WEEKLY BULLETIN

October 24, 2021

Prelude

Welcome & Announcements

Worship Through Songs

       God So Loved

       Power

       Free Amen

       10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Prayer

NovaKids Meet Teachers

Sermon

       The Way of the Cross

Closing Reminders & Benediction


Announcements


Operation Christmas Child

  • Collections have begun! Bring your completed presents back no later than November 14 to give a gift to a child in need across the globe.


Work Day

  • Come work on Nova's campus! Saturday October 23, 8:30am - 12:00pm. Come for part or all of it--any amount of help is appreciated!


Falloween Fest

  • Saturday, October 30th from 5-7pm we will have a fun Trunk-Or-Treat for the community out on our lawn. Sign ups have begun! More detail here.


Food Collection and Distribution

  • Our Boxes of Blessing food collection and distribution is coming up. Check out this page to see what can be donated and how you can volunteer!

Choir

  • Choir is beginning again, rehearsing on Wednesdays at 7pm. Looking forward to worshiping through rehearsal! We'll meet in the worship center, and please bring a jacket as windows and doors will be open. Also, please plan on wearing a mask for rehearsals. For more info, please call Donna D'Amico at 310-329-5262!

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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

  • 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. Most groups meet weekly on different nights of the week. 
  • If you are interested in joining a group, or would like more information, please visit the Small Groups page of our site, or fill out this short form so we can be in touch. Small Group Info Request


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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GOD SO LOVED

 

Verse 1

Come all you weary, come all you thirsty

Come to the well that never runs dry

Drink of the water, come and thirst no more

 

Verse 2

Come all you sinners, come find His mercy

Come to the table, He will satisfy

Taste of His goodness, find what you're looking for

 

Chorus

For God so loved the world that He gave us

His one and only Son to save us

Whoever believes in Him will live forever

 

Verse 3

Bring all your failures, bring your addictions

Come lay them down at the foot of the cross

Jesus is waiting there with open arms

 

Chorus 2

For God so loved the world that He gave us

His one and only Son to save us

Whoever believes in Him will live forever

The power of hell forever defeated

Now it is well, I'm walking in freedom

For God so loved, God so loved the world

 

Bridge

Praise God, praise God

From whom all blessings flow

Praise Him, praise Him

For the wonders of His love

 

Ending

Bring all your failures, bring your addictions

Come lay them down at the foot of the cross

Jesus is waiting, God so loved the world

 

 

 

POWER


Verse 1

Some may trust in horses

Some may trust in chariots

Oh but I, I'm gonna trust in the name of the Lord

 

Verse 2

Some trust in their riches

Some may trust in all they own

Oh but I, I will trust in the name of the Lord

 

Chorus

There is wonder working power, Holy Spirit power

Great redeeming power, power in the name

Resurrection power, bondage breaking power

Power in the name of Jesus

 

Verse 3

Some trust in their wisdom

Some may say it's foolishness

Oh but I, I will trust in the name of the Lord

 

Bridge

I lift my eyes to the mountains, the mountains above

You are, You are where my help is from

I lift my eyes to the Maker of heaven and earth

You are, You are where my help is from

 

Ending

I lift my eyes to the mountains, the mountains above

You are, You are where my help is from

 


 

FREE AMEN

 

Verse 1

Hope falling down like rain

Love that I can't explain

Peace that stills my soul

Light in the darkest place

Life even in the pain

It feels like coming home

 

Chorus

Where the Spirit of the Lord is

There is freedom

I am free, amen

Where the Spirit of the Lord is

There is freedom

I am free, amen

 

Verse 2

Here I'm alive again

Gone is the weight of sin

Oh, sweet liberty

Praise God, who saved my life

I'm bought with the blood of Christ

I have been redeemed

 

Bridge

Free at last, free at last

Thank God almighty I am free at last

All my chains are in the past

Thank God Almighty I am free at last

 

 


10,000 REASONS

 

Chorus

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul

Worship His holy name

Sing like never before, O my soul

Worship His holy name

 

Verse 1

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning

It's time to sing Your song again

Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me

Let me be singing when the evening comes

 

Verse 2

You're rich in love and You're slow to anger

Your name is great and Your heart is kind

For all Your goodness I will keep on singing

Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

 

Verse 3

And on that day when my strength is failing

The end draws near and my time has come

Still my soul will sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years, and then forevermore

 

Ending

I'll worship His holy name

I'll worship His holy name

 

 


SERMON NOTES


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The Way of the Cross

WALK THIS WAY – Part 3

October 24, 2021

 

 

 

Scripture References:

Mark 8

1 Corinthians 1

Matthew 4

Mark 8

Matthew 20

Matthew 5-7

Ephesians 6

1 Corinthians 4, 6

Philippians 2

Ephesians 5

Philemon

Galatians 3

Romans 8

 

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Small Group Discussion Questions for the Week of October 24, 2021.

 

Opening

 

Do you think Jesus would make a good CEO? Why or why not?

 

 

Questions

 

1.    Imagine yourself in the shoes of one of the followers of Jesus on the day after his death. What kinds of things might have been running through your mind?

 


2.    From what you know already about Jesus’ life and culture, why would the authorities find Jesus to be a threat? Do you think the same thing would happen today?

 


3.    This week’s sermon focused on Jesus’ self-sacrificial, power-surrendering, and anti-fighting posture. Do you struggle with these actions that Jesus calls us to carry on?

 


4.    What are some common reasons that you or others might resist aspects of Jesus’ radical way? What are ways to overcome these reasons?