New to Saron? Want to know more about the awesome people and ministries of Saron? Want to see how you can be part of this caring bunch and what God is doing in and through Saron? The next New Member Orientations are Thursday, May 30, 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. (Snacks will be provided at the Thursday one and a light lunch at the Sunday one.) Pick the one you want to attend and then please RSVP by indicating New Member Orientation on an envelope or slip of paper and placing it in the offering plate or calling or emailing the Saron office at 763-263-2209 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also let us know if childcare is needed. You are loved and needed to share in Christ’s work!
Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. to Noon, alternative weather day June 8. We will be making a project list available soon. If you can participate, even if only for an hour, please stop by. Questions: Lindapaulson@tds.net or 763-218-1630.
Focus on Success
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." -John Lubbock We are collecting Saron Stories and we want to hear your experiences. Will you please join us Sunday, April 28 or May 5 after either the 8:45 or 10:30 services in Shepherds Corner to share stories over coffee and other goodies? Until then, think of times when you felt most engaged in Saron’s ministry and found it truly life-giving. When has Saron been at its best? How have the relationships you developed at Saron impacted your life in a positive way? Please let us know you plan to stop in one of those times to share your stories by contacting Tracy in the Saron office (email@example.com or 763-263-2209). Thank you! Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20)
Our wish for you is for you to be ready for whatever life throws at you, to be stronger, to have a deeper faith, to know more clearly where your hope is and to have more confidence in God's faithfulness. A number of Saron people have been creating a nine month series to encourage a greater understanding in or re-affirm and deepen the very basics of our faith, to help us get to know and wrestle with what we believe and to strengthen the foundation for our lives, which is our knowledge of and trust in Jesus Christ. We believe it is critical for Saron that we come to a common understanding and practice, to build up our lives, draw us closer together and to give us tools and knowledge for the days and years ahead. So... from September 9 through May 19, in Sunday worship, woven into classes for all ages and delivered to homes through various means, we will look at 25 core beliefs and make them more a part of our lives.
A few resources are available right now that cover much of what we will focus on: Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus, available in the Saron office for $5.00 (and Sunday mornings). This is more textbook-like but lots of good information; and
Think, Act, Be Like Jesus: Becoming a New Person in Christ, available in the Saron office for $8.00 (and Sunday mornings). This is an easier read, more of a summary, and includes some helpful stories.
There are also books for children at various ages such as Believe Storybook, also available in the Saron office for $9.00 (and Sunday mornings).
These books also may be ordered through Amazon or www.christianbook.com (For Believe, make sure you search for "Believe NIV".)
We encourage you to purchase one or all of these books as a companion to the series because they will reinforce what we are learning. And please support this endeavor with your prayers! This is an exciting and important time, because life happens and what we believe matters for that!
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (1 Peter 1:6-7 NIV)
These books can be purchased in the Saron office or may be ordered through Amazon or www.christianbook.com (For Believe, make sure you search for "Believe NIV".)
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