MESSAGE NOTES

Outreach Emphasis
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Tyler Kerst

This weekend we are focusing on our Missionaries, specifically IdRaHaJe and Rebecca Webster (Heavenly Hope Ministries)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

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

Discussion Questions:

  1. Please read 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. How did you feel about this week’s passage?
  2. What did you learn about this passage from the message?
  3. What is God stirring up in you to apply to your daily living from this message?

Taking It Home: Consider the impact that local ministries have in our community. How might we as a church, and as individuals, support these efforts?

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

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

ELDER NOMINATIONS

Elder nomination forms are available in the church office or from an Elder. Please prayerfully consider nominating qualified men to lead us in the coming years. The nomination period will close on April 12, 2015.

THE BRIDGE

Are you new to Aspen Ridge Church? Do you have questions about ministries and where you may fit in? There’s a new session of “The Bridge” starting up in April. Cal and Parmelee Welsh will be hosting this small group, and they would love to see you there. The start date is April 12, at 9:00 AM.

THE TRAILHEAD

For atheists and agnostics, questioners and quest-takers, skeptics and searchers: a discussion group where no Bible knowledge is required and no question is out of bounds…The Trailhead. If you may be a good fit for this group, please contact Kerry Cox at the email listed in the staff section. If there’s someone you know that may be interested, pass the information along!

COMMUNION

Our celebration of communion for the month of April will be moved one week from our normal schedule. Due to Easter weekend, we will observe communion on April 11 and 12.

SPRINGTIME BAPTISM

We have had significant interest in a spring Baptism. We are going forward with a Baptism Weekend on April 25-26. If you are interested in joining this process, please call the church office to schedule a pastoral interview at least one week prior.

MOBILE WEBPAGE

We have a mobile page that we hope you may find useful during services for things such as bulletins, online giving and small group sign-ups. Visit AspenRidgeChurch.org/Mobile on your smartphone or tablet and save the page to your home screen for ease of access. Keep an eye out for a printed version of instructions, available to small groups soon!

EASTER WEEKEND

Our schedule for the week of Easter is as follows:

  • April 3 Good Friday Drop-In Prayer Time (5:00 – 8:00 PM)
  • April 4 Free Dinner (5:00 PM)
  • April 4 Saturday Service (6:00 PM)
  • April 5 Free Breakfast (8:00 AM)
  • April 5 Sunday services (9:00 & 10:30 AM)
    (Small groups may fold into 9:00 AM service.)

We are expecting large numbers during the 10:30 AM service on Sunday, so please consider attending one of our other Easter services to make room, if you are able. If you do plan to attend the later service, help us watch for and welcome visitors that may be attending!

ATTENTION EASTER VOLUNTEERS

On Thursday, April 2 from 6:30 – 8:15 PM, there will be a gathering for all who will be serving during Easter weekend, so that we may honor you and finalize plans for these important services. Please make every effort to join us, to ensure we’re working as a team.

MOPS HOP!

It is time for the annual MOPS Hop Easter Egg Hunt, for kids through age 10. Meet at Marshdale Park at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 4 to kick off the fun!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MENU

This week’s menu includes a baked potato bar, salad and a dirt cake (with worms!) for only $2.50 each!

MISSIONS OUTREACH
Tyler and Keturah Kerst, IdRaHaJe

Prayer

  • For our annual Campership fundraiser, The Chuckwagon Cookout on May 9.
  • For God to continue to provide the staff needed to run the program this summer and that they would grow in Him as they minister to our campers.
  • For God to prepare the hearts of kids that will come through our gates this summer, to be open to the Gospel and changed lives.

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