Bulletin – Week of December 10, 2017

Bulletin – Week of December 10, 2017

Order of Worship

Angels from the Realms of Glory

O Come, All Ye Faithful

I Know Whom I Have Believed

Third Sunday of Advent Candle Lighting

Litany-Immigrants are a Blessing

Jesus, Son of God

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Offering: Kingdom Advancement Fund

Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God

Scripture:  Luke 1:26-28

Message:   Empty? Listen to Gabriel Again.

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Angels We Have Heard on High

NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017

Greeters:  Lanny & Christine

Cookies:  Melissa, Ev

Serving Assistants:  Caleb, Faith, Amariah

Ushers:  Joe t, Helen

Prayer Room: Len

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:

Len & Terry; Christie H;  Joshua & Esther L;  Anita B and children:  AnaMaria, Jonathan

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.

MISSIONAL MARKER

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: Global Perspective and Engagement (Acts 1:8)

  • We raise the sights of our members beyond our congregation and community by developing a Biblical worldview and often pray for and reference global matters.
  • We have identifiable pathways to support the cause of Christ globally.
  • Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to participate in the global dimensions of our ministry.

SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY WORK  DEC. 3 – JAN. 14

Wonder Class:  Psalm 23:1-3, NIV

Marvel Class:  Matthew 28:18-20, NIV

Dive Class:  Isaiah 53:2-6, NIV

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hope in Christ Church Kids’ Christmas Craft Day: Thursday, December 21, 9 AM – 4 PM. Opportunity to create Christmas decor, ornaments, cards, while parents have time to shop, wrap gifts, or participate crafting with their child. Ages 6-96. Registration is free -space is limited. If you have questions, contact  Darlys.

Friendship Class Christmas Program: Come join the Friendship class as they celebrate Jesus’ birth with a  program entitled “Stories of the Savior” tomorrow evening at 7:00.

Children’s Christmas Program: The Hope in Christ Church Children’s Christmas Program, “Emmanuel—God with Us” will be held on December 17th. Dress rehearsal will be Saturday, December 16th from 10:00-11:30.

Christmas Gift Collection: Once again this year the deacons will have gift requests on the tree in the church lobby. We will be collecting gifts for two families who have been screened by Love INC. Please take a gift tag off the tree and bring the purchased gift to church prior to Dec. 20. Please wrap your gift and attach the tag firmly to it.

Sunday School Christmas Treat Bags: Our children’s Christmas program is coming up December 17th! In keeping with tradition, I’d like to give them a small treat bag after the service. If you would like to donate some wrapped candy and/or snacks that fit in a lunch bag, please drop them off at the church office. I need enough for about 40 bags.  Thank you, Diane

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 even just thinking about 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.

Welcome to Anyone Who is Seeking a Small Group: Starting January 16th, David and Ida  are opening their home for supper, Bible study, prayer time, and fellowship! We will have a supper of soup, rolls, and treats. Then we’ll have a study/review of the “The Story” from the previous readings and sermons, and have a time of prayer together. We will plan to start at 6 pm, and  to be done by 8pm. Children are welcome!. We have plenty of parking. Please call us if you are interested in attending!   Are you new to Hope in Christ?  We would love to get to know you with this relaxing, comfortable time of fellowship.   Merry Christmas!  David and Ida

 

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