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Loving the ones who have not heard

Jonathan Hentrich
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 May 20, 2018 Pre-service: Café is open Order of Service: ► Opener — Halfway Home by Broken Social Scene ► Welcome ► Singing — Words will be projected on the screen. ► Teaching — see teaching notes below ► Reflection Song — Christ Be All Around Me by All Sons and Daughters ► Open Communion ► Announcements & Offering Teaching: Loving the Ones who Have Not Heard ► Singing ► Closing Jonathan Hentrich // Lead Pastor Café is open! // The 10 begins in five minutes (see info on back) Romans 10: 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be Read the “Bible Together”: saved.” 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed Join others from Christ’s Church Albany as we take time to learn and focus in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not on Jesus! heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: Here is this weeks reading: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news! 1 Corinthians 1 Romans 15:17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. 18 1 Corinthians 2 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has 1 Corinthians 3 accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by 1 Corinthians 4 what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders, 1 Corinthians 5 through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the 1 Corinthians 6 way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. 20 It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. 21 Rather, as it is written: These resources can help you go deeper with the key ideas in this message: “Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.” [g] Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne 22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you. Love Does by Bob Goff I’d Like You More if You Were More Like Me by John Ortberg Special Thanks! The Story of God – Romans by Michael F. Bird Special thanks to our friends at Positive Ink for the use of their Love > logo How Good is Good Enough by Andy Stanley for our series! Checkout their great products at www.positiveink.co. (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 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. 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 first Sunday of the month after the service; lunch and childcare are provided. All Church Training We love our church, but many of us have wondered, “How do I invite Baptism: Curious about the next step of Baptism and friends to come along without sounding weird, or judgmental, or wondering if it’s for you? Join in a baptism class on the just plain creepy?” third Sunday of the month after the service; lunch and childcare are provided. We would really like to invite our friends into this great group of people loving Jesus, each other, and the world together, but we Community Groups: These smaller gatherings are an really don’t want to sound like we’re giving a sales pitch! important part of our life together. A current list of all open groups is always available at our website: How do we do that without being cringy? http://christschurchalbany.org/attend/community-groups/. Let’s learn together! On Saturday, June 2 from 9 am to 1 pm, at Love The World: Visit the Love the World table to find 25 S. Allen (The Elks Lodge), Christ’s Church Albany will host a out about opportunities to serve kids in our partner seminar with guest speaker Paul Urban from The Journey Church in village of Cruz Blanca, Guatemala. Michigan. The event is free and includes food and childcare. 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 Your generosity helps us create an easy www.christschurchalbany.org/generosity, or by mail to 911 environment to invite our friends. 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 am interested in Child Dedication. ☐ I will be attending “All Church Training” on June 2. The World ☐ I plan to find a place to Serve Albany using www.servealbany.org. ☐ I would information on Sponsoring a Child with VisionTrust. 5/20/18
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