Bulletin – Week of March 5, 2017

With heartfelt joy, we welcome all who have come to worship our Lord. Greetings! May God bless you abundantly.

Message: The Greatness of God

Scripture: 1Chronicles 29:10-13

Offering: General Fund

Prayer Requests:

This week we are asked to pray for Scott Emory, Paulino and Georgi Estrada and Markus, Jessie Figenbaum, Virginia Figenbaum, Karen Funk. 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.

Announcements:

The Lord’s Supper, which we celebrate today, is a way for the Christian to remember the sacrifice of Christ. If you have not yet believed in Christ as Savior, we invite you to watch and learn. We are glad you are here! If you have questions about Jesus, please see Pastor Scott after the worship service. The bread we use is allergen free and contains no wheat, dairy, nuts or soy. However, it may contain egg.

Our sermon next Sunday will be “The Fear of God” based on Eccl. 12:13. Everyone is encouraged to prepare their heart for the message. The monthly sermon topics with scripture are listed each month in the Heartbeat.

Would you/your family be interested in participating in a week of mission work at Omak this summer? Ruth Stadt is interested in organizing a group to work there. Contact Ruth to discuss dates/ ideas.

The Deacons have placed some envelopes on the stand in the foyer for those donating cash to the church and would like to designate where the cash is to be used. Today’s offering is for the Kingdom Advancement Fund (General Fund). All cash and undesignated checks will be placed in this fund.

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 and the church’s web site with directions on applying for the position.

Join members of the CRC nearby and around the world in prayer on March 8, the denominational annual Day of Prayer. Gather with our church council or pray individually, asking God’s blessing upon the world, our nations, crops and industry, and the church worldwide. The council invites you to join them in the church foyer on March 8 from 7-7:45pm for a time of prayer prior to the council meeting.

Servants Next Sunday, March 12: Greeters: Denise Doezema and Helen Bowman; Snacks: Tricia Bravener and Lorraine Brouwer; Serving Assistants: Amber, Chantel, Maggie; Ushers: Deloris Perry and Len Vander Woude; Prayer Room: Evelyn Kooistra; Sunday school: Herm and Ali Laninga, Jolene Skovron; Children and Worship: Diane Button.

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.

The annual state-of-the-union address and fund-raiser for the Light of the World Prayer Center will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 23rd in the Hope in Christ sanctuary. If anyone from Hope in Christ Church would like to attend to hear the update, please let Scott Emory know. 

Are you doing your spring cleaning? Jen Roberts is collecting good items for a garage sale to help raise money for their adoption of a little boy from China. You may bring your items now and store them in the youth portable.

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.

Cedar Springs Christian Retreat Center is hiring a full-time grounds keeper assistant to assist in maintaining the grounds and landscape. Some construction skills would be a plus; building maintenance also will be a part of the job. Wages DOE. To apply, fill out the application at cedarspringscrc.org/about/job, and return it with a resume to Cedar Springs at 4700 Minaker Road, Sumas, WA 98295. For details, e-mail dennis@cedarspringscrc.org or call 988-6744.

“Forty: Devotions for Lent” is available free to all in the CRC through the Digital Library (crcna.org/Library). This devotional explores the biblical motif of “forty” through the stories of Noah, Moses, the Exodus, Elijah, and Jonah. All of these narratives foreshadow the gospel. They are reminders of Easter morning in light of the “forties” that have come before.

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