Life At The Bridge 9-18-20

Happy Birthday LifeBridge!
Nearly eight years ago God birthed this bouncing baby church into the South Haven area - and it hasn't been the same since
. Next Wednesday, September 23rd, LifeBridge turns 8!! We hope you will join us THIS SUNDAY and help celebrate the amazing 8 years of God’s presence among us, God’s Kingdom in us, and God’s favor over us. What’s a birthday party without Ice Cream? So this Sunday we will have Sherman’s ice cream for everyone after each service.
Thanks to Marty O’Connor and Sherman’s (Hudsonville Ice Cream) for donating the ice cream to help us celebrate our birthday!

Leaders Change the world! It’s not about power and authority, it’s about impact. And who better to impact an uncertain and slightly CRAZY world than the people of God. This isn’t about an agenda, it’s about giving people a life-giving vision for moving forward through troubling and uncertain times.

Uncertainty, though, is what often paralyzes us. The truth is, there is a way forward no matter the circumstances. God knows the way and He gives us vision and direction if we will seek Him. We can’t always know the whole game plan, but we can draw on courage and faith to take the next step and lead others to come with us. This week we will talk about the importance of clarity to help others take that next step.

Scroll down to find details for how and where you can Join us this Sunday to learn more essential keys to irresistible leadership.

LifeGroups are back! And we’re putting a fresh spin on them for this new season. Our hope is that EVERYONE will find a group with whom they can do life together this fall. Click here to fill out a short form and we will contact you and help you get connected to a FAMILY Group that will work for you.

Eight O’ Clock Encounter: We are in the process of making some huge staffing decisions here at LifeBridge and I invite you to gather with us to seek God’s favor, wisdom and direction for the future of our church. Meet us at the church Saturday mornings at 8am.

BRIDGE BABIES: Until now, we have not had nursery services for our guests due to COVID related challenges. But now we are getting ready to provide loving care for our youngest Lifers during our weekend services! If you are interested in serving in our nursery, please contact Nate and Alicia by emailing them at [email protected].

New Driveway: There have been some exciting new developments at LifeBridge that will make getting in and out of our parking lot easier, safer and more welcoming to our guests. This last week our new driveway out to Blue Star Hwy was completed - and it is Beautiful!! The company that paved it did ask us to let it cure for a few more days, so we will not have it open for use this Sunday, but we surely expect it to be open and in use next NEXT WEEK. You can still come by and look at it though.

And a huge THANKS to Emory Yetzke, John Boerman Excavating and Tony Staggs (Michigan Paving) who all worked together to help us get our north parking lot and road built and paved for an incredibly reasonable price. Without sacrificing quality, they all helped us accomplish something we didn’t think we would be able to afford at this time.

Family In Need: This past week, the home of Kevin and Andrea Tait burned. It is likely a total loss. The Taits are close friends of several Lifers and the parents of Lifer, Jamie Manning. I can’t imagine what they will go through as they grieve all the items of sentimental value they have lost. Over the next few weeks they will also need to replace/purchase all kinds of necessity items. Here’s how you can help. LifeBridge would like to show them the love of Jesus by showering them with gift cards for things like food and clothing. You may buy gift cards to local stores or restaurants and drop them in the Blessing Box at LifeBridge on Sunday, or drop them off at the RE/MAX office in South Haven located at 250 Broadway St. (M-F, 9am-5pm) between now and 9/27. Don’t forget to also lift this family in prayer before the Lord as they work through the days ahead.

Sundays Worship info:
9:01am - Masks Required live Worship Experience in the auditorium (10420 M-140 Hwy, South Haven)

9:01am - Tent option: I am so sorry to inform you that our tent did not survive the storms last week. We are working on another outdoor solution.

9:01am - Worship Experience live streamed or on demand (any time) on Facebook, Youtube and our Website.

11:01am - Masks Recommended live Worship Experience in the auditorium.

No matter which on site service you choose, don’t forget to click here to Save Your Seat. You will need to make a reservation for everyone attending, even children.

Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. 

Each week more and more Lifers are returning. This last week was our highest attendance yet. If you do not feel comfortable to return yet, know that we love and miss you, but we respect your decision. You are still an important part of our church family and we look forward to seeing you when you are ready. In the mean-time, feel free to check in by filling out a connection card any time. Let us know how you are doing and if there is any way we can serve you.