I Quit Keeping My Options Open – Sermon July 8

I Quit Keeping My Options Open  (1 Kings 19:19-21)


The Call of Elisha

19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.”

“Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”

21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.

New Online Giving Option

Online Giving?
Recently Scott La Mar introduced the congregation to our new TEXT GIVING. Text Giving is a powerful tool for our congregation to be able to give to the church quickly and securely. It is as simple as texting 260-296-2899.
Instructions on how to start and use the TEXT GIVING are available at the Welcome Center and here! Try it out today! Questions? Contact Scott La Mar at 260-557-7248, Matt Wilcox at 260-359-2325 or Trent Lehman at 260-388-9360.

Adult Mission Trip Opportunity

Connect to the World – Missional Living

Laurel Mission works with families in southwestern Kentucky whose lives were changed forever by the closing of the coal mines. College Park sends an adult team each year partnering with Laurel Mission to reach out to the community on “the dark side of the mountain”. The dates for this year are September 13-16. Information is available through the church office. Please submit a $50 deposit to reserve your spot on the trip as soon as possible.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery Huntington will begin weekly gatherings on August 23rd and each following Thursday night. More details will be coming soon, but we want you to know that College Park plans to fill volunteer needs every fifth Thursday. The volunteer needs will include worship leading, greeters and hospitality, refreshments, and people who will pray during the evening’s activities. If you’re sensing a prompting that you would desire to serve in one of these ways blessing the people of Huntington County, let Pastor Gary know.

July Opportunities for Women

Ladies Dinner Out:
Tuesday, July 10th at Cebollas Mexican Restaurant (on W. Jefferson) at 6:00 pm. Sign up in Sunday School classes or at the Women’s Ministry table. Questions? Contact Chery Trout at 260-414-6893.

Ladies Lunch Out:
Wednesday, July 18, 11:30 am at Pizza Junction. Signup sheets available July 8 and 15 in Sunday school classes and at the Women’s Ministry table. Contact Sharon Custer at 260-224-3914 with questions.

Ladies Coloring in the Commons:
Thursday, July 19, 6:30-7:45 pm in the Commons. Join us for a time of fellowship and coloring!