A Faithful Presence
Lessons from 1 Thessalonians
“For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness." 1 Thessalonians 4:7 ESV
3 Truths to help us avoid
1. Our #1 Priority: ______________________________.
2. Our Guide: _________________________.
(1 Thessalonians 4:3-7)
3. Our Passion _________________________.
(1 Thessalonians 4:8)
This month we are highlighting our youth ministry. This ministry is headed up by Pastor J Lloyd. This ministry serves the middle school and high school aged youth. They meet Sundays after worship, about 10:20am, and on Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm. This is a high impact Youth Ministry that is geared towards sound biblical teaching, and mentoring. Event coming up is our annual Falls Creek Camp. Registrations are open for this camp event. Also, if you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor J at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Sunday at 10:00 service, we will be in-person with Bible stories, and other fun activities. Don't miss this opportunity to get together with other kids and celebrate Jesus together! Sign up here or contact Nancy for more information.
This week, pray…
Monday: we desire to please God.
Tuesday: we remember our audience of One in all we do.
Wednesday: we honor God in all things.
Thursday: for awareness that all souls matter.
Friday: for Israel and that the church stands with them.
Saturday: that God protects His people.
Sunday: in desperation for your "three" that don't know Jesus.
Verse of the week: Jude, verses 20-21
"But, you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. "
Mid-Week Boost: May 26th, 2021 6:30pm-7:30pm
Our May Boost gathering will be on May 26th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. We'll be going on a whirlwind around-the-world adventure! It's guaranteed that you will be encouraged. Snacks and fellowship on the COG lawn afterward!
VBS! You are Treasured!
Calling all Elementary Kids who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade! Mark your calendars for this year's FREE and IN PERSON VBS June 6th - 10th, 6:00-8:30pm! You won't want to miss the games, Bible stories, science activities, crafts and more! Also, don't miss our All You Can Eat Pancake Kick Off Event on Sunday night for the whole family! CLICK HERE for more details and to sign your kids up today! Email Nancy with questions.
VBS Volunteers Needed:
Many church members look forward to helping at VBS each year! It is fun and the kids will keep you hopping and laughing all week! CLICK HERE for a list of volunteer opportunities and to sign up to help. Training provided and lots of support even if you have never helped before. Don't miss the fun this year! Email Nancy with questions.
Friends and family are you tired of wearing your masks, your vaccinated, and ready to get back to a new normal? Don’t throw your cloth masks away. Our international medical team will require people in the villages to wear the masks when they visit. Many do not have masks. If you have any unwanted cloth facemasks, gattors, or unused surgical masks, please place in collection bin in foyer.
Chandler Lifegroup: Lessons We Can Learn From the Legends
We will take a person from scripture and dive into his/her story and see how those lessons apply to us today. They might be popular figures, but do we really know what or why they did what they did? Was it good? Was it bad or something else?
Our first legend will be Joseph (Jacob’s son, not Mary’s husband). Joseph’s story is actually like a reality TV show today. His life and story have many applications in real life!
Do you see the Bible as alive – giving us current examples from long ago? We will explore what happened, what Joseph was really like, his family dynamics, and the shocking reality of, “did that just happen?”
There is a lot to learn from Joseph, from how he handled himself to how God ultimately worked through him. So, come talk with us as we get down in the weeds and really look at the decisions he made, the life he lived, and the family and nation he saved.
Outdoor Ministry - May 31st, 2021 at 8:30am.
Come join us on a beautiful walk around Lakes' Ladora and Mary at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. We will meet at 8:30am on Monday, May 31 at the parking lots by the lakes. Contact Carol Bryan (303-522-2293) for more details.
Ladies Friday Morning Bible Study: June 4th, 2021, 9:30am via zoom. The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life by Dustin Willis and Brandon Clements. Starts June 4th at 9:30am. This 6-week study will delve into hospitality as a natural and effective way to build relationships for Christ. The cost for the book is $14.00 on Amazon. Join us Friday mornings on Zoom beginning at 9:30 AM! Contact Judy for more information.
New Members Class: June 13th, 2021, (after service).
Join us for our New Members class right after service. Come see what we are about, our vision, beliefs, and core values. Sign up at our ‘Get Connected’ table in back of sanctuary or click here. Snack will be served.
Men’s Beast Feast: June 13th, 2021, 5:30pm.
Location at Pastor Joel’s home. Calling all men of all ages! We will have a cook-out. Bring your own meat to grill and a side dish to share. Drinks and paper products will be provided. Sign up at the Get Connected table in the back of sanctuary or click here to sign up online.
Outdoor Ministry: June 12th, 2021
There is still room for anyone interested in going on our beginner or intermediate whitewater rafting trips on Saturday, June 12th. Please contact Carol Bryan (303-522-2293) by May 30 for details.
Students of Grace: Falls Creek Camp, July 18th-24th, 2021
It's only SOGCOG's biggest event of the year!!!
Falls Creek is one of the most amazing Christian camps in America with literally thousands of middle school and high school students gathering for five days of spiritually-impacting teaching by Shane Pruitt, powerful worship led by Cody Dunbar, and amazing times of fellowship and bible teaching in our own cabin.
Over the course of the summer at Falls Creek, THOUSANDS of students place their faith in Jesus! This will be an unbelievable opportunity to have your student and their friends hear the Gospel! Check out this link for a little TEASER.
The cost for this life-changing week is $275 per participant BUT we have a few amazing ways that families can bring down this cost:
1. Students who sign up and pay before May 31st will receive $25 off their camp cost.
2. The first ten students who sign up and pay for camp AND have a non-SOGCOG student sign up and pay for camp will receive a $50 credit for their camp fees AND their friend's camp fees. (Pastor J. has the final say on whether or not the friend qualifies as a non-SOGCOG student.)
3. SOGCOG will be holding a couple of fundraising opportunities before camp that will benefit students that choose to participate in these events. Watch for fundraising details coming soon.
Is your student ready to sign up? Follow this LINK for more information about Falls Creek and the student registration form. Please turn in this form as well as payment to Pastor J. Make checks out to COG.
We are still in need of a small, enclosed trailer to borrow for the trip to Falls Creek from July 18-24. If you or someone you know might be interested in loaning a trailer for this week, please email Pastor J or call him at 303-819-9774.
For His Glory
Mark your Calendars: 2021
-Nicaragua Mission Trip: July 31st-7th
-Faith Day 2021: Sunday August 8th, 1:10pm game.
Mercy Me will be concert after the game! See Anita or Chris to reserve your tickets. $18.00/ea. We will be in section U336
Good News Club For Kids:
The Good News Club is meeting Thursday from 4:30 - 6 pm at COG. This group is for elementary-aged children. Masks are required during the Good News Club get-togethers at COG.
You can register online or download the registration form. If you have questions or want to be a helper/leader, you can email Kathleen Chandler or call her at 720-621-3602.
Student Ministry: Wednesday nights, 6:30pm. South Building. See Pastor J.
Men: Tuesday Bible Study, 6am. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93991814344
Women: Thursday Bible Study, 6:30pm. Contact Anita at email@example.com
Women: Friday Bible Study, 9:30am. Contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in need of a Facility Manager. This is a part time position that oversees the building/grounds of COG. Please reach out to Pastor Chris if interested.
Sunday Prayer Time:
Join us in corporate prayer on Sunday mornings via Zoom from 8:00 am - 8:30 am. The link and login is the same every week.
Meeting ID: 598 261 804
Text Registration Code - Text "COMMUNITY" to 49775