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Easter Sunday

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 April 1, 2018 Pre-service: Café is open Order of Service: ► Opener — One Foot - WALK THE MOON ► Welcome ► Singing — Words will be projected on the screen. ► Teaching — see teaching notes below ► Reflection Song — Because He Lives (Amen) - Matt Maher ► Open Communion ► Announcements & Offering Teaching: Because He Lives! ► Singing Jonathan Hentrich // Lead Pastor ► Closing Café is open! // The 10 begins in five minutes (see info on back) 1 Corinthians 15:1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the Read the “Bible Together”: gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have Join others from Christ’s Church Albany as we take time to learn and focus taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the on Jesus! word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. This reading plan will take you on a chronological journey through the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) starting on New Year’s Day 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ until Easter Week. died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that There are copies of the full plan available on the Connections Table and it’s he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he also on appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he Here is this weeks reading: appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared April 1: Matthew 28 April 5: Mark 16 to me also, as to one abnormally born. April 2: John 20 April 6: Luke 24: 36 - 53 April 3: Luke 24: 1 - 35 April 7: catch-up day 12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is April 4: John 21 no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the These resources can help you go deeper dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. with the key ideas in this message: 30 And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour? 31 I face death Jesus on Every Page by David Murray every day—yes, just as surely as I boast about you in Christ Jesus our Lord. 32 If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human Jesus the King by Tim Keller hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, How Good is Good Enough by Andy Stanley for tomorrow we die.” (Available for free at the Connections Table) 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move Next Step Surveys on you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. [tear off] Please complete both sides and place in the offering bucket. Pens, unused Connect Card envelopes, etc, can also go in the bucket to be re-used. Name: ☐ This is my first visit to Christ’s Church Albany. Please stop at the Connections table for a gift! ☐ This is my second visit to Christ’s Church Albany. ☐ I have attended and shared my information previously ☐ My information is new/has changed; please update Mailing Address: Email: Phone: ☐ Opt-in to our weekly email updates. Christ’s Church Albany never shares your information without your permission. Know. Attend. Be. We’re glad you are here with us today! Consider these next steps in getting to know more about the group of people we call Christ’s Church Albany: The 10: Take ten minutes to learn ten things you should know about Christ’s Church Albany. Starts 5 minutes after the service in the first 2 rows of chairs. Love > Conversation: Sit down with one of our pastors or Join us next Sunday, April 8th, as we begin a new series. leaders to ask questions, share, and connect. What if there was a group of people that was absolutely Volunteer: Get involved in one of the teams that make committed to radically loving other (all) people? everything happen both inside and outside the Sunday Join us as we work to become such people. service, from Love Albany and Serve Albany, to Sunday set-up, Café snacks, children’s programming, and administration. Visit the Connections table to get started. Save the Date: Membership: Explore what it means to be a member April 15: Our next All Team Gathering after service. of Christ’s Church Albany. The class is held on the first Sunday of the month after the service; lunch and April 29: This will be a memorable week! On this weekend we childcare are provided. will be inviting a few guests to be a part of a discussion on racism and authority. Also, we will be having our 5th Sunday Baptism: Curious about the next step of Baptism and potluck featuring tacos! wondering if it’s for you? Join in a baptism class on the third Sunday of the month after the service; lunch and May 6: At this service we will be welcoming Mayor Kathy childcare are provided. Sheehan along with other neighborhood leaders as we talk about our plans to #LoveAlbany this summer by partnering at Community Groups: These smaller gatherings are an all kinds of fun events. important part of our life together. A current list of all open groups is always available at our website: July 26: July 29: Kids Camp Love The World: Visit the Love the World table to find out about opportunities to serve kids in our partner village of Cruz Blanca, Guatemala. Did you know? Serve Albany: Visit to find a great way for you to serve our city. Christ’s Church Albany is an independent church that is fully supported by the generosity of Generosity: Christ’s Church Albany is a group of people who want to be generous beyond reason! Your financial individuals like you. gift can be given at any service,online at Thanks for creating a church where we can, or by mail to 911 explore faith together! Central Ave. #267,Albany, NY 12206. Thank you! Visit the Connections table for more information! Connect online! [tear off] My Next Steps Today: Jesus ☐ I have questions and would like to talk to someone. ☐ I am not a Christian, but I would like to explore. ☐ I would like to become a Christian. ☐ I will pick up and read my free copy of ‘How Good is Good Enough?’ ☐ I have a prayer request: Each Other ☐ I would like to join a Community Group. ☐ I would like to begin regularly attending Christ’s Church Albany. ☐ I would like information about joining a Team. ☐Baker ☐CCKids ☐Cafe ☐Greeter ☐Sound/Audio ☐Other The World ☐ I plan to find a place to Serve Albany using ☐ I would information on Sponsoring a Child with VisionTrust. ☐ I am interested in the 2018 trip to Guatemala June 27 – July 3. 4/1/18
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