September 30, 2018 Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
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
Here I am to Worship
Call to Worship: Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Litany: Responsive Reading
Jesus, Son of God
In Christ Alone
Offering: Benevolence Fund
Before the Throne of God Above
Reflection on The Story Daniel O.
Scripture: John 8:12-20; 11:17-27
Message: Jesus, Light and Life of the World
Praise the Father, Praise the Son
Bible Reading for this Week
Enclosed is a paper with questions for you to consider as you read through Chapter 26 of The Story this week. Pastor Scott’s sermon next Sunday, Oct. 7th, is titled “The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and is based on scriptures found in Chapter 26. 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:
- Keith S
- Kyle S
- Karen S
- Phil & Jolene S: Maggie, Clara, Alice
- Don & Elaine S
Pray for East Coast Victims of Hurricane Florence: World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is responding to Hurricane Florence, which recently hit the East Coast. DRS regional managers are working with local officials and organizations to start initial planning to send early assessment and clean-up volunteers. Please pray for the success of the teams that will be helping, and for those in need. You can give to Hurricane Florence response at worldrenew.net/Florence
Pray for Christians in Upper Egypt: Nearly a year after declaring that attacks on Christians had hit a level not seen in decades, a Coptic Orthodox bishop in Egypt continues to lament a stream of incidents of violence against churches in Upper Egypt. Coptic Orthodox Bishop-General of Minya Anba Makarios this month confirmed that an Islamist assault on four Christians’ homes after mosque prayers on Aug. 31 left two Copts with knife wounds in the head and face. Egypt ranked 17th on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2018 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian. (Morning Star News, Sep 26, 2018)
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.
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 marker is: 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.
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. BY SUNDAY, SEPT 30TH AT THE LATEST. It’s a mid-morning to early-afternoon commitment.
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 B if you have any questions.
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.
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 October Heartbeat newsletter is available in the foyer, or on the website.
Sunday School Memory Verses
- Wonder Class— Genesis 9:12-13 NIV
- Dive Class— Psalm 23 NIV
- Marvel Class— Psalm 51:10-12 NIV
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY, October 7th, 2018
- Greeters: Helen B, Lisa O
- Cookies: Lisa D, Denise D
- Serving Assistants: Maggie, AnaMaria, Amariah
- Ushers: Bud B, Lou K
- Prayer Room: Ken W
- Sunday School: Melissa, Dan, Ali, Diane, Aaron, Lisa D. (observer)
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15 am Prayer group upstairs, all are welcome
9:30 am Worship Service
11:00 am Sunday School
MONDAY (Office Closed)
6:30 pm GEMS club meeting
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 am Women’s Bible Study
10:00 am Men’s Fellowship – Over Easy Restaurant
11:00 am Recker Cleaning Crew
7:00 pm Elders Meeting
7:00 pm Deacons Meeting
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 am Men’s Support Group
1:00 pm Bulletin Deadline
7:00 pm Praise Team Practice
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
7:00 pm—9:00 pm Communications Seminar
SATURDAY (Office Closed)
9:00 am—3:30 pm Communications Seminar