Hope in Christ Church
Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.
May 26, 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 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
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Call to Worship Hebrews 4:14, 16
Welcome & Greeting
Responsive Reading Heidelberg Catechism Q & A #49
Before the Throne of God Above
Good, Good Father
Your Grace Finds Me
Who You Say I Am
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
Scripture 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
Message The Grace of Giving
We Are an Offering
Benediction Song (My Friends May You Grow in Grace)
BIBLE READING FOR THIS WEEK
Read through CHAPTER 20 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:
- Wilma K
- Don K
- Michael & Connie, Heidi K
- Lou & Ev K
- Brian & Melissa K: Abee, Brenna, John, Zachariah
- Doug & Winnie K
Pray for Christians in Iran: Iranian Christians request prayer for Saheb Fadaei and Fatimeh Bakhteri, whose prison sentences of 18 and 12 months respectively for “spreading propaganda against the regime” have been upheld by the appeal court.
Saheb is already serving another sentence in Evin Prison, Tehran. Saheb, along with pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, Mohammadreza Omidi and Yaser Mosibzadeh, were each given 10-year prison sentences for propagating house churches and promoting “Zionist Christianity” after a hearing on 14 June 2017 at the 26th Branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.
Iranian Christians request prayer that:
- The Lord will encourage and strengthen Saheb and Fatimeh, despite the injustices they face
- The Lord will also encourage and strengthen Saheb’s family and Fatimeh’s husband
- The Lord will bless and use Saheb, Yousef, Mohammadreza and Yaser while they are held in Evin Prison
- The Iranian regime will stop targeting Christian converts and other minorities on account of their religious beliefs and related peaceful activities
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: Centrality of the Word of God (2Timothy 3:16)
- We believe that the Bible is the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine and conduct.
- Our preaching and teaching in all settings reflects careful preparation, relevance, and creativity.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to study and apply Biblical truth in ways that lead to a scripturally integrated life.
Thank you to our Church Family for the phone calls, cards, and especially the prayers offered for our family members during the tragic loss of my nephew, Curt Miller. A sign will be installed at the crash site reminding everyone to pay attention and to be alert while driving. When you see the sign as you drive by (Southbound I-5 near the Conway exit) take a moment to ask God for safety and traveling mercies for your vehicle and those around you as you travel. Thank you, Lou & Ev
Petition Available For Your Review: There is a petition in the foyer for Initiative 1004 concerning abortion services for minors. Please review it and sign if you are led.
From Hospitality Team: We want to remind you that any non-labeled items in the refrigerator will be used by Hospitality. If you are keeping something in the refrigerator for a specific ministry or activity, please label it accordingly. Thank you!
1st Annual Camp Out to End Homelessness: Join this fundraiser for a night of car-and-tent camping. June 28, 5pm-June 29, 10am. Support Family Promise, a program of the Interfaith Coalition, as we put the brakes on family homelessness in our community! Dinner, breakfast and activities for the whole family will be provided. For tickets, registration, FUNdraising guidelines, and additional information visit our Family Promise website: https://familypromisewhatcom.org/
Romans Recitation: Jeremiah Ramsey will be giving a memorized dramatic recitation of the book of Romans at Spring Creek Bible Church on Kellogg Road on Sunday, June 2 at 6 p.m. Take in the entirety of this critical New Testament book in one hearing, just as the original recipients would have done. Be blessed this evening and bring your family and friends!
Evergreen Christian School Celebration: Evergreen Christian School invites past and present families to an evening of celebration and worship on May 31 at 6:30. Enjoy an evening of praise and worship and shared memories as we celebrate God’s faithfulness in the past, present, and future of Evergreen Christian School. Cookie reception to follow program.
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: JUNE 2nd
- Ushers: Helen B, Don K
- Prayer Room: Lanny S
- Cookies: Gloria G, Lisa O
- Greeters: Barb & Joe Z
- Serving Assistants: Grace, Zeke, Mattea
- Children’s Leaders: Jen R., Kylie, Aaron, Diane, Rockelle (observer)
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY VERSES
- Wonder: Psalm 46:1-2
- Marvel: 1 Cor. 13:4-7
- Dive: 1 Cor. 13:1-6
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
THIS IS OUR “FAMILY PROMISE” SERVICE WEEK.
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, Location TBD
7:00 p.m. Laninga Group (in home)
MONDAY (Office Closed)
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:00 Richards’ Bible Study (in home)
6:30 p.m. Boer’s Bible Study (in home)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
11:00 a.m. Recker Cleaning Crew
7:00 p.m. Leaders (Teams and Small Groups) Meeting
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 a.m. Men’s Support Group
1:00 p.m. Bulletin and Heartbeat Deadline
1:00-4:00 p.m. Shower Connect
7:00 p.m. Praise Team Practice
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)