GLORIFYING GOD BY KNOWING, LIVING AND PROCLAIMING OUR HOPE IN CHRIST
9:30 a.m. Worship
July 21, 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. 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
Prince of Peace
He Will Hold Me Fast
Offering Outreach Fund
Mission Trip to Ethiopia
Look Up Child
Scripture Psalm 4
Message Falsely Accused
Whom Shall I Fear
Who You Say I Am
BIBLE READING FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK
Joshua Currey’s message for next week will be from 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.
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:
- Cathy A
- Elaine B
- Philip B
- Helen B
- Michael & Jennifer B: Nathan, Evan
- Del & Pat B
Pray for persecuted Christians: Friends of Christian convert Mahrokh (Roksare) Kanbari request prayer as she has been summoned to Karaj Islamic Revolutionary Court on 27 July. In December 2018, shortly before Christmas, three agents from Iranian intelligence raided the home of Mahrokh (65) and confiscated mobile phones, Bibles and other Christian materials. Mahrokh was then taken to intelligence offices and endured ten days of intensive interrogation from morning to evening, to the distress of family and friends who thought that she would have been shown greater respect on account of her age. Mahrokh was released after submitting bail of 30 million Toman (US$2,500). In January she was brought before the prosecutor to answer charges of “acting against national security” and forced to go to a religious leader to be “instructed” and directed to return to Islam. Mahrokh is encouraged to know that people are aware of her situation and praying for her as she prepares to go to court in Karaj on 27 July to face the charge of “propaganda against the system.”
Friends of Mahrokh request prayer that:
-Mahrokh and her family will know God’s peace and presence during this time of waiting.
-Mahrokh will be strengthened in the Lord for the court hearing and be able to respond to questioning wisely.
-The judge will act justly and recognize the right to freedom of religion for Mahrokh.
-The Iranian authorities will stop persecuting Christian converts and other religious minorities.
Egypt Travel Report: Morgan R will be sharing about her recent trip to Egypt following today’s worship service. Plan to remain for 20-30 minutes to hear about Morgan’s adventures!
G.E.M.S Conference: This week Amber O and Darlys R will be traveling to Calvin University to attend the GEMS Conference which will be held July 26-28. They ask for your prayers that God bless their travels and their time learning more about His truth and this year’s theme, “Loved. Period. That is what we are!” See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)
Hymn Sing, Ice Cream Social: The whole family is invited to a community hymn sing and ice cream social on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at First CRC. Admission is free, and a freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Lynden Choral Society. For more information, call (360) 354-2672 or e-mail Lyndenchoral@gmail.com
Cedar Springs’ Soul Care Day: Cedar Springs Retreat Center invites you for Soul Care Day on Thursday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $20 per person; the registration deadline is Monday, July 22. For details about the event, the upcoming Soul Care Retreat on Sept. 27-29 and other group retreat weekends, call David at (360) 988-6674 or visit the website cedarspringscrc.org. Cedar Springs Retreat Center is located at 4700 Minaker Road, Sumas.
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:
Culture of Godly Leadership (Hebrews 13:7)
- Our leaders at all levels serve with character, competence, and conviction.
- A spirit of collegiality pervades, with our people trusting our leaders and our leaders trusting our people.
- We continually identify and train godly leaders for all dimensions of our ministry.
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: July 28th
- Ushers/*Foyer: Hildred & *Clair A
- Prayer Room: Ali L
- Cookies: Alice B, Helen B
- Serving Assistants: Michal, Chantel, Faith
- Greeters: Del & Pat B
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. Morgan’s Presentation about Egypt
MONDAY (Office Closed)
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
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 – Herm (360-733-1415)
12:00 p.m. Bulletin & Heartbeat Newsletter Deadline
7:00 p.m. Praise Team Practice—Melissa (360-870-3552)
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)