1 Corinthians 11-14a

Dear Friends of COLLIN CREEK CHURCH,

In the film About a Boy, Hugh Grant plays Will Freeman, a single, early-middle-aged slacker who lives luxuriously off the royalties of a Christmas song written by his deceased father. He’s a solitary man with a single life priority: himself. (Hence the name Will Freeman.)  Will spends his days shooting pool, watching TV, and having his hair “carefully disheveled” at the salon.

The movie opens with Will watching the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The question is posed, “Who wrote the phrase ‘No man is an island’? John Donne, John Milton, John F. Kennedy, or Jon Bon Jovi’ ‘Jon Bon Jovi. Too easy!” Will answers to the television. “And, if I may say so, a complete load of bollocks.” From there he recounts his philosophy of life: “In my opinion all men are islands. And what’s more, now is the time to be one. This is an Island Age. A hundred years ago, for instance, you had to depend on other people. No one had TV or CDs or DVDs or videos or home espresso makers. In fact, they didn’t have anything cool. Whereas now you see you can make yourself a little island paradise. With the right supplies and more importantly the right attitude you can be sun-drenched, tropical, a magnet for young Swedish tourists. And I like to think, perhaps, I’m that kind of island.”

Soon Will is revealed to be shallow, pathetic, and miserable. But through meeting a twelve-year-old boy and his severely depressed mother, Will is drawn out of himself and into a whole network of authentic relationships. The boy, Marcus, teaches Will that one person alone isn’t enough. Even two are inadequate. You need plenty of backup.

By the end of the movie, enriched with many new friends, Will restates his philosophy of life: “Every man is an island, I stand by that. But, clearly, some men are part of island chains. Below the surface of the ocean, they’re actually connected.”

The church was designed to be this way.  From a distance it can look like a group of disconnected individuals.  But when you look a little closer you see they are all connected – connected in Jesus!  1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (HCSB); “Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different ministries, but the same Lord.  And there are different activities, but the same God is active in everyone and everything. A manifestation of the Spirit is given to each person to produce what is beneficial.”   TO LEARN MORE: http://collincreekfwbc.podbean.com/.

Your Servant,

Robert Posner

Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.

To see more of this week’s events at COLLIN CREEK CHURCH:

http://www.collincreekchurch.org/calendar/

Wednesday, August 31:

                Patch Club (Ages 3—4th graders) @ 6:45 pm

Challenger’s Class (5th—6th) @ 6:45 pm

Crossdirection (7th-12th): altar ego @ 6:45 pm

Men’s Group: Exodus @ 6:45 pm

Women’s Group: Heaven @ 6:45 pm

ESL Class @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 4:

Sunday School for all ages @ 9:30 am

Nursery Caregivers

@ 9:15 am – Judy Posner & Wendy Mitchell

@ 10:30 am – Julie Hunter, Argelia Aguilar, Jenny Elizondo & Sharron Johnson

Community Worship @ 10:45 am

                Community Groups gathering at various times and places.  (see http://www.collincreekchurch.org/community-groups/)

Tuesday, September 6: Ladies Night Out – Splitsville Bowling @ 7:00 pm

Events are subject to change.  See the church’s website for details:

collincreekchurch.org 1905 East Parker Road  Plano TX 75074

Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.

FOR PRAYER REQUESTS AND PRAISE ITEMS SEE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Prayer requests can be submitted by emailing your requests (prayers@collincreekchurch.org) or fill out a prayer request form (on the table by Worship Center entrance) then place the form in the box at the entrance of the Worship Center.

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