Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
October 13, 2019
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 11:00 a.m.
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
John 15:5, Luke 6:45
Prayer and Greeting
The Steadfast Love of the Lord, Great is Thy Faithfulness
Trust and Obey (When We Walk With the Lord)
If You But Trust in God to Guide You
Litany Psalm 138: 1-8
Take Time to Be Holy
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
Speak O Lord
Scripture James 5: 7-11
May the Peace of God, our Heavenly Father
Bible Reading for this Week
Read chapter 27 (Kindness/Goodness) of Believe this week, considering these questions:
- What in this chapter spoke to me the most? Was there something I saw in a new light?
- What in this chapter draws me to live more fully for Christ?
- Is there something that I would want to share from my heart with someone who may not know Jesus as their Savior?
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:
- Don & Tena V
- Ken & Elaine W
- Joe & Barb Z
- Clair & Hildred A
- Cathy A
- Elaine B
- Philip B
Pray for Persecuted Christians in Nigeria: JOS, Nigeria, Oct. 10 (Morning Star News) – Less than a week after Muslim Fulani herdsmen kidnapped six teenage girls from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, another attack in the same county led to the killing of a Baptist woman and the kidnapping of four others from the same church, sources said. Kaduna Gov. Nasir el-Rufai told media on Friday (Oct. 4) that “bandits,” the term used by officials and Nigerian media reluctant to connect the kidnappings to their fellow tribal Fulani, are working alongside elements of Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. “We have been receiving intelligence some three months ago that the bandits have connected with some elements of Boko Haram, and they will be targeting schools to kidnap children because they know that that is what makes the news,” El-Rufai said.
Nigeria ranked 12th on Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution.
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 (2 Timothy 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.
HICC 15th annual craft fair: The craft fair will be on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donations of homemade goodies and crafts are needed! We also need help selling the items and serving coffee, hot cider, hotdogs and chili. For a small fee Ken Wick will sharpen your knives while you shop. There is room for additional vendors, so let your friends and family know! They may contact the church office or Terry Vander Woude to reserve space.
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.
Join Habitat for Humanity Build Day: Join Habitat For Humanity in Whatcom County and other volunteers for a day of building, repair work, yard cleanup and fellowship on Oct. 19 at 8:30 a.m. They will be working at Habitat’s Telegraph Townhouse Project at 1050 Telegraph Road, Bellingham.
To be involved or formore information, e-mail Volunteer Services Coordinator Shelly Comstock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 715-9170, ext. 1016.
New Petition: There were petitions for I-1004 in the foyer that many of you signed, but the petitions were re-done and need to be signed again. Linda M. has told us this: “There was a typographical error found in the original initiative, so this is a new one. They have lost over 30,000 signatures and must start from scratch. This initiative would make it mandatory to notify parents of any medical procedure to be performed on their minor children PRIOR to the procedure being performed.” If you believe in this initiative, please sign the petition again today.
The Beauty of a God who Speaks – The Power of Scripture in Our Lives: Regent College will be holding an evening public lecture at Hillcrest Church in Bellingham next month. On Thursday Nov 7th from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m., Dr. George Guthrie, Professor of New Testament at Regent College will be speaking on “The Beauty of a God who Speaks: The Power of Scripture in Our Lives.” This lecture is open to the public.
Sunday School Memory Verses
Wonder: Luke 2:8-14 Marvel: Psalm 23 Dive: Psalm 95
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: October 20th
- Ushers: Hildred & Clair A
- Prayer Room: Terry V
- Cookies: Ruth S, Megan S
- Greeters: Jay & Avis K
- Serving Assistants: Micah, Grace, Michal
- Sunday School Observer: Jenn B
- Children’s Leaders: Darlys, Bekah, Kylie, Ali, Aaron
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15 a.m. Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30 a.m. Worship
11:00 a.m. Sunday School
4:30 p.m. Roberts group
4:30 p.m. Jesus Gathering
7:00 p.m. 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’ Bible Study (in home)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 a.m. Men’s Support Group
1:00 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)