Bulletin -Week of March 31, 2019

Bulletin -Week of March 31, 2019

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

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

11:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School

March 31, 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. The children will have Sunday School at 11:00 a.m., then we will all enjoy a potluck lunch together. 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

Wake Up Oh Sleeper

One More Time

Welcome & Greeting

Spirit of the Living God

Prayer    Confession & Assurance

Call to Worship   John 20:19b-22

Spirit Song

Father of Lights

All Hail King Jesus

Offering    Benevolence Fund

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying


Scripture    I Cor. 12:1-11; Eph. 4:4-13; Rom. 12:4-8

Message    Ministry

That Train, sung by Mitchell Senti


Amazing Grace

Bible Reading for this Week

Read through Chapter 13 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?


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: 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.


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:

  • Mitch and Rochelle:  Jonathan, Elisha, Peter               
  • Karen S
  •  Keith S              
  • Phil and Jolene:  Maggie, Clara, Alice

From CRC World Renew: World Renew staff and volunteers were in Newaygo, Michigan, on Friday to meet with leaders from the Newaygo County Emergency Operations Center (NCEOC) to plan a World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) response to flooding there. Local officials issued a disaster declaration for the county earlier in the week. While those who live by the rivers in Newaygo are used to flooding, those who live on the lakes are not. World Renew DRS will assist county residents who live in their homes year-round and do not have flood insurance due to the low flood risk. This spring, warmer weather and quickly melting snow, combined with heavy rain, caused unusual flooding that damaged more than a hundred homes and businesses. World Renew DRS will begin to assign volunteers to help clean out homes during the week of March 25, 2019. This involves removing soaked drywall, flooring, and other materials as well as treating homes for mold. The work in Newaygo County is expected to continue into April. Donate to support this clean-up effort and find out more about World Renew’s Spring Storm response at worldrenew.net/spring-storms-2019

Sunday School Memory Verses

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


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.

Cascade Family Bible Camp is planned for July 4-8 this summer at Warm Beach Camp. There are exciting outdoor and inspirational events planned for the entire family. It is a weekend you will never forget. This year only: the camp is offering a 50% discount to first-time campers. There has never been a better time to invest in your family. Information and registration is at www.cascadefamilybiblecamp.org

Habitat for Humanity Auction: Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County will be having its 17th annual Raise The Roof Auction fundraiser on April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Depot Market Square (1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham). You can also enter and enjoy the first “Trashion Show,” a runway show of outfits designed from recycled material or trash. For more information, visit http://www.hfhwhatcom.org/auction18.

The April Heartbeat newsletter is available in the foyer, and online at hopeinchristchurch.org


  • Ushers:  Joe P, Bud B
  • Prayer Room:  Lou K
  • Cookies:  Helen B, Alice B
  • Serving Assistants:  Mattea, Zeke, Maggie
  • Greeters:  Lanny & Christine S
  • Children’s Sunday School:  Aaron, Jenn B., Marjie, Ali, Terry (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

Potluck Lunch

MONDAY (Office Closed)

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

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

9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study

10:00 a.m.  Recker Cleaning Crew

7:00 p.m.  Elders and Deacons Meetings

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)

7:00 p.m. Movie Night, The Pilgrim’s Progress

SATURDAY (Office Closed)





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