April 2015 Church on the Rise Family: Mark 16:6-7 New Living Translation 3500 NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Roseburg, OR 97470 541-672-4806 …The angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. Country music star Reba McEntire said this about Easter, “Easter is very important to me, it's a second chance” Do you need a second chance today? Have the circumstances or conditions of your life left you begging to start over? Have you ever wished you could have a do over? Or simply wanted to start something over again. Perhaps a relationship, a big decision, a job change. Easter is the season of second chances. In fact, on the first Easter morning, Peter needed one. There in the Upper Room, he had insisted that he would never deny Christ. But just as Jesus had predicted, Peter not only denied the Lord, but he denied Him three times. The last glimpse Peter had of Jesus before His crucifixion was in the glow of the fire in the high priest's courtyard, where he actually made eye contact with Jesus. And then he went out and wept bitterly. What kind of look do you think Jesus gave Peter when their eyes met? Do you think it was one of those I-told-you-so looks? Do you think it was one of scorn, as if to say, "How could you betray Me?" I don't think it was either one. I think it was a look of love, a look of compassion that said, "I still love you, Peter." And I believe that is why Peter went out and wept bitterly. He had failed the Lord so miserably. He probably thought there was no hope for him. But then a message went out from the empty tomb that Jesus had risen, followed by these instructions, "Go, tell His disciples-and Peter. . . ." It was not, "Go tell the disciples, including Peter, James, and John. . . ." It was just Peter, because Peter needed a special word of encouragement. Do you need encouragement? Maybe you have fallen short. You didn't plan on it, but it happened. And like Peter, maybe you ended up with the wrong people in the wrong place at the wrong time, ultimately doing the wrong thing. God gave Peter a second chance. And He will give you one too, because Easter is the season for the person who needs a second chance. If that is you make sure you join us April 5th at 10:30 am for Easter Sunday at Church on the Rise. And if you know someone desperate for a second chance bring them along, because everyone needs a second chance. Happy Easter! Pastor Scott March 30-April 3 Holy Week April 3 Town Prayer - D.C. Courthouse Room 310 at noon April 5 Easter/ Friend Day Egg Hunt for all kids up to 6th grade April 8 Last Day of Free Indeed Series and soup and bread fellowship April 12 Empty Nester’s Luncheon directly after church April 14 Funtimer’s Potluck at 1:00pm Board and Leaders Meeting 6:30pm April 24-25 Missions Convention April 29 Special Night of Worship District NMI Convention Fell wship All-Church Information Mom’s M.A.P (Meeting and Playing) meets every Tuesday at 10:00am in Fellowship Hall. Bring the kids and join other moms to make new friends, encourage one another, and gain life application skills. Childcare is provided. Groups Funtimers - (Senior Adults) Potluck Tuesday, April 14th for their monthly potluck. They meet at 1:00pm in the clubhouse. Bring your favorite main, side, salad, or dessert to share. Ladies Birthday Luncheon - April 20th at noon at Karen’s Coffee Cup. Squares of Hope quilting ministry meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10:00am in the clubhouse. Ladies Fellowship and Bible study Tuesday mornings at 9:00am in the church library. Coffee, fellowship, and the sharing of God’s Word. Easter and Friend Day is April 5th Here are some things you can do to make Friend Day a success: April 24 & 25 Medford First Church of the Nazarene Set Free! April 8th is the last day of our Free Indeed Series with Pastor Robert Morris. We will celebrate by providing a special free dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 pm. After eating and cleaning up, the kids and teens go off to their activities and the rest of us will meet in the sanctuary for the final message, “Set Free.” Pray each day for the people you have invited On Easter Sunday…….a Warm Welcome is Key! LEADERS PARK in upper field for SS and worship. EVERYONE wears a NAME TAG on “Friend Day”. Be sure to LOOK FOR YOUR FRIEND as soon as they enter and ask them to sit with you. EVERYONE fills out the GUEST/MEMBER COMMUNICATION card in the bulletin and drops it in the offering bag. (This encourages the guest fill out theirs also.) The week after Easter, follow up with your friends and ask them to join us again. And keep praying for them! April 1st--It is no April Fools joke--Pastor Olivia needs your candy donations TONIGHT April 5th--1st-6th graders will enjoy an "egg-celent" Easter Egg Hunt during the 10:30 Worship Service (wear weather appropriate shoes and a jacket!). Kinderkids and nursery age children will partake in their share of the action following the service with their parents' participation. April 8th--Kiddos will begin a Wednesday Night series learning about God using one of their favorite things- Candy! Each week will feature a different candy and a different attribute of God's character. April 19th--There will be no Children's Church for 1st-6th graders as they join their parents in the Sanctuary to listen to me preach in big church! April 29th-- Kids will get to worship with their parents during our Quarterly Night of Worship Contact Pastor Olivia for more details: 541-672-4806 Youth Department Easter is April 5th. Invite someone to Friend Day! High School Bible Study - HSBS meets on Monday’s at the clubhouse from 3-4:00pm. We are currently going through a study on the book of Revelation. “The Tree” Youth Service - Every Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30, our youth group gets together to play crazy games, worship, and learn what it means to truly love God. Spring Cleaning? Don’t forget to donate your unwanted treasures to the youth group for their annual garage sale in June. Items can be Regular Scheduled Services/Meetings April 2015 Sunday 9:15 am 10:30 am Sunday School Worship Service Sun Mon Tue Wed 1 Free Indeed Wednesday 5:30-6:15 Soup and Bread 6:30-7:30pm Free Indeed Series 7:35-8:30 Hour of Power Prayer 7:45 pm Worship Practice Upcoming Events 5 7:00am Sunrise Service Easter Friend Day 6 7 Prayer 6:30am Squares of Hope 12 13 14 Prayer 6:30am Funtimer’s Potluck 20 21 Prayer 6:30am Squares of Hope May 7 National Day of Prayer Empty Nesters Lunch after church May 10 Mother’s Day 19 May 12 Board and Leader Meeting May 14-15 District Assembly - Bend May 22-29 Days of Renewal at Camp Memorial Day - Office Closed May 30 6th Grade Escape Sat 4 Good Friday Town Prayer Holy Week - Stations of the Cross and Communion 12-1:00pm Teen Trivia Night May 25 Fri 2 Last day for Easter candy May 1 Kellogg Thu 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 Last day of Free Indeed Series and Soup and Bread Board/Leaders Meeting Women’s Birthday Luncheon 26 27 District NMI Convention—Medford 28 29 Prayer 6:30am Special Night of Worship 6:30pm 30 Sunday School Classes 9:15am Sunday Mornings SS101 Daniel - Spiritual Living in a Secular World Location: Room 104 Brian Fye SS102 Adult Bible Study - New Testament Verse By Verse Location: Room 101 Ethel Bradshaw SS103 Berean’s Bible Study Location: Church Library Leon Bennett SS104 Adult Bible Study - Book of Matthew Location: Room 109 Jerry Wylie SS105 Newcomer’s Group Taking Sunday into Monday Location: Sanctuary Dave and Jan Leroue SS106 Senior Adult Bible Study Location: Room 111 Pat Rodriguez SS107 Men’s Discipleship Location: Sanctuary Loy Neavoll SS108 Ladies Bible Study Location: Church Office Maria Crince SS109 Young Families Group Location: Room 108 Scott and Melissa Moore SS118-120: 7th-8th grade - Clubhouse Darrin Neavoll 9th-10th grade - Clubhouse Paul and Rosa Mohlsick 11th & 12th grade - Clubhouse, Rm 1 Zach & Laura Carpenter Classes also available for Children Birth through 6th Grade. Groups Meeting Throughout the Week Monday Morning Prayer Every Monday morning at 6:30am. Location: Sanctuary Pastor Scott T100 Mom’s MAP (Meeting and Playing) Tuesdays at 10:00am Location: Room 101 Kristi Cook T101 Ladies Bible Study Ladies Bible study. Tuesday’s at 9:00am Location: Church Library Kelly Moore Squares of Hope 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00am. Location: Clubhouse Kathy Davis T102 Ladies Group: Following God’s Will Tuesday’s at Heavenly Hair, Heavenly Hands at 4:00pm. Call Maria Crince at 541-673-1172. “Free Indeed” DVD Series with Robert Morris Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 Location: Sanctuary Hour of Power Wednesday’s 7:35-8:30pm. Location: Room 111. Pastor Scott’s Lunch Bunch Day & time: Thursdays at 12:00pm Location: Charlies’s BBQ on Harvard Wednesday Classes at 6:30pm for: Youth (7th—12th grade) @ Clubhouse Kids (4 years old through 6th Grade) in Room 200 Nursery available for kids birth through 3 in Room 105 Find us on any of these social media outlets and join the conversation. www.RoseburgChurchOnTheRise.com Facebook.com/RoseburgChurchOnTheRise Twitter.com/RoseburgCOTR RoseburgChurchOnTheRise Nicole Richey Alex Richey Robbie Robertson David Pagni Richard Rios Kian Lawson Eleanor Pagni Ann Burson Wesley Carpenter True Goodwin Luis Hernandez Bob Jackson Amanda Larson Benjamin McClendon Willis Cook Jim Hewitt Cheryl Ann Hill Kathy Wylie Tony Sheppard Kenneth David Michelle Pardon Barry Downie Rick Larecy Kristi Cook 1 1 1 2 5 8 8 9 10 11 11 11 11 15 17 18 20 20 24 25 25 26 28 30 If we have missed your birthday, please call the church office so you can be added to our list.
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