Family Tree – The Lineage of Jesus
Dr. Jeffrey Clark
The Big Idea: Jesus’ lineage extends all the way back to David.
Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
Perceptions: How did you feel about this topic… before this message was even heard? How did the message reinforce, challenge, or adjust your feelings on this topic? What point did you feel most strongly about?
Learning: What did you learn about this topic that perhaps you didn’t know before? What portion(s) of this message included valuable review or insightful perspective? How did this topic develop a Christian “way of thinking” that challenges your view of the world?
Life Change: Where do you need to apply the big idea behind this message? How could this application show up in your life? What difference will this message make going forward? Where do you need help and support in making personal life changes?
If you are visiting, we want to extend a special welcome to you, and we invite you to an informal reception immediately following our worship service. On Saturday, Pastor Jeff will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he and his wife, Mary, will meet you at the Welcome Center.
As a result of our Town Hall Meetings, it has been decided that our new staff position will be a pastoral position, in order to best serve our vision and our community. Thank you for your participation in this process. We look forward to what’s to come in our lives and those of our neighbors as we follow God into our 5-Year Plan.
AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE IN 2016!
We are excited to announce that beginning January 10, we will be adding an additional worship service to our weekends. You can join us on Saturdays at 6:00 PM or on Sunday mornings at 9:00 or 10:45 AM. We see this additional worship service as one way to realize our dream that everyone in our community would experience God’s love, through the people who make up Aspen Ridge Church. We are encouraging our people to worship in one hour and serve in another!
CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION
Did you know that we post the bulletin online each week, so that you may access it easily? Have you checked out Pastor Jeff’s blog post about this series or about the recent Town Hall meetings? There is a wealth of information online to help keep you connected and aware. Check it out at AspenRidgeChurch.org!
ASPEN RIDGE FAMILY
From the Elder Board: As 2015 comes to a close, we celebrate our Savior’s birth and praise our Father for every good and perfect gift. Reflecting on the great things happening at Aspen Ridge, we need to remember those who unselfishly serve us week in and week out. We will be collecting a love offering during these last weeks of December and will then present a gift to the staff as an expression of our appreciation. Please note “Staff Gift” on your check and place it in the offering by December 25.
DV8 CHRISTMAS HAPPENINGS
On December 22, at 5:00 PM, we will be heading on a trip to see the display at Denver Zoo Lights. The cost is $15, but students should bring extra money for snacks and hot cocoa.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Our Christmas Eve services will be held at 3:30 and 5:00 PM, and we would love to celebrate this special time with old and new friends, rejoicing in the birth of Jesus and in our “family tree.” Our Children’s Ministry will also be participating in these services, so make sure to have children with you and ready to go in service. Nursery will be available for infants. Invite a neighbor, and we’ll see you there!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MENU
Our menu this week features Frito pie, salad and dessert for $2.50 per person or $10 per family. Join us for a great meal and a chance to get to know someone new!
WEDNESDAY EVENING ACTIVITIES
Wednesday activities will be on Christmas break for the weeks of 12/23 and 12/30. Please check our website for updated information and schedules.
THE RED KETTLE
Local Contact: Carol Anderson (303.838.8758)
It’s that time of year again, when you can hear the bells ringing from the storefronts, and you can see the red kettles and the warm smiles in the entryways. These collections help provide for needs within our mountain community, and you can be a part of this time-honored ministry. Sign-ups can be found online at SignUpGenius.com. Enter the email address for the location you would like, firstname.lastname@example.org for Conifer or email@example.com for Evergreen, to select a time that works for your family. We are looking especially for people to cover Safeway and are offering one hour slots, as well as two!