Words to Build a Life On – Salt and Light
Matthew 5:13-16
Norm Lewis

  • Salt: Flavor Enhancer
  • Salt: Preservative
  • Light



Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

Digging Deeper:

  1.  How can we individually and as a church add flavor to our home, community, nation and world?

  2.  In what ways can we “over salt” or “under salt” believers and those who are not yet believers?

  3. What are things in our lives that cause us to hide our light?

Taking It Home: Where is God calling you to be a peacemaker? Where is God inviting you to take a stand for righteousness, for your relationship with Jesus? Prayerfully reflect on these questions and jot down one answer. Then ask a friend or small group attendee to pray
for you.


If you are visiting today, we want to extend a special welcome to you and invite you to an informal reception immediately following our worship service. On Saturday, Norm Lewis will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he will meet you at the Welcome Center in the entryway.


Aspen Ridge MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is hosting a garage sale on July 12. They are still accepting donations toward this event. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the church office or call Kellie Steinmetz.


This year’s game features a concert by Jeremy Camp, as well as a message from Tony Dungy. Contact the church office to submit your payment of $16 and to reserve your seat. The deadline to get tickets in our group section is August 4. Invite a neighbor, and join us for a great game and post-game show on August 24.


This summer, we have scheduled several outdoor services during our Saturday night services. The first one will be this coming Saturday, June 28 at 6:00 PM, with special guest Danny Byram as our worship leader. Bring a blanket or some outdoor chairs, and join us on the back lawn for this special event.


If you have not yet registered, there are still spots available for kids, ages 8-12, to sign-up for the Kids Guitar Camp, to be held on July 28-31 from 9:00-10:30 AM. Contact the Worship Arts Ministry by email for more information or to register.


Our next Baptism Weekend will be on August 2-3 during the regularly scheduled services. If you are interested in baptism, please plan to attend one of the orientation meetings on July 26 at 5:00 PM or July 27 at 9:00 AM. Contact the church office to reserve your spot!


The Gathering will complete Focus on the Families’ Truth Project series during the month of June. In July, The Gathering will feature multiple Aspen Ridge Church ministry teams during various weeks. Please consider attending The Gathering in July to understand the impact and involvement opportunities from the many ministry teams.


Do you need a night out with your spouse? Drop the kids off with us on Friday, June 27 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM for snacks, games and a movie, while you spend some time away. There is a suggested $10/hour donation, and all proceeds will benefit the students attending a conference in Nebraska this summer!


This summer is packed with amazing events! This week, Middle School will be leaving the church at 6:00 PM for a Back Porch Bible Study. High Schoolers, if you are going rafting with us on Thursday, we will be leaving the church at 9:00 AM. The cost is $55, and you will need to bring a sack lunch.


Steve and Ann Miller
World Vision, New York City, NY


  • They will begin another 10-month training with 20-22 new Equippees.


  • For safe travels and significant visits with family, friends and partners.

  • For raising support for Equippees to enter full-time ministry.

  • For renewal and refreshment of their hearts, minds and bodies for the new year



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