Farewell to the Zirbels

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All good things must end, the saying goes, and for N3C on June 2 it was Zach and Natasha Zirbel saying goodbye after eight years of being part of our family. They announced a month before that they were moving to Montana to be near Natasha’s family.

Before they got a chance, in Pastor John’s words, to “explain themselves,” there was a word of prophecy given by Wendy McDermott and then some sharing about the recently completed Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course which was led by Amy Minnich.

The portion dedicated Zach and Natasha began with a video slideshow which is not part of this podcast because it was too large to upload, and ended with several testimonies by fellowship members. The testimonies are not part of this podcast either because they were not picked up by the microphone.

Worship was led by John Farrell and here’s a YouTube playlist of the songs he chose.

FCA Sunday

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes was the focus of Sunday’s (3/31) worship service. It opened with several members of the N3C youth group, all in FCA huddles at their respective schools, demonstrated a typical huddle meeting of a game, Bible study and prayer time. Then Associate Pastor Zach Zirbel, who also is Camden County coordinator for FCA shared about his role. There was an informational video (https://vimeo.com/322791818) and then testimonies by Ryan Campbell (a senior at Rowan University), Justin Hellyer (Gloucester County FCA coordinator) and then an evangelistic message from Kevin Harvey, FCA director for South Jersey and an elder at N3C.

The songs of worship we sang are on this YouTube playlist.

Build your life

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Pastor Zach Zirbel shares three of the aspects of the life of Daniel that teach how to build a fruitful life in the spirit:

  1. He was intentional about what he did ā€¦ and did not do
  2. He had a few good friends who had a heart for God
  3. He built his life around God (as a disciple)

Message delivered 3/24/19.

Worship songs for the service are on this YouTube playlist.

Lord, I’m coming

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Several youth members of the N3C family shared, can Pastor Zach and his wife Natasha talked about having the Lord in their lives. Shared 1/13/19.

Most of the members of the worship team were youth as well, leading the songs in this YouTube playlist. The last song in the list, Surrender, is the one Pastor Zach mentions in his introductory and concluding remarks.

Five smooth stones

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With classes just starting, Pastor Zach chose the account of David and Goliath for his message for Back to School Sunday. Students starting a new year will be facing giants in the form of many challenges. When David was ready to attack his giant, he picked up five smooth stones from the river bed, and Zach said they are what we need today: To be authentic, resilient, have faith, be confident, and have courage.

The message started with trailers for two movies: Wonder, and Woodlawn.

Message delivered 9/9/18.

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Courage

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Pastor Zach Zirbel shares on how to have courage in troubled times. Three members of the N3C body share how God helped them face trouble, and then Zach taught that courage isn’t the absence of fear. To the contrary, he says, having fear is an essential part of courage. Message delivered 5/6/18.

The music portion of worship was the songs “The Lion and the Lamb”, “Amazed”, “Refiner’s Fire”, “O Come to the Alter” and “Reckless Love”.

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Easter 2018 — Choices for life

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Pastor John shares an Easter message focusing on the choices that Jesus made and the choices we have. Message delivered 4/1/18.

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As part of the Easter presentation, Assistant Pastor Zach Zirbel delivered a spoken word testimony that he wrote after finding new life in Jesus.

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Sharing our hope

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Pastor Zach, substituting at the last minute for Pastor John who was suffering from the flu, talks about the importance of sharing our faith with others. Message delivered 3/11/18.

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Seven commands of Christ 6 — Communion

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The sacrament of Holy Communion is so often practiced and so well known that we can easily slip into auto-pilot when taking it and miss its richness and meaning. Pastor Zach explores the scriptures and finds fresh insight. Message delivered 3/4/18.

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