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!