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WELCOME Welcome

to LifeSpring Church

Whether you are here for the first time or you are a long-time member, we want you to experience God’s unconditional love through our family of faith. Our desire is to help you connect with God and connect with people that can encourage you in your faith journey.

Please connect with us through our website, Connection Cards, email, phone, or meeting a pastor after the service. I am so glad that you are here!

Steve

discover . connect . serve

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mother ’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014

ALL CHURCH Baptism • Sunday, May 18 @ 12:30 pm in the Chapel. Please fill out a connection card or sign up in the lobby. Mowing • Sign up now to help us mow the church grass. Fill out a connection card or sign up in the lobby. Midweek Worship • Every Thursday through June 19th @ 10:30 am in the Chapel. Potluck brunch every second Thursday @ 11:30 am. Join us and bring a friend! Project GO • Saturday, June 7, various locations and times. This is our annual day to mobilize the membership of LifeSpring Church to serve in the community. Volunteers will be needed for many different projects. Sign up sheets are already in the lobby for several projects. On Mission Honduras: May 25 to June 4. A team of college students will travel to Cortes to do construction work, children’s ministry, and evangelism. Honduras: June 28 to July 5. A large team of adults, college students, and teens will serve with the Baptist Medical and Dental Mission and minister through medical, dental, vision, and veterinarian support, as well as providing shoes, clothing, evangelism, and training.

Steve Holdaway • Lead Pastor

NEW to LifeSpring? Here are some pointers to help make your visit more meaningful!

Congratulations to Sudanese Pastor James Guek for earning his associate’s degree in business management (BMAAS) from Metropolitan Community College

Stop by the Guest Services Counter for important information and for help getting your children into the right class.

PRAYER NEEDS

Pick up this month’s Watermark while you are at the Guest Services Counter. It has all the latest information on events happening at LifeSpring.

Sunday Prayer Team • Join us on Sundays at 9:00 am in Room K for a brief time of prayer for our services and congregation. If you would commit to pray weekly for church family needs, we will be happy to add you to our e-mail network. Fill out a Connection Card with your info or email us at [email protected]

The pastors of LifeSpring would love to meet you. At the close of each service, feel free to come and meet the pastors at the front of the Worship Center. To send an email to a pastor, use the 1st initial and last name @ LifeSpringChurch.com.

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EN FORGIV

Mike Sherrett

LifeSpring Church Worships at Multiple Locations:

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Forgiving Others: The Secret of Releasing

South Campus, Midtown Campus, Tregaron Apartments, & Hillcrest Mable Rose.

LifeSpring’s Ministry Staff

South Campus

Dr. Steve Holdaway • Lead Pastor Steve Hicks • Discipleship & Admin. Pastor Ryan Jantz • Student Ministries Pastor Michael Lacobee • Midtown Campus Pastor Kelly Wallace • Children’s Minister

Worship on Sunday • 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

13904 S. 36th St. • Bellevue, NE 68123

Midtown Campus

402-292-4546

2100 S. 51st St. • Omaha, NE 68106

Worship on Sunday • 10:00

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LifeSpringChurch.com 402-292-4546

ANNOUNCEMENTS ADULTS GriefShare • Mondays @ 6:30 pm, beginning May 12. This is a 13 week class/support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. Please sign up in the lobby or online at lifespringchurch.com.

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Spiritual Health Survey In order to get a snapshot of the spiritual health of our church, and as part of his D.Min. dissertation project, Pastor Steve Hicks will be conducting the Transformational Discipleship Assessment (TDA) at LSC. When you receive an email, please complete the survey. Thank you! A report will be generated and made available. Each person will need an email address to participate. For any questions, please contact Pastor Steve: [email protected]

Save the Date: Raising a Joshua • Saturday, July 19 from 11am to 4 pm at Platte River State Park. Come enjoy food and fellowship, and experience a day with Dad and Son to build and bond your relationship. Fishing, archery, and a great message about coming of age and how to become a Godly man and leader. Picnic area and food provided for lunch. No cost, but a free will offering will be taken.

VBS

Pursuit Middle School Retreat • This is our 5th annual Middle School retreat! It is for students that have completed 6th – 8th grade. It’s going to be a blast with teaching sessions, a sweet worship band, a bunch of awesome games, tons of great food and snacks, hang out time, full Sunday morning worship service, and of course a massive bonfire! It is May 16-18 and the cost is $40. If you missed the registration deadline, there is still room. See Pastor Ryan to sign up. The Torrent • Our Wednesday night summer program called the Torrent begins May 21. This is a highly interactive gathering for outgoing 6th graders through graduates designed to take students much deeper into God’s word. Join us for games, a video teaching series by Matt Chandler called “Recovering Redemption,” and great group discussion times. Super Summer • This is our summer camp for students who have completed 6th grade up through graduates! Our weeks are July 7-11 (primarily high school) and July 14-18 (primarily middle school). The cost is $210 and the deadline to sign-up is May 18. Forms are available on our website or in the chapel. Turn in forms and $100 deposit to Pastor Ryan or the church office to reserve your spot.

WEEKLY UPDATE - May 4, 2014 888 263 304 35 94 140 22 30 172 1060

General Offering Greater Things Building Fund Greater Things Total

$27,626 $4,146 $494,088

Monthly Summary for May Monthly Requirement Receipts to date

$120,795 $28,126

As of End-of-Month April Year-to-Date Budget Year-to-Date Actual

$483,182 $453,161

GUESTS: The offering supports the work of Christ here at LifeSpring, in the local community, and around the world. It is an opportunity for members and regular attendees to practice biblical stewardship and to impact the kingdom of God.

Connection Cards

These provide a lifeline for communication at LSC. Use them to let the staff know of prayer needs, spiritual commitments, address, phone, and email changes. Cards are located in the seat pockets in the Worship Center, or you may send your request to [email protected]

Discovering Lifespring Church Membership Class

e ! June 23 - 27, 2014 e r F 8:30 AM - Noon Completed Kindergarten - 5th Grade

STUDENT MINISTRY

Worship Attendance 9:30 Gathering 11:00 Gathering Midtown Service Student Gatherings Worship KidStyle Mable Rose Tregaron Preschoolers Total Sunday Attendance

CONNECT!

The evidence is in: more volunteers are needed!

KID’S KREW Join Agency D3 (Vacation Bible School 2014) • June 23 to 27 @ 8:30 am to Noon.  Registration for kids (Completed Kindergarten through Fifth Grade) is going on now in the lobby. Agency D3 t-shirts are available for $7, and Music CDs for $2.  Special Agents Needed: Volunteer for a special assignment called VBS and help kids find the clues that will help them Discover, Decide, and Defend their faith. Visit the Children’s Welcome Hut Table and sign up! Eagle Lake ON LOCATION Camp • Monday through Friday, August 4-8 @ 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For all children ages 6-12. Register at the Welcome Hut or online at eaglelakecamps.com. Only $150 per child with a $50 discount for each additional child in the family. Limited scholarships are available by application; contact [email protected] We will need host homes and volunteers; please see the table by the Welcome Hut. ISLAND 6: Last Day in Inspiration Island • Today, May 11 @ 9:30 & 11:00 am After this Sunday, the soon to complete Sixth Graders will head to the Chapel to join the 7th-12th graders in boilingpoint on Sunday mornings at either 9:30 or 11:00 am.

Benefit for Rya Huseby

A group of friends of Ryan & Jenn Huseby are sponsoring a Spaghetti Feed in order to raise funds for Rya’s medical needs: First Baptist Church FLC, Bellevue, NE; May 17; 12:00-4:00 pm; Cost: $10 per adult, $30 per family. Contact Shari Vossen: [email protected]

Want to find out what membership means at LSC? Attend our one-time membership class taught every other month by the pastors. If interested, please fill out and turn in a connection card. Our next class is Saturday, June 28, @ 9:00 am in the Chapel.

LifeGroups

LifeGroups are the heartbeat of LSC. LifeGroups meet during the week in homes throughout our community. We encourage every teen and adult to be involved in one of these community/study groups. For more information please visit the guest info counter in the lobby or check out our web site.

Students & College

Our main time to gather is boilingpoint, our weekly student worship experience every Sunday morning. We have two identical gatherings, one at 9:30 am and one at 11:00 am, both gatherings are in the LSC chapel. “The Well” college-age worship gathering meets every third Sunday night of the month. Contact Pastor Ryan ([email protected]) for more info.

Sunday School for Children

Sunday School is available for infants through 6th grade each Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:00 am.

Events and Info

If you would like more information about our ministries or events, please stop by the Events & Info Counter in the lobby. You may also call the church office at 402-292-4546 or visit our web site at: LifeSpringChurch.com