Glorifying God by Knowing,
Living and Proclaiming
our Hope in Christ
Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
October 27, 2019
Order of Worship
Call to Worship Lamentations 3: 22-24
The Steadfast Love of the Lord
Welcome & Greeting
Scripture Reading John 15: 5; Psalm 36: 5-7; Prov. 3: 3-4; 1 Cor. 4: 1-2
I Lift My Eyes Up
One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails)
Your Grace is Enough
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
Blessed Be Your Name
Scripture Psalm 121
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Let It Be Said of Us
BIBLE READING THIS WEEK
Pastor Don Recker will be preaching next week from Isaiah 50:10, with the theme “Keeping our Trust in Dark Times.” The Sunday school discussion next Sunday will be on Chapter 28 (Faithfulness) of Believe.
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:
- Alice B
- Yvonne B
- Bill B
- Bud & Lorraine B
- Marlene B
- Mike & Diane B
Pray for the Church in India: NEW DELHI, October 24, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A pastor in western India suffered severe injuries to his head and back on Tuesday (Oct. 22) after Hindu extremists beat him unconscious for visiting a Christian in a neighboring village, sources said.
The eight assailants left pastor Ramesh Pargi in a pool of blood after surrounding and assaulting him, pastor Shantilal Virabhai Kalaswa and his wife Malika Kalaswa as they made their way out of Jamboti village, Dahod District, in Gujarat state on their way home to Dhadhela village four miles away.
Shibu Thomas, founder of aid group Persecution Relief, told Morning Star News he is concerned over a rising number of anti-Christian attacks reported daily. “Christian persecution in India is increasing at alarming levels and is spreading like cancer across India, making every Christian’s life unpredictable,” Thomas said. “The miraculous healing power of Jesus is exercised when we lay our hands on the sick and pray, but these days it can earn you a beating and an admission into a hospital. Religious fanatics are not afraid to take the law into their own hands and go unpunished.”
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 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: Intentional Evangelism (Matthew 28:18-20)
- We are burdened for the spiritual condition of those who do not yet know Christ.
- We have identifiable pathways for evangelism to take place in our ministries.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to build spiritual friendships and know how to share their faith as God-‐birthed opportunities arise.
Upcoming Meetings: There will be a pre-budget meeting this morning following the worship service. A presentation from the Ethiopia mission trip team and a congregational meeting are planned for November 17th.
Safe Spaces Conference: This equipping conference addresses the prevalent challenge/struggle in the churches today surrounding unwanted sexual behaviors by adults, pornography use, and the risks and behaviors happening amongst our teens and kids as a result of the easy and immediate access to internet porn. Jay Stringer, pastor, therapist and author, will give a key note address, “Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing & Freedom from Unwanted Sexual Behavior & Pornography Use.”
“Protect Young Eyes” presents “Safer Digital Spaces for Kids: Educate Adults to Empower Kids & Youth for Responsible Online Choices.” There are five workshops to choose from.
The conference will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 8:30-3:30 at New Life CRC in Abbotsford. Brochures and a carpool sign-up are available in the foyer. The cost of the event is given in Canadian dollars in the brochure. If you would like help covering the expense, please let the office know.
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! Please bring your donated baked goods for sale pre-priced. We also need help selling the items. 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!
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: November 3, 2019
- Ushers/*Foyer: Ken W., *Lou K.
- Prayer Room: Lorraine B.
- Greeters: Ruth S., Deloris P.
- Serving Assistants: Clara, Zeke, Chantel
- Sunday School Observer: Ruth S.
- Children’s Leaders: Jen R., Amber O., Darlys R, Bekah R.
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY VERSES
Marvel: Matthew 22: 37-39 Wonder: John 3:16 Dive: Psalm 95
November Heartbeat Newsletter
The November edition of The Heartbeat is available in the foyer, or 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 Service
11:00 a.m. Pre-budget Meeting
4:30 p.m. Roberts’ Small Group
7:00 p.m. Laninga Group (in home)
MONDAY (Office Closed)
7:00 p.m. Friendship Class
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Recker Cleaning Crew
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)
2:00-4:00 p.m. 15th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair Set-Up
SATURDAY (Office Closed)
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 15th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair