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You Send Me

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In September 1957 Sam Cooke released the song You Send Me.  A classic!  Now, if you know the song, you might have a hard time thinking of those lyrics applying to God.  But have you ever longed for a relationship that revs up your heart?  Or even have you ever just wanted something to last?  Everyone has those desires.  When there is something exhilerating it “sends us”.  In the same way the love of God has sent each of us, armed with that love, into a world that desparately needs it.  We are sent!

 

Our mission statement, To glorify God by encouraging discipleship of Jesus within our congregation and throughout our community, is about sending.  Mission statements send.  Over the last many months we have been making more and more of this known and there’s a lot more to come!  It is who we are and it is who we will become!

 

All of us have a major role to play in this mission.  One place we learn about it is in Matthew 28: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…”  Notice:

  1. It’s a command.  If, when my daughter was little, I said, “Go clean your room” and later I found she had not cleaned her room I would, of course, ask her why.  What if she said, “It’s okay, dad, I memorized what you said.  You said, ‘go clean your room.’  Right?  So I studied it and memorized it!”  Naturally, I wasn’t wanting her to just memorize it or study it I wanted her to DO it.  It’s the same with this command of Jesus’.  “Go!”
  2. It comes from who God is.  What does Jesus do with the authority He was given?  He sends us to bring others into His teaching and life.  He could have commanded anything, but He chose to bring His love to the whole world.  It’s what Jesus does and now He does it through us.

Francis Chan said, “Christians are like manure, if you leave it in a pile it will stink.  But if you spread it, it will make things grow.”  And I will take it a step further – YOU will not grow much in your relationship with Jesus unless you spread out.  Unless you are a part of going deeper into each other’s lives and into the world around us.

 

God’s love saves us, transforms us and sends us.  So at Saron this is what you’re going to see: more of us growing like crazy in our relationship with Jesus, taking care of each other like we never have before and bringing that love into our homes, neighborhoods, jobs, families, schools.  Truth: everyone in Big Lake needs their lives to be in Jesus and you are commanded to “Go!”  It starts with you saying yes to knowing Jesus more and then wanting to be more a part His plan.

 

How about it?  Does Jesus “send you”?

 

Spoke Folk

 

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Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 p.m. be inspired by Spoke Folk!

 

Spoke Folk up to 30 15-20 year olds from all over the United States and beyond participating in a 12-day biking and musical ministry tour.  They bike during the day and share an evening concert/worship service with each host congregation.  

 

Spoke Folk is very passionate about sharing and living the Gospel through biking, music and community, and we are excited and blessed to have them return to Saron again!  And you will be blessed when you attend!

Vacation Bible School

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Join us for Cave Quest VBS July 31st-August 4th, where kids explore the rock-solid foundation of Jesus’ love. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times, by experiencing incredible Bible stories kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos and team-building games are just a few of the cool standout activities designed to help faith flow into real life.


You can register by clicking here, and if you register by June 1st you can take advantage of the Early Bird Discount! Through June 1st the registration fee will be $25 per student or a $60 family Maximum, after June 1st registration will increase to $30 per student or a $65 family maximum. We are already recruiting volunteers, so let us know where you would like to help out and join the fun!! Spots are available in the preschool class, the kitchen, imagination station (science experiments), games, Bible stories, kid-vid cinema, registration, greeters, photography and leading students around from one fun station to the next! Positions are flexible! Contact Molly and let her know what area of the fun you want to join! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

 

VBS is open for children age 3 (must be toilet trained) through 5th grade.

 

 

Monday Morning Small Group Study for Women

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A 6-Session Study from the Book of Ruth
New Book for Monday morning small group for women starting June 13th.

Every woman will eventually face it: the temptation to give in and give up. But something transformative happens when a woman decides to persevere in the face of difficulty and pain. A woman who refuses to quit influences her world in ways she could never have imagined. Join us Monday mornings from 9:30-11:00, volunteer child care available if needed. contact Molly in the church office or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We Can Be The Change

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We Can be the Change is a good deeds program that matches up the needs in our congregation and community with the talents and skills of the members of our church.

 

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311 Lake Street South  

Big Lake, MN 55309  

763-263-2209