As most of our church family is aware, sweet Jessie Rees went to be with the Lord on January 5. She is the 12 year old daughter of Erik and Stacey Rees. Erik is one of our awesome pastors at Saddleback Church. Just 10 months ago, Jessie was diagnosed with 2 inoperable brain tumors and in that short time, this little girl didn't waste a minute. She did more in that time than most of us will do in 10+ years. She immediately came up with her motto, NEGU ("Never Ever Give Up"), which inspired and established Joy Jars and The NEGU Foundation, a charity committed to Caring for Courageous Kids. Their goal is to create awareness of pediatric cancer and encourage those kids and parents.
Tonight, we'll be celebrating her life - her amazing, joyful, incredible, loving life. At the same time, we are heartbroken that this has happened to this little girl and her family. Pastor Tom Holladay talks about this ... that we need to pray for comfort and peace, but that we also pray for the hope of Jesus to speak to our hearts. And most importantly, that we pray that some one will be with Jessie in heaven someday because they come to the service tonight.
" ... for we have heard that you trust in Christ Jesus and that you love all of God's people. You do this because you are looking forward to the joys of heaven - as you have been ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News." Colossians 1:4-5 (NLT)
" ... you will be encouraged that God still uses flawed human beings to change the world. And if He can use me, He can use you." Katie Davis talks about this in her study, "Kisses from Katie," which the Women's MInistry will study for two weeks beginning January 9. If you'd like to join this study, they will meet on Mondays at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. or on Fridays at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Irvine Ministry Office. You can purchase the book for $15 on Monday or Friday. Childcare is available on Friday morning for a fee.
If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you’ve been hearing on Sundays we are calling this month Small Group September, and we are challenging you to be a part of it. We appreciate you reading through this information and considering.
At Saddleback Church we celebrate the truth that we are Better Together, and the way we live this out is through small groups. This fall, we are making a push at Saddleback Irvine to have everyone who’s committed to our campus to join one of our Irvine Small Groups. This will allow our volunteers and staff in Irvine to know, communicate, and care for our groups in a much better way in the upcoming year. So whether you’ve never joined a group or have been in one for years…if you’re a part of Saddleback Irvine, sign up for an Irvine Small Group! Here’s how:
Tell us who you are
I’m not in a group yet but want to connect with one.
Go to www.saddleback.com/irvinesg and let us know about you and your preferences for a group in the MEMBER section so we can match you with a group.
I’m already connected in a group.
That is great! Let us know that you are on board to be a member of an Irvine Small Group and tell us about the group you attend by completing the MEMBER section www.saddleback.com/irvinesg.
I’m a host of a group.
Whether your group has been meeting for 20 years or only 20 minutes, we want you to register the group at www.saddleback.com/irvinesg. Hosts, we need you to get your small group information input by this Sunday, September 18 so we can build out all of our groups.
What happens next?
As everyone signs up for their Irvine Small Groups, we will be in the process of matching your preferences to existing and new small groups whose hosts attend the Irvine Campus. By October 3, you’ll receive an email with information about the host and group for you.
Dates to put on your calendar
Everyone: Friday, October 7th -
Block out this evening now. We’re hosting a Small Group Rally for everyone that is part of a small group. You won’t want to miss this as we meet our groups, worship together, and gather as the committed community of Saddleback Irvine!
9/27 & 9/28 – We have a mandatory dinner gathering for all Irvine Small Group hosts one of these two nights from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars.
Our newest church planting conference is this coming Nov 2nd-3rd in the Lake Forest Campus Refinery.
Commissioned: Planting Healthy Churches on Purpose
The conference has three very unique tracks for people responding to the call:
• TRACK1- Leaders who are ready to plant a new church
• TRACK 2- Leaders who are ready for their church to plant a new church
• TRACK 3-Leaders who are ready to leave their marketplace job to get started
The number of participants is limited to just 300 people in the Refinery so participants can get up close with our pastors and expert guests -- real hands-on and relevant training and information. This is a very “how to do it” conference.
If you know anyone who is planting a church, thinking about becoming a church planter, or a church that wants to plant churches or start multi-site campuses, tell them about Commissioned.
Weekend Service Times
Sunday: 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m
Children’s Services (birth-6th grade)
Sunday: 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
HSM (High School Ministry, grades 9th - 12th)
Wildside (Junior High, grades 7th - 8th)
Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
3002 Dow Avenue Suite 514
Tustin, CA, 92780
Lead Campus Pastor
Executive Pastor of Ministries
Children's Ministry Director
Children's Team Associate
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