Glorifying God by Knowing,
Living and Proclaiming
our Hope in Christ
November 3, 2019
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.
Order of Worship
Greeting & Mission Statement
Call to Worship Psalm 46
Blessed Be Your Name
When Peace Like a River
How Firm a Foundation
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul
Prayers of the People
Scripture Isaiah 50:10
Message Keeping Trust in our Dark Times
The Joy of the Lord is My Strength
Bible Reading for this Week
Read Chapter 29 (Gentleness) of Believe this week as you ponder the following 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:
- Mike & Geralyn C: Josiah, Abigail, Bethany, Aleya, Emma, Nathanael, Alexander
- Sissy D
- Chuck D
- Scott E
- Georgi & Paulino E
Pray for Christians in India: HYDERABAD, India, October 31, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Police in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state have put several house churches under surveillance in order to stop worship, in violation of the country’s secular constitution, sources said. “We are going through a tough time – there is immense pressure from the police administration in Tiruppur District that Christians are not allowed to gather for prayers even within the four walls of their homes,” Pastor Kumar said. “The pastors of these small churches have been harassed to seek permission from district officials to conduct prayer services.”
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 Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014.
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: Transforming Communities Through Active Compassion, Mercy and Justice Ministries (Micah 6:8)
- We are burdened for the hurting people in our community and beyond.
- We have identifiable pathways for compassion, mercy and justice ministries to take place.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to see and address the hurts and the causes of hurt in our community and beyond.
Calling All Veterans! The Skovrons, Boers, and Konings invite you to Bellingham Christian School on November 7th at 9:30 a.m. for a Special Veteran’s Day Assembly. We would love to honor you there! Refreshments will be provided.
Thank you: Thanks to each of you who gave us a card, or gift or kind word this past month. We are blessed to belong to a wonderful church in which God is continuing to grow us and change us. To Him be the glory. Pastor Scott, Jen and Family
Upcoming Meeting: A presentation of the Ethiopia mission trip 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. 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. If you would like help covering the expense, please let the office know.
Message from Christine: I have returned safely from 2 weeks in Haiti. I want to thank each and every one of you who prayed for me and for our team while we were there. I felt your prayers through the Holy Spirit’s interceding in dangerous and very difficult situations. Also, I was the only one in our group of 12 who did not get sick. Haiti is on the verge of collapse and I would ask you once again to pray for the beautiful, humble and resilient Haitian people who live in abject poverty and suffering. At some time in the future I look forward to sharing with you of my time there. God’s blessings upon each of you. With love, Christine
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: November 10th
- Ushers: Elaine S, Bud B
- Prayer Room: Lorraine B
- Cookies: Donna V, Terry V
- Greeters: Joe & Barb Z
- Serving Assistants: Kylie, Caleb, Amber
- Sunday School Observer: Jennifer B
- Children’s Leaders: Aaron, Darlys, Bekah, Diane, Abee
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, Communion
11:00 a.m. Sunday School
MONDAY (Office Closed)
6:00 p.m. GEMS
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:00 a.m. Elders Meeting
6:00 p.m. Richard’s Bible Study (in home)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Deacons Meeting
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)