Follow Me – The Mountain
Mark 9: 2-8
Dr. Jeffrey Clark
The Big Idea: The transfiguration provides validation that Jesus is God’s Anointed King.
- The need for validation
- The occasion of validation
- The experience of validation
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 brought 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 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.
Do you have items or services you would like to display or sell at our fall celebration on September 26? Aspen Ridge will be hosting RidgeFest with a view toward serving and supporting our community and its talent. Please check out our website to register as a vendor. We would love to fill our lot with local opportunities! We also plan to have fun activities for children and adults again this year…so get ready for hay rides, a bounce house and a dunk tank!
Do you need to put something in the bulletin? Do you lead an event that needs flyers or marketing? Do you have a life-changing story you’d like to share? All of these requests (and more!) can now be submitted online, through our website at AspenRidgeChurch.org/forms. By using this online system, you will help us keep track of requests and deadlines to ensure better communication!
TASTE OF CHRISTMAS
We are excited to have Michele Force as the lead for this year’s Taste of Christmas event! If you are interested in helping on this team, please contact Michele at email@example.com or 720.633.3895 as soon as possible, so she can coordinate the first team meeting.
Kerry Cox and his family will be moving out of the rental property owned by Aspen Ridge and into a newly purchased home in Evergreen. Our rental property is a 3BR, 3BA house with a 2-car garage and approximately 2300 sqft. It will be available for rent in September. If you have any questions or if you might be interested in this opportunity (or know someone who would), please contact the church office.
PRECEPTS BIBLE STUDY
An 8-week Precepts Bible Study will begin on Saturday, September 19, from 8:30 – 10:30 AM on the Aspen Ridge Church campus. The study is from 2 Peter and the workbook cost is $18. Please contact Dottie Manchette at 303.697.9141 with any questions or to purchase a workbook.
MOVIN’ ON UP IN THE KIDZONE
We are in the swing of Fall, and have begun our annual “Move Up,” helping kids find their new classes for a new school year. If your child has not yet switched to their new class, we will be happy to help! Our KidZone greeters are ready to assist with any questions you may have.
Small groups are the heartbeat of our Aspen Ridge Church ministry. In the coming weeks you will be hearing about opportunities to connect with a small group. In addition to our regular and ongoing small groups, we will be offering a number of new ones. You can browse the groups online through our website or mobile page to see if there’s a time and place that fits your family’s schedule. If you’re looking for a place to grow spiritually and connect with others, a small group can help you do just that.
Are you new to Aspen Ridge Church? Are you wondering how to take the next step? We have a small group just for you. It's called “The Bridge," and it is a 6-week orientation to church life. Todd & Victoria Ickes will be leading this group and would love to follow up with you personally. Please indicate your interest on a communication card.
FALL MINISTRY FEATURE
Wednesday Night Dinners (5:30 PM)
We know that your week gets busy during the school year…and we want to help! Beginning September 9, we’ll do all the cooking and cleaning on Wednesday nights, and you can relax and enjoy time with your family and neighbors. The cost is only $2.50 per person, with a $10 maximum per family.
We are also in need of a few teams this year to serve in a monthly role. Would you consider serving in this way? This is an amazing ministry that provides for up to 150 people in our community on a weekly basis! There will be an offsite lunch on August 29, hosted by Sandy Smith and Maria Stimens from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM at 7954 Swaps Trail in Evergreen. This is to celebrate current teams and welcome new ones! Please RSVP by August 25 to Maria at 407.844.6168 or Sandy at 303.674.8346.