4/4/21
The Gospel:
A Revelation of Life through
God's Extravagant Love

"...and place their faith in Him..."

Faith is often relegated to intellectual assent to the death and resurrection of Jesus. We have viewed it as something that we believe in, a historical and theological truth. In reality, it is this, but it is also so much more. When we profess faith in Jesus, we profess faith in who He proclaims to be, what He has done, and his plan for His people. We profess faith in Him and His path for us. We are not merely to profess faith, but to live faithfully submitted to the Lord and His plan for His people, His church, His world.

Weekly Devotionals, Daily Prayers and Corresponding Life Group Curriculum that will be available at the church or to download from the website HERE on Sunday.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR GOOD FRIDAY
& EASTER SERVICES!

All services will be available online. Please register for on-site services HERE.

Friday, April 2nd at 7:00pm: Good Friday Service
(Worship Center & Online)
No childcare onsite, nursery open for personal use.

Sunday, April 4th at 8:30am & 10:00am: Easter Services
(Worship Center, Friendship Center, & Online)
No Adventure:Kids at 8:30 am service, nursery open for personal use
At 10:00 am service Adventure:Kids Kindergarten and up are with parents in main service, classes only for Discovers (18-36mo.) & Explorers (3-5yr.)
No matter how you plan to worship, we are so happy to have your kids participate with us in Adventure:Kids! For more info on our in-person or at-home worship options, visit the website!

Sign up for Adventure:Kids at-home or in-person options each week using this link. Please remember that registration is required each week for Adventure:Kids in-person classes.

Sermon notes and challenges for families are available on the
TREK Upcoming Events:
Capture the Flag April 18th at 12:30 at Jackson Park!
For more info, visit the Facebook event HERE.

Summer Camp June 26th-29th!
For more info, visit the registration page HERE.

If you have any questions about Trek or any of the upcoming events you can always talk to Karen or Kaitlyn for more info!
BaseCamp kicks off our theme for April next Wed, the 7th!
Join us to dig into our last core value: Authenticity.
5:30 pm in the Friendship Center or 6:00pm on Facebook Live
Join us next week, April 11th, as we dive into our next sermon series:
A Forward Framework

Please register for on-site services HERE.
All services will be available online as well.
Emmanuel's Clothes Closet is Reopening!

The clothes closet is open by appointment only on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month. To reserve an appointment please call the church at (360) 876-0061 and talk to Leslie.
Adventure Awakens Cafe
will be opening soon!

Coffee and Breakfast items will soon be available in the cafe!
Your purchases in the cafe go directly to our sister church in Mazatlan, Principe de Paz. If you would be willing to support this ministry by helping in the cafe we would love for you to join us! We are looking for help with prep, coffee making, breakfast serving, and cashiering! If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Tanya!
A Statement on Pastoral Transitions from ECO
When a pastor leaves a charge, there are bonds of affection between the pastor and members of the church which continue to be cherished. Relations of friendship continue, but the pastoral relationship does not. In order that the work of the church may prosper the presbytery directs that the church be reminded of these requirements. When any pastor resigns from a pastorate or retires from services, or becomes a pastor emeritus, the pastor should cease to perform such functions of a pastor as funerals, baptisms, and weddings, unless invited to officiate in such a capacity by the pastor or by the moderator of the session. Ordinarily, the pastor will not participate in the life and worship of the life and worship of the church he or she is leaving for one year. Therefore the pastor is encouraged to find another worshipping community for spiritual nourishment during this period of time. Individual members are asked not to place former pastors in the awkward position of asking their friend to perform the duties of a pastor. Pastors are directed to tactfully decline all such invitations that come from former parishioners rather than from other pastors or governing bodies.
For any questions about this or other transition related things please feel free to contact the Transition Team by emailing Candice.
COVID Update
Recent Washington State COVID updates regarding religious organizations have come out.

We are able to increase our capacity limits in both the Worship Center and Friendship Center, and you will notice we have upped our reservation system limits accordingly.

Choirs and congregations are allowed to sing indoors, following similar guidelines from before with spacing and masks. Soloists may sing without a mask as long as appropriate distancing is in place.

Groups of up to 15 individuals may be seated together. By Easter we will update some seating arrangements to accommodate more freedom in sitting near those you are comfortable with.

There are no changes to mask requirements for the congregation.

Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate these updates and changes.

If you have questions, please contact Leslie.
Church Financial Update
TITHES AND OFFERINGS thru 2/28/21
February budget                   59,591
February gifts                        52,618    88%
YTD budget                           119,182
YTD gifts                                101,276   85%
$1 for One
Your $1 donation will go to support one specific need within the congregation or community. Donation boxes are located in the lobby outside the Worship Center and Friendship Center. Checks can be sent in made out to Adventure of Faith with "One for One" in the memo line.
This section is a weekly reminder that God is Good!
He is good to us every single day & we will praise His name!

Spend some time this week reflecting on the Easter story and all that God came to do. God is Good!
I will declare your name to my people;
    in the assembly I will praise you.

You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
    Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!

For he has not despised or scorned
    the suffering of the afflicted one;
he has not hidden his face from him
    but has listened to his cry for help.

From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
    before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.

The poor will eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek the Lord will praise him—
    may your hearts live forever!

All the ends of the earth
    will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
    will bow down before him,

for dominion belongs to the Lord
    and he rules over the nations.

All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
    all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
    those who cannot keep themselves alive.

Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord.

They will proclaim his righteousness,
    declaring to a people yet unborn:
    He has done it!

Psalm 22: 22-31
If you have stories of God's goodness, hit reply to this email and send them our way. We would love to hear them and talk to you about sharing them.

To spur your thoughts to God's goodness start by asking yourself these questions:
What Good have you witnessed recently?
What Good has God brought into your life?
What Good has God prompted you to do for one another?
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