MESSAGE NOTES

Christmas Eve Services December 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM & 4:30 PM

“O Holy Night”
“Joy to the World”
Children’s Christmas Story*
Special Music
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:8-20
Message Dr. Jeffrey Clark
Special Music
“Silent Night”**

*We welcome all children to join us at the front during our special storytime.
**Join us in our traditional candle lighting during this final song. Please “pass the light” to those near you as your candle is lit.

Christmas Day – Family Christmas Celebration December 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM

“O Little Town of Bethlehem”
“What Child is This?”
“Away in a Manger”
Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-2, 9-12
Christmas Devotional Video
Message Dr. Jeffrey Clark
“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

If you are visiting, we want to extend a special welcome to you, and we 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 will meet you at the Welcome Center.

 

SEARCH TEAM RECOMMENDATION

During the weekend of January 14/15, we will have a candidate weekend, which will include opportunities to get to know our candidate, Kreg Kastelz, to pray for wisdom and direction and to allow for input from our church body. Following the candidate weekend, the elder board will
decide on this recommended candidate. Thank you for your prayerful interest and participation in this process. You may forward questions directly to Ron Kilgore [email protected] or 303.881.4348. Check out our Facebook page if you missed last weekend’s video update!

STAFF APPRECIATION: A NOTE FROM THE ELDER TEAM

As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on the past year of ministry at Aspen Ridge Church, and we desire to remember those who unselfishly serve us week in and week out. We will be collecting a love offering this weekend and then will present a gift to the staff as an expression of our appreciation. Please note “Staff Gift” on your check and place it in the offering. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS EVE GIFTS

If you are joining us on Christmas Eve, we will have a table setup in the lobby with a special gift for each family. We hope you enjoy it, and we pray that you have a merry Christmas!

NURSERY SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS WEEKEND

Our Nursery services will be available for children, ages 0-2 during both of our Christmas Eve services and during our Family Christmas Celebration on Christmas morning. All other children are welcome to sit with their families during these services.

END-OF-YEAR GIVING

As you think about your year-end giving, would you consider a special gift to Aspen Ridge Church for ongoing operational costs or to our Live It Out Initiative? Visit our website to give online. Please make note that all financial contributions must be postmarked no later than Saturday, December 31, 2016, or received in the church office by that same date in order to be credited in 2016 for income tax purposes. Please contact the church office, if you have questions regarding end of year giving.

PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES

As we prepare for our Candidate Weekend on January 14/15, please pray in the following ways:

  • For our congregation to develop an overwhelming burden for student souls.
  • For our parents to accept the mantel of responsibility to raise students in Christ.
  • For our students to find their home in Christ while they are still among us.
  • For our Student Ministries candidate, Kreg Kastelz, and his family.

DV8 NEW YEAR’S EVE

DV8 high schoolers will be meeting in the Student Center after the Saturday evening worship service on Saturday, December 31, for a New Year’s Eve celebration from 7:30 – 10:30 PM.

UPCOMING BAPTISM WEEKEND

Our next Baptism Weekend is scheduled for January 7/8. If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office to sign up for an orientation meeting with Pastor Jeff. These meetings are offered for your convenience on December 31 at 5:00 PM or January 3 at 3:00 PM, and you only need to attend one of them.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULES

Our regularly scheduled activities will be suspended during the winter break. We will be resuming Wednesday Dinners on January 11 at 5:30 PM, along with AWANA and DV8 Middle School at 6:30 PM. DV8 High School resumes on January 12.

RENTAL OPPORTUNITY

The current tenants will be moving out of the “Parsonage” rental property that is owned by Aspen Ridge in mid-January. This property is a 2300 sqft, 3BR/3BA, house with a 2-car garage. It will be available for rent in February. If you or someone you know might be interested in this
opportunity, please contact Jeff Goodwin by phone at 303.679.1093 or email [email protected]

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