Bulletin Week of March 19, 2017

Bulletin Week of March 19, 2017


We are grateful for all who have come to worship our Creator today. Let us come together with joy and love in our hearts. Bless you, friends, and be assured that you are indeed welcome.

Message:The Love of God

Scripture: Hosea 2:14-3:1 Romans 8:32-39

Offering: Outreach Fund

Order of Worship


Gathering Song:      Come Let’s Sing


Call to Worship:      Psalm 36 

Songs of Praise:       Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

                                How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

                                And Can It Be

What Wondrous Love is This

At the Cross (Love Ran Red)

Jesus Loves Me

Prayer for the offering:

Offering:Outreach Fund (visitor cards/prayer requests – place in offering plate)

Offering Response: Here is Love

Scripture: Hosea 2:14-3:1 and Romans 8:32-39

Message: The Love of God


Song of Response: Man of Sorrows

When I survey the Wondrous Cross


Closing Song: At the Cross

Prayer Requests:

This week we are asked to pray for Victor Johnson, Jay & Avis Kaemingk, Marilyn Kaiser, Wilma Kelln, Barb Kinsey and Don & Connie Knutson. 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.

The Koning family requests continued prayers as they are nearing the date to travel to China to pick up their new son. A tentative date of travel for the family is April 11.

We lift up Ken and Elaine Wick in prayer as they grieve over the loss of their granddaughter McKenzie who died unexpectedly last Friday morning. Please pray for her parents and siblings, as well as the rest of the family.


Our sermon next Sunday will be “Risking For the Rewards of Heaven” based on Luke 6:27-35. Everyone is encouraged to prepare their heart for the message. The monthly sermon topics with scripture are listed each month in the Heartbeat.

The annual state-of-the-union address and fundraiser 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 deacons have an adoption fund set up should you wish to donate to assist any family in the adoption process.

The Vitality Team wish to thank everyone who participated in the on-line survey. We are pleased that sixty-six of you took the time to take the survey. We hope to have the results by the end of March.

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 Outreach Fund. All cash and undesignated checks will be placed in the General Fund offering.

Servants Next Sunday, March 26: Greeters: Ruth Stadt and Joe Pruitt; Snacks: Faye Hop and Avis Kaemingk; Serving Assistants: Michael, Faith, Grace; Ushers: Helen Bowman, Ken Wick; Prayer Room: Lorraine Brouwer; Sunday school: Jolene Skovron; Herm and Ali Laninga; Children and Worship: Diane Button and Mairi Bravener.

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. If you know someone looking for a part time job that is qualified and would be interested in this position, please encourage them to apply.

Are you willing to be called upon to help someone in need that has been screened by Love, INC? If so, it would be appreciated if you would complete the enclosed form and return it to the church secretary. This information will help the new secretary know who to call upon when requests are received from Love, INC.

LEARN ABOUT TOXIC CHARITY: The new executive director of the Lighthouse Mission, Hans Erchinger-Davis, will speak on the topic of “toxic charity” on March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Mountain View CRC. Grow in your understanding of God’s heart for the poor and learn how you can be better equipped to respond effectively to their needs. Refreshments will follow this event. For more information, call Harvey at 305-1187.

The CRC denomination recently sent out an article titled “A Statement on the Treatment of Refugees.” A copy of the article has been printed and may be found on the information stand in the foyer.

Each week the Whatcom Community Bulletin, which contains news from local Christian Reformed Churches as well as other CRC news, is printed and available on the information stand in the foyer.

The Board of Northwest Hispanic Ministry invites you to a free dinner and a time to rejoice as Joe Strong shares how God is changing lives and building His kingdom here in Western Washington.   Our banquet locations and times are Friday,  April 28th at 6:00 p.m. First Christian Reformed Church, 701 W. Blackburn Rd., Mt. Vernon and Saturday, April 29th at  5:30 p.m. at Third Christian Reformed Church in Lynden.  Reserve the date and plan to attend. Bring a friend.  You will not be disappointed.




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