June Prayer Update
REMINDER: Our next First Sunday Prayer will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 8:30 AM in the Chapel!
Summer has arrived in East Texas!
…Well, maybe not officially, according to the calendar, but with temperatures rising, school ending, and vacations beginning, it certainly feels like summer is here! As we enter the summer months, there are many things that we are “Thanking God for” and “Asking God for” as a church.
We had an amazing focus on marriages during May Marriage Month at Timber Creek. Many people were encouraged, questions were answered, and couples were empowered with tools that will help them grow closer to their spouses and strengthen their marriages. Let’s thank God for all that He did during Marriage Month and continue to pray for the marriages of all couples at TCC to be renewed, refreshed, and restored!
TEXAS BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL/NACOGDOCHES CAMPUS
Saturday, June 9th, is the annual Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, TX. Last year, Timber Creek had a booth at the Blueberry Festival which was one of our first public announcements of a campus coming in Nacogdoches. Countless connections were made at the event in 2017! Many couples and families began attending and serving at Timber Creek Church in Lufkin and plan to be a part of the Nac Campus when it launches. We are hoping for even more connections to people in the Nacogdoches area this year! We are excited to be able to share the location for our campus with those who stop by our booth which will continue to stir anticipation for the launch of the TCC Nac Campus… coming soon! Please pray for our team during this event and pray that many people will get connected at TCC as a result!
This summer, we are placing a special focus on next steps. You will hear this in our First Sunday Prayer meetings and in this monthly update. After finishing a powerful semester of spiritual growth, connection, and transformation, we want to pray that individuals will continue pursuing God with the same intensity and passion that they experienced during the spring. Just because the semester has ended doesn’t mean spiritual growth should! Please pray for our people to have a continued desire to pursue next steps and boldness to take the right next steps! Pray that individuals would continue daily practices of worship, prayer, and Bible reading. Pray that lives will continue to be transformed during the summer months. Pray that God would plant seeds in hearts this summer that will reap an abundant harvest in the fall!
REFRESHING THIS SUMMER
Summer is a season of rest and relaxation for many. School is out. Families take vacations. Certain church ministries and activities take a break during the summer months to allow Dream Teams and leaders to rest and gear up for the fall semester. Over the next couple of months, we encourage you to find moments to rest and be refreshed by God. You might lengthen your quiet time or take some evenings to turn off the TV and spend quality time (indoors or outdoors!) with God and with family. Some people may spend extended hours at the lake or the beach enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. Others may invite people over for cookouts, celebrating the joys of friends and family. In whatever ways you choose to enjoy the coming months, we pray that you will be refreshed this summer. Join us in praying that Timber Creek Church as a whole – from staff to Dream Teams to attendees and everyone in between – would be revitalized during this season. Pray that God would place excitement and anticipation in our hearts for the things He has in store for this fall!
As always, thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer for Timber Creek Church, our pastors and staff, our church family, and our community!