Taste and Sing Night THIS Sunday Night August 20, 2023 5:00 PM

It is with mixed emotions that we send off the McAllisters to their next ministry post. To celebrate our time together, we will have a song service on Sunday night, August 20, for the entire family (no childcare provided). Normally, we meet in Life Groups during this time, but we want to have one special night of singing together on their last Sunday with us. We will have refreshments after in the fellowship hall where you will have an opportunity to share your love for the McAllisters. Make plans now to sing with us.

Back in Romans!
After our time away with family for our usual vacation, I’m excited to return to the pulpit this Sunday as we continue in our study of Romans. Pray that the Lord would continue using this study to shape and mold us into the image of Christ. And pray for me as I prepare each and every week. Here is a road map of our study through September:
  • August 20 | Romans 9:24-29
  • August 27 | Romans 9:30-10:21
  • September 3 | Pastor Dan Lisa
  • September 10 | Romans 11:1-36
  • September 17 | Romans 12:1-2
  • September 24 | Romans 12:3-8

KidsPointe Resumes NEXT Sunday, August 27!
We’re excited to kick off a new curriculum, The Gospel Story. This new study takes a detailed look at how each of the Bible stories, beginning in the Old Testament, connects to the gospel and to God’s larger plan of redemption as it answers the question, "Where is Jesus?". Each child attending during the 2023-2024 school year will need to be registered even if he/she has attended in the past. To serve in KidsPointe during this school year, please contact Erin Wyman.

High Pointe Mission Trips
In an effort to encourage missions at High Pointe, two mission trips are still available for you this year:
  • 28 September – 3 October | Fujairah | contact: Juan Sanchez (juan@highpointeaustin.org)
  • 2-7 November | Santa Clara, Cuba | contact: Juan Sanchez (juan@highpointeaustin.org)

Would you pray about one of these trips? More information will be forthcoming, but you can prepare now by (1) securing a passport, (2) asking questions, (3) and letting us know of your interest.
Giving at High Pointe
God is generous, and so he calls us to be as well. What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God in every area of our lives, including what we do with our finances. But as you may have noticed, we do not take up a collection on Sundays at High Pointe. Consequently, we’ve been receiving questions as to how to give. There are several ways you may give:
  1. Offering Boxes in Auditorium – You may place your offering in an offering box.
  2. Mail – You may mail your contribution to the church office.
  3. Text/Online – You may give by texting 84321 (it will require a first-time setup).
  4. Your Bank – You may give through your own bank via Bill Pay or ACH.

If you have any questions, go to this LINK. Our financial staff is also available to help or answer your questions. You may call the church office at 512-837-7725.

On-Call Pastor
To better care for you, High Pointe, we have an “on-call” pastor available for emergencies after office hours and on weekends. To reach the on-call pastor, call 512-837-7725, extension 1.

Preaching Schedule: Pray regularly for the ministry of the Word at High Pointe. Also, prepare for our gatherings by reading the sermon text, thinking it through, and asking questions about the text before Sunday. See above for our preaching schedule through September.

Resources of the Week
  • Resources for Studying Romans
    • In preparation to return to our study of Romans, here are some resources: introduction, Bible study, lectures, sermons.
  • ESV Scripture Journal: Romans
    • If you are new to High Pointe or did not get a Scripture journal the first time around, here is a link where you may purchase a journal for our study of Romans.
  • Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation | Book Review: “Generations” by Jean Twenge
    • Samuel James reviews an important book on understanding generational differences. James writes: “This book is a serious work of sociology that should interest pastors, corporate leaders, teachers, and anyone else who cares about understanding their neighbors. Generations is filled with illuminating and often surprising data, alongside Twenge’s incisive commentary and warm style.”

Begin praying as you prepare to gather with us this Sunday at 10:00 am.

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