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.

A Mission for Everyone

A New Series Starts This Sunday
 
Over the next three weeks, we will focus on our mission. Our mission statement reminds us we are seeking to turn the spiritually lost into being fully on-mission.


Sunday, June 18
Practical Hospitality

Rich Mendola of International Friendships will speak on the power of hospitality for outreach. If we can love our neighbors, we can be part of a Kingdom building adventure.

Sunday, June 25
Church Planting & Missions Partner Fair

Why would anyone leave a safe church community to begin a new one? That is the question Pastor Terry Lewis and his wife Kelly had to answer. They said "Yes" to God’s calling and facilitated the birth of Grace Point Community Church in 2000 (Lewis Center, Ohio). Hundreds have been positively affected and they recently announced their own first church plant. Grace Point was recently recognized by our association as an exemplary church in community outreach. Come and learn the power of the gospel embodied in a sent community. After the service, you will have the opportunity to meet our mission partners or their representatives.

Sunday, July 2 | One Service, 10am
Gran Comision Managua

Ten years ago Linworth said "Yes" to a partnership that would help begin a church in Managua, Nicaragua. On Sunday, July 2, the three leadership couples from this vibrant church will be at Linworth. They will share in the Sundayservice and give us the opportunity to rejoice with them in all that God has done. Many of you have prayed, given financially, and traveled there. On this Sunday, we stop to say "Thank You, God" and celebrate together.

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 6-8:15 each 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 onJuly 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.

Sunday Preview

Matthew 7:24-29
The Final Verdict

We have come to the final section of the Sermon on the Mount. Chapter 7 ends with Matthew saying the audience was astonished at Jesus' teaching. They had many reasons to be amazed, not the least of which was how Jesus ended the sermon.  

Join us Sunday as Chris Martin shares this stirring conclusion, and include a friend. This Sunday will also include an update from our lead deacon, Scott Nishizaki. Our deacon team serves with our pastors and life group leaders to assist with physical and financial needs within in our body. As part of Scott's report, the pastors will ordain Harlan and Karen Hoyt as new deacons overseeing physical needs. 

June Linworth Life

Education Form

Education Form

Highlights from May... 

Fourteen parents attended the Lifeline parent meeting on May 8, hosted by Lifeline Student Ministry Director Alex Fabian.

Thirty-five people came to the Education Forum on May 10. Matt Petersen gave a presentation on educational options and questions were answered by a panel of LRC parents.

Over 100 of us attended Prayer and Worship Night on May 19, a time of singing, praying, and connecting with God. 

Four people were treated at the Free Clinic in May.

Weekly Bulletin

Baptism
Sunday June 25


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

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, 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 starting this Sunday.

Sunday Preview

Matthew 7:13-23
Fake News is Nothing New

Over the next two weeks we will finish our series on the Sermon on the Mount. After having said so much about entering and living in the Kingdom of God, Jesus turns toward a conclusion and issues two sobering warnings--one for the outside of us, and one for the inside. Without discernment, we can be misled by others or, even more insidiously, by ourselves. 

Don't miss these powerful words from Jesus. Join us Sunday as Chris Martin shares this message from Matthew 7, and include a friend. 

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