April 30, 2021

The Parkside Insider: April 30, 2021

Learn from the book of Daniel how to live confidently for Christ today.

What does it look like to live with joy in a society that does not like what Christians believe, say, or do? It’s tempting to grow angry, keep our heads down, retreat, or just give up altogether.

But this isn’t the first time that God’s people have had to learn how to live in a pagan world that opposes God’s rule. In this realistic yet positive book, Alistair Begg examines the first seven chapters of Daniel to show us how to live bravely, confidently, and obediently in an increasingly secular society.

Readers will see that God is powerful and God is sovereign, and even in the face of circumstances that appear to be prevailing against his people, we may trust him entirely.

Brave by Faith is available through your favorite bookseller on May 1, and at Books by the Park beginning this Sunday. (Book description courtesy of the publisher.)


Last Week's Sermon From
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Hope is foundational to endurance in the faith. But what happens when hope is deferred? The apostle Paul encouraged believers to grieve with hope in light of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Because Christ conquered the grave, those who die in Christ will also rise and reign with Him forever. The sting of death has been drawn. 

Watch the evening sermon: Concerning Christ's Return >

Coming Up at Parkside
Nursery Workers
Volunteer Opportunity
Can you help? We are in need of more nursery workers for the 11:15am service. Volunteers serve once every five weeks.

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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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Cancer Support Meeting
May 2
8:15am  |  Online
If your life or that of a loved one has been affected by cancer, join us for a time of sharing, encouragement, and prayer. Email Jim to receive a meeting invitation. 
Baptism Course
May 2 & May 9
9:45am  |  B208
Interested in learning more about baptism or in getting baptized? We invite you to join us for our next series. Classes must be taken in order, but there is no need to preregister.

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Membership Course
Begins May 2
11:15am  |  A207
What does it mean to be a church member? Join us for our next series of three classes about membership at Parkside.

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Evening Service
May 2
6pm  |  Auditorium
Join us this Sunday evening for communion and New Member Welcome! 
May 5
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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Middle School
Spring Retreat

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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Widows Coffee Connection
May 16
1:30pm  |  Online
All widows are invited to attend our online Coffee Connection for a time of fellowship and a brief study from God's Word from Pastor Matt Ross. Email Gail in advance to receive an invitation.
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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Handyman Ministry
Volunteer Opportunity
Are you handy around the house? Would you like to help others in our church and community with small home repairs or yard work? Consider joining the Handyman Ministry. Email Ken for more information.
A Reminder
About Masks
Please wear masks properly (top of nose to bottom of chin) at all times in the building, including while singing and in the Children’s Wing. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.

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