March 22-23, 2014

MESSAGE NOTES

Extreme Make Over - Life Edition

Colossians 3:1-17
Paul Mitton


Question: How Can You Look More Like Jesus?

  1. Choose to embrace your __________________________________
  2. Choose to download a new ________________________________
  3. Choose to turn your ______________________________________

Lives and communities transformed for the glory of God happens best when we first see that Christ-like transformation happen in us.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

Discussion Questions:

  1. Please read Colossian 3:1-17. How did you feel about this week’s passage?
  2. What did you learn about this passage from the message?
  3. What is God stirring up in you to apply to your daily living from this message?

Taking It Home: Lives and communities transformed for the glory of God happens best when we first see that Christ-like transformation happen in us.

Announcements

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

We would like to welcome Paul Mitton to our pulpit today. Paul is the District Executive Minister for our conference, Converge Rocky Mountain. If you are visiting today, we want to extend a special welcome to you and invite you to an informal reception immediately following our
worship service. On Saturday, Pastor Jeff and Paul will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, they will meet you at the Welcome Center in the entryway.

WOMEN OF FAITH BABY SHOWER

Join us in celebrating with Heather Riedel Nelson, (the daughter of Debbie Riedel) in the birth of Jeremy Richard on January 27, 2014. We will meet on March 30 in the chapel immediately following the service and lunch will be served. Contact Carole Whiteaker at 720.936.2003 for
more information or to RSVP.

ELDER NOMINATIONS

Elder nominations for terms starting in September 2014 will be accepted during the month of March. Nomination forms are available in the church office or from any elder. Prayerfully consider nominating men who meet the biblical and constitutional office of Elder, and return the nomination form to the church office by March 30.

“THE BRIDGE” TO A NEW ATTITUDE

On April 5, we will begin a series called “New Attitude” that examines our responsibility to serve in ministry within the church. Alongside this series, “The Bridge” will begin a new session. This Sunday morning group is a great way to learn more about Aspen Ridge and how your gifts may be used within the body. Join us on April 6 at 9:00 AM downstairs in the Fireside Room.

TOWN HALL MEETING

Our next Town Hall Meeting will be held on April 6 at 9:00 AM. This meeting will feature a report from our Outreach Ministry Team and discuss our “New Attitude” for the Spring.
BENEVOLENT FUND GIVING FOR MARCH During the month of March, all gifts to the benevolent fund will be dedicated to the Converge Worldwide Benevolent Fund. This Fund is
used to help pastors and missionaries in times of financial distress or need.

MARCH MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT: DV8 STUDENT MINISTRY

Our teens combat a harsher culture than any other generation before them. The world is constantly telling them who they are and who they should be. Prayer for the teens at Aspen Ridge, and our community, is imperative. Please pray that they would seek the Lord and find their identity in Him; that they would have His truth written on their hearts and find the strength to deviate from this world.

STUDENT MINISTRIES

On March 23, our Middle School Ministry will leave the church at 3:30 PM to attend the “Muppets Most Wanted” movie. On March 30, our High School Ministry will leave the church at 5:45 PM to attend the Gungor concert at Ogden Theater. Families are responsible for buying their own tickets at www.ogdentheater.com. We would love to see you at these events!

EASTER WEEKEND

Whether you’re feeling “hollow” or excited to celebrate the “hollow” tomb, join us Easter weekend for an exciting series of events:
     April 18 Good Friday service – 6:30 PM
     April 19 Saturday service – 6:00 PM
     April 20 Easter Breakfast – 8:00 AM
                   Sunday services – 9:00 & 10:30 AM
                   (Small groups may fold into 9:00 AM service.)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – SAVE THE DATE

June 9-13, 2014, kids will experience and be empowered by all of the unexpected and yes, weird ways that Jesus demonstrated unconditional love. From healing lepers to washing the feet of his disciples, the Bible is filled with accounts of Jesus’ one-of-a-kind love! Please begin to pray with us for this exciting event and mark your calendars to volunteer.

MISSIONS OUTREACH

Steve & Ann Miller, New York City

Pray

  • Pray for the 8 Chinese students we are doing a Bible study with and their salvation.
  • Pray for wisdom as we mentor 18 interns in New York City as well missionaries overseas.
  • Pray for preparation for teaching in Haiti March 30-April 13.