may 26 - june 25
Right about now—when the days are starting to warm up but the evenings are still crisp—is the perfect weather for a campfire. Gathering with your family and friends, relaxing to the crackling of the fire from wood that’s been drying all winter, and losing track of the time as you easily fall into deep conversation with the person sitting next to you.
Ever since God made humans, they’ve gathered together around campfires to tell stories. Stories of history, stories of adventure, stories that connect generations and teach you who you are, stories to make you laugh, to make you gasp, to make you cry, stories that fill you with a sense of awe at things that are bigger than just any one person around the campfire.
At Bethany and Our Shepherd, we’re embracing the campfire story this summer. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, we’re moving our Saturday evening worship gatherings outside around the campfire. We’ll gather, we’ll worship, we’ll pray, we’ll sing, we’ll tell stories. And the stories we’ll tell aren’t just ones that leave us with warm feelings. The stories we’ll hear leave us changed. Because they’re stories about what God has done to change his people in a real way.
We hope that you can join us on Saturdays from May 26 - June 23 at 4:30 p.m. If you aren't able to join us around the campfire, we have indoor worship opportunities at our Parkway campus on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings. We’ll hear stories from the Bible about a real God protecting his real people. And as we marvel at these larger than life stories, we’ll start to understand the immensity of God’s love for us, and the power of his presence with us.
Week 1: Stones in the River (May 26-28)
Week 2: An Impossible Escape (June 2-4)
Week 3: Something from Nothing (June 9-11)
Week 4: Defeated by a Prayer (June 16-18)
Week 5: The Mountain on Fire (June 23-25)
Bethany (Lynndale campus) Outdoor Worship Specifics
- Yes, we will be having an actual fire!
- Please BYOC (bring your own chair) - we'll have some extras available
- Please BYOB (bring your own Bible) - a printed one or access to one by phone
- If we run into inclement weather, the service will be moved inside the Praise Center
- Yes, we will have music, complete with songbook to help sing along