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Doing Life Together MARCH 2013

Welcome! Welcome to Abundant Life! We are glad you are here. We trust that wherever you are on your spiritual journey, that you will find something for you and your family here at ALCC. It is our hope that you will join us as we “Do Life Together� . Our journey is about knowing who God is, seeking and finding our purpose and His plan for our lives and that we will be changed that we want to see.

640 Grosvenor St. London Ont N5Y 3T4 519-858-4123

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Those of us who call ALCC their church, their home, are everyday people just like you. We are all wanting to know and follow Christ and bring the message of hope to a hurting world.

Easter Events

Sermon Series: Generosity of the Cross

27 Project Easter Egg 29 GOOD FRIDAY Pancake Breakfast 31 Easter Sunday

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Thoughts from PB The Cross is something we don’t like to think about too often. Even though it was the Cross of Jesus that brought me to freedom, peace and joy in a relationship with God. But have you considered how generous Jesus was by surrendering on the Cross. Over the next month, we are going to investigate further how generous Jesus was by not holding back anything in giving his life for us on the cross. We are a blessed people. Personally I love Easter in the month of March. A fresh new beginning with Spring on its way, the flowers will be in bloom soon and Resurrection Sunday to celebrate that Christ is risen! Give this some thought…Jesus would rather die than live without you! You mean that much to God…how marvelous, how generous is our Lord J! Love and Prayers, PB and Kathy

Inside Tony’s Mind One of my favorite Biblical events is the criminals and Jesus at Calvary. (Luke 23:39-43) Frankly, the cross was a death device that made it hard and uncomfortable to breathe. You'd think some would reserve their strength and breath for repenting and begging for their lives; a second chance. There was 2 criminals that hung with Jesus that very day. One criminal used his last effort to mock Jesus and the other criminal defended Jesus. That very man who defended Jesus recognized his wrongs and stated that he deserves the punishment and Jesus didn't. And he [The Criminal] said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, "truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”(42,43) This event always strikes me because I am undeserving of the kindness and compassion, that only Jesus can give. I may have not done anything as "awful," as these criminals. Although, Jesus, extends the same love to me when I need a second chance. This Easter, how will you use your breath? - Tony Mejia


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Good Morning Cafe

Good Morning Café Sunday’s 9:55-10:30 am

Sunday’s 10-10:25

Welcome! Welcome to Abundant Life! We are glad you are here. We trust that wherever you are on your spiritual journey, that you will find something for you and your family here at ALCC. It is our hope that you will join us as we “Do Life Together” . Our journey is about knowing who God is, seeking and finding our purpose and His plan for our lives and that we will be changed that we want to see. Those of us who call ALCC our home, are everyday people just like you. We all want to know and follow Christ and bring the message of hope to our community.

Saturday March 9 Clocks ahead 1 hour

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Sunday’s 6:30 pm

Prayer Wednesday’s 7 pm

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Sunday Mornings 10:30 am Bible Stories/Crafts Games/Snacks

Palm Sunday March 24th

Why Eggs at Easter? The Easter Egg symbolizes the empty tomb of Jesus. Though an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb, a bird hatches from it with life. Similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians it is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave, and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study 10 Prayer Break 11 Study

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FRIDAY’S 6:30-9 pm

Youth Group

At IGNITE, we take everything seriously ...especially the fun!

Monthly Youth Spaghetti Dinner Johan’s Group March 22/13

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2003– 2013

We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, Step 6 is all about discovering hope. and he will lift you up.” (James 4:10) When we are upset, we often depend upon our addiction to make us feel better. As we get rid of our addiction, we face the deeper character defects that God wants to heal. Our addiction functions as a place of “shelter” from our pain. But when that “shelter” is removed, deep anger may surface, exposing even deeper character flaws that need healing. Jonah had a glaring defect of character: he couldn’t forgive and have compassion on the people of Nineveh, whom he hated.

Marty & Blanche Fisher CR Directors

Join us for our monthly Pot Luck Dinner March 28 6 pm

When God decided not to destroy them, Jonah threw a temper tantrum. “The Lord replied, Is it right for you to be angry about this? Then Jonah went out to the east side of the city… And the Lord God arranged for a leafy plant to grow there, and soon it spread its broad leaves over Jonah’s head, shading him from the sun. The next morning ..the plant soon died and withered away. And as the sun grew hot, God sent a scorching east wind to blow on Jonah. The sun beat down on his head until he grew faint and wished to die.” God did this to show Jonah that the real problem wasn’t the loss of his shelter. Hatred was the real problem. The removal of our sheltering addiction may expose deep problems. This may spark defensive anger as God touches our deepest hurts. It is all right to let the anger out. But it is also important to let God take care of the real problem. Jonah 4: 4-8. NLT How can we honestly say that we are entirely ready for God to remove our defects of character? If we think in terms of all or nothing, we may get stuck here because we will never feel entirely ready. It is important to keep in mind that the twelve steps are guiding ideals. No one can work them perfectly. Our part is to keep moving, to get as close as we can to being ready. Most of us have made numerous attempts at self-improvement. Perhaps we have consciously tried to improve our attitude, our education, our appearance, or our habits. We may have had success in self-improvement on some level. However, when it comes to our struggles with defects of character, chances are we have experienced only deep frustration. There is a reason for our frustration. These character defects can only be removed, never improved. The illustration given us in the bible is that our sins and defect of character must be put to death, as Jesus was, with the hope of new life to follow.

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Friday March 1 7 pm $5

“I drew a line in the sand” Jeremiah 5:22

alccnet.com NEXT MONTH: April 5 Boundaries Small Group April 10 Life 50+ Senior’s Lunch April 12-13 Jesus Is Enough Women’s Conference April 28 Multi Cultural Pot Blessing April 19 Youth Dinner April 21 Concert

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Abundant Life Response: (Missions)

Jeff & Tamara Neely Samuel and Jaela Consultant and Facilitator of Unreachednations.org

To bring an end to all forms of slavery on a global scale

Phil and Donna Williams Servant’s Heart Ministries Dominican Re-

RED Campaign Fighting for an Aids Free Generation

Mission Statement: The Kipps Lane

neighborhood, a diverse inclusive community working together, building a foundation for a positive and safe environment

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What can I expect when I visit? | inspiration Finding hope and acceptance in our community of faith | connection Doing life together | action Serving our community

Doing Life Together

Who are we? What to wear? Come as you are, there is no dress code Good Morning CafÊ 10-10:30 am Live Band Inspirational message Child Care nursery –11 years Thank you for joining us! It is our desire that you have experience love, acceptance and hope that comes from being in our community of faith we like to call HOME

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ALCC Magazine March 2013  
ALCC Magazine March 2013  

A magazine about the happenings and events at Abundant Life

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