MESSAGE NOTES

Is Joining Necessary?
Matthew 16:13-18
Norm Lewis

Who is the Church?
What does the Church do?
How do you join the Church?

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?

Discussion Questions:

1) What are your fondest memories of Church? Were there special people who were instrumental as you grew and learned life in the Church?

2) Hebrews 13:17 asks us to obey and submit to our local church leaders. Do you have trouble with this? What could you do to help your leaders “do this with joy”? Will you pray for your leaders this week (vs.18)?

3) Ephesians 2:19 says we are fellow citizens… and members of the household of God. What rights, privileges and obligations come with being citizens of the household of God?

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

We welcome Norm Lewis as our speaker this weekend. Norm is an Elder and a member of our preaching team. 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 placed on tables in the Celebration Center.

REDISCOVER CHURCH CAR HANGERS

Our Rediscover Church team has provided Aspen Ridge Church car hangers as a reminder to pray. Please pick-up one or more and pray for the objectives of this initiative. These include prayerful support of a new church plant in Indian Hills and elimination of our church mortgage. They are available near the nametags and at the Welcome Center.

INDIAN HILLS CHURCH PLANT MEETING

Could God use YOU to help bring the gospel to Indian Hills and the surrounding area? Yes! Join Pastor Marcus and Kayla Mackey in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, October 23 right after second service to hear the vision and learn more about how you can be a part of the prayer team, launch team or support team for Grace Hills Community Church. Together, we can love God, love people and make disciples.

BAPTISM WEEKEND

Our next baptism is on November 12/13. We will provide baptism orientation meetings, with the expectation that someone getting baptized will attend at least one. These meetings will be held on October 22 at 4:00 PM, October 26 at 7:00 PM or October 27 at 5:00 PM. If you are interested, please fill out a communication card or call the church office.

AUDIO/VISUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Aspen Ridge Worship Arts team has an opportunity for volunteers who are willing to support musical worship on weekends from “behind the scenes.” We are looking for individuals who can help with the overhead-projection of lyrics, scripture and sermon notes for our weekend services. Whether you are tech savvy or not, musically inclined or not, if you enjoy the act of singing to our King Jesus, this could be a great service position for you. Thanks for your consideration! Feel free to reach out to [email protected] to inquire further.

MAIN OFFICE SCHEDULE

Please note, our main church office will be closed this Friday, October 21. Our regular office hours are Monday–closed, Tuesday through Thursday–9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Friday–9:00 AM–2:00 PM.

ASPEN HOLLOW TRUNK OR TREAT

Mark your calendars for an Aspen Ridge outreach on Sunday, October30 from 2:00-4:00 PM. We will transform our parking lot into an outdoor event with decorated vehicles, candy and entertainment, featuring the Salida Circus performing aerial acrobatics in the center. Sign up in the lobby or contact Debbie Stewart/Church office to host a trunk and hand out treats! Candy donations will also be accepted in the lobby and are greatly needed and appreciated. We ask that trunk volunteers plan prepackaged candy/trinkets for 400-500 participants. 

THE BRIDGE

On Sunday, November 13 from 4:00-6:30 PM we will host a session of “The Bridge.” This is a meeting for people wanting to know all about Aspen Ridge, its ministries, small groups and more. If you are interested in attending, please call the church office to RSVP or note your interest on the communication card! Childcare/dinner are provided. 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – BOXES ARE HERE!

Get ready to make an impact in a child’s life! We will be filling boxes with school supplies/toys to send to a child who may never have received a gift. The shoebox will also send the good news of Jesus. Boxes are available in the lobby and final drop-off date is November 13. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER

Join us on Wednesday, from 5:30-6:30 PM for a delicious meal of hotdogs, chips and dessert served in our Celebration Center. The cost is $4/person or $12/family. If you are interested in serving on a cook team, please contact Ryan Kluge at [email protected] / 713.204.8111.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP

Every foster child, ages 6-12, can experience a life-changing week at camp. We are partnering with RFKC Littleton from July 30-August 4, 2023. If you are interested in learning more about being a camp counselor or how you can help, please email Bethany Van Mill at [email protected] or contact Debbie Stewart.

GIVING SUMMARY AS OF OCTOBER 9, 2022

GENERAL FUND           LAST WEEK         THIS MONTH        FISCAL YTD
Actual                             $      10,346           $    26,989              $    76,649
Budget                            $      10,425           $    20,851              $    73,728
Difference                       $            (79)          $      6,138               $     2,921

 

 

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