Hey ONEchapel Family and Friends!
I’d like to take this moment to interrupt both U.S. political party conventions to bring you this very important announcement: Jesus is not running for President! He is not trying to win your vote. Instead, He has come to take over our lives! He taught his disciples to pray, “Let your kingdom come, let your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.” This is such a pivotal and powerful prayer that challenges us to ask God, “What are you doing here and how can I cooperate?” It’s a bold prayer that we’re instructed to pray inviting God into every area of our lives.
I also want to encourage you to pray big prayers during our final week of “21 Days of Prayer.” There is no prayer too big or too small for God to answer. What are you believing God for right now? Is it beyond your capacity or ability to accomplish? If it is, then you’re on the right track. Who are you praying for to receive a revelation of God’s great love? Don’t give up. God is working behind the scenes even when you may not be able to see it. God’s kingdom is already advancing and we are His ambassadors ushering in God’s will and purpose.
Join us everyday in praying a different theme together by text or email. Text OCPRAY to 313131, or sign up for daily prayer emails at www.onechapel.com by clicking on “21 Days of Prayer.” You can also join us as we gather at Monterrey Oaks, Monday through Friday from 6am to 7am.
I’ve included a prayer guide for you to pray with us during this last week of our 21 days. Click here for attachment.
PRAYER MINISTRY BREAKFAST – Saturday September 8th
If you’re interested in more coordinated and consistent prayer for others at ONEchapel, and in our city, please join me for a Prayer Ministry Breakfast on Saturday, September 8th at 9am in the Living Room at Monterrey Oaks. I’ll share a vision for prayer and introduce you to our new prayer ministry leaders, Derek and Carrie Peterson. I hope you can make it!
CONNECT GROUP SUNDAY THIS WEEK – Sunday, September 9th
You’ll receive a menu of all the Connect Groups this Sunday at all three services so that you can pray about where you’re going to connect. You’ll also be able to get the menu online at www.onechapel.com by clicking on “Connect Groups.” Connect Group Sunday is this week on September 9th where you’ll be able to meet each Connect Group Leader face to face. I hope you’ll take advantage of this important event to consider how you can create community and share your life with others.
MEN’S RETREAT – October 5th – 7th
It’s time for the men of ONEchapel to connect in a greater way. We’ve got to encourage one another and stand with one another as we lead our families with courage and strength. As a result we’ve planned a MEN’S RETREAT this fall at the beautiful Camp Buckner (just an hour away from Austin) on Friday night through Saturday night October 5th-7th. We’ll all return early Sunday morning together for church! This will be fantastic time of outdoor activities, worship and sharing together. Two nights and five meals are only $96 per person and space will be limited. Some scholarships will be available. Sign up this weekend at www.onechapel.com by clicking on MEN’S RETREAT.
THE 11:30am SERVICE IS FULL!
Would you be willing to serve others who are coming to ONEchapel for the first time by switching to the 9:30am or the 5:30pm services? Both services have all the same elements as the 11:30am, just more seats. It would be such a blessing and act of love for everyone involved. The 5:30pm service is a wonderfully, motley crew that would love to have you join them. It’s a very relaxed service where you never know what I’m going to say. Risky and fun! I hope you’ll help me make room for others by switching to the 9:30am or the 5:30pm. Thank you so much!
Jesus is doing a lot, and I don’t want you to miss a thing!