This Sunday: "All I need: Songs of Provision"

Scripture: Psalm 23

Join us On Campus or Online | Sunday, March 19 at 10:30 am

Psalm 23 is like a spiritual hug. It seems to answer the call of so many places in our hearts and lives - to be nourished, quenched, renewed, guided, protected. From our early years to our last days its six simple verses surround and undergird us. What if this psalm were also a framework and inspiration for our personal and congregational lives - how we can move with care and provision in the world for ourselves, our neighbors, and creation? What would a Psalm 23 church be like? How might we receive and offer the love of God represented in these words? Give it some thought, and then let's talk about it.

A Note from the Pastor

"The Lord is my Shepherd" - for many of us this is a romanticized image that perhaps reminds us of movie scenes from the English countryside - maybe even from Babe. A shepherd, a dog, and a flock working in harmony. I have a friend who retired from full time academic work and with her spouse bought a farm where they raise a flock of sheep and goats. It is both as romantic, and as much work, as you might think. The term pastoral of course is derived from the shepherd and sheep metaphor. The shepherd is a pastor to the flock.

As we make our way toward Holy Week and Easter, these Psalms are our companions in our reLENTless journey. We've been conditioned to think that being religious or spiritual means trying harder. Our 12 Step friends know this isn't the case - it's not about will power and effort so much as the need to acknowledge that we can't work our way toward health and wholeness. At some point we need to release ourselves into the arms of a loving and benevolent force beyond ourselves and TRUST. 

How can we open our hearts to the ways that God is seeking to bless us through others, and others through us? We hear there is a table prepared in the presence of our adversaries. We also hear Jesus call us to love our adversaries and bless those who persecute us. The Table where God welcomes us is the table where we are called to welcome all. What stands in the way of our setting a simple, humble, and welcoming table?

Northway is literally and figuratively helping building tables of welcome, both on our campus and in the community. As we look at our Master Planning process, this is the goal - to ensure our campus offers tables of welcome. How do our facilities and grounds help you move in love, opening your heart and life to others so that together we might experience God's fullness? Our Community Garden and Be the Neighbor initiatives are two of the latest ways that we are making room at the table and learning together. We are developing new fellowship and study opportunities that offer new tables to those present and those yet to arrive. 

Where can you offer space at the table? Where do you need and long for a seat? Together let us imagine what God might do to bring the full hope and promise of Psalm 23 into our congregation and community.

Rev. Dr. Ken G. Crawford

Minister of MIssion, Innovation and Operations

Youth Mission Trip 2023

July 16-22 | Nashville, TN

HOSTS: Be The Neighbor & Vine Street CC

THEME: Homelessness & Housing


This year we will again visit a Be The Neighbor site for our outbound mission immersion trip. You may recall that Be The Neighbor used to be called Connect Ministries.


People are getting really excited about this Nashville trip. I hope that you will be able to include your youth and encourage them to invite a friend.


  • Early bird registration is 4/1/23 
  • Deposit if $100 is due then payable to NCC.
  • Balance of $150 is due June 1, 2023.
  • Total participant cost is $250


Scholarships are available.


We plan to fly from Dallas to Nashville and rent a van when we get there. We will have at least 3 adults over age 25 on the trip. 


We will have a meeting in mid April with registered participants.


Please contact Pastor Ken if you have any questions. 

Trip Info Here

Youth Registration Here

Adult Registration


Pay Online Here

This Sunday


  • 9:00 am - Sunday School
  • 10:00 am - Fellowship Time
  • 10:30 am - Worship Service

You may also join us online for worship.

The worship service is available

on Facebook and YouTube, too.

Tips for worshiping with us online:

  1. Announcements start at 10:15 am, with the prelude to follow, just prior to the 10:30 am service start time. Join us early!
  2. The Google Chrome browser is recommended for the best viewing experience.
  3. Prepare your own bread, cup and candle for communion.
  4. Turn on and adjust the sound to your computer.

Children's Music (K - 5th grade)

9:00 am in W-202

Children will be escorted to their Sunday School classes following 

music time. 

Worship Rocks!

(ages 3 - 5th Grade) in F-102

Following the children's moment during

the worship service, children

will be escorted to F-102 for their own

kid-friendly service experience.

Youth After Church

11:45 am - going out to lunch

After Church Choir Rehearsal

11:45 am in the Music Suite

Click for Lenten Devotional Guide
Growth Opportunities

Tai Chi

Mondays @ 10:30 am in F-101

Contact Donna

(972-271-3949) for info.

Mobile Food Pantry

Volunteers sign up here.

1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Front lot at Northway

Transformation Prayer Call

1st Wednesday of each month

(conference call)

Learn more here

Midweek Bible in a Year Study

Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm

(Parlor & Zoom)

Learn more here.

Lenten Supper for 8

Wednesday, March 22

6:00 pm in F-102

Chancel Choir Rehearsal


7:00 - 8:30 pm

in the Music Suite

Contact Leanne Seabright

for more info.

Solomon's Porch (Men's Group)

2nd and 4th Saturdays

7:45 am in the Music Suite

Spiritual Life Retreat for Women

April 21 - 23

Disciples Crossing in Athens, TX

Contact Sharon Gotcher

for registration details.

Women's Brunch

(ages 18 and above)

Saturday, May 20

11:00 am @ Northway

Watch for sign up info coming soon!

Visit our Website

Serve Opportunities

Calendar & Events

Job Openings

Sunday, March 26

9:00 am in F-101

The architects from

OMNIPLAN will be in attendance at a town hall meeting to be held Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 9:00 am

in the fellowship hall.


Sunday, March 26

4:00 pm on Zoom

Contact: Donna Schmidt

for more information

Do you enjoy conversation and connecting with others? How would you like to be a part of a new Connections Group at Northway? We're looking for people who would like to help by making phone calls to members and visitors periodically throughout the year, to share the news about upcoming activities at Northway. If this sounds like something you'd like to learn more about, please join us for an informational Zoom meeting on Sunday, March 26.

Monday, March 27

6:30 pm in F-102 & on Zoom

All Northway Board Meetings are open to congregants, unless otherwise noted.

This meeting is hybrid and will take place in F-102 and also on Zoom.

Learn more here.

Copies of the approved minutes from the prior month’s Board Meeting will be available at the Welcome Center each month.

Saturday, April 1

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join your Property Ministry for an all-church spring cleaning day.

Come early or come late! No matter what time you get here, regardless of your skill set, even if you want to bring the kids - we need YOU. Please come and serve with us.

We'll be planting flowers, sprucing up, polishing wood, and decluttering. There will be a lot of opportunities to help out.

Lily Dedications

Due by April 3

Now through April 3, you have the opportunity to submit a lily dedication in honor or memory of a loved one.

Lily dedications are $10 each.

A list of dedications will be included in the worship guide on Easter Sunday.

To submit a dedication, you may use the online form here, or fill out a paper form if you prefer, which is available in the Narthex. You may also contact the church office if you need assistance.

Mark your calendar for these events and watch for details

 to be shared soon.

4/2 Fellowship Potluck Lunch

4/29 Carter Blood Drive

5/4 Nat'l Day of Prayer Lunch

5/20 Women's Brunch

6/12-16 Vacation Bible School

7/17-22 Youth Mission Trip

Do you have questions about an event? Email us or call


4/2 Palm Sunday

10:00 am - Palm Processional with donkey

(Takes place in front parking lot)

10:30 am - Worship Service (Sanctuary)

11:45 am - Fellowship Potluck Lunch (F-101)

4/6 Maundy Thursday

6:30 pm - Meal & Service (F-101)

4/7 Good Friday

6:30 pm - Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness

with music by Hal Hopson. A series of readings and music telling the story of the Passion.

String Quartet, oboe, Chancel Choir and congregational singing. (Sanctuary)

4/8 Holy Saturday

Labyrinth and Prayer Stations

Available at your convenience between

9:00 am - 1:00 pm in F-101.

4/9 Easter Sunday

6:30 am - Sunrise Service at T&P Hill Park (Lawther Rd.) at White Rock Lake.

Northway is partnering with Wilshire Baptist Church for this early outdoor service.

9:00 am - Easter Brunch at Northway

9:45 am - Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn

Flowering the Cross - To participate in this beautiful Easter Sunday tradition, you may bring flowers from your garden to add to the cross, or use the flowers that will be available at the church.

10:30 am - Easter Worship Service


Candy for Easter Eggs

We've got plenty of plastic eggs for our egg hunt on Easter Sunday, but we could use a little help with the treats that go inside. If you'd like to donate a bag of candy for the egg hunt, please drop off at the Welcome Desk or the Church Office. Candy needs to be peanut-free, individually wrapped, and able to fit inside of a plastic egg.

Parent Connection

Hey Parents! If you'd like to keep up with Northway's activities for children and youth, you'll want to click here to check out our "Parent Connection" newsletter.

If you're not receiving this weekly email, but would like to, send us a note.

Other Notes

Happy Birthday to You!

Linda Brady

Cody Brown

Carolyn Jeter

Ranger Long

Luis Saldana

Avery Willett

Financial Update

Week of Mar 10 - Mar 15, 2023

Weekly Receipts


YTD Receipts


2023 Budget


Contributions will be reported at the time they are received, even if they are prepayments of annual pledges. If you have questions, please contact Laura Giffin or call 214-361-6641.
GIVING OPTIONS for Northway Christian Church
Give via text message by texting NORTHWAY to 73256
Gifts and offerings may also be mailed to the church office at
7202 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX 75225
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