Bulletin – Week of September 3, 2017

Bulletin – Week of September 3, 2017


On this Labor Day weekend, we welcome all who have come to worship.

Let us choose to be workers together on behalf of God and to be blessings for others.

Order of Worship

Opening Song                      Jesus Son of God

Call to Worship                     Psalm 103:8-12; John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:4-5

Songs of Praise                     Man of Sorrows;  How Marvelous;     And Can it Be

Offering                                 General (Kingdom Advancement) Fund                                .

Offering Song                       Cunningham Family


Scripture                                 Titus 3:4-7

Message                                  What is the Gospel?

The Lord’s Supper                  Hallelujah to My King;  Cornerstone


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.

The offering this morning is for the Kingdom Advancement 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 Kingdom Advancement/General Fund.


The sermon will be given by guest pastor Nathaniel Thompson.

Greeters:  Jerry & Faye

Cookies:   Rockelle, Jan

Serving Assistants:  Abee, Kylie, Zeke

Ushers:  Bud, Joe

Prayer Room:  Christine

Children & Worship:  Dan, Mattea

Children’s Sunday School:   Melissa, Jennifer

Adult Sunday School:  Prayer led by Michael


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: Centrality of the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • We believe that the Bible is the only perfect 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.


Urgent Need for Hurricane Harvey Recovery: After a week of unrelenting rain, World Renew Disaster Response Services is preparing to respond to catastrophic flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey. You can help homeowners who are struggling to return home, now and in the weeks and years to come, with your financial donation for World Renew DRS Hurricane Harvey response. Please give generously today online at worldrenew.net/donate, call 800-552-7972, or mail your check, designated Hurricane Harvey 2017, to World Renew, 1700 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.

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.

Attention Team Leaders! The deacons need budget requests from team leaders by September 15th.  Please email them to Dan or Terry.

Local Beth Moore Simulcast: A simulcast featuring Beth Moore of Living Proof Ministries will be broadcast on Sept. 16 at CrossPoint Church (8686 Vinup Road, Lynden). “Captivated: The Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road” runs from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Featuring Moore’s dynamic storytelling and passionate Bible teaching, the simulcast also includes worship led by Travis Cottrell.  Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at http://www.crosspoint-church.com/ministries/beth-moore-simulcast/ or by mailing payment to the church office. Childcare and lunch are not included. For more information, call the CrossPoint office at (360) 354-3554.

Join or Schedule King’s Men of Song: The King’s Men of Song begin the fall season with their first practice Thursday, Sept. 7. They meet every Thursday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Third CRC. All male voices are welcome, and the group is especially in need of first tenors this season. They also are scheduling concerts for the 2017-2018 season. If your church or organization would like the King’s Men of Song to bless your group with their gospel singing, please call Cal Buys at (360) 815-2254.


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