Bulletin – Week of March 10, 2019

Bulletin – Week of March 10, 2019

HOPE IN CHRIST CHURCH

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

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

11:00 a.m. Sunday School

March 10, 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

Glorious Day

Mission Statement and Key Verse

There Is A Redeemer

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Reading   Revelation Chapter 1

Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest In God Alone)

Responsive Reading    Heidelberg Catechism Questions 49 & 58

Oh The Deep, Deep Love

Offering  Kingdom Advancement Fund

There Is A Higher Throne

Reflections on the Story  Keith S

Prayer

Scripture  Revelation 22:12-13

Message  Jesus is Coming Back: Eternity, Heaven & Hell

Days Of Elijah

Benediction

There’s A Place (Because Of You)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dynamic Duo Departing Decorating Duty: After 27 years of being “The Dynamic Decorating Duo” at Hope in Christ, these two gals are ready to hand this job over to an upcoming team! We feel that new eyes will bring exciting changes and a fresh perspective to the church’s visual enhancement! There is an entire room upstairs filled with seasonal decorating items and there is a fund allocated in the budget for purchases towards decorating.

We know that there are creative members of our congregation who would like to try their hand at decorating our church home. We have decided that we will “Retire” after the 2019 Christmas season. Decorating our church for the past 27 years has been a true joy and real blessing to us and we have had such fun along the way!  And thank you to those who have often stepped up to help us in many ways, which has made it so much easier! We look forward to a new look at Hope in Christ!

In Christ’s Love, Christine S and Ida R

The Dordt College Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra from Sioux Center, Iowa, invite you to a concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at the Worship and Fine Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School. This free concert is part of a spring tour with performances scheduled in South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Iowa. Directed by Dr. Daniel Baldwin and Mrs. Susan De Jong, the ensembles will perform a wide variety of instrumental selections, ranging from orchestral works by Bizet, Glinka, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Perttu, Purcell, and Tchaikovsky, among others, to contemporary wind band pieces by Cross, Grainger, Holst, Karrick, Reed, Ticheli, and Turrin.  The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.

Notary Service Available: If you ever need to have a document notarized, Terry V would be happy to do that for you. Give her a call or email to set up a time and she will meet you.

Lent Devotional Series: Lent is a season to focus on the hope of Jesus Christ. Receive a free Today devotional e-mail series to help you refresh, refocus, and renew your faith during Lent. Or download the e-book. Subscribe at TodayDevotional.com/Lent.

Bible Reading for this Week

Read through Chapter 11 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:

  • Lisa O
  • Deloris P
  • Chris P
  • Joe P
  • Bridger R
  • Steve & Gina N

HyderabadIndia (Morning Star News, March 7, 2019) – Churches in Tamil Nadu, India that had never experienced opposition now find Hindu extremists forcing them out of their places of worship, sources said. In one case Hindu extremists called praying women prostitutes and threatened to kill them; in another case near Chennai, the state capital, police went door-to-door with a radical Hindu telling people not to meet for worship; in a third case, the owner of the property where the church meets ordered them to vacate after opponents set a fire inside.

India is ranked 10th on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian. The country was 31st in 2013 but its position has been worse each year since Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014.

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: Fruitful Organizational Structures (Exodus 18:13‐26, Acts 6:1-7)

  • We can articulate a compelling, Christ-honoring vision for our church.
  • We embrace evaluation as normal and natural and work through conflict constructively.
  • Our organizational structures are designed to be efficient at making decisions while at the same time building congregational ownership for those decisions.

Sunday School Memory Verses

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

SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY:  March 17, 2019

  • Greeters:  Don & Elaine S
  • Cookies:  Ruth S, Megan S
  • Serving Assistants:  Amber, Grace, Michal
  • Ushers:  Gina & Steve N
  • Prayer Room:  Denise D
  • Children’s Leaders:  Aaron, Darlys, Diane, Marjie, Mattea, Lisa D (observer)

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 Group           4:30 p.m.  Jesus Gathering

7:00 p.m.  Laninga Group (in home)

MONDAY (Office Closed)

7:00 p.m.  Friendship Class

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

6:00 p.m.  Richards’ 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

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 Hours: 8:30-3:00)

SATURDAY (Office Closed)

 

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