Bulletin – Week of August 20, 2017

Bulletin – Week of August 20, 2017


We are very glad to welcome all who have come to praise our loving Creator.

Let us each make an effort to reflect God’s love in our approach to one another.

Message: Beware How You Walk

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 21

Offering: Outreach Fund

Order of Worship

Opening Song –  Name of Jesus Medley

Call to Worship – Proverbs 3:5-6;  Psalm 1

Songs of Praise – Lord I Need You;  O Great God

Offering Song –  Thy Word


Scripture – 2 Chronicles 21

Message – Beware How You Walk

Song of Response – Step By Step Medley

Video –   Family Promise Ministry


Pastor Scott will be preaching from 2 Kings 2:1-14 next week.

The sermon is titled Ministering Like the Master.

Greeters:  Del & Pat

Cookies:   Mona, Darlys

Serving Assistants:  Caleb, Grace, Micah

Ushers:  Helen, Bud

Prayer Room:  Ida


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:   Culture of Godly Leadership (Heb 13:7).

  • Our leaders at all levels serve with character, competence, and conviction.
  • A spirit of collegiality pervades, with our people trusting our leaders and our leaders trusting our people.
  • We continually identify and train godly leaders for all dimensions of our ministry.


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

A Ladies’ Bible Study of 1 Corinthians is beginning in the fall.  Please call Ruth  if you would like to participate in this 12-week study.

Weekend to Remember Marriage Conference: The BOGO (buy one, get one) for the Semiahmoo Weekend to Remember starts on Aug. 28. Have you considered if this is the year you should attend, either as your very first conference or a repeat conference? Or is this the year you gift a conference registration to another couple? The BOGO price (effective for approximately three weeks) is your best deal and only costs $179 per couple. Register under a group name (MandNVanderKooi) at FamilyLife.com/Weekend. Lodging at Semiahmoo Resort is not included in the registration cost; call the resort at (855) 917-3767 and ask for the conference room rate of $135 per night. For more information, call Marlin and Nellie at (360) 354-4952.


Each week we pray for members of our church family. Suggested prayers are for their spiritual growth, opportunities to see Christ in their everyday lives, and anything else that God puts on your mind for them. This week please pray for: Donna, Don & Tena, Anita, Ken & Elaine

Darryl and Gloria request prayer for Gloria’s sister’s family as she lost her husband this week.  Gloria’s sister has three children that are married with children of their own.  Pray for strength for her and her family during this time of sorrow.

We are thankful that Darryl was able to return home after his hospitalization last week, and that Herm’s doctor visit went well.

We also praise and thank God that he has included Hope in Christ Church in the ministry of Love INC by enabling us to give 13 gas vouchers in May and June to those sent our way.  Please pray for Love INC and  director Shannon Williamson, as they work with local churches to show love to our neighbors In the Name of Christ.

From Colin Watson, Director of Ministries and Administration, CRCNA:  “We are called…to pray for our leaders, that they will lead in accordance with God’s will;  to pray for and love our enemies, difficult though it may be- this is also God’s command;  to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God (Mic. 6:8).  There are opportunities for us to …lift up our pain and sorrow to God, to pray for healing for those who have been hurt, and to pray for peace to reign in Charlottesville, and in our nation as a whole.”


Sunday School teachers are needed! Please sign up today on the sheet posted in the foyer. “The schedule for Sunday school is in August’s Heartbeat and also posted by the credenza in the foyer for you to see the available time slots. Let me know if you’d like your name to be in one or more of those slots or just go ahead and sign up! The Children and Worship schedule will be made once teachers are confirmed. You will be blessed by teaching our kids, and will be a blessing to them as well.”   Thank you,  Diane

The Home mission / Office remodel project is underway!   Pastor Scott has finished moving his office from upstairs to downstairs.  The new downstairs administration office is still under construction.  It’s not too late to help or to donate funds towards the $5000.00 goal! More information about the plan and a sign up sheet are available in the foyer.


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