What are you asking?
August 5, 2018 Pre-service: Café is open Order of Service: Opener — Brother - NEEDTOBREATH Welcome Singing — Words will be projected on the screen. Teaching — see teaching notes below Reflection Song — Count on Me - Bruno Mars Open Communion Announcements & Offering Singing Closing Café is open! // The 10 begins in five minutes (see info on back) ► ► ► ► ► ► ► Teaching: What are you asking? Jonathan Hentrich // Lead Pastor ► ► 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 34 Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame. // notes: James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another Read the “Bible Together”: Join others from Christ’s Church Albany as we take time to learn and focus on Jesus! 1 John 1 1 John 4 1 John 2 1 John 5 1 John 3 These resources can help you go deeper with the key ideas in this message: Present over Perfect – Shauna Niequist The Power of the Other – Dr. Henry Cloud How Good is Good Enough – Andy Stanley (Available for free at the Connections Table) Next Step Surveys on www.christschurchalbany.org [tear off] Connect Card Please complete both sides and place in the offering bucket. Pens, unused 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. Baptism: Curious about the next step of Baptism and wondering if it’s for you? Join in a baptism class on the third Sunday of the month after the service; lunch and childcare are provided. Community Groups: These smaller gatherings are an important part of our life together. A current list of all open groups is always available at our website: http://christschurchalbany.org/attend/community-groups/. 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 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 gift can be given at any service,online at www.christschurchalbany.org/generosity, or by mail to 911 Central Ave. #267,Albany, NY 12206. Thank you! Holy Smokes Labor day Sunday, we will again be enjoying amazing smoked food and fun. We are in search of some meat-smoking experts, willing to make smoke some amazing food. (You provide the skills, we will provide the meat) To volunteer to cook, check the box below on the connect card. Back to School Festival and Movie! August 31 we will be partnering with the City of Albany to host a Back to School Festival and Movie at Lincoln Park! We are looking for volunteers! Sign Up below to serve from 5pm - 8:30pm or 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Did you know? Did you know your generosity helps us organize our Community groups? Visit the Connections table for more information! Connect online! www.christschurchalbany.org My Next Steps Today: [tear off] 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 am interested in starting a new Community Group. I am currently in a Discipleship Relationship with: I would like to begin regularly attending Christ’s Church Albany. I am interested in Child Dedication. I would like to Smoke Meat for Holy Smokes on September 2. The World ☐ ☐ ☐ I plan to find a place to Serve Albany using www.servealbany.org. I would like information on Sponsoring a Child with VisionTrust. I would like to volunteer for The Back to School Festival and Movie on August 31. ☐ 5:00 - 8:30pm ☐ 8:30pm - 11:00pm SURVEY: IPHONE OR ANDROID? 8/5/18