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By Hanley Road on April 1st, 2019


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A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR CARLOS

Aftershocks of the Resurrection

An earthquake happens when plates in the earth’s crust shift. The impact of these seismic shifts can cause ripple effects, known as aftershocks, long after the initial shock of the major earthquake has occurred. This month, we celebrate the most foundation-rattling, earth-shaking event in human history: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. While it is the cross that accomplishes our deliverance, it is the resurrection of Jesus that guarantees that God the Father has accepted the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and that vindicates His claims of deity and messiahship.

While the resurrection of Jesus from the dead is indeed a verifiable historical fact, it is not merely an act that is confined to the annals of history, but rather, a reality whose aftershocks continues to shake us to our core today. In fact, Christians themselves continue to send shocks throughout the world as we spread the impact of the resurrection. According to Paul, believers have working in them “His great might that He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead” (Ephesians 1:19).

This means that the same power that resurrected the limp, lifeless body of Jesus in a tomb some 2,000 years ago is the same power that takes up residence in your life and heart today. Practically, this means that believers today possess the earth-shaking power of the resurrection in our daily lives as we go to work, school, as we seek to love our spouses, raise our children, and walk through the everyday vicissitudes of life. While Christians may appear to be average people (and to some, below average) merely mulling about in the world, “we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).

Because the resurrection power of God dwells within us, as we walk through the everyday challenges of life, we don’t live defeated, destitute lives. Rather, through the power of the Spirit, we live victorious lives, even as we face life’s challenges head-on. So be encouraged this resurrection season, that not only did Jesus get out of the grave some 2,000 years ago for your justification, but the aftershocks of His victory over death, hell, and the grave continue to reverberate in your life as the Spirit of God takes up residence in your heart.

Blessings,
Pastor Carlos

 
 

Friday, April 19, 6 p.m.

On Good Friday, we remember that Jesus willingly suffered and died as a sacrifice for our sin. Though a day of wrath, it is also a day of goodness, for it points us forward to Jesus' resurrection and triumph over the grave. During our time, we will also be doing something new; we will be praying and reflecting through the Stations of the Cross, from the moment Jesus is condemned to His crucifixion and burial.

Childcare will not be provided for this service.

 

Sunday, April 21, 9 and 11 a.m.
He is Risen!

We invite you to one of our two services for Easter Sunday morning! Let us gather together to celebrate Jesus' resurrection and the undeserved gift of salvation. Please bring family and friends. Because we may have a large crowd, we encourage you to reserve our main parking lot for new visitors. On Easter, you can park on either far side of Hanley Road, in the parking lot across the street at Jackson Park Elementary, or in neighborhood streets surrounding our church.

There will be limited childcare for this service (ages 3 and under).

 
JOIN THE EASTER CHOIR
Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating our risen Savior through song on Easter Sunday! Read more about practice times and other details on our website.
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RESPONDING TO GOD'S GENEROSITY
 
In Curtis' recent generosity sermon, he shared about the good, lavish generosity of God. Here, he shows us how we can take the next step in generosity by using The Journey St. Louis app!
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 6

Hanley Road's Women's Ministry is hosting an exciting simulcast! Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer's "Going Beyond" recognizes that no matter where we are in our relationship with the Lord, there is another, deeper level. Paired with worship from Anthony Evans, this will be a great day to sing praise, fellowship, and learn. Invite your friends!

REGISTER
 
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Hanley Road is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at Heman Park! There will be face painting, games, and more! Bring your little ones or just bring yourself to volunteer. We are very low on volunteers right now and need your help! LEARN MORE AND VOLUNTEER 
 
Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m.
College Students, end the school year right by coming to our Onesie Movie Night Party here at the church! Feel free to bring a friend. We'll have food available! 
RSVP HERE
 
 
EMBODY LOVE
Looking for somewhere to plug into the life of our church? The Journey Hanley Road's Production Team would love to help you do just that! Serving on the Production Team is a great way to connect to a broad community of volunteers and leaders in our church, while having quite a bit of fun! If you are interested in learning more contact us at  techteam@thejourney.org.
 

Support our families with newborns by providing them a meal. We have new families posted in need of our help! Sign up today! View another family's listed train.

 
We are actively recruiting for our Host Team - those who make our church a welcoming space on Sunday morning. We have a special need for volunteers for the 11 a.m. service. Email Ellen Rohman if you are interested in learning more!
 
ENGAGE CULTURE
Theology at the Bottleworks is coming up on Wednesday, April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Schlafly Bottleworks. TATB is a monthly public discussion that takes up the most important issues of our times among a diversity of interesting people with all views. This month's topic is: The Most Interesting Discussion of Taxes Ever.
Taxes of multiple kinds are part of life in America. They are often attempts to implement policy objectives by creating economic incentives and disincentives (such as the various tax advantages of marriage). Yet taxes deemed unjust were a contributing factor to the Revolutionary War, and the amount of taxes we pay seems to rise perpetually. Just what taxes do we pay and should we pay? Or do you or should you pay taxes at all? Come have a brew, share your view, and lend an ear to others'. 

Check out the podcast for Theology at the Bottleworks, intended to help Christians address current hot topics from a gospel perspective.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MAY

May 4 | Take the Kids Fishing, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
May 5 | Members Meeting, 5-7 p.m.
May 17 | Women's Ministry Rest & Reset BBQ, 6-9 p.m. 
May 19 | Baptism Sunday

 
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