Apr 18, 2018

Lifetree Cafe - 24 April - Pass or Fail? The state of America's education.

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What grade would you give our public education system? Join us at Lifetree, Tuesday the 24th of April, 630PM, at Hacienda del Lago Restaurant, 14155 E Via Rancho del Lago, Vail AZ 85641. 

Apr 15, 2018

R is for Relationship - Time for Those We Love


You can’t take it with you. That is something that we all learn in life.  But when we give of ourselves to others, this lasts beyond the grave. Relationships are at the heart of being a loving disciple.  May you know that God loves you and that He calls you to share love with others.  In this sermon series we will look at the things that get in the way of relationships and the things we should do to strengthen relationships.


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Apr 11, 2018

Lifetree Cafe - 17 April - How to Live before You Die

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She helps cancer patients discover how to live rich, full lives. Learn her secrets during “How to Live Before You Die” at Lifetree Cafe Tuesday the 17th of April, 630PM, at Hacienda del Lago Restaurant, 14155 E Via Rancho del Lago, Vail AZ 85641. 

Apr 9, 2018

Help fund Creation School Kindergarten education

You can use the Arizona tax credit system to help fund Creation School Kindergarten.  For every dollar you donate up to the state limit, you can deduct that amount from your state income tax.

Creation School will accept tax donations from any qualified tax organization, however, Creation School has partnered with the Arizona Christian School Tax Organization (ACSTO) for tax credits.

Learn more about ACSTO.

Donate to ACSTO today.  Be sure to choose "Creation School, Vail" as the recommended school.

Create an account and donate through the ACSTO portal


Apr 8, 2018

R is for Relationship - Treasures in Heaven


You can’t take it with you. That is something that we all learn in life.  But when we give of ourselves to others, this lasts beyond the grave. Relationships are at the heart of being a loving disciple.  May you know that God loves you and that He calls you to share love with others.  In this sermon series we will look at the things that get in the way of relationships and the things we should do to strengthen relationships.


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Apr 4, 2018

Building Committee Information

The building committee has been hard at work and would like to update you on their progress:

They have accepted a  design that will hold over 325 people and this has been approved by the BOMD

  • The projected cost cost is around $1.6 million but this could change through Value Engineering.
  • G &J Development INC has been selected as the contractor.
     
  • There should be adequate storage to support the needs of the congregation for the next 3- 5 years.
  • The proposed timeline shows that the new multi-purpose sanctuary would be constructed by the summer of 2019.
  • There will be a Town Hall meeting on April 29th to discuss the concept, cost, and timeline and determine if the congregation should move forward.

If you have any question please e-mail  Tony Smith or see one of the building committee members.



Apr 1, 2018

Easter Services


Easter Sunday - The Resurrection of Our Lord

Early on Sunday morning, the ladies went to the tomb to prepare Jesus for burial.  But when they arrived, the stone was rolled away and the tomb empty.  How joyful they were to find out that Jesus burst through death and wrote a new chapter in humanity.  Today we celebrate that Jesus is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Hallelujah!


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Devotion - Easter 2018 - In the Garden


A brief prayer is offered that you can add to your daily prayers this week. The scripture is from our Sunday Service Bulletin for today.  Part of the devotion comes from a sermon on biblical gardens by Pastor Ron Rush.
Gospel Reading- John 20:11-18 [ESV]
11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.
Devotion: In the Garden
In our Gospel text today, Mary does not recognize Jesus and she thinks He is the Gardener.  In the language of the Hebrews, every place where plants and trees were cultivated with greater care than in the open field, was called a garden. Jesus’ tomb happened to be in the Garden of Golgotha. This is one of at least four important gardens mentioned in the bible. In Genesis is the Garden of Eden. God created man to have a relationship and to be able to wall and talk with him in the garden. The Second Garden is the Garden of Gethsemane.  Jesus was familiar with this garden by going there with his disciples and his “alone” times with the Father.  It was in this garden where Jesus had his greatest struggle but surrendered to the Father’s plan/will.  The Third Garden is beside Golgotha.  Interestingly, this was a new tomb with no other bodies from family members, as was the custom. It was needed because the Sabbath was close at hand and they needed to bury Jesus quickly.  This tomb was close and available. The Fourth Garden is in the Glory of God.  This garden is in Revelation 22.  We see again that the tree of life is mentioned and the new Heaven. These four gardens can metaphorically represent four stages in a faithful believer’s sanctification journey. Eden = Sin. Gethsemane = Suffering. Golgotha = Victory. Glory of God = Eternal life in Paradise. I hope you will spend some time in the garden with Jesus this Easter.
We pray: “Lord, I need and want to walk with you today and always…………”

Mar 28, 2018

Lifetree Cafe - 3 April - The Struggle to Forgive

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A drive-by shooting ended Alicia’s childhood dreams. How could she ever forgive the shooter? Find out during “The Struggle to Forgive” at Lifetree CafĂ© Tuesday the 3rd of April, 630PM, at Hacienda del Lago Restaurant, 14155 E Via Rancho del Lago, Vail AZ 85641.