Welcome, Luke Listak New Pastoral Assistant for Music

We are excited to welcome our new pastoral assistant Luke Listak to Austin and to High Pointe. May was a busy month for Luke as he graduated from Dallas Baptist University and also married his new wife, Emily. Luke and Emily moved to Austin just last week. Luke will begin his official duties as a pastoral assistant for music on June 17.
Here is a note from Luke:                              
Hi! My name is Luke Listak. I was born and raised in Lake Jackson, TX. I grew up in a God-fearing household but did not come to faith in Christ until my senior year of high school. Through the words of a faithful pastor in the Dallas area, the Lord cut me to the heart, producing repentance and belief. Long before this, I had felt a tug on my life towards ministry. Once I learned a few instruments, my desire to specifically pursue music ministry increased. I decided to study Music Business at Dallas Baptist University and quickly got plugged in to First Irving. I am eternally grateful for the many ways the families and pastors of First Irving poured into me and my wife, Emily, over the past three years. I enjoy many activities such as camping, backpacking, anything sports-related, hunting, learning new songs, and eating good food. My wife and I are very excited to be joining y'all!

Here are some ways you may welcome them:
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Invite them (together and individually) to a meal, coffee, your home.
  • Set up a time to meet with Luke during office hours.
  • Ask them how you can help them in the transition.
  • Get to know Luke and Emily.
  • Show them around town.
  • Pray for them and their transition to a new place, new church, and new friends and church family.
  • Pray for Luke and his role as a pastoral assistant to grow in the understanding of his call to ministry while helping us administratively keep our music ministry organized and our volunteers informed.
  • Participate in the music and/or media ministry of High Pointe.
Life Classes and KidsPointe are Taking a Summer Break
Moms and dads take advantage of this break to worship together as a family. You can pack crayon or pencil packets for your children and pick up sermon notes from the front foyer each Sunday. The summer is a great time to train your children to actively listen and discuss the sermons with you.

Women’s Neighborhood Dinner Fellowship | June 22 at 5:30 PM (various locations)
Ladies, please join your High Pointe neighbors for dinner Saturday, June 22, 2024. You can register online here, and you can sign up in the foyer starting May 26th. The deadline to register for this event is THIS Sunday, June 16. There will be several locations across the Austin area so you can choose your own neighborhood and enjoy extended conversation and fellowship with other High Pointe women in your area!

Women and Kids Clothing and Accessories Closet | July 13 and July 14
Mark your calendars as there is a FREE clothing closet planned for women happening in the fellowship hall on July 13 from 1-4 PM and July 14 after the morning service. All women are welcome to participate in the event regardless of if you donated items. You can still continue to bring items to donate for the clothing closet.

This event needs volunteers to help sort and organize Friday July 12 starting at 6:00PM and takedown Sunday after the event starting at 2:00PM. Your help is greatly appreciated! Please contact Brenda Hernandez or Grace Francisco if you're interested in volunteering or have questions!
One-Day Membership Class | Saturday, July 13 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
If you’re interested in learning more about High Pointe or pursuing membership with High Pointe, please mark your calendars for our One-Day Membership Class happening on July 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. This class will cover three main questions: What is the church and why should I join, what does High Pointe believe, and what do we expect of church members at High Pointe. You can register for the class here.

Student Ministry Summer Calendar
Student ministry families, mark your calendar for our upcoming youth activities this summer!

Summer Series: Encounters with Jesus (6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Levi’s Home)
  • June 26th
  • July 3rd
  • July 10th
  • July 17th
  • July 24th
Other Youth Activities
  • June 29th - Six Flags (Registration coming soon)
  • July 19th - Bowling Night
  • July 31st - Game Night at HPBC

On-Call Pastor                                                                                                                                  To better care for you, High Pointe, we have an “on-call” pastor available for emergencies after office hours and on weekends. To reach the on-call pastor, call 512-837-7725, extension 1.

Preaching Schedule: Pray regularly for the ministry of the Word at High Pointe. Also, prepare for our gatherings by reading the sermon text, thinking it through, and asking questions about the text before Sunday. Here is our (tentative) preaching schedule designed to help you prepare for Sundays:  
  • June 16 | Revelation 7:9-17, Pastor Juan
  • June 23 | Judges 9, Pastor Juan
  • June 30 | Judges 10-11, Pastor Juan
  • July 7-August 4 | Summer Preaching Series

Gospel Partner of the Month: Immanuel Church of Fujairah, UAE

We have the privilege of partnering with pastor Jesse Brannen and Immanuel Church of Fujairah. Jesse and his wife, Delaine, are from the United States and came to Immanuel Church in 2021 along with their four children. Prior to coming to Immanuel, Jesse served as an Assistant Pastor at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where he previously completed a pastoral internship. He holds an MA in Biblical & Theological Studies from Gulf Theological Seminary.

Immanuel Fujairah is A Church Proclaiming and Displaying the Gospel of the Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ - Immanuel - God with Us. To learn more, visit Immanuel Fujairah online.
Resources of the Week

Begin praying as you prepare to gather with us this Sunday at 10:00 am.

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