Bulletin – Week of March 25, 2018

Bulletin – Week of March 25, 2018


Sunday, March 25, 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 our education class at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, or one of our small group meetings during the week.

Order of Worship

All Creatures of Our God and King

Prayer & Greeting


All Glory Laud and Honor

You are My King (Amazing Love)

Let Your Kingdom Come

Offering: Kingdom Advancement Fund

Create in Me a Clean Heart

Reflections on The Story

Message:  Even Good Kings Struggle

Scripture:  2 Samuel: 11-12

Lord Reign in Me


Send Us Out


Good Friday and Easter Services:  Join us this week (March 30) at 7:00pm for our Good Friday worship service. The service on Easter Sunday (April 1) will be at our usual time (9:30am), but there will not be Sunday school that morning.

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 King David on the front, and 2 Samuel 5:4 on the back. Look for a basket with the cards at the back of the sanctuary every Sunday.

Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service: Start your celebration of Jesus’ resurrection by worshiping at the annual Whatcom County Easter Sunrise Service next Sunday, April 1, at the farm of Dan and Emily Gibson, 1613 Central Road. The traditional outdoor worship service starts at 7 a.m. and concludes by 8 a.m. to give worshippers time to get to their morning church services. Sit on hay bales on a hill for the worship service and afterward enjoy a breakfast of cinnamon rolls, hot chocolate and coffee. Please dress warmly with sturdy shoes as you will be walking through wet grass. Bring heavy blankets if it is a chilly morning. In case of rain, the service will be held in the big red hay barn on the farm.For more information, visit Barnstorming Blog athttps://briarcroft.wordpress.com/annual-easter-sunrise-service/.

Mission Trip to Omak: Two years ago, a group from Hope in Christ took a mission trip through World Renew. Would you like to join us if we go again? We are in the early planning stage for a one-week mission trip to Omak. Please contact Terry if you might be interested in going, would like to help coordinate the trip, or if you would like more information.

Heartbeat Newsletter: The April Heartbeat is available in the foyer. You may also find it online at hopeinchristchurch.org under the Bulletin/News tab.

NEXT SUNDAY, April 1, 2018

  • Greeters:  Jerry  & Faye
  • Cookies:  Tanya, Jan
  • Serving Assistants:  Abee, Zeke, Maggie
  • Ushers:  Barb & Joe Z
  • Prayer Room:  Don V
  • Children & Worship:  None
  • Children’s Sunday School:  None


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:

Fruitful Organizational Structures (Exodus 18:13‐26, Acts 6:1-7)

  • We can articulate a compelling, Christ-­‐honoring vision for our church.
  • We embrace evaluation as normal and natural and work through conflict constructively.
  • Our organizational structures are designed to be efficient at making decisions while at the same time building congregational ownership for those decisions.


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:

  • Vicki S
  • Kylie T
  • Donna V
  • Aaron & Megan S: Isaac, Thaddeus, Miriam
  • Roland & Esther V

Pray for Whatcom County:

  • Pray for the power of the gospel to go forth during Easter services and that many people, including children, would come to Christ.
  • Pray for God’s protection and encouragement for front-line nonprofit ministries such as Engedi Refuge, Lighthouse Mission, Rebound, Whatcom Pregnancy Clinic, Love INC, and others in our county.
  • Pray for healing in families in our county: pray for the Lord to pour out His grace and mercy on them.


  • Wonder Class:  Matthew 28:5-6
  • Marvel Class:  Matthew 28:1-7
  • Dive Class:  Ephesians 4:4-6

This Week at Hope in Christ Church


8:15 Prayer group upstairs, all are welcome

9:30am Worship Service

11:00am  Sunday School

4:30pm Roberts small group

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

1:00pm Bulletin Deadline

7:00pm Praise Team Practice

7:00pm Men’s Bible Study

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

7:00pm  Good Friday Service

SATURDAY (Office Closed)


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