Bulletin – Week of March 24, 2019

Bulletin – Week of March 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

March 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

How Can I Keep From Singing?

Welcome & Greeting

Responsive Reading    The Lord’s Prayer

As It Is in Heaven

Lord I Need You

He Knows My Name

Prayer    Confession & Assurance

Offering    Kingdom Advancement Fund

Reflection on Believe    Mark R


Scripture    Philippians 4:4-7

Message    Prayer

Be Still and Know


Living Hope


Next Sunday, March 31, Sermon: Pastor Scott will be away next Sunday, and Mitch Senti will be preaching. We will not be discussing Chapter 13 of Believe until April 7, so you have an extra week to spend in that material. The adults will not have Sunday school on the 31st, but the children will.  Plan to stay for the potluck lunch following children’s Sunday school.

Church Potluck Next Sunday, March 31: Hospitality Team thought it might be fun to try different themes, and has selected a Mexican theme for this month. Each family is asked to bring a main dish (enchiladas, burritos, Mexican rice, taco salad, or your favorite!).  In addition, families with last names beginning with A through L are asked to bring a green salad or a Jello salad; and families with last names M-Z are asked to bring a dessert.  Our Hospitality Team will provide sour cream, salsa, guacamole, shredded cheese, olives and corn chips.

Movie Night, April 5th: You are invited to come to church on Friday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. to watch the movie, The Pilgrim’s Progress: The Journey Begins.  The epic tale of a pilgrim and his burden, based on John Bunyan’s masterpiece, is a new, feature length, animated movie! In this exciting film event we will join Christian on his epic journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City as the ultimate enemy tries everything in his power to distract him from his journey. Everyone is welcome to come to movie night, and to bring friends too!  Popcorn and M&Ms will be provided. A freewill offering will be taken to help cover the cost of the film.

Craft and Coffee Fellowship Time for Women: You’re invited to a Craft and Coffee fellowship time for ladies at the Home of the Abees, on the mornings of April 27 and April 30.  For more information and a sign-up sheet, please look in the foyer by the bulletins.

Service for Karen and Diane’s sister, Shirley: There will be a memorial service at Faith Community Fellowship (1427 Monte Vista Dr., Mount  Vernon) on Saturday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m.


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 Marker: Life Transforming Walk With Jesus   (John 3:3, 30; Phil. 1:6)

  • We teach our people how to be attentive to Christ in all circumstances.
  • Our people understand the radical nature of the message and mission of Jesus that continually deconstructs and reconstructs a person’s life.
  • Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to use a variety of spiritual growth resources, experiences, and settings.


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:

  • Pastor Scott & Jen: Ellie, Morgan, Bekah, Zeke, Caleb, Grace, Faith, Elisha
  •  Mark & Rockelle R:  Mattea, Michal, Amariah, Eliana
  • Joanne S     
  • Vicki S

Prayer Request from CRC for World Renew: In August 2017, thousands of Rohingya people fled from extreme violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh. World Renew’s response continues after providing food assistance to over 290,000 people, helping 2,700 families prepare for monsoon season, building 20 community kitchens, and providing 500 families with household stoves. Please ask God to bring resources and healing to these refugees.

Pray for the Persecuted Church: Hyderbad, India (March 21, 2019. Morning Star News) – Three pastors in western India have been criminally charged in retaliation for refuting a false account of a Hindu extremist attack on six Christians that left a teenage girl unconscious, sources said.  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.

Sunday School Memory Verses

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


  • Ushers:  Hildred & Clair
  • Prayer Room:  Lorraine B
  • Cookies:  Karen S, Pat B
  • Serving Assistants:  Kylie, Clara, Abee
  • Greeters:  David & Ida R, Glenn J.
  • Children’s Sunday School:  Aaron, Jenn B., Marjie, Amber, Terry V (observer)

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

4:30 p.m.  Roberts small group

7:00 p.m.  Laninga Small Group

MONDAY (Office Closed)

7:00 p.m.  Friendship Class

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

6:00 p.m.  Richards’ Bible Study

6:30 p.m.  Boer’s Bible Study

WEDN.ESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study

10:00 a.m.  Recker Cleaning Crew

12:00 p.m.  Heartbeat Newsletter Deadline

7:00 p.m.  Worship Planning Team

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

6:30 a.m.  Men’s Support Group

7:00 p.m.  Praise Team Practice

7:00 p.m.  Men’s Bible Study

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

SATURDAY (Office Closed)




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