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01.27.13

“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”
Timothy Keller

 

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 1 Corinthians 15:12 – 17

“It is not easy to convey a sense of wonder, let alone resurrection wonder, to another. It’s the very nature of wonder to catch us off guard, to circumvent expectations and assumptions. Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of being there and some sense of engagement.”
Eugene H. Peterson

 

1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Matthew 28:1 – 10

 

Do not be afraid

“In a world where the dead have returned to life, the word ‘trouble’ loses much of its meaning.”
Dennis Hopper

 

 

He is not here

 

Come and see the place where he lay

 

Then go

 

Weekly Happenings (Announcements)

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Announcements Thursday a water pipe broke in the building. We’re working with the insurance company & building restoration company to get things back to normal. We’re thankful that it wasn’t much worse and that we’ve still got a space to call home.

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New this morning? Welcome! We’re glad you found us. Relax, grab a cup of coffee, and make yourself at home. Our hope is that this will be a meaningful experience for you today. Please fill out an information card & toss it in the offering basket so that we can stay in touch by adding you to our contact list (and get you an awesome WCC coffee mug)

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Midweek Small Groups will be kicking off NEXT WEDNESDAY from 6:15 – 7:45pm. There will be two groups a Bible Study through James led by Norm Leatherwood and Love & Respect led by Joshua & Heather Ernst. Wednesday nights here at the gallery. For the first time we will be providing activities for the kids. Sign up @ the Information Table today.

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Infant, toddler & pre-school ministry are in the big south room with the Water City Kids sign. Elementary? Join us for worship and then you’ll be dismissed for group after.

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Wednesday Noon’ish prayer will be here from 12:15 – 12:45. All are invited to join us for this prayer gathering.

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prayer@watercitychurch.com

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Restrooms are on the west side of the gallery.

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If you would like to share for communion please sign up on the Information Table.

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Want to give online? Just click here. We’re using Paypal so it’s easy and secure.

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You were made to serve. We all are called to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. We need you.hospitality. worship. children’s ministry ushers drop an info card in the offering today with your details.

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New to Water City? Join us for pizza with the pastor after service on the first Sunday of the month. It’s a chance to connect with others, ask questions and hear about the vision of the church. Our next lunch is next Sunday.

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prayer this week: please pray for the pastors in our community and their families. That the Lord would provide for them, protect and encourage them as they lead in their settings.