WEEKLY BULLETIN

February 28, 2021

Prelude

Announcements

Worship Songs

       Everlasting God

       The Beauty of Simplicity

       God With Us

       Oh Lead Me

Prayer

NovaKids Meet Teachers

Sermon

       John 4

           Sharing Good News

Benediction


Announcements

Lenten Devotional

  • We have partnered with two other churches, Momentum and Victory, to create a 40 day devotional leading up to Easter.

  • To view and download the devotional, click here.

Food Collection & Distribution
  • Nova Community Church is partnering with Victory Christian Fellowship to host "Boxes of Blessings: A Community Food Distribution" that will serve anyone in our local context who is in need of food. 
  • To find out how you can participate, visit here.

Nova Class

  • An online Nova Class going in-depth into Genesis 1 has begun. Click here to learn more.


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Children's Ministry

  • NovaKids (grades K-5) will be meeting during the service. Please check in ahead of time at the NovaKids tent. Children will stay with their family until after the worship songs when they will be dismissed to meet their teachers. For more information, please visit our Children's Ministry page.


Small Groups

  • We believe small groups are so important, especially during this time. We want you to be connected, but we know that not everyone has the same comfort level. For our Winter quarter, most of our groups will be meeting virtually. 
  • Nova small groups are smaller communities of people (usually about 8-14) who meet regularly to share, pray, read God’s Word and care for each other in practical ways. Groups meet on different nights of the week, and most of them will meet weekly. 
  • If you are interested in joining a group, or would like more information, email Pastor Adam Duchin: adamduchin@novachurch.org


Serving at Nova

  • Interested in serving at Nova? Visit the table by the information tent to learn more or visit here on our website.

Giving

  • If you would like to give tithes or offerings, please use the drop box located under the Information Tent.
  • If you are in your car, please turn your hazard lights on and an usher will help you.
  • Visit novachurch.org/giving for online giving.

Prayer

  • At the end of the worship service, Prayer Team members (light blue vests) are available in front of the platform.  
  • If you are in your car and would like prayer, please turn your hazard lights on at the end of the worship service.
  • You can always email prayer requests to prayer@novachurch.org and they will be sent out to the prayer team.


SONG LYRICS

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EVERLASTING GOD

 

Verse

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord

We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord

We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord

 

Pre-Chorus

Our God, You reign forever

Our Hope, our strong Deliverer

 

Chorus

You are the everlasting God

The everlasting God

You do not faint, You won't grow weary

You're the defender of the weak

You comfort those in need

You lift us up on wings like eagles

 


 

THE BEAUTY OF SIMPLICITY

 

Verse 1

It's the beauty of simplicity

That brings me down to my knees

I'll praise You for eternity

And Lord I love You because You

You first loved me

 

Verse 2

It's the beauty of simplicity

That fills me with eternity

I've tasted Your divinity

And Lord I love You because You

You first loved me

 

Chorus

And all God's people say

We, we love You

We love You Lord, we love You

And we, we love You

We love You Lord, we love You

We love You

 

Bridge

You gave Yourself away

Just that I could stay

You took my place in death

And rose that I could say

That You are holy

And You alone deserve my praise



 

GOD WITH US

 

Verse 1

Oh You've come to bring peace, to be Love

To be nearer to us

You've come to bring life, to be Light

To shine brighter in us

Oh Emmanuel, God with us

 

Chorus

Our Deliverer, You are Savior

In Your presence we find our strength

Over everything, our Redemption

God with us

You are God with us

 

Verse 2

Oh You've come to be Hope to this world

For Your honor and name

And You've come to take sin, to bear shame

And to conquer the grave

Oh Emmanuel, God with us

 

Bridge

You are here, You are holy

We are standing in Your glory

 

Ending

God with us

You are God with us

 


 

OH LEAD ME

 

Oh lead me

To the place where I can find You

Oh lead me

To the place where You'll be

 

Lead me to the cross

Where we first met

Draw me to my knees

So we can talk

Let me feel Your breath

Let me know

You're here with me

 

 

SERMON NOTES


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Sharing Good News

MOVING FORWARD – Part 8

February 28, 2021

 

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”

11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” 16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” 17 “I have no husband,” she replied.

Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”

19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”

21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.

42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”                                                          

John 4:7-26, 28-30, 39-42



When Sharing the Gospel:


1.   Be open.

 

Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

John 4:6

 


2.   Be real.

 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 

Ecclesiastes 3:11

 


3.   Be personal.

 


4.   Be missional.

 

Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”

John 19:28

 


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Small Group Discussion Questions for the Week of February 28, 2021.

 


Opening

 

When you were growing up, who were the people you were told not to associate with?

 


Digging Deeper into the Scriptures

 

Read John 4:4-42


1.    What was the Samaritan woman really saying in reply to Jesus’ question, “Will you give me a drink?”


2.    In v. 16, why does Jesus abruptly turn the conversation to her personal life?


3.    How would you describe the woman’s response when Jesus declared that “The time is coming…when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth…?”


4.    What is significant about Jesus choosing this woman as the first person to whom he revealed himself (vv. 25-26, 39-42)?

 

 


Applying the Scriptures

 

1.    Be honest:  What social, ethnic, or religious barriers are difficult for you to overcome?  How would Jesus relate to these people you find difficult?


2.    What aspects of Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well could you use as a model for your own discussion with those you know who are far from God?