This Week @ Great Hills

June 17, 2016

Happy Friday, church family!  I trust you have had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a great day in worship on Sunday.  Let me encourage you to invite someone over the weekend to join you this coming Lord’s day.  The next new member at Great Hills could be because of your influence in their life!

Pastor Danny is away this week with Jason Mann and a group of men from our church.  Jason and Gera Mann are active members of Great Hills and are the founders/directors of Ascend Outdoor Adventures.  Ascend is a non-profit ministry and educational organization whose primary aim is to glorify God through quality, outdoor group adventures that encourage leadership development, spiritual formation, and community growth. Our men have been hiking in the mountains of New Mexico this week. Please pray for them as they travel home tomorrow.

A quick look around the Great Hills facility bubbles up that we are ready to be “Submerged” as we kick off VBS on Monday.  Please be praying for the small army of Great Hills folks who will be serving our children next week.  It is always an exciting and high-energy week in the life of our church.  Next Sunday, June 26, will be the VBS Family Celebration service.  Our children will be singing and sharing the skits they learned in VBS.  Pastor Danny will share a brief gospel message, and then we will all enjoy lunch together before moving outside to the water games, inflatables and bounce houses.  It is going to be an awesome week!

Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads!  There is no greater responsibility or blessing than to model Jesus before our children and families.  On this Father’s Day weekend I want to encourage you to renew your commitment to lead your children to love Jesus preeminently, and to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

I look forward to seeing you Sunday for a great day of Bible study and worship as we continue in the study of the life of Joseph.


Terry Hurt
Executive/Worship Pastor
Great Hills Baptist Church
Austin, TX