Bulletin -Week of February 24, 2019

Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

11:00 a.m. Sunday School

February 24, 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!

Order of Worship

10,000 Reasons

Welcome and Greeting

The Compassion Hymn

Compassionate God

Mighty To Save

Micah 6:8

Litany  Responsive Reading from Psalm 51

Make Me A Servant

Offering  Kingdom Advancement Fund

We Are An Offering

Reflections on “Believe”  Ali L.

Prayer

Scripture  Luke 10:25-37

Message  Compassion

May the Mind of Christ, My Savior

Benediction

Let It Be Said Of Us

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thank you to Mike B for donating the popcorn popper to our church. The machine comes with its own box container, built by Mike. It is very much appreciated and we will plan to store the machine in the portable so it may be used for other “movie” nights at the church.

GEMS Baked Potato and Bunko Event: The GEMS will be hosting their annual Baked Potato Dinner and Bunko Night fundraiser on Friday, March 8 beginning at 6 p.m. They will be serving baked potatoes with all the trimmings, chili, salad, and dessert followed by Bunko. Invite your neighbors and friends for an evening of fun and fellowship — you may even win a prize! The girls will be accepting donations for the dinner to help pay for GEMS ministry expenses.

The Women’s Cold Weather Shelter will be closing as of this Thursday morning. Instead of offering the women our homemade soups this Wednesday evening, our deacons will be helping to provide the ingredients for the ladies’ favorite meal, which is a taco bar. Thank you to everyone who has provided chili, soup and or rolls over the past three months to help Fountain Community Church provide hot meals for the women.

Family Promise Sign-ups for March 10-17: Our Family Promise week is fast approaching so it’s time to sign up. There are opportunities for dinner prep, evening hosts, overnight hosts, and laundry volunteers. Ali L and Lorraine B will in the foyer after the service with the sign up sheet. So please stop by and sign-up.

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: Deuteronomy 10:12-13
  • Marvel: Matthew 6:20-21
  • Dive: 1 Corinthians 13:1-6

SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY:  March 3, 2019

  • Prayer Room:  Lanny S
  • Ushers:  Barb & Joe Z
  • Greeters:  Herm & Ali L
  • Cookies:  Karen S, Elaine S
  • Serving Assistants:  Zeke, AnaMaria, Abee
  • Children’s Leaders:  Aaron, Christine, Darlys, Jen R., Ali, Joe P. (observer)

Bible Reading for this Week

Read through Chapter 9 of Believe this week as you ponder the following questions:

  1. What in this chapter spoke to me the most? Was there something I saw in a  new light?
  2. What in this chapter draws me to live more fully for Christ?
  3. Is there something that I would want to share from my heart with someone who may not know Jesus as their Savior?

PRAYERS

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:

  • Glenn (Junior) J
  • Jay & Avis K
  • Marilyn K
  • Wilma K
  • Don K
  • Brian & Melissa K: Abee, Brenna, John, Zachariah

Pray for Christians in India:  [Extremists] marched to the Baddi police station and filed a complaint against Archana Jaiswal, a state education board employee and former Hindu who put her faith in Christ. The complaint alleges that Jaiswal offered money for Hindus to convert.

In the complaint, boutique owner Sonu Devi claims that Jaiswal offered her 300,000 rupees (US$4,200) to convert to Christianity and pressured her to divorce her husband. Devi called for police to take action against Jaiswal, claiming she posed a threat to Hindu families.

“I never converted anyone – who am I to tell anyone to convert?” Jaiswal told Morning Star News. “I am an ordinary person, I don’t preach or teach any religious teachings. I’m not a religious person. It has been only about two years since I came to Christ. I found peace and I will follow Christ; it is my personal decision.” A mother of three, Jaiswal received her official transfer order today (Feb. 19) and is making preparations to move, she said. She must begin work in Dharamshala, about 130 miles away, as soon as possible. Jaiswal has already faced persecution at her work, where her politically-connected superiors have come up with various pretexts for withholding her pay since she converted to Christianity. HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News)

India ranked 10th in Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List of countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, up from 11th the previous year.

MISSIONAL MARKER

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:  Sacrificial and generous living and giving (Romans 12:1-8)

  • We help people discover, develop, and deploy their spiritual gifts.
  • We regularly, graciously, and unapologetically teach on the importance of financial stewardship in the spiritual growth of the Christian.
  • We have many examples of lifestyle choices being made on the basis of stewardship and the priority God plays in the lives of our members.

This Week at Hope in Christ Church

TODAY

8:15 a.m.  Prayer upstairs, all are welcome

9:30 a.m.  Worship Service

11:00 a.m.  Sunday School

4:30 p.m.  Roberts Small Group

7:00 p.m.  Laninga Small Group (in home)

MONDAY (Office Closed)

7:00 p.m.  Friendship Class

TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

6:00 p.m.  Richard’s Bible Study (in home)

6:30 p.m.  Boer’s 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.  Praise Team Practice

FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

SATURDAY (Office Closed)

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