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Sunday Recap for October 14, 2018:
The Final Test

Mission Highlight: Thank you Sung Jin and Nancy for sharing about District 9 where they lived for two years. Followers of Jesus are sent out to love, serve, and share the good news, and in order to love our city, we need to know our city. District 9 encompasses the Mission, Bernal Heights, St. Mary’s Park, and Portola. District 9 has some of the most diverse, vibrant, and culturally rich neighborhoods in San Francisco. At the same time, District 9 faces extraordinary challenges according to District 9 Supervisor, Hillary Ronen, in housing shortages, street homelessness and high crime.
 
Here are some demographics of District 9:
  • District 9 is estimated to be 44% White, 43% Hispanic, 23% Asian and 4% Black.
  • About 50% of the residents of District 9 were born in another country.
  • Over 40% of the residents of District 9 have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
They shared about being surrounded by diverse cultures, languages, music, wonderful restaurants and coffee shops, and all the people hanging out at Dolores Park for various events and movie showings. They experienced firsthand the juxtaposition being in the heart of one of the most innovative and privileged cities, while recognizing the impact of gentrification and the severe poverty that exist.

They shared about some ministries that work in the area, Inner Change who serve the homeless, by living out the good news of Jesus in Word and deed, and specifically focused on building long-term relationships. Another ministry is Cornerstone Church, which partners with City Team to provide tangible needs to those in need, such as serving food, distributing clothes, sharing the gospel, and praying with individuals.

Then Sung Jin led us in prayer for District 9. He gave God all praise and glory, and thanks for showing us love, mercy, and grace each day. He prayed for Inner Change and Cornerstone Church as they serve the neighborhood and build relationships. He asked that God give them opportunities while also providing for their needs. He also prayed that those who do not yet know God. We prayed for the communities to show love and care for one another, as God has shown us through his Son, Jesus Christ.
 
For those of you missed it, the recording is found here
Two Sundays ago (10/7) we prayed for Robert who was with us from Germany as an au pair in San Francisco. We prayed over his returning to Germany and his interest in pursuing counseling in seminary. It was a bittersweet goodbye, but we are so thankful and appreciative of the believers we are connected to all around the world. Let's continue to pray for Robert as he transitions back to Germany and thank God for the time we were able to have with him. 
Question #39: With what attitude should we pray?
 
Answer: With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, knowing that, for the sake of Christ, he always hears our prayers.
This Week's Sermon: “The Final Test" (Genesis 44)

“You weren't created for boredom or burnout or bondage to sexual lust or greed or ambition but for the incomparable pleasure and matchless joy that knowing Jesus alone can bring. Only then, in Him, will you encounter the life-changing, thirst-quenching, soul-satisfying delight that God, for His glory, created you to experience.” -Sam Storms, One Thing: Developing a Passion for the Beauty of God

Main Idea: God is always working for good. (What change looks like.)

Sermon Slides / Sermon Application Questions
This sermon series: Rivalry and Restoration: The Story of Joseph

-High school youth group volunteers needed! Once a month lead a high school youth group discussion on the sermon after service (questions provided), monthly socials, and building relationships with our high school students in Christ! Email Janice if you're interested!

-United Worship Night: Sunday, October 28th, 6-7:30pm at 2850 19th Ave; you are invited to join 10+ churches in San Francisco for a night of music and prayer! 

-Interested in membership? Member Affirmation Applications are due by November 4th to be considered for the Membership Affirmation on November 18th. Please email us if you are interested!
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