Bulletin – Week of July 15, 2018

Bulletin – Week of July 15, 2018

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

July 15, 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 fellowship in the foyer.


Order of Worship

In Christ Alone

Reader’s Theater:  From Psalm 55, NLT

Good to Me

It Is Well With My Soul

Forever Reign


Offering:  Outreach Fund

We Cry Out to You Lord


Message:  Reasons for Lamenting

Scripture:  Psalm 55

Blessed Be Your Name


We Receive Your Blessing

– Bible Reading for this Week –

Please spend time reading through Psalms 15-27, Baruch 1-6, and Belgic Article 6 in preparation for the sermon on Sunday, July 22nd. Links to these readings may be found online at hopeinchristchurch.org. Click pastor’s blog from the dropdown menu under the pastor tab.


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:

  • Cathy A  
  • Elaine B   
  • Philip B
  • Michael & Jennifer B: Nathan, Evan            
  • Del & Pat B

Love INC’s July and August Requests:

  • Pray for God’s hand and grace over our summer of transition and new beginnings.
  • Pray for our move to the new location and plenty of help on our moving days: July 26-27.
  • Pray for the training of our new employee, Heidi, for the Call Center Coordinator role.
  • Pray for comfort and strength for several volunteers and staff who have either lost loved ones recently or have a loved one battling serious illness.
  • Pray for two more board members and a few new phone volunteers to add to our team.

The Annual GEMS Leadership Conference is concluding today at Redeemer University College, Ontario, Canada. There was a selection of preconference workshops, followed by an evening worship service as the official start of the conference. Pray for those traveling home, for the local conference committee who do so much to prepare for conference and work to keep everything running smoothly, pray for the Redeemer staff, for the worship team, the keynote speakers and workshop leaders. GEMS Girls’ Clubs is celebrating 60 years of ministry this year and preparing the GEMS counselors for the new annual theme: “Be a Blessing.”  Darlys reports that over 600 women are attending the conference!


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:

Compelling Christian Community (Acts 2:42-47)

  • We understand that our love for one another is a powerful testimony to the deity of Jesus.
  • We love each other as we are, not as we should be.
  • We share life together beyond the worship service.


Youth Drama: Creative Youth Theater will be holding practices this 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 Ruiter!

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.

Communion Preparation: Don and Connie K 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.

Potluck: Save the date for our church potluck, Sunday July 29th after the worship service.  Each family is asked to bring a hot dish, and a dessert (last names A-J) or a salad (last names K-Z). We will enjoy food and fellowship, plus our council will be sharing some of their ideas for fall study topics.  We hope that you will be able to come!

Rock the Block Kids Camp in Lynden: Register online for Rock the Block at www.RocktheBlockLynden.com. Rock the Block is a free outdoor neighborhood day camp running in four different Lynden locations the last week of July with a Friday night carnival for families on July 27. Children kindergarten through fifth grade can play games, listen to Bible stories, make crafts, act out dramas, and perform science experiments. Lunch is provided. For more information, e-mail Janna Libolt at hendricksjanna@hotmail.com.

Calling all Cantata Singers: Third CRC is looking for singers for this year’s Christmas Cantata, which will most likely be on Dec. 9. A minimum of 50 singers of evenly divided parts are needed by Friday, July 20, to make it happen. If you are able to join the cantata this year, please e-mail Andrea Van Dyken at worship@third-church.org with your name and the part you sing.


  • Greeters:  Darryl & Gloria
  • Cookies:  Avis K, Ev K, Ali L
  • Serving Assistants:  Abee, Faith, Maggie
  • Ushers:  Don K, Joe P
  • Prayer Room:  Ev K
  • Foyer Monitor:  Don K

This Week at Hope in Christ Church


8:15 Prayer group upstairs, all are welcome

9:30am  Worship Service

MONDAY (Office Closed)

9:30am-2:30pm Creative Youth Theater Practice

(No catechism classes tonight; will resume next Monday, the 23rd.)

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

9:30am-3:30pm Creative Youth Theater Practice

6:00pm-7:30pm  City Service Project with Love INC

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

9:30am-3:30pm Creative Youth Theater Practice

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

9:30am-3:30pm Creative Youth Theater Practice

1:00pm  Bulletin Deadline

7:00pm  Praise Team Practice

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

7:00pm  Creative Youth Theater Performance

SATURDAY (Office Closed)

1:00pm  Creative Youth Theater Performance






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