Bulletin – Week of January 28, 2018

Bulletin – Week of January 28, 2018

Welcome to Hope in Christ Church. We are so glad you have joined us today. After the service, we invite you to stay for some coffee and join one of our education classes at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, or one of our small group meetings during the week.

Order of Worship

Our God is Greater

Prayer & Greeting

Call to Worship:  Psalm 66:1-12

You Alone Can Rescue

Mighty to Save

Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Offering:  Kingdom Advancement Fund

Offering (Baloche)

Testimony:  Michael Boer


Scripture:  Exodus 1-18

Message:  Deliverance

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)


Hallelujah to the Lamb


NEXT SUNDAY, February 4, 2018

Greeters:  Don & Tena V

Cookies:  Christine S, Donna V

Serving Assistants:  Clara, Abee,  Amber

Ushers:  Don K, Len V

Prayer Room:  Ali

Children & Worship:  Dan O, Amber

Children’s Sunday School:  Ida R, Tena V


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:

  • Jerry & Faye
  • Christie H
  • Mark I
  • Dan G
  • Glenn (Jr.) J.
  • Jay & Avis

Pray with praise and thanksgiving:  Several who have been ill with colds and flu are on the mend; Recent test results show that Connie’s cancer is continuing to respond well to treatment.

From CRC’s Back to God Ministries in North America:  Rita regularly reads Today devotions as she serves her sentence in jail. She writes, “I sit in a cell with a story to tell. I’ve been living of the world, and most of my life is a blur. Today I finally see what Jesus has done for me. I trust and believe Christ Jesus has set me free!” Praise be to God! Pray for Rita, and others who are imprisoned, to have access to God’s word and to be able to find hope in Christ.


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:

Life Transforming Walk With Jesus (John 3:3, 30:  Phil. 1:6)

  • We teach our people how to be attentive to Christ in all circumstances.
  • Our people understand the radical nature of the message and mission of Jesus that continually deconstructs and reconstructs a person’s life.
  • Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to use a variety of spiritual growth resources, experiences, and settings.


Opportunity to Share Your Thoughts:  Pastors Ken Koeman and Jon Young will be doing their annual church visit to Hope in Christ Church Council on February 14 at 7 pm. If you have any encouragements or concerns about our church that you would like to give to them, please speak with an elder or deacon about scheduling a time for you to speak that evening.

The Story Cards for Children:  Children are invited to take a story card home with them today. The cards correspond to the chapter of The Story that we are covering each week. This Sunday, the card has an illustration of Moses at the divided sea on the front, and Numbers 12:3 on the back. Look for a basket with the cards at the back of the sanctuary every Sunday.

Year-end Giving Statements:  This past Sunday, the deacons distributed the year-end giving statements to those who were at church, and mailed to others. Please contact a deacon if we missed you, or if there was an error in your statement.

Parenting Today’s Teens:  Teen expert Mark Gregston of Heartlight Ministries will be featured at a conference on Feb. 2 and 3 at North County Christ the King in Lynden. Gregston is the author of several parenting books, hosts a radio show and podcast, and runs a therapeutic boarding school in East Texas. The Friday talk runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free. The Saturday session is titled “Tough Guys and Drama Queens” and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $30 for individuals and $50 for couples and includes lunch. If finances are tight, scholarships are available. To register or for more information about the event or the host Families Helping Families, visit www.fhfamilies.net or contact Rob Knapp at (360) 303-8461 or rbknapp5@gmail.com. For more information about Gregston, his 25 years of work with troubled teens, and his ministry to teens and families, visit www.heartlightministries.com.


  • Wonder Class:  Psalm 23:4-6
  • Dive Class:  John 14:1-6
  • Marvel Class:  Acts 1:8

 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;  and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.   Acts 1:8

The February HEARTBEAT newsletter is available online at hopeinchristchurch.org. Printed copies are available in the foyer.

This Week at Hope in Christ Church


8:15am  Prayer upstairs, all are welcome

9:30am  Worship Service

11:00am  Sunday School

4:30pm  Roberts small group

MONDAY (Office Closed)

6:00pm  GEMS Girls’ Club

TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

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

THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

6:30am  Men’s Support Group

1:00pm  Bulletin Deadline

7:00pm  Praise Team Practice

7:00pm  Men’s Bible Study

FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

6:00pm GEMS event

SATURDAY (Office Closed)



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