Sunday Preview: Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?

In the third week of our series "Can I Ask That," we will ask a question which causes a struggle for many people in our culture. We could put it another way--"Why should God, or why should Christians, judge who I love or who I am intimate with?" This question and the assumptions lying underneath it will launch us into one of the most important conversations we can have in our search for true fulfillment.

Don’t miss this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin addresses this question, and be sure to include a friend.

Weekly Bulletin

One on One Mentoring

Have you ever wished you knew more about the basics of your Christian faith? Have you ever desired to meet with someone one on one and talk through issues like salvation, baptism, and discipleship? If so, we would like to offer a one on one mentor who will lead you through discipleship material over the course of six sessions, with the goal of establishing you in the basic beliefs of the Christian faith. For more information, email Nickc@linworthroadchurch.com

Town Hall Meeting
Thursday November 16 7-8:30pm


Over the last few years, we have discussed the benefits and drawbacks of having one Sunday morning service, rather than two. The discussion has included both practical and theological concerns. The pastors need your input to help discern God's leading and adequately weigh the pros and cons. Please join us from 7-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. No childcare will be provided. 

Orphan Sunday November 12

Orphan Sunday is a day marked annually by churches around the globe to bring awareness and understanding to the growing global orphan crisis. Orphan World Relief (OWR) has been a long-time partner of LRC. Please continue to give to this worthy ministry which supports orphans and at-risk children. To learn more about OWR or to get involved, visit online at www.OrphanWorldRelief.org.

IFI Student Day of Prayer
Friday November 17


This day of prayer is hosted by International Friendships, Inc. Please take this opportunity to pray for international students who come to study at nearby universities. Currently, LRC members are reaching out to many international students. You can go to www.ifipartners.org/pray to sign up for a 15 minute prayer slot during the 24 hours of prayer. If you have any questions, Dale at missions@linworthroadchurch.com.

Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays
Saturday November 18 9:30-11:30am

This helpful seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. Ann Nash, LPCC, will facilitate the seminar. Ann is a licensed professional clinical counselor and member of LRC. There is no charge to attend. Please register by November 10 by contacting the church at office or Ann at annmnash@yahoo.com.

Culture and Theology
Friday December 1, 7-10pm

Rapture? Tribulation? Millennium? All of these have been connected to what Christians call the Second Coming of Jesus. Since the first century, Christians have agreed Christ will return, but there have also been many disagreements. When will he return? What kind of kingdom will he establish? What is the meaning of the millennium? The goal of this educational forum is to help you understand these questions surrounding the return of Jesus, and also develop a meaningful conviction that impacts the way you live today. 

Sunday Preview: How Can a Loving God Allow Evil & Suffering?

How Can a Loving God Allow Evil & Suffering?

We began our series last week looking at evidence for the existence of God. In the second part of our series, we will examine a question many have used as evidence against the existence of God. If an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving God exists, then why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? It’s a question that none of us can escape. From the latest news feed to the pages of history, humanity is a story riddled with suffering. Does that mean God does not exist? What is a Christian's response to this question?

November Linworth Life

Highlights from October...

Twenty-one men headed to the great outdoors for the Men's Getaway on October 6-7 at Tar Hollow State Park. 

Our II:XXII (college ministry) students also braved the elements on a camping trip to Hocking Hills on October 6-7.

Linworth members invited their international guests to a traditional American Harvest Lunch on October 15. Thirty-five people enjoyed delicious fall dishes.

Twenty-five people spent a fun and inspiring evening together at the Purposeful: Singles Event on October 21.

Sixty people do-si-doed at the Sunbury Outreach Barn Dance. 

Thirty-five Lifeline students attended the Happy Harvest Party at the Ranck family barn.

About 125 LRC members and attenders came to Vision Night on 10/29. This was our largest attendance ever!

Four families were served by our Food Pantry volunteers in October. 

Weekly Bulletin

Baptism November 26

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

Welcome to Linworth Lunch
Sunday November 12 1pm

If you are new to Linworth, we would like to invite you to a “Welcome to Linworth” lunch, an informal time where you can learn about the church and ask any questions. Join us from 1pm-2pm after second service in Room P. Please RSVP to nickc@linworthroadchurch.com by November 10. Children are welcome.

Town Hall Meeting
Thursday November 16 7-8:30pm


Over the last few years, we have discussed the benefits and drawbacks of having one Sunday morning service, rather than two. The discussion has included both practical and theological concerns. The pastors need your input to help discern God's leading and adequately weigh the pros and cons. Please join us from 7-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. No childcare will be provided. 

Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays
Saturday November 18 9:30-11:30am

This helpful seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. Ann Nash, LPCC, will facilitate the seminar. Ann is a licensed professional clinical counselor and member of LRC. There is no charge to attend. Please register by November 10by contacting the church at office or Ann at annmnash@yahoo.com.

Sunday Preview: How Can We Know God Exists?

How Can We Know God Exists?

In the first week of our new series Can I Ask That? we will begin with the most important question--How Can We Know God Exists? Is faith in God’s existence a result of wish fulfillment, as many atheists suggest, or does the universe hold clues pointing to God’s reality--discernible to anyone who looks for them?

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin kicks off this new series and invite a friend.

New Series: Can I Ask That?

Have you ever wrestled with a tough question about God but were afraid to ask it? It might be that you grew up in a church where you were taught to accept difficult things and never ask questions. But the truth is, faith does not mean never asking questions, nor is doubt always a sign that faith is non-existent. For that reason, we are going to look at the hard questions Christians and non-Christians ask about God, the Bible, and Christianity.

 
 

We are going to work through four compelling questions Christians and non-Christians ask. Please plan on attending our November series and include your friends!

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Weekly Bulletin

Vision Night
Sunday October 29 6-8pm

Please join us for this important annual event. This is a unique gathering of our church family when we reflect on the past year of life shared together and look forward to the coming year. Vision Night is our way of staying connected and moving as a united team into our future. We'll begin with dessert and coffee at 6pm.Please bring a dessert to share.There will be time for Q&A before closing at 8pm.Childcare provided (children under age 5).

Managua Christmas Gifts

A team from LRC will be taking Christmas gifts to needy children in Managua in the beginning of December. Stop by the Fellowship Hall to see our tree with gift ideas. Since packing is limited and tight, we need items that are not big and bulky. If you have any questions, please contact Bob and Angie Valtman at avaltman1@gmail.com. Please bring your gifts to LRC by Sunday November 12.

Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays
Saturday November 18 9:30-11:30am

This helpful seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. Ann Nash, LPCC, will facilitate the seminar. Ann is a licensed professional clinical counselor and member of LRC. There is no charge to attend. Please register by November 10by contacting the church at office or Ann at annmnash@yahoo.com.

Welcome to Linworth Lunch
Sunday November 12 1pm

If you are new to Linworth, we would like to invite you to a “Welcome to Linworth” lunch, an informal time where you can learn about the church and ask any questions. Join us from 1pm-2pm after second service in Room P. Please RSVP to nickc@linworthroadchurch.com by November 10. Children are welcome.

Weekly Bulletin

Vision Night
Sunday October 29 6-8pm

Please join us for this important annual event. This is a unique gathering of our church family when we reflect on the past year of life shared together and look forward to the coming year. Vision Night is our way of staying connected and moving as a united team into our future. We'll begin with dessert and coffee at 6pm.Please bring a dessert to share.There will be time for Q&A before closing at 8pm.Childcare provided (children under age 5).

Managua Christmas Gifts

A team from LRC will be taking Christmas gifts to needy children in Managua in the beginning of December. Stop by the Fellowship Hall to see our tree with gift ideas. Since packing is limited and tight, we need items that are not big and bulky. If you have any questions, please contact Bob and Angie Valtman at avaltman1@gmail.com. Please bring your gifts to LRC by Sunday November 12.

Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays
Saturday November 18 9:30-11:30am

This helpful seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. Ann Nash, LPCC, will facilitate the seminar. Ann is a licensed professional clinical counselor and member of LRC. There is no charge to attend. Please register by November 10by contacting the church at office or Ann at annmnash@yahoo.com.

Sunday Preview: Made for Glory

Romans 8:18-30
Made for Glory

Christians know we should live for God’s glory, not our own. But did you know that God will share His glory with us? I am not sure what all that means, but I am quite certain it is a good thing. Paul felt the same way and urged us to see all of our suffering through the lens of what we will become. 

Join us Sunday and include a friend as Pastor Chris Martin helps us reacquaint ourselves with the Holy Spirit and His ministry in our lives.

Weekly Bulletin

Vision Night
Sunday October 29 6-8pm

The pastors and staff invite you to join us for this annual event. We will begin with dessert and coffee at 6pm. Please bring a dessert to share. This is a unique gathering of our church family when we reflect on the past year of life shared together and look forward to the coming year. Vision Night is our way of staying connected and moving as a united team into our future. There will be time for Q&A before closing at 8pm. Childcare will be provided for children age 5 and under. 

Purposeful, A 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 while discovering Columbus on an Adventure Expedition, have a great dinner, and enjoy a talk by fellow singles. Tickets are $15. Sign up at purposefulsinglesevent.eventbrite.com
 

Prayer for Our Nation

It is both a privilege and a responsibility to pray for our nation and leaders. Join us as we pray together for our country’s many needs. We will meet on the second Sunday of each month from 10:50-11:10am (between services) in Room L. For more information, contact Kelley Faler at kelleyfaler@att.net.

Sunday Preview: The Helper

Romans 8:14-17, 26-27
The Helper

Most of us have a hard time asking others for help. Maybe it’s because we prefer to do things on our own or maybe it’s because we are afraid of rejection. However, the reality is that we all need help at different times in our lives and there’s no doubt the same is true in our spiritual lives. Thankfully, as Christians we have Someone who is present and ready to help. In fact, when Jesus described this Person to His disciples, He called him "the Helper." In Romans 8, the Apostle Paul lays out several different ways that the Holy Spirit helps us as believers.

Weekly Bulletin

Fully Alive/Membership Class
Saturday October 14 9am-12pm

If you are interested in membership, please come to this class! To register, click Fully Alive by October 12. Breakfast will be provided. However, there will not be childcare.

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.

Prayer for Our Nation

It is both a privilege and a responsibility to pray for our nation and leaders. Join us as we pray together for our country’s many needs. We will meet on the second Sunday of each month from 10:50-11:10am (between services) in Room L. 

New Series: Life in the Spirit

Romans 8:1-13; Ezekiel 37:1-14
Graveyard Revivals

Life with God is more than words. It is power in action. The promise of the Bible is that when God is present in our lives, when we live under His leadership, we will experience His power. The Person of God that makes His power active in our lives is the Holy Spirit. 

Join us over the next four weeks as we learn about the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit – God’s power in action. Pastor Chris Martin will start this series on Romans 8 this Sunday. Why not invite a friend?  

October Linworth Life

Highlights from September...

  • Fifty people attended the Mission Trip Update on 9/17. The Managua and East Asia teams shared stories of the amazing things God did on these trips. 
  • Lifeline Middle School students and 20 of their friends held a Nerf War at church on the evening of 9/22.
  • Over 70 of us (including every staff youth leader since Lifeline began) gathered to honor Dale Schuler, who is leaving Lifeline student ministry after 27 years of volunteering. 
  • About 90 adults and children came to our first Encounter, night of worship, on 9/29.
  • The response to the new Marriage Class was so large that we began two groups in September. This class runs from fall 2017-spring 2018. 
  • One person was treated at the Linworth Free Clinic on September 26.
  • Nine families were served by our Food Pantry volunteers in September. 

Weekly Bulletin

Baptism
Sunday October 22


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

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

The Food Pantry is now open the first three Thursdays of the month from 5:30-7pm. We need volunteers to serve in the pantry one Thursday per month. This is an easy way to serve and make a difference in the lives of others! Email office@linworthroadchurch.com for more information. 

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

Men of LRC, join us for a quick getaway for some fun, community, a little adventure, and a discussion to challenge your soul. We will camp overnight at Tar Hollow State Park. Cost is $15. Sign up at lrcmensgetaway.eventbrite.com for more information.

Fully Alive/Membership Class
Saturday October 14 9am-12pm

If you are interested in membership, please come to this class! To register, click Fully Alive by October 12. Breakfast will be provided. However, there will not be childcare.

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.

Faithwalkers Early Registration
Deadline November 1


The Faithwalkers conference came from the desire to give young men and women the opportunity to hear from pastors who have been devoted to Jesus Christ and the Great Commission. A group from LRC will be attending from December 28-30, in Asheville, North Carolina. Register online at faithwalkers-east.com.

Sunday Preview: At the End of Your Rope

1 Samuel 29-31
At the End of Your Rope

God’s sovereignty and providence in our lives can often be a mystery, but for the follower of Jesus it is a warm blanket for the soul, even though it might not always feel that way. However, for anyone who rejects God, his sovereignty and providence can be terrifying. As we finish the book of 1 Samuel, we will see God’s sovereignty and protection in David’s life, and his sovereignty and judgement in Saul’s.
 
Join us this Sunday and invite a friend as Pastor Nick Carruthers concludes our series on 1 Samuel.  

Weekly Bulletin

Encounter
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, join us for a quick getaway for some fun, community, a little adventure, and a discussion to challenge your soul. We will camp overnight at Tar Hollow State Park. Cost is $15. Sign up at lrcmensgetaway.eventbrite.com for more information.

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.

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

The Food Pantry is now open the first three Thursdays of the month from 5:30-7pm. We need volunteers to serve in the pantry one Thursday per month. This is an easy way to serve and make a difference in the lives of others! Email office@linworthroadchurch.com for more information. 

Sunday Preview: Desperate for Reassurance

1 Samuel 27-28
Desperate for Reassurance

To whom do you turn in a moment of crisis? When life demands a direction, what resources do you treasure? Where we go in crises or from whom we seek direction reveals a great deal about us. The central characters of this passage are both in crisis. David returns once again to Gath (Israel’s enemy), while Saul takes a secret trip at night to a forbidden place. Their divergent responses open up the subject of how God speaks and guides us. 

Join us this Sunday and invite a friend as Pastor Chris Martin explores the kinds of stories that transform.