THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
Lifehacks #4:“How To Find the Time to Do What Matters”
Do you ever feel like you have lots more to do than you have time to do it? Maybe you can relate to the person who said, “God put me here on earth to accomplish a certain number of things. I’m so far behind, I will never die.” The truth is, most of us are far busier than we want to be. If we don’t consciously address the issue and just let nature take its course, we’ll probably get even busier. How we use our time is a spiritual issue. What can we learn from the Bible and from the life of Jesus about using our time wisely? Join us this week as Pastor Jeff continues our Lifehacks series with a message on “How To Find the Time to Do What Matters” based on Mark 1.32-39. We’ll be celebrating the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (Communion) at all three services. More good news from StoneBridge Community Church.
Ash Wednesday Service • Wednesday, February 14th @ 7:00pm
Join us in the Sanctuary for an all-church service that marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent.
How Has the Bible Touched Your Life?
This summer our pastors will be presenting a message series on The Texts That Have Touched Our Lives. The series will include 4-5 minute videos featuring members of our church family talking about how their lives have been impacted by a verse or passage of scripture. If you have a verse or passage that has touched your life, please let us know so we can consider using it in the series. Click here to share your Bible text and story.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Ashlee Manor Serve Day • Saturday, February 10th @ 8:45am
Show your love for others by celebrating Valentine’s Day at Ashlee Manor. We will be passing out groceries, doing simple cleaning, serving lunch, and playing trivia. For more information, to sign up, and/or grab a grocery list, visit the Ministry Table this weekend after the worship service.
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT AND GROW
Growth Groups: “Rabbi Jesus”
Jesus of Nazareth was born into a Jewish household, circumcised on the eighth day in accordance with Jewish scripture and tradition, and was raised by Yosef and Miryam to live his life as a faithful Jew. He ate kosher food, kept the Sabbath, and celebrated the Holy Days and Feasts of the Jewish people. He studied, interpreted, loved, obeyed, and ultimately fulfilled the Hebrew Scriptures. He discipled his followers and challenged his opponents using classic rabbinical teaching techniques. The Messianic miracles he performed were powerful and compelling evidence that he was the One for whom his people had been waiting. Scripture describes Jesus using a number of titles that were cherished by the Jewish people: rabbi, prophet, Messiah, and Lord. It is simply not possible to understand Jesus apart from the Jewish tradition that shaped his life.
Starting the weekend of February 17/18 you’re invited to join us for a six-week Lenten series and Growth Group study on “Rabbi Jesus” in which we’ll explore the ways in which a deeper appreciation of Jesus’ Jewish background sheds new light on our understanding of his words, deeds, and significance.
Make sure to join one of our Spring Growth Groups as we delve into this exciting series. Along with Pastor Jeff’s message notes and YouVersion discussion materials, we will dig deeper into the life of Jesus. After reviewing the Growth Group brochure found in your bulletin this weekend at church, you will be able to sign up for a group at The Hub or by contacting Barbara Waite at 805-915-7320 (or send an email).
Men’s & Women’s Encounter Weekends
Women’s Encounter March 23 - 25; Men’s Encounter April 6- 8
Do you feel you need a renewal of some sort? Something is holding you back? Feeling dry and empty? Looking for meaningful time with God? An Encounter weekend may be just what God has planned for you! Join us at The Oaks at Lake Hughes were you will find freedom from all the things that are weighing you down and keeping you from being the person that God wants you to be. Come with a humble heart and find freedom and transformation in your life. Details coming soon but don’t forget to mark your calendars and plan ahead to give yourself the gift of Freedom in Jesus Christ.
Pageant of Our Lord • Saturday, March 24th
Witness live models transformed into “living” re-creations of some of the world’s most famous masterpieces at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. Tickets are $40 each and include the cost of bus transportation and driver tip. Bus leaves StoneBridge at 10:15am and will return by 4:30pm. See Grace Hughes at The Hub during weekend services or call 526-0849 for tickets or more information.
Photo Directory • Pick up yours this weekend!
The new Photo Directory has been delivered and is ready for pick-up! If your family had their photo taken last September, stop by the Hub Saturday night, a Ministry Table Sunday morning, or the church office during the week to pick up your complimentary copy.
CARE AND RECOVERY
StoneBridge Christian Recovery • Thursdays @ 7:00pm Room #101
StoneBridge Christian Recovery is based on the 12-Steps and the Bible. Weekly Thursday night meetings rotate between step studies and open share. You’re invited to join a confidential, caring community of people – just like you – who are committed to your welfare and the welfare of others.
StoneBridge Christian Recovery is not just a Thursday night meeting but also a network of people who have experienced the power of Christ’s healing and want to help you on your journey to wellness. Honoring your confidentiality, the StoneBridge Christian Recovery network wants to come alongside you in your time of need, introduce you to a circle of believers with similar struggles, and connect you not only to StoneBridge Christian Recovery, but to the other great recovery programs in our community. Your first step is to call the church office at 526-5475.
Do you know someone experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge, or going through a tough time? Maybe you, or someone you know, is grieving the death of a loved one, is recently separated or in the process of a divorce, has become homebound, unemployed, or needs to work through the implications of a troubling medical diagnosis. God never intended for us to go through these challenges alone. That’s why God put us in a church family—and why we have Stephen Ministry.
If you know of someone who is struggling, perhaps they would benefit from the extra support of a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers are StoneBridge members who have received 50 hours of caregiving training, and are available to meet with you—privately and confidentially—on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, support, and remind you of Christ’s presence in your life. To find out more about Stephen Ministry, or to request a Stephen Minister for yourself, please contact Martha Siditsky at 581-5332, or Mary Pratt at 581-4814.