Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
April 21, 2019
Order of Worship
Welcome & Greeting
Call to Worship 1 Peter 1:3-5
Flowering the Cross
Low in the Grave Christ Lay
I Serve a Risen Savior
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Oh, How Good is Christ the Lord
Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
Offering Outreach Fund
Children Sing Resurrecting
Scripture 2 Timothy 2:8-13
Message Remember Jesus Christ
This is Amazing Grace
The Lord’s Supper, which we celebrate today, is a way for the Christian to remember the sacrifice of Christ. If you have not yet believed in Christ as Savior, we invite you to watch and learn. We are glad you are here! If you have questions about Jesus, please see Pastor Scott after the worship service. The bread we use is allergen free and contains no wheat, dairy, nuts or soy. It may contain egg.
Bible Reading for this Week
Read through Chapter 15 of Believe this week as you ponder the following questions:
- What in this chapter spoke to me the most? Was there something I saw in a new light?
- What in this chapter draws me to live more fully for Christ?
- Is there something that I would want to share from my heart with someone who may not know Jesus as their Savior?
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:
- Joe & Barb Z
- Clair & Hildred A
- Elaine B
- Philip B
- Michael & Jennifer B: Nathan, Evan
- Del & Pat B
Pray for persecuted Christians in Nigeria:
JOS, Nigeria, April 18, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 17 Christians who had gathered after a baby dedication at a church in central Nigeria, including the mother of the child, sources said. The attack took place at about 7 p.m. as Christians in the predominantly Christian community gathered to eat after the child was dedicated that morning at the Ruhaniya Baptist Church in the village. A resident of Akwanga town who lost relatives in the shooting, Jacob Tantse, told Morning Star News that 17 Christians were killed, including 10 members of the Ruhaniya Baptist Church, five members of Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC), one member of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), and a musician playing for guests. He also said eight Christians, including the host of the event, John Kabiru Ali, were wounded in the attack.
Nigeria ranked 12th on Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution.
Christians make up 51.3 percent of Nigeria’s population, while Muslims living primarily in the north and middle belt account for 45 percent.
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: Compelling Christian Community (Acts 2:42-47)
- We understand that our love for one another is a powerful testimony to the deity of Jesus.
- We love each other as we are, not as we should be.
- We share life together beyond the worship service.
Sunday School Memory Verses
- Wonder: Deuteronomy 10:12-13
- Marvel: Matthew 6:20-21
- Dive: 1 Corinthians 13:1-6
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.
Shower Connect: Hope in Christ is hosting Shower Connect on Thursday the 25th 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. We will need volunteers every Thursday for 3 months.
Garage Sale: Hope in Christ Church will be hosting a garage sale May 17-18 to benefit the Reed’s adoption. They have run into a snag that is going to require Terri to live in Siera Leone for a period of time. We will be hosting this sale to help with the living expenses that are incurred there. We would love for some folks to come alongside and help with the sale. As you all know these events take a lot of work. We will be setting up on Wed May 15, finishing set up and pricing on May 16, and hosting the sale from 8a-2p Fri and Sat May 17 and 18. Finally, there will be clean up and reset Sat from 2- finished.
Senti Family Concert: Please mark your calendars for the Senti family concert on April 26, Friday, at 7pm at Hope in Christ Church. The CD to be released is called, “Wake Up Oh Sleeper”. If you’re interested in getting a copy beforehand, let us know at 360-392-0289 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org There are 12 songs, mostly taken from Scripture and we would love to bless you with this CD. You can choose to donate to Envision or to the Senti family in any amount and receive a CD as a thank you! The love offering will go to the work of Envision Mission.
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: APRIL 28, 2019
- Greeters: Karen S, Chris P
- Cookies: Ev K, Ali L
- Serving Assistants: Micah, Faith, Michal
- Ushers: Clair & Hildred A
- Foyer Monitor: Lou K
- Prayer Room: Ida R
- Sunday School: Aaron, Diane, Melissa, Marjie, Amber, Jerry (observer)
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15 a.m. Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
MONDAY (Office Hours 8:30-3:00)
7:00 p.m. Friendship Class
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study and Luncheon
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. Senti Family Concert
SATURDAY (Office Closed)