Bulletin – Week of July 23, 2017

Bulletin – Week of July 23, 2017

We are very glad to welcome all who have come to praise God with us today.

May the Lord’s loving presence undergird and bless each of you.

Order of Worship

Opening Song

Call to Worship-Psalm 31:21-24

Songs of Praise

  • When We Walk With the Lord (Trust and Obey)
  • You Are My King (Amazing Love)
  • Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
  • What a Beautiful Name It Is

Offering-General Fund


Scripture-1Kings 19:1-18

Message-Crazy Thoughts

Song of Response-Days of Elijah



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.


Pastor Scott will be continuing the series from 1Kings. The sermon is titled Embrace Your Calling and Companions and is from 1Kings 19:19-21.

Greeters: Mike & Jenn Boer

Snacks: Faye Hop, Ev Kooistra

Serving Assistants: Caleb, Grace, Clara

Ushers: Lou Kooistra, Bud Brouwer

Prayer Room: Jen Roberts


Each week we pray for members of our church family. 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. This week please pray for the Ruiters and the Sentis.

World Renew, formerly the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), is the relief and development organization of the Christian Reformed Church. It responds on your behalf to the needs of people around the world who are suffering from poverty, hunger, disaster, and injustice. Millions are at risk of starvation as famine threatens communities in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Your prayers and donations for World Renew’s response are urgently needed.


The congregation of Hope in Christ Church has made the Spirit-filled decision to move forward and become a healthy missional church. This week’s Missional Marker is:

Global perspective and engagement. (Acts 1:8)

  • We raise the sights of our members beyond our congregation and community by developing a Biblical worldview and often pray for and reference global matters.
  • We have identifiable pathways to support the cause of Christ globally.
  • Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to participate in the global dimensions of our ministry.


The Home mission / Office remodel date has been set for the week of July 31.  We would love volunteers to help with the demo, construction, painting, moving etc. as a home mission project.  More information about the plan and a sign-up sheet is available in the foyer.   Deacons will be still collecting donations towards our goal of $5000.00 for the project.


Join the Strategic Ministry Planning Team at a church potluck on July 30th after the worship service! We would love to share some of the ideas we have been working on and present three mission statements for your input.  The three mission statements have been included as an insert in the bulletin.  Your input is appreciated and we hope to have a time of idea-sharing during the potluck.  Hot dogs, buns, coffee and juice will be provided. Please bring a dish of your choice to share if you’d like. We hope to see everyone there!

A CPR/First Aid class is being offered on July 29th from 10am-12:30pm in the Hope in Christ Church sanctuary.  If you would to attend, please call Alice Brakke ASAP to reserve your place.

Kids’ Craft Camp is coming!  Mark your calendars for Monday and Tuesday, August 7 and 8. More details will be coming. Please call Darlys Recker if you would like to help.

Mark your calendars!  Come join us in celebrating the Reckers’ 50th anniversary on Sunday, August 27th.  We will have a potluck lunch followed by games, fellowship, cake and ice cream….and brownies, of course!

A ladies’ get-away weekend is being planned for September 8-10 on Whidbey Island. We will be leaving around noon on Friday and back mid-afternoon on Sunday. Send an email to Terry Vander Woude at lt.vw@comcast.net to reserve one of the sixteen spots. Terry will reserve a house and provide further information once she knows how many will be joining her for a weekend of fun, laughter and relaxation.

Ladies, save the date- September 30, 2017. All ages are invited to a Harvest Tea.  More information will be coming.


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