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Happy New Year!

On this New Year’s Eve, I’m praying that our Heavenly Father would pour out his abundant favor and blessing on you, your family, and our church family in 2021! Psalm 84:11 says: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly” (ESV). So, as we walk in joyful obedience to the Lord, I am asking him to withhold no good thing from us.  I am asking him to help us flourish and prosper in every way...

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Christmas Eve at Ingleside

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to worship today – either in person or online; (2) remind you of our pandemic protocols; and (3) outline the remainder of our holiday worship schedule. Christmas Eve at Ingleside Merry Christmas to you and yours! Even though this Christmas season has been colored by the coronavirus, we are still celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  There is hope, joy, and peace for all who trust and follow him – even in the midst of a...

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Ingleside Pandemic Protocols

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) remind you of our pandemic protocols; (2) invite you to watch “Christmas with Ingleside,” (3) make sure you know about the Christmas Eve livestreams; and (4) outline our holiday worship schedule through December and into the New Year. Ingleside Pandemic Protocols As you may know, we have been back meeting for in-person, on-campus worship since Sunday, June 14. On a typical Sunday now, about 900 people gather in four services on campus and about 800...

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Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; (2) tell you about the Christmas Remembrance service; and (3) outline our holiday worship schedule through December and into the New Year. Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19 In a typical year, literally thousands of people would gather on our campus in multiple presentations for a joyful musical celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, this is not a typical year.  So, given...

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Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; (2) tell you about the Christmas Remembrance service; and (3) encourage you to make your reservation for Christmas Eve. Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19 In a typical year, literally thousands of people would gather on our campus in multiple presentations for a joyful musical celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, this is not a typical year.  So, given the realities and...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving; (2) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; and (3) celebrate good news regarding the SOGI ordinance. Happy Thanksgiving! The Scripture says: “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, ESV). This exhortation means that even though this year has been full of unexpected challenges and the future may still seem clouded with more uncertainty...

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Thanksgiving Celebration – November 24

In today’s blog, I want to make sure you know about: (1) our Thanksgiving Celebration service; (2) our “Christmas with Ingleside” television outreach; and (3) next steps related to the SOGI ordinance. I hope you have already made plans to join us for our Thanksgiving worship celebration on Tuesday night, November 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center.  We will have great music, I’ll share a biblical message, and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Seating will be...

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Thanksgiving Celebration – November 24

Scripture makes clear that it honors God and is good for us when we offer thanksgiving to the Lord. Do you recall the words of Psalm 100?  It says: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” (Psalm 100:4, ESV). Likewise, the Apostle Paul exhorts: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts...

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Is Your Vision Big Enough?

It’s all too easy for our perspective on life to become too tightly focused. The legitimate, daily demands of family, work, and school can become all-consuming. Even in our spiritual lives, we can lose sight of the bigger picture. That’s why it’s good for us to be reminded that God is at work all around the world. Truth be told, we all need to be challenged to look beyond our usual horizons and consider how God would have us to be involved personally in his global mission...

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New Worship Schedule Begins This Sunday

Our traditional worship service is scheduled to resume this Sunday, October 18. As was the case pre-pandemic, we will meet in the Chapel at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Reservations are required (make them here) and seating will be limited to 25% of capacity (125 worshipers).  We will practice social distancing, and face coverings are strongly encouraged. Limited preschool care by reservation will also be available. New Sunday Worship Schedule.  As we re-start our traditional...

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