The Big Idea: We have access to God.
Stay Back in Fear
Draw Near in Faith
His Presence is Our Provision
Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
1) How does access to God through Jesus change the way we view our situations?
2) Compare and contrast the Old Covenant view of God verses the New Covenant view of God. What stands out most to you?
3) How does the enemy accuse you and try and keep you from God?
4) When you sin, what is your natural tendency? Run to God or hide from God?
5) How does prayer shape your daily life? In what ways do you “boldly approach” God?
We welcome Marcus Mackey as our speaker this weekend, continuing a three-week series. Marcus is our Church Planter in Residence. 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.
SOUP’ER SATURDAY & FOOD TRUCK FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND
Please join us for our Soup’er Saturday and Food Truck Fellowship this weekend. Soup’er Saturday begins immediately following our Saturday evening service at 6:00 PM and Food Truck Fellowship is offered beginning at 9:15 AM and continuing after our second Sunday service. Please note that our Food Truck Fellowship event will take a break in February and return in March!
SMALL GROUP LIFE
Are you hungry for community that cares? Thirsty for finding a home in Christ with others? Please see Eric in the Lobby after services to learn more about small group life here at Aspen Ridge.
PASTOR JEFF & MARY VACATION
Pastor Jeff and Mary are away on vacation this week in Arizona visiting family and friends. They will return Saturday January 21. If you have a need for emergency pastoral support, the pastoral staff has arranged to provide such in Pastor Jeff’s absence. Feel free to reach out to 303.674.4312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SONGS FROM THE WEEKEND SERVICES
God Is For Us – City Alight
Another in the Fire – Hillsong
Death Was Arrested – North Point
Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me – City Alight
ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP AND MOVIE NIGHT
Aspen Ridge Church will host a movie night on Saturday, February 11 featuring the Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC) movie CAMP (PG-13) to share the difficult and heartwarming story of foster children attending the camp. The movie will begin at 6:30 PM after everyone has gotten their soup from Soup’er Saturday. We are partnering with RFKC to bring 40 kids to camp from July 30-August 4, 2023, and have many opportunities to serve from counselors to prep work ahead of the camp. Please join us to learn more about this camp experience and to find a place to serve!
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY LAUNCH
Do you have a heart for young people ages 18 and up? Do you want to invest in a new and dynamic ministry to serve young adults and cultivate their spiritual growth? We would welcome you to come to our Interest Session, Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 PM in the Aspen Ridge Student Center. Help shape this fun, exciting and vital Young Adult Ministry launching in February. Dinner will be provided. Please contact Clare Retterer at email@example.com to RSVP or if you have questions.
BIBLE STUDY FOR ALL
Bible Study for All began January 11 with the book of Job. Do you wonder why God allows His people to suffer? Come join us on Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30 PM as we tackle this tough issue together. We have groups for men, women and children. You can register at https://www.aspenridgechurch.org/bsa-registration/ or just come.
CHRIST’S BODY MINISTRIES COLLECTION
We are partnering with Christ’s Body Ministries through Kathy Taraba to help in the collection of new or gently used blankets and men’s coats. These are given out and especially needed in our cold Colorado winters! Please leave donations in the trunk by the Welcome Center in the lobby and thank you for your help.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER
Join us on Wednesday, from 5:30-6:30 PM for a delicious meal of spaghetti with zoodle option, salad and garlic bread served in our Celebration Center. The cost is $4/person or $12/family. We would love to meet you there!
Aspen Ridge Church is celebrating progress toward our “Rediscover Church” initiative of supporting an Indian Hills Church plant (Grace Hills) and reducing the outstanding mortgage on our building. According to our Rediscover Church team, we have received pledges totaling $131,120 over and above regular giving. Praise God! We celebrate this financial support and give God the credit for such generous provision.
January 21/22, Hebrews 10:23-25, presented by Marcus Mackey
January 28/29, Matthew 22:1-14, presented by Jeff Clark
February 4/5, John 4:35, 38, presented by Jeff Clark
GIVING SUMMARY AS OF JANUARY 8, 2023
GENERAL FUND LAST WEEK THIS MONTH FISCAL YTD
Actual $ 14,713 $ 65,712 $ 367,734
Budget $ 12,281 $ 24,561 $ 367,423
Difference $ 2,432 $ 41,151 $ 311