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Our Story in His Story

A message from
Tom Horvath
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Psalm 107:1-3(NIV)

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Psalm 107:1-3(NIV)

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
   his love endures forever.

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
   those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 those he gathered from the lands,
   from east and west, from north and south.

Prayer Focus

Lord Jesus: I pray that our new Lead Pastor would be the shepherd that we need to gather the flock together, care for our church, and feed us with the deep truths found in Scripture. May he lead us to follow You and be aligned with Your Word so that we can worship You in spirit and in truth. Amen.
-Danny Gordon, Succession Planning Committee Member

“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
- John 4:24 NIV

Worship Focus

Worship God as the arbiter of Truth. The stories that we share reflect the truth about who God is and what He has done. Practicing truth-telling is foundational for the health of Christ-following communities.

Digging Deeper

THIS WEEK'S Bible study

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About This Sermon Series

One of the most striking components of being a human being is the desire to belong. People of all ages practice a kind of do-si-do with one another, moving toward and away in a search for love and significance.

We reflect our Maker in how important relationships are to us, but unlike God, we bear the burden and marks of sin. Instead of trust, gratefulness, and welcome, we fight for power, keep records of wrongs, and tend toward “othering” people who are different from us...


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One of the most striking components of being a human being is the desire to belong. People of all ages practice a kind of do-si-do with one another, moving toward and away in a search for love and significance. 

We reflect our Maker in how important relationships are to us, but unlike God, we bear the burden and marks of sin. Instead of trust, gratefulness, and welcome, we fight for power, keep records of wrongs, and tend toward “othering” people who are different from us. And yet, we can never seem to quit trying to form and maintain communities. If one group fails us, we move on, taking our battle scars with us to a new place destined to repeat the same scenario with new faces.  

Simply stated: we need God. Otherwise, we will not be able to come together with others and form the bonds that our souls deeply desire. When asked the most important commandment, Jesus answered, “Love God and love others.” This sums it all up. And yet, we struggle to keep it.  

This is where the concept of practices comes into play. Being in community is not an abstract endeavor; it is practical and happens “on the ground.” The qualities of a healthy community are many, but during this series we’re going to focus on and share stories about four: (1) making and keeping promises, (2) gratitude, (3) truth-telling, and (4) hospitality. It’s helpful to view these aspects of a good community as practices, because practices can be practiced! No one expects a musician to gain skill without practicing. People who do yoga view it as a lifelong practice. Even multi-millionaire NFL players still practice drills and plays. Christians can work on promise-keeping, gratitude, truth-telling, and hospitality. Habits like these undergird and sustain robust communities.  

When we incorporate such qualities into our daily lives, we will find that we are investing in the welfare and health of our communities. As we hone these practices and follow Christ, our Head and ideal example of all healthy qualities, miracle of miracles, our deepest desire will be satisfied: we’ll know we belong and each will have a story to share of God’s love.

Upcoming Weekends

» NOVEMBER 20-21
BELONG
| Prayer, Care, Share| Dan Hardaway

» NOVEMBER 27-28
LIFT YOUR GAZE
| Glimpse Hope | Interim Senior Pastor Gus Davies


Upcoming Worship Services

» NOVEMBER 20-21
BELONG
| Prayer, Care, Share| Dan Hardaway

» NOVEMBER 27-28
LIFT YOUR GAZE
| Glimpse Hope | Interim Senior Pastor Gus Davies


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What's Current

Christmas House

Bring your gifts to the foyer anytime between November 6 through December 1

This Christmas, we have the privilege of coming alongside families in need, serving them in an empowering way and helping them take the next steps on their journey. On December 7th we will host our seventh annual Christmas House, a fun and festive shopping experience for parents facing financial challenges.

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Financial Forum

Sunday, November 14 at 12:30 p.m.

You are invited to attend our quarterly Business and Financial Forum, following the 11 a.m. worship service. As part of these informative sessions, we will gladly answer any questions you may have regarding the stewardship of your gifts to Northland. If you would like to submit questions in advance, please do so via email to glenn.garton@northlandchurch.net.

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#GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 30

Save the date for the global generosity movement! Join us on November 30 where we will be raising money for our benevolence fund to help those in need in our community!

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Baptism Opportunity

Sunday, December 5 directly following the 11 a.m. service

Baptism is an outward expression of our inward faith, a declaration to the world that we've chosen to follow Jesus Christ, a washing away of the old life, committing ourselves completely as followers of Jesus Christ. If you have never been baptized before this is your chance to take this step of obedience in Christ!

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Stewardship Update

Budget for Fiscal (7/1/21-6/30/22) : $7.5M
As of 11/3/2021
If you'd like to learn more or have questions related to finances at Northland, contact our finance team at FinanceTeam@NorthlandChurch.net.
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Saving, Investing, and Generosity

Do you ever wonder how you are doing in managing your own personal stewardship of what God provides? 

In the last few weeks, I have provided a...



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Saving, Investing, and Generosity

Do you ever wonder how you are doing in managing your own personal stewardship of what God provides? 

In the last few weeks, I have provided a report on how Northland Church is doing stewarding the funds you have provided. In the “Navigating Your Finances God’s Way” small group study, there is a chapter on saving and investing that provides a helpful framework for our personal financial stewardship. 

The chapter starts with the concept of finding the balance between saving, investing and generosity. Jesus told a parable of a farmer who harvested a bumper crop and said to himself “I have no place to store my crops… I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and goods… But God said to him, ‘you fool!..This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God… For where your treasure is, there you heart will be also” Luke 12:16-21,34. (TLB)

The keyword to consider in this passage is all. The man had not balanced saving with giving. We should be giving generously and also saving. 1 Timothy 6:18-19 (NIV) says Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. And in Proverbs 21-20, we are encouraged to save “The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.” (TLB)

Our savings should be invested but we need to make sure the love of money is not our guide. These verses help us understand this principle, “ People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.” (NIV) Proverbs 21:5 (TLB) says “Steady plodding brings prosperity: hasty speculation brings poverty.” The steady plodding sounds odd to us, but it refers to consistently adding to your savings, little by little over time.

Saving, investing, and being generous are based on spending less than we receive. If you are curious as to how your spending compares to the suggested plan in this course, you can access a spending tracker at compass1.org. There is no doubt that adhering to a well-thought-out spending plan can help you successfully steward your finances.

We finished the month of October at 95% of our giving budget. Please plan to attend the next Financial Forum after the 11 a.m. service on November 14th to receive more details on our giving and spending.

Thank you for supporting Northland Church. If you have any questions, please drop me an email at glenn.garton@northlandchurch.net

Stewarship report by:

Glenn Garton

Finance Director

Stewardship Update

Northland Tithes & Offerings
Need for Fiscal (7/1/20-6/30/21) $9.5M
As of 11/3/2021
If you'd like to learn more or have questions related to finances at Northland, contact our finance team at FinanceTeam@NorthlandChurch.net.
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