THE WEEKLY -Cardinals Tickets, Greenhouse, “Beyond Reach”

Just a reminder you still have time to purchase your Cardinals tickets! We are thrilled to announce we have secured a small number of tickets for the Cardinals vs. Pirates game on Wednesday, July 6, at 7:15pm. This is the day before Reach starts. Eventually we will open purchase up to all who are attending Reach, but we wanted to give our own Gateway family first dibs.

Click here to purchase your Cardinals tickets now.

Tickets are located in sections 446 and 447. These are GREAT Infield Terrace seats, located behind home plate. The face value of these tickets is $45 but your cost per ticket is only $12.

Gateway City Church members and their friends and families will have exclusive access to these tickets from now until Monday, May 9.  You can order the tickets online, and then pick up at our “will call” table in the cafe on April 24, May 1, or May 8. You can also purchase the tickets at the cafe using cash or charge. And YES, if you have friends in other churches that you want to have sit with you, you can buy tickets for them, too!

Important: Ticket sales are non-refundable, but they are transferable (meaning you can sell or give your tickets to someone else if you aren’t able to attend the game).

If you would like to sit with your friends at the game, we request that you put your group together prior to purchasing your tickets, and order all the tickets you need for your group at one time. Requests to change seats cannot be accommodated after the tickets are distributed. Our team will do their best to seat all members of a group together.

On deck…

Strain-Goudeau Wedding: You are cordially invited to attend the wedding of Dana Strain and Wardell Goudeau on Saturday, April 30th at 3pm. Wedding ceremony will be held at John Knox Presbyterian Church (13200 New Halls Ferry, Florissant, MO 63033). Reception is by invitation only.

“Beyond Reach” Auditions:  We are excited to announce auditions for Steve Johnson & Sherwin Mackintosh’s musical production “Beyond Reach”.  Auditions will be held on May 5th at 7pm at the main campus.  Rehearsals will take place in May & June; the performance will be at Reach2016 during the evening sessions.

We are looking for dancers and singers who can move well.  Please bring a headshot or current picture. Singers should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song and provide your own accompaniment or track. Choreography will be taught for the dance portion of the audition.

We are only looking for performers from the St. Louis metro area, as rehearsals and performances will be in St. Louis.  If you have any questions, please contact Crystal Schmidt (songndance1999@yahoo.com).

Greenhouse:  All current and aspiring small group leaders are invited to attend this time of training, collaboration and encouragement with Jeff and Lori. Sunday May15th, 4pm.

Congregational Devotional Date Change:  The Congregational Devotional scheduled for May 6th has been moved to Wednesday June 1st at 7pm. Childcare will be provided.

Important: We will be meeting for congregational midweeks each Wednesday in June, in preparation for Reach. Childcare will be provided for the June 1st devotional only. Real Talks for the Teens will still take place during this time.

HYC: Heartland Youth Camp registration is now OPEN! Camp dates are June 5th-June 11th, at Camp Palestine. All kids ages 6th grade thru 12th grade are invited to attend.  Cost is $350 per kid, with a $50 discount for each additional sibling also attending camp. Partial payments are accepted as long as the full balance is paid by May 22, the registration close date.

Click here to for more information or to register for HYC now.

HKK: Heartland Kids Kamp is moving!  The new location is Eagle Rock Retreat, and WOW is it beautiful! Check out the pictures on their website now: http://www.eaglerockretreat.org/

HKK dates are July 30 – August 3. All children entering 2nd Grade thru 5th Grade are invited; cost is $255 per kid before June 11, and $295 per child from June 11 until July 1. Registration closes on July 1.

Click here to register now, and to download this year’s brochure/packing list.

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THE WEEKLY – Strain/Goudeau Wedding, Blood Drive,+ More

A new “Jeff Talks Leadership” podcast is up. This week, Jeff interviews Chip Mitchell, the Evangelist for the Philadelphia church and also one of the evening General Session speakers at Reach. Click HERE to listen now.

Coming soon…

Blood Drive this Sunday: Just a heads-up, we are hosting a blood drive at church on Sunday, April 24th, 8:30am – 1:00pm.  To streamline the process, the Red Cross now offers you the option to check-in before you arrive…no more waiting to be interviewed! Details are below:

The Red Cross is proud to announce a new tool called RapidPass, which allows you to help save lives in less time. With this new tool you can complete your pre-reading and health history questions online from the comfort of your home or office, and reduce the time you spend at the blood drive by up to 15 minutes. To complete your RapidPass visit www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass, read the information, answer the questions and finally, print the pass or email it to yourself to show on your mobile phone. It’s that simple!

Please note, your RapidPass can only be completed the day of the drive in order to be valid. So make sure you log on Sunday before you head out for church.

Titus 2 Class: All women are invited to join us for the next quarterly Titus 2 class on Saturday, April 23 at 9:30am. Lori Mannel will be speaking on the power of the tongue.  Our tongues are the strongest muscle in our body and spiritually speaking, possess incredible potential to do good or evil!  The Bible has a lot to say (no pun intended) about our speech, and we will learn together how to honor God in this aspect of our lives.

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Strain-Goudeau Wedding: You are cordially invited to attend the wedding of Dana Strain and Wardell Goudeau on Saturday, April 30th at 3pm. Wedding ceremony will be held at John Knox Presbyterian Church (13200 New Halls Ferry, Florissant, MO 63033). Reception is by invitation only.

“Beyond Reach” Auditions:  We are excited to announce auditions for Steve Johnson & Sherwin Mackintosh’s musical production “Beyond Reach”.  Auditions will be held on May 5th at 7pm at the main campus.  Rehearsals will take place in May & June; the performance will be at Reach2016 during the evening sessions.

We are looking for dancers and singers who can move well.  Please bring a headshot or current picture. Singers should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song and provide your own accompaniment or track. Choreography will be taught for the dance portion of the audition.

We are only looking for performers from the St. Louis metro area, as rehearsals and performances will be in St. Louis.  If you have any questions, please contact Crystal Schmidt (songndance1999@yahoo.com).

Greenhouse:  All current and aspiring small group leaders are invited to attend this time of training, collaboration and encouragement with Jeff and Lori. Sunday May 15th, 4pm.

Congregational Devotional Date Change:  The Congregational Devotional scheduled for May 6th has been moved to Wednesday June 1st at 7pm. Childcare will be provided.

Important: We will be meeting for congregational midweeks each Wednesday in June, in preparation for Reach. Childcare will be provided for the June 1st devotional only. Real Talks for the Teens will still take place during this time.

HYC: Heartland Youth Camp registration is now OPEN! Camp dates are June 5th-June 11th, at Camp Palestine. All kids ages 6th grade thru 12th grade are invited to attend.  Cost is $350 per kid, with a $50 discount for each additional sibling also attending camp. Partial payments are accepted as long as the full balance is paid by May 22, the registration close date.

Click here to for more information or to register for HYC now.

HKK: Heartland Kids Kamp is moving!  The new location is Eagle Rock Retreat, and WOW is it beautiful! Check out the pictures on their website now: http://www.eaglerockretreat.org/

HKK dates are July 30 – August 3. All children entering 2nd Grade thru 5th Grade are invited; cost is $255 per kid before June 11, and $295 per child from June 11 until July 1. Registration closes on July 1.

Click here to register now, and to download this year’s brochure/packing list.

Green Thumbs Wanted:  Jill Garcia is recruiting people to help with beautifying the outdoor portion of our main campus. If you enjoy digging in the dirt and planting flowers, please contact Jill (314-630-7617 or email jillgarcia64@yahoo.com).

Prayer Request:  Eugene Brooks is in the hospital due to pneumonia in both lungs. Please pray for healing. He is able to accept visitors; if you’d like to see him he is at Barnes Hospital, room 10239.

THE WEEKLY – HYC + HKK Registration is OPEN!!

There’s a new “Jeff Talks Leadership” podcast! This week, Jeff interviewed Steve Johnson and Sherwin McIntosh about Upside Down, the musical they co-authored, based on the Book of Acts. You might know the story, but do you know the story behind the story? Listen now to hear how Upside Down came to be, and how Steve and Sherwin decided to revive the show for Reach. Plus some exciting news for those who weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets, but still want to see the show!

Jeff will be doing several more interviews with various leaders between now and July, and beyond. If you have an Apple device, be sure to subscribe to the “Jeff Talks Leadership” podcast so that you don’t miss any upcoming episodes.  Please also leave feedback in the form of a review on iTunes.

The angels were rejoicing yesterday evening! Welcome to the family, Thelma Ritter!

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Coming soon…

HYC: Heartland Youth Camp registration is now OPEN! Camp dates are June 5th-June 11th, at Camp Palestine. All kids ages 6th grade thru 12th grade are invited to attend.  Cost is $350 per kid, with a $50 discount for each additional sibling also attending camp. Partial payments are accepted as long as the full balance is paid by May 22, the registration close date.

Click here to for more information or to register for HYC now.

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HKK:
BREAKING NEWS….Heartland Kids Kamp is moving!  The new location is Eagle Rock Retreat, and WOW is it beautiful! Check out the pictures on their website now: http://www.eaglerockretreat.org/

HKK dates are July 30 – August 3. All children entering 2nd Grade thru 5th Grade are invited; cost is $265 per kid before June 11, and $295 per child from June 11 until July 1. Registration closes on July 1.

Click here to register now, and to download this year’s brochure/packing list.

Kingdom Come: The Discipleship Group study guide will be coming in the next few days. For now, you should continue reading pages 81-109.

Special Missions: Special Missions contribution will be collected in May, but you can give anytime between now and then. There are several ways that you can give:

  • Online, thru MyGateway or the website
  • Through the Gateway phone app
  • Via Text to Give (to set up, text “Give $1” to 314-384-9099)
  • In person at church. Be sure to mark your donation as for “Eurasian Missions”.


Parenting Workshop:  Parents, save the dates for our annual parenting workshop on Friday, April 15th (7pm), and Saturday April 16th (9:30am). Friday night’s class will feature an interaction and discussion for parents of Middle School, High School, and College students.  Saturday morning will be a time of collaborative learning for parents of toddlers thru Grade School students. Our guest speakers for both sessions will be Bill and Sally Hooper.

Child care will be available for the Saturday workshop, however you must sign up if you plan to bring your children. Sign up will close tomorrow, April 14th.

Click here to sign up for child care during the Saturday Parenting Workshop.

Titus 2 Class: All women are invited to join us for the next quarterly Titus 2 class on Saturday, April 23 at 9:30am. Lori Mannel will be speaking on the power of the tongue.  Our tongues are the strongest muscle in our body and spiritually speaking, possess incredible potential to do good or evil!  The Bible has a lot to say (no pun intended) about our speech, and we will learn together how to honor God in this aspect of our lives.

Special Volunteer Request – Communion Bread Makers
Volunteers needed. Will make dough! 😉  Karen Scholle is currently recruiting for Sunday communion wafer making. Great opportunity to talk, laugh, and share with the body of Christ.  Open to all, including Teens and Campus Students. Will train! Please contact Karen Scholle: 314.550.3617

THE WEEKLY: Jeff’s podcast, Eurasian Missions, + More

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Great news!

Last month, Jeff sat down with HOPE worldwide CEO Robert Carrillo to discuss how his experience with poverty, including periods of homelessness, has shaped his character and made him the leader he is today.  Since he was a boy, Robert has desired to make a positive impact on this hurting and broken world. Listen to the podcast and you’ll hear how passionate he is about serving the poor, as well as raising up leaders around the globe to join him in his mission of Hope.

Jeff will be doing several more interviews with various leaders between now and July, and beyond. If you have an Apple device, be sure to subscribe to the “Jeff Talks Leadership” podcast so that you don’t miss any upcoming episodes.  Please also leave feedback in the form of a review on iTunes.

AND…Welcome to the family, Katy Bryant! Katy was baptized tonight at the downtown campus.

Coming soon…

Kingdom Come: The Discipleship Group study guide will be coming in the next few days. For now, you should continue reading pages 81-109.

Special Missions: Special Missions contribution will be collected in May, but you can give anytime between now and then. There are several ways that you can give:

  • Online, thru MyGateway or the website

  • Through the Gateway phone app

  • Via Text to Give (to set up, text “Give $1” to 314-384-9099)

  • In person at church. Be sure to mark your donation as for “Eurasian Missions”.

This past Sunday, Jason preached on looking for opportunities to meet needs within your workplace. Several companies also have matching gift programs, which could potentially double your contribution.You can check with your company’s HR department to see if this is possible.

Minor Prophets Class:  Ed Carr’s “Minor Prophets” class will meet each Tuesday in April, beginning on April 5th (7pm). Come learn about Jonah’s ministry outside the whale, that God’s love for us is a jealous love, complaining to God is a ‘prophet-like’ behavior, not all prophets were Israelites, and even the boldest prophets had a sense of humor. Expand your knowledge of God’s word, and learn more about His character and His love for you!

Parenting Workshop:  Parents, save the dates for our annual parenting workshop on Friday, April 15th (7pm), and Saturday April 16th (9:30am). Friday night’s class will feature an interaction and discussion for parents of Middle School, High School, and College students.  Saturday morning will be a time of collaborative learning for parents of toddlers thru Grade School students. Our guest speakers for both sessions will be Bill and Sally Hooper.

Child care will be available for the Saturday workshop, however you must sign up if you plan to bring your children.

Click here to sign up for child care during the Saturday Parenting Workshop.

Titus 2 Class: All women are invited to join us for the next quarterly Titus 2 class on Saturday, April 23 at 9:30am. Lori Mannel will be speaking on the power of the tongue.  Our tongues are the strongest muscle in our body and spiritually speaking, possess incredible potential to do good or evil!  The Bible has a lot to say (no pun intended) about our speech, and we will learn together how to honor God in this aspect of our lives.

Prayer Requests:

Please pray for the Williams family. Little Madeline has been having seizures and her doctor ordered an MRI yesterday.   Today, they found out that there is something in the front lobe, but the doctor isn’t sure what. They will be meeting with the doctor this coming Monday to discuss. Please pray for the doctor to have wisdom on the course of treatment, and also for Elise, Scott, and Eli to feel comfort from the Holy Spirit.

Please pray for Candace Hayes’s cousin Havarti. He is seven years old and was in a bad car accident. Pray for healing and for the family.

Inesha Johnson’s grandfather passed away this past Sunday. Please pray for the family.