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Gratitude for Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner

Gratitude for Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner We will celebrate with Jay and Evelyn Anne Turner this Sunday as Jay retires as our Traditional Worship Arts Pastor after ten years of faithful and fruitful service on our team. Only eternity will reveal all who have been touched and blessed by Jay’s ministry of music, by his care and compassion, and by his personal investment in the lives of so many. I hope you will plan to participate in a drop-in reception honoring the Turners from 4:00...

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A Fabulous Fall

Cooler air.  Shorter days.  Leaves soon will be lighting up the landscape with brilliant color reflecting the glory of the Creator. These are all sure signs that autumn is upon us.  Indeed, the first official day of fall was yesterday – September 22. As we prepare to make our way through the last quarter of the year, I want to make sure that some key dates and events at Ingleside are on your radar. Of course, our weekly worship services, classes, and groups – especially on...

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Long Pastorates & Healthy Churches

In his ground-breaking book, The Purpose Driven Church (1995), Rick Warren recounts a study he made of the 100 largest churches in the United States.  He writes: “Although I discovered that large, growing churches differ widely in strategy, structure, and style, there were some common denominators.  My study confirmed what I already knew . . . :  Healthy, large churches are led by pastors who have been there a long time.  I found dozens of examples.  A long pastorate does not...

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One Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. – July 4

This Sunday, July 4, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center at Ingleside. In 1 Peter 2:17, the Bible says, “Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor” (ESV). The Message paraphrases it this way: “Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government” (1 Peter 2:17, MSG) So, that’s just what we plan to do this Sunday as we celebrate our freedom, honor America,...

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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 30 for our annual church picnic. Watch this short video and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store.   Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our Worship Center What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00...

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Normal Sunday Schedule Resumes this Sunday

Beginning this Sunday, June 6, our Sunday morning worship times will again be what they were pre-pandemic: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Chapel 9:40 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center Contemporary Worship in the Multi-Purpose Gym It also means that beginning this Sunday, June 6 . . . ... There will be no capacity limits for worship services or other programming. ... Reservations will no...

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Normal Sunday Schedule Resumes June 6

Beginning on Sunday, June 6, our Sunday morning worship times will again be what they were pre-pandemic: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Chapel 9:40 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center Contemporary Worship in the Multi-Purpose Gym It also means that beginning on Sunday, June 6 . . . ... There will be no capacity limits for worship services or other programming. ... Reservations will no longer...

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Normal Sunday Schedule Resumes June 6

Assuming that vaccinations continue to increase and spread of the coronavirus in our region remains low, we plan to return to a normal Sunday schedule on the first Sunday of June. That means our service times on Sunday, June 6, will again be what they were pre-pandemic: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Chapel 9:40 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center 11:00 a.m. Blended Worship in the Worship Center Contemporary Worship in the Multi-Purpose Gym It...

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Xtreme Week is Back!

After a virtual VBS in 2020 because of COVID, we are expecting hundreds of boys and girls to be back on our campus for Xtreme Week (Ingleside’s version of Vacation Bible School). With the theme “Destination Dig” (think archaeological adventure), Xtreme Week is for boys and girls who have completed 3K – 5th grade.  It’s Monday through Friday, June 7-11, from 8:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m. How you can help.  Here are three ways for you to help us make Xtreme Week a great spiritual...

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Next Steps Toward Normalcy

For the month of May.  As vaccinations increase and spread of the coronavirus in our region remains low, we plan to raise our worship capacity limits from approximately 33% to 40% beginning this Sunday, May 2. That means we will be able to accommodate 640 worshipers in each service in the Worship Center, 200 in the Chapel, and 160 in the Multi-Purpose Gym. Even as we increase capacity in each of our worship services (8:30, 9:15, and two at 11:00 a.m.), we will revise our pandemic...

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