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This Sunday: When the Church Hurts

When (Jesus) saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. – Matt. 9:36

We’re taking a few Sunday’s to look at some reasons people don’t go to church. This Sunday we’re going to dig into the reality that sadly many people – maybe you know of some – have been hurt by a bad church experience in their past. They very well may have truly been wronged by the spiritual leadership in that church or by other members. Because of these hurts many people choose not to return back to a church family. However, God wants them to bring them healing and be part of a healthy, family of God where they can be in community with other believers. Do you know of someone who has been hurt by a church experience and are no longer a part of a church? If so they are welcome to join us this Sunday to hear how Jesus has compassion for them and wants them to be part of His fold again.
We’re also going to take some time to celebrate our mothers for Mother’s Day! I hope you and your friends will join us Sunday, 11am at Hyatt Place Hotel.

Cap City Kid’s Ministry

Children’s ministry for ages 1-6 takes place during the worship service. Children are dismissed to Children’s Ministry after the children’s song during the worship service. Children’s Ministry is in Meeting Room #3. Thanks to those of you who responded to Julie’s request for more Children’s Ministry workers! Your help is needed! Thanks for volunteering and investing in our children!

Cap City Kid’s Helper’s names and lesson for this Sunday:
May 10 – Tony/Sylvia – Lesson 28, The Holy Spirit

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Some really great things happening on Sundays over the next month.  Visitors welcome!

May 17 – Ordination Worship Service for Eric. Join us for this special worship service to celebrate Eric’s Ordination! It will be during our usual worship time 11am at Hyatt Place Hotel

May 24 – “The Lord Is Our Banner,” Memorial Day Weekend Service – We’re excited to have Nate teaching on this particular Sunday. Eric will be leading worship. Hope you’ll come and worship with us on this Memorial Day Weekend.

May 31 – Larry’s Last Message to Capital City Grace. Larry has obviously been one of the primary teachers since this church started. Come on this Sunday to hear his final message to the church family.

June 7 – Honoring the Totzke’s – As many of you know Larry and Sylvia Totzke will be moving to Portland, Oregon in June. We hope you’ll make it to the special service to celebrate their faithfulness to the ministry of Capital City Grace and the lives they’ve touched in Columbus.

SIGN UP FOR A LIFE GROUP

We are currently forming Life Groups! These will consist of small groups of people meeting during the week. This is where you can better get to know others in the church family as well as grow in your walk with God. If you’re interested in being part of one just let me know by emailing me: eric@capitalcitygrace.com

By His Grace,
Eric Miller, Pastor

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OUR EASTER SERVICE – RESURRECTION PROOF

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Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. [25] So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

[26] Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” [27] Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” [28] Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” [29] Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  (John 20:24-29 ESV)

“Seriously?  You’re telling me you believe that a man rose from the dead?  You actually believe that?”  Have you ever had a friend ask you a question like this and you’re not sure how to answer?  Or have you yourself ever wondered if Jesus’ resurrection ever actually happened?  Have you ever thought, “Where’s the proof for the resurrection?”  Did you know there were those in the Bible who doubted the resurrection?  One of Jesus’ own followers Thomas doubted the resurrection.  Thomas asked for proof of the resurrection.  He doubted until Jesus showed him his nail-scarred hands.  This Easter Sunday you’re invited to touch the nail scarred hands of Jesus, so to speak.   It’s my hope you’ll come away from the message more solidified in your faith and knowing how to lovingly answer those who doubt the resurrection. This is a great Sunday to invite your friends who might be wondering about the faith.  It’s my hope we’ll all leave the day saying what Thomas said upon touching the nail scarred hands, “My Lord and My God!”  Come celebrate with us this Sunday, 11am, at Hyatt Place Hotel in Grandview Yard.

By His Grace,

Eric

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GET TO KNOW “WATER FOR GOOD”

A Night to Hear Stories and More from David DeArmey

WED., FEB. 18, 7PM at Seventh Son Brewing. The event is free to the public.

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How does access to clean water impact a community? What is the role of Water for Good in the context of conflict? Water for Good has been focused not just providing access to clean water in rural areas, but making sure that the water keeps flowing through a maintenance program. Come and find out what it’s all about!

David DeArmey currently serves with Water for Good to provide lasting access to clean water and hope to people living in one of the world’s most unstable countries, the Central African Republic.  In the last year and a half, David has met with farming families in remote villages. He heard the stories of people who have been living in the bush, hiding from rebels. He made connections with the local cycling team and biked 100km through the streets of the war-torn capital city with the cycling team, aiming to promote peace.

Please join David and volunteers from Capital City Grace Church to hear these stories and learn more about Water for Good and the Central African Republic!

Water for Good will provide appetizers, sweets, coffee, tea, soda, and water. Other drinks are available for purchase from the Seventh Son team.

The Real Water Crisis from Water for Good on Vimeo.

Seventh Son Brewing

1101 N. 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201

Free parking lot at Seventh Son and in lot across N. 4th St.