Bulletin – Week of September 22, 2019

Bulletin – Week of September 22, 2019


9:30 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Sunday School

September 22, 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. 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

Welcome & Greeting

Call to Worship    Philippians 4: 6-7

Be Still My Soul (In You I Rest)

Psalm 62

Lord I Need You

Responsive Reading    A Litany of Shalom

Salaam (Peace)

Offering    Kingdom Advancement  Fund

Like a River Glorious


Scripture    Isaiah 26: 1-3

Message    Practicing Peace

Let There Be Peace on Earth


Peace Like a River

Bible Reading for This Week

Read through chapter 24 of Believe this week as you ponder the following questions:

  1. What in this chapter spoke to me the most?  Was there something I saw in a new light?
  2. What in this chapter draws me to live more fully for Christ?
  3. Is there something that I would want to share from my heart with someone who may  not know Jesus as their Savior?

Prayer for This Week

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:

  • Ron & Christiane R
  •  Mark & Rockelle R: Mattea, Michal, Amariah, Eliana
  • Doug & Jan S
  • Joanne S
  • Vicki S
  • Keith S

Pray for Pastor Sukdev Giri of Trinity Fellowship Church in Nepal:  HYDERABAD, India, September 16, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremist threats have driven a pastor in Nepal into hiding following a leak onto social media of a restricted-audience interview he gave on his journey to Christ, sources said.

“Nepal’s constitution prohibits the attempt of religious conversion,” according to an ADF press statement. “At the same time, Nepal is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, an international treaty explicitly protecting freedom of religion and expression.”

Nepal was ranked 32nd on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.

Read more about the story at https://morningstarnews.org/2019/09/social-media-backlash-reflects-new-era-of-hostility-in-nepal/

Missional Marker

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: Sacrificial and Generous Living and Giving (Romans 12:1-8).

  • We help people discover, develop, and deploy their spiritual gifts.
  • We regularly, graciously, and unapologetically teach on the importance of financial stewardship in the spiritual growth of the Christian.
  • We have many examples of lifestyle choices being made on the basis of stewardship and the priority God plays in the lives of our members.

Sunday School Memory Verses

Wonder Class: Luke 2:8-14          Marvel Class: Psalm 23          Dive Class: Psalm 95

Announcements for This Week

GEMS Sleepover: The GEMS Girls Club will be enjoying their annual theme night and sleepover at church Friday night (9/27/19) through Saturday morning. They start at 6:30 p.m. Friday and pickup is 9 a.m. Saturday.  An evening snack and morning breakfast will be provided. Friends of GEMS are also invited. The GEMS theme, “Loved. Period.” is based on I John 3:1: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” Please pray for God’s blessing on their time together as they learn about God’s great love for them and build relationships with each other and the Lord.

Hymn Sing:  The deacons invite you to a Hymn Sing on October 6 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments to follow.

Winter Warmth Coat Drive: The deacons are asking for donations of clean, gently used coats for Interfaith Coalition’s winter warmth drive. A donation box will be in the foyer.

Men’s Evening Bible Study and Fellowship:  The Thursday night group will resume on September 26th at 7:00 p.m., and will be studying Galatians.  Contact Lanny to order a Max Lucado study guide ($10), or for more info.

Lighthouse Mission’s Day-After-Thanksgiving Dinner: To all you fun-loving Good Samaritans out there, if you would like to join the group volunteering at the dinner, please let Scott Emory know by email bdfore September 30th. (He’ll be signing the team up on October 1st.) The commitment is from mid-morning to early/mid afternoon on Friday, November 29, at Assumption Church on Cornwall.

Family Promise Week Report: Our Family Promise Week just ended, and it went well. We had three delightful families; three moms and 5 children. All three of these families are going through their own trauma and stress of being homeless, but feeling so grateful for the help and support they are receiving through Family Promise. For those who have volunteered to do laundry, there will be some black bags in the foyer for you to pick up and return next Sunday.

Senti Family Concert: Come sing along as the Senti family leads a concert of worship on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at Third CRC. The Sentis’ CD “Wake Up Oh Sleeper” will be available for purchase. A love offering will be taken for their ministry, Envision Mission.

Mission Trip to Ethiopia: Thank you for your generous monetary support for the upcoming Ethiopia Trip! We leave October 10, and we’d appreciate your prayers for safety, health, bonding as a team, that God would be glorified through all that our team does, and that we’d experience the blessing of seeing how God is at work in the lives of all those we encounter. There are a few things that we’ll be collecting before we leave. Please give your donations to Brian & Abee. Each of us will be bringing two 50-pound suitcases with the following items for the orphanages & other non-profits we’ll be working with:

  • Children’s Tylenol (chewable and liquid)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Children’s chewable vitamins
  • Basic first-aid supplies (band-aids, Neosporin, anti-fungal)
  • NEW School supplies: crayons, markers, pencils, glue sticks
  • NEW School backpacks
  • NEW clothes and shoes for kids at the school feeding program (age 8-17)
  • Note: all donated items have to be new to pass through customs easily
  • Diapers & Formula

Servants Next Sunday: Sept. 29

  • Ushers, *Foyer:  Lou K, *Ken W
  • Prayer Room:  Ev K
  • Cookies:  Jan S, Rockelle R
  • Serving Assistants:  Clara, Zeke, Micah
  • Greeters:  David & Ida R, Junior J
  • Children’s Sunday School:  Diane B, Melissa K, Aaron S
  • Children & Worship:  Marjie H, Zeke
  • Council Observer:  Herm L

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

4:30 p.m.  Roberts Group

 7:00 pm.  Laninga Group (in home)

MONDAY (Office Closed)

  7:00 p.m.  Friendship Class

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

 6:00 p.m.  Richards Group (in home)

 6:30 p.m.  Boer Group (in home)

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

9:45 a.m.  Women’s Bible Study          

11:00 a.m.  Recker Cleaning Crew

7:00 p.m.  Worship Planning Team

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

6:30 a.m.  Men’s Support Group

12:00 p.m.  Bulletin and Heartbeat Newsletter Deadlines

 7:00 p.m.  Men’s Bible Study

 7:00 p.m.  Praise Team Practice

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

6:30 p.m. GEMS Sleepover

SATURDAY (Office Closed)




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