MESSAGE NOTES

Christ in the Passover
Exodus 12:1-11
David Garret / Jews for Jesus

The Passover Seder

Hard-Boiled Brown Shell Egg
Saltwater
Parsley
Unpeeled Onion
Diced Apple
Ground Horseradish

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?

Digging Deeper: 

1)  Please read Exodus 12:1-11. 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?

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

We welcome David Garrett with Jews for Jesus as our speaker this weekend. We would love to meet you at our Welcome Center in the lobby and share a gift and available opportunities. Our Pastoral team would also love to meet you and will linger in the front after the services to this end. You may let us know you were here by using a Communication Card found in our worship folder. We receive these in containers on tables in the Celebration Center.

CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER

This weekend, we are pleased to present a “Christ in the Passover” event through the Jews for Jesus ministry. This event will re-enact the Jewish celebration of Passover and show us how it points to Jesus Christ. This will be a great event for the whole family! 

A SPECIAL WEEKEND OFFERING

Aspen Ridge Church will receive a free-will offering in support of the Jews for Jesus ministry, in place of our regular Benevolent offering. You may designate such offering by using the enclosed envelope and placing it in the containers on the tables in the Celebration Center.

THE BRIDGE

Aspen Ridge Church is hosting an orientation meeting called the Bridge on Sunday, April 16 at 4:00 PM (and through the dinner hour). This meeting serves as an on-ramp to church life, describing who we are and what future we seek in our church. There are additional spaces available. If you would like to connect, please indicate on our communication card.

ASPEN RIDGE CHURCH CUSTODIAN

Patrick Murphy will be retiring from his role as church custodian in a few months. We would like to thank Patrick for such faithful service and ministry! We are fielding enquiries for a replacement for this important role. If you have interest or suggestions, please contact Jack Wealing at 219.863.2760.

HUNTIN’, FISHIN’, LIVIN’ EVERY DAY!

Bring your favorite wild game or camp dish and join us for some tall hunting/fishing tales. We will meet in Fellowship Hall on April 22 from Noon-1:30 PM. This fun event is perfect for inviting friends/neighbors. No RSVP needed, please contact Eric Krajewski with any questions.

SONGS FROM THE WEEKEND SERVICES

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (He Is Not Dead) – NCC
Rock of Ages – Hymn
Son Of Heaven – Brandon Lake/Matt Maher

MOPS HOP 2023

Aspen Ridge MOPS is proud to host our annual MOPS Hop on Saturday, April 8! This family-friendly event will feature an Easter egg hunt (divided by age groups), “brunch with the bunny” and fun activities for all beginning at 10:00 AM. Please join us and invite your neighbors.

PURSUING JESUS FIRST

When was the last time you left a conference with your heart refreshed? Can you think of leaving a seminar with your soul screaming “give me more”? Yeah, me neither, until March of this year when I attended the Converge “Pursuing Jesus First in Life and Ministry” conference. Check out my recent blog “Pursuing Jesus First!”

MISSIONS TRIP 2023

Pastor Kreg is leading a trip to Honduras to work alongside one of our missionaries there from July 26 to August 2. This trip is open to high school students but is also open to families from Aspen Ridge Church. If you are interested email Kreg.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER

Join us on Wednesday, April 5 from 5:30-6:30 PM for a delicious meal of baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad served in our Celebration Center. The cost is $4/person or $12/family.

HOLY CONVERSATION

Are you interested in having conversations with others about spiritual things? Would you like to develop a growing vocabulary for faith, nurturing progress in the Christian way? If so, a new “Holy Conversation” small group may be for you. We plan on meeting on Wednesdays beginning April 12 and for six weeks, location and time to be announced. If you are interested write “Holy Conversation” on a communication card with follow up information. 

CAMP IDRAHAJE

Camp IdRaHaJe is looking to hire summer staff for 2023! They are hiring counselors/support staff (cooks, housekeepers, nurses and more.) Contact Dane Peterson at dane@idrahaje.org.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS

Aspen Ridge Church is partnering with Royal Family Kids (RFK) to bring 40 foster kids to camp from July 30-August 4, 2023. Please contact Bethany Van Mill at bvanmill@sbcglobal.net to learn more about being a counselor for the week of camp and the many other ways to help.

COMING MESSAGES

April 8/9, Matthew 12:38-40, presented by Jeff Clark
April 15/16, Colossians 1:1-2, presented by Jeff Clark
April 22/23, Colossians 1:3-8, presented by Lawrence Pridmore

GIVING SUMMARY AS OF MARCH 26, 2023

GENERAL FUND           LAST WEEK         THIS MONTH        FISCAL YTD
Actual                             $        9,755           $    59,124             $  513,129
Budget                            $      15,315           $    61,260             $  522,047
Difference                       $       (5,560)          $     (2,136)           $     (8,918)

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