March 19, 2021

The Parkside Insider: March 19, 2021

As Easter Sunday approaches, we encourage you to take time for personal reflection or family discussion to consider the events and meaning surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here are three resources we recommend to help you look at Easter with a fresh perspective:

Mission Accomplished, by Scott James

Starting on Palm Sunday, spend two weeks walking in time with Jesus as he finished the work his Father had given him. Extending your devotional time into the week beyond Easter Sunday will encourage your family to follow the risen Jesus as he calls his disciples on a Spirit-filled mission to spread the good news to all nations. Each devotion takes just ten minutes and is suitable for all ages of children. 

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The Cross in Four Words, by Kevin DeYoung, Richard Coekin, and Yannick Christos-Wahab

Freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose. We long for them in our lives and in the world. The cross delivers them! Yet sometimes we are so familiar with the cross that it loses its impact on us.

This foundational book looks at passages from both the Old and New Testaments to sum up the victory of the cross in four words: freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose, and what that means for us personally.

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Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter, by Timothy Keller

For Jesus' devoted followers, nothing could prepare them for the moment they met the resurrected Jesus. All of them physically saw him and yet did not spiritually truly see him. It was only when Jesus reached out and invited them to see who he truly was that their eyes were open. Here the central message of the Christian faith is revealed...with unshakable belief, piercing insight, and a profound new way to look at a story you think you know. 

Read an Excerpt >

These resources are available at Books by the Park or through your favorite bookseller. Book description excerpts courtesy of the publishers.  

Last Week's Sermon From
John 5:1-8

When Jesus miraculously healed an invalid on the Sabbath, reactions were mixed. The hopelessly desperate man immediately received and obeyed Jesus. The religious—but godless—officials immediately rejected and plotted against Christ. Focused only on the rules, they failed to recognize God. It’s only when we trust Jesus and bow to His authority that we can joyfully rest in His finished work.
Coming Up at Parkside
Good Friday
Communion Service

April 2  |  7pm
Easter Sunday

April 4  |  9:45am & 11:15am
Please join us as we reflect on the death of Jesus and celebrate His resurrection. Both Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be livestreamed. Children's Ministry nursery and classes will be available on Easter Sunday only. 

Overflow seating will be available in the Commons and Venue.
Widows Coffee Connection
March 21
1pm  |  Online
All widows are invited to attend our Coffee Connection for a time of fellowship and a brief study from God’s Word from Matt Ross. Email Gail in advance to receive an invite.
Student Small Groups
MS: March 23
HS: March 25
7pm  |  Commons
Students will gather in small groups for discussion on James 5:13-20.

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March 24
7:30pm  |  The Loft
If you are between the ages 22-35 and are looking for a place to get connected at Parkside, we invite you to attend our weekly young adult gatherings. 

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College-Age Group
March 25
7pm  |  The Warehouse
Students between the ages of 18-23 are invited to a time of teaching, discussion, prayer, and fellowship.

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Families Facing Addiction Group
March 28
12:30pm  |  B211 & Online
Our new 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 invitation to join online.
Single Moms Care Group
Begins April 8
6:30pm  |  Online
All single moms of any age or circumstance are invited to join our online spring care group. The group will meet for four weeks and study In His Image by Jen Wilkin. There is no cost, but registration is required so that an email invitation and materials may be sent to you.

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Homeless Meal Ministry
Volunteer Opportunity
The Homeless Ministry is looking for volunteers to be the lead cook once every three months to plan menus, purchase groceries, and guide the kitchen prep volunteers. We also need volunteers to serve meals at Crossroads and Laura’s Home. The ministry cooks and serves on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more details, email Zoe.
Truth For Life
Job Opportunities
Truth For Life is searching for new full-time team members in Customer Service, Technology, and Content Creation areas. Looking for passionate and skilled members to join the growing team!

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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. Learn more about our full guidelines at the link below.

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This week's song spotlight is "The Celtic Blessing," performed by Steph MacLeod and other musicians from the Celtic Worship Music Ministry. It is sung in Scottish Gaelic and English. 

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