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NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED

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JULY 18 – 25, 2009

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VOLUME 10, ISSUE 29

Lord, You have shown you are a constant Presence in my life by being …

You may have noticed that our canvas is somewhat empty. This week, you will help complete this work of art. Today, you will have the opportunity to provide your personal answer to this prayer (details on page 4). You may also choose to complete the sentence prayer by texting the word “respond” and your answer to 99503. This will allow us to share your prayer with others visually during the service.


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What’s Happening This Week? LONGWOOD SITE

MOUNT DORA SITE

Saturday, JULY 18

4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Summer LUGRox Infant Dedication/Baptism Class Couples Café

Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC 4206-7 Nature’s Table Café

SUNday, JUly 19

7:30 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Prayer Meeting (cc) Worship (cc)* (hi) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Managing Your Finances God’s Way Transformers Study (cc) Worship (cc)* Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Special Needs Class Challenges to Christianity Young Believers Step 1 Young Believers Step 2 Singles Small Group Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 College Ministry

Monday, JUly 20 9:45 am 10:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

Beth Moore Study Anointed, Transformed and Redeemed Post Marriage 911 Study (cc) Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5 Grief Share Common Ground Young Adult Ministry Faithful and True Men’s Group

TUESday, JUly 21 8:30 am 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:15 pm

Middle School T-N-T High School T-N-T DivorceCare AMEN Near Him Home Educators Praxis (cc)

WEDNEsday, JUly 22

6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm

Summer 02 Beth Moore Study (cc) Faithful and True (Women) Jesus and the Gospels Connection Group

THURsday, JUly 23

6:30 am 6:30 am 6:30 am 8:30 am 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:15 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Men’s Bible Study Men’s Praise and Prayer Women’s Prayer Middle School T-N-T High School T-N-T Congregational Prayer Time The Marriage Course Men’s Fraternity His Way Financial Peace University

Friday July 24 9:00 pm

LUGRox Lock-in

Saturday, JUly 25

4:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm

Prayer Meeting Worship (cc) Infant/Walker – K’s Grades 1–5

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

Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW 4210 F.Hall/SMCC Sanctuary ECW CWW CWW 4206-7 5108-9/CWW 5106-7/CWW 4206-8 Sanctuary ECW CWW The Rink/SMCC

4206-7 4213 4210 Sanctuary ECW CWW 4204-9 The Rink/SMCC F.Hall/SMCC

The Rink/SMCC The Rink/SMCC 4205, 4208-10, 4213-17 4206-7 1115/SMCC 4204

The Rink/SMCC 4204,6-7,8,17 5108-9/CWW 4128 4209

1118/SMCC 1104/SMCC 1116/SMCC The Rink/SMCC The Rink/SMCC Sanctuary 4206-7 4128 F.Hall/SMCC 4210

The Rink/SMCC

SUNday, JUly 19

9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am

Worship (cc)* Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry CREW352 Youth Bible Study Worship (cc)* Infants/Walkers Classes for 2 year olds Classes for 3’s - K’s Grade School Ministry

TUESday, JUly 21 6:30 am 7:00 pm

Men’s Bible Fellowship Celebrate Recovery (cc)

WEDNEsday, JUly 22

10:00 am Homeschool Play Group 7:00 pm Women’s Bible Study 7:00 pm CREW352

THURsday, JUly 23 7:00 pm

Ladies Night Out

SUNday, JUly 19

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

TBD Rooms 2, 3 Sanctuary

Chili’s, Mount Dora

Connection Group (Men) AXIS: Middle School Bible Study The Life of Joseph (Couples)

Saturday, July 25

10:00 am Family Beach Day & Baptisms

NOCC NOCC Wiest home

27th Ave., New Smyrna

WEST OAKS SITE SUNday, JUly 19 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:30 am 10:30 am

Worship (cc)* Infant Care Crawler Care Class for 2’s – 3’s Class for 4’s – 5’s Class for K’s – 1st graders Class for 2nd – 5th graders Middle Sunday School Class Adult Sunday School Classes

TUESday, JUly 21

WEDNEsday, JUly 22 7:00 pm

Ladies Craft Night

THURsday, JUly 23 6:00 pm

Congregational Prayer Time

Saturday, July 25 8:00 am

Men in the Word

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View full services, take notes and more. Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Auditorium 9-109 9-107 9-105 8-107 Hallway NOCC

7:00 pm Anointed, Transformed and Redeemed (Women) Harrington home

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Worship Service Archive.

Monday, July 20

TUESday, JUly 21

What’s on the Web?

Rooms 2, 3 Calvary Chapel

OVIEDO SITE

10:00 am Baptism Bible Study (age 10-14) Prayer Room Sanctuary ECW CWW

Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2, 3 Youth Room Sanctuary Room 15 Room 15 Room 1 Rooms 2, 3

(CWW) Children’s Worship Wing (SMCC) Student Ministries and Care Center (F.Hall) Fellowship Hall (NOCC) Northland at Oviedo Community Center

Chapel 215 215 211 213 104/F.Hall 104/F.Hall Music Room Sanctuary/F.Hall

Hartnett home

F.Hall

Sanctuary

Conference room

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Distributed Sites @ Home

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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 the prisoners with whom we worship concurrently: Seminole County John E. Polk Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m. Serving the men’s dorms. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (407-949-4007) Orange County 33rd Street Correctional Facility Sundays, 9 a.m., DVD Serving the women’s Christian dorm. Details: Jail ministry voice mail (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, Inter-generational Leadership, Personal Ministry and Partnership. 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 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.

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.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Happening This Week? 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome / Coming Up 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight News / Site News 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serve News

August 8-10

7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Ministries 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BeeHive Worship Guide for Kids 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipping News 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Look for info on page 6.

BELONG

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BELIEVE

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BECOME

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BE SENT

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BEYOND

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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 Print and Public Relations Connie Rainwater, Director of Content Development 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 Robb Richardson, Photographer

Baptisms

Sunday, August 9, 2 p.m. Ken and Diane Watkins’ home

More info on page 11.

Details and to sign up: Sharon Ferreira (407-949-7189 or sharon.ferreira@northlandchurch.net) More info on page 12.


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Perspective From The Cross

“Constant Presence” by Clay Dunklin together of various art forms used throughout art’s history. The goal of postmodern art is to separate the works as far as possible from the monotony and blandness of modernist art, so all forms of art come together to create visually BY PASTOR stimulating, unique and original pieces of appropriated art. VERNON RAINWATER The overall impression of postmodern art is one of pastiche and appropriation, often promoting parody or irony. It also or the past two weeks, our ace reporter Teresa aims to blur the boundaries between high art and low art. McCaskill has been describing the ongoing work Clay would be best described as a postmodern artist who of our artist in residence/intern Clay Dunklin. uses various mediums, but one firmly committed to expressing Clay has been creating a new the clarity, beauty and work of art each week to goodness of the Truth. correspond with Pastor Joel’s This week’s installment sermon series “Intellectual of his larger piece will Challenges.” You can find be an expression of that descriptions of the first desire. two installments of his art You will notice that – Heraclitus, Fragments at www.northlandchurch. the frame on the front net/newspaper/issue_28_ of your newspaper is july_11_-_18_2009/. somewhat empty, although the words of a sentence prayer are This week, worship at Northland is focused on there. You will join with Clay as the artists who finish this work. the attribute of God’s immutability. Wayne Grudem During the worship services this weekend, you will have the defines the attribute this way: “God is unchanging opportunity to provide your personal answer to this prayer. in His being, perfections, purposes and promises, What will you place on this canvas? yet God does act and feel emotions, and He acts • Words of adoration to God? and feels differently in response to different • Praises for His attributes? situations.” • A drawing of your own depicting a way that you God’s unchanging nature stands in contrast to want to know His presence? a “postmodern” or “deconstructing” world. Artists • A text completing the sentence prayer? have always been the storytellers of both where The contributions will be collected from all sites. Then Clay we are and where we are going as a culture. Over will use them to finish this week’s panel. Consider what you the past decades, there has been much expressed want to add to the masterpiece. The perspective will not be about postmodern art as a means of understanding complete without your expression. In next week’s newspaper, the changing nature of our culture and world. you will be able to see how all the contributions together Postmodern art can be described as the joining make a work of art.

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What expression of the unchanging nature of God is being presented through you to a changing world? I encourage you to ponder that this week, as you reflect on the work that Clay has done. “Our gifts are not from God to us, but from God through us to the world. … When we try to live without exercising our artistic gifts, we may feel restless and empty. Life lacks fullness. Something buried deep within longs to emerge.” – Janice Elsheimer, The Creative Call: An Artist’s Response to the Way of the Spirit

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“Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.”

A Faith on Fire Bill Chapman Northland at Mount Dora Site Minister

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friend of mine who worships in Mount Dora has just started reading the Bible. He told me recently that he has completed the Gospel of John and is now pressing on into new books of Scripture. He said that God is really speaking to him and showing him things that he needs to know. He even shared about a dream he had of serving the Lord in a mighty way. This man’s faith is catching on fire. What is your faith like? If you are a believer in Christ, the Holy Spirit is inside you. He is encouraging, challenging, even tugging at you to commune with God through the Word, prayer, service and worship. You will not be truly content until you are seeking after God. The Holy Spirit

longs to work in and through you. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart” (NIV). Are you delighting in God? “Delight yourself in the Lord” doesn’t mean “I accepted Jesus as my Savior” or “I go to church.” It means “I love Him, I want to be with Him, and I want to share His love with other people.” Deuteronomy 30:20 exhorts us to “hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life” (NIV). Is Jesus your life? We have some great places where you can fan the flame of your faith. Whether the Tuesday morning men’s Bible study, the Wednesday evening women’s group, Mount Dora home groups, Sunday morning serve teams or projects in our community, there are venues where you and your family can grow in your faith in Christ. Go to Northland at Mount Dora’s information table for a complete menu of faith-building options, or e-mail me (bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net). Take encouragement from my friend in Mount Dora. Spend time alone with God. Read your Bible every day if you can. Talk to Jesus regularly in prayer. Get in fellowship with other Christians. Use your resources and talents to serve Him (my friend is serving at an upcoming Helping Hands project!). Make your relationship with Him number one in your life. Your faith will catch on fire! >>> MOUNTDORA.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

THIS WEEK ladies night out

Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m., Chili’s, Mount Dora. Share stories about your week as we enjoy a meal or an appetizer and dessert together. Details: Deborah Balic (407-832-9171) or Frances Merritt (407-554-0076) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Painting Day at the Carpenter’s House for children Saturday, August 15, 9 a.m. Sign up in the foyer or at www.northlandchurch. net. Details: Ann South (south4@comcast.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., War Room We encourage you to pray wherever you are at that time. Details: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

JULY LOVE COLLECTION

We are collecting for Loaves & Fishes of Apopka. Here is a list of needed items: Shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toilet paper, laundry detergent, bar soap, dish soap, dish sponges, pine cleaner, disposable razors and breakfast cereal (critical need) Details: Ann South (352-267-3388 or south4@ comcast.net) or Sharlee Hollingsworth (shollings worth2@cfl.rr.com)

Jason and Aaliyah Sanheinrich take a walk at the July Fourth party.

Northlanders enjoy a meal together on July Fourth.


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Big ‘G’ or Little ‘g’?

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Backpack Drive

JEREMY JOBSON Northland at Oviedo Site Minister

See, the nation of Israel had all these amazing things occur in their midst, and they still forgot who it was that was doing those things and why. They forgot who He said they were. Exodus 6:7 says, “I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.” e often hear the story of the Israelites As a result, they put their eyes on whoever was around. being rescued from their slavery in Egypt, Even Aaron the priest fell into this trap, and remember, they led by a pillar of fire at night and smoke were at the base of a mountain that was covered with fire and during the day, given manna when hungry and fresh smoke, so it’s not like Moses left them and they weren’t sure water from a rock when thirsty, and brought to what was going on. They had wandering hearts, as do we. the edge of the Promised Land, and we wonder, Why are we told this story? Is it to show us how awful What the heck was their problem? How did they Israel was or to let us see how easily led astray all of us not believe in the God that was obviously real and can be? Our golden calf may look different (money, security, leading them? Why did they build a golden calf? I status, position, people, health, possessions, love, power, am so glad I am not like them. busyness and more), but it is still the same; it is a little Maybe you have never thought that, but I know I “g” god! Just like Israel, we have the real, big “G” God all have, and I have heard others comment similarly. I around us, providing for us, rescuing us from slavery (drugs, think the Scripture that Pastor Joel is focusing on in alcohol, sex and so on), leading us (Scripture) and loving Exodus is so important us, but we, too, still for us to go back and wander. read over and over But there is hope! I again. Why? Because think there is another we are much like the reason this story is Israelites were, human so important. What beings with a natural, if God was letting us, – Matthew 18:14 (NIV) sinful, selfish flesh. His people, know that I know many of you when we fail and are led are going to start spouting verses at me about our astray, we should not lose heart or hope, because we have new creation and how we are more than conquerors seen His faithfulness before (Israel, David, Peter, Paul and in Christ, and I know that to be true … in our spirit. so on) with those who have gotten lost? In fact, Jesus tells But in our flesh, we are still at war, a war that is won us in Matthew 18:12-14 that He will always go after the one by the only One who could win it, Christ, but still sheep out of the 99 because they matter so much to Him! So at war nonetheless, and we will be until the day we rest assured, we will wander, but He will find us! Better yet, die. Victory will be had, but so will struggle. Why? be aware of your human tendency to wander, and keep your Because we do the same thing the Israelites did. We eyes on the big “G” Shepherd all the time to minimize the forget who we are. We lose sight of the truth. We wandering you do! are stuck in space and time and, as a result, have memory that oftentimes is short and vague. >>> OVIEDO.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET

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“Your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.”

Now through August 8. Needs lists are available at the children’s check-in desk or information table in the foyer. Drop off your items there as well. Details: Michelle Smith (407-718-5510 or michelle.smith@ northlandchurch.net)

STUDENT MINISTRIES–SUMMER 2009

Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8571 or erica.emler@ northlandchurch.net)

Bible Study (Middle School) Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m., NOCC

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES–SUMMER 2009

Details: Michelle Smith (407-718-5510 or michelle. smith@northlandchurch.net)

Meet at the Movies - Free

Regal Cinema, Oviedo Marketplace Tuesday, July 28, 9:30 a.m. Movie: Charlotte’s Web (rated G).

Family Beach Day & Baptisms NEXT WEEKEND!

Saturday, July 25, fellowship begins at 10 a.m.; baptisms at 11 a.m., 27th Avenue Park (gather at pavilions), 3701 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Bring your family and a picnic lunch. If you or your child is interested in being baptized, contact Amanda Hartley (407-222-7374 or amanda. hartley@northlandchurch.net).

news@westoaks Bonding While Bowling TOMMY NOVAK Northland at West Oaks Site Minister

THIS WEEK ladies night out

Wednesday, July 22, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Pauls fellowship hall. Ladies night out this month will be for crafters and those who desire to be crafters. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika.hacker@ northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Baptism Bible Study for Kids Ages 10-14

ore than 40 Northlanders from West Oaks got together for an evening of bowling, fun and fellowship recently. It’s only through God’s grace that fellow Christians can get together for an event as simple as bowling and use it to build lasting friendships through Christ.

Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Hartnett home, Orlando. Eight-week study to learn about what baptism is and what it means. Details: Susan Hartnett (407-455-3545 or pshartnett@aol.com) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

>>> WESTOAKS.NORTHLANDCHURCH.NET Bowlers take a break for pizza.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES

See pages 12-13 for details. Classes offered range from the Book of John, Greatest Commandment, 1 and 2 Peter, plus two middle school studies. Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika. hacker@northlandchurch.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

West Oaks Playgroup

Do you have little ones at home? Join West Oaks women and their children for some fellowship and fun! Details: Sara Sundermeyer (407-575-6178 or scostantini@hotmail.com) or Kimberly Fulmer (407656-3008 or kfulmer@earthlink.net) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

volunteers needed in all areas Kylie and Cecilia love to bowl.

The Im family had a lot of fun.

Details: Derika Hacker (407-473-4537 or derika. hacker@northlandchurch.net)


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That’s Amore!

Showing God’s Love in Italy that God can use us outwardly for His glory. We were blessed to know that we could take this new knowledge of who we are From June 25 to July 6, a team of six Northlanders in Him and apply it to our lives in Italy and at home! served alongside missionaries in Pordenone, Italy, In total, the team covered three cities with intercessory about an hour north of Venice. The team would prayer and evangelism. Along with the city, we also were like to thank everyone who supported this journey interceding for the church of Pordenone. We had a great time through prayer and finances. It was exciting to watch getting to know and encourage the members of the church God at work in and through each member of the … over home-cooked meals! The church showered us with team. Below, one member of the team, Karla Caban, extreme hospitality, and we are ever grateful for it. (We shares her description of this Distributed Journey. don’t even mind gaining weight … OK, maybe a little.) Our first Sunday, we had the privilege to witness three he Distributed Journey team that traveled baptisms. What a joy to watch! The baptisms were done to Italy served alongside Chiesa Cristiana behind the church in a small inflatable swimming pool. The Evangelica (Christian Evangelical Church). weather was perfect for the baptisms as well as the potluck We are honored that our King would allow us to lunch for the whole church afterward. The team was honored know His bride in Italy! to be a part of such a pivotal Missionaries Gene and moment in the lives of these Susan Coleman, whom three believers. We prayed Northland supports, that the three young believers have been living in Italy would shine brighter than ever for more than 20 years into their communities. and have a heart to On one of our prayer walks, plant churches within in the city of Conegliano, we areas that have not were able to overlook the heard about Jesus. town from a mountain. The During our time view was simply beautiful. in Italy, we partook Our prayer focus was to cover in prayer walks and the city with His love and to meetings for the city (L to r): Sarah Mattingly, John Bonotto, Karla Caban, Cyndi Lott, bring His salvation near to the of Pordenone as well as Alan Chantelau, Lauri Gagnon hearts of the people. It was other small towns. As we walked the streets, our amazing praying time with our Lord as we had a small glimpse prayers were that our Lord will breathe on the ones of His perspective over the city. who don’t know that Jesus is the Way, the Truth Half of our team members, with translation help from and the Life. We also distributed invitations from Gene, shared their testimonies to the church on our last the church to each community we prayed over. The Sunday. We were able to see God move into the hearts invitations were to let the community know that that needed to hear our stories of hope, redemption and Chiesa Cristiana Evangelica was praying for them restoration. We pray that God would have the seed of our and that they are available to those who desire to testimonies grow deeply into the hearts that seek Him. know who Christ is. One of the Sunday sermons was taught by the elder of the We had a devotional every morning that focused church, Roberto. Even though he spoke Italian throughout on the study of prayer. We learned new ways to pray the sermon and our team did not understand what he was by using the Word, our hearts and our minds. It was preaching on entirely, we knew and sensed that Jesus was in the a time of learning new strategic methods to pray His room. We sensed God’s presence and passionate zeal through will and desire for the lives of others. We also learned Roberto. It is wonderful to know that God has no language what brings about hindrances to our prayers. It was barriers when He wants to make known His sovereignty. a time of looking inward toward our own hearts so The Lord did grace us with a surprising blessing while we were there. A couple from the church, Ron and Doris, invited us to celebrate July Fourth on a U.S. Air Force Base. It was truly a blessing to celebrate Independence Day on a base full of Americans, watching a beautiful display of fireworks while singing patriotic songs, in Italy! It was nice to know that we were not far from home after all. We were honored that the Lord would allow our team from Northland to help encourage, lift up and love on missionaries Gene and Susan as well as the bride of Christ in Italy. We learned so much on how God can move in the simplest of tasks through laughter and prayer combined! I believe that our perspective has changed; from now on, whenever we are reminded of Italy, we will always think of, and pray for, the beautiful people we met in Pordenone – Gene, Susan, Roberto, Maria, Reuben, Mateo, Ron, Doris, Lilly, Gisela, Marcello and many others. And, of course, we will not forget the wonderful food we consumed! As Roberto would frequently say in his mixed Italian and English, “It was goodissimo!”

Local Service Projects

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The city of Conegliano.

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 (407937-0573 or patti.harshey@northlandchurch.net) Brazil 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 1-9 Egypt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 22-October 3 Egypt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 17-23

IsleGo Missions

Details: Corinne or Dusty Cooper (corinne@islego.com, dusty@islego. com or 407-687-8543) Cuba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 11–18 Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 10–17

vanessa puleo Northland Local Service Projects Coordinator

Church-wide Backpack Drive

Help Those in Need

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t’s that time of year when kids gear up to head back to school. It’s also time to shop for others and to teach your children about giving supplies to those in need. We will hold a church-wide backpack drive at Northland the weekend of August 8 to 10, when you can do just that. What can I do to help children in need for their school year? Fill a backpack, which will go to a family/child in need. How do I do that? Purchase a backpack and fill it with supplies. Leave it behind your car during the worship service you attend the weekend of August 8 to 10. Teams will pick them up while you are in service. What do I put in the backpack? School supplies! Pencils, ruler, paper, notebooks, anything that can be used for the school year (see suggested supplies list below). What if I have a child who needs supplies? If you are a struggling family and would like assistance in getting your child/children school supplies, e-mail me (vanessa.puleo@northlandchurch.net) to sign up as a recipient. What if I know a family in need of supplies? Contact me (vanessa.puleo@northlandchurch.net) with the family’s name and contact information so we can connect with them to find out their specific needs. SUGGESTED SUPPLIES FOR YOUR BACKPACK * 12-inch ruler (plastic or wood) * Scissors * Crayons * Standard glue sticks (0.2- to 0.3-ounce) * Standard eraser * Pack of No. 2 pencils * Pocket folders * Wide-ruled filler paper * Subject, 150-page spiral notebook * Pencil sharpener * Washable markers * Colored pencils * 8- to 10-pack medium ballpoint pens

Upcoming Serving Opportunities

Serving at Ronald McDonald House Volunteers needed Sundays Beginning Sunday, July 26, The Ronald McDonald House in Orlando at 2201 Alden Road (near the Orlando Science Center) will be joining the live webcast of Northland’s Sunday 6 p.m. service, worshiping together in a relaxed family environment. Friendly volunteers are needed one Sunday per month to serve as hosts to greet worshipers, serve Communion, distribute Northland News and more. Children are welcome! It’s a great opportunity for families to serve together. Details: Robert Andrescik (robert. andrescik@northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7147)

(Check the website for more listings, project times, locations, age requirements and other information.) July 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch August 8 . . . . . . . . . . Parking lot team, backpack drive August 8 . . . . . . Coalition for the Homeless, cook dinner August 9 . . . . . . . . . . Parking lot team, backpack drive August 15 . . . . . . . . Little Hands Project, at Northland August 15 . . . The Carpenter’s House for Children, paint August 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . Homeless Ministry, downtown August 21 . . . . . . Meals Ministry, deliver prepared food August 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Local Serving Projects August 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meals Ministry, serve lunch August 22 . . . . . . . . . . . Pathways to Care, serve lunch August 22 . . . . . . . . Boys & Girls Club – TLC Serve Team August 29 . . . . . . . Give Kids the World, serve breakfast Details: Vanessa Puleo (407-949-7156 or vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net)


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Tuesdays-n-Thursdays Middle School: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. High School: 2 to 5 p.m. LW THROUGH JULY 23 Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. For middle and high schoolers. A great time to hang out and connect! There will be games and a devotional. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)

Middle & High School Students 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: Bill Chapman (352-434-4116 or bill.chapman@northlandchurch.net)

Middle School Ministry LW LUGRox (Living Under Grace Rocks!) (LUGROX RESUMES AUGUST 1)

High School Ministry LW Outreach, Worship, Teaching and Hangout Time Summer o2 Schedule: THROUGH july 22

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!

Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. 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)

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June 13 through August 1, 4:45 to 6 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall All 2009-10 sixth-graders are welcome. Focus will be the “Identity” series. Students may choose whether or not to stay afterward for LUGRox. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@northlandchurch.net)

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Friday, July 24, 9 p.m. to Saturday, July 25, 8 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Pick up a blue pamphlet at the front desk. Cost: $25. Details: Shaylynn Stoner (407-949-7194 or shaylynn.stoner@ northlandchurch.net)

OV AXIS: Middle School MINISTRY

Sundays, 11 a.m., hallway. Details: Erica Emler (407-687-8570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

OV AXIS: Middle School Summer Bible Study

Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m., NOCC. Details: Erica Emler (407-6878570 or erica.emler@northlandchurch.net)

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)

College Ministry (For students ageS 18-25) Details: Jenny Shaw (jenny.degeus@northlandchurch.net)

LW College Gathering

Sundays, 7:15 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Come and spend time in worship, prayer and the Scriptures.

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My name is: __________________________________________________

Hello, boys and girls. Welcome to the Beehive! I’m Buzz. Stick with me during our family worship service, and we’ll learn more about who God is and what He has done!

Today we worship God, who never changes. Some people will change their minds about who they think God is, but He will always be who He says He is in the Bible.

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“Immutable” means never changing, or unable to be changed. People can change their minds and make up things about who God is, but God is immutable – He never changes! Bzzz. Bzzz.

Juan.

Who’s there?

Juan who?

Today’s buzzword is TRUE! I heard it _____________ times. I think it’s important to God because __________________________________________________

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Making False Gods Exodus 32:1-6, 21-24, 35 Sometimes people make up a god in their minds and then think that it is real. That’s what happened to God’s people while they were waiting for Moses to come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments. They wanted a leader and were tired of waiting for Moses. They told Moses’ brother, Aaron, “Come. Make us a god that will lead us. Moses brought us up out of Egypt. But we don’t know what has happened to him.” Aaron let the people build a statue made of gold. It looked like a calf. They danced around it and worshiped it. The people believed that this false god was a real god. Moses could not understand how they could have made such a wrong choice against the one true God.

Draw a picture of something the one true God has done for you.

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Northland’s 5-day Bible study for children, The Daily Way, is available at www.northlandchurch.net or at Children’s Church.

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years and has been blessing one of our 11 a.m. Sunday classes for 3-year-olds. Her love and passion for helping children know who God is and what He has done is a blessing to all who are in her class. We are all thankful for you, Miss Libby!

Hey there, what did you learn?

Search for and circle each word you find from the big mistake the people chose to make in Exodus 32:1: “They said, ‘Come. Make us a god that will lead us.’”

We learned to work together to make a tent just like Paul and his friends did.

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Opportunities to Prepare For Marriage or refocus on Your Existing One In our world, investments are often thought of as being strictly monetary. But as believers, we know better. God values relationship - He is one! And the relationship between a husband and wife is the anchor of many lives. So investing in this relationship makes a lot of sense. We invest in relationship when we focus on it, and give it time and attention. So if you are married, or planning to be married, invest in that relationship. Northland offers ongoing opportunities for you to plan toward, focus on, or improve your marriage.

Northland’s Marriage Prep Course

Is a Wedding in Your Very Near Future?

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orthland offers a 13-week class that begins each August and January for couples planning their future together. The course covers such topics as the roles and responsibilities of marriage partners, finances, God’s plan and purpose for marriage, and blended families. This class is required for any couple seeking to be married by a Northland minister or at one of our sites. All couples — engaged, not engaged or married without the benefit of premarital counseling — are invited to join the class on Sundays, beginning August 9, 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. in The Rink of the Student Ministries and Care Center. The cost is $120 per couple. Registration closes on Monday, August 3. The registration application is available online at www.northlandchurch.net. Click on “Get Equipped” on the home page, and follow the link at the bottom for “Marriage Ministries.” Scroll down to “Marriage Preparation Class.” A copy of the application also is included in the Marriage and Wedding Preparation Guide, available at Northland’s bookstore for free. Details: Chris Kingsley (407-9497193)

Discovering God’s Vision for your Marriage Presented by Inverse Ministries, Clint and Penny Bragg

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he reconciliation of Clint and Penny Bragg’s marriage after an 11-year divorce and a 3,000-mile separation was nothing short of a modern-day miracle. Through the work of Inverse Ministries, their nonprofit organization, Clint and Penny serve as marriage missionaries, sharing their testimony with audiences, leading seminars for couples, and equipping ministry leaders across the nation. In January, they released a new book, Marriage on the Mend: Tangible Tools to Restore Your Relationship. For more information on their ministry or their 40-Day Marriage Mission Trips, visit www.inverseministries.org.

This one-day workshop is Monday, July 27, 6:45 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Student Ministries and Care Center. The workshop is for all couples, whether you’ve sailed through marriage or want to get your marriage on the mend. Get hands-on strategies to immediately apply to your lives together. Details and registration: reconcile@inverseministries.org. Child care is available upon request; contact Morgan Perun (407-937-1757 or morgan.perun@ northlandchurch.net)

Sunday Morning Class Opportunities Elder- and Pastor-Led

Looking for a connection that will help you live out your faith with new vigor? Consider joining a Sunday morning class at the Longwood site.

1 Peter Bible Study Sundays, 9 a.m., August 9 through November 29, room 4213 Led by Pastor Dan Lacich

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irst Peter was written to Christians who were struggling with how to live for Jesus in the midst of a culture that considered them to be outcasts. They found themselves to be out of step with a world that was increasingly hostile to the Gospel. Peter gave them encouragement and practical advice on how to be examples of God’s grace and purity in the midst of a society that opposed them and their beliefs. First Peter may be one of the most practical letters in all of the New Testament for Christians living in post-Christian America. No registration is necessary. Just show up. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila. millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)

Challenges to Christianity Discussion group now meeting! Sundays, through September 6 11 a.m., rooms 4206-7

Facilitators: Governing elders Peter Katauskas, Ed Wood and Paul Rahill

This week’s challenging question: Doesn’t science make Scripture obsolete? Text: Romans 1:20

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r. Hunter’s sermon series “Challenges to Christianity” has sparked a lot of dialogue for Northlanders. In response, we have the unique opportunity to hear from our governing elders on those topics. This is an opportunity for you to delve deeper into the struggles of faith, and to address questions on these issues in a more personal setting. No registration is necessary. Just show up. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)

RELEVANTREADS

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elow are some resources available in the Northland Bookstore that reflect the focus of this weekend’s worship service:

Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message, by Ravi Zacharias Have you ever heard someone say that all religions lead to the same God? Or that it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere? If you’re not sure how you’d respond if you heard that from a friend, pick up Jesus Among Other Gods. Also available in Youth Edition. But Don’t All Religions Lead to God? Navigating the MultiFaith Maze, by Michael Green Universalism is rampant in our postmodern society. Does it really matter what faith you follow? Yes, says Green, and he shows why. Geared toward nonbelievers, this ideal evangelism tool compares Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and other religions; offers scriptural references; answers difficult questions; and affirms that Jesus is the only pathway to God. So What’s the Difference? A Look at 20 Worldviews, Faiths and Religions and How They Compare to Christianity, by Fritz Ridenour In easy-to-understand chapters, the author explains the basic beliefs of Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age and a dozen other belief systems of the world. It will help you recognize the real differences and make it easier to explain and share your faith with others. Can Evangelicals Learn From World Religions? Jesus, Revelation & Religious Traditions, by Gerald R. McDermott Here is the beginning of an evangelical theology of religions that addresses the problem of truth and revelation, and takes seriously the normative claims of other traditions. Provocative and insightful, this book will open your eyes to the God who has made Himself known among the nations. You will gain an understanding of other religions, and their search for God, and you will understand Christianity better as well. God’s Rivals: Why Has God Allowed Different Religions? Insights From the Bible and the Early Church, by Gerald R. McDermott Has God revealed Himself only to the ancient Hebrews? How did Old Testament writers view the gods of surrounding nations? Can we learn more about God by studying other world religions? What did early church fathers like Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria and Origen believe?


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growth and healing. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $16. Preregistration is required; child care is available. Details and registration: Donna Delzingaro (407-937-1749)

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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)

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 Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net or 407 949 7183).

LW BELONG STUDY MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Participate in the Belong study and have an opportunity to explore and become a member at Northland. For 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 Belong study at www.northlandchurch.net. • Purchase the Belong DVD and study booklets in the Northland Bookstore. 3) Those who complete the online membership process will be contacted by a membership coach by phone. Online membership requires current personal contact information. 4) Participate in an on-site Belong class. Watch the Northland News for details on the next class. Details: Barbara Olsen (barbara.olsen@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7183)

CARE GROUPS

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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)

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Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4206-7. If you are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one, this healing ministry walks you through the steps of grief. Workbook is available at Northland’s bookstore for $16. Details and registration: GriefShare voiceline (407-949-7152)

LW Parents of the Prodigals

First and third Thursdays of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., room 4209. A support group helping parents cope with kids in trouble, in jail, on drugs, etc., and with serious behavioral problems. Child care available by reservation. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@ bellsouth.net or 407 977 6742)

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Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 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: Zach (407-937-7193)

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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)

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Women in Conflict Peacemaking Support Group Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Gonzalez home. Learn how to respond to conflict in a biblically faithful manner, based on the “4 G’s” found in The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande. Child care is not available. Details: Christina Gonzalez (407-923-1789)

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).

MD DIVORCECARE Sundays, 9 to 11 a.m., Conference Room. This ministry provides opportunities for divorced individuals to renew their relationship with God by addressing the hardships resulting from their divorce by providing Bible-based teaching, support group discussions and prayer in a confidential setting. Details: Mitch Shipley (352-638-0441 or mns10@psu.edu) or Cindy Hall (352-589-1830 or chandnelly@earthlink.net)

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

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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Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., rooms 4209-10. A 13week session in which individuals who have been through a divorce can experience personal

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)

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LW BUSINESSMEN’S FRIDAY LUNCH

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, August 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing. Northland joins with Nathaniel’s Hope monthly 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 (407-9370549 or buddybreak@northlandchurch.net)

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COMMON GROUND — YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (Age 25-40) Mondays, 6:45 to 8 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Join this fellowship of young adults seeking to build authentic Christian community, to grow spiritually mature and to affect the surrounding community with Christ’s love, reflected by serving God. Child care available upon request. Details: Mike Burke (mike.burke@northlandchurch.net)

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Saturday, August 15, 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 (407949-7188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch. net); details: James Price (james.price@ northlandchurch.net)

LW EMPLOYMENT NETWORK

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. Details: www.pronetcentralflorida. org or Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, (407-834-4022) Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LW FAITH AND SCIENCE GROUP

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. DVD study: Unlocking the Mysteries of Life. Details: Kent Cofoid (kent.cofoid@gmail.com)

LW FLAG FOOTBALL

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

LW GOLF — links fellowship

Friday, August 14, 7:45 a.m., Forest Lake Golf Clubx. Linking golfers throughout the world in Christ. Meet the second Friday of each month. The speaker for August is Dan Meinert. Cost: $32 per person; food costs extra. RSVP by Tuesday, August 11. Details and reservations: Parks Reinhardt (407-880-9932 or linksfellowship@cfl. rr.com)

LW MOTORCYCLE GROUP

All styles welcome. Must own a motorcycle and have a valid motorcycle license to participate. Details: Lori Cooper-Keith (407-381-2051)

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. A list of books is available in the Northland Bookstore. Details: Ruth Rudy (407484-3000 or ruthrudy@cfl.rr.com)

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: 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). Leave questions on the singles info line (407-949-7172). Learn more: christiansocial.meetup.com/189/.

LW SOCCER – ACHE

Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Red Bug Lake Park. No practices, no teams, no rules, just fun and fellowship. A $2 donation is requested. Details: Mike Cannavo (407-359-0191)

LW TENNIS

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

LW WORD WEAVERS

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

LW MOMS’ MORNING OUT

OV Anointed, Transformed and Redeemed (WOMEN) Mondays, 7 p.m., home of Laurie Jean Harrington. Join in this group study of the life of David with DVD features with Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer and Kay Arthur. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or 407-977-6742)

LW MOMS4MOMS

OV The Life of Joseph (Couples) Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Wiest home, Oviedo. Details: Doug and Lisa Hill (dhill@orlandoteam. com or 407-681-7396)

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)

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

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)


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WO LADIES NIGHT OUT Connect with West Oaks women each month. Activities and locations vary. Details: Derika Hacker (derika.hacker@northlandchurch.net or 407-473-4537)

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ADULT BIBLE STUDIES

Details: Jin Guiying (gui_jin66@yahoo.com) or Linan An (lan@mail.ucf.edu)

LW 1 Peter

LW Marriage Preparation Class

Sundays, beginning August 9, 9 a.m., room 4213. Led by Dr. Dan Lacich. Details: Jamila Millette (jamila.millette@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-1832)

WO 1 and 2 Peter

Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Study the books of first and second Peter. Details: Rob Ross (321-948-2512 or rob@EnlightenDigital. com)

WO THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT: LOVE

Sundays, 10:30 a.m., conference room. Join us as we look at the greatest commandment from God’s perspective. Details: John Hammerstein (maxinehammerstein@mac.com or 407-877-8896)

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

BAPTISM LW ADULT BAPTISMS

Sunday, August 9, 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, September 19, 7 p.m., rooms 4206-7. Child care is available upon request. Details: Diane Jones (407-9497188 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 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)

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WO JOHN

Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Northland at West Oaks sanctuary. Join others in studying “John: Theology in the Real World.” Details: Stephen Arnold (407-358-9603 or stephenarnold4@cfl. rr.com)

MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW ISAIAH

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)

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES LW Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed

Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, room 4213. A Bible study by Beth Moore, Kay Arthur and Priscilla Shirer. Workbook available at the Northland bookstore. Child care provided. Details: Laurie Jean Harrington (lauriejean2@bellsouth.net or 407-977-6742)

LW A Heart Like His, Beth Moore Study

Seeking the heart of God through a study of David. • Mondays, June 1 through August 10, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., rooms 4206-07. Child care available by reservation. Details and registration for child care: Cherrie Rowe (cherbear100@aol.com or 407-322-6850) • Wednesdays, May 27 through August 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rooms 4206-07. No child care provided. Details: Cherrie Rowe (cherbear100@aol.com or 407-322-6850)

MD Search for Significance Wednesdays, beginning June 10, 7 to 8:15 p.m., rooms 2,3. A Robert McGee study to build your self-worth on God’s truth. Child care is not available. Details: Marilyn Faber (352-357-0983) or Christina Ferrito-Dugan (352-735-1974) OV Bad Girls of the Bible (SINGLE WOMEN)

Fridays, starting May 29, 7 p.m., NOCC. This ongoing group for single moms will bring you closer than ever to some of the shady ladies from Scripture who have so much to teach us. Book and workbook required. Child care available off site. Details: Michelle Redding (mredding10@cfl.rr.com or 407-497-6540)

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

ADULTS LW CHALLENGES TO CHRISTIANITY

Sundays, starting August 9, 8:30 to 10:45 a.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, The Rink. A 13-week class for any couple engaged, not engaged (but seriously considering engagement) or married without the benefit of premarital counseling. Class is required for any couple seeking to be married by a Northland minister or at a Northland facility. Cost: $120 per couple. Registration required. Class application available at www.northlandchurch. net, “Get Equipped” tab, “Marriage Ministries” link, “Marriage Preparation Class.” A paper application is also available at Northland’s bookstore in the Marriage and Wedding Preparation Guide. Details: Chris Kingsley (407-949-7193)

MD 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)

Sundays, through September 6, 11 a.m., rooms 4206-07. Discussion group focusing on Dr. Joel C. Hunter’s current sermon series, led by governing elders Peter Katauskas, Paul Rahill and Ed Wood. Delve more deeply into struggles of faith and address questions and challenges to Christianity. Details: Barb Olsen (407-9497183 or barbara.olsen@northlandchurch.net)

CHILDREN

LW CONQUERING FEAR, ANGER, ANXIETY

LW Early Learning Center

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 DC4K Training DivorceCare for Kids is training leadership for the fall season. Do you feel called to work with children ages 6 to 12 who are experiencing the pain of divorce? Details: Elaine Harland (elaine.harland@northlandchurch.net or 407949-4002) LW

Discovering God’s Vision for Your Marriage Monday, July 27, 6:45 to 9 p.m., Student Ministries and Care Center, Fellowship Hall. A workshop for couples whether you’ve sailed through marriage or want to get your marriage on the mend, get hands-on strategies to immediately apply to your lives together. Details and registration: reconcile@ inverseministries.org. Child care is available upon request: Morgan Perun (407-937-1757 or morgan.perun@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)

LW Financial Peace University

Sundays, July 26 through October 18, 10:45 a.m., rooms 4213-15. A biblical study by Dave Ramsey that teaches how to manage money, reduce debt, prepare a budget and use resources in a godly way. Cost for materials (available at Northland’s bookstore): $99 if purchased with cash, check or debit card and $110 if purchased by credit card. Details and registration: Rich or Jana Haussmann (407-3330960 or rhaussmann@cfl.rr.com)

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.

Summer Program Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 30 to July 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Early Childhood Wing. For children 3 to 5 years old (on September 1, 2009). Fee is $85 per week or $350 for entire five weeks ($75 discount). Space is limited. Details and registration: Cathy Casavant (407-937-1786 or cathy.casavant@northlandchurch.net)

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: Diane Jones (407-9497188 or diane.jones@northlandchurch.net) • STEP 1—BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S FAMILY: June 28 to July 19. Focus: Salvation and assurance. Includes Communion instruction. • STEP 2—THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: June 28 to July 26. 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: October 11 to November 15. 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, fellwoship hall. Join a fellowship of men pursuing sexual integrity. Workbooks are available at Northland’s bookstore for $17. Details and registration: Bryce Hagedorn (407-227-3072 or brycehagedorn@yahoo.com) or Kevin Urichko (407-949-7166 or kevin.urichko@ northlandchurch.net)

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)

WO MEN IN THE WORD Saturdays, 8 a.m., St. Paul’s Fellowship Center, Conference Room. Read through Frances Chan’s


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book Crazy Love. Details: Jerry Murphy (407522-1672 or jerry.murphy@ieee.org)

WOMEN LW FAITHFUL AND TRUE

Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Children’s Worship Wing, room 5108. If you have a desire to live authentically, honestly, and intimately in your relationships, this group will provide hope and a safe place to heal if you have experienced sexual betrayal, deception, and lies of secrecy which keep you in bondage. Details and registration: Vicki M. Wotring (520631-0886 or celebratelife3@aol.com)

LW Keeping Your Focus on Christ in the Middle of Marriage Crisis Mondays, starting August 17, 7 p.m., room 4217. A support group for women with biblical truths, prayer and Bible study using Linda Rooks’ book Broken Hearts on Hold. Child care available with registration by August 12 by contacting Morgan Perun (morgan.perun@ northlandchurch.net). Class details: Gail Montiel (407-493-4106 or gailmontiel@cfl.rr.com)

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Serve your local community

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

LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS For a project list and registration, visit www. northlandchurch.net. More info on page 6. Details: Vanessa Puleo (vanessa.puleo@ northlandchurch.net or 407-949-7156)

OV International Friendship Ministries Serving locally with global impact through outreach opportunities to international students at UCF, including social activities, Bible studies, conversational English language practice and more. Details: Michele Moresi (407-694-7196 or sailingfan2@hotmail.com)

Come together for a single service project or an ongoing cause.

LW ACCESS MINISTRIES STEERING COMMITTEE

Seeking community professionals and stakeholders who have a heart for addressing community-based options for affordable housing and care for people with disabilities in Central Florida to serve on a steering committee. Details: Laura Lee Wright (407-937-0549 or lauralee.wright@northlandchurch.net)

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

LW BLOOD DRIVE

LW COVERING CARE BLANKET

LW JAIL MINISTRY

Opportunities to serve.

volunteer

Ushers, greeters, child care workers and more are needed at all worship sites.

Longwood: Volunteer Central Calvie Hughson 407-937-1831 or calvie.hughson@northlandchurch.net 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 407-473-4537 LW MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS

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 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)

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)

LW Ushers and greeters Greet and seat those attending worship services. Serve for two and a half hours every other weekend. No experience necessary. Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@ northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0544)

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 longterm planning; Prayer team; Pen pals. Training provided. Details: Jail Ministry voice mail (407949-4007)

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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 PETPALS

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 407699-4903)

LW Volunteers needed Sundays at Ronald McDonald House Beginning Sunday, July 26, The Ronald McDonald House in Orlando at 2201 Alden Road (near the Orlando Science Center) will be joining the live webcast of Northland’s Sunday 6 p.m. service, worshiping together in a relaxed family environment. Friendly volunteers are needed one Sunday per month to serve as hosts to greet worshipers, serve communion, distribute Northland News, etc. Children are welcome! It’s a great opportunity for families to serve together. Details: Robert Andrescik (robert.andrescik@northlandchurch. net or 407-949-7147)

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

Harvest Time International Mission Ministry needs volunteers for four hours a week. Volunteer positions include: administrative, praying, ministering, helping families apply for benefits, and sorting food. Details: Terry (407474-0441 or www.harvest-time.org) HEALING GRACE 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) 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)

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Saturday, August 1, Sunday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, August 3, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. Give blood and save lives! Details: Susan Cholewa (susan.cholewa@northlandchurch.net)

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

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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) Connecting God’s Children Tuesday, July 21, 7 p.m., Willow Creek Church, 4725 East Lake Drive, Winter Springs. This ministry connects the needs of God’s foster and orphaned children with the people who want to help them. Details: cgcministry.org Consider Foster Care — Orientation Meeting Tuesday, August 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Florida Baptist Children’s Home, Orlando Pregnancy/ Counseling Center (Bruton Boulevard training room. Learn about opening your home and heart for foster parenting. Details and registration: Laurie Ingram (407-514-4394 or laurie.ingram@ fnchomes.org) Dominican Republic mission trip— construction October 3 through October 11. Children of the Nations-sponsored trip to provide care to orphans and destitute children. Application deadline: Monday, August 17. Cost: $1,400. Details: Rob Slezak (407-221-0706 or rlc711@ gmail.com) 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.

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 (407-506-6737)

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

women 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) DEEPER STILL — with Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore Friday, September 18, 7 to 9:45 p.m. and Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Orlando’s Amway Arena. Hear three internationally-renowned Bible teachers and delve deeper in God’s Word through their teaching. Cost: $75 per person. Details and registration: LifeWay Events (1-800-254-2022 or www.lifeway.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) ON THE THRESHOLD OF HOPE Wednesdays, 5:50 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Parlor at Reformed Theological Seminary. Study this book by Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph. D., on opening the door to healing for survivors of sexual abuse. Details: Olivia Litwiller or Becky Valentine (407-949-4000, ext. 1789 or 1740) Women of Faith Conference Friday, August 14 to Saturday, August 15, St. Pete Times Forum Area. Theme of the conference is A Grand New Day! We all love a fresh start, a new beginning, a chance to make


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our people were baptized recently at the home of Ken and Diane Watkins, with West Oaks site minister Tommy Novak officiating. You, too, may be baptized by immersion or sprinkling as a public profession of your personal faith and trust in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life (Matthew 28:19). The next baptism is Sunday, August 9. See page 12 for details.

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a change. God gives us one every day! Details: www.womenoffaith.com 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).

LW Brittney Biggers

Mildred M. Diaz

CAR (4-DOOR SEDAN) is needed by the Northland Service department for use by visiting missionaries, partners and special guests. Details: Sarah Mattingly (407-949-7170 or sarah.mattingly@northlandchurch.net)

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Angie Hazelett

Bryan Hazelett

Available at the Northland Bookstore

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id you miss the “Questions About Scripture” series, or would you like to revisit it? It’s available on CD as a five-part teaching series at Northland’s bookstore for $10. Also available at the bookstore are worship team member Michelle Alexander’s appearance at the “Conversations, A Gathering of Women” event in May for $5 and “The Shack Revealed” seminar with author William Paul Young, in a three-CD set for $12 and a two-DVD set for $20. In addition to all the past sermons going back several years, the bookstore has available sermon series sets. “Building a Generous Life” is available in an eight-DVD set for $40. Questions? Call the bookstore (407-949-7199). To place an order, contact Network Sound Inc. (northlandorders@networksoundinc.com or 407834-8555).

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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 407-415-7678) 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)

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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 Lu Pall (Mlupall777@yahoo.com)

Christian and classic children’s books as well as parenting and marriage books are needed for the Northland Children’s and Family library. Books may be dropped off in the Children’s Ministry Office. Details: Bethany Durys (bethany.durys@northlandchurch.net or 407-937-0541)

bed sheets and pillowcases and many other items are needed at Safehouse of Seminole for battered women and their children. Visit their website for a complete needs list (www. safehouseofseminole.org) Details: admin@ safehouseofseminole.org or 407-302-5220

LW 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)

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.

FINANCIAL REPORT

............................................................................................................... As of juLY 13, 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 $237,553 $475,106 $6,715,106 Received $219,208 $661,557 $6,464,317 Surplus / (Deficit) ($18,345) $186,451 ($250,789) * *Shortfall is currently being covered by reserve fund. ............................................................................................................... BUILDING FUND Need Received Surplus / (Deficit)

This Week This Quarter $41,200 $82,400 $32,538 $66,045 ($8,662) ($16,355)

This Year $1,153,600 $896,691 ($256,909)

LOAN BALANCE is currently $19,884,167 ............................................................................................................... ATTENDANCE for weekend of July 11 to 13, 2009 Northland at Longwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,495 Northland at Mount Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Northland at Oviedo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Northland at West Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Northland Webstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,412 at 983 sites Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,596 at 987 sites


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OVIEDO SITE

Whom do I contact if:

Dr. Don Pederson, Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1804 Ed Wood, Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1794 Peter Katauskas, Secretary/Treasurer . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1809 Fred Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1766 Dan Hardaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 Marcus Mennenga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7169 Paul Rahill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-937-1798 Felipe Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7168 Thom Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000

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? Elaine Harland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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? Shaylynn Stoner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7194 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 . . . . . . . 407-473-4537 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

Northland at Oviedo Community Center (NOCC) 561 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, #300 Oviedo, FL 32765 Oviedo Blog Website . . . . . . . . . . . . oviedo.northlandchurch.net Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northland Church at Oviedo

LONGWOOD SITE 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 Website . . . . . . . . . . . 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.

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-4000 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)

Children’s Ministries Debbie Blahnik, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7162 Teri Grayson, Interim Early Childhood Administrator . 407-949-4014 Julie Meeker, Grade School Administrator . . . . . . . 407-949-7153 Pam Anderson, Co-op Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-949-7179

WEST OAKS SITE

Pastoral Care Scotty Alderman, Pastoral Care Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4035 Elaine Harland, Care Ministries Coordinator . . . . . 407-949-4402

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.

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 SITE 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 Website . . . . . . 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 marilynrfaber@yahoo.com Kelly Verkaik, Debbie’s Doorstep . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-310-5355 debbiesdoorstep@mac.com

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

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 Patti Novak, F.A.I.T.H. Neighboorhood Center . . . . 352-989-7478 LEADERSHIP TEAM Stephen Arnold, Leadership Team . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-358-9603 stephenarnold4@cfl.rr.com Jerry Murphy, Leadership Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-522-1672 jerry.murphy@ieee.org Zack Fulmer, Leadership Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-656-3008 zack.fulmer@ronblue.com

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.

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.

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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GOVERNING ELDERS


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:

Worship focus:

Challenges to Christianity: Intellectual Challenges

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Postmodernism … Isn’t It All Just Personal Opinion? Scripture focus:

Exodus 32:1-6, 21-24, 35 (nasb)

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Exodus 32:1-6 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” Aaron said to them, “Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.” Now when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD.” So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. Exodus 32:21-24, 35 Then Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you, that you have brought such great sin upon them?” Aaron said, “Do not let the anger of my lord burn; you know the people yourself, that they are prone to evil. For they said to me, ‘Make a god for us who will go before us; for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’ I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them tear it off.’ So they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf.” Then the LORD smote the people, because of what they did with the calf which Aaron had made.

Notes:

Worship God today for His immutability. “God is unchanging in His being, perfections, purposes, and promises, yet God does act and feel emotions, and He acts and feels differently in response to different situations.” (Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology)

Summary prayer: ...........................................................................

We are your people and mostly we don’t mind, except that you do not fit any of our categories… We keep pushing and pulling and twisting and turning, trying to make you fit the God we would rather have, and every time we distort you that way we end up with an idol more congenial to us. In our more honest moments of grief and pain we are very glad that you are who you are, and that you are toward us in all your freedom what you have been toward us. So be your faithful self and by your very engagement in the suffering of the world, transform the world even as we are being changed. We pray in the name of Jesus, who is the sign of your suffering love. Amen. (Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth, Prayers of Walter Brueggemann)

NEXT WEEKEND: Dr. Joel C. Hunter | Intellectual Challenges | How Can I Spot Heresy? | Galatians 1:6-12 | www.northlandchurch.net

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Northland News Vol 10/Iss 29  

July 18 to 25, 2009

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