Churchwide Announcements
Easter Outside
On Easter Sunday, April 4, we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! This Easter, we are going to celebrate in a little different, but very exciting way. We're going to celebrate Easter Outside! We'll gather together for one time of worship on the amphitheater that Sunday at 10:00am. We'll give you more details as the day approaches, but for now, begin inviting your friends and family to join us for this fun, family-friendly time of celebration.
How to Prepare for Easter Outside
As we move toward our celebration on April 4th, there are several things you can do to prepare.
  • Pray - Pray that God will use this celebration to bring glory to Himself and good to His people and the people in our community. Pray also that God will grant us a warm, sunny Easter Sunday.
  • Invite - Invite your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to join us as we celebrate.
  • Bring Candy for the Easter Egg Hunt - Immediately following our Easter worship service, we will host Easter Egg Hunts for the preschoolers and children. Please help us prepare by bringing candy to put in the eggs.
  • Plan to Park in a New Spot - If you are physically able, we will ask you to park on the side of the building or in the back parking lot that day to provide room for our guests and senior adults in the front parking lot.
  • Plan to Bring Your Chair(s) - We will worship together on the lawn next to the Commons. Please plan to bring chairs for your family.

Help Needed for Easter Outside
In order to provide a welcoming environment for our guests and regular attenders on Easter Sunday, we will need several people to volunteer to serve in different areas. We will need volunteers to:

  • Direct Traffic in the Parking Lot

  • Greet People on the Lawn

  • Help People to Find a Place to Sit on the Lawn

  • Clean Up After the Service

If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Nate French, Associate Pastor, at 205.969.1236 or nate.french@libertypark.org.
Reservations for Sunday Morning Worship Services, March 28 with Communion
Please make your reservations for our On-Campus Worship Services for Sunday, March 28. We offer a choir-led worship service at 9:00am and a praise band-led service at 10:30am.

This Sunday, we will serve Communion at both services. Be prepared as you come for the Lord's Supper this Palm Sunday!

To make your reservations, click here (www.libertypark.org/reservations)

Both services will be livestreamed for those unable to attend on-campus. You can join us virtually by logging onto the YouTube streaming service. Click here to join us and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

***PLEASE NOTE*** Our student Bible Study Groups meet at 9:00am. Our preschool and children's Bible Study Groups meet at 10:30am.

You can also follow along with the sermon notes at libertypark.org/notes
Prayer Walk, April 3
Join us at 9:00am on Saturday, April 3 for a Prayer Walk around our campus in preparation for our worship service on Easter Sunday.
On Campus Adult Bible Studies - Sunday Mornings
After Easter Sunday, a few of our adult Bible study groups will begin meeting back on campus. If you haven't been in a Bible study group, or it has been a long time, we invite you to join one!

Meeting on campus beginning April 8, Thursdays at 10:30am
  • Adult Bible Study - open to all adults, this class will begin meeting on campus on Thursdays at 10:30am beginning April 8. Barbara Money will facilitate this class as they walk through the Bible chronologically.

Meeting on campus beginning April 11, Sundays at 9:15am
  • Adult Bible Study - a group for young couples and parents of young children and teenagers, this group will begin meeting on campus on Sundays at 9:15am beginning April 11. Nate French will facilitate this class.

Meeting on campus beginning April 11, Sundays at 10:30am
  • Generations Bible Study - a multi-generational class designed to dig deeper into the books of the Bible. It is a hybrid class, meeting both on campus and via Zoom. Currently, this class is studying Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. Contact Gerrick Wilkins, teacher, for more information.

Meeting on campus beginning April 18, Sundays at 10:30am
  • Ladies Bible Study - open to all ladies, this class will begin meeting on campus on Sundays at 10:30am beginning April 18. Jeannette Huston will facilitate this class.
Easter Offering for North American Missions
It is estimated that 275 million people in North America do not have a personal relationship with Christ. Each year, we collect an offering at Easter to support North American Missionaries who work to share the gospel with those who have yet to believe. Our goal this year is to raise $12,000 to invest in this mission. To date, the amount given is: $7,070.
Let’s Read the Bible Together
Join us as we read through the Scriptures together. #TCLPreadsMark

Our readings for this week are:
  • Wednesday, March 24 - Mark 9
  • Thursday, March 25 - Mark 10
  • Friday, March 26 - Mark 11
  • Saturday, March 27 - Review/Catch Up
  • Sunday, March 28 - Worship with TCLP
  • Monday, March 29 - Mark 12
  • Tuesday, March 30 - Mark 13
  • Wednesday, March 31 - Mark 14

To view short video devotions, given by staff and church members, on the daily readings, click here.
Blood Drive - March 31
Currently, our community blood supply is very low. One way you can help is to donate blood. The team from LifeSouth is scheduled to be at the church Wednesday, March 31 from 11:00am until 5:00pm. If you are able, please sign up at libertypark.org/blooddrive to donate that Wednesday.
Depression
Depression can be a difficult road to be on and can cause pain, not only for the one suffering, but also for those closest to them. Depression covers a wide range from having a mindset that is stuck - unable to make decisions or accomplish anything, including your normal, everyday work and ministry- to brief mood fluctuations or the feelings of sadness, disappointment or irritation that everyone can experience.
 
The first step towards freedom from depression is to determine all the contributing factors. Addressing physical factors is important. Note that God ministered to the physical needs of the prophet Elijah before He addressed Elijah’s deeper cause of depression in 1 Kings 19. A complete physical by a medical doctor is very important. If you are still struggling, please consider reaching out to our counseling ministry at libertypark.org/biblical-counseling
 
-Leigh Simmons
New Grief Share Group Starting Tuesday, April 6
As believers, we have great comfort in knowing that a loved one that has died and was a Christian is healthy and happy in heaven. If we believe that with confidence then we also believe that our Father is good, all-knowing and will comfort us. But, even knowing all this, the days and nights can be long and hard. Grief is very personal and does not, necessarily, follow a particular pattern. We are all unique and our circumstances are different. Learning to think about life in a new way can be unsettling and overwhelming. There is much good that God can give us through our pain. How would we know of God’s ability to sustain, guide and comfort us if we didn’t experience the sufferings of this life? Beginning Tuesday, April 6, The Church at Liberty Park will offer a grief support group for help and encouragement.

You might have experienced loss years ago or it could be recent, it could have been a family member or a friend. Every person’s situation is personal and unique. If you need someone to talk to, please join us on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm beginning April 6th. For more information and to sign up, please email Leigh Simmons at leigh.simmons@libertypark.org.

You can also view the video below to learn more about Grief Share.
Secret Church 21
On Friday, April 23, 2021, we will join with tens of thousands of people around the world for intense study in God's Word and prayer for the persecuted church as we participate in Secret Church 21.

This year's theme is: The Great Imbalance
Go and make disciples of all nations. A clear command and monumental charge from Jesus. Yet what if, despite our best intentions and sincerest efforts as the church to obey Jesus, we are actually ignoring what He said? At best, what if we have misunderstood Him? And what if much of our efforts are unknowingly keeping millions upon millions of people around the world from eternal life? Further, what if much of our efforts are keeping you and me from experiencing God’s purpose for our lives? Unlike any Secret Church we have ever done, Secret Church 21 is designed to be a ground-breaking journey through God’s Word and around the world that leads to a tectonic shift in the way you view your life, your family, and God’s design for the church. For your eyes will be open not only to a great imbalance that is affecting countless people for eternity, but also to the bold opportunity you have to change it with your time on this earth.

Secret Church will begin at 6:00pm on Friday, April 23, 2021 and conclude at midnight. To learn more and to sign up, visit www.libertypark.org/secret-church. The cost for the evening is $10 per person with a family maximum of $20.
Guatemala Mission Trip, July 17-25
This summer, we will take a mission team to a new location in Guatemala to share the gospel through medical ministries, children's ministries, and a small construction effort. We will travel to the mountainous part of Guatemala in Cantel, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala on July 17-25. If you are interested in participating, please let us know by contacting Grant Eudy or David Lucas by April 4, 2021​​.
Children & Student Ministry Updates
Easter Egg Hunt - April 4
Immediately following our outdoor service on Easter Sunday, we will host an Egg Hunt for preschool and elementary age children. Please bring donations of candy to the designated boxes outside the Sanctuary and at the children’s check-in desks to help us supply those eggs with treats for the kids!
Mark Your Calendars for VBS 2021
Vacation Bible School will be June 7-11, 2021. More information will be coming soon!
Baby Dedication - Father's Day
The next baby dedication will be on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20 during the 10:30am service. Contact Family Pastor, Ben Stephenson, or preschool director, Julia Hillsinger for more information.
Youth Group and Bible Study
We will not meet tonight, Wednesday, March 24, because of Spring Break.

Join us Sunday, March 28 for Bible Study at 9:00am.

For more information, contact Pastor Clint Barthel.
Prayer List
Everyone can participate by praying! The prayer list is always available to view on the church website. The password is pray. You can submit requests through this simple form, or you can email Carol.

And please send us updates! We love to praise the Lord for answered prayer and continue to rejoice and pray with you.
How Can I Stay Informed?
We will update you regularly through the following channels:

Giving Reminders
Offering Envelopes
Offering envelopes are now available for pickup on the Welcome Center Desk. If you would like envelopes but do not see your name on a set, please contact the church office and we will be happy to get one for you. Due to the increase in online giving, we are streamlining our envelope system.
Your Generosity Helps to Continue Our Mission
Thank you for your support of The Church at Liberty Park. Your generosity helps us continue our mission of glorifying God and making disciples by inviting our community to enjoy fulfilling lives in Christ. Below are a few reminders about giving options.
  • Give Online: www.libertypark.org/give
  • Text to Give: Text TCLP to 73256 to give using your text messaging. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
  • Give by Check: Please make checks payable to: The Church at Liberty Park and mail to: 12001 Liberty Parkway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242.
Offerings Received
Offerings Received
  • March 1-21, 2021 - $131,329
  • March 2020 - $111,727

  • YTD 2021 - $309,229
  • YTD 2020 - $302,748

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions
  • Goal: $12,000
  • Give to Date: $7,070
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