Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Order of Worship
Jesus Son of God
Call to Worship Ephesians 6
Build My Life
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
Be Unto Your Name
Prayers of the People
Scripture Jude 1-4
Message Jesus, Jude and His Letter
Communion: 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.
What a Beautiful Name
He Will Hold Me Fast
Crown Him With Many Crowns
The offering this morning is for the Kingdom Advancement Fund.
Non-designated cash and check offerings will go into this fund. Please write your giving number (if you have one) and intended fund on the memo line of your check.
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:
- Mike & Diane B
- Sissy Davis
- Chuck D
- Scott E
- Mike & Geralyn C: Josiah, Abigail, Bethany, Aleya, Emma, Nathanael, Alexander
ICR (International Christian Response) Prayer Request
HYDERABAD, India, July 30, 2019 (Morning Star News) Persecution of Christians in Bihar state, India, has so intensified in the past two years that Pastor Shelton Viswanathan didn’t dare call police after Hindu extremists broke bones in his hand and foot.
“If I force the police to register cases against the assailants, the [Hindu extremist] Bajrang Dal’s top leaders will not spare me,” Pastor Viswanathan told Morning Star News. “The police officials asked me to be wary as the Hindu militant activists roam freely with guns, and through their videos, I can be easily identified by other RSS [Hindu extremist umbrella group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh]-affiliated groups also.”
In Bihar state’s Maheshpur village in Bhagalpur District, Christians have faced shunning, forced Hindu worship and cutting of water and electric services.
“The village council summons one family at a time to a public meeting where they force us to drink the water and food offered to the goddess,” Krishna Kumar Suman told Morning Star News. “If we resist, they would beat us up. They don’t care if it’s a woman or minor or child.”
Christians make up just 0.12 per cent of Bihar’s 99.9 million total population, according to the 2011 census.
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 BJP came to power in 2014.
Bible Reading for this Week
Pastor Scott’s sermon next week is titled, “The Judgment of Christ,” from Jude 5-16.
Farewell to Joshua: Cake will be served following the service this morning, as we take the opportunity to say goodbye to our intern, Joshua C. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy! (A gluten-free option is available.)
Volunteer with Love INC: Love INC is looking for phone call volunteers for its Calling Center. If you are available to serve between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. any days Mondays through Thursdays, call the office at (360) 671-6201.
Church Picnic: Hospitality Team is planning a church picnic for a date-yet-to be-determined in late August. Please check in upcoming bulletins for details.
Safe Church Policy Training: Training will be after morning worship on August 18th at 11:00 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend, but we especially need to see everyone who serves as a leader for a HICC ministry: council members, Sunday school teachers, youth leaders, Friendship, GEMS, small group leaders, transportation providers, etc. This time will be used to go over our Safe Church Policy, answer questions, and sign documents required for the yearly background checks.
Habitat Golf Tourney: The WCAR Golf Tournament to benefit Habitat For Humanity In Whatcom County is Friday, Aug. 9, at the North Bellingham Golf Course. To register to play or for more information including how to volunteer to help at the event, call (360) 398-8300.
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: August 11th
- Ushers: Helen B, Don K (foyer)
- Prayer Room: Christine S
- Cookies: Gloria G, Faye H
- Greeters: Avis & Jay K
- Serving Assistants: Mattea, Zeke, Abee
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.
Please pick up a copy of the August Heartbeat in the foyer, or find it online at hopeinchristchurch.org
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15 a.m. Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30 a.m. Worship, Communion
MONDAY (Office Closed)
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:00 a.m. Elders Meeting
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
7:00 p.m. Deacons Meeting
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 a.m. Men’s Support Group – Herm Laninga (733-1415)
1:00 p.m. Bulletin Deadline
7:00 p.m. Praise Team Practice- Melissa Koning (360-870-3552)
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)