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January

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Jesus and the Holy Spirit

A message from
Pastor Gus Davies
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Pastor Gus Davies

Acts 1:1-11 (NIV)

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Acts 1:1-11(NIV)

1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized withthe Holy Spirit.”

6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Prayer Focus

“Lord, I pray for unity amongst all who are involved in our new lead pastor search. May we have a mutual appreciation for each other and may humility be the defining character quality among all leaders at Northland.”-LeDonna Almon, Succession Planning Committee Member


“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
- Ephesians 4:3 NIV

Worship Focus

We worship one God in trinity and the trinity in unity, neither blending their persons nor dividing their essence. For the person of the Father is a distinct person, the person of the Son is another, and that of the Holy Spirit still another. But the divinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is one, their glory equal, their majesty coeternal. (from The Athanasian Creed)

Digging Deeper

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About This Sermon Series

The Book of Acts takes us on a whirlwind journey of how the Spirit infiltrated the world via an unlikely band of disciples. And this is still His mission. By indwelling people like you and me, the Spirit of Jesus will use each of us to reach the world with His love. The advent of the Spirit for individuals is the turning point of God’s great plan.


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The Book of Acts takes us on a whirlwind journey of how the Spirit infiltrated the world via an unlikely band of disciples. And this is still His mission. By indwelling people like you and me, the Spirit of Jesus will use each of us to reach the world with His love. The advent of the Spirit for individuals is the turning point of God’s great plan.

Some would argue that the book of Acts is primarily about the Church - its formation, persecution, and growth. But, the Bible tells us that there is a Force that undergirds the formation of the Church and all of her activity, a Power that is thrilling and indispensable. This non-negotiable element is the Spirit of God. The Eternal Spirit empowers both then and now and helps Christians live out our purpose, as individuals, as a church, and as the Church until Jesus Christ comes again.

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What's Current

Building Your Finances God's Way

Thursdays, January 20 through March 3 at 6:30 p.m.

As we enter a brand new year, some of the top resolutions people make all have to do with money. Get ready to have your life, your finances, and your relationship with the Lord taken to another level. In this class, you'll learn what the God of the universe has to say about money and possessions, how you can apply these words to your life, and how you can grow in leaps and bounds on your financial discipleship journey.

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Flourish Informational Gathering

Sunday, January 23 at 12:30 p.m.

Do you desire to grow closer to God and other women? Are you searching for a spiritual mentor who can help you view life's challenges (and celebrations) through the lens of Scripture. Do you feel called to mentor other women to help them grow deeper in their understanding of who God is and what He has done for us? We'd love to meet you and tell you more about Flourish, our one on one women's mentoring ministry.



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Young Disciples 1: Journey to Baptism

Sundays January 16 through February 13 at 1 p.m.

Young Disciples 1: Journey to Baptism guides children in navigating the foundational teachings of Jesus and the apostles in a child-friendly environment. It is designed to help children in grades two through five understand more about salvation, baptism, and other tenets of the faith.


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Stewardship Update

Budget for Fiscal (7/1/21-6/30/22) : $7.5M
As of 1/12/2022
If you'd like to learn more or have questions related to finances at Northland, contact our finance team at FinanceTeam@NorthlandChurch.net.
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Financial update for year end – Thank You

The ending of 2021 coincides with the completion of the first half of our fiscal year. Our 6-month budget total amounts to $3,898,235.



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Financial update for year end – Thank You

The ending of 2021 coincides with the completion of the first half of our fiscal year. Our 6-month budget total amounts to $3,898,235. As of December 31st, we received $3,737,050. With 96% of our needed budget met, we are short by $161,185. We exceeded our December budget for giving and were able to make up some of the fiscal year to date shortfall we came into the month with. 

THANK YOU! to all those that stepped up to help us finish the year strong. We had a total of 1,588 donors during this 6-month period, so we added over 100 new donors in the past two weeks. Your faithfulness in giving to the church is a demonstration of your love for Christ and your desire to have him known. This reminds me of a section of scripture, 2 Cor 8; 1-7, The Collection for the Lord’s People, especially verse 7; But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

If you missed the end of the year giving, we still have time between now and June 30th, 2022, the end of our fiscal year, to be a part of getting us fully funded. 



Stewardship report by:

Glenn Garton

Finance Director

Stewardship Update

Northland Tithes & Offerings
Need for Fiscal (7/1/20-6/30/21) $9.5M
As of 1/12/2022
If you'd like to learn more or have questions related to finances at Northland, contact our finance team at FinanceTeam@NorthlandChurch.net.
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