MESSAGE NOTES

Living on Mission
Acts 17:16-34
Norm Lewis

Big Idea: Paul demonstrates how to live “on mission”

By what he felt
By where he went
By what he said
Our response

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. Are you “on mission” all the time? What are things that distract you from being “on mission?”
  2. Paul’s heart was provoked as he observed that the city of Athens was full of idols (vs. 16). Share a time when your heart was stirred or provoked over things you observed that were contrary to God’s word.
  3. Share a time when your heart was stirred enough for you to venture out from where you were comfortable to a place where there was some risk?

Taking it Home: Learn about the “Ministry Partners” that Aspen Ridge Church supports and consider how you as an individual or your small group may encourage them.

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

We would like to welcome Norm Lewis as our speaker this weekend. Norm is chairman of the elders and a member of our preaching team. We would like to extend a special welcome to visitors and guests, and we invite you to an informal reception immediately following our worship service. Please visit the welcome center to get church information and receive a special gift when you turn in a communication card.

PASTOR JEFF & MARY’S TIME AWAY

Pastor Jeff and Mary are away this weekend celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary. In their place will be Norm Lewis, presenting a message on missions from Acts 17 and giving us an update on developments within this important outreach of our church. God willing, Pastor Jeff will be back Monday, March 25, to resume his pastoral duties. If you have need of pastoral support during this time, please contact the Aspen Ridge pastoral staff or leadership.

MOPS PLAYDATE

Our Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group is hosting a spring break playdate and would like to invite any who are interested to join them on Tuesday, March 26 from 9:15 – 11:15 AM in the Celebration Center. The room will be cleared and is a great place for children to run and play. You do not have to be a part of the MOPS group to attend!

UPCOMING BAPTISM WEEKEND

Aspen Ridge will celebrate baptisms during our Easter weekend services – a reminder of our union with Christ’s victory over death and resurrection to new life. If you’d like to participate in these baptisms, you are asked to attend an orientation meeting. We will have baptism orientation meetings on Saturday, March 30 at 4:00 PM, Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 6 at 4:00 PM or Sunday, April 7 at 6:00 PM.

CYPHERS FAMILY THANKS YOU

Steve & Sandy Cyphers express their gratitude to the family of the Lord at Aspen Ridge Church for their gracious support, prayers, gifts, food and flowers…“While we grieve his absence, Jon found his great freedom, now worships with the Lord Jesus and longs for us all to join him.”

NEWCOMERS “EAT & GREET”

If you have recently begun attending Aspen Ridge Church, you are invited to join us for our next “Eat & Greet” on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 PM at Pastor Jeff and Mary’s home, 7183 Pinewood Drive, in Evergreen. This is a great time to get to know the staff at the church, as well as others who are new to our church family. Contact the church office to indicate your interest in attending.

ASPEN RIDGE MOPS HOP 2019

Aspen Ridge MOPS is proud to host their annual MOPS Hop on Saturday, April 20. This family-friendly event will feature an Easter egg hunt (divided by age groups), “brunch with the bunny” and fun activities for all. The fun begins at 10:00 AM – invite your neighbors!

SUMMER FUN SMALL GROUPS

Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner! Do you love getting out in God’s creation during the warmer months? Have you felt a nudge to lead a fun small group? Frisbee golf, fishing, hiking and Jeeping groups are gearing up. Talk to Eric about your idea in person, or he can be reached at the email listed in the staff section below.

A SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Are you looking for a place to serve that always makes people smile? Please consider helping out on the coffee ministry team. Your commitment can be as little as one time per month. Contact Jean at [email protected] or give her a call at 303.506.4827.

MISSIONS MOMENT

The Condras (Papua New Guinea/Texas)

Please be in prayer for Ed and Debi Condra; they have recently moved back to Texas, as Debi has Alzheimer’s. There is much to balance for her care and the continued work of translating the Bible into the various dialects in Papua New Guinea. This transition has been a challenging one and will take some time for the Condras to adjust.

 

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