New or Revised for This Week
Fall Blending Week (August 14th to August 21st) This year, our burden is for all the saints to be knit together more into the family of God. There are many opportunities to meet in-person this coming week:
Lord's Day (8/14-16) camping trip ($100 each, contact Larry Chen to join)
Thursday (8/18) Memorial Park picnic outing 4-8pm (sign-up here to bring a side)
Friday (8/19) Church Family Time at the hall 6:45-9pm (dinner will be provided)
Saturday (8/20) Progressive Dinner in the homes with students (sign-up here by Lord's Day, 8/14 to host a group of students for appetizers, main, or dessert.)
Lord's Day (8/21) Corporate Lord's Table at the hall and on Zoom starts at 9:45am.
Saturday blending picnic during the Labor Day conference On Saturday, September 3rd (during the upcoming Labor Day Conference in Burlingame, CA), there will be a special time of informal blending for all the saints in NorCal with a lunchtime picnic at Coyote Point Park at 1pm. This park is very close to the Burlingame Hyatt and has open spaces for children to play, picnic tables and play structures. Lunch will be provided, please sign up at this website ASAP with your food preference.
Sign-up for urgent, local need of prayer Praise the Lord for His move in and through the Northern California churches at this present time. We feel more than ever the Lord needs to gain a royal priesthood for the building up of His Body, those who would cooperate with our great High Priest in His heavenly intercession for the fulfillment of His divine economy. To encourage and facilitate more prayers, we have provided a prayer sign-up form. By participating in the prayer sign-up, we believe many of us were encouraged and perfected to be the "watchmen on the wall" to pray for the Lord's interests and His move. There are two particular prayer burdens for the next 3 weeks from Aug 14 - Sep 3, that we feel are timely and most pressing:
Upcoming Working Saints Perfecting Training 3rd Term which begins on August 20
2022 NorCal Churches Labor Day Conference to be held on September 2-4
Working Saints Perfecting Training resumes this Saturday, August 20th (online and in-person meeting details to be provided to the saints later this week.)
International Thanksgiving Blending Conference Will be held in Washington D.C. this year, meetings will be in-person and broadcast online.
Lodging: There is a special group rate of $104.00 USD/per night plus tax for single, double, triple, and quadruple occupancy rooms. For room reservations, please call 1-202-483-3000 or 1-800-HILTONS and request the Living Stream Ministry group rate by providing the code: LSM1. To make online reservations at the special group rate, please go to:https://book.passkey.com/go/LSM. Reservations must be made on or before 5:00pm local time (EDT) on Wednesday, October 21, 2022 in order to get this reduced rate.
Labor Day Conference (9/2-4 at the Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA) The NorCal Labor Day Blending Conference will be in-person this September 2-4, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame. We strongly encourage the saints, even those living in the immediate Bay Area, to stay in the hotel for blending.
Rooms can be reserved at the special conference rate of $140 per night at this link.
Streaming will be available for those who are unable to attend in person.
The messages will draw from the Spring ITERO on "God's Economy in Faith," messages 1-2 and 6-8. The meetings will include sharing by a co-worker plus sharing from the saints. We will read the HWMR for this ITERO before and after the conference, to help the saints enter into these messages and have some enjoyment to overflow with others.
LSM Donations There is now a website where saints can make online donations to Living Stream Ministry: www.lsm.org/donations. This website may be used to make one-time donations, designated offerings, and fixed recurring donations. (It cannot be used to make payments for goods or services.)
The Holy Word for Morning Revival — God’s Economy in Faith, Week 6 (skipping ahead to message which will be covered in Labor Day conference)
7:30 PM - hybrid at the hall and via Zoom (please see email from the church on Tuesday for the link).
Life-Study of Philippians, Messages 9 & 10
"...Truly I say to you, If you have faith like a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you."--Matt. 17:20