April 22, 2018
WELCOME TO DEVONSHIRE
We are so glad that you joined us today as we have gathered to worship. It is our hope that you will find Devonshire to be an inviting community where you experience the transforming power of the Gospel. Our service normally includes a time of singing, prayers of confession, Scripture readings, followed by an opportunity to give tithes and offerings before hearing a message from God’s Word. The following information will be helpful for connecting and worshipping with us today.
CONNECT CARD & GUEST INFORMATION TABLE | If you are a first or second time guest, or if you have never filled out a Connect Card, we would love for you to do so as a way to introduce yourself to us at the Guest Information Table (or, if you prefer, you may put it in the offering plate). If you have a question regarding the location of a class, the nursery, restrooms or an upcoming event, or are curious about what we offer for a ministry area, please stop by our Guest Information Table, located in the narthex.
GIVING | As part of our service, we respond in worship by giving our tithes and offerings to God. You are welcome to make a contribution at this time. For cash donations and special offerings, please use an envelope from the pew and write your name, the amount, and designated fund on it. You can also give at devonshirechurch.org/give.
FOR THE KIDS | Devonshire is a family-friendly church that believes children are a gift from God. During the worship service, nursery and preschool care are provided for the entire service. Children, grades K-5, join with their parents for the first portion of the service and are dismissed following the giving time for an age-appropriate worship experience in the fellowship hall.
STARTING POINT | Starting Point is an opportunity for those newer to Devonshire Church to take a step of getting acquainted with us. This informal luncheon on the second Sunday of each month will provide the opportunity to get to know what Devonshire is about a little bit more. If you are newer Devonshire or if you are just curious about our church or Christian beliefs, this is a great place to start! Led by Pastor Derek and other leaders, we’d love to connect with you at Starting Point! Please register by using the Connect Card or at devonshirechurch.org/startingpoint.
CHURCH WORK DAY | Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 28, and plan to come out at 8:30am and be a part of the team as we get the facility ready for spring and summer. All are welcome!
HONDURAS FUNDRAISER LUNCHEON | Plan to stay after the worship service on Sunday, April 29 for lunch. All donations will go towards sending 13 individuals to serve in Honduras this June. We will be serving meatball subs, salad, chips, & desserts.
MOMMY & ME TEA PARTY | On Sunday, May 20, there will be a Mother/Daughter Tea Party immediately following the service. Light lunch and desserts will be provided. This event is for women of all ages! Craft activities will be available for kids. Pre-registration is required by signing up at the Guest Information Table. All donations will go towards the Kentucky missions trip in August. Contact Samantha Larson (email@example.com) with any questions.
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES | If you are interested in being part of the Prayer Chain, the Meal Train (providing meals to new parents or other members of our congregation who would benefit from a prepared meal), or a Hershey Park volunteer, please sign up on the sheet at the Guest Information Table. Contact Nichole (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
CHILD DEDICATION | There will be an opportunity for children to be dedicated on Mother’s Day, May 13, during the worship service. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, please indicate it on the Connect Card. There will be an informational meeting for all those interested on Sunday, April 29 at 9:15am in the counseling room.
WORSHIP & PRAYER NIGHT | Join us Sunday evening, May 6 at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for a time of corporate worship and prayer.
MINISTRY TRIP TO KENTUCKY | If you are interested in applying to be a part of a team headed to serve Laurel Mission in the Appalachian mountains of KY, please fill out an application and return it to the church office or Pastor Derek by May 15. You can find out more details or apply online at devonshire.church/ministrytrip.
LITTLE LAMBS PRESCHOOL EARLY REGISTRATION | It is that time of year for registering for the 2018-2019 school year! Forms with class offerings, pricing, and registration instructions are on the Guest Information table. Please contact the preschool office (717-909-5400) or visit lambpreschool.com for more information. Early registration began February 5.
BAPTISM OPPORTUNITY | If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ and are following after Him as your Lord and Savior, we would love to celebrate that decision as you publicly profess your faith in Christ through baptism. If you would like to be baptized, contact Pastor Derek (email@example.com).
SAVE THE DATE | Vacation Bible School — Monday July 16 to Friday, July 20 (for children ages 3 years old through 5th grade)
DevonshireKIDS (infant to grade 5) | Children’s classes and activities are available during the 9:00 am Sunday School hour and 10:30 am worship hour.
GLOW Ministry (K-5th grade) | On Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00 pm our GLOW Ministry (K-5th grade) meets in the fellowship hall for games, worship, snacks, and prizes. Contact Laurie (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about this ministry.
The Shire Youth Ministries (middle and high school) | Come out weekly on Sunday mornings (9:00 am) and grow in your understanding of God’s Word. Also, join us Wednesday evenings for fun and fellowship from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm.
Adult | Join a Sunday school class and deepen your understanding of the Bible and your love for the Lord. These classes are held on Sundays from 9 am to 10:15 am. Current and future classes can be found at devonshirechurch.org/sundayschool.
Small Groups| Looking for a place to connect with other Christians? Want to find encouragement in applying God’s Word to your life? Then join one of our new Small Groups! Check out the group descriptions in the narthex, or at devonshirechurch.org/smallgroups, then contact the group leader.
This Week at Devonshire
TUESDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY | 10:00am-12:00pm (Library)
WEDNESDAY GLOW & SHIRE | 6:30pm-8:00pm (Fellowship Hall/Youth Room)
THURSDAY CHOIR PRACTICE | 7:00pm (Sanctuary)
SATURDAY WORK DAY | 8:30am
TITLE: Filled Nets
TEXT: John 21:1-14
Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.  Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together.  Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.  Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.  Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.”  He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.  That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.  The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.  When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread.  Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.”  So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn.  Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.  Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish.  This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. (ESV)
Questions for Discussion & Reflection:
- How did the Holy Spirit speak to you today?
- What implications does this passage have for our church family?
Today’s message and other messages can be heard at here.