GLORIFYING GOD BY KNOWING, LIVING AND PROCLAIMING OUR HOPE IN CHRIST
9:30 a.m. Worship
June 9, 2019
Welcome! 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
Dwell in Me, O Blessed Spirit
Spirit of God, Who Dwells Within My Heart
Litany John 14:15-27
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
O Great God
Scripture Numbers 11:4-29
Message The Holy Spirit for Everyone?
Video The Change in Me
BIBLE READING FOR THIS WEEK
The sermon for next week is titled, “The Trinity in Salvation and Mission.” The main scripture passage will be 1 Peter 1:1-2.
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:
- Dan & Tanya O: Amber, Chantel, Micah
- Lisa O
- Deloris P
- Chris P
- Joe P
- Bridger R
Pray for Christians in India: NEW DELHI, June 6, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Authorities seized 12 tearful, fatherless children from a Christian ministry in eastern India last month after local officials demolished the ministry’s school and hostel, sources said. After Hindu extremists persuaded the district collector to demolish the hostel and school serving 250 students, child protection personnel and police on May 21 seized the six orphans and six other children whose fathers were killed by communist guerrillas known as Naxalites. 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.
Pray for Christians in Kenya: NAIROBI, Kenya, June 5, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Police have banned evangelistic events in a town in western Uganda following open-air preaching in which many Muslims put their faith in Christ, sources said. Churches in Bwera, on Uganda’s western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, held a joint evangelistic event amid the large Muslim population in Bwera beginning on May 20. The success of the event led not only to the ban but to church leaders receiving death threats, pastors said. Following the May 25 meeting, police later that day banned all open-air Christian meetings in Bwera, they said. The event had been scheduled to end on May 26.The ban sent a chilling message to those who have become Christians, who said they are afraid to go to worship services or other Christian meetings.
Pray for Synod 2019: The council of Faith Community CRC, Wyoming, Michigan, calls all delegates to Synod 2019, elected by their respective classes, to meet in the Covenant Fine Arts Center on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Friday, June 14, at 8:30 a.m.
All area CRC members are invited to join the delegates in worship at the synodical Service of Prayer and Praise on Sunday evening, June 16, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the College Chapel, Calvin College, 1835 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rev. Roger B. Groenboom, pastor at Faith Community CRC, will deliver the message.
All CRC churches across the continent are requested to remember the deliberations of synod in their intercessory prayers on Sunday, June 9, and Sunday, June 16.
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: 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.
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 so led.
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/
Fan the Flame: You are invited to a missions conference planned by First Mount Vernon CRC and Faith Community Fellowship (FCF), held at FCF (3 miles off I-5 East on College Way) on Friday, June 21, 6:30-8:45 PM. Call 360-708-0113 to reserve a spot at a table. Hear the journey of translator Marcia Bleeker. Learn how to hear God’s call. Learn about the work. Find out how to best support a missionary. Also InFocus Ministries Executive Director Jacqueline Hendrickson will the stories of many ministries that are under the InFocus umbrella. And we will hear from a missionary who can not be named for security reasons. No meal, no offering, but a really nice atmosphere for tea and coffee, cheese and nuts, and some fine fellowship.
June Heartbeat: Please pick up a copy of the June Heartbeat in the foyer, or find it online at hopeinchristchurch.org
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: June 16th
- Ushers: Joe P, Bud B (foyer)
- Prayer Room: Don V
- Cookies: Darlys R, Avis K
- Serving Assistants: Abee, Micah, Caleb
- Greeters: David & Ida R, Junior J
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. Vitality Team presentation/discussion for all.
4:30 p.m. Jesus Gathering
6:30 p.m. Pentecost Service
MONDAY (Office Closed)
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 p.m. Boer’s Bible Study (in home)
6:00 p.m. Richards’ 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
12:00 p.m. Bulletin 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)