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6:00 pm Evening Celebration
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The Week Beginning Sunday – March 18, 2001
Volume 78 – Number 11
The book shelves of religious stores are filled with books on spirituality.
The western world is deeply involved in the search for higher meaning. Chief
among the ideas of spirituality is that it is somehow exotic, esoteric, and
not involved with the “bread and butter” of ordinary life. Young adults are
moving from the paranormal to the mystical – from the churchy to the other
worldly – from the New Age to the ancient liturgical. In Jesus we have
spirituality that worked in a carpenter shop, ate meals in the homes of the
poor and the rich, and lived everyday life filled with God.
I have a friend who, along with a co-management partner, increased the sales
production of the company for whom they work by twenty times in four
years…….from five million gross business to over 100 million annually!
When I asked my friend for his secret, he answered, â€œSeeÂ people.â€* That was
his answer……..to simply see and talk with people who need the product
they offer. Now, this principle carries over to the church. We, as
co-laborers with God, need to see people and speak to them about God and
their relationship with him. Do you want to know how? Come to the Introduce
People to Jesus Class which starts Sunday, March 25, at 4:30 in Agape
Classroom. There will be no “Introduce People to Jesus” class on Sunday,
are being held each Wednesday at noon at Tulip Street Methodist Church. Light
lunchÂ provided. Please join us to worship the Lord together during this
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MIDDLE / SENIOR ADULT RETREAT
April 16-18, 2001. Pastor Henecke will be the speaker. Amy Mitchell will be
singing along with others. It promises to be the best MA/SA Retreat ever!
You will be receiving registration material next week.
INVEST IN A MINISTRY
It is imperative that God’s people invest in doing the work and will of our
risen Lord! Each person must find his or her own way of allowing God’s grace
to bless friends and neighbors. So……invest in God’s work, and he will
invest himself into your life and your own personal situation. It is
impossible to out-give God. This is a high-yield opportunity. Seek first
His kingdom and his righteousness…… You can know more by reading Matthew
We Celebrate the Cross
Please mark your calendars for the following special activities during the
Lenten Season as we move toward Easter:
April 8 – Palm Sunday – and Special PM Service with music by the Celebration
Choir and Pastor Henecke’s message on Christ’s Crucifixion
April 12 6:30 p.m. – Maundy Thursday Seder
April 13 Noon – Good Friday Service
April 15 Easter Sunday – Two Morning Worship Services
MAUNDY THURSDAY SEDER
Join us April 12 at 6:30 PM as we re-live our Lord’s Last Supper with his
disciples. We will be walking through the Passover Seder and its meaning for
us as Christians. We hope this year’s Seder will be a wonderful time for
discipling our families and children. Costs have been adjusted to make it
possible for as many as possible to attend.
Adults – $10
Children (6-12) – $5
Family Cap – $30
DO YOU WANT TO GROW CLOSER TO GOD?
Join us for Sunday School immediately following Morning Worship. If you are
not currently a part of a Sunday School Class, let us take this opportunity
to invite you to a wonderful time of Bible Study and Fellowship immediately
following Sunday Morning Worship.
Class listings can be found at Information Central, in the Ministry Center,
at the locator maps in the East and West Mall entrances, or on the website.
Nashville First Church of the Nazarene
DISCOVER YOUR “SHAPE”
Almost two years ago Judy Diehl had her SHAPE interview with Pastor Dale
Benson. They observed that her God-given heart for teens and her gifts of
teaching and encouragement would be those that could fit her to lead a youth
Bible study. She expressed interest in such a ministry, but her commitments
at that time would not permit her involvement. Now, two years later, the time
is right, and God has given Judy the gifts to meet the need.
CHRISTIAN LIFE DEVELOPMENT SERIES
To register for one of the classes in the series, please pick up a brochure
from the Information Center or in your Sunday School class. You may also
register by calling 250-1140, ext 199 or e-mailing Pastor Dale Benson.
TEENS RUNNING AFTER CHRIST’S KINGDOM
Student Ministries exists to WIN non-believing students to Christ. To help
Christian students BUILD a mature faith. And, to EQUIP Christian students to
make a spiritual IMPACT in the lives of others.
News From THE T.R.A.C.K.
March 21 – The Trevedores, from TNU Trevecca Nazarene University , will be
ministering in the T.R.A.C.K. Youth Service at 7:00 PM.
March 28 – 31 – TNT @ TNU! Lodging for all First Church TNT qualifiers is
being provided at Hampton Inn and Suites on the nights of March 28 and 29.
Please notify Pastor Rick of which night(s) you will stay with the T.R.A.C.K.
April 21 – The Varsity and Jr. Varsity teens will be caving with Uncle Bill.
Sunday, March 18th – Parents of 6th – 12th graders…
We will be having a meeting in Jubilee 100 immediately following the evening
service. Topics for discussion are TNT @ TNU, Fund Raising opportunities, the
Summer 2001 Work and Witness Trips, and Youth Area Remodeling/Redecorating.
ONE HEART – MANY HANDS
June 17-24 the Varsity teens (currently in 9th – 12th grade) will be
participating in a Work and Witness project in the inner – city Indianapolis,
Registration and Medical Release forms are due. You may give them to Pastor
Rick or Jay Jay.
Payment #2, $150 is due on April 18. On March 20 One Heart-Many Hands
participants will be serving at the Nashville Union Rescue Mission from 4:30
PM – 8:00 PM. You may sign up in Jubilee 100.
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