Sharing Our Stories….. Hart Brupbacher

April 21, 2010

By Hart Brupbacher, South Main Member

Hart and Linda Brupbacher are both members of the Discipleship Committe.  Hart sings in the Sanctuary Choir and Linda teaches Sunday School to our Young and Median Adults.

During the year we spent looking for a church home, Linda and I went to many different churches. We visited South Main for the first time in August. The mountain of shoes that greeted us as we entered the Welcome Center told us that South Main is a church focused on missions and helping people in need. We proceeded to the church service where the special offering taken to help provide water for Houston’s homeless further reinforced South Main’s mission emphasis.  The missions emphasis was appealing to us.

Equally appealing was the warmth and friendliness we encountered as well as the theology we heard expressed and saw lived out. We visited Sunday School, and one of the first Sundays we were invited to go to lunch after church. We found the worship service to be very meaningful and Steve’s sermons to be thoughtful, challenging, and inspirational. Steve spent time with us discussing our beliefs and helping us figure out that South Main would be a good fit for us. After only a few weeks, we joined–and our lives have really changed in a positive way because of that decision.

We are constantly amazed by the way the family of South Main has embraced us. The Christian fellowship and friendships that we have encountered in our Sunday School Community, South Main at Home groups and choir have been a wonderful experience. Through some potential health problems we found out that we do not have to travel the road alone – we have a family at South Main who will be with us and support us in the journey. We also have friend to celebrate with us.

At South Main we’ve found friendship, service opportunities, meaningful growth and worship opportunities and much needed support—all of which make us really glad we are a part of this family of faith and totally comfortable recommending South Main to others.

We are never more like Jesus than when we SHARE…. As we learn to share our stories, we learn to share our faith…

Share Campaign 2010


In honor of our Mission Trip this week…

June 9, 2009

You scooped up the dust with your hands and formed it into a man, then graciously shared the breath of life in a gentle whisper.  By your hand and in your breath we are alive.
We are your children, for your world.
You guided us with your mighty hand and unchained us from slavery and bondage, even parting tumultuous waters that we might find freedom in the strength of your mercy.
We are your children, for your world.
Then you entered our world with the hands of a babe who grew and walked among us—those hands calmed the seas, fed the multitudes, cast out demons, healed the broken, gave sight to the blind, drew sketches of forgiveness in the sand, and then were pierced to reach our selfish souls.
We are your children, for your world.
And then you touched our hearts and calmed our fears and bid us to go…to offer our own hands for your work, to be used by you to continue to touch the world, to reveal our love for you as we feed the hungry, visit the sick and imprisoned, and deliver your living water to all who thirst.
We are your children, for your world.  Help us to go in the spirit and strength in which you send us, that we might have sight restored to our own blind eyes, that our brokenness might be made whole, that our hunger and thirst might be quenched, and your glory echoed on earth as it is in heaven.