THIS WEEK @ MC3
March 29, 2021
Two Easter Sunday services planned
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MC3 Church will offer two in-person Easter Sunday services on April 4—an early service at 9 a.m. and the regular 10:30 a.m. service. The online service will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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A word from Art
New sermon series will look at where and how the church needs to move to REACH THE ONE in our community and world
Scripture: Luke 24

We want to be a church that is on the move and reaching for the One. Before He ascended into heaven, Jesus told the Church that they needed to be "On the Move," advancing the Gospel into the hearts and lives of others. Jesus even told His followers that the Church would be an unstoppable force. This week, we will watch as Jesus sets the church into motion by running headlong toward the cross and the tomb. Join us for services this Resurrection Sunday as we look at how Jesus was on the move for you and me.
John wrote in his gospel "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus), that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life!"
Kingdom Kids
The Easter Story
 
While I am uncertain exactly what we will be doing in heaven, I hope to ask our magnificent God to show “reruns” of some of the most wonderful events of all times. I want to begin with a rerun of the creation, the parting of the Red Sea, the slaying of a giant by a shepherd boy, the angels speaking to Mary and then Joseph, and the shepherds. The list continues from Genesis through Revelation. However, Jesus’ birth and resurrection must be the most ‘requested’ because these two are genuinely the most miraculous and wonderful of all events!
 
This Sunday, we will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, as well as the events leading to Easter, i.e., Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemane and the Crucifixion. We will present these five lessons to our darling children, with outlines of each event, along with an activity and a few other surprises. Of course, we are limited as to what all we can do in our present conditions. (Last Easter, we could not even meet at all, so we are very grateful to have a nice large room for children to meet in, with COVID safety precautions.)
 
Please consider bringing your children and worshipping with us. There is just something sweet and precious about the enthusiasm ‘in the air’ as we celebrate Resurrection Day. Join us to worship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and be a part of a church family of believers. There is nothing like it!
 
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Children’s Worship Time
Sundays – 10:30 AM
Event Hall – “The Upper Room” (Upstairs)
 
Each Sunday since November, we have held a children’s worship time, Kingdom Kids, for darling children Kindergarten through Grade 5. Regrettably, and with broken hearts, we do not have facilities for babies and toddlers. 

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“What do eggs have to do with Easter?”
 
Well, I have also been confused about this. Here, however, is an “eggcellent” way to explain a spiritual meaning tied to the tradition of Easter eggs.
 
Symbol of the Trinity
 
Easter is a good time to talk to children about the Trinity. Since this is a difficult concept for children to understand, use an egg as a symbol of The Trinity.
 
Explain that just as there are three partsthe shell, the white and the yolkin one egg, there are three personsthe Father, the Son and the Holy Spiritin one God.
 
Ask your children to suggest ways that God the Father is like an eggshell. (He protects us. He sent His Son so that we could have a new life.)
 
Ask the children how Jesus might be like the egg white. (White is the color of purity and innocence. Jesus was without sin.)
 
Just as the egg white contains the yolkthe food source for the developing baby chickensso Jesus came as the source of new life for us. After He returned to heaven, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with us. Ask the children how the yolk of an egg might represent the Holy Spirit. (In order to grow, the chick within the egg needs nourishment. It gets this from the yolk. If we are to grow spiritually, we need the power of the Holy Spirit within us.)
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Camp workers needed
Art is looking for dedicated, courageous servants to work a week of camp for 3rd-4th Graders at North Georgia Christian Camp (NGC) on June 20-24.
 
If you are able and willing to serve, please email Art at stansberry@mc3.life so that he can start planning an amazing week of camp. By the way, check out the camp--or register your child(ren) to attend--at www.christiancamp.net.
Quick hitters
  • ANGEL BAGS FOR INDIA - SOAR Ministries is expanding Angel Bags to India. The goal is to raise money to fill 1,000 bags and each bag is $10. Proceeds from the MC3 Church masks and any donations will go directly to the India Angel Bag project. You can make donations to MC3 or directly to SOAR Ministries by check or using this link: http://www.soarministries.org/donate.html.

  • NG3 BOSTON BUTT FUNDRAISER - NG3 Parkview is selling whole smoked Boston Butts for $35. Orders must be placed by April 27. Pick-up is May 1, 9 a.m. to noon., at Smokin Gold BBQ. Each piece of meat averages about six pounds and can feed 15-18 adults. All proceeds benefit NG3 Parkview, a character development and small group mentoring program serving Parkview High School. Reserve your Boston Butt at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ng3-parkview-boston-butt-fundraiser-tickets-142113648749
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
March 30 - 6:30 p.m. - YAMs (Young Adult Ministry) C-Group (Via Zoom)
March 30 - 7 p.m. - Tuesday Night Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
March 31 - 6 p.m. - Middle and High School Student Gathering (Via Zoom - Email Will Tyler for link)
March 31 - 7 p.m. - 9:37 C-Group hosted by Art and Christy Stansberry (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 833 2222 7797; passcode: 108463)
March 31 - 7 p.m. - Family C-Group hosted by Jim and Becky Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 863 5258 5691; passcode: 743351)
April 4 - 9 a.m. - Adult Sunday C-Group taught by Bruce Burdick, Donna Dukett and David McGaughey (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 740 5138 4581; passcode 5eJ6Lz)
April 4 - 9 a.m. - POSTPONED THIS WEEK - New Testament Journeys C-Group hosted by Jim Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 893 5645 1134passcode: 591300) (Read 2 Timothy 3-4 this week)
April 4 - 9 a.m. - Early Easter Sunday IN-PERSON Worship Service - 2150 Paxton Dr., Lilburn, Ga., 30047
April 4 - 10:30 a.m. - Easter Sunday IN-PERSON Worship Service - 2150 Paxton Dr., Lilburn, Ga., 30047April 4 - 10:30 a.m. - Easter Sunday ONLINE Worship Service (Access through MC3.Life, FacebookYouTube or the MC3 Church app)
April 4 - 1 p.m. - POSTPONED THIS WEEK - Student Ministry Gathering - Right after church in event hall
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