SIENA GARDENS SERVICE SUNDAY
Please join us for service with the residents of Siena Gardens,1055 Ohio Pike, Sunday, April 30 at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome – no RSVP required.
ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE SPIRITUAL GROWTH SURVEY
This multiple-choice survey includes questions such as “How often do you pray when not in the church building?” and should take only 10 minutes to complete. You can provide this valuable input by following this link.
THE BOA VISTA MISSION NEWSLETTER IS ATTACHED
Learn how God is working with the mission team in Boa Vista. Read the newsletter by opening the attachment with this email or pick up a hard copy at church on Sunday morning. You can also follow them on Instagram – @igrejadecristoboavista.
BIBLE DAY CAMP VOLUNTEERS
A meeting for Bible Day Camp staff members will be held after church on Sunday, April 30. If you have already attended a teacher’s meeting, you do not need to attend this session. An alternate meeting will be held on Sunday, June 4 if you are not able to attend on the 30th.
MID-WESTERN CARING HEARTS 5K IS MAY 13
Run to raise money for Mid-Western Children’s Home! The Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, May 13. Registration opens at 8 a.m. with the race beginning at 9. Visit the Mid-Western website for more details and cost.
VOLUNTEER WITH CR
Celebrate Recovery needs volunteers to help with child care during Monday evening meetings. This free service is provided to group participants who otherwise may not be able to come. Your time commitment would be 6:45-8:45 p.m. on rotating Mondays. Anyone over age 16 can help. We hope to get 6 to 8 volunteers (we are currently at 3) so we could rotate sitters more often and provide volunteers a break. Contact Peggy Link at 513-967-9983.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT HIGHWAY 32 CHURCH OF CHRIST
Our church members have been invited to a pancake breakfast at the Highway 32 Church of Christ on Saturday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will be followed by a singing. For more information, see the flyer on the bulletin board or RSVP at www.highway32churchofchrist.com.
SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
A Sunday Evening Bible Study is held each week at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend.
GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
Your financial gifts help the church continue our work here and around the world. You can give by placing cash or check in the contribution box, mailing your check to the church, or giving online through CCB.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – The Great Adventure: Studies in Deuteronomy
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – The Dilemma of Suffering: Comforting and Weeping
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APRIL PRAYER FOCUS
Rejoice and thank God for the hope He has given us. Through Jesus’s resurrection, we have been given an inheritance that will not fade! Thank you, God for your great mercy! 1 Peter 1:3-5.
- Five-year-old Amberly Buchanan is scheduled for a corrective surgery in June for a kidney issue she is experiencing. The surgery is expected to correct the problem, but the family is understandably concerned about surgery on their young child.
- Brian Summers’ uncle, Norman Hopkins, passed away last week. Pray especially for Norman’s 86-year-old wife Roberta, who survives him.
- Margie Miller has Covid.
- John Bradner requests prayer for the 11-year-old child of one of his closest friends. The child’s name is River and he will be having surgery to correct spinal problems he has had since birth.
- Ben Painter’s friend Dan, who is undergoing testing for MS and ALS as he experiences numbness in his hands.
- A house fire on Easter Sunday destroyed two rooms of the home of Becca and Alex Cohen.
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS: Jessica Gillespie due May 23; Chelsea Whitaker, due July 5; Danielle Halcomb, due Sept. 1; and Paige Daughety, due Sept. 14.
Submit prayer requests online through CCB, which also go directly to all of the elders, or email the church at email@example.com.
- Siena Gardens Service – Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m.
- Mid-Western Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. @Mid-Western campus
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
- Bible Day Camp – June 5-9, register through CCB or paper copy. No cost, runs 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.
- Camp ROCKs – July 2-8, register through CCB. Cost per camper through May 31, $195. Register June 1-19, $205.
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
- Sports N’ Stuff – Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Great Adventure: Studies in Deuteronomy – Joe Pauley,Auditorium
How do we navigate the challenging and thrilling adventure that is life between here and heaven? Moses’s final speeches to the Israelites before they were to enter and take possession of the Promised Land provide some important safeguards for the faithfulness needed to follow our Lord. This series of lessons from Deuteronomy focuses on six of these safeguards.
Christian Counter-Culture: The Sermon on the Mount – Wes Aubrey & Others, Fellowship Hall
In an increasingly non-Christian culture, our actions and perspectives must be increasingly counter-cultural. In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord repeatedly stresses the command to “not be like them” (Matt 6:8a), that is, the culture around us. In this Sermon on the Mount anchored study, we will collectively meditate on small sections of Matthew 5-7 each week and discuss the implications of applying these teachings to our lives. This class will be heavily participative and discussion oriented.
College and Young Adults Class – 1 Thessalonians, Mike Gulley’s Office
Do you ever feel as though your Christian faith has grown stale, that you are withering on the vine when you would rather be flourishing in His service? Impressed by the faithfulness of the Thessalonians in the face of persecution, Paul wrote to encourage the Christians in that community with the goal that they would continue to grow in godliness. With that in mind, Paul taught the people that any spiritual growth would ultimately be motivated by their hope in the ultimate return of Jesus Christ.
OT2: When’s Jesus Coming? Christian Thompson – Youth House
This study is for our middle school students (grades 6-8) and continues our study from last quarter where we saw Jesus through the Pentateuch. This quarter, we will be looking for Jesus through the prophets, as we see the same God weave this incredible, cohesive story that leads to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. More details here.
Gods at War: The Battle for Your Heart, Barry Boverie/Frank Overcast – Youth House
Teens in grades 9-12 will learn that there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus Christ is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else like money or popularity. Learn more about how these false gods are trying to win your heart.
Children’s Classes – Lower-level classrooms, 4-K in the loft
The lesson this week for our kids through grade 5 is Jesus Told a Woman About Living Water.
WEDNESDAY EVENING – 7 P.M.
Adults –2 Thessalonians: Steadfast Faith, Jeff Painter– Fellowship Hall, 7 p.m.
Jeff Painter will lead us through this five-week class covering Paul’s second epistle to the church at Thessalonica.
Youth – Sermon on the Mount: Living the High Life
Meet in the Youth House. Hangout time at 6 p.m. and class at 7 p.m.
Children – Meet in the fellowship hall with parents. Dismissed to class after announcements. Kids age 2-K are in the loft. Kids in grades 1-5, meet downstairs, classroom #7.
Nursery – The nursery is now staffed on Wednesday evenings for children under 2. Meet in the fellowship hall with parents. Dismissed to nursery after announcements.