Bulletin – Week of July 8, 2018

Bulletin – Week of July 8, 2018

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

July 8, 2018 – Order of Worship – 9:30 AM

Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing


Opening Word and Prayer  Deuteronomy 7:7-9

O Worship the King

The Steadfast Love of the Lord


Litany  Psalm 111


Offering  Kingdom Advancement Fund

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus


Scripture  Luke 11:5-13

Message  The Shameless Father

The Love of God


Lead Me, Guide Me

– Bible Reading for this Week –

Please spend time reading through Psalms 79-91 in preparation for Sunday, July 15th.


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:

  • Donna V
  • Roland & Esther V
  • Len & Terry V
  • Don & Tena V
  • Ken & Elaine W
  • Joe & Barb Z

Pray for Streetcorners Ministry and the Cunninghams.

  • Geralyn has been battling chronic fatigue, and over the past couple months has been experiencing acute “crashes” that have been severe and debilitating. Pray for God to allow medical answers to be revealed, and to encourage Geralyn’s heart and mind.
  • Pray for the Cunningham children, who are facing extra challenges as they have been helping by taking on extra tasks at home.
  • Pray for the Streetcorners Ministry work, that Mike and Geralyn will have wisdom to know what boundaries to create, and what to say yes and no to, and that His work in people’s hearts might multiply all the greater during this time.
  • Pray for Mitchell, a participant in a discipleship program, which included working in the shop. Pray that Mitchell will find a good church with young people that will include him and encourage him in his faith.

Pray for Christians in Nicaragua. The following is from the founder of Connect Nicaragua, the ministry that Diane B visited last September.

During this time in Nicaragua we have lost our freedom to travel wherever we want or to be out after dark (it is always dark by 6:00). We cannot visit friends in other cities because of fighting or roadblocks. We cannot host the teams and discipleship participants we anticipated because we don’t want to harm anyone mentally or physically. With all of the unknowns and uncertainties I have never been more certain of the fact that God reigns, He is good and His love endures forever, I have never wanted each person I encounter to know Him as much as I do in this time and experience the gift of loving others no matter what their circumstance.  We are not the judge of anyone, we have only been asked to hope and love with the absolutely certain and relevant and urgent love of Christ and He will do the rest.

Pray for Christians in Nigeria. The following is from Morning Star News, July 2nd.

An Assemblies of God Nigeria pastor, his wife and son were among at least 218 people killed in Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks on predominantly Christian areas near Jos on June 23-25.

“As the umbrella organization for all Christians in Nigeria, we are at pains at the tragedy that has befallen our members,” Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President Samson Ayokunle said. “We mourn the death of over 200 Christians slaughtered on the Plateau at the weekend, and we passionately appeal to the [Muhammadu] Buhari-led administration to rise up and put a stop to further killings of innocent people, including defenseless women and children.”


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:

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.


Ministry House Clean-up: Terry V is in need of help to clean the Ministry House on Tuesday, July 10. Please come at 9am or after, and bring your cleaning supplies.

Communion Preparation: Don and Connie Knutson have been faithfully preparing communion supplies for us each month, but would like someone to take their place in August. If you would be willing to volunteer, please call or email the office.  Training will be provided.

City Service Event: Love INC is organizing a graffiti clean-up, and is asking Hope in Christ Church to participate.  If you would like to help clean graffiti on a wall near Bellingham High School, please let the office know (360-733-6177) so we can tell Shannon how many workers to expect.  The date is July 17th, either from 10am—2pm, or from 6pm-7:30pm.


Christmas Cantata: Third CRC is recruiting singers for this year’s Christmas Cantata, scheduled to be performed on Dec. 9 (or Dec. 2). Please let the church office know by July 10 if you are interested in participating in the choir.

Youth Drama: Creative Youth Theater will be holding practices this week and next week in the worship center. Performances will be July 20th at 7pm and July 21 at 1pm. Tickets are $6 for adults, and $4 for children ages 6 and older. (Children under 6 are not admitted.) Theater director, Christie Miller, is offering $1 off your ticket price if you bring this bulletin along with you. The shows include, “Rockin’ Around the House” and “Flipping through the Channels,” and will bring you a special “Elvis” appearance, comedy skits, and performances from our very own Mattea and Michal!

Available in the Foyer: Help yourself to a copy of the latest Elder/Deacon districts divisions, which are on yellow paper on the shelf.  Also, be sure to pick up a July Heartbeat.

– Servants Next Sunday, July 15 –

  • Greeters:  Lou & Ev K
  • Ushers:  Deloris P, Helen B
  • Cookies:  Pat B, Helen B, Denise D
  • Prayer Room:  Don V
  • Serving Assistants:  Micah, Amariah, Zeke
  • Foyer Monitor :  Mike B 

 This Week at Hope in Christ Church


8:15am  Prayer upstairs, all are welcome

9:30am  Worship Service

4:30pm  Jesus Gathering

MONDAY (Office Closed)

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

9:00am  Ministry House Cleaning

9:30am—3:00pm Creative Youth Theater Practice

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

9:30am—3:00pm Creative Youth Theater practice

10:00am Men’s Fellowship – Over Easy Restaurant

11:00am  Recker Cleaning Crew

6:00pm  Deacons Meeting

6:00pm  Elders Meeting

7:00pm  Council Meeting

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

6:30am  Men’s Support Group – Herm Laninga (733-1415)

9:30am—3:00pm Creative Youth Theater practice

1:00pm  Bulletin Deadline

7:00pm  Praise Team Practice- Melissa Koning (360-870-3552)

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

9:30am—3:00pm Creative Youth Theater practice

SATURDAY (Office Closed)






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