” with the help of the kids. Our bottom line was “Show honor to those who are over you” and our memory verse is “Love each other deeply. Honor others more than yourselves.” Romans 12:10 Honor is letting someone know you see how valuable they really are.
Don’t forget parents, Promotion Weekend will be August 16/17. School age children will promote into the class for the grade they will be in this fall. Preschool children will only promote if they have had a birthday since June 1. The kids entering 6th grade will be in Route 252 for the last time on that Sunday.
Our KidzWorld staff is so excited about the growth we are experiencing in our children’s ministry. We are beginning to plan some cool events for the fall. Your child won’t want to miss a single week of KidzWorld.