RIDGELINES

March 18 – March 24, 2017

The online connection to the Autumn Ridge Church Community.

This Week

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AUTUMN RIDGE

| children (Infant-Grade 5)

Don’t know where to go? Check out the Children’s Welcome Desk in the lobby.

  • Saturdays, 5:30pm: Infant-PreK
  • Sundays, 9 & 10:30am: Infant-Grade 5
  • Barnabas (Special Needs): Sundays, 10:30am
  • Kids’ Club (preK-Grage 5): Wednesdays, 6:30pm
  • American Heritage Girls (ages 5-18): Monday, Mar. 20, 6:15pm
  • Trail LIfe USA (boys K-Grade 7): Monday, Mar. 20, 6:15pm
  • Helping Hands: Thursday, Mar. 23, 9:30am
  • 1 Thing for March: Kids’ Choice – purchase World Vision animals

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic (6-12th grade): 5:30pm, Sundays
  • Middle School Life Groups: 5:30pm, Sundays
  • High School Life Groups: 6:30pm, Wednesdays

college-aged (ages 18-24)

  • College-Aged gatherings: Sundays, 7:30pm – Lighthouse

| men

  • Men’s Bible Study Fellowship: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – Upper Room
  • Men’s Coffee Club, Discussions and Presentations: Wednesdays, 9:30am – Upper Room
  • Wednesday Men’s Study: 6:30pm – Upper Room
  • Men’s Bible Study: Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room

| women

  • Women’s Bible Study: Wednesdays 9:30am & 6:30pm. 1 Cor 12 – Unity in Giftedness.
  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers): Thursday, Mar. 16, 9:15am – Summit Room
  • Side by Side (medical spouses): Fridays, 9:15am – Summit Room

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm: in the Lighthouse

| missions & local outreach

  • Coming March 25 – April 1: Your opportunity to participate in a one-week missions trip to Honduras to visit the Barahonas, Autumn Ridge supported missionaries. Contact Bonnie Davids at bdavids@centurytel.net.

| general events & classes

  • Evensong and Holy Communiion Service, Sunday, Mar. 19, 6pm, Timothy Chapel
  • Adult Bible Study: Book of Hebrews, Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Volleyball, Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Adult Choir Rehearsal, Wednesdays, 6:30pm – Sanctuary
  • Celebrate Recovery, Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room
  • Precept Study (men and women)Tuesdays, 9:30am and 7:00pm – Luther Room, Philippians: How to Have Joy
  • A Time for Women Spring Craft Retreat, Saturday, Mar. 25, 9am-4pm – Summit Room. Ladies, please join us for an informal gathering. You may come and go as your schedule permits. Please bring a snack to share with others; coffee and water will be provided. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Questions call or text Mert at 507-269-7653.
  • OASIS Senior Adults, Tuesday, Mar. 21, 12:00om, Common Grounds Cafe, Food with Culture (German food), $8.00 per person. Erika Kelly will be talking about God’s infinite plan for our life. Please call Marilyn Leske by March 17 at 252-0544 or email her at leske.am@gmail.com to register.

Large Events (concerts, conferences, etc.)

FUTURE EVENTS

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Click on the image to visit the Easter page and even order Easter flowers.


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General Events/Classes

Connected: Emotionally – Focused Couples

Too often, the close connection God wants married couples to enjoy can become strained or even broken. Couples can attempt to repair the damage by applying wise principles to their marriage, but no advice or newfound skills will make a difference unless they feel emotionally safe, close, cherished, and respected together. It’s that strong emotional connection that truly motivates spouses to build a healthy marriage.

Facilitator:  Pastor Dan Farm
Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:00 and 10:30 am – LC 101


Take the fear out of sharing about your faith in jesus

4-(four)-chairs-webWe’ll use Jesus’ own model for disciple-making:
1. Jesus invited people to come and see
2. Jesus encouraged some to “follow me”
3. Jesus challenged his followers to become fishers of men
4. Jesus promoted multiplication by telling them to “go and bear fruit.”

Saturday, March 25, Edwards Room, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Led by Pastor Woody Roland


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Click on the image to visit the Easter page and even order Easter flowers.


FAMILY CAMP: July 30-August 4

Register Now

AutumnRidgeChurch.org/familycamp

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  • Evensong and Holy Communiion Service, Sunday, Mar. 19, 6pm, Timothy Chapel
  • Adult Bible Study: Book of Hebrews, Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Volleyball, Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Adult Choir Rehearsal, Wednesdays, 6:30pm – Sanctuary
  • Celebrate Recovery, Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room
  • Precept Study (men and women)Tuesdays, 9:30am and 7:00pm – Luther Room, Philippians: How to Have Joy
  • A Time for Women Spring Craft Retreat, Saturday, Mar. 25, 9am-4pm – Summit Room. Ladies, please join us for an informal gathering. You may come and go as your schedule permits. Please bring a snack to share with others; coffee and water will be provided. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Questions call or text Mert at 507-269-7653.
  • OASIS Senior Adults, Tuesday, Mar. 21, 12:00om, Common Grounds Cafe, Food with Culture (German food), $8.00 per person. Erika Kelly will be talking about God’s infinite plan for our life. Please call Marilyn Leske by March 17 at 252-0544 or email her at leske.am@gmail.com to register.

Church Community News (Announcements, Letters, Employment, etc.)

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS

We extend our sympathy to Sharon Chambers and her family on the March 8 death of her father, Raymond Myers.

We extend our sympathy to Robin Morganthaler and her family. Robin’s mother, Jean, died March 5.

We extend our sympathy to Peggy Johns on the death of her brother, Tom, on March 5.

We extend our sympathy to Dale Curtin and his family, whose father died on March 8.


mercying-definitionMercy has been defined as “love in action.” Whether you want to show that love in action in the Autumn Ridge community or in the broader community, we have options for you, your family, and even your Life Group.

Have you found opportunities for Mercy-ing?
Use a Connection Card to drop us a note and let us know – so that we may encourage others to find their own opportunities.


Celebrate Recovery needs your help

to provide the conduit of love, compassion, and connection to Christ for children from toddlers through middle schoolers every Friday night as their parents attend Celebrate Recovery. This is a volunteer position, but may become a paid part-time position. Volunteers need to be 18 or older and will need to complete a background check if we don’t already have one on file. Call Gary Seaquist at 507-287-9101 or e-mail garyseaquist@gmail.com for more information.


The 2017 men’s softball league

The 2017 men’s softball league starts in early May, and the deadline to sign up is March 31st. If interested in participating, contact Ken Nance by text/cell at 630-664-2184 or e-mail him at nancek00@gmail.com.


Hire a Student

Do you need help with a project?
Hire a student to help. Money earned goes toward summer mission trips.
Info on the Student webpage.


Our Giving To God

Giving to God’s work last week: $74,653

Children (Infant-5th Grade)

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Wednesday Night Clubs

6:30 – 8:00pm for PreK-Grade 5. Meet in the Children’s Wing.

DiscipleKids Weekend Classes

Saturdays at 5:30pm:

Classes for infant – K15 Preschool
Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am:

Classes for infant – 5th Grade
Elementary students are encouraged to attend class for one hour and then attend a worship service with their families during another service.


 

BARNABAS Ministry, Sundays @10:30

Barnabas is a Sunday School for children and teens ages 5-18 who have special needs.  Barnabas exists to glorify God by sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word.  The Barnabas class meets every Sunday during the 10:30 service in the Mannika Room.  If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact the Autumn Ridge Children’s Ministry Department.


Trail Life USA

Our regular meetings are the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month (with monthly Hit the Trail! activities at other times). We meet from 6:15 – 7:45 PM in the Upper Room.

Helpful details:  

Cost is $76 (includes shirt); for more information or to register, contact trail.life@arnoldzoo.org


Helping Hands

The Children’s Ministries Department invites adults of all ages to minister to the children of Autumn Ridge Church through their Helping Hands Ministry. The purpose of Helping Hands is to assist the Children’s Department in preparing and organizing materials for their programs. Helping Hands normally meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 9:30 am -12:00 pm. If you are able to lend a hand once or twice a month, please contact Elann Wright at 288-8880 ext. 116 or email her at Wright.Elann@AutumnRidgeChurch.org.


Students (6th Grade-HS Senior)

STUDENT MINISTRIES

Mosaic meets on Sundays in the Lighthouse.

  • Mosaic (6th-12th Grade): Sundays 5:30pm
  • Middle School Life Groups, Sundays, 5:30pm
  • High School Life Groups: Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Support our Students’ summer missions trips. Hire a student for personal, household, neighborhood, or business projects.

College-Aged (18-24years)

Sundays at 8:30pm in the Lighthouse

We are young adults between 18 – 24 years old who are striving to help develop each other into devoted disciples of Jesus Christ that love God and serve people

Weekly gatherings will include:
Worship time, thought provoking subjects, debates, small groups, games, community bonding, and growing together in Jesus!

In the Lighthouse at Autumn Ridge Church (2nd floor of the CENTER).

Missions & Local Outreach

Missions and Outreach

Autumn Ridge-supported missionaries, Placido and Toni M are raising funds to build a training center for indigenous groups in Bolivia and Brazil. Both Toni and Placido are medical professionals. Contact Missions@AutumnRidgeChurch.org to see how you can help.

Men (studies, events, etc.)

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship

Tuesdays, 6:30pm in the Upper Room


Wednesday Men’s Study

6:30pm in the Upper Room


Men’s Coffee Club

Join a group of men, led by Dick Larson, who meet every Wednesday for coffee, donuts, and discussions or presentations on a variety of subjects.

Wednesdays, 9:30am in the Upper Room


Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study

Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room

Women (WBS, MOPS, Women's event, etc.)

A New Season of Women’s Bible Study

Unity of Love: A Study of 1 Corinthians

January – May 2017

wbs-jan-20171 Corinthians show how the Christian life lived in community works best when the foundation is Jesus Christ.

Women’s Bible Study draws from all ages and meets both mornings and evenings on Wednesdays from September through May. We have a dynamic teaching team of six:  Lorie Dahlstrom, Juli Fischer, Svea Merry, Angie Pankratz, Gretchen Steer, and Jann Wright.  Each week includes a teaching lecture followed by Life Groups for discussion, prayer, and community.  A full children’s program for preschoolers is provided in the morning, and the evening session occurs during Kids’ Clubs, so you can attend without having to arrange childcare.  Women’s Bible Study is free of charge.

Women’s Bible Study Winter/Spring session: January – May 2017

Register online at AutumnRidgeChruch.org/register.
For more information contact Jennifer Ouren at
Ouren.Jennifer@AutumnRidgeChurch.org.


Side-By-Side

Side By Side, a non-denominational women’s bible study meeting at Autumn Ridge Church on Friday mornings, is looking for individuals interested in helping with childcare. Both substitutes and regular childcare workers needed. Hours are 9:10-11:30. This is a paid position. Teens $15, Adults $25 each Friday during the academic school year.

Contact Meghan Olsen meghanolsen@gmail.com

Christos Bookcenter

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership

~by John Maxwell

America’s #1 leadership authority has mastered the art of asking questions to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. A great read!

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Rocks, Dirty Birds, and Briars

~by Franklin Graham, and Donna Lee Toney

The sower foretells the world’s ways! Rocks are thrown, dirty birds steal peace, while briars choke the truth. God is unchangeable; His Word, good seed, produces truthfulness, holiness, and obedience.

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Ministry Partners (Next Chapter, Serenity House, Celebrate Recovery, etc.)

 We have no information from our ministry partners at the moment.

 

Saturday Night Dinners

MARCH 18TH
SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER MENU

Catered by Chef Craig!

Corned Beef and Cabbage
Potatoes and Carrots
Soda Bread
Shamrock Cupcakes

MARCH 25TH
SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER MENU

Created by Chef Craig!

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta
Dinner Rolls
Fresh Fruit
Tiramisu