July 28, 2016 Newsletter


This year, Pastor Corey and Pastor Dave are preaching through the Gospel of Mark.
​This Sunday we will be in Mark 9:1-13. Join us for Worship at 10:00 a.m.
From Pastor Dave
Dear Friends,

One of my favorite prayer books is, The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett. These very old prayers capture different aspects of spirituality, including many that I may not regularly see in my modern context. They provide a different perspective, and challenge me to a deeper, thoughtful, and more well-rounded faith. While I love the spirit of contemporaneous prayer, I also love the theological discipline of a written prayer. As with real life, sometimes it is better to write something down carefully, in order to best capture one's true thoughts.

Here is "A Convert's First Prayer," from The Valley of Vision. I have only altered some of the King James English.

My Father,

I could never have sought my happiness in your love, unless you had first loved me.
Your Spirit has encouraged me by grace to seek you,
has made known to me your reconciliation in Jesus,
has taught me to believe it,
has helped me to take you for my God and portion.



Please continue to pray for Kacy Wood and her family.

Matthew Michael Wood, 42 of Lee's Summit, MO peacefully passed away, Sunday, July 17, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

With many thanks to Jim King, we have a video of the memorial service for Matt. Watch here. 


On the fifth Sunday of each month our offering goes towards Mission. This Sunday, July 31, is a fifth Sunday.
If your donation on July 31 is for the General Fund, please be sure to note General Fund on your check.  




​We still need two people to serve in the Nursery this Sunday.  Help is also needed in Children's Church.

Click here to volunteer.  

We are collecting school supplies for Meadow Lane Elementary. Please bring your donations by August 10.

If you have questions, please contact Glenda Wild.




Dave Moore and Shamus Johnson invite any and all of the men of the congregation to join us on Thursday mornings at 6:00 a.m. at New Springs Community. Check in with the guys of the church, share about what's happening in your life, and about the journey of faith. All are welcome. Contact Dave (dave@newspringscommunity.org) or Shamus (shamusj1@yahoo.com) for more details. 

For a complete list of Small Groups, visit our website here.