November 20, 2011“Righteousness” Matthew 25:31-46
November 24, 2011 Thanksgiving Eve“Good Manners” Luke 17:1-19
November 27, 2011 “The Promise” Mark 13: 24 - 37
Monday Night Bible Study This group has turned their attention to the Gospel of Mark facilitated by Pastor Kevin. The Gospel of Mark is not just good news about Jesus. It reveals, sometimes in surprising and scandalous ways, how Jesus is Gods good news to us. This study takes 8 big questions based in the text and challenges participants to explore them thoughtfully together: •What Kind of Beginning is This? •Whos In? Whos Out? •Who Do You Say Jesus Is? •What Does the Glory of God Look Like? •Who is the Greatest? •When Is the Ending Beginning? •Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? •Can the End Be Just a BeginningMonday Night Bible study begins at 6:30pm with a potluck meal,followed at 7:00 by study. We meet in Alan & Loretta Leicht’shome (see the Member Directory for address)Sign up at the Information Table, or Contact Pastor Kevin at 623-215-8139.
•DESERT STREAMS’ BOOTH at “SURPRISE SWAP MEET” Saturday, November 19thWe need your Best Crafty Crafts,Tasty Home Baking (cakes and pies – NOcookies/bars that can be sold separately), and Home Goods (that are ingreat condition).for the Desert Streams’ Booth on Saturday November 19th, from8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Surprise Aquatic Center parking lot!All proceeds will go to the Desert Streams Worship Ministry.All items need to be delivered by Sunday, November 13thto Heather Baker or Courtney Schuldt (see the Member Directory foraddress and contact info) or brought directly to the Aquatic Center by 7:45a.m., November 19th.If you can’t contribute items, please support our Worship Ministry by coming bythe booth and finding an item you want to purchase!
PRAISE & PIE WORSHIP SERVICE Wednesday, November 23 7:00 p.m Join your Desert Streams family in celebration of Thanksgiving to our Lord by attending this worship on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. Then enjoy the fellowship around pie and coffee! (Let us know what kind of pie you intend tobring by signing up at the Information Table.) Let’s give THANKS together!
DESERT STREAMS PROVIDES THANKSGIVING MEAL FOR “EVE’S PLACEOn Thanksgiving Morning, November 24th, We Have theOpportunity to Provide for Approximately 30 Victims ofDomestic Violence in Our West Valley.Watch for the sign-up sheet at the InformationTable for the food you are willing toprepare and donate.Time: Food drop off time 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM onThanksgiving morningWhere: Sandie Spurlock*s home(16507 W. Desert Wren Ct., Surprise, AZ 85374 /Sun City Grand) ALL FOOD MUST BE PREPARED, AND HOT IF POSSIBLE OR EASILY HEATED FOR SERVING. With questions, contact Sandie Spurlock at 623.225.7399 or cell: 623.810.7023
HOLIDAY COOKIE BAKE AND EXCHANGE The Congregational Life Ministry invites you to participate in Desert Streams’ Holiday Cookie Bake and Exchange on Saturday December 3 from 9 – 11:30am at the home of Heather Baker (see Member Directory for address). Even if you are not a baker please join us for fellowship. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! Contact Kris Ellish (at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Member Directory for phone numbers) for more info) General Guidelines: • bring 6 dozen home made cookies for the exchange, packaged in ½ dozen quantities (12 containers or zip lock bags) - along with a few for consumption that morning •Staple recipe to each packet •In addition to the exchange , for those who want to bake we will be making Kolacy (Polish cookies) and one other cookie TBD •Instructions also available at the Information table.Coffee and tea will be available as well.Start baking now and freeze your cookies to preserve them for theexchange or just plan to attend to learn 2 new cookie recipes.
The Bells are Ringing!!!“The Cascades” Bell Ringers are rehearsingat Courtney Schuldt’s home at 6:30pm onWednesday (see the Desert Streams MemberDirectory )There is still time to join. For more informationcontact, see Gail Born or Courtney Schuldt (see theDesert Streams Member Directory )
Youth Christmas Program “The Dream”Rehearsals will be held 1:00-3:00pm on Sunday, Nov. 13,20,27 &Dec. 4th in Ericka Stultz’s home (see Member Directory foraddress). A light snack will be provided.A dress rehearsal will be Saturday, Dec 10th from 2:00-5:00 p.m.“The Dream” will be presented at both services on Dec.11th. See Ericka Stultz or Georgia Hensley for details.
NURSERY FOR OUR LITTLE ONES DURING WORSHIP Desert Streams provides a nursery during both services for little ones from infant through 4 years old.
Priority Prayer TimeWe strive for prayer to be a priority in our church andindividual lives!Join us on our land site corner of Reams and Hearn forprayer with our Council members every thirdSaturday of the month, beginning at 8:00 a.m. No pressure – no praying out loud required.
“BRING A FRIEND SUNDAY” is the second Sunday of each month. YOU are encouraged to invitea family member, friend, neighboror co-worker and bring them withyou to worship at Desert Streams.There are people all around youwho do not know Jesus as theirLord and Savior. Bring them to worshipwith you the secondSunday of every month. (The next Bring a Friend Sunday is December 11)
X-STREAM KIDS SUNDAY EDUCATION Register by filling out the forms Found on the Youth Booth Table at church, or sign up on line at our church website:www.desertstreams-surprise.org
DESERT STREAMS COOK BOOK IS NOW ON SALE! For the perfect gift, purchase your copies at only $8.00 each.They will be on sale at our church Dock Shop table. As the cost of printing has been gifted to us, the full purchase price will go directly to Desert Streams.
Looking for spiritual refreshment?God Pause e-mail devotions are short, meaningfulreflections on the following Sundays lessons and gospeldelivered directly to your e-mail box. By Sunday, youllbe ready for an extra meaningful worship experience.Our devotion writers are Luther Seminary alumni/ae.Their reflections are a gift to you and to the church. Sign up today at www.luthersem.edu/email and invite others to do the same!
Mothers of Preschoolers meet in the MarleyPark Club House (15210 W Sweetwater Ave)from 9:15-11:00 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of themonth. We give mothers the opportunity to grow intheir personal faith walk. We are in need ofmore caregivers to watch our Moppets(infant-4 yrs old) only 2-6 hours a month. If you have a heart for young children, pleasevolunteer by contacting Julie Houston forinformationat 623-399-6439.You can make a difference.
Another New and www.C3G.org Exciting Ministry – Christ Centered Career Groups (C3G) (check-in at 7:45 am) Surprise City Hall @
DONATE YOUR PICTURES!We need your assistanceto keep Desert Streams’history.Bring your cameras to anyDesert Streams’ eventand take pictures.Then, pass the printed picturesto Faye Ruffcorn.Thank you for helping us document the life of Desert Streams!!
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