HOPE IN CHRIST CHURCH
Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
February 17, 2019
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!
9:30 A.M. Order of Worship
Video Psalm 8
How Majestic Is Your Name
God Of Wonders
Holy Holy Holy
Key Verse John 3:16
Offering Outreach Fund
The Old Rugged Cross (Instrumental)
Reflection on “Believe” Jenn B
Scripture Psalm 8
Message Biblical Anthropology
Jesus Paid It All
Who You Say I Am
Movie Night: You are invited to come to see “The Greatest Showman” on Feb. 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the worship center. The deacons will be providing popcorn, M&Ms and beverages. Please bring your family and friends!
Fernando Ortega Concert: A 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 the Whatcom Pregnancy Clinic, New Way Ministries, Skookum Kids and Engedi Refuge.
Project 92 Dinner: Saturday, March 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at North County Christ the King Church. An authentic Indian dinner will be served at no cost to attendees. Dinner will be followed by praise & worship, then sharing about the situation and challenges of evangelism in India. There will be an opportunity to give a financial gift towards a training center in India. RSVP to Matthew Smith at 253-579-4879. Seating is limited.
Have you been heard? As a Christian Reformed Church denomination, we are on a journey of God’s work together. As with any journey, it is essential that as we travel we listen to each other and map our progress. With this in mind, our congregation is participating in the 2019 CRC denominational survey. It is crucial that as many people from our congregation as possible participate. Please visit crcna.org/survey and answer the survey questions by February 28. If you prefer to have a paper copy, they are available in the office.
Meeting to discuss boys group: Any men who are interested in discussing what a young men/boys group might look like, please meet at the Richards house on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Community Hymn Sing in Lynden: You are invited to the community hymn sing on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at First CRC. Bring the family to sing hymns and enjoy refreshments afterward. Special music will be provided by the King’s Men of Song. Donations offered will help raise funds for the Lynden Choral Society. For more information, e-mail Jan Brink at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: February 24, 2019
- Prayer Room: Herm L
- Ushers: Hildred & Clair
- Greeters: Joe & Barb Z
- Cookies: Joanne S, Jolene S
- Serving Assistants: Micah, Clara, Kylie
- Children’s Leaders: Aaron, Christine, Jenn B., Dan O., Kylie, Elaine (observer)
Bible Reading for this Week
Read through Chapter 8 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:
- Virginia F
- Karen F
- Anne G
- Darryl & Gloria
- Dan G
- Jerry & Faye
Pray for Christians in Iran: Iranian Christians request prayer for Simin Soheili and Yaser, Christian converts being held in Evin Prison, Tehran since 30 January 2019. On that date Simin and Yaser were summoned separately to the prison for questioning and arrested. Simin has been informed she will be charged with disturbing public order, propagating Christianity and connecting with foreign entities. She is facing a ten-year prison sentence.Yaser, who is not related to Simin, has a teenage son with severe physical disabilities.Iranian Christians request prayer that:
– Simin and Yaser and their families will know the Lord’s peace and encouragement at this distressing time
– God will strengthen Simin and Yaser and that they will stand firm in Christ and have wisdom in responding to this persecution
– The Iranian authorities responsible for their arrest and detention will be confronted with the truth of the Gospel and repent of their actions
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: 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.
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.-8:30 p.m. G.E.M.S Skating Party at Lynden Rink
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Recker Cleaning Crew
7:00 p.m. Council Meeting
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. Praise Team Practice
FRIDAY (Office Closed)
7:00 p.m. Movie Night
SATURDAY (Office Closed)