Pathway Update March 25, 2016

March 25, 2016

Our Good Friday/Tenebrae service is at 7:00 p.m. tonight at Crown Point Christian School. The word “Tenebrae” is Latin for shadows. The purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story. Hope to see you there.

This Sunday’s Message:  “In 3, I’m Up!” These words were said by Jesus early in His public ministry. He repeated them later. The words were judged impossible by those who heard them. The words were used out of context at His trial to convict Him. They were flung at Him mockingly when He was on the cross. And they were the words the disciples came back to as fulfilled following the Resurrection. What are the words? “In 3 days, this body is rising up.” For Easter church 2016, let’s examine the promise, the misunderstanding, and the fulfillment of these words, and what these words promise for all Christians.  

Next Sunday, April 3:  I did not dive deeply into sin during lent. So, we’ll take a hard look at sin and saving faith. Warning, sin is not just a list of don’ts.   

New Series Starts April 10:  The testimony series begins. It’s entitled “Puzzle Pieces:  God’s Work in Brokenness.” Are you wondering who will share? I’m not telling. Come and see!

Pathway Signs:  The frost is out of the ground so plant your Pathway sign again on weekends. Signs will “magically” begin to appear again at some street corners as well. If you need a new sign, take one. If you simply need new wire posts, take one from the back of the auditorium or trim your current wire post so it works again.

Easter Invite Tips:  Simple, no-pressure invites are best. After you pray about it, you want it to be strong enough that people know you care, but soft enough so that if they want to say no, it doesn’t make the relationship weird. It’s usually not as challenging as you imagine it:

    “Do you have a place to go to church on Easter? If not, I’d love to have you                 come to ours.”
    “Finding the right church can be challenging, but I’d love for you to check out                 ours.”
    "The thing I love about my church is ____________. You should come                           sometime.”

Family Night:  Our next Family Night is Wednesday, April 13.

Connections Class:  I plan to hold a Connections class in late April. This class is required in order to become a member of Pathway Church. Please see any member of the Leadership Team or me if you are interested in attending. 

Remember to follow me on Twitter @PastorJoelZ.




Worshiping At

Crown Point Christian School
Sunday 10:00 AM
10550 Park Place
St. John, Indiana 46373









Office Location
11101 W. 97th Lane
St. John, Indiana 46373

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 62
St. John, Indiana 46373