April News & Updates
Foolish Things Christians Believe, TownHall Now What?, Easter Happenings, Faith Conversations, Camp Summit , Fore Cambodia, and much more. Our April Newsletter is filled with the life of Summit of Peace. Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and see all the events and activities where you can Grow in Faith, Share the Faith, and Live the Faith
From Our Pastor
"" Alleluia He Is Risen!"  "He Is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!" "

Reverend Jeremy Jacoby
To the Saints of SOP,
 
"Alleluia He Is Risen!"  "He Is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!"
 
Yes, the celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord is soon upon us and once again our church (along with Christian churches throughout the world) will ring with the familiar and traditional greeting, "Alleluia! He Is Risen!" "He Is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!"  This Easter greeting is so "traditional" that it has proved impossible to date and some even argue that the Bible itself tells the story of its first use. (Mt. 27:64, Mt. 28:6-7, Mk. 16:6, Lk. 24:6)
 
However it began it's words confess a remarkable truth and reality that go far beyond mere tradition and custom.  And to be honest every Easter morning when we utter the phrase it makes me a little uneasy, a little melancholy even a little put out.  And it's not simply because I don't like getting up so early (which I don't) or because I'm weary of mere ritual (which I am).  No, the real reason is because in all my years as a pastor preaching on Easter morning I don't think that I have ever fully conveyed the true weight and gravitas of those words.  In fact, it is usually all I can do to keep myself from running up to people grabbing them by the shoulders and shaking them while I howl in their face, "do you have any idea what you are saying!?!?!?!?!?"
 
Because to this day I still believe that if you asked the "average" Christian what the resurrection of Jesus means they would answer, "It means I'll go to heaven when I die... oh and one day be resurrected too."  And while I absolutely believe every word of that it is accurate I also know with absolute certainty that the Resurrection of Jesus means so much more!
 
And I don't mean I "know it" as in "I've read lots of books and studied the Bible" so I know it.  I mean I've seen it, I've experienced it.  I've held it in my hands; I've heard it on the lips of God's people.  I've watched it reach out and heal people.


To Read the rest of Pastor Jacoby's Article article, Click HERE
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April Sermon Series


April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - All Services

Central to the Christian faith is the belief that Jesus proved that he was who he claimed to be by rising from the dead. Without this miracle Jesus is just another false messiah - deluded into believing he was the son of God and foolishly giving his life to save the world. But the resurrection proves that Jesus' death rescued us all and that his mission to restore God's creation has begun. Best of all, Jesus taught that, because he lives, we shall live also! He is the "first fruits" of all who believe. We too will one day rise again!

SOP Townhall: Now What?


April 8th 12:00 pm with Pizza Lunch

Join us for another edition of a SOP Townhall to find out NOW WHAT? after our policy governance. We will have a pizza lunch and Pastor Jacoby will discuss the happenings of Summit of Peace. 


Easter Schedule of Events


Join us for Holy Week and Easter Services. Please notice the new times for Easter Services:

  • 6:30 am - Sunrise Traditional Service
  • 8:00 am - Traditional Service
  • 9:00 am - Easter Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - Contemporary Service with Lord's Supper

Our 2nd annual Easter Egg & Scavenger hunt will be on Saturday at 9 am!

We look forward to celebrating this Easter with you! He has Risen!

Easter Egg & Scavenger Hunt

March 31st - 9 am
Please Bring your own Baskets, all are welcome

At Summit of Peace we are going on a hunt for Jesus! This year at our Special Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, kids will be paired in groups with the youth and will use Bible clues to find the next station! Each station will have a mini-lesson, a craft, and a prize, including of course some candy! If you have a bible, you're welcome to follow along with the clues, but don't fret if you don't bring one! The youth will be helping the kids through the various stations making a more meaning hunt. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt to follow.
Generosity

God uses Summit of Peace to reach out to the lost and share the love of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ. But He also provides spiritual support for each of us through our community of faith. Our church gives us Sabbath rest, Christian care and teaching for our children, compassion in times sickness and loss, and friends and fellowship in times of joy.  God cannot do these great things through us without your financial support.
 
As God blesses you and your family with income in the weeks and months ahead, prayerfully consider what percentage you will invest back into your own spiritual life and the lives of others through Summit of Peace.
 

Confirmation Sunday


Join us on April 30th as our 8th Grade students have a Faith Conversation and Confirm their Faith at 9:20 am in the Gathering Grounds Fellowship hall. 

At the 10:30 am Contemporary service will be the Rite of Confirmation with the Lord's Supper. After the Service, the congregation is invited to a cake reception to share in the celebration of our confirmands. They will have baskets for cards. 

Our Confirmands are:
  • Will Bathke
  • Zoe Bierman
  • Riley Bruno
  • Kaelyn Diep
  • Angela Hibbard
  • Jacob Ingram
  • Jessica Jacoby
  • Mitchell Meek
  • Haylei Shama
  • Cooper Stolte
  • Ian Uecker

LifeGroups: Summer Edition!


Our Summer editions of LifeGroups will be available for sign up starting Mid April. These LifeGroups may begin May or in June.  

If you would like to facilitate or host a LifeGroup, please contact Pastor Jacoby or   Ronda Palazzari more information.

Fore Cambodia Golf Tournament!


Registration Coming Soon
Come join us in a fun and active way to help Our Cambodia Mission & Stronghold Cambodia. This tournament supports our mission team and all the work they do! We are looking for anyone who loves the game of golf or those who just want to have fun in the sun hitting golf balls with friends!

WHEN: Friday June 15, 2018
WHERE: Indian Peaks Golf Course, Lafayette, CO
CHECK IN: 7:00 A.M.
TEE OFF: 7:30 A.M.
COST: $100 for an Individuals. 
INCLUDES: Greens Fee, Cart, Range balls & Lunch

This tournament is a low-pressure scramble format tournament where there are no losers! 

Don't play golf? Join us for lunch for $20

ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE JUNE 1, 2018

Camp Summit: Music


At our four day music camp, students in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade will learn the  basics of various music instruments including voice, percussion, bells, and ukulele. Students will  also practice songwriting and music theory at age-appropriate levels. Visit our website to learn  more about each area of music in which the students will be exposed. This camp runs from  Tuesday, July 10th to Friday, July 13th and is only $40 for four days of fun, Christ-based
earning.


Camp Summit: Sports


Join us for a fun-filled week of sports! Students will be introduced to three different team sports  including soccer, flag football, and baseball/softball. Each day we will explore a different sport  through drills, practicing some keys with experienced coaches, and then try out these new skills  in a game environment. The purpose of our sports camp is to have fun and learn new team  sports in a friendly, all-skill level environment. It's time for students to get out and play!


Food For Hope

Food For Hope is having our annual fundraising event on Thursday, April 26
th at Wedgewood Brittany Hill at 6:00 PM. We will have a delicious dinner and silent auction. This fundraiser helps us provide food for thousands of children in Adams Counhty who are affected by poverty.

Individual tickets are $35.00 each. Or you can purchase a table for 8 for $250.00. A third option is to have a business sponsorship for $500.00.

This is a major fundraising event for us and everyone who attended last year enjoyed the food, the company and the auction. We look forward to seeing you there and enjoying a fun evening of fellowship.

For more information and to sign up please go to the Food For Hope website at: http://foodforhope.net

We thank everyone for their continued support and prayers.

Serving the Lord in April

Thank you for using your time & talents to serve the Lord and Summit of Peace.  If you cannot help on your scheduled Sunday,  please find a replacement and let the office know before 9 am that Wednesday, so the correct name can be placed in the bulletin.

Click Here to see who is Serving the Lord in April
April Birthdays

Christopher Asti 1st 
Andrew Palazzari 1st 
Ron Schneider 1st
Tyler Soukup 1st 
Olivia Hamilton 2nd 
Bob Phillips 2nd 
Joey Smith 2nd 
Carrie Torneo 2nd 
Reid Kalsow 3rd 
Henry Porter 3rd 
Karrie Jacoby 4th 
Kinsey Anderson 5th 
Vicki Morgan 5th 
Chris Bryslan 6th 
Colin Dunn 6th 
Henry Simons 8th 
Alyssa Baker 9th 
Gladys Toepfer 9th 
Megan Anthony 10th 
Kevin Smith 10th 
Russ Stolte 10th  
Bev Petersen 15th 
Euell Santistevan 15th 
Michael Hill 16th 
Charles Gonzales 17th 
Zach Baker 18th 
Susan Meier 18th 
Easton Baker 19th 
Hannah Rolf 19th 
Olivia Pearson 21st 
Dell Strom 21st 
Ryan Dawson 22nd 
Mark Innacito 22nd 
Kris Reschke 22nd 
Joe Torneo 22nd 
Doug Hartleben 23rd 
Haylei Shama 24th 
Paul Sigler 24th 
Brittnie Munson 25th 
Kathy Haag 26th 
Erika Bathke 27th 
Connie Gomez 27th 
Becky Schauland 27th 
Justin Adams 29th 
Ashley Mueller 29th 
Jerry Roose 29th 

April Anniversaries

Tess & Chris Hogan 4/2/05
Alice & Howard Smith   4/2/71
Susan & Dave Argo 4/4/98
Jim & Vicky Morgan 4/5/80
Marlise & Michael Bruno 4/11/92
Connie & Raul Gomez 4/16/77
Jackie & Vince Asti 4/23/94
Diane & William Brigode   4/23/69
Di & Dave Gragert 4/25/87
Chris & Nicole Shama 4/26/03

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