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
Testimony: Michael Boer
Scripture: Exodus 1-18
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Gregston, his 25 years of work with troubled teens, and his ministry to teens and families, visit www.heartlightministries.com.
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY WORK
- 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)