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A helping hand

Every single weekend, Robert Wood a.k.a. Woody is on church property doing something. From mowing to pulling weeds, picking up trash, blowing leaves, plumbing, you name it, Woody is probably helping out. Nothing can stop Woody from lending a hand around the property, including the record hot temperatures this summer. He even would stop doing our yard work to help serve the families during the pandemic with our feeding program. While we are grateful for all of our volunteers, we give a special shout out to Woody, for keeping LifePoint Church looking pretty nice this summer. If you happen to run into him, give him a thank you, and you might be lucky enough to hear one of his cool surfing stories from back in the day!   Pastor Blake...

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Living in Faith Everyday

It’s always an exciting time when we have two ministries team up at LifePoint. MomsLIFE is a ministry directed by Jenna Espinosa (momsLIFE AM) and Jamie Ferrara (momsLIFE PM) where the focus is on building-up, encouraging, and supporting moms of all ages. Women of Life is a ministry ran by Christy Bentley (and her team) that focuses on celebrating all the women attending LifePoint. Each ministry hosts various events and meetings during the year, but this time it is one big celebration of unity as Ladies of LifePoint! So, join us at San Tan Flat (Hunt Hwy) on Saturday, September 19th from 5-8 pm. It warms our hearts to see the ladies gather for a night of laughter and fellowship, so invite a friend! This event is open to all women, all ages and stages!  “Look for the ladies’ night out sign at one of the outside tables. Buy yourself a dinner, appetizer, dessert, or grab a soda, and meet some new friends! We hope to see you there!” Facebook events and posts have been made as well, but it is not necessary to RSVP. Please note, childcare is not provided for this event.  To learn more about the Women of Life or momsLIFE ministries, visit the Welcome Center on Sunday or their pages at Lifepointaz.com under Ministries. ...

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Meeting needs in our community

God’s timing is perfect. And we all know this summer was one of the hottest as we broke records by having over 50 days of temperatures at 110 or higher. So how was God’s timing perfect. We must back up a bit and reintroduce you to Eleanor and her story. Many of you may remember that Eleanor lost her 31-year-old daughter to cancer a couple of years ago and was left raising 7 grandkids, with three of them in diapers. The church, meaning you, has helped Eleanor and her family tremendously over the years in several ways. Another one of those ways happened this summer. She has a 1993 Ford Expedition that seats 8 and allows her to transport the kids to school, activities, doctor’s appointments, and most importantly diaper runs. Obviously a ’93 Expedition is going to need its fair share of work. That’s where Paul Houseright and his team at Houseright and Sons Automotive came to the rescue. Countless times they worked on Eleanor’s SUV to keep it running, all for no charge. At the start of this summer, the AC finally died, along with some other things and it didn’t make sense to continue to pour into this dinosaur of a vehicle. Eleanor needing an 8-seater to fit everyone, Houseright and Sons stepped in again! Through auction, they found a 2003 Ford Expedition in great condition, more importantly working AC, to give temporarily to the family. With Paul’s help and some generous giving, we were able to give this SUV to Eleanor permanently, just in time before these horrific temperatures ravaged this valley, allowing her and the kids to have a more reliable vehicle and more importantly, air conditioning. Thank you church, and a big thank you to Paul and his team at Houseright and Sons! Pastor...

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Calamity Dave Strikes Again

In 1953 Warner Brothers Pictures released a movie called Calamity Jane. Doris Day stars in this comical story about Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. No matter what she does, Jane seems to fall into calamity, thus her name. Jane means well, but it didn’t always go as planned. LifePoint is not the setting of a recent calamity but is part of the story. Picture this, Monday, August 10th, it was a soothing 112 degrees outside in San Tan Valley. After a chaotic day of work, LifePoint volunteer & LifeCare coordinator, David Noel, and his daughter set off to grab a pallet of water donated from our Hunt Hwy Walmart and deliver it to Genesis Project in Apache Junction. The pallet of water was secured with plastic wrap and loaded by forklift onto David’s truck. And they were off! Everything seems to be going fine when, on Ironwood, they hit a bump. Literally. They hit a bump and lost half of the load of water all over the road! David quickly pulled over to begin grabbing the now open cases of water from scattering across all of Ironwood! I’m sure San Tan Valley would have appreciated a quick cool down given that we haven’t seen many monsoons this season. However, this was not what David had in mind. Kristie (his daughter) frantically jumped out of the truck to help gather the water that was rolling all over. In an effort to clean up swiftly, she shouted, “Can we just throw these in the backseat?” While holding several broken, leaky, water bottles in her hands. It’s scorching hot; they are scrambling around Ironwood gather up dozens and dozens of water bottles! Cars and trucks were zooming by, some driving over water bottles, sending hot, grimy water flying all over clothing and...

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Elder Elections

It is that time of year again where we have 2 elders who have completed their 3-year term and we are looking for nominations for 2 new elders. The role of an elder at LifePoint is a vital responsibility both in the business of the church and the spiritual oversight. An elder is an extension of the pastors to the people of LifePoint, they will visit congregants in the hospital, homes, and workplaces. They are praying over the needs that are submitted and going before the Lord for the direction of the church. They are examples of what can be possible when you submit your heart and life to the Lord. They are by now means perfect, just covered in the blood of Christ and walking humbly with Him. If you know someone in the church who meets these qualifications you can send in your nomination via email to info@lifepointaz.com or fill out a paper form on Sunday and drop it in the silver bins. Below is the list of qualifications for a man to be nominated to the Elder board: Cannot be nominated by self or spouse. Elders must have attended LifePoint for at least 3 years. Elders must be participating members of LifePoint. Must have volunteered in a significant capacity and led or participated in a Small Group for at least 1.5 years, preferably in a leadership or coaching role. Must have capacity, flexibility, and availability to serve in the Elder role. Elders need to carefully read the qualifications laid out in Titus 1, and asses if they are in line with what is required. Peace, Nathan Bentley...

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Blood Drive at LifePoint Church

Great way to love our community – PLEASE sign up! Blood supplies are especially low right now so LifePoint is partnering with Vitalant for a Blood Drive. Giving Blood Is Safe. Healthy Donors Needed. What’s not safe? Not having enough blood. If you’re healthy and eligible, we need your help today to keep the blood supply strong for patients undergoing surgery and cancer treatment, giving birth or suffering traumatic injuries.  With your generous blood donations, Vitalant supplies Banner Ironwood, Banner Casa Grande, Phoenix VA and over 60 Arizona hospitals.  SCHEDULE NOW! (Use Sponsor Code: LifePointAZ) or call 1-877-25-Vital to reserve donation time or ask donor eligibility questions. Can’t donate blood…come anyways! We are also partnering with Donate Life (organ donation registration), Be The Match (bone marrow donor registration) and the Attorney General (Advanced Directives & End of Life Planning) to create even more lifesaving opportunities. Everyone can participate!! WHERE LifePoint Church Lobby 28479 N Main Street San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 WHEN Wednesday, June 10th, 8am-noon Ø  Donors are required to wear their own cloth-based face covering…bandana or mask. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you! Ø  Hours have been extended to increase physical distancing…June 10th, 8am-noon Ø  At this time, we ask that only donors enter the building; no-touch temperature will be taken at the door. Ø  16/17 year old donors can download the consent form here:  Consent Form Thank you for your dedication to helping patients who need donated blood to survive, heal, and recover. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Amy Webster (623) 205-0717 Instructions for day of the event: Please know you will be required to wear a mask. You may bring yours if not one will be provided for you. No children under the age of 16 permitted Walk-ins are welcome (appointment required...

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An Update from our Elder Board Chairman

I’ve had the honor of serving on the Board of Elders at LifePoint now for over 4 years. Over that time, I’ve served with many mighty men of God that I have learned a great deal from and who have lived their life with honor and humility before God. There is not a single exception to this among all the Elders I have served with. I am humbled to see men of God step up to the call that God has placed on their lives, serve their church and community with their time, and help lead the church with the wisdom from God Almighty.   I wanted to inform you that Keith Bray, who has served on the Elder board for a year and a half, has decided to step down as Elder at this time for personal reasons. Keith has been an integral part of the Elder board and has provided wisdom to many circumstances and has demonstrated compassion to numerous people at LifePoint and the community. Keith has a servant’s heart and truly cares about his neighbor.   Keith leaves the Elder Board on excellent terms and will continue to be an important part of the LifePoint community. If you see Keith or want to reach out to him, please thank him for his service to LifePoint!   As a Board of Elders, we are committed to seeking God first for LifePoint and our community. If any of us can serve you or pray for you in a specific way, please feel free to reach out. I would also ask for continued prayer for all Pastors and leadership at LifePoint as we navigate changing circumstances. Pray for wisdom and for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our community that will result in many coming to know the...

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Compassion Queen Creek 2020 was a great success!

  Last Saturday was the 10th Anniversary of compassion Queen Creek. Despite the virus scare, it was a great success. The event served 300 people of the community with medical, vision & hearing appointments while the dental will set up future individual appointments at a later date. They held back from the community event due to the virus scare. On top of all these great services, many social service providers were present as well. 10 churches were a part of the event, which of course included LifePoint. There were 400 volunteers throughout the day who served everywhere from parking lot attendants to medical assistants. LifePoint volunteers served throughout that spectrum. Our biggest area LP people served was the breakfast tables that were set up at the main entrance, the volunteer check-in, and the main common area. Many filled the role of “life connector”, which is one who directs the guest to their appointments, gets to know them on a more personal level and prays for them before they move on to the many social service booths. We had others in medical as well. This was a glorious day of God’s church serving the needs of the community. All the various tribes coming together as one in Jesus’ name. All for His kingdom.   Pastor Mike Shamburg...

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All Youth Worship Night 2020

Last Friday night was a great night of teens coming together to worship our Lord. There were up to 100 of them from various youth groups coming together as one and praising Jesus. This was the third annual All Youth Worship Night which was formed to bring the community youth groups together to focus on bringing the love of Christ into the darkness of our area schools. Our area is plagued annually with teen suicide that always comes near the end of the school year. We know the cure for this is the love of Christ and we are the syringes that dispense that cure to down and lost individuals. This year’s theme is 1Corinthians 13:4-8 LOVE. Between worship came conversations on God being love, we have received that love and are called to bring it to those in need…and of course, that love is patient and kind. It does not envy, boast, dishonor and is not proud or self-seeking…love never fails! If you see a teen wearing a black t-shirt with a grey “love” heart, give them a high five and encourage them to spread His love. Mike Shamburg...

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Compassion Queen Creek 2020!

Compassion Queen Creek is just around the corner and we need YOU to help serve breakfast through the day. Once again, LifePoint will provide and serve breakfast to those serving at the event and the guests as well. We will have coffee, fruits, pastries and such to hand out. Last year the guests and servants loved our personal service for all. Now, we have the opportunity to bless their hearts again. Simply go to your LifePointAZ app and sign up under Compassion Queen Creek. The event is on March 7, from 8am till 2pm. For more information, please see pastor Mike Shamburg or Erika Stroum....

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