Order of Worship
Lord, Reign in Me
Prayer & Greeting
Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here
Trust and Obey
Litany of Confession
O Great God
Dwell in Me, O Blessed Spirit
Offering: Kingdom Advancement Fund
Lord, I Need You
Scripture: 1 John 2:28-3:10
Message: Battling Sin by Abiding in Christ
Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God
Let Your Kingdom Come
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Greeters: Jay & Avis
Serving Assistants: Caleb, Mattea, Amariah
Cookies: Lisa D
Ushers: Len, Lou
Prayer Room: Terry
Children & Worship: Dan O, Kylie
Children’s Sunday School: Jolene, Ida
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:
-Doug & Jan -Keith -Kyle -Mark & Rockelle: Mattea, Michal, Amariah, Eliana
A World Renew Disaster Response Services team is repairing homes in Rio Grande Valley, TX that were flooded in May and October 2015. Pray for safety, good health and a meaningful experience with opportunities to touch and give hope to hurting people in this relief ministry. Jerry H and Bud & Lorraine are serving with the team from October 28– November 18.
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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY WORK OCT. 22 – NOV. 26
Wonder Class: John 3:16-17
Marvel Class: Matthew 22:37-39
Dive Class: Isaiah 53:2-6
The Sunday School Christmas program will be on Dec. 17th, during the worship service. Dress rehearsal will be December 16th from 10am -11:30am.
Holiday Bazaar: This year’s Holiday Bazaar will be taking place November 17 and 18 in the sanctuary. Hours are 4-8 on Friday and 9-4 on Saturday. If you are able to contribute baked goods to sell to benefit Hospitality or are able to work a shift at the bake sale, please contact Ruth.
Congregational Meeting, November 19: Please plan to stay after the worship service for the 2017 Congregational Meeting at 11:00. Members will be asked to vote on which ministries will be financially supported this coming year. A sample ballot is included in this bulletin to help you prepare for the vote.
Fundraising Concert at Rome Community Bible Church in Bellingham: “Evergreen 3” along with “Kevin Mills” will be performing on Dec. 2, at 6:00. All donations will help send Rome’s Community Bible Church youth to work in missions in Brazil.
The GEMS Girls Club is selling Butter Braids and cookies to raise funds for the GEMS’ regional Summer Camp at Lake Retreat, Ravensdale, WA. Order until November 27th for pre-Christmas delivery. The girls will be taking orders in the foyer. For more info, contact a GEMS member, or Darlys.
Double Your Donation to Help a Family in Need: Between now and Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28), you can double your gift to help a family caught in the crossfire of conflict in Syria through World Renew’s matching grant from One Day’s Wages (ODW). Give a $30 gift and see it doubled to $60, enough to feed a family of six for a month; or, sign up to fundraise for this campaign — raise $250 and ODW will match it to become $500. Go to www.onedayswages.org/worldrenew to learn more, donate, or start a fundraising campaign.
“Adopt” a Family for Christmas: If you would like to share your Christmas joy with a homeless family, New Way Ministries and Great Expectations again have their Adopt-a-Family program. They provide the ages and genders of the family and a wish list they made. You then buy the gifts for the family and bring them to New Way to be put by their door on Christmas Eve. Imagine the smiles and joy you will bring a homeless family on Christmas morning. To adopt a family, call New Way at (360) 354-9930.
Local Food Band Donations: The Deacons will be collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank at the Thanksgiving service.
Family Christmas Baskets: Len and Terry Vander Woude will once again be collecting for Christmas baskets for families who rely on the food bank in the Van Zandt area of Whatcom County. If you would like to donate a small turkey, a whole chicken or any food items for the baskets, please contact the Vander Woudes. Donations are needed prior to December 21.