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.

Weekly Bulletin

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.

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!

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.

Weekly Bulletin

Love Your Neighbor

As a follow-up to our mission series, our challenge for you this summer 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 next door neighbor. You could have a quiet dinner or a block party. In the Fellowship Hall, we will visually record and see our combined efforts. Let’s take advantage of this summer to impact others for the Kingdom!

Membership Class
Sunday July 30 5-8pm


If you would like to attend our next membership class, please contact the office at office@linworthroadchurch.comby July 28. Dinner will be provided. However, there will not be childcare.

Managua Mission Trip Collection
Due 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. 

Sunday Preview: Out with the Old, In with the New

1 Samuel 2:12-4:1  
Out with the Old, In with the New

In Part 1 of this new series in the book of 1 Samuel, we were introduced to a barren woman named Hannah. We saw how she cried out to the Lord in prayer and he answered her prayer by blessing her with a son named Samuel. In this message, we will learn how God is going to clean house with the current spiritual leadership of Israel, and raise up for himself someone who will be faithful.

July Linworth Life

Highlights from June.. 

The fathers received a special treat after the service on Father's Day, June 18. Burgers and brats hot off the grill were handed out to all our wonderful dads.

Twenty-five men participated in the Men's Service Day on June 24. They installed shelving units, cleared out and chipped brush, fixed the playground fence and a shed door, put in a shelf in the men's bathroom, and patched and painted walls. The morning started with a big breakfast prepared by Lynn McCall, and a devotional led by Pastor Rich Hendricks.

Representatives from several missions organizations we support were on hand to tell about their ministries on Church Planting Sunday on June 25. Terry and Kelly Lewis, who planted Grace Point Community Church in 2000, spoke during the service. 

Four people were treated at the Free Clinic in June.

Weekly Bulletin

Family Sports Camp
Monday-Wednesday July 10-12


Sign up for Family Sports Camp! Our theme is “Conquer the Day” based on Romans 8:37. The camp will run from 6-8:15 each night, with a FREE dinner provided each evening before camp. To sign up, please contact LisaF@linworthroadchurch.com or register online at Camp.

Women's Retreat
Saturday July 15


All women are invited to our Summer Retreat at Marcia Bohn’s home from 5pm-9pm. The theme is Stranger in a Strange Land, Alice in Wonderland style. Rachel Ranck will speak on how being a Christian is like being a stranger in a strange land. There will be games, food, and fun. Dressing up in costume is a plus, but optional. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale at LRC this Sunday.

Life Group Survey
Due July 12


We would like everyone who is in a life group to complete this brief (15 question) survey (see link below). Your responses will be anonymous. Please complete by Wednesday July 12. Survey 

Thank you from Managua!

Last Sunday was a beautiful celebration of what God has done over the last ten years to build the church in Managua, Nicaragua. Pastor Angel and the group that was here are so thankful for being able to spend time with us at LRC. A donation of $2785 was collected at the lunch for the Managuan church. 

Love Your Neighbor

We have launched a “Love Your Neighbor” campaign in follow-up to our mission series. Our challenge for you this summer is to 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. It could be an international student or your next door neighbor. It could be a quiet dinner or a block party. Beginning Sunday June 16, there will be a display in the fellowship hall where we can visually record and see our combined efforts. Let’s take advantage of this summer to impact others for the Kingdom.

Sunday Preview: Praying Our Problems

1 Samuel 1:1-2:11
Praying Our Problems

Last week, we wrapped up a three week series called "A Mission for Everyone.” This week, we begin a brand new series through the book of 1st Samuel. Last summer, as a church we went through the book of Judges and now we are continuing with Israel’s story in the book of 1st Samuel. This book contains some of the most known and loved stories and characters in all of the Bible. In this message, we will take a look at one of those loved characters, a dear woman named Hannah.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Nick Carruthers shows us the life of Hannah and how we can learn from her how to pray our problems.

1 Samuel: New Sunday Series

Last week, we wrapped up a three week series called "A Mission for Everyone.” This week, we begin a brand new series through the book of 1st Samuel. Last summer, as a church we went through the book of Judges and now we are continuing with Israel’s story in the book of 1st Samuel. This book contains some of the most known and loved stories and characters in all of the Bible. In this message, we will take a look at one of those loved characters, a dear woman named Hannah.

Weekly Bulletin

Family Sports Camp
Monday-Wednesday July 10-12


Sign up for Family Sports Camp! Our theme is “Conquer the Day” based on Romans 8:37. The camp will run from 6-8:15 each night, with a FREE dinner provided each evening before camp. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, food, games, and registration. If you are interested in helping, please contact LisaF@linworthroadchurch.com. You can also register online at Camp.

Life Group Survey
Due July 12


Last Sunday, we sent out an email containing a life group survey. We would like everyone who is in a life group to complete this brief (15 question) survey (see link below). Your responses will be anonymous. Please complete by Wednesday July 12. Survey 
 

Women's Retreat
Saturday July 15


All women are invited to our Summer Retreat at Marcia Bohn’s home from 5pm-9pm. The theme is Stranger in a Strange Land, Alice in Wonderland style. Rachel Ranck will speak on how being a Christian is like being a stranger in a strange land. There will be games, food, and fun. Dressing up in costume is a plus, but optional. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale at LRC this Sunday.

Baptism
Sunday July 23


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

Managua Celebration Sunday

Celebration and Church Lunch 

This Sunday, 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. Remember, there is only one service at 10am this Sunday.

After the service, we will share lunch as a whole church. There will be delicious food, a fun event for kids, and you will have a chance to get to know the couples from Managua.


Managua Mission Trip Reunion

For all those who have been to Managua on a short-term mission trip, we are also having a MANAGUA REUNION. We have tried to contact everyone by email, but if we missed you, here are the details:
 
Saturday, July 1, 2pm-5pm
Celebration/Reflection Time at 3pm
(with Angel Amador, Bob Valtman, Carlos Garcia)
Linworth Road Church Fellowship Hall
Please bring a sweet or salty snack to share.

Sunday Preview

Celebration and Church Lunch 

In Part 1 of this series, we focused on a mission all of us can tackle as individuals and families—hospitality for the sake of the gospel. In Part 2, we shifted to the mission of the church in reaching and renewing our city, specifically by church planting. This week, we will focus on our mission to reach the whole world, by celebrating our partnership with our sister church in Managua, Nicaragua. Three leading couples from the Managua church will share the story of how God has led and provided over the past ten years.

Join us this Sunday for this celebration of our unity in Christ and sharing a common mission across borders. Remember, there will be only one service at 10am, followed by a delicious church-wide lunch prepared by the Managua mission trip team.

Weekly Bulletin

Missions Display Tables
Sunday June 25


We will have representatives from several of the missions organizations that LRC helps support in the Fellowship Hall after both services this Sunday. Come and find out how you can be involved in these missions.

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, which will be followed by a church-wide lunch.

Life Group Survey

Be on the lookout for an email which will contain a life group survey. We would like everyone who is currently in a life group (or who has participated in one in the past) to complete this brief survey.

Sunday Preview

In Part 1 of this series, we focused on a mission all of us can tackle as individuals and families. Rich Mendola of International Friendships showed us from the Scriptures the power of hospitality. Whether it is extended to a neighbor or an international student, hospitality for the sake of the gospel can have amazing outcomes. In Part 2, we shift to the mission of the church in reaching and renewing our city. Our strategy is to plant churches in spiritually needy communities where the gospel can be lived and proclaimed. To help us envision our future, we are reaching into our past. Terry and Kelly Lewis, who led a church plant from Linworth in 2000, are returning to tell their story. Joining them is a couple that embraced Christ during the beginning days of Grace Point Community Church. The Whitmans grew to leadership in the church and now intend to participate in a new church plant. 

Join us this Sunday for this inspiring and challenging message as we explore both the risk and reward of taking big steps for God and His church.   

Weekly Bulletin

Men's Service Day
Saturday June 24 8am-Noon


Men—join us for a day of service and fellowship, attacking much needed projects around the church. First, we will enjoy breakfast followed by a short time in God’s Word. Our goal is not only to improve our grounds and facility, but connect men of all ages together.You are welcome to bring your own tools. Please RSVP if you plan on attending. For more details, you can talk to Pastor Bob at bvaltman1@gmail.com or Pastor Rich at RichH@linworthroadchurch.com.

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, which will be followed by a church-wide lunch.

Family Sports Camp
Monday July 10-Wednesday July 12


Save the date for Family Sports Camp! Our theme is “Conquer the Day” based on Romans 8:37. Camp will run from 6-8:15each night, with a FREE dinner provided before camp. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, food, games, and registration. If you are interested in helping, or in registering your family, contact LisaF@linworthroadchurch.com. You can also register in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday.

Sisters' Summer Retreat
Save the Date July 15


Save the date for the Sisters’ Summer Retreat on  July 15. The theme is Stranger in a Strange Land, Alice in Wonderland style. You can dress up in costume if you like? Rachel Ranck will be our speaker. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale June 18 in the Fellowship Hall.