Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Matthew 7:1-6
To Judge or Not to Judge

To judge or not to judge--that is the question. What did Jesus really say about judging others? What he says may surprise you. In this message, we will explore what may be one of the most misapplied, misused, and misunderstood scriptures in the entire Bible. 

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Mike Faler continues in our series "Upside Down" on the Sermon on the Mount. 


Announcements

Water Bottle Evangelism

Every summer we ask for volunteers to hand out water bottles along with a printed gospel message at local Farmers’ Markets on Saturday mornings and at other special events (e.g., Red, White, & Boom). This is a great way to give the free gift of Living Water to the hundreds attending. We are looking for people (individuals, groups, or families) to join us in this fun act of evangelism. If you are interested or want more information, email missions@linworthroadchurch.com.

Worship Ministry Auditions

The worship ministry is looking for additional musicians who are passionate about worship. If you sing, or play drums, electric guitar, or piano and would like to serve on the worship team, contact Nick at Nickl@linworthroadchurch.com to schedule an audition. 

Linworth--Gran Comision Managua
Celebrating our Shared Journey
Sunday July 2 (one service at 10am)


We will celebrate our ten year partnership with our sister church in Managua, sharing the gospel and our lives together, and being united by Christ and a common mission.The Managua pastors and wives will speak during the service, followed by a church-wide lunch following the service.

Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Matthew 6:19-34
Exposing Idols

The ancient world was full of idols and idolatry. If we are not careful, we can deceive ourselves and think idolatry is not a problem in our day and age. The reality is our idols may be more subtle today, but they are no less prevalent or damaging. In this week’s passage Jesus exposes the idols of money/materialism, worry, and control. We will see that he exposes them because they hurt us and they paint an inaccurate picture of our heavenly Father.  


Announcements

Prayer and Worship Night
Tonight! May 19 7-9pm


This year, we have placed a special focus on prayer. At various times throughout the ministry year, we have set aside time for extended prayer in our life groups. Please join us tonight as we gather as a whole church for a night of prayer and worship. In Ephesians 6:10, Paul writes, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." Our theme will be “Strengthening One Another.” 

Water Bottle Evangelism

Every summer we ask for volunteers to hand out water bottles along with a printed gospel message at local Farmers’ Markets on Saturday mornings and at other special events (e.g., Red, White, & Boom). This is a great way to give the free gift of Living Water to the hundreds attending. We are looking for people (individuals, groups, or families) to join us in this fun act of evangelism. If you are interested or want more information, email missions@linworthroadchurch.com.

Revelation and the End Time
New Bible Study
Sundays June 4-July 30 6-7:45pm


What is the book of Revelation saying and how does it apply to us and our world today? The LRC pastors have differing perspectives on this question and hope to share them throughout this next year. One position is taught by Stu Bice, former pastor at LRC. We recommend this class that he and his wife Lynda will host at their home Sunday evenings June 4-July 30(except Father’s Day). If you are interested or have questions, email Stu at sbice04@gmail.com or call/text 614-506-8860 by May 29.

Linworth--Gran Comision Managua
Celebrating our Shared Journey
Sunday July 2 (one service at 10am)


We will celebrate our ten year partnership with our sister church in Managua, sharing the gospel and our lives together, and being united by Christ and a common mission. The Managua pastors and wives will speak during the service, followed by a church-wide lunch following the service.

Strengthening One Another

Strengthening One Another

After prayer at the life group level throughout the last 9 months, this Friday we gather as an entire church to seek the Lord.      

Why are we meeting? First and foremost because the offering of our hearts delights Him. Secondly, our focus is to strengthen one another, inspire faith, ignite individual prayer, and increase our connection with one another. Strengthen, Inspire, Ignite, and Connect - the compelling results of union with God.  
 
Interspersed with the opportunity to sing, we will share answered prayers and pray for one another in smaller groups. Let me encourage you to read Ephesians 3:16-21 in advance. This prayer of the Apostle Paul, for the Ephesians, will help frame our time.
 
Does the idea of praying in front of others terrify you? I want to assure you, there is no mystical method or perfect way to pray.  Are you afraid you do not know enough right theology to pray? I want to assure you, God is far more concerned with the condition of your heart. Prayer is more caught than taught. This evening is a perfect opportunity to learn to pray by hearing others express their gratitude and longings. Why not take the leap and join us?!    
 
We plan on being together from 7 – 9 pm. 
 
There is no child care. 

Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Matthew 6:5-15
Deconstructing Prayer 

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus positions His teaching in contrast to two parties: hypocrites who pray for show and pagan religions that believe the gods can be manipulated into answering their prayers. The contrast assumes a very religious world. This is not so today. What we face today is an attitude of indifference. Why get excited about prayer to a supernatural God when every day we are wowed by the "miracle" of technological breakthroughs?  
 
Join us this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin presents Jesus' outline for engaging the Father and re-igniting your vision for an ongoing, personal, and conversational relationship--one where you speak, listen, and encounter His glory. 
 
We will celebrate Mother's Sunday, as well as pray for those who carry pain or loss related to motherhood.


Announcements

Prayer and Worship Night
Friday May 19 7-9pm

This year, we have placed a special focus on prayer. At various times throughout the ministry year, we have set aside time for extended prayer in our life groups. Please join us as we gather as a whole church for a night of prayer and worship on Friday May 19th. In Ephesians 6:10, Paul writes, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." Our theme will be “Strengthening One Another.” 

Water Bottle Evangelism

Every summer we ask for volunteers to hand out water bottles along with a printed gospel message at local Farmers’ Markets on Saturday mornings and at other special events (e.g., Red, White, & Boom). This is a great way to give the free gift of Living Water to the hundreds attending. We are looking for people (individuals, groups, or families) to join us in this fun act of evangelism. If you are interested or want more information, email missions@linworthroadchurch.com.

Revelation and the End Time
New Bible Study
Sundays June 4-July 30 6-7:45pm

What is the book of Revelation saying and how does it apply to us and our world today? The LRC pastors have differing perspectives on this question and hope to share them throughout this next year. One position is taught by Stu Bice, former pastor at LRC. We recommend this class that he and his wife Lynda will host at their home Sunday evenings June 4-July 30 (except Father’s Day). If you are interested or have questions, email Stu at sbice04@gmail.com or call/text 614-506-8860 by May 29.

Senior Recognition
Sunday May 21 11:15 Service

High school seniors! The church would like to celebrate this milestone in your life. To make sure that everyone is included, please contact Alex by May 19 indicating: 1) That you plan to participate in this event; 2) Name of high school from which you are graduating; 3) Name of the college you plan to attend, or other post-graduation plans; and 4) What you plan to study in college, if applicable. We look forward to celebrating with you!

May Linworth Life

Baptisms

Graham Werbovetz, April 23

Graham Werbovetz, April 23


Highlights from April

About 15 people attended the Fully on Mission class 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, and learned about God's plan and strategy for reaching the world. 

Eight people attended the Membership Class on April 8th. 

The Genesis Study, a 12 week class taught by Cory Baugher, wrapped up on April 3rd. 

Forty-five high school students attended the Lifeline Lock-in on April 7th-8th. 

Three people were treated at the Free Clinic in April.

There was tremendous participation from so many over Easter weekend. Good Friday brought us back to the cross and the significance of the veil in the temple being torn. The Easter message was aimed at helping doubters examine the evidence for the resurrection. 170 adults joined us Friday night and nearly 500 on Sunday morning. We rejoice that so many guests we have never met heard a clear presentation of the life, death, and resurrection Jesus. Thank you to all who cooked a meal, contributed creatively, led music, passed out a bulletin, or greeted a guest.     

Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Matthew 6:1-6
Don't Be a Hypocrite

Hypocrisy is one of the most universally frowned upon character traits. At the same time, to one degree or another, we are all guilty of hypocrisy. In this passage, we will see Jesus confront the issue of hypocrisy in the context of practicing righteousness. Jesus warns His followers not to fall into the trap of making their righteousness about receiving the praise of other people. Instead, He calls us to a private piety where only the Father sees and rewards us. Our series through the Sermon on the Mount continues this Sunday in this message from Pastor in Training Nick Loschiavo.


Missions Update

Seventeen of our members have courageously agreed to leave their homes and families for one to two weeks to represent us.

Five will travel to East Asia in July and twelve to Nicaragua in August. As a body, we can support their work through prayer and financial support.

They are seeking to raise $27,600 to cover their expenses. Click HERE to view the letter outlining the need and how you can give.

Prayerfully consider how you can support them. Please return your support by June 1st.

Announcements

Baptism May 28

We would love to support you in taking a step of faith by being baptized. For more information, go to linworthroadchurch.com/baptism,

Education Forum
Wednesday May 10 7-8:30pm


We have many choices when considering educational options. How do we decide which is the best fit for our children/family? If you have questions about public, private, or home schooling, please attend this Education Forum. There will be a presentation by former LRC member and Harvard graduate Matt Petersen, Ed.L.D., followed by Q&A with a panel of LRC parents who represent different educational options.

Prayer and Worship Night
Friday May 19 7-9pm


This year, we have placed a special focus on prayer. At various times throughout the ministry year, we have set aside time for extended prayer in our life groups. Please join us as we gather as a whole church for a night of prayer and worship on Friday May 19th. In Ephesians 6:10, Paul writes, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." Our theme will be “Strengthening One Another.” 


International Missions Update

In 2017, we are continuing our goal to reach the world’s spiritually and physically poor. Seventeen of our members have courageously agreed to leave their homes and families for one to two weeks to represent us.

Five will travel to East Asia in July and twelve to Nicaragua in August. As a body, we can support their work through prayer and financial support. They are seeking to raise $27,600 to cover their expenses.

Click here to view the letter outlining the need and how you can give.

Prayerfully consider how you can support them. Please return your support by June 1st. 

Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Matthew 5:38-47
The Currency of Mercy

Everyone has a "currency" that directs how they interact with others. The currency could be money, status, job titles, physical attraction, or sex. People trade, barter, negotiate or withhold their currency from others to achieve their goals. It is reasoned: "Isn’t this how life works?" It is a world of recompense. You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours. Do good to me, and I will do good to you. It is also a world of retribution. Do me wrong, and I will return it. If insulted, I must respond, or I will be taken advantage of. If my rights are threatened, I must fight for them or lose all of my currency. Relationships work this way; corporations work this way; indeed, nations work this way.
 
Our series through the Sermon on the Mount continues this Sunday, and Jesus introduces His followers to a radically different currency. We might call this the “Ultimate Upside Down Teaching” because, according to Jesus, this quality will define us unlike any other. The actions flowing from this currency will set us apart. And in the days in which we live, this might be the most important evidence of God’s reality. Join us Sunday and invite a friend. 


Announcements

Education Forum
Wednesday May 10 7-8:30pm


We have many choices when considering educational options. How do we decide which is the best fit for our children/family? If you have questions about public, private, or home schooling, please attend this Education Forum. There will be a presentation by former LRC member and Harvard graduate Matt Petersen, Ed.L.D., followed by Q&A with a panel of LRC parents who represent different educational options.

Prayer and Worship Night
Friday May 19 7-9pm


This year, we have placed a special focus on prayer. At various times throughout the ministry year, we have set aside time for extended prayer in our life groups. Please join us as we gather as a whole church for a night of prayer and worship on Friday May 19th. In Ephesians 6:10, Paul writes, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." Our theme will be “Strengthening One Another.” 

Lifeline Parent Meeting
Monday May 8 7-9pm


Parents of high school students: please come to the Lifeline parent meeting May 8, from 7-9 pm, in the Youth Room. We will talk about summer camp and other upcoming events. It will also be a time to get to know Lifeline director Alex and his wife Heather. Refreshments will be provided.

Weekly Letter

Sermon Preview

Matthew 5:27-37
Losing the Loopholes

From the very start of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus has been carefully hinting to us that it's the internal part of us, what we are like in our minds and hearts, that should define and direct our righteousness. In this passage, we will see Jesus continue to give illustrations of what this looks like and how it radically differs from what the Pharisees and scribes have been teaching, specifically for the issues of lust, divorce, and taking oaths.


Mission Trips - 2017

We are continuing our goal to reach the world’s spiritually and physically poor. Seventeen LRC members have courageously agreed to leave their homes and families for one to two weeks to represent us. Five will go to East Asia in July and 12 to Nicaragua in August. As a body, we can support their work through prayer and finances. They are seeking to raise $27,600 to cover expenses. You will receive a letter this week outlining the need and how you can give. Please prayerfully consider how you can support them. Please return your support by June 1.

OWR Superhero Run/Walk
Sunday April 30


Join us at our new location at Hilliard Davidson High School! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and have fun while raising money for a worthy cause! The Hilliard Davidson Band will be there to perform before the race, and throughout the course! There will be fun opportunities for kids of all ages, including a kids’ dash before the 5K! Registration begins at 11:30am. Kids’ Dash 12:45pm ($10), 5K Run/Walk 1pm ($30). Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Hilliard/OrphanRun

Education Forum
Wednesday May 10 7-8:30pm


We have many choices when considering educational options. How do we decide which is the best fit for our children/family? If you have questions about public, private, or home schooling, please attend this Education Forum. There will be a presentation by former LRC member and Harvard graduate Matt Petersen, Ed.L.D., followed by Q&A with a panel of LRC parents who represent different educational options.

Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Easter Sunday
Doubters Welcome

We should not be surprised that the claim of the resurrection of Jesus is doubted today. It is a fantastic, startling claim. It was doubted as well in the ancient world, even by those close to Jesus. Doubting is not altogether a bad thing. One writer says that it proves we are thinking. A famous pastor said that if a Christian claims he never doubts, “it is quite time for us to doubt him." 

Doubting is unquestionably human; what we do with those doubts is what is important. What we do with those doubts is what defines us. Join us on Easter Sunday for this message from Pastor Chris Martin, and include a friend as we explore the claim of the resurrection. 


Announcements

Good Friday Service April 14
Easter Services April 16


Join us Good Friday to remember Jesus’ life and sacrifice through song, prayer, communion, and confession. The service will begin at 6pm. There will be childcare for children 5 and under. Come back on Sunday to celebrate His resurrection! There will be three services: the Sunrise Service at 6:30am (followed by breakfast), and our two regularly scheduled services at 9:30 and 11:15am.
 

OWR Superhero Run/Walk
Sunday April 30


Join us at our new location at Hilliard Davidson High School! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and have fun while raising money for a worthy cause! The Hilliard Davidson Band will be there to perform before the race, and throughout the course! There will be fun opportunities for kids of all ages, including a kids’ dash before the 5K! Registration begins at 11:30am. Kids’ Dash 12:45pm ($10), 5K Run/Walk 1pm ($30). Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Hilliard/OrphanRun

April Linworth Life


Highlights from March...

  • Ten student from the College Group, along with Mike and Kelley Faler, went on a spring break mission trip to Wilmington, North Carolina. 18 people prayed to receive Christ.
  • Over 40 people attended our Culture and Theology Night on March 10th. Chris Martin led us in a discussion of the current refugee crisis.
  • Over 80 LRC members attended the annual Worthington Stars basketball game, to support our own A. J. Whitlatch and Luke Werbovetz.
  • 23 people attended the March 11th Evangelism Class taught by Mike Faler.
  • 26 high school students attended the Lifeline Spring Retreat at Camp Otyokwah.
  • Over 40 couples attended the March 18th Marriage Conference/Car Rally hosted by our Family Ministry. Couples “raced” around town following clues, learned marriage tips at each stop, and finished up together at LRC enjoying a delicious Taco Truck dinner.
  • Ten women attended the Craft Night, and made 75 bags for local hospice patients.
  • Two people were treated at the Free Clinic in March. The gospel message was shared with a woman who began reading a Bible in the waiting area. She told the staff it was the first time she had ever read the Bible.
  • Eight 8th grade students had fun being with Lifeline high school students at the 8th Grade Nerf War on March 31st.

Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Matthew 5:21-30
Upside Down Righteousness

From the very start of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus has been carefully hinting to us that it's the internal part of us, what we are like in our minds and hearts, that should define and direct our righteousness. In this week's verses, Jesus begins the first couple of illustrations of what this looks like and how it radically differs from what the Pharisees and scribes have been teaching, specifically for the issues of anger and lust.
 
We invite you to join us this week as Pastor Rich Hendricks explores this "Upside Down Righteousness" and how it applies to us today. We hope you can join us this Sunday.


Announcements

Good Friday Service April 14
Easter Services April 16


Join us Good Friday to remember Jesus’ life and sacrifice through song, prayer, communion, and confession. The service will begin at 6pm. There will be childcare for children 5 and under. Come back on Sunday to celebrate His resurrection! There will be three services: the Sunrise Service at 6:30am (followed by breakfast), and our two regularly scheduled services at 9:30 and 11:15am.
 

OWR Superhero Run/Walk
Sunday April 30


Join us at our new location at Hilliard Davidson High School! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and have fun while raising money for a worthy cause! The Hilliard Davidson Band will be there to perform before the race, and throughout the course! There will be fun opportunities for kids of all ages, including a kids’ dash before the 5K! Registration begins at 11:30am. Kids’ Dash 12:45pm ($10), 5K Run/Walk 1pm ($30). Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Hilliard/OrphanRun

Easter Sunday is Coming

Easter

Linworth,
Please plan on joining us this Easter Sunday and inviting your friends. Our Easter message recognizes that today, many doubt the resurrection because of its startling claims.  Even among Jesus’ disciples, some doubted. It is OK to doubt, but what will we do with it?  Our message will consider four realities regarding doubt and the resurrection of Jesus. Here are some ways you can help.

1. Pray!  (Colossians 4:2-4)
2. Invite people from your relational parish – those you live, work and play alongside of.
3. Post a sign in your yard – if you live within 10-15 minutes of the church, post a Linworth Easter sign.  Available Wednesday evening, there are signs for pick-up in the lobby. (Remember, the signs are reusable if you already have one)
 4. Cook a casserole for Sunrise Service – contact our office atoffice@linworthroadchurch.com, if you can serve by cooking!   
 

**The Sunrise service begins at 6:30am. Our other service times will remain the same,9:30am and 11:15am. Also, don't forget to join us for the Good Friday Service at 6pm onFriday, April 14th.

Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Matthew 5:17-20
Law vs. Gospel

By following Jesus, I am freed from the law! Right? We have heard that said in a sermon, or through a Christian friend, and perhaps you have said it yourself. But what do we mean by "freed from the Law"? It turns out, in view of Jesus’ words, it really is critical that we understand His relationship to the Law and the Old Testament. 

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin leads us in a venture through the Sermon on the Mount in our series entitled, "Upside Down." With surprising relevance, this next section speaks to the questions of today’s Christians and spiritual seekers. We hope you can join us this Sunday.


Announcements

Lifeline Lock-in
Friday April 7 7pm until
Saturday April 8 10am


All high school students—come to the Lifeline lock-in! There will be a lot of fellowship, a chance for outreach, and time to go deeper as a community. Bring a friend or ten! See Alex for more details or email alexf@linworthroadchurch.com.

Fully Alive/Membership Class
Saturday April 8, 9am-12pm


If you would like to attend our next Membership Class, please contact the church office by April 6. Breakfast will be provided. However, there will be no childcare.

Good Friday Service April 14
Easter Services April 16


Join us Good Friday to remember Jesus’ life and sacrifice through song, prayer, communion, and confession. The service will begin at 6pm. There will be childcare for children 5 and under. Come back on Sunday to celebrate His resurrection! There will be three services: the Sunrise Service at 6:30am (followed by breakfast), and our two regularly scheduled services at 9:30 and 11:15am.

Baptism
April 26


We would love to support you in taking a step of faith by being baptized. For more information, go to linworthroadchurch.com/baptism.

Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Matthew 5:13-16
This Little Light of Mine...

In John Chapter 8, Jesus tells the crowds that he is the light of the world. In our passage this week (in the Sermon on the Mount), Jesus tells his followers that they are the lights of the world. In other words, Jesus has invited, and even called, his followers to partner with him in a mission to impact the world.
 
Join us this Sunday as Pastor Nick Carruthers describes the Call, the Conflict, and the Course.


Announcements

Fully Alive Membership Class
Saturday April 8, 9am-12pm


If you would like to attend our next Membership Class, please contact the church office by April 6. Breakfast will be provided. However, there will be no childcare.

Good Friday/Easter Services

Join us Good Friday to remember Jesus’ life and sacrifice through song, prayer, communion, and confession. The service will begin at 6pm. There will be childcare for children 5 and under. Come back on Sunday to celebrate His resurrection! There will be three services: the Sunrise Service at 6:30am (followed by breakfast), and our two regularly scheduled services at 9:30 and 11:15am. If you would like to help with the Sunrise Service breakfast (setup, clean up, or preparation ofbreakfast casseroles), contact the office.

New Series Preview: Sermon on the Mount

Sermon on the Mount: Upside Down

Sunday Preview

Matthew 5:1-12
The Character of a Christian

This week we begin a new series of messages entitled, Upside Down. In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7), Jesus presents a compelling picture of Life in His Kingdom. This kingdom reverses the values of our surrounding culture and calls Christians to be authentically different. 

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin describes the New Law, the New Heart, and the New Hero.


Announcements

Linworth Sisters Outreach Group
Thursday March 23 7-9pm


Come create crafts for hospice patients. No crafting experience is needed, as we will make simple crafts for Kindred hospice patients. If you have items such as scrapbook paper, fancy scissors, glue sticks, rubber stamps/pads, or ribbon, please bring them. Come and have fun with the ladies! Contact Marcia to sign up.

Fully On Mission Class
Wednesdays 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 7-9pm


Acts 1:8 records Jesus’ last words, which are a commission and a call for every Christian to be on mission. In light of that, we invite you to attend our three-week Fully on Mission course which will dive into this important topic of the Great Commission. You will gain a better understanding of how you, no matter what your life stage, can participate in this calling. Register at LRC.

Fully Alive Membership Class
Saturday April 8, 9am-12pm


If you would like to attend our next Membership Class, please contact the church office by April 6. Breakfast will be provided. However, there will be no childcare.

Baby Dedication
Sunday April 9


Our next Baby Dedication will be on Sunday, April 9. If you wish to have your baby dedicated during one of our Sunday morning services, email us at office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Leading by Listening

We live in a polarized world...now more than ever. Conflicting opinions on political and social issues dominate the news. These conflicts work their way into schools, the work place, and into families. What does God's word say about this? Quite a bit!

Join us this Sunday as John Hopler, Director of Great Commission Churches, looks at an example in the life of Jesus Christ that will instruct us on how to live in this polarized world. Come....and bring a friend.


Life Groups

Life groups are the life blood of Linworth. Life groups help us connect with one another on a deeper level. Every group is different but at their core they bring people together in community for loving God and loving one another. Throughout the week groups are meeting and studying the Word, serving, praying, meeting needs, and encouraging one another. Find a group that meets your needs and see what a difference community can make!

Marriage Event/Car Rally
Saturday March 18  


All married and engaged couples, come embark on a clue-filled journey through the city of Columbus, and learn some practical skills for keeping your marriage strong. After the car rally, couples will meet back at LRC to enjoy a delicious food truck dinner. The event will last from 4-9pm and cost $25-30 per couple. Sign up online at marriage. Watch this video to get a taste of what will be happening.

Linworth Sisters Outreach Group
Thursday March 23 7-9pm


Come create crafts for hospice patients. No crafting experience is needed, as we will make simple crafts for Kindred hospice patients. If you have items such as scrapbook paper, fancy scissors, glue sticks, rubber stamps/pads, or ribbon, please bring them. Come and have fun with the ladies! Contact Marcia to sign up.

Fully On Mission Class
Wednesdays 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 7-9pm


Acts 1:8 records Jesus’ last words, which are a commission and a call for every Christian to be on mission. In light of that, we invite you to attend our three-week Fully on Mission course which will dive into this important topic of the Great Commission. You will gain a better understanding of how you, no matter what your life stage, can participate in this calling. Register at LRC.

Weekly Letter

Have you ever missed an opportunity to share your faith? I'm sure we all have. In Colossians, Chapter 4, the apostle Paul tells us how we can make the most of every opportunity to share the gospel. In his final instruction to the church at Colossae, Paul gives us several secrets to effective evangelism. 

Join us Sunday as Pastor Mike Faler shows how sharing our faith is one of the primary ways we discover what it really means to be fully alive in Christ!


Baptism
March 26

We would love to support you in taking a step of faith by being baptized. For more information, go to linworthroadchurch.com/baptism 

 

Culture and Theology Night
How to Respond to the Refugee Crisis

Friday March 10 7-9pm

The crisis in immigration is worldwide, impacts millions of people, and has created a political firestorm in our own nation. How do we as believers respond to the refugee crisis? How does this impact the movement of God across the world? How can we imitate Jesus? Join us for an evening of Biblical teaching and discussion on this pressing cultural issue. Coffee provided, but no child care.

7 Keys to Effective Evangelism
Saturday March 11


Have you ever said to yourself, "I feel inadequate to share my faith," or "I'm afraid"? This class is for those who desire to share their faith with family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, or anyone who needs to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. The class will run from 8:30am-12:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. A light breakfast will be available. This class is a requirement for participation in mission trips through LRC. Contact Dale or Mike at missions@linworthroadchurch.com

Marriage Event/Car Rally
Saturday March 18  


All married and engaged couples, come have fun and learn some practical skills for keeping your marriage strong. Start planning your childcare now. The event will last from 4-9pm and cost approximately $25-30 per couple. Sign up online at marriage Watch this video to get a taste of what will be happening.

February Linworth Life


Also in February...

The four week Fully Mature class was hosted by the Nishizaki life group in February. Seven additional people attended.

Three new couples (and three kids) came to the Welcome to Linworth lunch on February 26th.

Five people were treated at the Free Clinic in February. The gospel message was shared with three people, including a couple who recently moved here from Egypt.

Weekly Letter

Sunday Preview

Colossians 3:20-21
Fully Alive Families

Believing in Jesus brings a new quality of life. That newness is not so much about a public persona as it is about a transformed character evident to those who know us best--our families.  In the last message, Pastor Rich described that newness in relation to marriage. This Sunday, we will focus on family dynamics--parents and children. What does it mean to be a parent? How do children develop confidence and healthy independence? What is required to be a “good parent”? 
 
Join with us Sunday morning as Pastor Chris Martin continues our journey through the book of Colossians.


Announcements

Culture and Theology Night
How to Respond to the Refugee Crisis

Friday March 10 7-9pm

The crisis in immigration is worldwide, impacts millions of people, and has created a political firestorm in our own nation. How do we as believers respond to the refugee crisis? How does this impact the movement of God across the world? How can we imitate Jesus? Join us for an evening of Biblical teaching and discussion on this pressing cultural issue. Coffee provided, but no child care.

Lifeline Retreat at Camp Otyokwah
March 10-11


The theme for the spring high school retreat is "It's All About You." You are created, you are forgiven, you are accepted, and you are redeemed! We will look at how these four truths shape and mold our identity in Christ. Contact Alexfor more details.

7 Keys to Effective Evangelism
Saturday March 11


Have you ever said to yourself, "I feel inadequate to share my faith," or "I'm afraid"? This class is for those who desire to share their faith with family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, or anyone who needs to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. The class will run from 8:30am-12:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. A light breakfast will be available. This class is a requirement for participation in mission trips through LRC. Contact Dale or Mike at missions@linworthroadchurch.com

Marriage Conference
Saturday March 18  


All married and engaged couples, please save the date for this year’s marriage conference. Come have fun and learn some practical skills for keeping your marriage strong. Start planning your childcare now. The event will last from approximately 4-9pm. Sign up online starting Monday. The cost will be approximately $25-30 per couple.

Easter Sunrise Breakfast--Help Needed
Sunday April 16


Do you love to cook/feed people? We are looking for a few people to organize and serve the Easter sunrise service breakfast. This would be a great service project for your life group! Contact the office if you are interested.