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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

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APRIL 4 - 11, 2009

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VOLUME 10, ISSUE 14

HOLY WEEK schedule Lenten Service

Longwood, oviedo and WebStream Wednesday, April 8 . . . 7 p.m.

Maundy Thursday

Longwood The Passion of the Christ Thursday, April 9. . . . . 7 p.m.

Good Friday Service

Longwood and WebStream Friday, April 10. . . . . . noon

NEXT WEEKEND:

thanks be to God

Easter Worship Services

Longwood and WebStream Saturday, April 11 . . . . . . 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 12. . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Monday, April 13 . . . . . . . 7 p.m.

mount dora and oviedo Sunday, April 12. . . . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m. west oaks Sunday, April 12. . . . . . . . 9 a.m.

Dr. Joel C. Hunter | Easter | A Grave Error | John 20:11-17

But , who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. –2 Corinthians 2:14 (ESV)

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What’s Happening This Week?

*Concurrent worship with other sites (cc) Child care provided (hi) Hearing-impaired interpretation

LONGWOOD SITE .............................................................................

MOUNT DORA SITE .............................................................................

Saturday, april 4

SUNday, april 5

communion

4:00 pm Prayer Meeting Prayer Room 5:00 pm Worship (cc) Sanctuary 5:00 pm Infant/Walker – K’s ECW 5:00 pm Grades 1–5 CWW 6:30 pm LUGRox SMCC

SUNday, april 5

communion

7:30 am Prayer Meeting (cc) Prayer Room 8:30 am Marriage Prep Class The Rink/SMCC 9:00 am Worship (cc)* (hi) Sanctuary 9:00 am Infant/Walker – K’s ECW 9:00 am Grades 1–5 CWW 9:00 am Romans Study 4213 10:45 am Transformers Study (cc) F.Hall/SMCC 10:45 am Connection Groups (cc) 4205,4210 10:45 am The Bible Relevant Now! Class (cc) 4209 10:45 am Financial Peace University 4206-7 11:00 am Worship (cc)* Sanctuary 11:00 am Infant/Walker – K’s ECW 11:00 am Grades 1–5 CWW 11:00 am Special Needs Class CWW 11:00 am 24/7 The Gathering The Rink/SMCC 4:00 pm Singles Small Group 4206-8 6:00 pm Worship (cc) Sanctuary 6:00 pm Infant/Walker – K’s ECW 6:00 pm Grades 1–5 CWW 7:15 pm College Ministry The Rink/SMCC

Monday, april 6

communion

9:45 am Beth Moore Study (cc) 4204-10 10:00 am Precepts 4213-15 6:30 pm Post Marriage 911 Study (cc) 4210 7:00 pm Worship (cc) Sanctuary 7:00 pm Infant/Walker – K’s ECW 7:00 pm Grades 1–5 CWW 7:00 pm Connection Groups (cc) 4206-7 7:30 pm Faithful and True Men’s Group 1118/SMCC

TUESday, april 7

10:00 am Grief Support Group 7:00 pm GriefShare (cc) 7:00 pm AMEN 7:00 pm Divorce Care 7:00 pm Near Him Home Educators 7:15 pm Praxis (cc)

WEDNEsday, april 8

6:30 pm O2 Rally 6:30 pm Beth Moore Study (cc) 7:00 pm LENTEN Worship 7:00 pm Life Teachings of Jesus 7:00 pm Care Minister Training 7:00 pm Connection Groups

THURsday, april 9

6:00 am Men’s Fraternity 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study 6:30 am Men’s Praise and Prayer 6:30 am Women’s Prayer 10:00 am Co-op Bible Study (cc) 12:00 pm Connection Groups 6:30 pm Beth Moore Study 7:00 pm Precepts 7:00 pm Men’s Fraternity 7:00 pm His Way 7:00 pm Passion of the Christ

Friday, april 10

5:45 am Doulos 12:00 pm Good Friday Service

Saturday, april 11

1112/SMCC 1118/SMCC 4206-7 4205,8,9,10 1117/SMCC 4204

communion SMCC 4204,6-7,8,15 Sanctuary 4213 4210 4205,9,14,17

1111/SMCC 1118/SMCC 1104/SMCC 1116/SMCC 4212-14 1111/SMCC 4206-7 4212-14 4128 F.Hall/SMCC SANCTUARY

1101-1102/SMCC Sanctuary

8:30 am Word Weavers F.Hall 9:00 am Children and Families Serving Projects The Rink/SMCC 12:30 pm Beth Moore Study 4213-15 4:00 pm Prayer Meeting Prayer Room 5:00 pm Worship (cc) Sanctuary 5:00 pm Infant/Walker – K’s ECW 5:00 pm Grades 1–5 CWW 6:30 pm LUGRox SMCC

communion

9:00 am Worship (cc)* Sanctuary 9:00 am Infants/Walkers Room 15 9:00 am Classes for 2 year olds Room 15 9:00 am Classes for 3’s - K’s Room 1 9:00 am Grade School Ministry Rooms 2, 3 9:30 am CREW352 Youth Bible Study Youth Room 11:00 am Worship (cc)* Sanctuary 11:00 am Infants/Walkers Room 15 11:00 am Classes for 2 year olds Room 15 11:00 am Classes for 3’s - K’s Room 1 11:00 am Grade School Ministry Rooms 2, 3 6:00 pm Umatilla/Tavares Home Group Various locations 6:00 pm UNITY Sanctuary

TUESday, april 7

(ECW) Early Childhood Wing (CWW) Children’s Worship Wing (SMCC) Student Ministries and Care Center

Easter Service Times

There will be no ticketing this year. Seating will be on a first-come, firstserved basis. Overflow at Longwood will be available at The Rink in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Longwood (and WebStream) Saturday, April 11. . . . 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 12 . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Monday, April 13 . . . . . 7 p.m.

6:30 am Men’s Bible Fellowship Rooms 2, 3 6:30 pm Bowling League Triangle Lanes, Mount Dora 7:00 pm Celebrate Recovery (cc) Calvary Chapel

mount dora and oviedo Sunday, April 12 . . . . . 9 and 11 a.m.

WEDNEsday, april 8

west oaks Sunday, April 12 . . . . . 9 a.m.

9:00 am Women’s Bible Study Rooms 2, 3 10:00 am Homeschool Play Group TBD 7:00 pm CREW352 Sanctuary 7:00 pm Lenten Study Simmonds home

Saturday, april 11 9:00 am

Spring Spruce Up The Carpenter’s House for Children

OVIEDO SITE ............................................................................. SUNday, april 5

9:00 am Worship (cc)* 9:00 am Infants 9:00 am Classes for 2’s - 3’s 9:00 am Classes for 4’s - K’s 11:00 am Worship (cc)* 11:00 am Infants - 2’s 11:00 am Classes for 3’s - 4’s 11:00 am K’s - Grade School 11:00 am AXIS: Middle School Small Groups 6:00 pm AXIS: High School Ministry 6:00 pm Lenten Study (Couples)

communion Auditorium 9-109 9-105 8-107 Auditorium 9-109 9-107 8-107 9-105 NOCC Cluxton home

There will be no Early Childhood or Grade School programs for the Easter services. Child care will be available for children age 3 and younger at all Northland sites. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to service time.

good friday service Longwood (and WebStream) Friday, April 10, noon Child care will not be provided. Details: Congregational Services (info@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-4000)

Monday, april 6

7:00pm Lenten Study (Women) Harrington home 7:30 pm Bible Study — 1 Corinthians Welday home

TUESday, april 7

6:30 am 3:30 pm 7:00 pm

Lenten Study (Men) NOCC Children’s Easter Basket Service Project NOCC Lenten Study (Couples) Wiest home

WEDNEsday, april 8

communion

7:00 pm Living Beyond Yourself (Women) Dahl home 7:00 pm LENTEN Worship NOCC 7:45 pm Lenten Study (All) NOCC

Thursday, April 9

7:30 am Middle School Ministry Beach Day Meet at NOCC

Friday, April 10

9:30 am Discerning the Voice of God (Women) NOCC

WEST OAKS SITE ............................................................................. SUNday, april 5

communion

9:00 am Worship (cc)* Chapel 9:00 am Infant Care 215 9:00 am Crawler Care 215 9:00 am Class for 2’s – 3’s 211 9:00 am Class for 4’s – 5’s 213 9:00 am Class for K’s – 1st graders 104/F.Hall 9:00 am Class for 2nd – 5th graders 104/F.Hall 10:30 am Middle Sunday School Class Music Room 10:30 am Adult Sunday School Classes Sanctuary/F.Hall

WEDNEsday, april 8 7:00 pm

Lenten Study

Saturday, april 11

7:00 am Men in the Word (Men) 7:00 pm Lenten Study

Smith home see page 13 Szrom home

Distributed Sites @ Home

Are you interested in starting a distributed site in your home or another setting? If so, contact Dan Lacich (407-367-9612 or dan.lacich@northlandchurch.net).

JOIN any of these worship sites:

Kissimmee/St. Cloud First and third Sundays of each month, 11 a.m. 1000 Costa Mesa Lane, Kissimmee Located in the Lago Buendia subdivision, located off I-92 and Partin Settlement Road. Details: Kristen Dusseau (407-247-6030) or Michael Dusseau (407-761-8846) New Smyrna Beach Sundays, 5:45 p.m. 528 Oliver Drive, New Smyrna Beach Join Cynthia and Richard Hines in their home for worship. Details: Cynthia and Richard Hines (386-663-4370) North Carolina Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. Klaus home, 200 W. 14th St., Salisbury, NC Join Laurie and Tim Klaus in their home for worship. Details: Laurie and Tim Klaus (704-636-5966 or pianolauriek@yahoo.com)

PRAY for our concurrent prison worship: Seminole County John E. Polk Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Jail ministry voicemail (407-949-4007) Orange County 33rd Street Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m., DVD Serving the women’s Christian dorm. Details: Jail ministry voicemail (407-949-4007)


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ABOUT Northland ..............................................................................

a welcome to first-time visitors .............................................................................................................................................................

Our Vision To see people coming to Christ and growing in Him as we link local and global communities for ministry and worship everywhere, every day.

At Northland, we always open our worship services by saying, “Thank you for bringing the church into these rooms!” Why? Because Northland is a church distributed, gathering in Longwood, Mount Dora, Oviedo and West Oaks, and at more than 1,000 sites worldwide via the Web. In other words, it isn’t the physical structure or the many programs that make up the church ... it’s people like you. You are the church. And it’s our goal to help you to be the church ... everywhere, every day.

Our Mission To call people to know and follow Christ and equip them to worship and serve together.

Thank you for joining us today to worship God for who He is and what He has done. “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:2, NIV).

Our Core Values Worship, Spiritual Formation, Personal generational Leadership and Partnership.

Please pick up a visitor card from one of the ushers or at the Welcome Center so that we can learn more about you and help you to connect to the many classes, groups and opportunities to serve with others. Ministry,

Inter-

Worship Times Saturdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sundays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9*, 11 a.m.**; 6 p.m. Mondays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora, Oviedo and West Oaks sites **Concurrent among Longwood, Mount Dora and Oviedo sites

coming up ............................................................................................................................................................. The

Passion

of the Christ

Children’s Church (Grades 1 – 5) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Early Childhood Classes (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Infant and Toddler Care (Infants – Age 2) Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; and Mondays, 7 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. Sunday School for Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – Kindergarten) Sundays at 11 a.m., Early Childhood Wing. (Grades 1 – 5) Sundays at 11 a.m., Children’s Worship Wing.

Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.

Northland at Longwood Sanctuary

Join us for LIVE Webstream Worship at www.northlandchurch.net.

The faint of heart should be prepared for the brutal, barbaric beatings that Christ endures. More info on page 12.

TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Happening This Week? 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome / Coming Up 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight News / Site News 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve News 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Ministries 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BeeHive Worship Guide for Kids 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipping News 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BELONG

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BELIEVE

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BECOME

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BE SENT

13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewardship 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directory 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sermon Notes

NORTHLAND NEWS .............................................................................. Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. (Psalm 96:3, NLT) Send newspaper correspondence to: newspaper@northlandchurch.net Newspaper Staff Dede Caruso, Coordinator/Production Artist Melissa Bogdany, Copy Editor Robert Andrescik, Director of Public Relations Connie Rainwater, Contributing Writer Tracy Bardwell, Production Artist Barbara Olsen, Director of Adult Equipping Newspaper Volunteers Becky Hunter, Editor-at-Large Jeff Hawkins, Photographer Sarah Hall, Photographer Bob Wegner, Photographer Rick Bradshaw, Photographer

A challenge from Pastor Joel: “Easter weekend, everyone tithe! Give God the first 10% of your weekly income and let’s see what He will do!” “But you ask, ‘How are we to return to You?’ …Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” –Malachi 3:7b;10


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Palm Sunday... Good Friday They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel! — John 12:13 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him! … We have no king but Caesar.” — John 19:15 By Dr. KEVIN URICHKO Pastor

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rom the heights of celebration and public fame to the depths of betrayal and, ultimately, death, Holy Week takes us through Christ’s passion-filled journey. Palm Sunday is a great time. The kids march through the aisles with palm branches in hand. The songs are upbeat. Everything seems right. Two thousand years ago and today, Jesus is being worshiped for Who He really is. But our worship would be incomplete if we stopped here… Good Friday is dark. The irony in the title that

this day carries pales in view of what really happened. The punishment for the sins of the world — everyone, everywhere, for every time — heaped upon one man. The worship of Jesus for what He has done comes into focus on this day. While we anticipate seeing the majesty of God’s plan with all of its cosmic and personal implications at Easter, let me encourage you to steep first in this truly “holy” week. It is a time set apart from the rest of the year for identifying with Christ and the love that compelled Him to go as far as He did for us. Consider the glory of God in His story and actions. Consider the ways that you could touch others with His passion. Consider the way that the observance of polar opposite days, like Palm Sunday and Good Friday, equip you for ministry everywhere, every day. Aspects of real life, real pain and real hope are present in everyone you meet. Be changed by the amazing and ongoing work of our sacrificing Lord — in you and through you, for others.

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The Lamentation, by Sir Antony van Dyck, 1618-1620 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Oil on canvas.

Bill Chapman Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

Mount Dora Youth Labor for the Harvest

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ew of us think of Central Florida as farming country (with the exception of orange groves!). But the small town of Zellwood contains thousands of acres of agricultural land that is dedicated to growing crops, such as corn, cabbages, strawberries, and other produce. On March 21, a team of more than 20 youths and adults from the Mount Dora worship site went to Long & Scott Farms to glean their cabbage fields. What is gleaning, you ask? Gleaning is a biblical term and is illustrated in this passage: “When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. … Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:9-10).

to heart the Lord’s command to provide for those in need. In a little more than two hours, the group collected more than 6,000 pounds of cabbage, which will feed more than 18,000 hungry people who are clients of food banks throughout our region of Florida. We cut, bagged, and loaded more than 130 bags of cabbage onto trucks. The Lord truly used these Northlanders to meet both practical and spiritual needs in our community. In Hebrews 13:16, the Spirit says, “Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Christ is happy with your offering of service. And to every student and parent who gave up his or her Saturday morning to serve Christ, I am proud of you, too! >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

Gleanings are the leftover produce Almost 30 youths and adults (not all shown) gleaned more than 6,000 pounds of cabbage! that is not taken in the initial harvest. The Lord instructed the Israelite farmers Minister Bill Chapman’s sermon from March 1 to provide for the poor and the alien by leaving is available for download at: the gleanings on their land, rather than collecting and eating them. And these young believers took www.northlandchurch.net/services

CREW352 Upcoming Events:

TONIGHT! Sunday, April 5, 6 to 8 p.m. “UNITY” Night of Worship NEXT WEEKEND! Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m. to noon The Carpenter’s House for Children Clean-up Details: Shawn Lundberg (slundberg66@yahoo.com)

Spring Spruce-Up at The Carpenter’s House for Children Saturday, april 11 9 a.m. to noon

NEXT WEEKEND!

Yard work, gardening and window washing. Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@comcast.net)

See page 14 for Mount Dora’s monthly

L VE COLLECTION Details: Ann South (south4@comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollingsworth2@cfl.rr.com)

Gathering 2:42 WedNESDAY, april 15 6-8:30 p.m., FH/Sanctuary An evening of food, fellowship, worship and prayer More info under BELONG on page 11. Details: Bill Chapman (bill.chapman@northlandchurch. net or 352-434-4116)


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Simple?

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hen Jesus is asked what to do to do the work of God, He simply replies in John 6:28-29 telling the disciples and us, “Believe in Him whom He sent.” In 1 John 3:23, we are reminded of this simple, but not easy, work, “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.” This is such a powerful and simple work to do, and yet we find ourselves struggling to live it out in real life on a daily basis with our families, our bosses, our neighbors. Why? I am going to suggest to you that verse 27 is at the root of why. In John 6, we see the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000, which sets the stage for this dialogue. Please go and read all of John 6 and the story of Passover in Exodus 12. They are both important for us to understand. So much symbolism and power! This is quickly followed by the disciples’ leaving and Jesus’ coming to them in a storm, walking on water, another display of His sovereign rule over the world. The crowd soon realizes Jesus and the disciples are gone, and goes looking for them across the sea to Capernaum. He had just fed a whole lot of people with limited supplies and disappeared, so they are a bit intrigued. John 6:25 tells us that when they find them, they ask, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus, in verses 26 and 27, says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.” They must have been saying, as we often do when we

come asking questions and looking for answers, “Yeah, that is cool, I guess, but not really what I asked about.” A bit confused by his reply, they say, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” (v. 28). “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent” (v. 29). This is confusing yet again, so they begin to challenge Him and ask for a sign, comparing him to Moses, who gave the people bread from heaven as a sign. Jesus corrects them and says that the Father gave Moses the bread that comes from heaven and gives life, as they, too, can now have. Wow, that sounds great, so they quickly reply, “Lord, always give us this bread” (v. 34). And then He does it again—they think they are talking about bread, like they thought they were going to get a job description earlier, and He tells them something else, something true, simple, but difficult. “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” Before they could reply, Jesus goes on to reveal why it is so difficult for them, and why it is so difficult for us to understand what He is saying, to follow His simple instructions. “But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe” (v. 36). We have gone full circle. That was the answer to the first question: What do we do to do the work of God? “Believe in Him whom He sent.” The Jews begin grumbling about who this Jesus really is, the son of Joseph, just a guy from Nazareth. Jesus then goes into a deeper discussion and accusation against them and warning to us: Believe, or else! Finish John 6. It is an ongoing development of the importance of believing in Him who is the bread of life, or else. That is why it is so hard sometimes, because it is so simple. We want to work for the food that spoils. We want job descriptions, to-do lists and boxes to check, as they did. We, like they, want the instructions to make sense to us. We want objectives that are tangible and achievable in a way we can measure. Jesus says, “No, simply believe in Me, and you will have eternal life.” Stop chasing the spoilable food of this world; chase Him! >>> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

How Will You Serve on April 18?

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hanks to everyone planning on serving together April 18! It’s easy to sign up and get connected to serve. So to help you with the process, here’s how to join the service project of your choice: • Go to http://churchteams.com/GroupFinder.asp to visit the website where you can find a group, or go to www.thechurchofwestorange.com and follow the link to the Fusion project, service project, April 18, and connect there. • Click on the dropdown “select your organization” in the middle of the page. • Scroll all the way down to the “T’s.” • Click on “The Church of West Orange.” • Type in “member” for the password. • Click “login.” This will bring you to a page titled “Group Finder Main Menu.” • Click on “Browse Service Projects.” • Read through the groups available. There are still a few group project details coming in. • Once you find the group you want to join, click on “join the group.” A pop-up window will come up titled “Select your name from the list.” • More than likely, your name will not be on that list, so select either “add yourself as an individual” or “add

THIS WEEK!

Beach Day

Wednesday, April 9 Meet at the NOCC at 7:30 a.m.

Details: Erica Emler (erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

Children’s Easter Service Project

THIS WEEK!

Tuesday, April 7 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., NOCC

Little hands are invited to serve as we build Easter baskets for the children and teens at Boys Town. Swing by anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. to lend a hand. Bring one bag of candy per participating child. Additional donations are welcome. Details: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or amanda. hartley@northlandchurch.net)

Easter Picnic Saturday, April 11, 3 to 6 p.m. Central Winds Park (Pavilion B) Pack a picnic and come celebrate Easter with a reading of the resurrection story, fun family activities, worship and more!

NEXT WEEKEND!

Egg hunt will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. and is $2 per child.

Minister Jeremy Jobson’s sermon from March 1 is available for download at: www.northlandchurch.net/services

news@westoaks TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister

Middle School Ministry

yourself as a couple.” • Enter your information thoroughly so the group leader can contact you. Then click “continue.” • You have at that time joined the group and submitted your info. You should get a confirmation e-mail from “groupfinder@churchteams.com.” • The group leader will contact you soon to talk about the details of serving April 18. If you have a project that you would like to lead or get others involved in, please see Marilee Foreman or Patti Novak before or after our service for information about getting a project on the list. Right now we have about 15 projects available, and we are looking for more that we can get people involved with. This is an incredible way to love and serve our community together, and it is such a blessing to be “the church” God has called us to be. If you are wondering what the day will look like for you and the folks you will be serving with, here’s the plan for April 18: • Show up for your service project at the location and time your group leader communicates to you. • Serve together. • Arrive at the “Bloom and Grow Festival” in downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street by 12:30 p.m. Pick up some food and head over to the gymnasium on the campus of First Baptist Church of Winter Garden. • Celebrate together the awesome opportunity we have had to serve together. Share stories and be grateful for what we’ve had the chance to do. • Head out and enjoy the festival while connecting with the people of the community! I can’t wait to serve with you and see how God will use us all for His purposes. >>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

Details: Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net)

Minister Tommy Novak’s sermon from March 1 is available for download at: www.northlandchurch.net/services

Tools at Your Service!

Know someone (even if it’s you) who could use a hand with something?

More info on page 13. To make a request or join the team, contact Kip Conway (407-595-0008 or 321-460-2546).

Sunday School Classes For adults and middle schoolers sundays; info on pages 12 and 13. Dig into God’s Word while connecting with others. Topics will cover the Greatest Commandment, financial stewardship, and the book of John. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika. hacker@northlandchurch.net)

Moved to Volunteer? Many volunteers are needed in several areas.

Usher, greeter, security, Children’s Ministries, Student Ministries, Tools at Your Service, setup, clean-up, hospitality, special events, etc. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika. hacker@northlandchurch.net)


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Serving Project and Retreat Weekend April 24, 25, 26 vanessa puleo Northland Local Service Projects Coordinator

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ould you be interested in experiencing a wonderful weekend of serving and spiritual retreat? Join a Local Serve Team project as it travels less than an hour away to help a great cause. Southwind, A Young Life Camp, is in need of painting, building of ramps, securing of bunk beds, and concrete and tile work to while we help their camp in the stages of becoming handicapped-accessible. While working on the camp, there will be times for prayer, worship and fellowship for everyone. Special events are planned for lunchtime and dinnertime. A program especially for you is being worked on!

Details about the serving weekend at Southwind:

What is Younglife? Young Life is a nondenominational Christian nonprofit organization that is committed to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. Young Life staff and leaders are caring adults who strive to build positive relationships with teenagers. Can children come and serve on this weekend? Yes, children 8 to 12 years old can come, and there will be a special program for them on site wile parents help with the projects. Children above that age can pitch in and work alongside you! What is the cost? There is no cost for this weekend serving. Just bring your sleeping bag, towel and smile!

When will I need to be there, and what is the schedule like? On Friday, April 24, we are asking that as many of you as possible come by 9 a.m. to begin; exceptions can be made if needed. We will work on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with breaks. Sunday morning is a time for worship, then packing up to head home at around noon. What kinds of projects will we be doing? We have four main areas to work on. Projects include painting cabins, installing ramps, doing light construction, putting rails on bunk beds and working in the bathrooms to widen the stalls.

This Serve Team landscaped for a local family that needed a hand!

Where can I read more about Southwind and see photos? At www.southwind.younglife.org How can I serve if I am not very handy? There are many ways you can come and serve! Help prepare lunch, hand out waters, work on the landscaping teams, and so much more. We would love for you to help with registration, keeping the tool trailer organized and many other tasks that would be so helpful in doing this weekend.

TO REGISTER

1) Visit www.northlandchurch.net. 2) Select “Serve Others” on the top menu bar. 3) Select the “Be Sent to Serve Locally” icon. 4) Select the “Click Here & Sign Up” icon. 5) Then just browse the list and join a project.

Painting three cabins will be one of the projects this team will undertake.

other Upcoming Serving Opportunities

April 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International April 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cook dinner and serve homeless April 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Little Hands project April 11 . . . . The Carpenter’s House for Children, yard work April 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minister to homeless April 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve lunch April 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15th Street home repairs April 24-26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southwind Serve Retreat April 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch May 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Landscaping project, Deltona May 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Time International May 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cook dinner and serve homeless May 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Little Hands project May 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minister to homeless May 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve lunch May 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cook for Ronald McDonald House May 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7256 or vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net)

Installing rails on more than 100 bunk beds will be a team effort!

Distributed Journeys

To get information on these trips, visit Northland’s website (www.northlandchurch.net) and select “Serve Others” from the menu. Details: Patti Harshey (patti.harshey@northlandchurch. net or 407-937-0573) Brazil 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 6-14 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 14-20 Ukraine 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 20-30 Dominican Republic 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 21-29 Egypt 1/Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 23-July 5 Swaziland 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 23-July 12 Swaziland 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 25-July 5 Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 25-July 6 Mississippi 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 28-July 5 Ukraine 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1-10

IsleGo Missions Jamaica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 13–20 Germany/Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 28–August 9 Cuba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 11–18 Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 10–17 Details: Corinne or Dusty Cooper (corinne@islego.com, dusty@islego.com or 407-687-8543)

Egypt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1-16 Swaziland 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 2-12 Sri Lanka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10-20 Mississippi 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 11-18 Dominican Republic 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 20-27 Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 8-16 Brazil 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 23-31 Egypt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 18-October 4 Egypt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 17-23

Send Missionaries Birthday Blessings April 17 Doug Hill 14726 Kristenright Lane Orlando, FL 32826 dhill@orlandoteam.com

April 20 Dusty Cooper 550 Cidermill Place Lake Mary, FL 32746 dusty@islego.com


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LW 24/7: THE GATHERING NO 24/7 APRIL 12 — HAPPY EASTER!

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. “The Gathering” is an environment designed for middle and high school students to belong, believe, become and be sent. This environment will be loaded with dynamic teaching, engaging discussions and relevant application. Parents, you are welcome to attend with your students! Led by Mark Nation. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-9497194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

MD CREW352 (Christians Radically Encouraging Worship)

Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., room 13; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., sanctuary. For 6th– to 12th-graders. Details: Brent Williams (407-754-4428 or bwilliams@sdccfl.com)

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LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!) NO LUGROX APRIL 11 — HAPPY EASTER!

Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center. LUGRox is an evening full of high energy, high impact and just plain fun! This is the place where you’ll find thrilling games, solid teaching, rockin’ worship and friend-connecting small groups. Dinner (two slices of pizza, chips and lemonade) is available for $3. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net) ATTENTION: NEWLY ATTENDING PARENTS AND STUDENTS, CHECK IN AT THE LUGROX WELCOME DESK!

LW ABS (Area Bible Studies)

Brochures with times and locations are available at the welcome desks at all Northland sites. These small groups are for middle school students and meet in living rooms across the Central Florida area one night during the week. The time involves hanging out with other students, Bible study led by high school leaders and lifechanging accountability. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)

OV AXIS: Middle School Bible Study

Sundays, 11 a.m., room 9-105. Girls and guys breakout sessions. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

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LW Outreach, Worship, Teaching and Hangout Time Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink

O2 Schedule during Lenten study Wednesdays, through April 8 6:30 p.m. — 7 p.m. — 7:50 p.m. —

Check-in and hangout (The Rink) Lenten Service (main building, sanctuary) Activities (The Rink/auditorium) Hangout (lounges) Lenten study Connection Groups (fellowship hall)

All 9th- through 12th-graders are invited to join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, awesome worship and amazing teaching from our youth pastors. Food and snacks will be offered for a few dollars. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)

LW Servant Leadership Ministry

A primary goal of Northland Student Ministries is to lead students to a deeper understanding of their God-given, unique strengths and spiritual gifting so that they might use those gifts and strengths to serve others. All 9th- through 12th-graders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Servant Leadership Ministry. For freshmen, we have LUGRox Setup Crew, and for sophomores, juniors and seniors, we have middle school Area Bible Study trainer and LUGRox captain positions. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn. stoner@northlandchurch.net)

OV AXIS: High School Ministry

Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., NOCC. Youth group environment with interactive activities and fun. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

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LW College Gathering

(For students age 18-25) NO GATHERING APRIL 12 — HAPPY EASTER!

Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures. All college students (age 18 to 25) are welcome. Details: Jenny DeGeus (jenny.degeus@northlandchurch.net)

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Today we praise Jesus the way the crowd did when they waved palm branches as He rode by. Wave your arms like branches and praise the Lord!

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The triumphal entry was Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem days before He died and rose again. People cheered and waved palm branches as he rode into town on the donkey that day. Bzzz. Bzzz.

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TRUSTING JESUS John 6:28-29 What does God want? Some people think God wants us to do certain things or act a certain way. When the people asked Jesus, “What does God want from us? What works does He want us to do?” Jesus answered, “God’s work is to believe in the One He has sent.” This means that all God wants from us is for us to believe in Jesus, the One He sent to save us. But when Jesus says “believe,” He doesn’t mean to just accept something to be true. To believe in Jesus does not mean to just believe that He died for us and will come back one day. To believe in Jesus means to put your trust in Him, living every day for Him, doing things His way instead of your own way. That’s believing!

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Family WorshiP: Symbols of Easter BY BECKY WELDON Children’s Curriculum Team

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aster is a time for family and tradition. Many families come together on this special day for church services, egg hunts and special dinners. What are the traditions in your home? Next weekend, you will have the chance to worship together as a family during one of Northland’s Easter services. Use your time at the service to add a new tradition, The Easter Symbol Hunt, to your children’s list of Easter activities. The Easter celebration is filled with symbols. The symbols tell the story of Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection. Symbols help God’s people remember His love and sacrifice. Did you know that the Northland worship center is filled with many of those symbols? Before or after the Easter service, see how many symbols your children can identify. Then use the symbols to discuss the meaning of Easter.

Where does a colorful stained-glass cross hang? (Above the foyer doors to the outside. The cross reminds us that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.) Where is the bridge? (Across the stage. The bridge shows that Jesus is the bridge to life forever with God. The bridge also helps us remember that we are connected with other Christians.) Look up and find the wood circle and beams on the ceiling. What do you think the design looks like? Choose your favorite answer from the following choices: A. The compass on the Northland logo (which reminds us that we are distributed around the world to serve God with others.) B. A star (Jesus is called the Morning Star. Read Revelation 22:16.) C. Crown of thorns on Jesus’ head. D. The sun (God created the sun. Jesus is God’s Son.) E. None of the above. I think it looks like: _ _____________________________________________ .

Easter Symbol Hunt To play, read the following bold-faced questions out loud to your family. Then look around the worship center together to discover the answers. The locations and meanings of the symbols are listed in italics to help you lead the search and discussion.

The good news is that all of your answers are correct! God will show you what He wants you to see in the design to help you remember Him. Where are the red velvet curtains? (Mezzanine entrance. Read Mark 15:33-39.)

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To challenge participants to consider the role of sacrifice and service in their lives, and to remind them that love requires action.

Ask for volunteers from the group to read the following definitions of sacrifice and service: Sacrifice: “In the discipline of sacrifice, we abstain from the possession of enjoyment of what is necessary for our living — not as in frugality, from what is really to some degree superfluous anyway. The discipline of sacrifice is one in which we forsake the security of meeting our needs with what is in our hands. It is total abandonment to God, a stepping into the darkened abyss in the faith and hope that God will bear us up.” (Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines)

Optional Opener: (15 minutes) Since the spiritual disciplines we are focusing on this week require action, consider starting your group this week with a relay. For supplies, you will need Band-Aids, two rolls of toilet paper, paper cups and a pitcher of water. Divide the group into two teams and have them stand in two lines at a designated starting line. At the other end, place a chair (preferably with a towel under it. Choose one person from each team to sit in the chair, where they will be “rescued.” At the word “Go!,” the first team member must run to his or her teammate in the chair, wrap the person’s head in toilet paper, stick him or her with two Band-Aids and give him or her a drink of water before helping that person back to the starting line. The “rescuer” must then take his or her turn as the “victim,” and so on, until everyone has been rescued. The team to finish first wins, of course!

Transition: Make the transition from the opener to the lesson by telling your group that the focus of this week’s lesson is sacrifice and service. Each of these disciplines requires action. Sacrifice requires us to intentionally do without something, while service requires us to purposefully engage in an activity for the benefit of another.

Interactive Learning: Ask your group members to share stories of times when they have been significantly helped by another person. Ask: • How did you feel when someone sacrificed something in order to help you? • What things might have easily prevented anyone from responding to your need? • How are sacrifice and service related?

Service: “In service we engage our goods and strength in the active promotion of the good of others and the causes of God in our world.” (Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines) Read together Luke 10:33-37. Then ask the following questions: • Given the definitions that we read, how did the Samaritan demonstrate both service and sacrifice? ��� Doing grows out of being. What does this story tell you about the Samaritan’s nature? How many ways can you count that he demonstrated Christlike character? • How do you think this experience changed the injured man? How might it have transformed the Samaritan? • How have you experienced the transformation of sacrificial service? • How do we, as believers, go beyond making service an “add-on” in our lives, and making it our way of life? Close your group time by reading Philippians 2:1-11.

Challenge: Discuss with your group a way that you could serve someone together during the Lenten season. What might God put in the heart of your group to do?

Closing: Pray together that God would help you step out and actively show His love to others in very practical, extravagant ways. Pray for the people you will be serving (or have served).

Where are the two giant pearls? (On the ends of the bridge. They remind us of the pearls of heaven’s gates. Read Revelation 21:21.) If you enjoyed searching for the worship center symbols, try exploring Easter using the resurrection eggs. It is a set of one dozen plastic Easter eggs filled with symbols that help describe the Easter story. Use the accompanying guide to discuss the symbols as a family. Resurrection eggs are available at most Christian bookstores. God bless you and your family as you approach His throne together this Easter and throughout the year.

Upcoming Elective Classes The following elective classes are now available for the Spring semester. For more information, see the Become section in this issue. StepParenting Are you struggling with stepparenting issues? Being a stepparent causes complex family undercurrents, which affect family interaction every day. This class, led by Doug Hubbard, will discuss what it is like firsthand to biblically manage stepparenting. Peacemaker Become more effective in your life and ministry by learning how to best respond to conflict. This class will help you implement the peacemaking response that is best suited to resolution. Live, Learn and Earn Althea Pemsel facilitates this two-part class to help individuals and families learn ways to respond to financial crises and to connect with others for encouragement and resources. Called to Greater Things: Life in Christ and in His Church Don’t miss the abundant life God has called you to through the person and work of Jesus Christ. In Ephesians, Paul teaches that God has prepared a life for His children, and is intimately involved in even the simple everyday transactions of our lives. Men at War: Addressing the Battles Men Face Today In this relevant and timely eight-week DVD study, you can learn how to pack your life with truth instead of lies. Truth impacts who we are becoming, develops our character, and produces a life of right choices. Basic Christian Concepts A six-week study for anyone seeking a relationship with God and wanting to discover biblical explanations of basic Christian teachings. Topics include: Who is God? What is sin? Who is Jesus Christ? Is the Bible reliable? Why was I created? Where am I heading in my relationship with God? What does Jesus have to do with it? Why can’t I have other beliefs and still get into heaven? Beginning Steps in Faith A six-week study for anyone who has accepted Christ but wants to explore how to grow in faith and the knowledge of Him. Topics that will be discussed include the assurance of salvation, forgiveness, prayer, sharing your faith and much more! Sharing Life Stories A six-week study that teaches how to tell the stories of God as you share your own life experiences. You will discover how to use your natural style, gifts and abilities to be a witness for Jesus Christ everywhere, everyday. Details: Barbara Olsen (407-949-7183 or barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net)


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MD = Northland at Mount dora

OV = Northland at Oviedo

LW STRUGGLING WITH HOMOSEXUALITY? (MEN)

Wednesdays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., call for confidential location. Among Friends is a weekly support group for men who struggle with same sex attraction and/or same sex attraction feelings that want to live a life pleasing to God. Details: Jay or Joe (407-9497193, ext. 1788)

LW SUPPORT FOR THE SEPARATED

Join others for ongoing encouragement and connection.

CONNECTION GROUPS

Connection Groups are ongoing groups that meet for friendship, worship, equipping and service. Some of these groups meet at a worship site, but most meet in homes across the community. While their locations, times and topics of study vary, the groups and their facilitators remain basically unchanged. Join a Connection Group online (www. northlandchurch.net), or contact Jennifer Raymond (407-937-1832 or jennifer. raymond@northlandchurch.net).

CARE GROUPS

These groups are a vital part of the health of the church, as they provide ongoing support through difficult times for specific life issues, such as addiction, divorce, illness or loss. LW BCAUSE—BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL Any woman touched by breast cancer desiring prayer, fellowship, information and/or encouragement, contact Susan Diener-Blando (321-972-4541 or susandb@yahoo.com).

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COPING WITH ADDICTIONS AND CODEPENDENCY Thursdays, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. A Christcentered, 12-step program dealing with issues such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, food, sexual addictions, codependency and issues affecting adult children of addiction. Child care is available. Details: His Way (407-599-9770)

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DIVORCED AND WIDOWED WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Second and fourth Sundays of each month, 3 p.m., Nancy Petitto’s home, Casselberry. Join other women for prayer and discussion at this potluck fellowship. Children are welcome. Details and directions: Nancy Petitto (407-699-9181)

LW DIVORCED WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Learn practical steps for healing, hope and reconciliation in the Lord following the painful journey of divorce. Details on qualification and assessment: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749)

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Coming together around a single activity or shared trait, these groups meet for specific events, ongoing study or ministry to the community.

LW AMEN (A MEETING OF MEN)

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., room 4206. Learn to apply God’s Word to real-life situations. Details: Dan Bogdan (407-702-5358 or danbogdan@ landscapeorlando.com) or Buzz Vincent (407463-9398 or blv292@cfl.rr.com)

Friday, April 10, 11 a.m., Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club. Links Fellowship connects believing golfers throughout the world. Meet the second Friday of each month. Guest speaker is Jay Davis, the golf professional at the Country Club of Orlando. Cost: $35 per person; food costs extra. RSVP by Tuesday, April 7. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407-880-9932 or linksfellowship@cfl.rr.com)

LW LUNCHTIME STUDY GROUP (WOMEN)

Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., First Watch restaurant on State Road 434, Longwood. Cindy Price leads this study, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, by Joanna Weaver. Details: Cindy Price (407-221-3981 or cindy@ cindyprice.com)

LW MOMS’ MORNING OUT

Pick one day a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Northland Early Learning Center. Drop off your 18- to 24-month-old for Moms’ Morning Out. Fee: $50 per month, includes registration and supplies. Details and registration: Pam Anderson (407-949-7179 or pam.anderson@ northlandchurch.net)

LW MOMS4MOMS

Third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., room 4208. Produce artwork based on a theme from God’s Word. This includes all the visual arts media. Details: Laura Bates (carpearte@aol. com or 407-622-6873)

LW BUSINESSMEN’S FRIDAY LUNCH

LW MOTORCYCLE GROUP

Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., e-mail for location. Learn how to apply scriptural principles to business through personal discipleship. Details: James Price (james.price@northlandchurch. net)

LW BUDDY BREAK

Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland joins with Nathaniel’s Hope to provide three hours of free respite for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Drop off your child with our trained volunteers. Details and registration: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or buddybreak@northlandchurch.net)

LW COUPLES CAFÉ

Third Saturday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m, Nature’s Table Café. Speakers address a variety of topics designed to encourage married couples. Child care by reservation: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@ northlandchurch.net); details: James Price (james.price@northlandchurch.net)

LW EMPLOYMENT NETWORK

Sundays, 3:30 p.m., Winter Springs. Study: The Power of a Woman’s Word, by Sharon Jaynes. Details: Lisa Edwards (407-222-9639 or godsgirl0202@yahoo.com)

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, rooms 5106-7. Details: Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, (407-834-4022) Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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LW FAITH AND SCIENCE GROUP

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. If you are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, this healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Details and registration: Dorie Anderson (407-949-7152)

Last Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5106-7. Meet to discuss modern science in light of God’s Word. Study: Why the Universe Is the Way That It Is, by Hugh Ross. Details: Kent Cofoid (kent. cofoid@gmail.com)

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Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., TLC Women’s Center, 4804 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. This post-abortion ministry shares the healing grace of Jesus without judgment. Details: Coorie Moore (407-292-7628)

LW GOLF

Third Monday of each month, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Get connected with other moms for friendship and encouragement through meetings and playgroup activities. Registration required. Child care provided during monthly meetings for infants to 5-yearolds. Details: www.northlandmoms4moms.com

LW ART GROUP, DIVINE REFLECTION

Saturdays, 10 a.m., Lyman High School practice fields. Coed. Details: Nathan Naversen (407-701-7577 or nate@magicwebhosting.com)

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All styles welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Details: Lori Cooper-Keith (407-381-2051) • Feed the Firefighters Run Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m., call for meet location. Departure: 10 a.m. The group will fellowship with the firefighters before making and serving them lunch. Ride donation is $5 per person. Register by Sunday, April 12. Details: Lori Cooper-Keith (407-381-2051)

LW ORPHAN CARE GROUP

First and third Thursdays each month, 7 p.m., room 4205. Connecting God’s Children Ministries is designed to connect the needs of God’s foster and orphaned children with people who want to help them. Details: Greg and Sheri Bell (407-617-1911 or bellfamily@cfl.rr.com)

LW PAGE TURNERS

Third Tuesday of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Special Needs/Cry room. Discuss a variety of classic and contemporary Christian books. Details: Sue Newman (407-830-5776)

LW SINGLES SUNDAY MORNING CLASS

Sundays, 10:45 a.m., room 4210. Study: The Holiness of God, by R.C. Sproul. Details: Lisa Edwards (GodsGirl0202@yahoo.com)

LW SOCCER

Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park. No teams, no positions and no practices — just fun for ages 18 and up! A $2 donation requested. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-359-0191)

LW TENNIS

Saturdays, 8 a.m., Red Bug Lake Park. Details: Jeff Rossmeissl (407-489-6096)

LW THIRD VERSE (AGE 60 AND UP) (WOMEN)

Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1116. Meet for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-323-7869)

LW WORD WEAVERS

Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Details: www.wordweaversonline.com

MD BOWLING LEAGUE Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Triangle Lanes, Mount Dora. Join us for Moonlight bowling. All ages are welcome. Details: Jeff Young (205-3329931 or sbiltd@yahoo.com) MD LADIES NIGHT OUT Fourth Thursday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., Chili’s, Mount Dora. Bring a friend. Details: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) or Frances Merritt (407-554-0076) MD MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:45 a.m., rooms 2, 3. Motto: Men with a mission. Details: Richie Kluesener (407-221-4517 or rk@goldinart. com) or Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill. chapman@northlandchurch.net) MD

SMALL CHILDREN/HOMESCHOOL PLAY GROUP Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, location alternates; call for details. Details: Michele Pruitt (352-408-3909)

WO WEST OAKS PLAY GROUP Join us for fellowship and fun. Details: Sara Sundermeyer (407-575-6178 or scostantini@ hotmail.com) or Kimberly Fulmer (407-6563008 or kfulmer@earthlink.net) WO LADIES NIGHT OUT Connect with West Oaks women each month. Activities and locations vary. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika.hacker@ northlandchurch.net)

LW SENIORS GROUP

Third Wednesday of each month, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Bring nonperishable food items for the Pastoral Care pantry. Details and RSVP: Marilyn Casey (407-273-2857)

LW SINGLE ADULT MINISTRIES

Fourth Sunday of each month, 4 to 6 p.m., room 4206. Join for worship, prayer, classes and fellowship. Sundays, gather at Nature’s Table Café before the 6 p.m. worship service. Singles meet weekly in small groups throughout Central Florida. Details: Yvonne Lutz (lyvonne316@yahoo.com), Liza Johnson (lizajohnson@landam.com), Dave Mullen (dmull77@yahoo.com) or general information (NorthlandSAM@yahoo.com). Leave questions on the singles info line (407-949-7172). Learn more: christiansocial.meetup.com/189/.

Northland membership Here’s what you need to do: 1) Receive God’s gift of salvation, made possible through Jesus Christ. 2) Complete the Belong study in one of the following ways: • Take the online study at www. northlandchurch.net. • Purchase the Belong DVD and study booklets in the Northland Bookstore. 3) At the end of the study, click on “Sign the membership covenant” link in the resources section of week 4. A membership coach will contact you to hear the story of how you came to Christ. This process does require current personal contact information. If you have questions, contact Ruth Sapp (407949-4039 or ruth.sapp@northlandchurch. net)


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Bible studies and opportunities to help you explore your faith and know God.

BAPTISM LW ADULT BAPTISMS

Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m., Ken and Diane Watkins’ home. Adults and teens may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Maps are available at the information desk in the church foyer. Call to sign up. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon. ferreira@northlandchurch.net)

LW CHILD BAPTISMS Northland recommends the Steps for Young Believers course for children prior to baptism, but it is not mandatory. For information about grade-school student baptisms, contact Diane Jones (diane. jones@northlandchurch.net or 407-9497188). LW INFANT BAPTISM/DEDICATION CLASS

Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m., rooms 42067. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net)

PRAYER LW CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES PRAYER TEAM

Pray weekly from your home for needs in Children’s Ministries. Details: Carol Moss (carol.moss@northlandchurch.net or 407949-7180)

LW LUNCH AND PRAY

Last Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., Denny’s, State Road 436 and Cranes Roost Boulevard, Altamonte Springs. Join for fellowship, friendship and prayer in small groups. Details: Irene Williamson (407-756-9060 or frankirenewill@embarqmail.com)

LW MEN’S PRAISE AND PRAYER Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1104. Details: Dave McGregor (407-774-2952 or mcgregor449@hotmail.com) LW PRAYER GROUP

Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1116. Details: Jean Sherwood (407-323-7869)

LW PRE-WORSHIP PRAYER MEETINGS

Saturdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. and Sundays, 8 to 8:45 a.m., prayer room. Meet to pray for our worship services and the needs of those in our church family and the community. Details: Saturday, Jean Sherwood (407-323-7869), or Sunday, Jean Sherwood or Amy Dunn (407-463-6161)

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LW movie — the passion of the christ Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m., sanctuary. This movie depicts the last 12 hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, beginning with His betrayal by Judas Iscariot and ending with His crucifixion and subsequent resurrection. It uses flashbacks to substantiate a handful of pertinent moments in Jesus’ life and teachings, such as the Sermon on the Mount and the Last Supper, as well as His relationships with His mother and His disciples. Still, the drama focuses on the seemingly endless torture inflicted upon Jesus by Roman soldiers at the urging of the Jewish crowd that considers Him a blasphemer, despite the attempts of a sympathetic Pontius Pilate to spare Him from death. The faint of heart should be prepared for the brutal, barbaric beatings that Christ endures. This movie is rated “R” (under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). Child care is not available. Details: Ruth Sapp (407-949-4039 or ruth.sapp@northlandchurch.net)

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4206-7. Details and registration for child care: Renee Shoemaker (reneeshoemaker@ mindspring.com or 407-628-7068) • Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Details: Cherrie Rowe (cherbear100@ aol.com or 407-322-6850)

LW DANIEL, A BETH MOORE STUDY

Thursdays, 10 a.m., Casselberry. Details: Millie Barnes (407-388- 1429 or milliebarnes@ hotmail.com)

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ESTHER: IT’S TOUGH BEING A WOMAN, A BETH MOORE STUDY • Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., rooms 42067 (bring your dinner). Details: Robin Kendall (321-662-5039 or northland.ladies.bible. studies@gmail.com) • Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 617 Woodridge Road, Fern Park. Details and reservations: Dorie Anderson (407-949-7152)

LW PHILIPPIANS

ADULT BIBLE STUDIES

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Longwood. Details: Sharon Fussell (407-830-7740)

LW JAMES

LW REVELATION — PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT

Sundays, 10:45 a.m., room 4209. Study: book of James. Learn to be patient, to make peace instead of trouble and to practice what Scripture teaches. Details: Sharon Ferreira (sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net)

Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms 4213-15. Study: Revelation, Part 1. Child care is available upon request. Workbook, $23.50. Details and registration: Melody Ringenberg (rringenberg@cfl.rr.com or 407-884-9794)

LW JOHN, PART 2 — PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT

MD LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF, A BETH MOORE

Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4212-14. This (14-week) Precept study uses a workbook and requires five hours of homework a week. Details or to order a workbook: Geri Anderson (407-331-6760 or geri.anderson@att.net)

LW LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Wednesdays, 7 p.m., rooms 4206-7. A study of the Gospels. Details: Sharon Ferreira (407949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch. net)

LW ROMANS

STUDY Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., rooms 2, 3. A study that explores the fruit of the Spirit. Child care is available. Child care is available. Details: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) or Frances Merritt (407-554-0076)

OV LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF, A BETH MOORE

STUDY Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., southeast Orlando. A study that explores the fruit of the Spirit. Details: Karin Dewey (407-243-9482 or dewey@ jkdewey.com)

Sundays, 9 a.m., rooms 4213. Doug Moorhead leads this study of theological foundations. Details: Sharon Ferreira (sharon.ferreira@ northlandchurch.net)

Classes and training to help you mature in your faith and equip you to serve.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES

ADULTS

LW ISAIAH

LW Basic Christian Concepts

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW ANOINTED, TRANSFORMED, REDEEMED

A study by Beth Moore, Kay Arthur and Priscilla Shirer. Workbook available at the Northland bookstore. Child care available. • Mondays, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., rooms

Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m., room 4204. Conquer fear, anger and anxiety through biblical principles. Child care is available. Details: Skye Engel (407-834-3158)

LW DIVORCECARE

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. A 13week session in which individuals who have been through a divorce can experience spiritual growth and personal healing. Preregistration is required; child care is available. Details and registration: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749) • DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS (DC4K) Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. This group is for children whose parent is attending DivorceCare. Preregistration and application are required. Books cost $15. Details and registration: Elaine Harland (407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net)

LW DIVORCECARE FACILITATORS TRAINING

Facilitators are needed to work alongside the DivorceCare ministry. Learn to help those who are currently experiencing the pain of divorce find healing. Contact Elaine for an application and more information on training. Details: Elaine Harland (407-949-4002 or elaine. harland@northlandchurch.net)

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DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS FACILITATORS TRAINING Facilitators are needed to work with children who are struggling with the pain of divorce. Commitment of 13 weeks and background check are essential. Contact Elaine Harland for an application and more information on training. Details: Elaine Harland (407-949-4002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net)

LW ephesians — Called to Greater Things:

Life in Christ and in His Church Wednesdays, April 15 through June 30, 7 p.m., room 4215. Study of Ephesians. Details: Diana Oxford (doxford@cfl.rr.com)

LW Financial Peace University

LW JAIL MINISTRY ORIENTATION/TRAINING

WO JOHN

Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join this open-forum discussion on the book of Isaiah: 45 minutes of study, and 15 minutes of prayer. Details: Ron Morris (ron@creativele.com)

LW CONQUERING FEAR, ANGER, ANXIETY

• Sunday, April 26, 9 a.m., room 4209. Preview class for Dave Ramsey’s biblically based program to manage money. • Thursdays, beginning May 7, 7 p.m., room 4210. A 13-week class. Cost for materials: $99. Registration required. Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (407333-0960 or rhaussmann@cfl.rr.com)

OV 1 CORINTHIANS Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Welday home, Oviedo. This short New Testament book is filled with wisdom and insight on living relevant, Spirit-empowered lives. Details: Dave Welday (407-366-1886 or dwelday@ nextgeninstitute.com) Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Northland at West Oaks sanctuary. Join others in studying “John: Theology in the Real World.” This is an intensely personal and practical study. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika.hacker@ northlandchurch.net)

WO = Northland at west oaks

Thursdays, April 16 through May 21, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5202. A sixweek study for anyone seeking a relationship with God and wanting to discover biblical explanations of basic Christian teachings. Details: Bob Ek (bobpatek30@aol.com)

LW Beginning Steps in Faith

Thursdays, April 16 through May 21, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5203. A six-week study for anyone who has accepted Christ but wants to explore ways to grow in his or her faith and spiritual journey. Details: Edwina Terman (edwina.terman@ocps.net or 407-461-6980)

Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Receive part 1 of the advocate training and a DVD for continued training on your own. Register at www.northlandchurch.net. Select “Get Equipped,” then “Join a Belong Connection Group.” Choose “Service group” from the drop-down menu and “Jail Ministry Training” will be listed in the search. Then just join the group. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)

LW LEARN TO SPEAK CHINESE

Sundays, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, rooms 5202-9. Beginner and mid-level classes available. Cost: $100 for textbooks and activity fees for one semester. Details: Jin Guiying (gui_jin66@yahoo.com) or Linan An (lan@mail.ucf.edu)

LW Live, Learn and Earn

Sundays, April 19 through April 26, 11 a.m., room 4204. Learn to respond to financial crises and to connect with others for encouragement and resources. Led by Althea Pemsel. Details: Althea Pemsel (abpem10@aol.com or 407-9291592)


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LW MARRIAGE 911 Mondays, beginning April 6, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, fellowship hall. Marv and Linda Rooks lead this 12-week course for troubled marriages. Child care is available. Child care registration: Morgan Perun (morgan.perun@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1757); details and registration: Linda Rooks (407-644-8619) LW MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT

Tuesdays, beginning May 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5100. A 14week, Bible-based study to help strengthen or repair your marriage. Registration deadline: April 29. Handbook cost: $15 per couple. Child care is available. Details and registration: 407-9494000, ext. 1761, or northlandmarriageministry@ hotmail.com

LW Peacemaker Class

Sundays, April 19 through May 24, 9 a.m., rooms 4206-7. Study Ken Sande’s book The Peacemaker and become more effective in your life and Christian service. Details: Nita Zelenak (Nita_Zelenak@ntm.org or 407-547-2403)

LW Sharing Life Stories

Thursdays, April 16 through May 21, 7 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5204. A sixweek study to enable you to learn to tell the stories of God as you share your own life stories in all of your relationships. Details: Patty Sattler (psattler@cfl.rr.com or 407-687-6265)

OV = Northland at Oviedo

LW MEN’S STUDY

Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4128. Study: Men’s Fraternity: The Quest for Authentic Manhood, developed by Dr. Robert Lewis. Details: Tom Horvath (tom@tomhorvath.com) or Gerald Jones (Gwjones01@aol.com)

LW Men at War: Addressing the Battles Men Face Sundays, beginning April 19, 11 a.m., room 4213. Workbook required — $10 in Northland’s bookstore. Details and registration: Kevin Hooper (hooperman42@gmail.com or 321-2772362) WO MEN IN THE WORD

Saturdays, 7 to 8:30 a.m. Location alternates; call for details. Study: The Truth Project, a DVD-based curriculum taught by Dr. Del Tackett, president of the Focus on the Family Institute. Details: Jerry Murphy (407- 522-1672 or jerry.murphy@ieee.org)

WOMEN LW WOMEN’S STUDY

Every other Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Riverbend Boulevard area, Longwood. Study: Conversation Peace: The Power of Transformed Speech, by Mary Kassian. Details: Dana Bates (407-5746386) or Stephanie Wattles (407-880-8446)

Sundays, April 19 through May 31, 9 a.m., room 4210. This class will explore the methods and myths of being a stepparent. Details: Doug Hubbard (dougghubbard@gmail.com or 407695-5100)

WO Discover God’s Way of Handling Money Sundays, through May 24, 10:30 a.m., fellowship hall. There are more than 2,350 verses that address everything you need to know about handling money. Learn the profound impact managing your money has on your relationship with God. Details: Zack Fulmer (zack.fulmer@ronblue.com)

CHILDREN LW

STEPS FOR YOUNG BELIEVERS (GRADES 2 – 5) AND THEIR PARENTS These courses in basic discipleship include classroom sessions and daily at-home devotionals. Sundays, 4 to 5:45 p.m. Materials cost for each class: $5. Registration is required. Details and registration: Teri Grayson (407-9497148 or teri.grayson@northlandchurch.net • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: April 19 to May 10. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: April 26 to May 24. Focus: Jesus’ Life A-Z, a basic discipleship theme and learning about the life of Christ. Baptism offered at end of course. • STEP 3—LIVING BY THE BOOK, “C-ING” MY WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE: April 26 to May 31. Focus: To develop skills in exploring the Bible.

MEN LW FAITHFUL AND TRUE

Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, room 1118. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at Northland’s bookstore for $17. Details and registration: Bryce Hagedorn (407227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net)

LW SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND TEENS

Sundays, assist during the 11 a.m. worship service. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-9370549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

Come together for a single service project or an ongoing cause. LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS Connect to serve! For a project list and registration, visit www.northlandchurch.net. More info on page 6. Details: Vanessa Puleo (vanessa.puleo@northlandchurch.net or 407949-7156)

LW BLOOD DRIVE

Saturday, April 4, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, April 6, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Give blood and save lives! Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

LW COVERING CARE BLANKET

First Saturday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. or third Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4212. Work on baby caps and blankets for distribution in local communities. Details: Nicole Roberts (407-699-8575)

LW JAIL MINISTRY

LW PETPALS

Opportunities to serve.

volunteer

Ushers, greeters, child care workers and more are needed at all worship sites. Longwood: Volunteer Central Calvie Hughson calvie.hughson@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1831 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net or 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Amanda Hartley amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net or 407-222-7374 West Oaks: Derika Hacker derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7191

Saturdays, except the fifth Saturday of the month. Share your pets with people in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, etc. Details: Becky Yeager (leahyeager@aol.com or 407-699-4903)

LW phone VolunteerS

Weekday volunteers are needed at Northland at Longwood to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours. Details: Kevin Donaghy (407-9371831 or kevin.donaghy@northlandchurch.net)

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LONGWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER OPPORTUNITY Sundays, 9 a.m., sanctuary. Give hugs and show love to the residents of the facility behind Northland on Grant Street. Details: Patsy Grannan (407-538-5209 or Pjg327@ embarqmail.com)

LW EASTER WEEKEND VOLUNTEERS

MD VOLUNTEER AT THE CARPENTER’S HOUSE FOR CHILDREN This center in Lake County is home to 16 abandoned, displaced and medically needy children, ranging in age from 2 to 19 years. There are many opportunities for involvement. Details: Ann South (south4@ comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or www. thecarpentershouseoflakecounty.com

LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS

OV GOOD SAMARITAN Serve someone in need in your community through meal deliveries. Details: Maggie Jobson (mjobson@cfl.rr.com)

Volunteers are needed during Easter services to meet and greet congregants or hand out newspapers. No experience necessary. Training will be provided. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-9370544 or susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

During worship services and special events. BLS trained or medical professionals, especially EMTs, are needed. Details: Susan Cholewa (407-9370544 or susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

LW SINGLE MOTHERS OPPORTUNITY

Help create a single mothers’ group—lead or be part of a core team. Call for an application and interview. Details: Elaine Harland (407-9494002 or elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net)

Find other ways to serve in your community at servebeyond.northlandchurch.net.

Serve your local community

• Minister to inmates in Seminole County or Orange County jails during Sunday 9 a.m. worship. • Celebrate Recovery for women, Thursday afternoons. • Assist women with long-term planning. • Prayer team. • Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407-949-4007)

LW StepParenting

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WO TOOLS AT YOUR SERVICE Know someone (even if it’s you) who could use a hand with household chores? No job is too big or too small. This team of volunteers will fix, repair, paint, move furniture and do other tasks. To make a request or join the team, call Kip Conway (407-595-0008 or 321-460-2546).

Opportunities and classes in the greater Orlando community.

ADULTS ABORTION RECOVERY Bible study for post-abortive men or women that meets in a confidential, supportive setting. Details: Reveille Ministries (407-333-0404) Adoption Information Meeting Tuesday, April 21, 7 to 9 p.m., Adoption by Shepherd Care, 2911 Lakeview Drive, Fern Park. Details and registration: Dee Robertson (407-265-9599) ALPHA COURSE Tuesdays, through April 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Markham Woods Presbyterian Church, Lake Mary. Explore spirituality and the Christian faith’s perspective of the meaning of life. The course is free. Child care available. Details and registration: Chris Leinenkugel (407-333-2030) BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL (BSF) September 8, 2008, to May 2009. Attend introduction class the first week of any month. Day women’s classes meet at First Baptist Sweetwater in Longwood (407-8333886), First Baptist Oviedo (407-628-1787) and St. Luke’s Methodist in Windermere (407-8943914). Evening women’s class meets at Delaney Street Baptist Church (321-299-5036). Evening men’s class meets at First Baptist Church Winter Park (407-644-3061). Details: (877-2733228 or www.bsfinternational.org) CELEBRATE RECOVERY LOCAL CHAPTER Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, 351 Plaza Drive, Tavares. For those dealing with unhealthy habits in the present or painful experiences from the past. Child care is available. Details: Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983 or marilynfaber@comcast.net) EXCHANGE MINISTRIES Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., First Baptist Orlando, E-2 building, third floor, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. A Christ-centered ministry for men and women struggling with homosexuality. Details: John Westcott (407514-4356 or www.exchangeministries.org). A support group takes place the first Monday of each month at 7:15 p.m to encourage parents, friends and family who have loved ones struggling with their sexual identity. Details: Cherrie Rowe (407-322-6850 or cherbear100@ aol.com); inquiries are confidential. FITNESS MINISTERS CERTIFICATION CLASS May 8 to 9, Life Christian University, Tampa. Use your passion for exercise and/or skills as a trainer to help people in the church. Details: Michael Echevarria (407-529-4512)


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HOMELESS MINISTRY To assist the homeless or if you are in need of assistance due to being homeless, connect with Homeless Services Network of Central Florida for the most current info on resources. Details: HSN (407-893-0133 or www.hsncfl.org) lecture — is america a christian nation? Thursday, April 16, 5 p.m., Rollins College, Bush Auditorium. Lecture by nationally recognized author Mark Pinsky. Details: John Watson (jwatson@rollins.edu) mayor’s Job Fair (CFEC.org) Wednesday, May 20, noon to 4 p.m. at the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Admission and parking are free. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resume copies. No children. Visit www.CFEC.org to preregister, get job fair tips, research the companies listed, get directions or search Central Florida’s Online Job Board. Details: Christian HELP (407-834-4022) revival — JUST GIVE ME JESUS Friday, April 24, 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville. Speakers include Anne Graham Lotz and Jill Briscoe. More information: www.annegrahamlotz.com/events/just-giveme-jesus/jacksonville-florida/ or 904-379-2084.

men CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN’S CONNECTION (CBMC) Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Denny’s, Lee Road exit off Interstate 4, or Thursdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Perkin’s, University and Forsyth. Meet for fellowship, prayer and discussion of God’s principles for business. Tuesday details: Armand Dauplaise (407-221-3114 or adauplaise@aol. com) or www.cbmc.com; Thursday details: Steve Doerr (321-274-7072) or Jay Stauf (407506-6737)

MD = Northland at Mount dora

parentS NEARHIM HOME EDUCATORS Supports and encourages families whom God has called to teach their children at home. Details: www.nearhim.com

women COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY (CBS) Wednesdays, through May 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Methodist Church on U.S. Highway 17-92. Study: Acts of the Apostles. Details: Sandi McLaughlin (407-342-4765 or sandimclaughlin@yahoo.com) Confidence In Crisis Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Panera Bread in Winter Springs (in the Publix plaza at Tuskawilla and Red Bug Lake roads). Designed for women experiencing marital crisis with separation and/or divorce. Offering encouragement through prayer, discussion and general upliftment. Details: Sandy Isaacs (407272-7522 or sandylisaacs@yahoo.com) Luncheon Thursday, April 30, noon to 1 p.m., Home Builders Association headquarters, 544 Mayo Ave., Maitland. Becky Hunter, wife of Pastor Joel Hunter, will address the theme of “Celebrating the Power of a Woman Within Her Family.” The event is sponsored by Common Threads, a community of interfaith women. There is no charge. RSVP to CommonThreads09@aol.com. MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m., east/central Orlando. Meet other moms and get refreshed. Details: Jackie Howe (407281-9276 or congagirl@earthlink.net)

OV = Northland at Oviedo

Women of Prayer Removing Mountains Conference Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, Winter Park. Vonette Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, will be featured, along with the well-known group Avalon. Tickets are $45 and include lunch. Details and registration: 407-644-3061, ext. 216, or www.fbcwp.org WORKPLACE MINISTRY First Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Orlando. J4 Leaders, an interdenominational ministry for women to help encourage one another to succeed with a biblical worldview. Details and reservations: sschultz2@cfl.rr.com or 407-522-4797

stewardship Ways for you to give of your treasure (Matthew 6:19-21).

donations

Non-perishable food items can be brought to Northland. Please take clean, usable clothing, toys and supplies to The Christian Sharing Center, Fairmont Plaza, 600 N. Highway 1792, Longwood (407-260-9155).

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Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for Northland’s library. Details: Bethany Durys (Bethany.Durys@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541)

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Nonperishable food items can be placed into the designated wooden boxes in the lobby and in the Student Ministries and Care Center. Details: Gretchen Kerr (407-9497190 or gretchen.kerr@northlandchurch.net)

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MD LOVE COLLECTION New collection each month for The Carpenter’s House for Children and for Loaves and Fishes of Apopka. Visit the information table for list. Details: Ann South (south4@comcast.net or 352-267-3388) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollingsworth2@cfl.rr.com) OV BOYS TOWN has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Kathy Franz (klfranz@ aol.com or 407-951-5691) OV

Hope Foundation & Sonshine Thrift has donation buckets in the foyer as well as current needs lists and service opportunities. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@ northlandchurch.net or 407-222-7374)

WO Work with Faith Neighborhood Center of Clermont in the coming year. If your small group, ministry, or Bible study would like to do so, contact Patti Novak (NOVAKgirls4@ aol.com). Backpacks, blankets, tennis shoes, hygienic supplies, and men’s and women’s casual clothes are needed by Distributed Ministry at History Park Center, a ministry to the homeless in Orlando. Details: Dave Mullen (dmull77@yahoo.com) or Mary Lo Pall (mpall@ universalengineering.com) bed sheets and pillowcases are needed by The Seminole Safehouse for battered women and their children. Details: Steve Celentano (407-399-8173) vehicles are needed at Recovery House of Central Florida (www.recoveryhouseinc.org). It also needs pressure-washing equipment, power tools, and hand tools. Details: Erik Robinson (407-323-5857 or erikrhcf@yahoo.com)

Looking for the job listings? You can find them at jobs.northlandchurch.net.

Joel C. Hunter Scholarship Award Offered

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he Joel C. Hunter Scholarship, in an amount up to $5,000, was created in 1998 to honor Dr. Hunter’s teaching and leadership. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist those training in the arts, theology or any other discipline that could be dedicated to ministry consistent with the distributed church model. Northland’s Foundation for the Arts and Education is now accepting applications for the 2009 award. Completed application packets must be received by Friday, May 15 for consideration. Recipients will be notified by Friday, June 19. Northland News will provide bios of this year’s scholarship recipients in an upcoming issue. At your request, an application will be mailed to you that will provide you with all the details. To receive your application, call the church office. Details: Stephen Thomas (407-949-7185 or stephen.thomas@northlandchurch.net) “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” — 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

FINANCIAL Report

............................................................................................................... As of March 30, 2009 Electronic giving is available at the kiosks located in the foyer or online at www.northlandchurch.net. Offering envelopes are available at all giving boxes and can also be mailed to your home for convenience. Evangelical Council for Details: Twila Roberts (407-949-4000) Financial Accountability ............................................................................................................... TITHES and OFFERINGS This Week This Quarter This Year Need $240,000 $3,120,000 $3,120,000 Received $190,718 $2,769,538 $2,769,538 Surplus / (Deficit) ($49,282) ($350,462) ($350,462) * *Shortfall is currently being covered by reserve fund. ............................................................................................................... BUILDING FUND This Week This Quarter This Year Need $41,200 $535,600 $535,600 Received $22,983 $370,634 $370,634 Surplus / (Deficit) ($18,217) ($164,966) ($164,966) LOAN BALANCE is currently $20,240,833 ............................................................................................................... ATTENDANCE for weekend of March 28 to 30, 2009 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,333 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Northland Webstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,219 at 1,224 sites Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,277 at 1,228 sites


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Whom do I contact if… ............................................................

Dr. Don Pederson, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Wood, Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Katauskas, Secretary/Treasurer . . . . . . . . . Fred Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcus Mennenga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Rahill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Felipe Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thom Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Hagerty High School 3225 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 Hagerty High School is located on Lockwood Blvd., between E. Mitchell Hammock and E. McCulloch roads.

I am in crisis? Northland’s main line . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 I want to seek counseling? Counseling referral line . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7204 I have a prayer request? Prayer request line . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4025 I need the Hospital Ministry to pay a visit? Linda McCulloch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7149 I want to become a member? Ruth Sapp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4039 I have accepted Christ into my heart and wish to be baptized? Sharon Ferreira (adult/student) . . . . 407-949-7189 Diane Jones (infants–grade school) . . 407-949-7188 I need information on Student Ministries? Student Ministries office . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4007 I need information about Children’s Ministries? Longwood: Debbie Blahnik . . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Mount Dora: Tanya Carpenter . . . . . 352-735-3832 Oviedo: Michelle Smith . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 West Oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 I am interested in Distributed Journeys? Patti Harshey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0573 I want to help at Northland? Longwood: Calvie Hughson . . . . . . . 407-937-1831 Mount Dora: Bill Chapman . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 Oviedo: Amanda Hartley . . . . . . . . 407-222-7374 West Oaks: Derika Hacker . . . . . . . 407-949-7191 I want to get involved in a local serving project Vanessa Puleo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7156 or visit www.northlandchurch.net I am getting married? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I need to plan a funeral? Sharon Ferreira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7189 I would like to order CDs, DVDs, Tapes and/or newspapers? Network Sound Inc . . . . . . . . . . . 407-834-8555 or northlandorders@networksoundinc.com

407-937-1804 407-937-1794 407-937-1809 407-937-1766 407-949-4000 407-949-7169 407-937-1798 407-949-7168 407-949-4000

Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo blog website . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net

longwood ........................................................................... 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750 www.northlandchurch.net / info@northlandchurch.net Main Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Main Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-830-9840 longwood blog site . . . . . . . . . . . blogs.northlandchurch.net Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7199 Steve Bruton, Manager Donna Duckhorn, Assistant Manager Patricia McManus, Assistant Manager Bookstore Hours: Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:15 to 8 p.m. Children’s Ministries Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lori Gagnon, Early Childhood Administrator . . . . . Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

407-949-7162 407-949-4010 407-949-7153 407-949-7179

Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4035 Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4402 Worship Services Ruth Sapp, Congregational Services Director . . . . . 407-949-4039 Susan Cholewa, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-0544 Kathy Campbell, Deaf Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-328-4785

mount dora ........................................................................... The Seventh-Day Adventist Church 18440 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is on the left side of the highway. Look for the “Northland” sign. Mount Dora blog site . . . . . . mountdora.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7184 Bill Chapman, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-434-4116 bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net Frances Merritt, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-554-0076 Cell: 352-409-7777 or jasonandfrances@comcast.net John Tucker, Setup/Takedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-438-9961 wyoming01@earthlink.net Ann South, Carpenter’s House for Children . . . . . . 352-267-3388 south4@comcast.net Kitty Merritt, Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-589-1770 Tanya Carpenter, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . 352-735-3832 tcarpenter@cfl.rr.com Marilyn Faber, Celebrate Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . 352-357-0983 marilynfaber@comcast.net Brent Williams, Youth Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . 407-754-4428 bwilliams@sdccfl.com

Counseling Northland partner, nonprofit counseling ministries. Discovery Counseling Dennis Gowin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-376-3773 Oviedo Counseling Clinic Sarah Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (407-366-9493, ext. 256)

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Dr. Dan Lacich, Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-367-9612 Jeremy Jobson, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-929-3053 jeremy.jobson@northlandchurch.net Amanda Hartley, Site Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-222-7374 amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net Erica Emler, Student Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-687-8570 erica.emler@northlandchurch.net Michelle Smith, Children’s Ministries . . . . . . . . . . 407-718-5510 michelle.smith@northlandchurch.net Kathy Franz, Boys Town Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-415-7678 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the Oviedo prayer team contact Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@northlandchurch.net) Good Samaritan Ministry — Help someone who really needs it, right now! Sign-up and details: Maggie Jobson (mjobson@cfl.rr.com) Be in the Know — Get on the e-mail list for ongoing events and information. Details: Amanda Hartley (amanda.hartley@ northlandchurch.net)

west oaks ........................................................................... St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761 St. Pauls Presbyterian Church is located across from the West Oaks mall. The entrance is off Citrus Oaks Avenue. West Oaks blog website . . . . . . westoaks.northlandchurch.net General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1747 Tommy Novak, Site Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352-989-7378 tommy.novak@northlandchurch.net Derika Hacker, Children’s Coordinator . . . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net Lou Amadori, Setup/Teardown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-493-7343 lamadori@cfl.rr.com John & Maxine Hammerstein, Prayer Coordinators . 407-877-8896 maxinehammerstein@mac.com Kip Conway, Tools at Your Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-460-2546 Patti Novak, F.A.I.T.H. Neighboorhood Center . . . . 352-989-7478 Prayer — For prayer requests or to join the West Oaks prayer team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John and Maxine Hammerstein 407-877-8896 or maxinehammerstein@mac.com

LifeHope LifeHope is a benevolence ministry that serves people in need in our church family and community for the purpose of connecting them to a relationship with God and Christian community through worship, equipping and service. It is the privilege of our ministers to love, listen, pray with and serve you during your first visit. They will help assess your priority needs and eligibility to be considered for assistance. Our LifeHope staff will then guide you toward your next steps. This may require an additional visit. Our strongest desire is to empower and equip you to live the life God has for you. Details: Laura Young (407-949-7151) LifeHope Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, at Northland’s Student Ministries and Care Center.

Access Ministries While meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities has always been important to our church, we are working on expanding the programs and services offered. These efforts are being led by Laura Lee Wright, Northland’s Access Ministries team leader (407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@ northlandchurch.net). We can best accommodate your needs if you arrive early for service. Details: Congregational Services (407-949-4000 or congregational.services@ northlandchurch.net) Special Needs/Cry Room: It is located at the west end of the main foyer in room 4128. Parking: The front parking lot is reserved for those with special needs. Special Needs Seating: People with wheelchairs, walkers or other special needs have designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary if needed. Lyrics for Visually Impaired: Printed lyrics are located at the Welcome Center. Sunday School: Classes for children through fifth grade with special needs is on Sundays at 11 a.m. Buddy Breaks: With Nathaniel’s Hope, we offer respite for parents of kids with special needs. Check the Belong section in the Northland News for details. Assistance for Those With Hearing Loss: Signed worship service is Sundays, 9 a.m. Sound amplification aids are available at the Welcome Center.

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BELIEVE 16

preaching the message this weekend dr. joel c. hunter, senior pastor

........................................................................................................................................................................................... Dr. Hunter believes we can accomplish more because of our differences than we would on our own—without giving up our unique identities. He says, “Both spiritual and intellectual maturity grow from differences. A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish Kingdom purposes.” Since June 1985, Dr. Hunter has served as senior pastor of Northland. Before bringing his family to Northland, Dr. Hunter served as a United Methodist pastor for 15 years in Indiana. He and his wife, Becky, have been partners in the ministry since their marriage in 1972. A longtime bridge builder who seeks common ground for the common good, Dr. Hunter approaches today’s issues in a biblical and balanced manner. He serves as a national and international leader both in compassion issues and on boards of agencies such as the National Association of Evangelicals and the World Evangelical Alliance. >>> TO READ MORE ABOUT DR. HUNTER, VISIT WWW.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET.

THIS WEEKEND’S MESSAGE:

RELEVANT READS:

Elements of Salvation Trusting Christ

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scripture focus:

John 6:28-29 (NASB)

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Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” Worship focus: ................................................................................................................................................

Worship Christ today as the Lamb of God. When we trust Him, accepting the sacrifice He paid for our sin, we share in His suffering, laying down our lives. Summary prayer: ................................................................................................................................................

“Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.“ (Book of Common Prayer, 219) NOTES:

Northland’s bookstore recommends these books that relate to this week’s foci: SERMON RESOURCES • Messy Spirituality, by Michael Yaconelli • Falling in Love With Jesus: Abandoning Yourself to the Greatest Romance of Your Life, by Dee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli • A Man After God’s Own Heart, by Jim George • A Woman After God’s Own Heart, by Elizabeth George • Finding Faith, by Brian D. McLaren For children: • All You Ever Need, by Max Lucado

LENTEN RESOURCES • Six Hours One Friday: Living in the Power of the Cross, by Max Lucado • The Cross of Christ, by John R.W. Stott • Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan • The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas A Kempis • The Glory of Christ, by R.C. Sproul Bibles are 25% off every day at Northland’s bookstore.

REMEMBER TO BRING Y OUR BIB L E TO WOR S H I P S ERVI C E

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