Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
Hope in Christ Church
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
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 a.m. 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
Welcome & Greeting
Open the Eyes of My Heart
Be Thou My vision
May the Mind of Christ My Savior
Litany Psalm 119:1-18, 145-148
Holy Spirit Living Breath of God
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
Reflection on Believe Philip B
Scripture Matthew 6:19-34 and Hebrews 12:1-2
Message How Are Your Eyes?
The King of Glory Comes
Bible Reading for this Week
Read Chapter 15 of “Believe” over the next two weeks. Next Sunday (the 21st) is Easter; we will pick up with Chapter 15 the following week.
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:
- Aaron & Megan S: Isaac, Thaddeus, Miriam
- Esther & Roland V
- Len & Terry V
- Don & Tena V
- Ken & Elaine W
NAIROBI, Kenya, April 9 (Morning Star News): Sheikh Hassan Podo, a 28-year-old imam in Kerekerene village in eastern Uganda, missed mosque prayers for three consecutive weeks and was seen entering a church building around noon on March 16. He had kept his faith in Christ a secret for three weeks. The young Muslim who saw Podo enter the church building in Katira Sub-County, Budaka District, went straight to Podo’s parents and brothers to report him. When Podo arrived at the house that evening, his family interrogated him about where he had spent the better part of the day. “Without my completing answering them, my brothers immediately began surrounding me, with sticks,” Podo told Morning Star News. “It was difficult to escape. They began shouting, beating and insulting me as an ‘infidel’ and enemy of the Islamic religion.” Podo put his faith in Christ on Feb. 24 after hearing the message of His saving death and resurrection from a pastor. His wife became a Christian one week later, he said. Before his conversion, Podo was part of a Muslim extremist group that had attacked the Church of Uganda’s Katira congregation. “Please family of Christ, our humble request is that we covet prayers for Podo and his young family for God’s healing, medication, protection, provision and to get to a safe haven for the young family,” his pastor said.
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: Global Perspective and Engagement (Acts 1:8)
- We raise the sights of our members beyond our congregation and community by developing a Biblical worldview and often pray for and reference global matters.
- We have identifiable pathways to support the cause of Christ globally.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to participate in the global dimensions of our ministry.
Bring Us Your Books! The H.I.C. Little Library is becoming a reality and now we need your help to keep it stocked! Please bring used Novels (fiction and non-fiction), Devotionals, Children’s Books, Teen Books, Bibles, D.V.Ds and C.Ds, etc. There is a container in the foyer to place your items. Thanks so much! From the Vitality Committee.
Help is Needed for the Regional Speech and Debate Event: We need 336 judges for our regional speech and debate event held in Lynden April 29-May 2. Zechariah, Heidi and Amber have qualified. No experience is required to be a judge. Your gift of time would be greatly appreciated. You can sign up at https://www.ncfca.org/r2-championship/
Shower Connect: Hope in Christ is hosting Shower Connect on Thursday the 18th from 1-4 p.m. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer for you to sign-up to help on shower days. Volunteers will be needed to take a 21/2 hour shift and help with either setting up or putting things away, and we would also like helpers to provide cookies. We will need volunteers every Thursday for 3 months.
Boer’s Bible Study: The Boer’s Bible study group will begin a new study on the book “Share Jesus Without Fear,” by William Fay on April 16. Please call Jennifer with any questions.
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
4:30 p.m. Jesus Gathering
7:00 p.m. Laninga Group (in home)
MONDAY (Office Closed)
6:00 p.m. GEMS
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 p.m. Boer’s Bible Study (in home)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
11:00 a.m. Recker Cleaning Crew
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 a.m. Men’s Support Group
1:00 p.m. Bulletin Deadline
1:00-4:00 p.m. Shower Connect
7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Praise Team Practice
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service
SATURDAY (Office Closed)