Welcome, everyone, to our service of worship. As we present ourselves humbly before God, we hope that all will find spiritual strength and hope.
Order of Worship
Opening Song God is Great
Call to Worship Hebrews 10:19-24, Read Responsively
Songs of Praise All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Hallelujah to my King
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund (General Fund
Offering Song This I Believe
Scripture 1 Kings 18: 1-16
Message Spurring one Another to Growth
Song of Response O Church Arise
— WELCOME! —
The offering this morning is for the General Fund. Please designate on the memo line of your check whether it is for this fund, or a different one. Cash offerings will be deposited into the General Fund.
— NEXT SUNDAY —
Pastor Scott will be continuing his sermon series from 1Kings. The message will be “Reclaiming Hearts” from 1 Kings 18:17-40.
Greeters: Jay and Avis Kaemingk
Snacks: Pat Bosman and Alice Brakke
Serving Assistants: Clara, Micah, Maggie
Ushers: Lou Kooistra and Ken Wick
Prayer Room: Don Vanderpol
— PRAYERS —
Each week we pray for members of our church family. This week please pray for:
Brian & Melissa Koning and their children:Abee, Brenna, John & Zachariah
Don & Connie Knutson
Suggested prayers are for their spiritual growth, opportunities to see Christ in their everyday life, and anything else that God puts on your mind for them.
Please pray for Joe Pruitt and his family today, and in the days to come. Joe’s father has cancer, and has been moved to Hospice care.
Pray for persecuted churches worldwide. From “Open Doors,” we are asked to pray today for those experiencing political tensions in Indonesia stemming from the recent election for governor.Also from “Open Doors,” pray that Christians in Bangladesh who are mentally and physically abused would be granted steadfast faith. For more information, see hopeinchristchurch.org under Pastor—Prayer.
A memorial service for Dale Perry will be held here today at 3:00pm. We continue to pray for Deloris and her family.
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop access to significant human services for people living with homelessness in Whatcom County. The deacons encourage your participation by donating tarps to be distributed at this year’s event. A variety of sizes can be found at most big box, home improvement, and sporting goods stores. Harbor Freight in Sunset Square occasionally will even offer a coupon for a free tarp in their flyer. Please bring tarps to deposit in the designated box in the foyer by Sunday, July 16.
Interfaith Coalition has opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of your Whatcom County neighbors. This summer we could use help doing exterior maintenance and repairs on our houses and would welcome help with things like: painting, tree/brush trimming, mowing, general carpentry, etc. Kids Need Books distributes books to low-income families in Bellingham and the county, and your donations of new or gently-used kids’ books will help many kids avoid the “summer learning slide.” Call Interfaith at 734-3983 for more information.
— ANNOUNCEMENTS —
The Deacons wish to remind the church family that they are still accepting donations for our two mission events this summer:
—the home mission to remodel the Administration Building
—the summer mission trip.
When donating to either fund, please designate which mission trip it is for on the memo line of your check.
Calling all campers! Several church families are camping in 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.
This week’s Missional Marker is: Centrality of the Word of God
-We believe that the Bible is the only rule for faith, doctrine and conduct.
-Our preaching and teaching in all settings reflects careful preparation,
relevance and creativity.
-Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to study and apply
biblical truth in ways that lead to a scripturally integrated life.
The July issue of the Heartbeat newsletter is in the foyer or online at hopeinchrist.org.