Human – Unity
2 Samuel 5:1-5
Dr. Jeffrey Clark
The Big Idea: God unifies His people under His appointed king.
- God unifies His people, v. 1-3.
- God unifies His government, v. 4-10.
Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
My Story: In what times and places have you noticed people working together marked by significant levels of unity? How did this unity influence you?
- One of the marks of newfound unity came with a covenant between David and national leaders before the Lord (5:3). On what occasions do we make covenants today? Why are some resistant to making such covenants?
- Aspen Ridge Church has a covenant for ministry partners in our founding documents. Further, it has a statement of mission, core values and a statement of faith. How familiar are you with these important convictions?
- David grew as a leader while in his role as king (2 Samuel 5:10). Similarly, growth in the lives of church leaders is to be noted over time (1 Timothy 4:15). Where and how do you see your leaders growing?
- David conquered Jerusalem and chose it as his capital city. This served to unite the nation. What choices can you make that serve to unify God’s people?
Taking it Home: The people became unified, under God, in their support of David and his administration. How can you be supportive of your church leaders? What specific steps can you take this week toward that end?
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 will meet you at the Welcome Center.
Q&A TIME BETWEEN SERVICES
Each weekend, there will be a question and answer time from 10:20 – 10:35 AM, between Sunday services, in the Celebration Center. If you have questions about the current message or series, please join us during this time, and Pastor Jeff will be available to field those questions.
NEW OFFICE HOURS
We are experimenting with our main office hours beginning on Monday, October 10, through the end of the year. We will be closed on Mondays each week. Tuesday – Thursday our hours will be 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and on Fridays we will be open from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. We appreciate your flexibility and welcome any questions you may have.
UPDATE ON CELEBRATION CENTER SOUND
We have been working hard for the past year to get our new speakers “worn in” and to find a volume that provides energy to our worship through song, yet is also is comfortable to as many people as possible. While we will never achieve perfection, we have been fairly consistent on setting similar levels week to week, levels that are well within safe ranges. We desire to assist those who have expressed concerns, however, so we will be providing disposable ear plugs for anyone who would like to use them. They will be at the back of the
Celebration Center near the kitchen entrance.
BUCKNER CELEBRATION OF LIFE
There will be a Celebration of Life service for Dick Buckner on Monday, October 10, 10:00 AM, at Aspen Ridge Church. Please join us in honoring the Buckner family by providing a side, salad or dessert for the pulled pork meal. Contact Kathy Barksdale at firstname.lastname@example.org or
303.697.0586 to assist with preparations or with any questions.
DV8 MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL EVENT
Students are headed to the Corn Maze on Sunday, October 23. We will leave the church at 1:00 PM and return around 4:00 PM. You can sign up at our weekly student meetings and the cost is $13.
LIVE IT OUT: OUTREACH PROJECT FUNDING
It was announced at View from the Ridge that almost $10,000 of our Live It Out gift intentions will be available for community outreach projects. We are inviting all of our small groups to dream and pray about potential outreach projects and to submit support requests to Eric Krajewski at EricKrajewski@gmail.com.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER
Our menu this week includes lasagna, veggies, salad and dessert for $2.50 per person or $10 per family.
8TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN BOWLS
Our ministry partner, Mountain Resource Center, will host the Mountain Bowls lunch/dinner fundraising event at Aspen Ridge on Tuesday, October 18. The ticket price is $25 for adults, $15 for children (ages 4- 14) and 3 and under are free. Lunch is served from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
and dinner from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The funds raised from this event are vital to our ministry partner and to our community.
MOPS BARN DANCE: THROUGH THE DECADES
The annual MOPS Barn Dance will be held on November 4, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, at the Evergreen Memorial Park Barn. Limited childcare will be available by pre-registering with Meredith Zouski at email@example.com. Tickets are $15/pair in advance or $10/each at the door. This year, there will be a “Through the Decades” theme for the dance, with costumes encouraged. There will be a DJ, light refreshments and drinks.
FREEZER MEAL PREP
The next freezer meal prep will be on Tuesday, November 1, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Please contact Michelle Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot before October 17. More information can be found on the Aspen Ridge Church website.