A Note From Chris - July 28, 2022


Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”


Church, we have so much reason to rejoice, and I love how Philippians 4:4 doesn’t tell us once, but twice to rejoice. It’s almost as if it’s saying, “Don’t forget! When you don’t feel it or sense the weight coming in, rejoice instead!”

There are so many things to rejoice for as a church. One is all the excitement that comes with the fall season, which is almost upon us! There are lots of communication points going out in the next few weeks, so please stay alert to all the updates and changes for the fall. Here are few key ones for today:

1. Weekend services times

As you may have heard (if not, here’s the video), our O’Fallon campus will have their last service on 8/7 and join the Shiloh crowd for worship beginning 8/14. On that day, we will also shift our weekend service times to help balance out our crowds as much as possible. If you are able, prayerfully consider helping launch the 11:30am service as we prepare for space for new folks and guests.

Starting Sunday August 14, our service times will be 9, 10:15, and 11:30am. 


2. Groups

One of the key ways to grow in faith is in a group. Along with groups that meet in homes, we are once again offering on-campus groups this fall, meeting on Sunday afternoon, Tuesday night, and Wednesday night. If you are not in a group, would love to rejoin a group, or need a new group, consider jumping into a group this fall. Groups information is coming in much greater detail in the coming weeks, beginning with a Groups Expo on 8/14. If you are interested in leading a group, please click here.

3. The House – Church Plant and prayer walk


One of our new local ministry partners is The House, a church plant in Ferguson, MO led by Lenny Barber (former staff member). To help Lenny and his team as they prepare for launch, we are taking a group over to Ferguson on 8/7 from 3-6pm to do a prayer walk through the neighborhoods and to let people know about an upcoming BBQ. If you are interested in serving that day with The House, please reply to this email.

This weekend, I am preaching what I believe is the most important message in the “After Amen” series. There are so many things we need to “do” after amen, but there are a few things that we need to intentionally STOP doing, and they can be hard to let go of. Please make an effort to be in worship this weekend! I look forward to seeing you there as we rejoice together for all God is doing!

Yours and His,
Chris VandeLinde

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