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Bulletin for April 15, 2018

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John 20:19-29

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders,Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

John 21:15-19

15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”

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Leader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

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THREE Villages Today! (4/15)

Villages are “regional” gatherings designed solely for the purpose of building community. We get together, eat, laugh, and get to know one another. There after worship there are THREE village opportunities: Southwest Raleigh, North Raleigh, and East Raleigh. Join us for a great afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship. Click here for times and locations!

Worship with COKCC (4/29)

Back in October we had the wonderful privilege of hosting our brothers and sisters from Christ Our King Community Church at ADHS. The worship led by our combined teams and the inspiring message from Pastor James were powerful!

April 29th is our next 5th Sunday experience together. This time, we will once again be joining them on their home turf (1500 Garner Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610). As always, the bringing together of our two faith communities promises to be a powerful day of worship.

Easter Festival Photo Album

On Saturday, March 31, together with Christ Our King Community Church, we cohosted an Easter Festival at their Garner Road location. With bounce houses, games, an egg-hunt, face-painting, prizes and more, the event was a huge success! Here are just a few photos.

Guatemala 2018 • August 19-25

Our Global Ministries partner, Lemonade International, prefers to call their summer trips “Vision Trips” instead of Mission Trips. This isn’t just clever word play. It is true. This trip is less about “doing” and more about experiencing God. It has been said that “grace is like water — it flows downhill and pools up in the lowest places.” If this is true, there is much grace for us to see, touch and feel in the community of La Limonada.

If you’ve never been on a short-term mission trip before, considering joining our team to Guatemala this summer! Learn more here or talk to Pastor Curtis directly as he will be the team leader for this year’s trip.

Bulletin Archives

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Part 3 – Creating Weapons from Plowshares
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Leviticus 1:1-9; Isaiah 1:11-17; Malachi 3:6

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