3/19/16

PALM SUNDAY 2016


Tomorrow we remember Jesus' Triumphal Entry before observing Good Friday and then celebrating the Resurrection!


LIKKEL'S LECTIONS


SUNDAY CREW

Host: Grennans
Greet: Biff
Take-down: Mark R.
Nursery: Kristen VL, Reba
Read: Erin, Jade
Godly play: Teresa
Big kids: Amy
Slides: Josiah


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leadership Development 
To allow Mike Elenbaas to focus on leading as an elder, we pray for someone willing to take on Stewardship Team leadership, specifically the role of being church Treasurer. If you feel this might be worth exploring, please talk to Pastor Eric or Mike directly.

Calendar
March 25 - Good Friday; 7:00 PM combined worship @ Harbor Church, with Sanctuary
March 27 - Easter Brunch (thanks, Amy Araucto, for volunteering to coordinate!)
April 3 - Fishing Boat, not Ferry Boat - Alternative location TBA (no Seattle School)
April 5 - New Horizons Dinner - Crown Hill Group
April 28 - Theology Pub Thursday; 7:00 PM @ Razzi's; topic: Gospel Ecosystem

New Look for Office
Thankfully, no neighbors or firefighters were killed when Greenwood blew up. The church office windows were among the (property) casualties. Check out the new look.

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The Emmaus Road Story

In the winter of 1997, we began as a small team of about 10 people, committed to gathering and growing a church that would connect with others like ourselves; people interested in connecting with God, in the person and work of Jesus Christ, but disconnected from the activity of many mainstream congregations. With the financial support of a larger church organization, our pastor was able to work full time with the team in planning, leadership development, and meeting people in the community.

Our first meetings were open discussion forums. We talked about prayer, scripture, spiritual discipline and the issues with which we all struggle. As friends talked to friends, the first group expanded and we multiplied into two.

Inspired by the journey process as a metaphor for spiritual growth, we searched for a name which would reflect that idea. In the resurrection narrative of Luke 24, we found our name "on the road to Emmaus."

After our first worship event on Good Friday of 1997, both groups began to gather together for worship once a month. In various coffee shops and rental spaces, we gradually increased our worship times to twice a month, and in September of 1998 we decided to gather every Sunday. Since the beginning, numerical growth has been gradual but steady, most often through the personal contact of friends talking to friends.

Today, several small groups continue to meet for open discussions on prayer, scripture, and the process of encountering God in daily life; we all gather for worship each week.