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Combined Worship Hour // 10:30am

What To Expect

Opening Song : Build My Life
Welcome
Worship Songs : Revelation Song // O Come To The Altar
Announcements // Offering
Message: "I Am The Vine"
Series: I Am
Prayer and Dismissal

Finding Peace

I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn't like the peace that this world can give. So don't be worried or afraid.
- John 14:27, CEV

Have you ever been on a troubled sea? I’ve experienced storms at sea on several occasions and frankly, I’ve no desire to repeat the experience! On the surface, the winds can sweep across the sea at 40, 60, 100 miles an hour, with blowing rain, lightning, thunder, and an overpowering darkness. Waves can rise to 20, 30, even 50 feet high. A ship in such a storm can be tossed about like a toy boat. It’s easy for an oceangoing craft to be lost in such storms. But underneath the surface, just 100 feet down, there’s no storm. All is perfectly quiet. No sound. No tumult. Not even a ripple of turmoil. 

This remarkable fact makes me think of God’s peace. It gives me an inkling of what our Lord must’ve been talking about when He promised His disciples His peace. He told them because they were His followers, they’d have trouble in this world. But in spite of this, He promised He’d never leave those who followed Him, and His constant presence would be the means whereby they could experience His peace. 

When fears, anxieties, and troubles arise in your life, look for the following signs of God’s peace as it …

· Transcends circumstances . Often, peace is more readily seen and felt in the midst of trial and trouble. But regardless of what you’re experiencing, know this: God is your peace. Put your faith in Him.

· Surpasses understanding . The peace of God is not something we can always figure out. But it’s operative and available to us—far beyond our ability to understand it. 

· Extends to all His followers . God’s peace is extended to every person who accepts Jesus as their Savior, turns from their sin, and pursues a life in obedience to the guidance of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit.

· Is an abiding state of being . In the difficult circumstances of life, the Holy Spirit is present to help. Peace—deep, genuine, God-given peace—can be the “norm” in which you live day to day.

As you move forward each day, trust and believe that God’s desire for you is to feel an abiding peace at all times—a peace that includes joy no matter how big the waves become.

*Charles Stanley - "Finding Peace"
Hey Parents!!

Looking for a little something to help pass the time? Check out these links:

* Rightnowmedia.org : This is a free video resource for our church. Check out the kids' section (VeggieTales, etc.) and watch with the family! Registration link: click here .

* How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus : click here .

* Ridge resources for Sunday morning activities/lessons. Just in case you missed out this weekend: click here .

*If you like comedy and hearing about God's love, check out the So & So Show on YouTube! click here .

* Gominno.com : Another video resource for kids and families (free trial offer): click here .
Online Devotional

Raise your hand if you could use a little peace right now. Us too.

Join us WEDNESDAY MORNING at 8:30AM on YouTube or Facebook as The Ridge Pastor, Jimmy McIlrath, leads us through a Midweek Morning Moment. 

Can't join us live? No problem! Feel free to watch anytime.

Last week's Midweek Morning Moment: Click Here .

Good Works Project

Hey Ridge family! Hope all is well with everyone. We wanted to find a way that we could Do Something Good in the middle of this time of “social distance” and forced homeschooling.

Turns out....people still need us! There are many in our community who (for a variety of reasons) are unable to do necessary and routine shopping, either because they are at risk or are living with someone who is.

That’s where The Ridge Shopping Angels* come in!

If you would like to volunteer as an Angel and do shopping and home delivery for someone who can’t get out, please let me know ( don@greenwoodland.com ). If you know an organization or individual who could use a little Shopping Angel love, let us know that, too!

*Disclaimer - We stole the idea.....and the name from the “original” Shopping Angels. We’re still gonna do it, though.

- Don Webb
Current Message Series

To the dead man, Jesus was life. To the prostitute, He was a second chance. To the searching, He was the long-awaited answer. Discover what it means when He says, "I Am Jesus."

In this four-week series, learn some of the different ways Jesus is represented in the Bible: as the Resurrection and the Life, as the Good Shepherd, as the Light of the World, and as the Vine.

RidgeRunners
March Theme - Forgiveness

Hi, Parents!
Forgiveness is not easy, but holding onto things can really weigh us down. This month we'll be looking at how Jesus forgave others and how he wants us to do the same.

Car Talk:
*Has someone ever told you they were sorry but you felt like they didn't mean it? How did that make you feel?
*What should you do to really forgive someone?
*Why should we forgive others?

Memory Verse (learn it together):
"Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you." Colossians 3:13, NIrV
Student Ministry This Week:

Sunday at 5:30 pm - Interactive Live Stream via Instagram @ridgestudents

Devotional posted daily for students via Instagram and GroupMe

Bonus videos, games and discussion to be posted
during the days and weeks ahead
Souled Out Dates are Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5

S cholarships are available to help with costs to families  - No student should miss Souled Out because of money or having to choose between it and other activities - It's that important! 

To register and for more information, follow both of these links:

Informational meeting has been postponed.

For more information our 2021 trip, please contact Marietta Webb: email
Rose Hill Ministry

The Ridge is in charge of feeding the homeless every second Tuesday of the month. All meals are served at Rose Hill Church on Hamilton Road.

Our next service date is April 14th at 5pm.

Please email us if you would like more information: info@theridgecolumbus.com .
Series: Standing On The Promises

Week #1 : Moving Mountains
Week #2 : Faith Over Fear
Week #5: The Blessed Life

Series: I Am

Week #1: I Am The Light

For more series, click here.
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