Bulletin – Week of June 30, 2019

Bulletin – Week of June 30, 2019


9:30 a.m. Worship

June 30, 2019

Welcome to Hope in Christ Church! We are so glad you have joined us today.  After this morning’s service, we invite you to stay for a potluck luncheon.  There are various small groups that meet during the week and you are welcome to visit and find one that is right for you!

Order of Worship

Wake Up Oh Sleeper

Welcome & Greeting

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Call to Worship    Acts 4:24b-31

How Great Thou Art, v.1

Prayer of Confession/Assurance

How Great Thou Art, v. 3ff

How Great is Our God

I Exalt Thee

Your Great Name

Offering     Benevolence Fund

Believer’s Prayer

Message from Gideons    Walt Williamson


Scripture    Psalm 2

Sermon    God’s Reign and Rule

Jesus, King of the Nations



Pastor Scott’s message for next week is titled, “The Lord Saves.“ The main scripture passage will be Psalm 3.


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 S:  Jonathan, Elisha, Peter
  • Karen S
  • Kyle S
  • Phil and Jolene S:  Maggie, Clara, Alice
  • Ruth S
  • Kylie T

Pray for Christians in  Algeria: A judge on June 16 handed a Christian father of two in northwest Algeria a suspended prison sentence and a hefty fine for holding worship at his house, four days before another judge fined the owner of land that a church uses.

Prosecutors had sought a six-month prison sentence and a fine of 500,000 Algerian dinars (US$4,200) for the 35-year-old father in Mostaganem, a coastal town about 350 kilometers (217 miles) west of Algiers. The judge instead delivered the two-month, suspended prison sentence and a fine of 100,000 dinars ($840) to the new Christian, who requested anonymity as he fears for his life in the officially Muslim North African country.

Islam is the state religion in Algeria, where 99 percent of the population of 40 million are Muslim. Since 2000, thousands of Algerian Muslims have put their faith in Christ. Algerian officials estimate the number of Christians at 50,000, but others say it could be twice that number.

Algeria ranked 22nd on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, up from 42nd place the previous year.  TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria, June 25, 2019 (Morning Star News)


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.


RSVP Today!  Tammi, Geralyn, & Matt L invite you to join them for an afternoon of fun, food and fellowship as we celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Ali & Herm on Saturday, August 3rd from noon to 3:00 p.m. Bring your stories, memories and best wishes to share. This joyous event will take place at the Squalicum Boat House in Bellingham with a short program starting at 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP today in person, or give Ali and Herm a call or email. No gifts other than your presence, please.

The Stomp is Coming!! The Sunnyland Stomp, which is held for one day each summer, will be on Saturday, July 13th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Come and join in the fun of walking around the Sunnyland neighborhood and visiting the many various artisans, food vendors and businesses who participate! Hope in Christ is a sponsor for this event and will be offering free parking. See the July Heartbeat article for more details.

Help With Homeless Project: Project Homeless Connect is looking for volunteers to help with a one-day event for people experiencing homelessness in Whatcom County. You can help with set-up on July 18 or help with the event itself on July 19 at Bellingham High School. For more information, contact Summer Starr at summer_star@oppco.org or call the Opportunity Council at (360) 734-5121, ext. 212.

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


          • Ushers:  Barb & Joe Z
          • Prayer Room:  Jay K
          • Cookies:  Christine S, Ruth S
          • Serving Assistants:  Mattea, Zeke, Maggie
          • Greeters:  Faye & Jerry H

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

5:30 p.m.  Legacy Church Event in Worship Center

MONDAY (Office Closed)

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

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

10:00 a.m.  Recker Cleaning Crew

7:00 p.m.  Elders and Deacons Meetings

THURSDAY (Office Closed for Independence Day)

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

SATURDAY (Office Closed)


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