January 6, 2019 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday School
Welcome to Hope in Christ Church!
Our mission statement is: Glorifying God by Knowing, Living, and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ.
Today’s sermon is titled, “God: Three in One.”
You are welcome to join us today!
Order of Worship
How Great is Our God
Call to Worship 2 Corinthians 13:14
Love the Lord
All Creatures of Our God and King
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
This I Believe
Scripture Gen. 1:1-3; John 1:1-2; 2 Cor. 13:14
Message God: Three in One
Communion The Lord’s Supper, which we celebrate today, is a way for the Christian to remember the sacrifice of Christ. If you have not yet believed in Christ as Savior, we invite you to watch and learn. We are glad you are here! If you have questions about Jesus, please see Pastor Scott after the worship service. The bread we use is allergen free and contains no wheat, dairy, nuts or soy. It may contain egg.
Holy Holy Holy (God With Us)
Praise the Father, Praise the Son
Bible Reading for this Week
Read through CHAPTER 2 of Believe this week as you ponder the following questions:
- What in this chapter spoke to me the most? Was there something I saw in a new light?
- What in this chapter draws me to live more fully for Christ?
- Is there something that I would want to share from my heart with someone who may not know Jesus as their Savior?
If you do not have a copy of Believe yet, please let an elder or Pastor Scott know and they will be glad to give you one.
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:
- Don & Elaine S
- Lanny & Christine S
- Ruth S
- Aaron & Megan S: Isaac, Thaddeus, Miriam
- Kylie T
From CRC, Disability Concerns: Epiphany—Today Christians celebrate Jesus’ revelation to the Gentiles in the visit of the Magi. Praise God that his Son came not just for a select group of people but for all who follow him, whatever our age, nationality, ability, language, gender, or whatever else separates us from one another!
From CRC, Resonate: Church plant—Celebration Fellowship, a Resonate church plant for men who are serving time in prison, continues to draw new people into worship. Praise God! “Pray that God will prompt conversion in readied hearts and that guys will seek to be baptized into the body of disciples,” asks Pastor Bob Arbogast.
Pray for the Church in Algeria: The official notice that a village pastor in Algeria received on Sunday (Dec. 30) confirmed what he had heard – his church [Protestant Church of Algeria] had been ordered to close. ..[Officials] used Algeria’s 2006 law on religion, commonly known as Law 03/06, to close the church, which requires non-Muslim places of worship to register with government officials, though they slow to grant permission if they act at all…Algeria ranked 42nd on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2018 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian. January 2, 2019 TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (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:
Centrality of the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16)
- We believe that the Bible is the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine and conduct.
- Our preaching and teaching in all settings reflects careful preparation, relevance, and creativity.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to study and apply Biblical truth in ways that lead to a scripturally integrated life.
Lighthouse Gala, Auction: The Lighthouse Mission is having its annual “Light in the Night” Gala and Auction on March 2 at 5 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Bellingham. Enjoy live entertainment, dinner, a silent auction, raffle and inspiring stories of transformation among men, women and children who have experienced homelessness. For more information about the event, including how to be a sponsor or donate auction items, contact Alissa at (360) 733-5120, ext. 109, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date for the Interfaith Hope Auction: Mark your calendar for the Interfaith Coalition Hope Auction on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The auction will take place at Four Points by Sheraton in Bellingham. Whatcom County’s friendliest auction features fellowship, inspiration, hope and lively bidding on great auction items. Please join us as we work together to eliminate family homelessness and poverty in our community. You can help in these ways: Do you have an auction item to donate? A service you offer, your own artwork, gift certificate, tickets to popular sporting events, vacation home getaway, …let your imagination soar and think of what you might be able to donate, and get in touch with us! Buy tickets to the auction. Tickets are $65 each, including dinner. Become a business sponsor or ask your favorite businesses or employers to support Interfaith with a dedicated donation. To donate an auction item and purchase tickets, please contact Interfaith Coalition at 360-734-3983 or through the website: www.interfaith-coalition.org
Thank You from Interfaith Coalition: Thank you for partnering with Interfaith Coalition as we work together to eliminate family homelessness and poverty in our community. Your congregation practices what it believes – we’ve seen this throughout the years as you worked to help bring housing, warmth, food, love, and hope to many in Whatcom County as part of Interfaith Coalition. “Well done, good and faithful servant” most assuredly applies to you. With profound thanks for your generosity, partnership, and friendship in this mission we share. Blessings and wishes for a new year that will bring you renewed faith, joy, and peace.
January Heartbeat Newsletter: The January edition of “The Heartbeat” is available online, or printed copies may be found in the foyer.
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: January 13, 2019
Greeters: Del & Pat B
Cookies: Faye Hop, Avis K
Serving Assistants: Chantel, Caleb, Michal
Ushers: Hildred & Clair A
Prayer Room: Lou K
Children’s Leaders: Aaron, Christine, Melissa, Marjie, Mattea, Lisa D. (observer)
Sunday School Memory Verses
- Wonder: Isa. 41:10
- Marvel: Isa. 40:29-31
- Dive: Matt. 22:37-40 & Bonus- Ex. 20:1-17
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15 a.m. Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30 a.m. Worship Service and Communion
11:00 a.m. Sunday School
MONDAY (Office Closed)
6:00 p.m. GEMS
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 p.m. Boer’s Bible Study
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Recker Cleaning Crew
6:00 p.m. Elders, Deacons Meetings
7:00 p.m. Council Meeting
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 a.m. Men’s Support Group
1:00 p.m. Bulletin Deadline
7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Praise Team Practice
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)