Shining the Light Through the Eye of a Needle

Happy Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost!  


A special thanks to everyone who came and supported our Mission and Vision work last Sunday.  It was an awesome experience, and it tasted pretty good too!  Those 4 “P”s: Purpose, Presence, Partnership, and Passion, will continue to be prevalent in all we do as we do God’s work as a community of faith. 

Now, we move from the Mission and Vision to Financing it, something we’re often afraid to talk about in church.  Money is often a taboo subject for many of us, and that’s not a good thing.  It results in a warped relationship with something Jesus preached on more than any other topic.  And ignoring one of Jesus most frequent topics means we are ignoring one of the biggest areas of our spiritual growth!  This is where partnership comes in concrete form: your contributions directly affect the work the church can do in the world. 

In truth, money is like a walnut: morally neutral, and it’s what we do with it that puts morality into those slips of green paper cloth – or round walnuts.  We’ll read about Jesus confronting a poor financial relationship in Mark 10:17-31, and through that encounter delivering some revolutionary gospel truths.  You’ll hear an extended livestream so some members of our Finance Team can brief you on our Financial Awareness Campaign which will last until November 7th.  I’ll see you at worship! 


Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:45—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:45 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance, and masks are now required for worship due to the increased communication of the Delta variant of COVID-19.  We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves and others. 


Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible.