Bulletin – Week of February 19, 2017

Bulletin – Week of February 19, 2017

Let us prepare ourselves for spiritual growth.  Welcome to worship on this Lord’s Day.

Message: Issues of the Heart

Scripture:  Jonah 3:10-4:3

Offering: Outreach Fund

Prayer Requests:

This week we are asked to pray for Bill Brewster, Bud and Lorraine Brouwer, Marlene Butenschoen, Mike and Diane Button, Mike and Geralyn Cunningham and their children. Suggestions for prayers would be for their spiritual growth, opportunities to see Christ in their everyday life, and anything else that God puts on your mind for them.

Lee & Arlene Veenstra will be volunteering with World Renew Disaster Response Services from February 22–March 18 in San Marcos, TX due to flooding in May & October, 2015. Please support them with your prayers while they are on this assignment. Pray for safety, good health, a meaningful experience with opportunities to touch and give hope to hurting people in this relief ministry. The church office has their address if you want to drop them a note while they are gone.

Please keep Tricia Bravener’s friend Dorothy, her sister Connie and their family in your prayers. Connie’s husband Erich jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge. Please pray for strength, peace, and wisdom for the whole family.


This morning our Youth Worship Team will be leading us in worship.

The offering this morning is for the Outreach Fund. The Deacons request that you designate on your check if your offering is for this fund or for the general fund. All loose currency and coins will be placed in the Outreach Fund.

Our sermon next Sunday will be “The God Who Seeks and Saves The Lost” based on Jonah 4:4-11. Everyone is encouraged to prepare their heart for the message. The monthly sermon topics with scriptures are listed each month in the Heartbeat.

Masterpiece, a Northwest Women’s Conference, is March 25 at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. Go to www.nwmincon.org to see more information on the conference.

Are you interested in applying for the Church Administrative Assistant Position (church secretary) for Hope in Christ Church? A copy of the job description approved by the council has been posted on the bulletin board in the foyer. Contact Pastor Scott or David Richards to apply for the position or if you have any questions.

Servants Next Sunday, February 26: Greeters: Karen Smith and Chris Pike; Snacks: Terry Vander Woude and Jenn Boer; Serving Assistants: Thad, Mattea, Caleb, Faith; Ushers: Len Vander Woude and Bud Brouwer; Prayer Room: Terry Vander Woude; Sunday school: Mike Boer and Ida Richards; Children and Worship: Jen Roberts.

Volunteers are needed to help usher and take a turn in the prayer room. Contact the church office to be put on the schedule or if you have any questions.

The Lighthouse Mission’s first “Light In the Night Gala” will be Feb. 25 at 6:30 at Settlemeyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College. The event will support the men and women at the Mission’s drop-in center. The cost is $45; if you reserve a table of eight you receive one free ticket. To order tickets or for more information, call 671-1562 or visit thelighthousemission.org.

Love INC is looking for more phone call volunteers for its Calling Center and help with their Furniture Ministry. Call their office at 671-6201 for more information or to volunteer.

Calling all campers. Several church families are camping at Birch Bay July 13-16 and at Deception Pass from Aug 10-13. For both weekends, we are in the vicinity of campsite #150. Book your own campsite and stay overnight. If overnight doesn’t work, consider coming for a day trip.  Contact Jennifer Boer if interested.

Articles and calendar information for the March issue of The Heartbeat are due in the church office prior to Feb. 22.

The church secretary will be on vacation the week of March 13th and help is needed to cover the office while Terry is gone. If you are available and can come in for a few hours or would be willing to work in the office, please contact Terry at 733-6177.

Do you have medical equipment you would be willing to loan to your church family? Our “Faith Community Nurse” (Alice Brakke), is putting together a list of items such as crutches, shower seats, walkers, etc., that may be borrowed by those recovering from surgery. Please let Alice or the office know what medical equipment you are willing to loan out. If you are having surgery in the near future and need to borrow any items to help in your recovery, contact the office or Alice.


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