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Love OUR Church

Jonathan Hentrich
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 April 15, 2018 Pre-service: Café is open Order of Service: ► Opener — The Lotto - Ingrid Michaelson ► Welcome ► Singing — Words will be projected on the screen. ► Teaching — see teaching notes below ► Reflection Song — Love Has a Name - Jesus Culture ► Open Communion ► Announcements & Offering Teaching: Love OUR Church ► Singing Jonathan Hentrich // Lead Pastor ► Closing Café is open! // The 10 begins in five minutes (see info on back) Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every Special Thanks! Special thanks to our friends at Positive Ink for the use of their Love > logo one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly for our series! Checkout their great products at than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith Read the “Bible Together”: 4 Join others from Christ’s Church Albany as we take time to learn and focus God has distributed to each of you. For just as on Jesus! each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same Here is this weeks reading: function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form 1 Corinthians 12 1 Thessalonians 5 Ephesians 4 1 John 3 one body, and each member belongs to all the 2 Corinthians 5 others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a]faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is These resources can help you go deeper teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then with the key ideas in this message: give encouragement; if it is giving, then give Love Does by Bob Goff generously; if it is to lead,do it diligently; if it is to I’d Like You More if You Were More Like Me by John Ortberg show mercy, do it cheerfully. 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 [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, 12:30 - 2:00pm for a special church of people we call Christ’s Church Albany: 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: 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. Serve Albany: Visit 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 When we pool our money together, or by mail to 911 WE can do great things! 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 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 ☐ I would information on Sponsoring a Child with VisionTrust. 4/15/18
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