"He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance." ACTS 28:30-31
An unusual end to a story. Acts ends as abruptly as any story we might imagine, not with the death of Paul, but with an open ending, inviting the reader to continue the story forward as the Gospel goes out. We are now summoned to play our part in what Jesus continues to do by the Holy Spirit through the church.
In response to that invitation, we will begin an All Colossae Vision Series after Easter, exploring the values we are committed to. I will ask that you make these Sundays and messages a priority as we look ahead as a congregation.
April is already underway so here are some things to know about:
GOOD FRIDAY / EASTER WEEKEND
Our Good Friday gathering will be hosted in our 7 communities around the Beaverton area. Each community will begin at 6:30pm for an hour long interactive time of reflecting on the death of Jesus through visual storytelling, conversation, communion and worship. Please utilize the App and RSVP to let us know which community you plan to join. Kids are welcome, please come ready to guide them along with you.
We will gather for Easter at our regular time and place. Invite friends and neighbors as we share good news about Jesus' triumph over the grave. If you are able to help our kids or hospitality team that week, make sure to let us know if it is your first time helping on Sunday. It will be great to celebrate together!
ACTS READ-THRU | May 3rd, 6:30PM
We will conclude our series on the Book of Acts by reading it straight through aloud together. We will take in the story in its full sweep, inviting the Holy Spirit to bring connections, convictions and encouragement as we hear each other vocalize God's word. Dan and Wendy Bax will host at their home. If you are interested in more resources on Acts head over to the Bible Project for free top notch Bible content.
One of the ministries of Compassion Connect is to help bring medical resources to those who experience need, often without access to medical and dental care throughout the year. You will hear more about Compassion Beaverton, a one day clinic coming this fall. But for those of you who would like to learn more about this ministry, see what it looks like and/or would like to partner with Compassion Tigard April 13th, there is still time to register to volunteer.
SERVE ON SUNDAYS
One of the best ways to get involved as a part of Colossae is to join with others serving to help at one of our gatherings. Our teams (set up/clean up, hospitality, Colossae Kids, music/tech, & prayer) are not only necessary but also great places to partner in kingdom efforts and build relationships. If you would like to be a part of a serving team, go to our app and fill out the "serve form" under Engage or the website here.
I am grateful to celebrate the sacrifice and triumph of our King together this Easter season.