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This Week’s Message – “Freedom from Evil”
by Pastor Dan Stockum
Demon possession. Not something that the Western world talks about very often outside of horror films. But what if the many other cultures who recognize the existence of such evil have picked up on something that we have missed? What would we need to know about it? How would we recognize it? And how could we get free? This week, we study the longest passage in Scripture describing a demon possession and the liberation that Jesus brings.
Scripture Focus: Mark 5:1-20
First Friday — on THURSDAY, April 6!
Come gather with your Bridges family for a special Easter celebration! Please note that this month’s gathering has been moved to THURSDAY, Apr. 6, to accommodate Good Friday. Join us at 6:30pm in the Family Center for a time focused on Holy Week and a big work project preparing for the egg hunt. Everyone is welcome! Questions? Contact Kathy Spillar: email@example.com.
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sat., Apr. 8, 11:00am-12:30pm on the Bridges campus. There will be 4 different age groups—2 years and under, 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, and 9-11 years old—starting every 20 minutes. All are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors to this fun community event. To volunteer to help with set up or clean up, click HERE.
We will be stuffing eggs at our First Friday celebration on THURSDAY, April 6 (due to Good Friday that week) at 6:30pm. We hope you will join us!
Easter Weekend 2023
Join us on Fri., Apr. 7, at 5:30PM for our Good Friday service as we remember Christ’s sacrifice for us on the cross, and take communion together. Childcare will be available for ages 0-3.
All are invited to celebrate the resurrection of Christ with us on Sun., Apr. 9! Our adult Life Groups will be gathering in the gym for a special celebration at 9:30am. All adults are invited to join us for food and fellowship as we remember and celebrate together Jesus’ resurrection. We will then move to the Worship Center (inside and outside on the patio) for our Easter service at 10:45. We will also offer our regular classes for newborns through high school, beginning at 9:30am.
Reasons to Believe
Our next Reasons to Believe chapter event will be via Zoom at 7:00pm on Fri., Apr. 14. Reasons to Believe Chapter Coordinator and Apologist, and founder of Apologetics on Mission, Ben Clifton, will give a presentation entitled “Missional Apologetics.” You can request the Zoom link by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 650-917-9107 or find it and more at reasons.org/chapters/san-jose/events.
Walk for Life 2023
Join Bridges in helping raise funds and awareness for RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics’ life-affirming services for women, men, and pre-born children. A team from Bridges will also be participating in this year’s annual Walk for Life! Want to join the team? You can walk or run in our local community from the Bridges campus on Sat., Apr. 29, at 9:00am.
Click HERE to donate and click HERE to register for the walk. (Be sure to join the “Bridges Community Church – Los Altos” team!) Questions? Contact Daryl Winslow: email@example.com or (408) 313-5609.