My next step of hope
Friday, April 9, 2010 If you're struggling financially from the recession,
POST - EASTER WRAP-UP
Dear Saddleback Family,
don't miss Pastor Rick's message this weekend "The Miracle of Provision"
(1 Kings 17) which explains how God tests our faith and builds our character through times of financial shortages. It's Part 2 of the series When You're Hoping for a Miracle
We're expecting many first-time visitors at Lake Forest this Sunday morning
, so we urge you to go check out the Sunday morning services at Saddleback Irvine, Corona, San Clemente, or Laguna Woods, OR attend the evening services at Lake Forest this weekend. Pastor Rick will be teaching live at all evening services. If you invited friends and family to Angel Stadium this Easter, INVITE them back to one of our Lake Forest services this weekend.
Also, contemporary gospel singer, two-time Grammy Award winner, and worship leader, Israel Houghton, will be leading worship with Pastor Rick Muchow at all services this weekend! IT'S NOT TOO LATE! (The title of my Easter message)
If you didn't get a bulletin, click here
to let us know your commitment and next spiritual
step; whether to trust in Christ, be baptized, join our church family, or join/start a small group. BAPTISM TONIGHT WITH PASTOR RICK
Friday April 9, at 6:00 p.m., right outside the Worship Center - Just show up!
If you weren't able to be baptized at Easter,Pastor Rick is offering a special baptism service tonight. Other pastors will baptize after each service this weekend too.
It's not too late to pick up the When You're Hoping for a Miracle: Understanding the Six Phrases of Faith
small-group curriculum, or bring groceries this weekend. Both opportunities will be available on the patio after every service. EASTER SUMMARY: WHAT A WAY TO BEGIN OURDECADE OF DESTINY!
AND ON THE INTERNET THIS EASTER...
- Attendance: This zoom photo of our second service says it all! http://gigapan.org/gigapans/46337/ (The controls on the left will allow you to zoom in on your face up close! This photo was taken by our own Saddleback Pics Ministry.)
- You brought literally tens of thousands of first-time unchurched guests to Easter! 20% attending Easter were first-time guests!
- 19% of the decision cards at Easter were first-time commitments to repent and trust their lives to Christ for salvation, representing up to 6,500 people possibly being saved at Easter! That's unheard of!
- Unbelievers listening on XM and Sirius radio texted in their salvation commitments!
- Over 500 people were baptized to publicly express their faith in Christ!
- Over 1,600 attended this month's Membership Class 101 on Saturday before Easter!
- You gave 66,000 pounds of groceries for families in need!
- Nearly 1,000 NEW small groups were formed that will be studying the "Six Phases of Faith" with 4,000 existing groups!
- 282,000 new people came to our homepage, Saddleback.com
- On Google "Saddleback" was the 3rd most searched word in the world
- 5,100 people downloaded our Saddleback iPhone App to watch Easter on their phone
- On iTunes, Saddleback downloads were #96 for the weekend
- Over 18,000 homes watched our Easter service online and you can still watch it! Get your friends together to watch it again, or send it to someone who has never seen it.
- We're still waiting to receive the data from the Saddleback channels on XM and Sirius radio
Project City Hope
SADDLEBACK Kids Small Groups (KSG) visited Senior Adults all week, hugging them, praying with them, and giving out Project City HOPE Care Boxes. Our Adopt a Senior program is just one of many Project City Hope initiatives being launched with Decade of Destiny. The boxes are filled with blankets they made, personal notes, photos of their small group, and a copy of What on Earth Am I Here For? What an amazing way to show people hope and love!
We'll have Care Boxes available this weekend on the patio, so make sure you get one and use this opportunity to continue to spread hope!
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