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