March 30-31, 2013

THE GATHERING IN APRIL 

What works well in marriage and what does not? Each Sunday in April different couples from Aspen Ridge will discuss what they have found strengthens their marriage as well as pitfalls to avoid. These couples will include those with a wide breadth of experience and knowledge. The Gathering meets in room 104 downstairs during the 9:00 AM hour. 

SMALL GROUPS AVAILABLE 

We are now accepting sign-ups for our spring small groups. These will begin the second week of April and coordinate with our message series entitled “Healing for the Spiritually Burned.” Please refer to the small group insert in your bulletin or the website

EXPLORING MEMBERSHIP 

Pastor Jeff will lead an “exploring membership” gathering on Sunday, April 14th at 3:00 PM at Aspen Ridge. This is a great opportunity to get to know more about our church and others who are interested in folding into the life of our church. Whether or not you are ready to take the step of membership, this would be a valuable gathering to attend. 

NEW SPRING TEACHING SERIES 

Our new teaching series in the spring months will be entitled “Healing for the Spiritually Burned.” This will be a look at how people have become disenfranchised with the local church, and how the answers to that dilemma are wrapped up in the 10th Chapter of the Gospel of John. 

THANK YOU! 

Aspen Ridge Church has been blessed to have Kari Fortik serving as Office Manager for eight months. She has recently accepted a teaching position with Conifer High School and will need to discontinue her role with our church. Kari’s last day will be April 5th. She has done an outstanding job and our church says a great big “thank you!” 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

Aspen Ridge Church is seeking a part-time Office Manager. We will be accepting resumes through April 10, 2013. Click here for more information. 

FREE BOOK AVAILABLE 

Our children’s ministry is making a book available for free this Easter season. It is a book by Ray Comfort entitled How to Bring Your Children to Christ. Come by and pick up your copy in the KidZone. 

PASTOR JEFF AND MARY’S ANNIVERSARY 

Pastor Jeff and Mary will be away the first week of April in Northern California celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Please contact either Pastor Kerry or Pastor Casey through our church office with any pastoral needs during that week.

SATURDAY NIGHT SERVICE 

Our new Saturday PM Service is up and running. We invite you to join us for a more informal time of worship through song, giving, discussions and preaching. Nursery, preschool and children’s worship are available. 

WELCOME 

As our church leadership has evaluated our administrative and office needs, we have decided to separate out a part-time Director of Communications. This role will involve building effective lines of communication in our church and throughout our community. We are pleased to welcome Shelby Boller as our Director of Communications. Extend a great big welcome to Shelby as she begins this week. 

HIGH SCHOOL ALL-NIGHTER 

High School students, come to Aspen Ridge Church on Friday, April 5 from 8:00 PM until Saturday at 8:00 AM. Bring your friends! 

SPRING FLING 

Who: Middle School students 
When: April 19-21 
Where: Frontier Ranch near Buena Vista, CO 
Cost: $50 deposit due by April 13; total cost is $150 
What to Bring: Bible, swimming suit, clothes to get dirty 
Get ready to get flung! 

DENVER MISSION TRIP 

Who: Middle School and High School students (grades 6-12). High 
School students will mentor Middle School students 
When: July 29 -- August 2 
Cost: Deposit of $75 is due April 7. Limited space is available. Cost is 
$395 per person, (includes meals, transportation, lodging, and ministry projects). See Pastor Casey for details. 

AFRICA MISSION TRIP 

Norm Lewis and Jay Johnson have an opportunity to come alongside existing Converge projects in Uganda, Africa. This outreach project will strengthen the outreach of Christian churches in the region by repairing damaged wells. If you would like to help support this trip, you may do so by indicating “Africa Trip” on a check or donation. 

OUTREACH SPOTLIGHT 

Ed and Debi Condra, Wycliffe Bible Translators in Dallas and Papua New Guinea. 

Pray
• For Ed and the translation teams as they meet. 
• A key team member died in January; pray as the team continues their computer adaptation with fewer members. 
• Pray for many as they edit and correct the rough draft of the New Testament in time to send it to the printers. 
• Pray for perseverance in making a computer adaptation from the Patpatar dialect to the Sokirik dialect. 
• Pray for patience, teamwork and perseverance in language learning, translation work, and ministry. 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Where do you see our culture losing hope? Where do you struggle to hold on to hope? 

Describe the progression of Paul’s argument, where he begins and where he ends. 

Note the “reasonableness” of our Christian faith. How can you reason with friends and neighbors? 

How does Paul’s assertion of Christ’s Resurrection confirm Him as Judge of the world?