Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
A Christian Reformed Church
November 26, 2017
Order of Worship
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Call to Worship: Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Welcome & Greeting
Lighting of First Advent Candle
Father of Lights
What a Beautiful Name
God of Angel Armies
Offering: Kingdom Advancement Fund
I Surrender All
Scripture: Romans 5:1-11, James 1:2-4, 2Peter 1:5-11, Rev. 13:10
Even So Come
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15am Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30am Worship Service
11:00am Sunday School
MONDAY (Office Closed)
7:00pm Friendship Class
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30pm Boer’s Bible Study
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45am Women’s Bible Study
10:00am Men’s Fellowship – Over Easy Restaurant
11:00am Recker Cleaning Crew
7:00pm Worship Planning Team
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30am Men’s Support Group – Herm Laninga (733-1415)
1:00pm Bulletin Deadline
7:00pm Praise Team Practice- Melissa Koning (360-870-3552)
7:00pm Men’s Bible Study – Admin. Building
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)
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: Lanny & Christine; Kylie; Donna; Phil & Jolene S: Maggie, Clara, Alice
Pray for Seafarers: There are several ways you can help the local Seafarers ministry reach out with the Gospel to sailors in local ports. They are in need of good and Christian magazines, DVDs, jackets and hats. Items can be brought to the Project Hope building on BC Avenue in Lynden. If you are interested, the Seafarers always are looking for ship visitors. Please pray for their ministry. Call Port Chaplain John Van Hemert at (206) 778-1523 for more information.
Pray for and volunteer with Love INC: Love INC is looking for phone call volunteers for its Calling Center. If you are available to serve between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. any days Mondays through Thursdays, call the office at (360) 671-6201.
Pray for the needs of Cascade Connections: Cascade Connections is seeking caring and compassionate people to help support and serve individuals with disabilities. Cascade Christian Home in Lynden needs part-time staff for assisting clients with all activities of daily living including cooking, cleaning, bathing and going on supported trips in the community. Staff will provide all the necessary training to those who are willing to serve. If you have a heart for this type of ministry or for more info, please call a manager at (360) 398-2052 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have anything in storage at church? The time has come to clean out the large portable. If you have any items stored in there, please remove them by December 9th. Thank you!
New Members Class: If you are interested in learning about what it means to be a member of Hope In Christ Church, please come on Sunday, December 17th at 3:30 to meet with Pastor Scott. Anyone who would like to join, or is considering it, is welcome to come to listen and ask questions. Please call the church office so we can prepare materials for you: 360-733-6177.
January Series Lectures in Lynden: The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is at Third CRC from Jan. 3 to 23. The free lectures are open to the public and are video streamed live in the basement gathering room (please use the west entrance) weekdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PST. Topics include millennials, inequality and racism, the death penalty, the environment, cybersecurity, dementia, and partnerships between churches and cities. For a schedule of speakers and topics, visit calvin.edu/january-series/speakers. Contact Larry and Harleen Stegink at email@example.com or the church at 354-1448 for details.
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.
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 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 at (360)-393-4179.
“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.
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 at 360-671-5333. Donations are needed prior to December 21.
Give to Love INC as you shop for Christmas! You can help Whatcom Love INC earn donations just by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to our nonprofit number 94022, and then shopping with your card. For more information, or go to fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. If you plan to do some of your Christmas shopping on Amazon, go online to smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3094817, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Love INC. Thank you for supporting Whatcom Love INC!
The Hope in Christ Church Sunday School Christmas program will be on Dec. 17th, during the worship service. Dress rehearsal will be December 16th from 10am -11:30am.
Christmas Choir Cantata: Worship God and celebrate Christ’s birth at the eighth annual Lynden Christmas Church Cantata on Dec. 3 at 4 and 6 p.m. at Third CRC. Mark Hayes’ “Come to the Manger” will be performed by adult and children’s choirs from several Whatcom County churches with full orchestra. The offering will be for the Lighthouse Mission. For more information, contact the worship director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Advent Devotional: “Immanuel, Incarnate” is an e-mail devotional series that features reflections from CRC ministries around the world during Advent 2017. World Renew and the CRC Office of Social Justice will explore the Incarnation of Christ and His presence in our lives as we prepare to celebrate His birth. Each devotion will be delivered to your e-mail inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from Dec. 4 through Christmas Day. Go to crcna.org/advent to sign up today.
Ebenezer Wreath, Bake Sale: Get a jump on your holiday decorating and baking by coming to the Ebenezer Christian School annual Wreath & Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the North County Christ the King Kids Place in the Fairway Shopping Center in Lynden. Pick out the perfect wreath and fabulous homemade baked goods including cookie trays, pies, cinnamon rolls, their famous almond sticks, and ollie bollen. For details, call Shilo Taylor at (360) 420-7616.
Handel’s ‘MESSIAH’ Coming: The Lynden Choral Society is presenting Handel’s “Messiah” featuring soprano Katie Van Kooten-Weeda on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at Third CRC. Also starring will be bass Charles Robert Stephens and tenor Ethan Neff accompanied by the Starry Night Orchestra. The suggested donation is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For more information, call (360) 354-2672 or e-mail Lyndenchoral@gmail.com.
Homes for the Holidays Tour: The 19th annual Homes for the Holidays tour will be held Dec. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. to support Bethany Christian Services. The Lynden homes on tour belong to Darryl and Lousie Ehler, Tim and Kristie Mark, and Colby and Terell Weg. Tickets are $20 and are available at the homes on the day of the tour, and in advance in Lynden at Grandiflora and the Picket Fence, and at the Bethany office, 1031 N. State St. #108, Bellingham. For more information, call (360) 733-6042 or visit bethany.org/bellingham/events.
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
Greeters: Lou & Ev
Serving Assistants: Abee, Amber, Mattea
Ushers: Don K, Ken
Prayer Room: Ida
Children & Worship: Bekah, Mairi
Children’s Sunday School: Barb, Darlys