SIENA GARDENS SERVICE SUNDAY
Please join us for service with the residents of Siena Gardens,1055 Ohio Pike, Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome – no RSVP required.
JESSICA GILLESPIE BABY SHOWER APRIL 2
Baby Gillespie is due to arrive May 23, and the shower for Jessica will be Sunday, April 2 at noon in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited! It would be a great blessing to the couple to gift them the stroller/car seat combo, which is a larger, more expensive purchase. Please let Shara Aubrey know if you would like to participate in the group gift.
LIFE MINISTRY INTRODUCTION
Join us Wednesday, April 5 for an introductory meeting about Life Ministry, which is a community outreach concerning the sanctity of life. We will begin at 6 p.m. with in-depth information about abortion and the difference our church can make in our community for those dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. The first session will end at 6:50 followed by a break for the church-wide devotional from 7 to 7:15 p.m. Adult Bible Class will be used to present further information to our church body. Questions? Please see Barry Boverie or Chelsea Peters for more information.
LAST SUNDAY FOR PANTRY ITEMS
We are collecting food for the Inter Parish Ministries (IPM) food pantry through this Sunday. The pantry would like our church to focus on bringing canned fruit, peanut butter, granola bars, single-serve mac and cheese, and single-serve ravioli.
WHAT ARE YOU GROWING
It’s officially spring! As things turn green, our minds turn to fresh vegetables and other plants for your garden. Stop by the table in the lobby to talk with Glenda Neff about reserving your plot in the church community garden.
CAMP ROCKs REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1
Camp ROCKs is set for July 2-8 at Camp Lebanon for children who have finished grade 1 up to grade 5. Campers will enjoy a week of fun and fellowship and lessons that lead them to find the greatest treasure. Registration opens Saturday, April 1 through CCB. Cost per camper through May 31 is $195. Register June 1 – June 19 for $205.
GIRLS RETREAT APRIL 21-234 – REGISTER NOW!
The theme for this year’s girls’ retreat is The Wanderer. Psalms 119:176 is the scripture focus for the weekend. Where: Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp. When: Begins Friday, April 21 with registration from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $60 per student with T-shirt included. Register now!
CLEANING FOR MEMBERS WHO CAN’T
Several women from our Ladies Bible Study have helped clean houses for church members while they have been sick or incapacitated. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby if you would be willing to help when these situations arise. You can also complete this form to put your name on the list. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to Judy Johnson.
SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Sunday Evening Bible Study is held each week in the auditorium at 6 p.m. 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 Teaching of 2 Peter
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – A Conversation About Missions
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MARCH PRAYER FOCUS
Missions – pray that God will open doors for us to proclaim clearly the mystery of Christ. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.” – Colossians 4:2-4 NIV.
- Mike Hoskins had surgery recently for a torn quad muscle. Pray for a speedy recovery.
- Susan Kacapyr recently had surgery and requests prayers for healing and clarity on next steps.
- Cindy Summers requests prayers for her friend’s son, Dan Zaleski, a 46-year-old father of 4, who is in a coma on life support following a heart attack. Doctors are not hopeful.
- Tabetha Adams, Erma Williams, and Frank Overcast all lost their mothers in recent weeks. Please pray for these families as they deal with the passing of their mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers.
- Fran Johnson’s knee replacement surgery was successful, and she is recovering at home.
- Continue to keep the Tucker and Tegge families in your prayers as they try to cope after the passing of Laura.
- Sean Summers’s stepfather, Scott Blum, was re-admitted to the hospital with a spinal infection following surgery.
- Della Hacker was in Mercy Anderson hospital on Friday for testing.
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.
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
- ROCKs Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m.
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES – BEGIN AT 9 A.M.
The Teaching of Second Peter – Jim Davis,auditorium
God spoke to us through Peter’s life, his eyewitness testimony to Jesus, and two edifying letters that are full of both warning and hope, instruction and promise. This class will focus on the teaching of Peter’s second letter with the aim that we would “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet 3:18).
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.
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
Our lesson this week for kids through grade 5 is Jesus Was Tempted. The children will study scripture from Matthew 4:1-1 and Luke 4:1-13.
Adults –Micah, Ben Painter – Fellowship Hall, 7 p.m.
Accusation, punishment, and hope are the dominant themes woven through the seven chapters of Micah. Ben Painter will discuss how relevant the prophets’ messages are to our current society, as well as provide the historic and geographic context to help make sense of this Old Testament book.
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.