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Good Friday Remembrance
April 14 at 7:00pm
 
Easter Sunday Celebration
April 16 at 9:00 & 11:00am
 
 
#EasterGrace
 
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Join us for a night of reflection as we remember Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and his love for you!
 
April 14 at 7:00pm
Church of the Open Door
701 W. Sierra Madre Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
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Join us for Easter as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection and the gift of eternal hope!
 
April 16 at 9:00 & 11:00am
Church of the Open Door
701 W. Sierra Madre Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
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An Easter Reflection from 
Pastor David Anderson
 
 

Dear Church of the Open Door family,

There are over 13 million people in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The San Gabriel Valley is almost two million people alone.  
 
These millions of people from different nations and socio-economic situations are all essentially asking the same human questions about life, pain, sin and salvation. 
 
In John 4, as the Samaritans were coming to Jesus with the same questions, Jesus instructs His disciples to “look up and see that the fields are already white for harvest” (John 4:35). God had produced a harvest. It was His harvest and He wanted His disciples to enter into it.
 
This Easter season we are asking our church family to enter into the harvest of our Savior, to notice the 13 million people in the Los Angeles area and hear our Savior saying, “Look up and see that the fields are already white for harvest.”
 
Would you consider being one of Jesus’ co-laborers in this harvest?  We would love for you to pray for and invite one person to our Easter Sunday Celebration.
 
We have prepared a number of resources that may be helpful to you in this process – all of them are available here on our website:

 
  • Invite cards for both adults and children (with seed packets attached) to point them to new life in Jesus. These are available on Sunday mornings in the Worship Center lobby or in the church office, as well as in e-version format on the website. 
  • Other tools to help and encourage you as you prepare your own heart for our Good Friday Remembrance and Easter Sunday Celebration. 

What a joy it is to have new life in Jesus! Thank you for praying with us and partnering with the Lord Jesus in His harvest this Easter season.
 
Much love,
 
David Anderson
Lead Pastor
 
P.S.  I’m pleased to announce that our new Worship Pastor, Steve Sandy, will be leading worship for the first time on Sunday, April 9!  And on Sunday, April 23, we will have an all church reception for Steve, Merrilee and their son Tristan between services on the back patio of the Worship Center.

Please join us in warmly receiving this special family to our church community and pray for them through this transition process. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Advent Reflections

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An Advent Reflection from
Pastor David Anderson
 
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December 1, 2016

Dear Church of the Open Door family,

I wonder if your heart feels anything like mine this week. Ready or not, Christmas is upon us. Get out the calendar and dust off the Christmas decorations because it will be the busiest time of the year once again: Black Friday specials, gingerbread men, Christmas lights, company parties, family gatherings and lots of time and thought given to holiday festivities.

This year we want to invite you to be intentional in turning your thoughts, attention and heart to the coming of our salvation, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. This season leading up to Christmas is called “Advent” or “coming”, and it is a time of preparation and anticipation of Jesus’ breakthrough as Redeemer and Savior of the world.

There is so much wonder and mystery in this season. God became man:  The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory– the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father (John 1:14).  An infinite sacrifice was required to pay the price for an infinite debt against an infinite God. An undiminished divine nature and a perfect human nature became united in one historical, divine person – humble Jesus of Nazareth. The Word departed from heaven, became ordinary flesh and came down to mercifully and graciously reconcile, redeem, and transform humanity. 
 
Last Sunday we focused our hearts on the hope that only the incarnation can give. Please join us these next few Sunday mornings as we look at the following:
 
  • Sunday, December 4, Advent Week 2:  Peace
  • Sunday, December 11, Advent Week 3:  Joy
  • Sunday, December 18, Advent Week 4:  Love
  • Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day:  The Birth of Jesus 

We’ve prepared a couple of Advent tools to help and equip us during this time, and to share with others as we have the opportunity: 

  1. Visit our website or click HERE to watch each week’s Advent video, stories of hope, peace, joy and love from people in our church family.
  1. Visit our website or click HERE to download a weekly Advent screen saver to your phone. 

As you enter the vortex we call the Christmas season, our prayer is that you would know each and every minute that God is for you, He most certainly is with you, and He offers hope, peace, joy and love.

Much love,

David Anderson
Lead Pastor
 
P.S.  These next few days hold several special Christmas events here on campus as well:  our Women’s Christmas Lunch is Saturdayat 11:00am, our Kids Ministry will bring us our first ever children’s musical – A Star Is BornSunday at 6:00pm, and on Tuesday night we’ll all gather for a chili dinner followed by caroling. Plan to join us!  Please call the church office or check our website calendar at churchoftheopendoor.com for further information.