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Denver First Church of the Nazarene

November 8, 2009 - Totals

Main Campus: West Campus:
Sunday School: 688 Sunday School: 58
IN Group Banquet: Last Day to Buy Tickets!
Bible Studies & Small Groups: 296 AM Worship: 115
This event will be at Nov. 21 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The
theme is “Around the World with Dr. Jim Diehl.” Tickets are $20.00 AM Worship: 1169
(reserved by table number) and are available at the IN Group Booth PM Worship: 134
(south entrance). Note: Semi-Formal dress. The IN Group is now
open to all adults. The reception area will be open at 5:00 pm. Combined:
Sunday School & Groups: 1042
Main Services: 1284
Shoebox Christmas
Please be sure to pick up a “shoebox” to fill up with gifts for Giving
children in need. We will deliver them to the Navajo Nation in
Arizona and Jesus of Nazareth Compassion Center in Denver. This Week’s Need: $ 75,704 Received Last Week: $ 53,341
Please return your filled box on Sunday, November 22nd.
November Tithe
Monthly Goal: $ 391,594 To Date: $ 112,427

November World Evangelism Fund
A Taste of Christmas Monthly Goal: $ 17,776 To Date: $ 7,945
Our ladies Christmas luncheon, “A Taste of Christmas” is
YTD Tithe
Saturday, December 5th. Tickets are on sale TODAY for $12!
See Gay Borrego at the booth near the South Entrance. YTD Goal: $ 1,368,995 To Date: $ 1,073,321
Volunteers are still needed in all areas.
YTD World Evangelism Fund
YTD Goal: $ 106,438 To Date: $ 59,692

Thanksgiving Offering for Others
Goal: $ 75,000 To Date: $ 4,415
Evening Service
Please join us in the Diehl Chapel this evening for our Traditions
service at 6:00pm.
DFC (Main Campus) Ministerial Staff
Stephen Abbott Scott Nauman
Young Adult & Family Pastor Pastor of Worship & Arts

Rich Cantwell Jerry Nelson
Business Administrator Minister of Instrumental Music
Nazz Jazz Finale Concert Bud Curry Randy Smith
Hospital Chaplain Christian Education Pastor
This concert, on Sunday, November 22nd at 6:00 pm, will be the
“Finale” concert for Nazz Jazz and Jerry Nelson prior to his Tina Hayhurst
embarking into full-time concert ministry. Bring your friends and Student Ministries Pastor
hear Nazz Jazz in full stride as you’ve never heard them before.

Tennyson Center Ministry
We are returning to the Tennyson Center on Sunday, December
6th. We will be sharing Christmas traditions with the children, as
well as a puppet show for worship. Meet in the Breezeway at
1:15 pm on the 6th or call Jon Tinniswood at 720/273-0028 for
more info.
November 15, 2009 Matthew 5:14-16

Living the Illuminated Life

“You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14
“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.” Matthew 5:15a
♦ Hiding the ____________________.
∗ When we become a Christian, we immediately become a
_____________ of Satan!
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the
rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark
world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly
realms.” Ephesians 6:12
“If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous
and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him
when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” Mark
∗ The enemy will remind us of our ________________!
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s
Single’s Christmas Party children…then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with
I recently read a book by Promise Keepers founder Bill McCartney Singles are having a Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 19th at 5:30pm Christ…” Romans 8:16-
entitled Two Minute Warning. The book’s subject is about the in the Aspen Room at Alameda & Center St. in Denver. Sign up in the
GPS class for shuttle service and to indicate what dish you’ll bring. ∗ When the devil reminds us of our past, let’s remind him of his
importance of the Jewish nation and our role as the church to
Meet at DFC at 5pm to ride the shuttle. Contact Jincy Mills at 303-552- ________________.
encourage and help them to come to Christ in these last days. In
7970 or Karen Boocock at 303-367-8647 for more information. “Jesus did not let him, but said, ‘Go home to your family and tell
the book, he chronicles the silence of the church and even the
them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had
rejection of the Jewish people through the centuries, especially
mercy on you.’ So the man went away and began to tell in the
during Hitler’s reign of terror and the extermination of millions of The DOGs Say Thanks Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. All the people
Jews. I was appalled by how many “good Christians” looked the The 5th and 6th grade girls would like to say a thank you to all that were amazed.” Mark 5:19-
other way and, in many cases, were complicit in helping Hitler and loaned their sewing machines and donated their jelly jars for the DOGs
his army destroy so many lives! service projects. “Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the
house.” Matthew 5:15b
The enemy wants us to hide the light! What God has birthed in you
by His Holy Spirit is powerful. The only thing that can stop this Thank You from Dr. Huffaker ♦ The __________________ of light!
powerful Spirit in you is you! Today, as we hear the words of
Dear Members and Friends of DFC, Thank you for the wonderful time ∗ The light of God in our lives can change so many ___________.
Jesus, we are encouraged to come out and let our light shine. It’s
spent with you, for letting us share in your lives. You are a gracious,
much more than having a DFC bumper sticker (though if you have ∗ Many _______________ are now watching to see if we are
accepting, friendly people. Thank you for cards & gifts from you
one I am glad!) it’s about living a real authentic life of power and illuminating His light.
individually and as a church. You were certainly gracious to us. We
love in this dark world. Something wonderful happens when a father _______________
will look back on these 8 months as a special blessing from God. We ∗
Our world needs His light more than ever! We are speeding can’t wait to see what God is going to do in your church. We feel faith in Christ.
towards the day of His return. We should be in full court press in confident you have chosen great leaders in Pastor Shawn & Sherri. In ∗ We have the power of God ________________ us!
evangelizing our communities, our city and our world! Will you Christ, Bob & Libby Huffaker
allow the Holy Spirit today to challenge you to shine His light “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see
through you? As always it’s our choice. Will we choose to your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
“Illuminate His light?” Thank You!
I am so thankful for an Awesome God and for my praying DFC ♦ Our goal is to _________________ them to Christ!
I am so glad you are here! family. Thanks for the cards, e-mails, flowers, concern and love that ∗ What we want people to do is come to _______________ in
Amazed by His Grace! you showered me with during my recent surgery. A special thanks to Christ.
Pastor Bud & Ruth and Pastor Scott who prayed with me before
∗ This will give my life focus and ___________________!
Pastor Shawn surgery and visited later. Hopefully I'll see you soon! God bless you all.
You are all loved and appreciated. Ruth Martin “The sold out Christian life is the most exciting life you could ever
live.” Dr. Paul Cunningham
∗ Live your life on ___________________.

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