ThornCreek Church
PRODIGAL // Partying with Prostitutes
Do you know anyone who has drifted from God? Maybe they used to go to church. Maybe they never attended church. Maybe their relationship with God has just grown cold. This message series is for them. We will be looking at a famous story in the bible called, "The Prodigal Son". For eight weeks we will be looking at this story through the eyes of the Prodigal. He left home to chase after the pleasures of this life, only to find out He could never outrun the love of his father, and discovered the true treasure. It's a messy story of God's grace. Whether you consider yourself a "Christian", or you have no relationship with God, you will be changed by the story of The Prodigal.
Locations & Times
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  • ThornCreek Church
    3853 E 120th Ave, Denver, CO 80233, USA
    Saturday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • ThornCreek Church Online
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM, Sunday 7:00 PM, Tuesday 10:00 AM, Thursday 8:00 PM
Welcome to ThornCreek

We hope you experience God in a meaningful way at ThornCreek Church! All elements of ThornCreek are designed to help you discover God's love and purpose for your life. It's a great place for the spiritual seeker or the deep-rooted Christian.
How to Connect

1. Take the 3 Weekend Challenge.
2. Join a Small Group
3. Volunteer Somewhere
4. Attend the TC Membership Class.

Click the link below and fill out the form to tell us more about yourself, if you're interested in volunteering, if you've made a decision about Jesus Christ, to register for any event or to provide comments.

https://thorncreek.church/connect
Upcoming Events
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Fix It Ministry | The Fix It Ministry is now ready to take on projects. We need you to let us know how we can help with any personal repairs for your home or car. These volunteers want to use their God-given gifts to love on you. When you give them an opportunity, it brings joy to their hearts. It's a way they can serve God. So, let us know if you have anything and we'll talk about next steps. Please email Andy Fish at fixit@thorncreek.church.

Tutoring Ministry | Wednesday, April 28 & May 12 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm | We started up a ministry to help your kids with their homework! This is a really great ministry that is a free resource for you as a parent. Feel free to bring your kids, drop them off and they can work with tutors on those difficult homework assignments.

Mental Health Group | Thursday, May 6 | 6:30pm | We understand that your kids are dealing with A LOT mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We, as a church want to come alongside your kids and help them process the thoughts and emotions that they are going through. So, we are starting up a group for teenagers to come and process their mental battles. We have a licensed christian counselor who will be there to help facilitate the group. We want to encourage you to bring your kids to this group.

ThornCreek Summer Worship Night | Friday, May 14 | 6:30pm | Amphitheater at Carpenter Park - 3498 E 112th Ave | This is going to be an amazing time to come together to worship in the beautiful outdoor weather.

Youth Summer Camp | June 4-7, 2021. Save the date! More information to come.

Kids Camp | Wednesday, June 30 - Friday, July 2 - Kids completing Kindergarten or 1st Grade | Monday, June 28 - Friday, July 2 - Kids completing 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Grade. | KIDS CAMP IS A GO! Save the date and don't miss camp!!! Please see Pastor Katie for registration and to let her know if you're interested in counseling at camp this year! We need SEVERAL camp counselors!

Upcoming events:
- Feeding the Homeless | Coming soon!

Check out more at: thorncreek.church/events
TC Kids (Birth - 5th Grade)
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ThornCreek Kids Ministry - Now Meeting In-Person on Sunday mornings at 9:00am & 11:00am!!

Saturday Online Kids Worship Service - 4:30 PM
Kids can go to: Live.ThornCreek.Church
This video will become available On-Demand on Sundays. You can go to the “ThornCreek Church” YouTube page.

ThornCreek Kids Ministry strives to walk alongside and equip parents to be spiritual leaders in their children’s lives. Our hope and prayer is that with a strong faith foundation, kids will make the decision to continue growing as Christians, and become Christ-like disciples.

Our age-level classes allow us to reach children at their developmental level, so that by God’s grace they will be able to comprehend to the best of their ability, the topics we are covering in church!

All Ministry Partners (over the age of 18) have passed background checks, and all Bridge Team members (6th-12th graders) are supervised by adults.
TC Students (6th - 12th Grade)
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ThornCreek Student Ministries mission is to create a safe place for students to encounter Jesus, ask questions, process struggles and to experience the love of God while ultimately integrating them into the body and mission of Jesus Christ.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS
ENCOUNTER | Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm - Youth Group is meeting in person. This is our midweek Youth Group service. At Encounter, we have food, games, deep Bible study, student led worship and small groups. We believe that we are better when we are together.

We will also continue to provide an ONLINE option for students that will be available on our website at thorncreek.church/students which will be posted every Thursday at 2pm. This will be the recorded youth service which will be posted online.
Worship Service Info
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Did you come with kids? The messages at ThornCreek can be rated PG-13. As an option, we have a great Children's Ministry Program! If you choose to bring your kids into worship, please do your best to keep them from being a distraction to others.

Volume: If you find the music too loud, please visit the Welcome Table for ear plugs. Ear plugs are also available at the Worship Center doors.

Nursing Mom? We have a room just for you! This room is located through the Worship Center, and has been furnished with your comfort in mind! You can see the entire service live on a flat screen TV.

Distractions: To allow you and those around you to be more fully engaged in today’s service, please refrain from leaving the Worship Center during services. Also, please turn off or mute all cell phones and other mobile devices.
"We are always heading for trouble whenever we value things more than people, pleasure more than duty, and distant scenes more than the blessings we have right at home."
- Wiersbe
“The prodigal wasn’t satisfied to have the benefits of the house, he wanted control of the house.”
- TD Jakes
Sometimes God lets you have your way.
There is no distant land too far for God. There's no spiritual condition too dire, moral place too dark, or emotional place too messy...God’s grace travels.
When you consistently resist God's truth, your mind will eventually become dark and confused.
A restless spirit can keep you from enjoying a blessing.
“You never depart from us, but yet, only with difficulties do we return to You.”
- Saint Augustine, Confessions
prod·i·gal
spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.

Message Study Guide

Download this week's message study guide for use with your small group or personal study.

https://thorncreek.church/message-series/prodigal
Giving

There are several convenient ways to give at TC:
1. Give via text. Text GIVE to 720-619-2688.
2. Give online via the link provided below.
3. Give via check or cash by dropping either in the offering that will be passed during announcements or in the giving box located in the back of the Worship Center.

APRIL 2021
Weekly Need: $12,000
Received last week: $16,612 (April 10-11)
Received April to date: $28,753 (As of Apr 11)
Remaining Need in April $19,247
April Need $48,000
March Needed $48,000
March Received $46,131

https://thorncreek.church/give