Bulletin – Week of May 13, 2018

Bulletin – Week of May 13, 2018

Hope in Christ Church

Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ


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.

9:30 a.m. May 13, 2018

Order of Worship


Prayer & Greeting

Undivided Heart

Your Love, O Lord

Litany:  Psalm 89:1-16

Psalm 62

I Know Whom I Have Believed

Offering:  Kingdom Advancement Fund

Who is There Like You?

Reflection on The StoryDarlys 


Message:  Being Faithful in Times of Exile and Persecution

Scripture:  Daniel

Before the Throne of God Above


By Faith


Thank You to our Treasurer: Thank you Denise, for your 10 years of service as General Funds treasurer!   Your work has been appreciated.  Jennifer B has assumed the role, and General Funds related questions and information can be emailed to her at treasurer@hopeinchristchurch.org.  In addition, receipts for reimbursement can be emailed or turned into the office.

Congregational Vote Today: The following members are being presented by the council as candidates for Elder: Ida R, Ev K, Herm L; and for Deacon: Barb Z, Tena V, Elaine S, Jan S. Following the service this morning, 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.

Father/Son Hike: Fathers of sons, if you and yours would like to join Brian and Scott E 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.

Garage Sale for Adoption Fund: Terri, 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. Donations of new or gently used items are being accepted and will be stored in the portable building. If you have something that needs to be picked up, please call Jen.

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 Daniel and lions on the front, and Daniel 2:28 on the back. Look for a basket with the cards at the back of the sanctuary every Sunday.

Habitat to Open Store Expansion: Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is having the grand opening of the Habitat Store expansion on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to great sales to support the Habitat cause, there will be refreshments, games, and raffles. The expansion is located at 1821 Cornwall Ave., right next door to the Bellingham Habitat Store. For more information, call (360) 715-9170, e-mail info@hfhwhatcom.org or visit hfhwhatcom.org


  • Greeters:  Joe P, Helen B
  • Cookies:  Terry V, Megan S
  • Serving Assistants:  Maggie, Grace, Abee
  • Ushers:  Deloris P, Mark I
  • Prayer Room:  Lou K
  • Children & Worship:  Diane B, Ali L
  • Sunday School:  Darlys R, Melissa K

The May Heartbeat newsletter is available in the foyer and online at info@hopeinchristchurch.org


Wonder Class:  Matthew 28:19-20
Marvel Class:  John 14:1-3
Dive Class:  Ephesians 2:8-9



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:

Heartfelt Worship (Psalm 138:1a; John 4:23 )

  • We exalt and celebrate God for who he is, what he has done, what he is doing and what he will do.
  • Worship reflects careful preparation to help give voice to many dimensions of response to God such as adoration, praise, contrition, lament, and commitment.
  • People leave worship knowing something more about the heart of God and about their own hearts.


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:

  • Mark I   
  • Junior J     
  • Marilyn K
  • Jay & Avis K     
  • Wilma K,
  • Don & Connie K

From CRCNA (Safe Church Ministry: Classis coordinators): With over 1,000 churches in the CRC, Safe Church relies on the help of local coordinators and safe church teams. Pray that God will raise up women and men in each classis to work with Safe Church to equip churches in abuse awareness, prevention, and response, creating safer communities for everyone.

From CRCNA (World Renew: Kenya): Women and girls often walk great distances to gather clean water each day, making it hard to focus on other work and studies. World Renew and a partner have worked diligently with community members to create a clean water pan in Karimboni, Kenya, that provides for 100 households. Thank God for this resource, and pray for the availability of clean water around the globe.


Wonder Class:  Matthew 28:19-20
Marvel Class:  John 14:1-3
Dive Class:  Ephesians 2:8-9

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

4:30pm  Jesus Gathering

MONDAY (Office Closed)

7:00pm  Friendship Class Party

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

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)

8am-2pm Garage Sale

SATURDAY (Office Closed)

8am-2pm Garage Sale
















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