April 16, 2021

The Parkside Insider: April 16, 2021
Please view the video update by clicking on the picture above.

Dear Parkside Family,

On April 8, Governor DeWine signed an amended health order which clarified the social distancing guideline as it applies to religious organizations. As a result of this amended order, the elders at Parkside have updated the guidelines we have in place for social distancing.

Please note: No change has been made to the Ohio mask mandate. Masks, properly worn, are still required while inside the building.

3 Updates to Indoor Gatherings:

  • Beginning this Sunday, April 18, all rows and seats in the Auditorium will be open for seating. We are greatly encouraged with this step toward a more normal worship experience, and we ask that you please continue to be considerate of your neighbor when choosing how closely you sit to others.
  • All indoor ministry events will also follow the new guidelines we have in place for Sunday worship: masks required, with freedom in how you social distance.
  • We ask those who are unable to wear a mask due to a medical exemption, to now worship in the Commons or via the livestream. This step will allow us to keep the Auditorium as safe as possible as we add people back into this space on Sundays.

We are grateful to the Lord for each one of you and are thankful for your attention and understanding throughout the many Covid adjustments. We recognize that this news may be met with mixed reactions, but we hope that for many, it is an encouraging step as we seek to care for the congregation and honor Christ.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!


Last Week's Sermon From
2 Samuel 8:1-18

During his reign, King David struck down his enemies according to God’s purposes, which were to enact judgment against those who opposed His rule and to preserve a people for Himself. Examining David’s military victories in 2 Samuel 8, Alistair Begg encourages us to see the king’s actions as a foreshadow of the future ultimate victory of the Lord Jesus Christ. To this day, we wait in eager expectation for Christ’s return, when He will subdue every foe—even death—beneath His feet.

This week we said goodbye to one of our Pastoral Team members, Brandon Smith, as he and his wife move to Cincinnati. Brandon began as a pastoral resident in 2013 and joined the pastoral team upon completion of the residency. For the past seven years, Brandon has served in various roles including middle school, young adults, care ministries, community involvement, and has led a Sunday Morning Group.
Coming Up at Parkside
VBC Helpers
Volunteer Opportunity
June 21-25
We need 200+ adult and student volunteers to serve at Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) during the week of June 21-25 from 9am-Noon. Training is provided in advance.

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Special Needs Ministry
Volunteer Opportunity
We are seeing increased attendance in our Faithful Friends Jr. and adult classes and are in need of volunteers to serve. Volunteers can serve on a weekly or biweekly basis. 

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Student Missions Trip Info Meeting
MS: April 18  |  Venue
Parents and students are invited to learn more about our summer missions trips. This year, middle school students are headed to Ridgecrest, North Carolina on July 9-13, and high school students are headed to Cleveland on July 19-24.

Miss the high school meeting? Get Details >
Widows Coffee Connection
April 18
1pm  |  Online

All widows are invited to a time of fellowship and a brief study in God's Word from Pastor Matt Ross. Email Gail to receive an online invitation.

April 21
7:30pm  |  The Loft
Young adults between the ages of 18-35, join us midweek for a time of worship, teaching, and fellowship. 

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Grieving with Hope
Care Group

Begins April 22
7pm  |  Online
Those grieving the loss of a loved one are invited to join us for a ten-week care group. There is no cost to attend but registration is required so that an email invitation can be sent to you.

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Families Facing Addiction Support Group
April 25
12:30pm  |  B211 & Online

Our monthly support group helps those who have loved ones struggling with substance, drug, or alcohol abuse. Join us as we seek to be encouraged by the hope and the power of the gospel. Email Jacque for an online invitation.

High School
Spring Retreat
April 30-May 1
6pm  |  Warehouse
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join us for an overnight lock-in retreat at the Warehouse! 

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Middle School
Spring Retreat

MS: May 8
10am  |  Sports Field
Students in grades 6-8, join us for an outdoor 1-day retreat full of games, inflatables, and fun with friends! 

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Soccer Camp

Save the Date
July 6-10
9am  |  Sports Field 
Camp is open to kids ages 6-14 of any skill level, whether a camper is newer to the sport of soccer or a veteran player.

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Join us on Sundays
9:45am, 11:15am, 6pm
Livestream at 9:45am