MESSAGE NOTES

Creating Thirst
Isaiah 55:1-5
Dr. Jeffrey Clark

The Big Idea: God in Christ satisfies spiritual thirst and hunger.

Question: How does one create thirst for God in Christ?

Look for God’s work in the lives of people.
Learn to ask good questions.
Get into their stories.
Be willing to take a risk.
Guard your heart.

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?

My Story: Describe some of your favorite food and drinks. In what way do they satisfy?

Digging Deeper:

1) What are key indicators that God is at work in your conversations?

2) When was the last time you experienced a spiritual risk in a relationship?

3) What are good questions that you have used to gauge a person’s receptivity to spiritual things?

4) What are some ways you can get people talking about themselves?

5) Describe ways you actively guard your heart.

Taking It Home: Ask a good question that in turn allows you to listen to another person’s spiritual journey. The question could be “are you interested in spiritual things?” or “do you think most people are on a spiritual journey?”

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

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.

NEWCOMER’S EAT & GREET

Are you interested in getting to know more about Aspen Ridge? Pastor Jeff and Mary will host this informal gathering at their home on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 PM. The address is 7183 Pinewood Drive in Evergreen. We would love to connect with you and hear more about your interests/desires. Please RSVP with the church office.

BAPTISM WEEKEND

Our next baptism will be on Easter weekend, April 8/9. We will provide baptism orientation meetings, with the expectation that someone getting baptized will attend at least one. These meetings will be held on March 8 at 6:45 PM, March 11 at 4:00 PM or March 15 at 5:00 PM. If you are interested, please fill out a communication card or call the church office.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS GYM AND PLAYDATE

Bring your kids aged 0 to 5 for an open gym and play date in the Celebration Center on Friday, March 10 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM! Coffee for moms and snacks for kids provided by MOPS. Email aspenridgemops@gmail.com with questions. 

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 and have many opportunities to serve. If you missed our Movie Night featuring the RFK movie CAMP (PG-13), there are copies available to borrow in our church library. Please contact Bethany Van Mill at bvanmill@sbcglobal.net to learn more about becoming a counselor for the week of camp and the many other ways to help.

SONGS FROM THE WEEKEND SERVICES

Glorious Day – Passion
Before the Throne of God Above – Hymn
P E A C E – Hillsong Y & F
Thirsty – Chris McClarney
Build My Life – Housefires

ISRAEL EDUCATIONAL TOUR

The Aspen Ridge Elder Board is sponsoring a two-week educational tour to Israel through Jerusalem University College in October 2023. If you are interested, please contact Chris Van Inwagen via email at ccvanin@centurylink.net or join us February 27 at 7:00 PM in the Student Center for a brief informational meeting.

TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM CONVERGE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Please join us at Converge Rocky Mountain Annual conference and business meeting March 3/4. The theme this year is Centered: Pursuing Jesus First in Life and Ministry. The main speaker is President Dr. John Jenkins, and the breakout sessions are helpful and relevant. It will be held at Arise Church, 8700 E. 21st Avenue in Denver. For more information or to register, please visit www.convergerockymountain.org.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SAVE THE DATE!

It is that time of year when we plan our summers and make our family plans. Be sure that Vacation Bible School is on your calendar! It will be June 12-16. Volunteer sign up will be available during the month of April and child registration will open in May. Please consider joining us in sharing the love of Jesus with our community! 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER

Join us on Wednesday, 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. We would love to meet you there! 

CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER

On Palm Sunday Weekend, Aspen Ridge Church is 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 (and is fulfilled by) Jesus Christ. This will be a great event for the whole family, and to extend invitations to neighbors and friends. Mark April 1 & 2 on your calendars!

COMING MESSAGES

March 4/5, Mark 5:14-20, presented by Jeff Clark
March 11/12, Proverbs 11:30, presented by Jeff Clark
March 18/19, Psalm 119:134-136, presented by Jeff Clark

GIVING SUMMARY AS OF FEBRUARY 19, 2023

GENERAL FUND           LAST WEEK         THIS MONTH        FISCAL YTD
Actual                             $      15,010           $    43,927             $  449,073
Budget                            $      14,131           $    42,392             $  446,657
Difference                       $           879           $      1,535             $      2,416

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