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Our Brand

Jonathan Hentrich
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 April 8, 2018 Pre-service: Café is open Order of Service: ► Opener — That’s All Right - Tyler Hilton ► Welcome ► Singing — Words will be projected on the screen. ► Teaching — see teaching notes below ► Reflection Song — Christ Be All Around Me - All Sons & Daughters ► Open Communion ► Announcements & Offering Teaching: Our Brand ► Singing Jonathan Hentrich // Lead Pastor ► Closing Café is open! // The 10 begins in five minutes (see info on back) John 13: 34 “A new command I give you: Love one Special Thanks! Special thanks to our friends at Positive Ink for the use of their Love > logo another. As I have loved you, so you must love for our series! Checkout their great products at www.positiveink.co. one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Read the “Bible Together”: Join others from Christ’s Church Albany as we take time to learn and focus Romans 12: 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and on Jesus! sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your Here is this weeks reading: bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to Romans 1 -2 Romans 5 2 God—this is your true and proper worship. Do Romans 3 Romans 6 not conform to the pattern of this world, but be Romans 4 Romans 7 - 8 transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. These resources can help you go deeper with the key ideas in this message: Love Does by Bob Goff I’d Like You More if You Were More Like Me by John Ortberg The Story of God – Romans by Michael F. Bird How Good is Good Enough by Andy Stanley (Available for free at the Connections Table) Next Step Surveys on www.christschurchalbany.org [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 All Team Gathering next steps in getting to know more about the group Join us today after service next week, April 15, 12:30 - 2:00pm for of people we call Christ’s Church Albany: a special church meeting. The 10: Take ten minutes to learn ten things you should Everyone who is a part of Christ’s Church Albany’s serving know about Christ’s Church Albany. Starts 5 minutes teams (or wants to be!) is encouraged to attend this tri-annual after the service in the first 2 rows of chairs. gathering. We will have lunch together and go over some ‘family business’ that doesn’t fit in the Sunday service context. Conversation: Sit down with one of our pastors or leaders to ask questions, share, and connect. Volunteer: Get involved in one of the teams that make everything happen both inside and outside the Sunday 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. Membership: Explore what it means to be a member of Christ’s Church Albany. The class is held on the 5th Sunday first Sunday of the month after the service; lunch and childcare are provided. April has 5 sundays! Baptism: Curious about the next step of Baptism and This means potluck! wondering if it’s for you? Join in a baptism class on the Join us for - Lets Taco ‘Bout Spring - Immediately following third Sunday of the month after the service; lunch and service on April 29th. childcare are provided. Sign Up below for food to share. Community Groups: These smaller gatherings are an important part of our life together. A current list of all Love, Race, & Authorities open groups is always available at our website: April 29: This will be a memorable week! On this weekend we will http://christschurchalbany.org/attend/community-groups/. be inviting a few guests to be a part of a discussion on racism Love The World: Visit the Love the World table to find and authority. Also, we will be having our 5th Sunday potluck out about opportunities to serve kids in our partner featuring tacos village of Cruz Blanca, Guatemala. Serve Albany: Visit www.servealbany.org to find a great way for you to serve our city. Generosity: Christ’s Church Albany is a group of people who want to be generous beyond reason! Your financial Did you know? gift can be given at any service,online at Generous living is one way we live out the www.christschurchalbany.org/generosity, or by mail to 911 teachings of Jesus. Central Ave. #267,Albany, NY 12206. Thank you! Visit the Connections table for more information! Connect online! www.christschurchalbany.org [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 plan to bring the following to Let’s Taco ‘Bout Spring on April 29th: ☐Ground Beef ☐Rice ☐Refried and/or Black Beans ☐Queso or Nacho Cheese ☐Lettuce ☐Tomatoes ☐Shredded Cheese ☐Sour Cream ☐Salsa ☐Guacamole The World ☐ I plan to find a place to Serve Albany using www.servealbany.org. ☐ I would information on Sponsoring a Child with VisionTrust. 4/8/18
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