Bulletin – Week of September 29, 2019

Hope in Christ Church

September 29, 2019

9:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Sunday School

Welcome!

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

Amazing Grace

Welcome & Greeting

Call to Worship    Mark 15:1-5

Prayer of Confession & Assurance

Grace, Greater Than All Our Sin

Take My Life and Let it Be

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

Offering    Benevolence Fund

Fruit of the Spirit/ Armor of God    Mitchell Senti

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

Prayer

Scripture    Titus 2

Message    Practicing Peace

Have Thine Own Way, Lord

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 is in the foyer.

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 E know BY EMAIL by 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.

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.

From Christine S: Thank you for praying for me as I travel to Haiti on October 11-23. Please check out the website on Google: mamababyhaiti for many videos, stories and photos.

October Heartbeat Newsletter:  The newsletter is available in the foyer, or online at               hopeinchristchurch.org.

SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY:  October 6TH

  • Ushers, *Foyer:  Len V, *Joe P
  • Prayer Room:  Ali L
  • Cookies:  Jolene S, Karen S
  • Serving Assistants:  Abee, Chantel, Caleb
  • Greeters:  Lou & Ev K
  • Sunday School:  Diane B, Melissa K, Aaron S
  • Children & Worship:  Marjie H, Amber O
  • Council Observer:  Ida R.

Sunday School Memory Verses

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

Bible Reading for this Week

Read chapter 25 (Hope) 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?

PRAYERS

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:

  • Mitchell & Rochelle S: Jonathan, Elisha, Peter               
  • Kyle S              
  • Karen S
  • Lanny & Christine S      
  • Don & Elaine S    
  • Phil & Jolene S: Maggie, Clara, Alice

Pray for the Church in Algeria: Authorities…sealed shut a church building in Tigzirt, Algeria, two days after shutting another building serving two churches without prior notice, sources said.

Acting on orders from the governor of Tizi-Ouzou Province, eight police officers arrived …on Tuesday (Sept. 24) at the Church of Boghni building and sealed the doors and windows …. “This closure raises the number of sealed church buildings affiliated with the EPA [Protestant Church of Algeria]  to eight,” reads a MEC press statement issued before the closure of the Tigzirt church. “Another four church groups have been ordered to cease all activities. In at least two cases, authorities have pressured the landlords renting to churches to deny Christians access to the premises.”

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, September 26, 2019 (Morning Star News)

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: 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.

This Week at Hope in Christ Church

TODAY           

                              8:15 a.m.  Prayer upstairs, all are welcome

   9:30 a.m.  Worship Service

  11:00 a.m.  Sunday School, Congregational Meeting

MONDAY (Office Closed)

  9:00 a.m.  Elders Meeting

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

  6:00 p.m.  Richards 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.  Deacons’ Meeting

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

  6:30 a.m.  Men’s Support Group

12:00 p.m.  Bulletin Deadline

  7:00 p.m.  Men’s Bible Study

  7:00 p.m.  Praise Team Practice

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

SATURDAY (Office Closed)

 

 

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