Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
April 29, 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, and one of our small group meetings during the week.
Order of Worship
Welcome & Greeting
God of Angel Armies
Offering: Benevolence Fund
Step by Step
Reflection on The Story: Tanya
Message: Hezekiah: Keep Looking to God
When Trials Come
Lion of Judah
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 Marker: 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.
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:
- Paulino & Georgi
- Darryl & Gloria
- Jessie F
- Scott E
Friendship Class: Praise and thank God for the work He has done in our Friendship Class this year. He has provided leaders, materials, a place, transportation, and everything else needed to shepherd and teach Friendship students. Pray for a joyful end-of-the-year celebration, followed by a restful summer break for all involved. Ask Him to watch over the students and leaders through the summer, and to bring back each one that He wants to come when class resumes in the fall. Pray that God would continue to teach and lead them in their daily lives, and that they would seek Him in everything they do.
From CRC (World Renew: Bangladesh): Although news stories have subsided, the Rohingya refugee crisis continues in Bangladesh. Shelters in the refugee camp are constructed merely of bamboo and plastic wrap, raising concerns as the monsoon season approaches. In collaboration with partner agencies, World Renew continues to provide food within the camp. Ask God to protect and care for these refugees in Bangladesh.
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY WORK
- Wonder Class: Matthew 28:19-20
- Marvel Class: John 14:1
- Dive Class: Ephesians 2:8-9
Church Family Potluck: Plan to join the church family today for a potluck lunch following Sunday school.
Council Update: The following members are being presented by the council as candidates for Elder: Ida Rs, Ev Ka, Herm La; and for Deacon: Barb Z, Tena V, Elaine S, Jan S. On May 13th we will have a congregational vote of acceptance, and on May 20th we will draw lots and the Holy Spirit will select our next Elders and Deacons. We give thanks to Michael Boer and Lou Kooistra for their service as Elders and to Dan Obbink and Avis Kaemingk for their service as Deacons.
May 3rd is National Day of Prayer: The CRC encourages congregations to gather in prayer for their nation on this day. You are invited to join Pastor Scott at noon on Thursday for a time of prayer in the foyer, or to attend the LOWPC prayer time from 7-8:30 am that morning.
Save the Date: Hope in Christ Church is hosting an international prayer service on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th at 6:30pm. Watch for more information in future bulletins.
Prayer Center annual Dessert Fundraiser: If you would like to attend at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 10, please let Scott Emory know by May 2nd. This year’s invited speaker is David Butts; author, chairman of America’s National Prayer Committee (National Day of Prayer), and president of Harvest Prayer Ministries.
Garage Sale for Adoption Fund: Terri Reed, a friend of the Roberts, is adopting two girls. A garage sale will be held at church on May 18 & 19 from 8am-2pm with the proceeds going towards the adoption fund. Donations of new or gently used items are being accepted and will be stored in the portable. Call Jen Roberts if you would like help transporting your items.
Father/Son Hike: Fathers of sons, if you and yours would like to join Brian and Scott Emory on a fathers-and-sons, overnight, two-day, backpacking hike in Aug/Sep, please let Scott know your availability. Honorary uncles are welcome too. The dates we’re considering are all Fridays & Saturdays: Aug 17 & 18, Aug 31 & Sep 1 (Labor Day weekend), and Sep 14 & 15.
Heartbeat: The May Heartbeat newsletter is available in the foyer and online at firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
Greeters: Don & Elaine
Serving Assistants: Faith, Micah, AnaMaria
Ushers: Lou K, Joe P
Prayer Room: Christine S
Children & Worship: Marjie, Mairi
Children’s Sunday School: Darlys, D
Cookies: Mona, Darlys
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
9:30am Worship Service
11:00am Sunday School
MONDAY (Office Closed)
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:00pm Richard’s Bible Study
7:30pm Worship Planning Team
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 Elders, Deacons Meetings
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30am Men’s Support Group
12:00pm Nat’l Day of Prayer: meet In foyer
1:00pm Bulletin Deadline
7:00pm Praise Team Practice
7:00pm Men’s Bible Study
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)