Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
September 23, 2018
9:30 AM Worship Service
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!
Order of Worship
Open the Eyes of My Heart
Welcome & Greeting
Open the Eyes of My Heart
Holy, Holy, Holy
Call to Worship: Revelation 1:12-18
Holy and Anointed One/You are My All in All Chorus
Jesus, Name Above All Names
I Love You, Lord
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
Reflections on “The Story” Deloris Perry
Scripture Mark 4:1-25
Message No Ordinary Man
Fairest Lord Jesus
Bible Reading for this Week
Enclosed is a paper with questions for you to consider as you read through Chapter 25 of The Story this week. Pastor Scott’s sermon next Sunday, Sep 30th, is titled “Jesus, Light and Life of God” and is based on scriptures found in Chapter 25. 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:
- Mark & Rockelle: Mattea, Michal, Amariah, Eliana
- Doug & Jan S
- Joanne S
- Vicki S
- Mitch & Rochelle; Jonathan, Elisha, Peter
Pray for CRCNA’s Safe Church Ministry: Conference. “Equipped in our #MeToo World,” the binational Safe Church Ministry conference, is taking place this weekend. Pray for safe travel, open hearts, valuable networking, and effective presentations and workshops. Pray also that safe church team members who attend will be energized, encouraged, and equipped for fruitful safe church ministry in every classis and congregation.
Pray for Back to God Ministries International. Pray for the editing team of our Chinese Today devotions as they move from translating the English edition to developing a team of native Chinese writers. Praise God for this opportunity to continue to think critically about what it means to be a Christian who is Chinese.
Pray for persecuted Christians in India. “Under the influence of Hindu extremists, police and media campaigns against Christians in Uttar Pradesh state, India have mushroomed since one such attack sent a pastor into hiding last month, sources said. After false media reports of large-scale, fraudulent conversions of Hindus by pastor Durga Prasad Yadav in Jaunpur District went viral in July, followed by false police charges, there have been multiple area reports of disrupted worship meetings, pastors and evangelists arrested and Christian leaders fleeing their homes to avoid arrest, sources said.” New Dehli, September 17, 2018 (Morning Star News)
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: 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.
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.
Potluck Next Sunday: We hope that you will join us for a potluck lunch following worship and Sunday school next week! Families with last names A-J are asked to bring salads; K-R are asked to bring casseroles, and S-Z are asked to bring a dessert.
Brrrr, its going to get chilly soon…must be time for the Fall Coat Drive! There will be a box in the foyer until Oct 16 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 Boer 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 is in the foyer.
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.
Standing against sex slavery in our county and our country: Join Engedi Refuge and local churches in an evening of prayer for an end to sex trafficking and for the recovery of women rescued out of slavery. Sunday, October 7th, 6-8pm at New Song Church, 4600 Guide Meridian. Call 360.922.7600 (or ask Scott R or Scott E) for more information. Childcare will be available upon request.
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: September 30 2018
- Greeters: Avis & Jay K
- Cookies: Helen B, Alice B
- Serving Assistants: Micah, Faith, Zeke
- Ushers: Len V, Joe Z
- Foyer Monitor: Joe Z
- Prayer Room: Lorraine B
- Sunday School: Aaron, Melissa, Jen, Amber, Diane, Jerry (observer)
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15 am Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30 am Worship Service
11:00 am Sunday School
4:30 pm Robert’s Small Group
7:00 pm Laninga Small Group (in home)
MONDAY (Office Closed)
7:00 pm Friendship Class
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:00 pm Richard’s Small Group (in home)
6:30 pm Boer’s Small Group (in home)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 am Women’s Bible Study
11:00 am Recker Cleaning Crew
7:00 pm Worship Planning Team
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 am Men’s Support Group – Herm Laninga (733-1415)
1:00 pm Bulletin Deadline
7:00 pm Praise Team Practice
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)