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This Week at Centennial

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hi Centennial friends,

Gifted. Often, that term describes those elite kids who rise above all the rest. Little genuines who get the rest of us admiring... and maybe feeling a bit less adequate in our normalcy. That's OK, but listen: ALL (no exceptions!) who open their hearts to Jesus as Lord are not only "gifted," but become a great gift. How? The supreme Gift of his Spirit indwells us, and shows up in unique and needed ways as a blessing to others. That's our focus this Sunday as we wrap up our June series on living In the Flow of the Spirit. I'll be asking each of us to move into a big question this summer: "Jesus, how is your Spirit moving in me (and us together) for your best in those around us?" Or it could be put this way: "What's my fresh call from you for walking with you in the next season of life?"

That's my personal prayer now as I begin a Sabbatical from Pastoral responsibilities, June 28 - October 2 (three months plus a couple days on either end to compensate for three weddings I'm doing during that time!). We Pastors are very grateful for this provision our church family began in 2010: a season of rest, renewal and reflection every seven years for all full time Pastors. Each year our church budget makes a small contribution to a fund that then allows coverage of ministries for the church during Sabbaticals, as well as some resources for the Pastor's activities.

During this time, Karl Helvig will take the lead position with the Staff and Preaching Team, casting vision and guiding Life Groups for the new ministry year, and working alongside our Elders and Stewardship Team in 2017-18 budget preparations. Our important Student Ministries Team, including new Middle School Intern, Molly Hoff, will have expanded hours to help Karl keep our ministries to the kids strong.

I anticipate my own time including long bike rides, lots of reading, and playing with grandkids (and kids!), as well as ten days of beach time with Darlene in California, and several days in our beautiful Colorado mountains. At heart will be Sunday's big question: "Lord, what's your fresh call for my next season of life with you?" I'll take this directly to God during an 8-day silent retreat in August, as well as in prayerful conversations with Darlene, counselors and wise friends.

Your prayers for Karl and me will be much appreciated! On Sunday, Elder Kyle Sutton will lead us in such prayers together.

In the meantime, hope to see you Sunday for worship and then Lunch on the Lawn!


Shalom,

Pastor Steve

P.S. If you missed a 3 minute video about our shared ministries that we sent out last week, please take a look HERE.

Gifted. Often, that term describes those elite kids who rise above all the rest. Little genuines who get the rest of us admiring... and maybe feeling a bit less adequate in our normalcy. That's OK, but listen: ALL (no exceptions!) who open their hearts to Jesus as Lord are not only "gifted," but become a great gift. How? The supreme Gift of his Spirit indwells us, and shows up in unique and needed ways as a blessing to others. That's our focus this Sunday as we wrap up our June series on living In the Flow of the Spirit. I'll be asking each of us to move into a big question this summer: "Jesus, how is your Spirit moving in me (and us together) for your best in those around us?" Or it could be put this way: "What's my fresh call from you for walking with you in the next season of life?"
 
That's my personal prayer now as I begin a Sabbatical from Pastoral responsibilities, June 28 - October 2 (three months plus a couple days on either end to compensate for three weddings I'm doing during that time!). We Pastors are very grateful for this provision our church family began in 2010: a season of rest, renewal and reflection every seven years for all full time Pastors. Each year our church budget makes a small contribution to a fund that then allows coverage of ministries for the church during Sabbaticals, as well as some resources for the Pastor's activities. 
 
During this time, Karl Helvig will take the lead position with the Staff and Preaching Team, casting vision and guiding Life Groups for the new ministry year, and working alongside our Elders and Stewardship Team in 2017-18 budget preparations. Our important Student Ministries Team, including new Middle School Intern, Molly Hoff, will have expanded hours to help Karl keep our ministries to the kids strong.
 
I anticipate my own time including long bike rides, lots of reading, and playing with grandkids (and kids!), as well as ten days of beach time with Darlene in California, and several days in our beautiful Colorado mountains. At heart will be Sunday's big question: "Lord, what's your fresh call for my next season of life with you?" I'll take this directly to God during an 8-day silent retreat in August, as well as in prayerful conversations with Darlene, counselors and wise friends. 
 
Your prayers for Karl and me will be much appreciated! On Sunday, Elder Kyle Sutton will lead us in such prayers together. 
 
In the meantime, hope to see you Sunday for worship and then Lunch on the Lawn!
 
Shalom,
 
Pastor Steve Thulson 
 
P.S. If you missed a 3 minute video about our shared ministries that we sent out last week, please take a look HERE.