Awe and Trust
The Big Idea: We only trust God to the extent that we stand in awe of Him.
The Greatness of God in creation.
Who can give God counsel?
The Greatness of God and the nations.
The Greatness of God and world rulers.
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) Based on the passage, what was something you had never thought of before?
2) How did the passage enlarge or challenge your understanding of who God is?
3) How do you help one another increase and grow in your awe of God?
4) Your actions demonstrate the reality of your belief, what do your actions demonstrate when you aren’t trusting God?
5) What will change about your life this week based on the passage?
We welcome Marcus Mackey as our speaker this weekend, beginning 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.
NEW SERIES “MADE FOR THIS”
Being a follower of Christ in our time and culture has become increasingly unpopular. Our God has already overcome this world, we can take courage because He reigns and rules over all the days. He wants to leverage our gifts and talents, all for the name of Jesus and the advancement of the gospel. And this is why we were MADE FOR THIS!
After two weekends of a modified, holiday schedule, Aspen Ridge Church rotates back to our regular schedule for weekend worship services. These include Saturday at 5:00 PM, Sunday at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Further, we present our full template of children’s classes and adult small group meetings opposite each service.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR ALEXIS CARDINAL
The family of Alexis Cardinal invites you to join them in a Celebration of Life Service for their daughter Alexis at Aspen Ridge Church on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 PM. There is a reception at Garcia’s in Conifer immediately following the service. Many at Aspen Ridge know and love Alexis and we continue to lift this family up in prayer.
SONGS FROM THE WEEKEND SERVICES
God Is For Us – City Alight
Jesus Shall Reign – Enfield
Come Holy One – Young Oceans
Tethered – Phil Wickham
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.
SOUP’ER SATURDAY & FOOD TRUCK FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND
Please join us for our Soup’er Saturday and Food Truck Fellowship Sunday on January 14/15. 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. The food and fellowship are great!
BIBLE STUDY FOR ALL
Bible Study for All will begin 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 on January 11.
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 pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and chips served in our Celebration Center. The cost is $4/person or $12/family. We would love to meet you there!
SANCTITY OF LIFE
Aspen Ridge Church stands for the sanctity of human life. During this “Sanctity of Human Life” month, we are reminded of Psalm 139:13,14 “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.” We are ministry partners with Life’s Options and pray for this local service in January.
January 14/15, Hebrews 10:19-22, presented by Marcus Mackey
January 21/22, Hebrews 10:23-25, presented by Marcus Mackey
January 28/29, Matthew 22:1-14, presented by Jeff Clark
GIVING SUMMARY AS OF JANUARY 1, 2023
GENERAL FUND LAST WEEK THIS MONTH FISCAL YTD
Actual $ 50,999 $ 50,999 $ 353,021
Budget $ 12,281 $ 12,281 $ 355,143
Difference $ 38,718 $ 38,719 $ (2,122)