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May 29, 2011

New to AAC? Stop at the Welcome Center in the narthex. We have a gift we’d like to give you. You’ll meet people who can tell you about our church and how to get connected.

EVENTS/Announcements DivorceCare Thursdays, June 2-July 14 | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | C106 | Ongoing, no registration

This group is open to anyone who needs someone to walk beside them during the process of divorce. Contact Pastor Bill at bbarwis@appletonalliance.org

Controlling Your Anger — A Men’s Discipleship Group Saturdays, June 11-September 3 | 7:00-8:30 a.m. | C107 | No group June 4 We strive to develop a proper perspective on the emotion of anger and how

to express it positively. Contact Pastor Bill at bbarwis@appletonalliance.org

3-on-3 Summer Basketball League (7th-12th Grade)

Tuesdays, June 14-July 26 | 6:00-9:30 p.m. | Cost: $50 per team, include shirts Teams are placed in separate boys and girls divisions based on experience and age. Register as a team of 4-6 players at www.bit.ly/3on3bb2011

Annual Second Half Seniors Church Picnic Sunday, June 5 | 12:00 noon | AAC Courtyard | Cost: $5 per person

Please register at www.bit.ly/sechalfpicnic or at the Info Center to join friends for an afternoon of fun.

AAC Children’s Summer Music Camp “Rock Solid” — August 1-5 Speaking and solo auditions: May 31 and June 2 | NEW TIMES: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Music Room | Cost: $15-30 based on the amount of children in a family Kids, learn a biblically based musical, and then perform it on Friday evening. The show is free and open to the public. Go to www.bit.ly/RSolid for details.

All Security and Medical Personnel Volunteer Meeting Sunday, June 12 | Following the 11:00 a.m. service | C108 We’re looking to grow our volunteer team and we need your help! Please join

us! Questions? Contact Ann Anklam at aaannarie@gmail.com

In Harm’s Way Please keep SPC Paul Ables, SSGT Travis Ball, PFC Jeremy Hanson, SPC Michael

A MESSAGE FROM REV. BRIAN DAINSBERG

The Litmus Test for a Hypocrite

A hypocrite is someone who is one thing on the outside and another on the inside or one thing in public and another in private. What is the litmus test Jesus uses to determine if someone is a hypocrite? Typically we might think it’s sex – “He appears to be a family man, but he’s caught up in an affair.” We might think it’s money – “He comes across as a caring person, but he won’t give the poorest person a dime.” We might think it’s anger – “She puts on a pretty face, but inside she’s a raging bull.” Jesus doesn’t use sex, money, or anger as the litmus test for determining a hypocrite. He uses prayer.

In Matthew 6:5 Jesus says, “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men.” In the context, Jesus says a hypocrite is someone who prays in public, but doesn’t have a private prayer life. Did you catch that? According to Jesus a hypocrite is someone who will pray at church, in Bible studies, and at prayer meetings, but doesn’t spend time in private prayer when no one is around. How’s your private prayer life?

Makeever, PFC Tanna Mayer, SSGT Calvin Stammer, 1LT Matt Stohr, and all service men and women in prayer as they serve our country overseas.

2693 W Grand Chute Blvd, Appleton, WI 54913 | 920•968•0700 | www.appletonalliance.org www.facebook.com/appletonalliance | Sunday Services: 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. / 5:00 p.m.

“Connecting People with God and One Another”


SERMON/Notes “How to Pray” REV. BRIAN DAINSBERG 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. / 5:00 p.m.

Children Build Up!

Discovery Land

It’s time to challenge kids to “Build Up” their lives by knowing and applying the Word of God and “Build Up” others by using God’s Word as a tool to make an eternal difference in this world. The official summer program kick-off for kids 5th grade and under is June 12. Don’t miss a fun summer of construction! *”Build Up” t-shirts will be available in DL June 12 for $8! *Students graduate to their new grade on September 11.

Students

Turtle Mountain Trip Donations

A large variety of supplies are needed for the Jr. High ministry trip to Turtle Mountain, ND, in June. Sign up lists to donate items will be at the Info Center under Student Ministries in the narthex today. Please bring all donations to the Info Center by next Sunday, June 5. If you have questions contact Kristyn at 920-759-9037 or kmadalinski@new.rr.com

Connections Next AAC Adult Baptism is Sunday, July 24

If you are interested in being baptized, you must attend the Baptism Class on June 16 at 6:00 p.m. in D118/120. Please register online at www.bit.ly/adultbaptism

Farewell to Pastor Jesse

Pastor Jesse Rhodes will be leaving us at the end of June to join Pastor Ben Stewart in the Madison church planting effort. Jesse and Lindsey will be available on Sunday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon in the Boiling Point for those who would like to wish them well as they follow God’s leading.

Women’s Study — Faithful, Abundant, True

Thursdays, June 9-July 21 | 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Boiling Point | Cost: $15 (After June 9, $20) Register for the a.m. study at www.bit.ly/FATam Register for the p.m. study at www.bit.ly/FATpm

Easter Seals Clothing Drive — Sunday, June 12 Copies of sermons are available for purchase at the Information Center or can be downloaded from www.aacpodcast.com at no cost. So that everyone is able to focus on the service, we want parents to know there is a room nearby where you can view the service with restless children. Should you wish to take your child(ren) there, any usher can direct you. Discovery Land nurseries are also available. Thank you for your kind consideration.

We will accept donations of used clothes, shoes, and linens on June 12. Proceeds provide vital services for kids and adults with disabilities in the Fox Valley.

Interested in Joining a Mini-Church in New London?

Contact Cheryl at cbogdan@appletonalliance.org or 920-931-1100.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities are Still Available!

Invest in eternity by helping children and/or youth connect with the Savior. Help us Finish the Work by being part of the Parking or Greeter Team as we start to build. There are also vital roles to be filled in Worship Arts and Sports ministry! Contact Barb Mlodzik at bmlodzik@appletonalliance.org or 920-931-1140 to get connected with the service opportunity that fits your interests and summer schedule.


May 29, 2011