The author of Psalm 13 wrote: “I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me” (v. 6, NRSV). We welcome you as we, too, sing to the Lord because of his goodness to us.
Order of Worship
Opening Song- The First Place
Songs- Holy, Holy, Holy; Prince of Peace; Jesus This is You
Song- Great is Thy Faithfulness
Offering- Outreach Fund
Offering Song- Great Things
Scripture- 1 John 1:1-4; 2:1,12-14
Message- When We Encounter Jesus: Introduction to 1John
Song of Response- Great Things
Closing Song- New Doxology
— NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017—
Pastor Scott’s sermon will be “Growing in Your Fellowship with God and Others,” from 1 John.
Greeters: Herm & Ali
Cookies: Karen S, Elaine
Serving Assistants: Mattea, Michal, Amariah
Ushers: Len, Lou
Prayer Room: Lanny
Children & Worship: Jen R, Mairi
Children’s Sunday School: Melissa, Jennifer B
Adult Sunday School: Pastor Scott
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: Intentional Evangelism (Matthew 28:18-20)
- We are burdened for the spiritual condition of those who do not yet know Christ.
- We have identifiable pathways for evangelism to take place in our ministries.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to build spiritual friendships and know how to share their faith as God-birthed opportunities arise.
— PRAYERS —
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:
Mike & Geralyn and children: Josiah, Abigail, Bethany, Aleya, Emma, Nathanael
Mike & Diane, (Diane’s mission trip has begun!)
And “Thank You!” from Karen F. She appreciates all the cards she received, and prayers spoken on her behalf following her surgery last week.
GEMS begins tomorrow! GEMS will meet the first and third Mondays of most months from 6PM until 7:30PM. Girls from first through eighth grades are welcome to come for Bible lessons, badges, crafts, friendship and fun
Ladies of All Ages: You are invited to attend a tea for all the girls, from the youngest to the oldest, on Saturday, September 30th at 1:30 pm in the worship center. There is a signup sheet in the foyer.
Women’s Bible Study: Please pick up your 1st Corinthians study book today from Ruth. If a substitute leader is available, the first meeting will be this Wednesday, the 20th. If not, Bible study will begin on the 27th when Ruth returns. Kindly let her know if you would be willing to lead this week.
Join Legacy Church right next door, on Saturday, October 2nd, to learn from best-selling and award-winning author Paul David Tripp as he teaches four sessions on PARENTING: Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family. Lunch will be provided by Carne and each person/couple with receive a copy Paul Tripp’s book. Not a parent? Grandparents, youth ministry leaders, and anyone who knows and loves a parent should attend to be encouraged and equipped with this life-changing gospel message! For more information, visit legacybellingham.com.
Providing Warmth to Neighbors in Need: Interfaith Coalition’s annual Winter Warmth drive provides warm outerwear for everyone from babies to seniors. Please bring clean, gently used or new winter coats and jackets, gloves, scarves and hats to worship services through October 15. Interfaith will distribute these to people in four locations across Whatcom County. If you are a knitter, handmade hats and scarves are also cherished. For many of our neighbors, this program means they won’t need to spend limited income on a winter coat, or do without. Thank you for sharing the warmth!
Special Offering for Hurricane Relief: On Oct 1 the deacons will be taking two offerings during the service. The first offering will be for the general fund, the second offering will be taken on behalf of World Renew to be used for those affected by the recent hurricanes. You may also give a donation for World Renew any time this month by placing it in the offering plate.
Wonder Class: Luke 2:8-9
Marvel Class: Psalm 23:1-3b
Dive Class: Isaiah 53:2b-3