Welcome to Hope in Christ Church! This morning’s sermon will be from Romans 3:21-31 and is titled, “Salvation by Grace through Faith.” Our Sunday school discussion today will be over chapter three of “Believe,” which we are reading together. We have a book for you, and you are welcome to join in at any time.
After the worship service at 9:30 a.m., 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
This is Amazing Grace
Key Verse Ephesians 2:8-9
At the Cross
I Surrender All
O Great God
Offering Outreach Fund
Reflections on “Believe” Brian K.
Scripture Romans 3:21-31
Message Salvation by Grace through Faith
Hallelujah What a Savior
Year-End Giving Letters, Updated Directory: Your deacons will be providing year-end giving letters today. Please see your deacon this morning to receive yours. If you would like an updated church directory and did not take one last week, there are copies available in the foyer.
“The Table” Address Update: The new mailing address for The Table church is 1050 Larrabee Ave., Suite 104 416, Bellingham, 98225.
Fernando Ortega Concert: A benefit concert featuring three-time Dove Award winning artist, Fernando Ortega will take place on Friday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at Cornwall Church. Tickets are available at FenandoOrtega.com. Proceeds from ticket sales and an offering taken that evening will go to 4 ministries in our community. These are the Whatcom Pregnancy Clinic, New Way Ministries, Skookum Kids and Engedi Refuge. There is a $10 early bird ticket discount until Jan. 31st.
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.
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. To donate an auction item and purchase tickets, please contact Interfaith Coalition at 360-734-3983.
Sunday School Memory Verses
Wonder: Isa. 41:10 Marvel: Isa. 40:29-31 Dive: Matt. 22:37-40 & Bonus- Ex. 20:1-17
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: January 27, 2019
- Prayer Room: Ev K
- Ushers: Gina & Steve N
- Greeters: Karen S, Chris P
- Cookies: Marjie, Melissa K
- Serving Assistants: Abee, Mattea, Maggie
- Children’s Leaders: Elaine, Darlys, Aaron, Jen R., Amber, Ev K (observer)
Bible Reading for this Week
Read through chapter 4 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 help yourself to one from the table in the foyer.
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:
- Hildred & Clair A
- Cathy A
- Elaine B
- Philip B
- Jennifer & Michael B: Nathan, Evan
- Del & Pat B
Pray for Christians in Upper Egypt: Police in Upper Egypt evicted Coptic priests and shuttered their church building after an Islamist mob converged on the site over the weekend, according to reports. Muslim villagers in Manshiyet Zaafarna, Minya Governorate, attacked the church of Mar-Giris (St. George) at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 11), after mosque noon prayers, according to a statement by the office of the Bishop of Minya and Abu-Qurqas, headed by Coptic Orthodox Bishop General of Minya Anba Makarios. The next day, according to the bishop’s statement as cited by Watani News, a mob of about 1,000 Muslim villagers descended upon the church building, demanding that it be closed. A video posted on Facebook shows a narrow street packed with male protestors chanting “Leave, leave,” as well as Islamic chants such as, “No other God other than Allah.” Police pacified the mob by giving into their demands, according to Watani. They evicted two priests and the few remaining congregants inside and closed the building, which brought an elated response from the crowd. 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. JERUSALEM (Morning Star News), January 15, 2019
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: Intentional Evangelism (Matthew 28:18-20)
- We are burdened for the spiritual condition of those who do not yet know Christ.
- We have identifiable pathways for evangelism to take place in our ministries.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to build spiritual friendships and know how to share their faith as God-‐birthed opportunities arise.
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15 a.m. Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Sunday School
MONDAY (Office Closed)
6:00 p.m. G.E.M.S – Girls Club
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 p.m. Boer Bible Study (in home)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Recker Cleaning Crew
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 a.m. Men’s Support Group
7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Friendship Mentors Meeting
7:00 p.m. Praise Team Practice
FRIDAY (Office Closed)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)