Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
Order of Worship
September 16, 2018
Names of God Medley
Prince of Peace
All Hail the Power
Offering Outreach Fund
Your Great Name
Reflections on “The Story” Kylie T
Message A Dozen Names (or so) for Jesus’ Ministry
Jesus This Is You
Welcome to Hope in Christ Church! We are so glad you have joined us today. After the service, we invite you to stay for refreshments and fellowship, followed by Sunday School at 11:00. There are various small groups that meet during the week as well. You are welcome to visit and find one that is right for you!
Bible Reading for this Week
Enclosed is a paper with questions for you to consider as you read through Chapter 24 of The Story this week. Pastor Scott’s sermon next Sunday, Sep 23th, is titled “No Ordinary Teacher,” and is based on scriptures found in Chapter 24. Please bring the insert with you next week for reference during Sunday School discussion. If you do not have a copy of The Story, please let Pastor Scott know today.
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:
- Carmen L
- Don & Darlys R
- David & Ida R
- Pastor Scott & Jen R: Ellie, Morgan, Bekah, Zeke, Caleb, Grace, Faith, Elisha
Pray for Christians in Nigeria: (Nigeria is ranked 14th on Open Doors’ 2018 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution.) The father of a high school girl kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria is pleased by Christians’ support but said he has yet to hear from government officials. Because Leah refused to convert to Islam, Muslim extremists from Boko Haram declined to include the 15-year-old Christian girl among more than 100 kidnapped girls the terrorist group released in March. In an audio recording released by a local journalist on Aug. 27, Leah says in her native Hausa that she wants the Nigerian government and “people of goodwill” to rescue her. Boko Haram, whose name is loosely translated as, “Western education is a sin,” has fought for nine years to impose sharia (Islamic law) on all of Nigeria, killing tens of thousands of people and displacing more than 2 million. Boko Haram militants reportedly warned parents of the returned Dapchi girls not to send their daughters back to school. (Sept 13th Morningstar News)
Sunday School Memory Verses
- Wonder Class— Genesis 9:12-13 NIV
- Dive Class— Psalm 23 NIV
- Marvel Class— Psalm 51:10-12 NIV
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. Look for the card box at the back of the sanctuary every Sunday.
Brrrr, its going to get chilly soon…must be time for the Fall Coat Drive! There will be a box in the foyer from Sept 23 to Oct16 for placement of your gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves. Items will be distributed to those who may need them the most.
Communications Workshop Friday, October 5 (7pm-9pm) & Saturday, October 6 (9am-3:30pm): Calling all Empathetic, Logical, Direct and Narrative communicators! You are invited to a workshop with Tena Crosby, a gifted speaker and workshop facilitator. Tena will continue to build on the concepts that she introduced on her past visit. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP – A sign up sheet is in the foyer. Please contact Jennifer B if you have any questions.
Save the Date! Hospitality Team is planning a birthday-themed dinner for the entire congregation, to be held Friday evening, November 9th. You and others with the same birthday month (or a combined group of 2 months) will have fun together creating a skit, musical, word game, etc., so start thinking now! A sign-up sheet will be available soon.
The Lighthouse Mission’s Day-After-Thanksgiving Dinner (at Assumption Church on Cornwall): If you’d like to join in on the fun of serving the dinner with your fellow HiC-ers, please let Scott Emory know VIA EMAIL at firstname.lastname@example.org. BY SUNDAY, SEPT 30TH AT THE LATEST. It’s a mid-morning to early-afternoon commitment.
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: September 23, 2018
- Greeters: Faye & Jerry H
- Cookies: Jenn B, Pat B
- Serving Assistants: Brenna, Chantel, Michal
- Ushers: Len V, Lou K
- Foyer Monitor: Lou K
- Prayer Room: Del B
- Sunday School: Aaron, Melissa, Diane, Zeke, Tena, Joe P (observer)
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.
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15am Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30am Worship Service
11:00am Sunday School
MONDAY (Office Closed)
6:30 pm GEMS
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
11:00am Recker Cleaning Crew
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30am Men’s Support Group – Herm Laninga (733-1415)
1:00pm Bulletin Deadline
6:30pm (note time change) Worship Ministry Ice Cream Social/Kickoff atMemorial Park (behind Sunnyland School) or church foyer if inclement weather.
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)