Here are the dates and times for our Easter services at Saddleback Irvine:
Sat, Apr 11
Sun, Apr 12
There will be Children's programs available at all four Easter services.
There will be no Youth (Junior/Senior High) programs at the Easter services.
I just wanted to share with you some cool stuff I saw last Sunday.
I think I may do this every week.
Actually, it would be cool if you shared too. Please comment!
What amazing generosity Saddleback Irvine showed with the bags of food that were donated! Donations like these show the true heart of the Church and the people in it. And distributing these food bags is a tremendous opportunity to show God's love to people that are having a tough time in life and are far less fortunate than us.
We want to deliver the donations to the Motel quickly and are planning to do it this coming Sunday March 1st after 2nd service. We will meet at the back of the Church (Irvine) at 1 p.m. sharp. I would encourage people to carpool as we will caravan to the Motel. The Motel is called Evergreen Royale on Center Street in Anaheim. Near the intersection of State College and Lincoln.
Also, if you are planning to help with the breakfast services we are doing in the future, this is a great way to get the layout and meet some of the people we will be ministering to.
If you can help, please reply back to me as quick as possible so I can put you on the list.
Thank you and God Bless You!
Saddleback Irvine Motel Ministry
of us can recite the Lord's prayer, so the real challenge is trying to LIVE the
Lord's prayer. Since we live in the Irvine area I know you join me in wanting
to see our community become more like the Kingdom of God, and I believe this
new series has the power to do that.
Last week we started a 7 week series on the Lord's Prayer. What was your take
away? Let’s go one step further: Who in your life would benefit from your “takeaway”?
Here’s a challenge for
me and you: Invite them with you this Sunday.
If you won't see the person in time, don't
forget you can always use our online invite a friend tool found at www.saddleback.com/irvine.
Here was an
email sent from Joe, one of our CR leaders about the first few weeks of this
new ministry here at Irvine:
We had our third night last night and had close to 30 people again and
even a couple of regulars were missing. We had a very powerful testimony from
one of our sisters from Lake Forest and it spurred a great night and
triggered some very deep sharing in our groups.
We had 14 men in the men’s group and 12 in the women’s. The great part
of this is 90% of the participants are from our very own body of believers on
Sunday. Jack and I left last night in awe of how great and powerful God’s
spirit is and I am sure the people left feeling the same way.
The security person is great, the fellow that comes to help out from the
city helped set up tables and checked to make sure we were ok all through-out
the evening. The new worship leader John helped us out with was great.
Lake Forest gave us more signs and materials and Pastor John Baker told
me after we are running for a little bit him and his wife Cheryl will come and
give their story. I cannot express to everyone how awesome this experience has
been. I can see and feel the growth - our leaders are ready to serve!
Thank you again so much!!
Our Student Ministry Director, Leo and his wife Stacy just had a new addition to the family - Skylar Grace!
Skylar was born on Saturday December 27th at 3:26pm,
weighing 6lbs 12oz and 18.5inches long. She has a head FULL of hair and
such beautiful blue/gray eyes.
If you would like to help out with some meals, contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick up your copy of the book in the Small Group Central room at the Saddleback Irvine Campus. And, encourage your small group to do the three week study during the first three weeks of December. What a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, and also to invite un-saved friends and neighbors to your group to just discover the real meaning, or “purpose”, of Christmas.
A companion CD is also available, with 11 Christmas songs as well as five meditations from the Christmas message that formed the foundation for the Purpose of Christmas book.
Here are the prices for the Purpose of Christmas book and other materials: