Weekly Bulletin

Mission Trip Recap 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday September 17


Members from the Managua, Taiwan, and East Asia mission teams will share their experiences and tell stories of what God did on these trips. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday from 1:30-3:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Women's Bible Studies
Beginning Tuesday September 19


The morning study (9:30am-12pm) will study Kingdom Agenda by Tony Evans, with Ellen Dowell facilitating. The evening study (6:30-9pm) will study Uninvited—Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst, with Mandy Rohrig facilitating. Email marciab@linworthroadchurch.com if you would like to attend.

Worship Night
Friday September 29 7pm


What if we would pray like Moses, “Show me Your glory”? What if we gathered without an agenda except to encounter God? That is the goal of a new worship event called simply Encounter.  Encountering God brings new strength, healing, and transformation. By interspersing prayer, singing and scripture, our desire is to become more fully alive in Him and more aware of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. Why not join us? Children are welcome. Parents, stay as long as your kids' schedule allows.

Fall Men's Getaway
Friday/Saturday October 6-7

Men of LRC, we will camp overnight at Tar Hollow State Park. Cost is $15. Sign up at lrcmensgetaway.eventbrite.com for more information.

Baby Dedication
Sunday October 15


Our next baby dedication will be on Sunday, October 15. If you wish to have your baby dedicated during one of our Sunday morning services, please email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Purposeful Singles Event
October 21 4-9pm

Join with the Columbus area Great Commission Churches to celebrate the importance of singles in the church. You'll have fun with friends while discovering Columbus, have a great dinner, and listen to speaker Doug Riggle. Tickets are $15. Email office@linworthroadchurch.com to sign up. 
 

Programming Director Wanted

We are looking for someone to fill the Programming Director position here at LRC. This is a paid part-time position (8-15 hours per week). Applicants should be detail oriented, punctual, and possess good communication and administrative skills. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please email Nick Loschiavo at nickl@linworthroadchurch.com.

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Tutoring Program
Begins September 11


Imagine you are a refugee in a foreign land. The food, climate, and people are all new and different--and now you have homework to turn in! If you would like to help refugee children with homework, ESL, and other practical skills, contact Benj at benjfoor@gmail.com. On September 11, we will set up the room, complete a brief orientation for volunteers, and spend some time handing out fliers. The first night of tutoring will be September 18 (6:30-8:00pm). 

Mission Trip Recap 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday September 17


Members from the Managua, Taiwan, and East Asia mission teams will share their experiences and tell stories of what God did on these trips. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall from 1:30-3:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Cookies for Kairos Prison Ministry
Due September 17


This is a great opportunity to help those in prison hear the gospel over the weekend of September 28-October 1. Each inmate receives a package of homemade cookies at the event. If would like to bake cookies, come to the table in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday for detailed instructions on how they are to be packaged, etc. Please bring the cookies to LRC by next Sunday, September 17.
 

Programming Director Wanted

We are looking for someone to fill the Programming Director position here at LRC. This is a paid part-time position (8-15 hours per week). Applicants should be detail oriented, punctual, and possess good communication and administrative skills. If you are interested in this position, or would like more information, please email Nick Loschiavo at nickl@linworthroadchurch.com.

Singles Event
October 21

LRC singles, you won’t want to miss this event! Mark Saturday October 21 on your calendar. Details will be coming soon!

Sunday Preview: The Inertia of Isolation

In the last message, Pastor Nick shared the importance, ingredients, and impact of friendship. We all need a Jonathan in our lives who will strengthen us in the Lord. Also, we all should want to be a Jonathan to our friends when they are in distress. The next part of our story reveals that we also need an extended community. We will see two men heading in opposite directions; one grows increasingly more suspicious, paranoid, and isolated, while the other one trusts God and the community He provides. When it comes to community, which way are you drifting? Are you building walls, or letting people in? Saul’s life is a warning of what will happen if we shut people out, while David’s life reveals the power of opening your heart to God-provided community. 
 
Join us this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin continues in our series on 1 Samuel.

September Linworth Life

Highlights from August... 

Twelve LRC women traveled to Managua, and held conferences focusing on teaching girls and young women about commitment to Christ. 

Thanks to your generous donations, on August 12 we provided school supplies for nine single parent families, along with coupons for a free oil change. The parents enjoyed a picnic together while Lifeline students washed their cars and played with their children.  

Twenty people attended the Connections Appreciation Dinner on August 12. 

Linworth Road Academy is now Linworth Homeschool Ministry! They had 37 parents at a kickoff meeting on August 24 and held a meet and greet for families at Darree Field on August 25. 

Two people were treated at the Linworth Free Clinic on August 25

On August 26, 34 life group leaders gathered to review the last ministry year and plan for the coming year.

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Baptism September 24

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

Tutoring Program
Begins September 11


Imagine you are a refugee in a foreign land. The food, climate, and people are all new and different--and now you have homework to turn in! If you would like to help refugee children with homework, ESL, and other practical skills, contact Benj at benjfoor@gmail.com. On September 11, we will set up the room, complete a brief orientation for volunteers, and spend some time handing out fliers. The first night of tutoring will be September 18 (6:30-8:00pm). 

Mission Trip Recap 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday September 17


Members from the Managua, Taiwan, and East Asia mission teams will share their experiences and tell stories of what God did on these trips. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall from 1:30-3:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Men's Retreat Save the Date
October 6-7

Men of LRC, the fall men’s retreat will be Friday October 6-Saturday October 7. Details will be coming soon!

Sunday Preview: A Lesson in Friendship

1 Samuel 17 ended with David on top of the world, but these chapters will end with David running for his life. In this message we will see that, post-Goliath, David’s success and popularity goes through the roof. In the end, it is more than King Saul can bear. Through anger and jealousy, he will begin what will turn out to be a lifelong pursuit to stop and to kill David. However, the story is not all negative. In the middle of this, we see David and (ironically) Saul’s son Jonathan form a dynamic and inspiring friendship.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Nick Carruthers walks us through an examination of this friendship and see what we can learn and apply in our own day.

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Exodus Class Mondays 7-9pm
September 4-December 18


This is an in-depth study of Exodus and Leviticus, taught by Cory Baugher. We will look at the history and culture of the events and people of Israel from the exodus out of Egypt to the giving of the Law and the establishment of the nation of Israel. Class will meet in the Fellowship Hall. Register at knowingthebible.net.

Mission Trip Recap 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday September 17


Members from the Managua, Taiwan, and East Asia mission teams will share their experiences and tell stories of what God did on these trips. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall from 1:30-3:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Men's Retreat Save the Date
October 6-7

Men of LRC, the fall men’s retreat will be Friday October 6-Saturday October 7. Details will be coming soon!

Sunday Preview: Battling Back Against the Fears of Everyday Living

1 Samuel 17
Battling Back Against the Fears of Everyday Living

Where does real courage come from? It’s not the assurance of the absence of trouble. Neither is it the absence of strife, fear, or pain. Everyday living provides plenty of opportunity for these. Threats like getting cancer, losing a job, or disappointing parents loom over us. For many of us, beneath the fearless front we project lie paralyzing fears. We have learned to look tough, but life has a way of revealing our secrets. The story of David and Goliath (I Samuel 17) is far more than a morally uplifting story to boost the self-esteem of the underdog--it is a vivid picture of how a life of faith translates into an everyday courage. This is the kind of courage that can battle back against the fears that threaten to unravel us.

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Life Group Leader's Huddle
Saturday August 26, 5-9pm


All life group leaders and co-leaders, please join us on Saturday, August 26 for our annual Life Group Leader's Huddle, from 5-9pm at Rich and Erin Hendricks' house. Dinner will be provided, so please RSVP by Wednesday, August 23. For more information please contact Nick at NickC@linworthroadchurch.com.

Exodus Class
Mondays September 4-December  


This is an in-depth study of Exodus and Leviticus, taught by Cory Baugher. We will look at the history and culture of the events and people of Israel from the exodus out of Egypt to the giving of the Law and the establishment of the nation of Israel. Register at knowingthebible.net.

Sunday Preview: An Ordinary King

1 Samuel 16
An Ordinary King

In the last message, Pastor Rich Hendricks outlined why Israel’s first king failed. Yet even while Saul’s life was beginning to unravel, there was a small boy from a small town whose heart God was capturing. As the youngest of eight boys, nobody expected anything great from this boy. But despite his ordinary beginning, God was with him and setting him apart. His name was David and his life reveals what God can do through an ordinary person to bless a nation. This story foreshadows another ordinary King who would bless the world.  

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Life Group Leader's Huddle
Saturday August 26, 5-9pm


All Life Group leaders and co-leaders, please join us on Saturday, August 26thfor our annual Life Group Leader's Huddle, from 5-9pm at Rich and Erin Hendricks' house. Dinner will be provided so please RSVP by Wednesday, August 23rd. For more information please contact Nick Carruthers at NickC@linworthroadchurch.com.

Marriage Class  
Begins Tuesday September 12


The goal of this class is to enrich the marriage of each participant, to train couples in the principles and skills of relational theology, and to increase our marital, parenting, friendship, and discipleship effectiveness. The class will run from September through April, and will be using the book, Intimate Encounters: A Practical Guide to Discovering the Secrets of a Really Great Marriage. For more information, contact the office

Sunday Preview: What's That Noise I Hear?

1 Samuel 13-15
What's That Noise I Hear? 

This week we continue the story of Saul's kingship.  He has shown glimpses of being up for the task, yet there seems to be an underlying character, heart,  and belief issue that is about to be exposed. 

Join us this week as Pastor Rich teaches us what it means to act by faith and obedience, and how to respond when obedience to God's word is lacking in our lives.

August Linworth Life

Highlights from July... 

Participants from Managua mission trips over the last ten years gathered for a reunion with the Managua pastors on July 1. 

The pastors and wives from Managua shared during a special celebration service on Sunday July 2. A delicious tamale lunch was served after the service.

The four members of the Taiwan mission team spent the first week in a cross-cultural exchange living with 50 students. The gospel was shared with the entire group. In week two, they held English classes at a university, and had many opportunities to share the gospel through Bible stories and their testimonies.

The East Asia mission trip focused on leadership and church development.

Twenty-two families participated in Sports Camp (July 10-12), including 37 adults, 53 children, and 38 volunteers.

Rachel Ranck was the speaker at the Linworth Sisters Merry Unbirthday Party on July 15. Forty women attended this fun and encouraging event.

The Lifeline high school ministry took 31 high school students and 11 adults to Impact Camp from July 24-28.

Three people were treated at the Free Clinic in July.

Six people attended the Fully Alive/Membership Class on July 30.

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Baptism
Sunday August 27


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

Outreach Donations
Due Wednesday August 9


We are looking for donations of school supplies for single parent families. If you would like to help out, please stop by our table in the Fellowship Hall this Sundayand pick up a star with the items needed. Items should be delivered to the church no later than August 9. 

Single Parents School Supply Picnic  
Saturday August 12 3-5pm


All single moms/dads and their children are invited to attend our School Supply Picnic. The main dish will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dish or salad to share. We will have school supplies available for pick up so bring your child’s supply list with you. While we are "shopping," our vehicles will be washed by the Lifeline high school students. Childcare is provided. RSVP to singlemoms@linworthroadchurch.com.

Marriage Class  
Begins Tuesday September 12


The goal of this class is to enrich the marriage of each participant, to train couples in the principles and skills of relational theology, and to increase our marital, parenting, friendship, and discipleship effectiveness. The class will run from September through April, and will be using the book, Intimate Encounters: A Practical Guide to Discovering the Secrets of a Really Great Marriage. For more information, contact the office

Sunday Preview: The Complicated Rise of Saul

1 Samuel 10-12
The Complicated Rise of Saul

In chapters 12-14 of 1 Samuel, we find out that Israel’s new king is kind of a mixed bag. With him you see some glimmers of hope and some moments of greatness, but at the same time you see warning signs and things of concern. We learn that Saul’s greatest moments come when he is filled with the Spirit of God, and the same is true for us. Our effectiveness is directly tied to the influence the Holy Spirit has in our lives.

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Love Your Neighbor

Our challenge for you is this: Invite someone far from God into your home and show hospitality in Christ’s name. Sharing a meal can catalyze a friendship and even a gospel conversation. You could invite an international student or your neighbor, have a quiet dinner or a block party. We will visually record our combined efforts in the Fellowship Hall. Let’s take advantage of this summer to impact others for God!

Managua Mission Trip Collection
Due Sunday July 30


The members of the Managua mission team will be bringing clothing, toys, and personal care items for distribution at the girls’ conferences and for other general gift giving. Please see this list if you would like to donate. The last day to bring items to the church is this Sunday, July 30. 

Creative Night
Thursday August 3 6-7:30pm


This night will be for all types of creatives from musicians to artists, designers, and media. The night will include inspiration from God's word, collaboration, and workshops specific to your interest. The purpose of beginning to cultivate and give space for creativity is to bring glory to the Father by the work of our hands and the gifts of our hearts. Let us know you want to attend by emailing the office and include your name and creative category.

Outreach Donations
Due August 9


We are looking for donations of school supplies for single parent families. If you would like to help out, please stop by our table in the Fellowship Hall this Sundayand pick up a star with the items needed. Items should be delivered to the church no later than August 9. 

Single Parents School Supply Picnic  
Saturday August 12 3-5pm


All single moms/dads and their children are invited to attend our School Supply Picnic. The main dish will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dish or salad to share. We will have school supplies available for pick up so bring your child’s supply list with you. While we are "shopping," our vehicles will be washed by the Lifeline high school students. Childcare is provided. RSVP to singlemoms@linworthroadchurch.com.

Sunday Preview: The Leader The Way Wanted

1 Samuel 7:15-9:27
The Leader They Wanted

Let’s face the truth squarely. Loving God requires living by faith and living by faith is not easy. Placing your security in a leader you can see and touch feels far more natural than a God who seems far away. This is the challenge Israel faced many centuries ago. After the days of the Judges, Israel remained a loose confederation of tribes. There was no standing army, no central government, and they had very little by way of military defenses. They were surrounded by aggressive and well organized nations to the east and west. Under unrelenting pressure, they demanded new leadership. Their demand and God’s response holds up a mirror to our own responses to pressure. Where do we turn for security?

Weekly Bulletin

Love Your Neighbor

Our challenge for you is this: Invite someone far from God into your home and show hospitality in Christ’s name. Sharing a meal can catalyze a friendship and even a gospel conversation. You could invite an international student or your neighbor, have a quiet dinner or a block party. We will visually record our combined efforts in the Fellowship Hall. Let’s take advantage of this summer to impact others for God!

Linworth Sisters Fun Group
Saturday July 22 6:30pm


The Sisters Fun Group is back! This group is open to all fun-loving women (age 18 and older). Our first outing is to the Ohio Theater to watch the classic movie "To Kill a Mockingbird," starring Gregory Peck. We will meet at the church at 6:30pm to carpool. Contact Kristi if you are interested. 

Fully Alive/Membership Class
Sunday July 30 5-8pm


If you would like to attend our next Fully Alive membership class, please contact the office by July 28. Dinner will be provided. However, there will not be childcare.

Managua Mission Trip Collection
Due Sunday July 30


The members of the Managua mission team will be bringing clothing, toys, and personal care items for distribution at the girls’ conferences and for other general gift giving. Please see this list if you would like to donate. The last day to bring items to the church is July 30. 

Creative Night
Thursday August 3 6-7:30pm


This night will be for all types of creatives from musicians to artists, designers, and media. The night will include inspiration from God's word, collaboration, and workshops specific to your interest. The purpose of beginning to cultivate and give space for creativity is to bring glory to the Father by the work of our hands and the gifts of our hearts in this house, this church. Let us know you want to attend by emailing the office and include your name and creative category.

Sunday Preview: Who Can Stand in God's Presence?

1 Samuel 4-7
Who Can Stand in God's Presence?

"Who can stand in the presence of the Lord, this holy God?" (1 Samuel 6:20) That's the question we will be looking at in this message as we continue our study in the book of 1 Samuel.

We invite you to come this Sunday and discover the answer to this all important question as Pastor Mike Faler leads us in looking together at God's Word.