We come to exult in God’s glory and loving kindness. Please know that you are important to us, and we welcome you here in the name of Christ.
Order of Worship
Opening Song Come People of the Risen King
Prayer & Greeting
How Great is Our God/How Great Thou Art
Here I am to Worship
Responsive Reading Psalm 51
Song Create in Me a Clean Heart
Offering: Kingdom Advancement (General) Fund
Offering Song More Precious Than Silver
Scripture 1 John 1:5-10
Message Growing in Fellowship With God and Others
Song of Response Let it Be Said of Us
— NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017—
Pastor Scott’s sermon will be “The Imitation of Christ,” 1 John 2:1-6.
Greeters: Karen, Chris
Cookies: Donna V, Megan
Serving Assistants: Clara, Abee, Amber
Ushers: Bud, Helen
Prayer Room: Don Vl
Children & Worship: Dan Ok, Amber
Children’s Sunday School: Diane , Jenn B
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: Transforming Communities Through Active Compassion, Mercy, and Justice Ministries (Micah 6:8)
- We are burdened for the hurting people in our community and beyond.
- We have identifiable pathways for compassion, mercy and justice ministries to take place.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to see and address the hurts and the causes of hurt in our community and beyond.
Wonder Class: Luke 2:8-10
Marvel Class: Psalm 23:1-4
Dive Class: Isaiah 53:2b-4
Men’s Bible Study: Men are invited to attend Bible study on Thursday evenings at 7PM in the administration building, beginning Sept. 28. Lanny is leading the study of the book of Luke.
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. Please sign-up on the sheet in the foyer.
Lighthouse Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving-on-Friday Dinner for the Homeless: Want to have fun with other Hope in Christ-ers being Good Samaritans this Thanksgiving? If you’re interested in joining the Hope in Christ team serving at the Lighthouse Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving-on-Friday Dinner for the Homeless, please contact Scott Emory by Sunday, October 8th. We’ll be signing up the team online on Monday the 9th. The dinner will be held at Assumption Church on Friday, November 24th. We’ll know the exact times in a couple weeks, but typically we arrive mid/late-morning and serve till early-afternoon.
Dunamis Conference Nov. 9-11 at Birchwood Presbyterian Church: Dunamis is the Greek term for “power.” The Dunamis Project is a series of six retreats designed to equip clergy and laity in the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit. The teaching has been forged from the Scriptures, is applicable in a Presbyterian and Reformed context, has been proven in ministry, and is informed by 200 years of renewal and revival movements. The workshop environment embraces prayer, worship, trust, mutual accountability and a full expression of the spiritual gifts for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. For more information, brochures are in the foyer and on the bulletin board.
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 through October 15. There is a bin in the foyer for your donations. Thank you!
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. Write the check to Hope in Christ Church, with “World Renew” on the memo line.
Coming Soon: THE STORY, a Hope in Christ Church Bible study, beginning in January, 2018!